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Innovative technology destroys old munitions

Posted April 20, 2015 by

Army officials have brought a state-of-the-art system to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, to destroy several historic munitions, beginning in late April.

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Navy names littoral combat ship

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced April 17 that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS St. Louis. The future USS St. Louis, designated LCS 19, will be the seventh ship to bear the name. The first St. Louis, a sloop of war, was launched in 1828. It spent the…

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F-35 program on right track, director says

Posted April 17, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15, 2015. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came…

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Army plans intelligence system to be lighter weight, easier to use

Posted April 17, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

Future versions of the Distributed Common Ground System - Army, or DCGS-A, will be less complex and easier to use, Army leaders told lawmakers.

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Closing the curtain on NAVAIR’s desert depot

Posted April 17, 2015 by

An MV-22 gets ready for takeoff following repair at NAVAIR’s Forward Deployed Combat Repair facility in Afghanistan. The FDCR mission ended in June 2014, and was primarily led by NAVAIR reservists with artisans from Fleet Readiness Centers. With the reduction in the nation’s military footprint overseas, just a handful of reservists from NAVAIR recently ended…

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F-35C conducts first detachment visit at NAS Lemoore

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Sailors and members of the community had the opportunity to observe an F-35C Lightning II aircraft static display at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., April 14.

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Army aviation continues efforts for technology development

Posted April 15, 2015 by

The Army recently extended technology investment agreements with two commercial companies to continue concept refinement and technology maturation for future vertical lift, or FVL, research.

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Air Force announces KC-46A candidate bases

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Courtesy photograph The KC-46A Pegasus development program completed its first flight of Engineering, Manufacturing and Development aircraft #1 Dec. 28, 2014. Air Force officials announced April 14 that Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.; Seymour-Johnson AFB, N.C.; Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.; and Grissom ARB, Ind. are candidate bases for the first Air Force Reserve-led KC-46A…

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Fort Hood presents Purple Hearts, medals to shooting victims, Families

Posted April 13, 2015 by by Heather Graham-Ashley

After nearly six years and a legislative wording change, shooting victims from the Nov. 5, 2009, attack on Fort Hood were recognized during a Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom award ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, April 10.

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Army equips first Shadow UAS v2 unit

Posted April 13, 2015 by Sofia Bledsoe

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office has completed equipping the 1/501st Aviation Battalion, 1st Armored Division's Combat Aviation Brigade, from Fort Bliss, Texas, with the RQ-7Bv2 (Tactical Common Data Link) Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System, or UAS.

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