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Keel laid for future USS Gabrielle Giffords

Posted April 18, 2014 by

The Navy and Austal USA held a keel-laying ceremony for the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), the Navy’s 10th littoral combat ship (LCS), in Mobile, Ala., April 16. The keel-laying ceremony recognizes the first joining together of a ship’s components. While modern shipbuilding processes allow fabrication of individual modules to begin months earlier, the…

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DOD needs new base closure round, senior official says

Posted May 12, 2014 by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department is calling on Congress to authorize another round of base realignments and closures because of excess capacity that is cutting into funding for troop readiness and other higher priority needs, a senior DOD official said. We cannot afford to waste money on infrastructure that essentially taxes the war fighters for the readiness…

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Allied air forces paved way for D-Day

Posted May 30, 2014 by SSgt. Ryan Crane

The mention of "D-Day" conjures iconic images of men storming a beach riddled with barbed wire, smoke and craters created by German mortar batteries; of men advancing toward machine gun nests and acts of heroism as they made their way inland to secure a foothold in mainland Europe.

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B-2 Spirits land at Nellis

Posted June 27, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by A1C Thomas Spangler B-2 Spirit aircrew members from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., depart for their aircraft June 23, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Half of the pilots are active duty, and the other half are Air National Guard. These pilots are participating in total force integration which is designed to…

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AOC integral to Red Flag 14-3 operations

Posted July 25, 2014 by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika Members of the Air and Space Operations Center work during Red Flag 14-3 operations July 22, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Armed with personnel from intelligence and communications backgrounds, AOC members, who each have a specific task to fill in distinct cells ranging from combat…

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Bomber crews showcase take-off talents

Posted August 18, 2014 by SSgt. Jason McCasland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_8qr7ojpWg&feature=player_embedded Air Force photograph by SSgt. Sean Martin A B-52H Stratofortress starts its engines during a Minimum Interval Takeoff on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 14, 2014. Common place during the Cold War, a MITO challenges crews to get multiple aircraft airborne as quickly as possible in response to an alert call. Ten B-52H…

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F-35 on time to deliver global security, Air Force official said

Posted September 19, 2014 by MSgt. Angelita ColÛn-Francia

Air Force photograph by SrA. Timothy Young An F-35A Lightning II, assigned to 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron, takes flight July 18, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Work leading up the completion of the multinational F-35 program is largely on track, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office executive officer said in remarks…

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BMT trainees complete last run on closing obstacle course

Posted October 13, 2014 by SrA. Krystal Jeffers

Air Force photograph by SrA. Krystal Jeffers Basic military trainees swing around a bar as part of the basic military training obstacle course Sept. 24, 2014, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The obstacle course was approximately 1.5 miles long depending on what 14 obstacles were open. The course was permanently closed the same day…

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ISR aircraft hones in on strategic agility

Posted November 10, 2014 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Eric Harris Airmen from the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron prepare an MC-12W Liberty for operations Aug. 25, 2010, on Kandahar Airfield, Afghan. The MC-12W provides full-motion video and signals intelligence to assist battlefield commanders. Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities have been in high demand from combatant commanders. In order to…

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Pentagon seeks less for construction, more for conservation

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The Defense Department is asking for less money for military construction and more for energy conservation in its fiscal 2013 budget request, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment told a Senate panel March 21. Dorothy Robyn said her staff uses joint planning and rigorous analysis to ensure that the right mix of…

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