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Innovative Army technology gains new potential

Posted July 13, 2015 by Ed Lopez Picatinny

The Picatinny area-protection systems track both the incoming threat and interceptor, then computes an ideal trajectory correction for the interceptor to maximize probability of mission success.   As drone technology gains greater public attention, along with its potential for hostile action against American targets, Army engineers adapt ongoing research to counter aerial systems that could…

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Airmen share aerial refueling tactics with RAAF

Posted July 13, 2015 by SSgt. Alexander Martinez

Army photograph by Sgt. Steven Peterson from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, partner with members of the Australian Army for a refueling exercise at the Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, July 8, 2015, during Talisman Sabre 2015. Talisman Sabre is a biennial exercise that provides an invaluable opportunity…

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Point Mugu welcomes last Navy EA-6B Prowler

Posted July 13, 2015 by

With a screaming growl, the last U.S. Navy EA-6B Prowler banked over the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s Electronic Warfare Laboratory at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., completing a victory lap around the installation before coming in for a final landing June 27.

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Army needs one ‘solid network’ to protect against cyber threats

Posted July 10, 2015 by Lora Strum

From computers and laptops, to smartphones and tablets, being "in the know" is the baseline for effective organization and leadership.

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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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OPM computer attack highlights bigger issue

Posted July 10, 2015 by Jim Garamone

The attack on the Office of Personnel Management’s computer system illuminates a larger issue of deterrence, said the Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper recently. Clapper, speaking at the annual GEOINT Symposium, said of the challenge such a hack presents, “until such time as we can create both the substance and psychology of deterrence,…

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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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Test flight completed after F-35B modifications

Posted July 8, 2015 by Micah Garbarino

Air Force photograph by Alex R. Lloyd A Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II completes its first short takeoff and vertical landing check flight at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, June 18, 2015. The aircraft underwent a functional check flight following modifications at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex. The Ogden Air Logistics Complex completed an F-35B…

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Obama: Won’t accept budget that shortchanges readiness

Posted July 8, 2015 by Jim Garamone1

DOD photograph by Glenn Fawcett President Barack Obama addresses reporters at the Pentagon after meeting with his national security team, July 6, 2015. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, flank the president. President Barack Obama assured service members July 6 that they are…

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Fighter pilot makes history at USAF Weapons School

Posted July 8, 2015 by Susan Garcia

Photograph courtesy of Susan Garcia Capt. Kari Armstrong, an F-15E Strike Eagle weapon systems officer with the 389th Fighter Squadron, received more than a diploma from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 27. Armstrong also became the first female F-15E weapons school officer and the second female student…

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