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Hammack testifies on 2015 budget, calls for BRAC in 2017

Posted April 9, 2014 by J.D. Leipold

The Army’s assistant secretary for Installations, Energy and Environment told senators that the Army needs another round of base realignment and closure in 2017. Katherine G. Hammack, along with her Defense Department and service counterparts, testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee April 2. She presented the Army’s fiscal year 2015 military construction, or MILCON,…

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Navy’s X-47B program ramps up flight test, readying for summer sea trials

Posted May 2, 2014 by

The X-47B unmanned combat air system is gearing up for shore-based flight test activities in preparation for the next round of sea trials this summer.

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Army announces plan to open special ops aviation positions to women

Posted May 28, 2014 by

The Department of Defense notified Congress today of the U.S. Army and U.S. Special Operations Command plan to eliminate gender restrictions within previously closed units of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command. This action involves approximately 1,300 positions. In the January 2013 memorandum rescinding the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule, the…

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Cadets create MRAP lift, win competition

Posted June 20, 2014 by Amy Gillentine

During the summer of 2013, the Air Force Research Laboratory had a problem that no contractor seemed able to solve.

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DOD official discusses F-35 at Farnborough Air Show

Posted July 14, 2014 by Jim Garamone

Safety is the first consideration in whether the F-35 Thunderbolt II joint strike fighter appears at the Farnborough Air Show in England this week, a senior Defense Department official said July 14. The F-35 fleet was grounded July 3 pending an investigation of an engine fire that occurred June 23 on the runway of Eglin…

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AFOSR explores basic research collaboration with South Africa

Posted August 11, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Alea Stewart U.S.-South Africa Advanced Materials Working Group recently met in Arlington, Va., during the U.S. Joint Services and Office of the Secretary of Defense, African Technical Exchange, hosted by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Among the attendees are (from left to right) Dr. Sofi Bin-Salamon, Program Officer, International…

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Aerial target QF-16 takes to the sky

Posted September 15, 2014 by Ashley M. Wright

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox The first unmanned QF-16 Viper struck down over the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 5, 2014, was part of a joint effort between the Test and Training Division at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron at Tyndall AFB, Fla. The test was an…

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First DOD general officer completes F-35 qualification training

Posted October 3, 2014 by Samuel King Jr.

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U. S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, has a laugh with Airman 1st Class John Patterson, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, after completing his final qualifying flight in the F-35A Lightning II Sept. 26, 2014, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Silveria became the first…

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Army evaluates DARPA’s futuristic soft exosuit

Posted October 29, 2014 by David McNally

Army researchers are evaluating prototype devices developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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Navy’s first F-35C squadron surpasses 1,000 flight hours

Posted November 24, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. An F-35C Lightning II aircraft piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Chris Tabert, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, flies the squadron’s first local sortie. The F-35C is the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter. VFA 101, based at Eglin Air Force Base, serves as the F-35C Fleet…

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