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Hagel visits Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning

Posted April 7, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

On Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s first official visit to China, the Peoples’ Liberation Army allowed him, in response to a request made in January, to become the first foreign visitor to tour the sleek refitted Russian aircraft carrier - the PLA’s first - called Liaoning.

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Hill’s F-16s take first flights alongside F-35s

Posted April 30, 2014 by SSgt. Christina Judd

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Christina Judd Hill’s F-16 flies with the F-35 Lightning II, in a training mission at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., today. Hill sent 235 active and reserve personnel to train alongside the Air Forceís newest fighter jet. F-16 pilots from Hill Air Force Base’s 419th and 388th Fighter Wings took…

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FRCSE is first Navy depot slated to repair F-35 aircraft components

Posted May 23, 2014 by

The Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Site Depot Activation Team in Jacksonville, Fla., is diligently working to establish capability later this month to repair the F-35 Lightening II Joint Strike Fighter AN/APG-81 Active Electronically Scanned Array radar system earning FRCSE the distinction as the first Navy military depot to work on JSF components.

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Whiteman B-2s train in UK

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Two B-2 Spirits flew to the U.S. European Command area of operations June 8 to train and integrate with U.S. and allied military forces in the region.

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Army invests in 3-D bioprinting to treat injured soldiers

Posted July 9, 2014 by Dan Lafontaine

A team of scientists scans the surface of severely burned skin, creates a three-dimensional map of the wound with a laser, and then prints skin cells onto the patient using a 3-D bioprinter.

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Researchers focus on reducing weight of Army combat vehicles

Posted August 6, 2014 by Dan Lafontaine

Leading experts in military combat-vehicle research, engineering and design gathered July 29-31 to discuss a single goal: reducing the weight of the Army's tanks and infantry fighting vehicles by 40 percent in the coming decades.

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Navy christens submarine John Warner

Posted September 9, 2014 by PO2 Jymyaka Braden

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785), the first of the Virginia-class attack submarines to be homported in Naval Station Norfolk, was christened at Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., Sept. 6. “The christening of the future USS John Warner is not only a celebration of a dedicated Sailor, Marine and public servant, but also…

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A-29 Super Tucano arrives at Moody AFB

Posted September 29, 2014 by SSgt. Eric Summers Jr.

Air Force photograph by A1C Dillian Bamman An A-29 Super Tucano arrives at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Sept. 26, 2014. The A-29 is a multi-role, fixed wing aircraft that will provide the Afghan Air Force air-to-ground capability and aerial reconnaissance capabilities to support its counterinsurgency operations. Afghan pilots and maintainers begin training on the…

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Triton UAS completes second transcontinental flight across the U.S.

Posted October 24, 2014 by Navy photographs

  The second of three MQ-4C Triton test aircraft makes its debut at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Oct. 24 after completing its inaugural cross-country flight from Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, Calif., facility earlier today. The third test aircraft is scheduled to arrive before the end of the year. The Triton integrated test team will continue…

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Arc-heated facilities at AEDC offer unique test capabilities for hypersonic programs

Posted November 21, 2014 by Rick Gamble

Air Force photograph This photo shows the arc heater H3 being test fired prior to the installation of a model injection system. The AEDC High Temperature Materials Characterization and Evaluation is unique in capability and is supporting test and evaluation for current and future hypersonic programs. Testing materials, such as those for thermal protection systems,…

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