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Breedlove: U.S. reconsidering troop reductions in Europe

Posted September 17, 2014 by Nick Simeone

NATOís Supreme Allied Commander Europe said today that Pentagon leaders are reviewing decisions to scale down U.S. military forces in Europe in light of the changing security environment on the continent triggered by Russiaís annexation of Ukraineís Crimean peninsula and Moscowís ongoing support for rebels in the east. I have talked to leadership here about…

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Aerial target QF-16 takes to the sky

Posted September 15, 2014 by Ashley M. Wright

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox The first unmanned QF-16 Viper struck down over the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 5, 2014, was part of a joint effort between the Test and Training Division at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron at Tyndall AFB, Fla. The test was an…

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DRAGON ‘fires up’ for flight

Posted September 15, 2014 by Justin Oakes

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training exercise over Germany in May 2014. The U.S. Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort – known as the DRAGON program –…

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C-17 treads into new territory

Posted September 15, 2014 by Jet Fabara

As important as ailerons, rudders and elevators are to the fundamental movement of any aircraft in flight, its tires are equally important while moving on the ground.

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C-17 crew gets Army Strykers into the ‘fight’

Posted September 11, 2014 by SrA. Damon Kasberg

Air Mobility Command's mission is to provide rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces, a capability demonstrated during Steadfast Javelin II, a large-scale, joint, multinational exercise held on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, from Aug. 31 through Sept. 11.

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Navy integrates common software into next-generation unmanned carrier-based system

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Navy photograph Navy flight test pilot demonstrates functionality of new software for the future Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike system at the program’s Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. lab. NAVAIR engineers recently installed new software for the Navyís Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) systemís control station at the programís Naval Air…

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Investing in the Army’s future

Posted September 9, 2014 by David McNally

The U.S. Army vision for lethality science and technology investment is to enable overmatch in weapon systems for both offensive and defensive capabilities.

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Navy christens submarine John Warner

Posted September 9, 2014 by PO2 Jymyaka Braden

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785), the first of the Virginia-class attack submarines to be homported in Naval Station Norfolk, was christened at Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., Sept. 6. “The christening of the future USS John Warner is not only a celebration of a dedicated Sailor, Marine and public servant, but also…

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Army Prepares for Dangers Lurking in “Deep Future” Megacities

Posted September 4, 2014 by David Vergun

Within about two decades, roughly 60 percent of the world's population will live in cities, particularly megacities of more than 10 million, according to a recent National Intelligence Council projection.

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EXERCISE IN KOREA STRENGTHENING PACIFIC PARTNERSHIPS

Posted September 4, 2014 by Lisa Ferdinando

Army photograph Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza, commander of the U.S. Army’s I Corps, visits with Republic of Korea commanders, Aug. 26, 2014. Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, which culminated last week in South Korea, is helping strengthen U.S. partnerships in the Pacific, said the commander of U.S. Army I Corps. In a media roundtable yesterday, from…

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