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USS Nimitz completes homeport change

Posted January 14, 2015 by

Navy photograph by Coast Guard PO3 Amanda Norcross The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish (WPB-87358), homeported in Port Angeles, Wash., escorts the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during the carrier’s homeport shift from Naval Base Everett, Wash., to Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash.   The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) arrived…

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F-35 nears completion of all-weather testing

Posted February 4, 2015 by

For the past four months, an F-35 Lightning II has endured extreme weather temperatures to certify the fleet to deploy to any corner of the world. 

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AF responds to National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

Posted March 6, 2015 by

The Air Force responded to the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force’s recommendations in a report to Congress March 4. Of the Commission’s 42 recommendations, Air Force officials disagreed with only one and are already in the process of implementing 25, as well as developing plans or pilot programs for another 16….

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E-9A Widget, one of a kind

Posted March 30, 2015 by A1C Dustin Mullen

The mission of the Air Force is like a highly complex machine. Each piece of the machine is vital to it operating successfully. The E-9A Widget is a very small, yet highly important piece to that machine.

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Navy names littoral combat ship

Posted April 20, 2015 by

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced April 17 that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS St. Louis. The future USS St. Louis, designated LCS 19, will be the seventh ship to bear the name. The first St. Louis, a sloop of war, was launched in 1828. It spent the…

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ORS SpaceLoft-6 launch to test reliability, durability of payloads in suborbital voyage

Posted April 3, 2012 by by Michael P. Kleiman

The SpaceLoft-6 sounding rocket will launch April 5, 2012, at Spaceport America, in Upham, N.M., with seven payloads, crucial for future Operationally Responsive Space missions, demonstrating its dependability and resilience during a…

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America will be ready if needed in Syria

Posted April 23, 2012 by by Donna Cassata

U.S. military leaders clearly expressed reluctance about using American might to stop the unending violence in Syria, insisting that diplomacy remains the best option to force President Bashar Assad to end the brutal crackdown on his own people. Testifying before Congress, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint…

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Air Force provides aircraft pilot safety testimony to Congress

Posted May 9, 2012 by by MSgt. Raheem Moore

The military deputy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition discussed tactical aviation programs during congressional testimony May 8. During a Senate Armed Services...

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Rotational deployments to boost U.S. Asia-Pacific presence

Posted May 21, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Welcoming new Marine rotational deployments in Australia and Navy rotations planned for Singapore, the top U.S. Pacific Command officer said he’ll seek similar arrangements, possibly to include the Army, that expand U.S. presence in the region without the need for more permanently based forces. Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear Jr. noted the arrival of about…

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New flight restrictions haven’t curbed F-22 operations

Posted June 6, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

Safety measures put in place in May on F-22 Raptor flights have had no impact on operations, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. John Kirby told reporters June 6. Kirby and Pentagon Press Secretary George Little last month announced restrictions to F-22 flight operations after 12 pilots...

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