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Future USNS Fall River delivered

Posted September 17, 2014 by

Navy photograph The joint high speed vessel USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) completes acceptance trials testing and evaluations in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship’s trials included dockside testing to clear the ship for sea and at-sea trials during which the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey evaluated and demonstrated the performance of Fall River…

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Fleet Forces announces carrier schedule changes

Posted October 6, 2014 by

U.S. Fleet Forces announced Oct. 6 a decision to change the future schedules of two Norfolk-based aircraft carriers.

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Fiscal 20 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff

Posted November 3, 2014 by

ULA photograph by John Studwell The U.S. Air Force supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Air Force’s eighth Block IIF navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System at 1:21 p.m. EDT Oct. 29, 2014, from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. GPS is…

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Aviation refines doctrine to meet emerging threats

Posted December 1, 2014 by Capt. Matthew Brown

In a climate of ever-changing operational environments and emerging threats, Army Aviation must transform to meet the demands required to defeat the enemy. It all begins with doctrine. The Army’s Doctrine 2015 initiative aims to restructure and develop doctrine that is current and relevant, according to Lt. Col. Fernando Guadalupe Jr., Doctrine Division chief at…

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Two C-17 squadrons to be inactivated over next two years

Posted December 22, 2014 by

Air Mobility Command will inactivate two C-17 Globemaster III squadrons during the next two years – one at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., and one at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. – based on the President’s Defense Budget for fiscal year 2015. “In this fiscally constrained environment, we have to balance readiness, capability and capacity,” said Maj. Gen….

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Army researchers develop batteries that don’t corrode

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Army photograph by Conrad Johnson Emily Wikner, an Army Research Laboratory intern (left), assists Army Research Laboratory scientist Arthur Cresce, in the Electrochemistry Branch. Cresce is the co-inventor of an electrolyte additive with the potential to increase lithium battery energy density by 30 percent. New, lighter batteries are under development for Soldiers now, in-house, at…

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LRASM prototype is three-for-three on successful flight tests

Posted February 11, 2015 by

Initiated in 2009 in collaboration with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, DARPA’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile program has been investing in advanced technologies to provide a leap ahead in U.S. surface warfare capability.

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Airmen, Marines join forces after aircraft crash

Posted March 9, 2015 by SrA. Sandra Marrero

Airmen from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., provided support to the Marines following a non-lethal F/A-18D Hornet crash Feb. 22, in the woods near Statenville, Ga.

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1,000th F-35 training sortie flown at Luke AFB

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Air Force photograph by SSgt. Staci Miller A pilot from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flew the 1,000th F-35A Lightning II training sortie March 31, 2015. The 56th Fighter Wing is the fastest F-35 wing to reach the 1,000-sortie milestone in the Defense Department. The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flew…

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Last MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific retire

Posted April 24, 2015 by A1C Stephen G. Eigel

The 17th Special Operations Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, sent off the final two MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific Air Forces to retire on April 15.

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