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Leaders discuss Combat Air Forces future at symposium

Posted February 13, 2015 by Mike Meridith

Four senior Air Force leaders gathered in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 12, to discuss the key issues facing the nation’s Combat Air Forces. Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, joined Gen. Frank Gorenc, the commander of U.S Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa; Gen. Lori Robinson, the commander of Pacific Air Forces; and Lt….

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Hammack tells Congress BRAC round needed

Posted March 9, 2015 by J.D. Leipold

The assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment was on Capitol Hill March 3 to discuss the Army’s 2016 military construction budget and explain the need for base realignment and closure. “We need a round of base closure and realignment [BRAC] in 2017,” said Katherine Hammack in testimony before the House Armed…

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Six more women qualify for Ranger School

Posted April 3, 2015 by Lisa Ferdinando

Six more women have qualified to attend the first Army Ranger course to include women, bringing to 12, the number of female soldiers eligible for the elite school.

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NTTR supports first F-35B integration into USMC’s weapons school exercise

Posted April 24, 2015 by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika

The Nevada Test and Training Range was part of history April 21, when four U.S. Marine Corps-assigned F-35B Lightning IIs participated in its first Marine Corps’ Final Exercise of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course on the NTTR’s ranges. The Final Exercise, or FINEX, is the capstone event to the U.S. Marine Corps Marine Aviation…

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Navy lays keel for PCU Indiana

Posted May 18, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy held a keel laying ceremony for the Virginia-class submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit Indiana (SSN 789) at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., May 16.

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Joint U.S., Israeli device seeks to reduce airflow drag

Posted June 19, 2015 by Bill Crawford

U.S. Army and Israeli scientists are conducting testing and research on active flow control devices as a means to reduce drag on future Army aircraft.

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Army to realign brigades, cut 40,000 Soldiers, 17,000 civilians

Posted July 10, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

By the end of fiscal 2018, the active Army expects to have drawn down in size from 490,000 to 450,000, said Army officials during a press conference at the Pentagon, July 9. The service will also shrink the size of several brigade combat teams and will cut 17,000 civilian employees.

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JSF ITF reaches historic sortie milestone at lightning speed

Posted August 21, 2015 by Jet Fabara

Lockheed Martin photograph During the month of July, the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force flew 76 sorties, making it a first for the ITF involving a new monthly flying record. The Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, which oversees all three test variants of the F-35 Lightning II, has proved its resolve to test…

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Cyberspace is an Air Force priority

Posted March 27, 2012 by

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley highlighted cyberspace as an important Air Force priority and joint force enabler during remarks to airmen, industry officials and Air Force Association members March 23 at the Air Force Association’s 2012 CyberFutures Conference and Technology Exposition in National Harbor, Md. “Access to reliable…

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Airdrops could play key role in eventual Afghanistan transition

Posted April 18, 2012 by

During 2011, mobility airmen airdropped more than 80 million pounds of cargo for troops deployed throughout austere locations in Afghanistan. In the future, the Air Force expects airdrops to continue as troops move out of Afghanistan in coming years. In March, Marine Corps Gen. John...

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