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Eglin’s F-35 fleet exceeds 2K sorties

Posted August 19, 2013 by Maj. Karen Roganov

Airmen and Marines assigned to the F-35 Integrated Training Center at the 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base Fla., have consistently flown successful training sorties and generated their 2,000th sortie Aug. 13.

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Communications capability surpasses 50,000 flight hours

Posted August 19, 2013 by Patty Welsh

Courtesy photograph An E-11A aircraft outfitted with the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node, or BACN, flies at an undisclosed location. BACN enables interoperability across voice and datalink networks and it recently surpassed 50,000 flight hours. A Life Cycle Management Center program managed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., that ensures war fighters can stay connected reached…

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Navy names Littoral Combat Ship Indianapolis

Posted August 16, 2013 by

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Aug. 16 that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS Indianapolis. USS Indianapolis, designated LCS 17, will be the third ship to bear the name. The previous Indianapolis is best known for its role in World War II, where it operated from Pearl Harbor…

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Eglin AFB F-35 fleet exceeds 2K sorties, training presses on

Posted August 16, 2013 by Maj. Karen Roganov

Airmen and Marines assigned to the F-35 Integrated Training Center at the 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., have consistently flown successful training sorties

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Navy awards preliminary design review contracts for Unmanned Carrier-Based System

Posted August 16, 2013 by

The Navy announced Aug. 14 that four Preliminary Design Review contracts were awarded for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike air vehicle segment. The four $15 million firm-fixed price contracts were awarded to Boeing, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. The period of performance for the…

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Strike Fighter Squadron 101 granted “interim safe for flight”

Posted August 14, 2013 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Liz Kaszynski 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 Replacement…

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Training pods produce knowledge, keeps war fighters sharp

Posted August 14, 2013 by SrA. Shawn Nickel

Keeping track of 60 aircraft from U.S. and allied partners during a two-week exercise could seem to be an impossible task especially in a training space the size of Florida.

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DOD announces same-sex spouse benefits

Posted August 14, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON Aug. 14, the Department of Defense announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Department of Defense civilian employees, according to a DOD news release issued today. After a review of the department’s benefit policies following the Supreme Court’s ruling that Section Three of the Defense of Marriage…

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Army Research Lab, Purdue explore 3-D printing to fix deployed equipment, cut maintenance costs

Posted August 14, 2013 by T'Jae Gibson

New technology being developed by research engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Purdue University will soon help just about any soldier deployed in far-off locations to immediately spot and fix damaged aircraft and ground vehicle parts. Researchers found that combining the general purpose, finite-element analysis software ABAQUS with Python, an open-source code used…

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Unique testing helps war fighter, saves lives

Posted August 14, 2013 by Jenny Gordon

When large transport or rotary-wing aircraft support a mission in a deployed location, there’s always the threat of those wanting to harm to the lives and assets onboard. That includes risks from a range of shoulder-fired, vehicle-mounted and other infrared-guided missiles capable of following the path of an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III or C-130…

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