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Modernization of US nuclear forces not optional

Posted September 22, 2014 by A1C Joseph Raatz

The need for modernization of the U.S. nuclear forces was made clear by speakers at a strategic nuclear enterprise symposium in Washington, D.C., Sept. 18. “We’re here to share thoughts about the current state of, and the way forward for the nuclear strategic deterrent enterprise.” said Mark Jantzer, the Task Force 21 chairman. Much of…

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Triton has first cross-country flight from Palmdale

Posted September 19, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Northrop Grumman photograph The MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System takes off from Northrop Grummanís Palmdale, Calif., facility Sept. 17 for its first cross-country flight to Naval Air Station Patuxent, River, Md. PALMDALE, Calif. – The Northrop Grumman-built Unmanned MQ-4C Triton (SDD-1) left its desert testing grounds Sept. 17 and flew to Naval Air Station Patuxent…

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Future of NATO: Adapting to a new security environment

Posted September 19, 2014 by 2nd Lt. Esther Willett

NATO’s supreme allied commander introduced new initiatives geared toward re-embracing its mission of collective defense.

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AFRL commander describes Air Force’s technology vision

Posted September 19, 2014 by SSgt. Devon Suits

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello takes a question from an audience member after discussing Air Force Research Laboratory breakthrough technologies during the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition, Sept. 16, 2014, in Washington D.C. Masiello is the commander of Air Force Research Laboratory. The…

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F-35 on time to deliver global security, Air Force official said

Posted September 19, 2014 by MSgt. Angelita ColÛn-Francia

Air Force photograph by SrA. Timothy Young An F-35A Lightning II, assigned to 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron, takes flight July 18, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Work leading up the completion of the multinational F-35 program is largely on track, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office executive officer said in remarks…

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Navy’s Triton unmanned aircraft completes first cross-country flight

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The MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) arrived at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Sept. 18 after completing its inaugural cross-country ferry flight, bringing the Navy closer to delivering this new capability to the fleet.

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F-16 collision-avoidance system could save lives

Posted September 19, 2014 by Maj. Leroy Doby Wright-Patterson

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Christopher Ruano The Air Force Research Laboratory Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System will automatically take over an aircraft’s flight controls if a crash is imminent. The technology is a significant advance in safety systems. This fall the Air Force will begin fielding the M6.2+ F-16 Operational Flight Program with a…

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Chemical-biological researchers deliver results

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Choking, watering eyes, blistering skin and convulsions are symptoms of imminent death from a chemical weapons attack. The lethality of such attacks, most recently in August 2013, in Syria, sends tremors across the globe.

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Navy, Air Force, Marines conduct simulated strike during Valiant Shield

Posted September 19, 2014 by PO3 Chris Cavagnaro

The George Washington and Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Groups, as well as land-based aircraft from Marine Corps Air Group 12 and Air Force 36th Operations Group completed dynamic war-at-sea exercises as part of Valiant Shield Sept. 16 and 18.

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AF to change instructions for oaths

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The Air Force has instructed force support offices across the service to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words So help me God from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses. In response to concerns raised by Airmen, the Department of the Air Force requested an opinion from the Department…

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