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Navy to hold Sundown ceremony for Sea Hawk helicopter

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Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Pacific is scheduled to host a Sundown Ceremony for the SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, Calif., May 11 at 3:30 p.m.

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AF releases rocket propulsion system prototypes request for proposal

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The Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., released a formal solicitation June 2, seeking proposals for shared public-private investments in rocket propulsion system prototypes. This solicitation is part of a comprehensive Air Force plan to transition off the Russian supplied RD-180 propulsion system used on the Atlas V rocket…

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B-52s demonstrate strategic reach

Posted July 6, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by SrA. Benjamin Raughton A B-52H Stratofortress is marshalled to a stop at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., after a 44-hour sortie July 2, 2015. Aircrew members and two B-52s from Barksdale AFB’s 96th Bomb Squadron flew a round-trip mission to Australia where they integrated with Royal Australian Air Force ground forces…

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Selva confirmed as vice chairman of Joint Chiefs

Posted August 7, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON–The Senate last week confirmed Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva as the 10th vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The nationís second-highest-ranking military officer is a pilot and most recently was commander of U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Also last week, the Senate confirmed Marine Corps Gen….

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Civil Air Patrol joins total force ‘Airmen’

Posted August 31, 2015 by SSgt. Whitney Stanfield

When conducting missions for the Air Force as the official Air Force auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol is now included in the Air Force’s definition of the total force. CAP has provided 74 years of support to emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs. In August 2015, the Air Force updated Doctrine Volume 2, “Leadership,”…

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DOD begins prorating imminent danger pay

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Service members now will receive imminent danger pay only for days they actually spend in hazardous areas, Pentagon officials said Feb. 2. The change, which took effect Feb. 1, was included in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law Dec. 31. “Members will see the prorated amount in their…

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Air Force officials release draft EIS for F-35 operational basing

Posted April 16, 2012 by by Mitch Gettle

The Air Force has filed a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed operational basing of the F-35 Lightning II within the continental United States. The current active Air Force and Air National Guard alternatives under consideration are: Burlington Air Guard Station, Vt.; Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Jacksonville Air Guard Station, Fla.; Mountain Home…

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Space operator, KC-135 crew team for ‘science project’

Posted May 1, 2012 by by Jennifer Thibault

More and more people are realizing the “game-changing” force space capabilities provide in today’s operations, as was the case more than 60 years ago when the air domain added a new dimension to land and sea operations. The power of that integration was seen first-hand by crews...

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Study would be needed before ending C-130 program

Posted May 14, 2012 by by Ken Miller

A defense funding bill that would delay efforts to end a program at Oklahoma City’s Boeing plant to upgrade the cockpits of U.S. Air Force C-130 transport planes was approved May 10 by the U.S. House Armed Services Committee. The committee voted 56-5 for the National Defense Authorization Act, sending the bill to the full…

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Improvements continue in joint DOD, VA program

Posted May 24, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

Progress continues on a streamlined system to improve care for ill and injured service members and veterans, senior Defense Department and Veterans Affairs officials told Capitol Hill legislators May 23. Jo Ann Rooney, acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, and John R. Gingrich, chief of staff for the Department of Veterans Affairs, made…

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