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STOVL testing at Edwards

Posted May 16, 2014 by Darin Russell

A Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing variant of the F-35 Lightning II is shown performing Crosswind and Wet Runway testing at Edwards AFB May 6. Pilot Dan Levin and a team from the F-35 Integrated Test Facility at Patuxent River, Md., accompanied aircraft BF-4 for the deployment April 11. Testing is expected to continue until…

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The End of an Era: 376th Air Expeditionary Wing inactivation ceremony

Posted June 4, 2014 by Lt. Col. Max Despain

Photograph courtesy of Capt. Cory O’Brien Honor Guard Airmen lower the United States and Kyrgyz Republic flags as part of the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing inactivation ceremony June 3, 2014, at transit center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. Airmen assigned to the Transit Center during its tenure loaded and flew 42,000 airlift missions, hauling 1.4 billion pounds…

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Autonomous vehicles to exploit capabilities of machines, soldiers

Posted July 3, 2014 by David Vergun

Before long, soldiers in tactical vehicles in the battle-space could get help from autonomous systems.

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Senior leaders explain Army’s drawdown plan

Posted July 28, 2014 by David Vergun

The drawdown, particularly involuntary separations, is a huge issue for the Army, officials said, especially since the strength of the Army is its people and the trust they have in each other.

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Romania air base replaces Transit Center Manas

Posted August 22, 2014 by SSgt. Shawn Nickel

Army photograph by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard Oregon Army National Guard, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team Soldiers from load onto a C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 13, 2013, bound for Afghanistan from Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania. The flight is one of more than 500, deploying and redeploying transportation missions, that the U.S. Army Europe’s 21st Theater…

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F-22 scientific board findings announced pilot safety is priority

Posted April 3, 2012 by by Mitch Gettle

Air Force leaders provided an update on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board study into the F-22 Raptor life support systems and flight operations during a briefing in the Pentagon March 29. Retired Gen. Gregory Martin, an aviator and a former commander of two major commands, chaired the nine member SAB team which studied the…

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Air Force cuts back on air show demonstrations

Posted April 23, 2012 by by Brock Vergakis

The Air Force says it is scaling back its participation in dozens of air shows this year in an effort to cut costs and ensure its combat pilots are getting the training hours they need in a time of shrinking budgets. The cutbacks won’t affect the service’s premier demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, but will mean…

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Officials emphasize commitment to Joint Strike Fighter

Posted May 9, 2012 by by Amaani Lyle

Senior leaders from the Air Force and Navy affirmed May 8 that the F-35 joint strike fighter remains the centerpiece of the tactical aircraft program and will play a large part in the services’ ongoing modernization plans. Navy Vice Adm. David J. Venlet, F-35 Lightning II program executive officer, told the Senate Armed Services Committee’s…

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Pentagon details decisions NATO faces at Chicago summit

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

NATO leaders and those of partner nations will finalize major decisions about Afghanistan and the future of the alliance during the NATO summit in Chicago this weekend, George Little, acting assistant secretary of...

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2012 DOD Maintenance Symposium set for Nov. 13-16

Posted June 6, 2012 by

The 2012 Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition, which is administered by SAE International, is set for Nov. 13-16 at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. The mission of the 2012 DOD Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition is to create an environment that enables attendees to share relevant information, identify critical issues,…

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