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LRASM prototype is three-for-three on successful flight tests

Posted February 11, 2015 by

Initiated in 2009 in collaboration with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, DARPA’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile program has been investing in advanced technologies to provide a leap ahead in U.S. surface warfare capability.

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Airmen, Marines join forces after aircraft crash

Posted March 9, 2015 by SrA. Sandra Marrero

Airmen from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., provided support to the Marines following a non-lethal F/A-18D Hornet crash Feb. 22, in the woods near Statenville, Ga.

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1,000th F-35 training sortie flown at Luke AFB

Posted April 1, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Staci Miller A pilot from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flew the 1,000th F-35A Lightning II training sortie March 31, 2015. The 56th Fighter Wing is the fastest F-35 wing to reach the 1,000-sortie milestone in the Defense Department. The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flew…

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Last MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific retire

Posted April 24, 2015 by A1C Stephen G. Eigel

The 17th Special Operations Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, sent off the final two MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific Air Forces to retire on April 15.

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Air Commandos bid farewell to MC-130P Combat Shadows

Posted May 18, 2015 by SSgt. Katherine Holt

The final two MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Air Force landed for the last time at Hurlburt Field, Fla., in front of more than 400 people, during an MC-130P heritage flight May 15.

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New base opens possibilities for Iraqi forces, Dempsey says

Posted June 12, 2015 by Jim Garamone

The addition of up to 450 troops and the opening of a training base in Taqaddam, Iraq, is an adjustment to the campaign, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Naples, Italy, June 11. The adjustment fits in with the strategy to enable Iraqi forces to take the fight to the Islamic…

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Airmen train for ‘new wild, wild west’ in cyber domain

Posted July 10, 2015 by SSgt. Jarrod Chavana

On any given day, the Defense Department defends itself against numerous cyber-attacks at installations throughout the world. To help combat this growing threat, Airmen from the 39th Information Operations Squadron train to defend computer networks against invisible ordnance in the operational domain of cyberspace.

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Richardson confirmed as next CNO

Posted August 7, 2015 by PO1 Elliott Fabrizio

Adm. John M. Richardson, director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, was confirmed by the Senate as the 31st Chief of Naval Operations Aug. 5. Richardson will replace Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert who has been CNO since September 2011. Vice Adm. Frank Caldwell, who was also confirmed by the Senate today, will succeed Richardson later this month…

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Pentagon probing alleged distorting of war intelligence

Posted August 28, 2015 by Robert Burns

The Pentagon’s inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said Aug. 26. The official was not authorized to discuss the probe publicly and so spoke on condition of anonymity. The investigation was…

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Navy investigates unmanned helicopter mishaps

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The Navy recently experienced two unrelated operational mishaps with the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. There were no injuries to personnel and no damage to other aircraft. An MQ-8B Fire Scout operating off USS Simpson (FFG-56) March 30 was ditched at sea upon returning from a maritime…

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