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Second-generation Aegis BMD system completes successful intercept flight test

Posted May 10, 2012 by

A Standard Missile-3 Block 1B interceptor is launched from the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie during a Missile Defense Agency test in the Pacific Ocean. The SM-3 Block 1B successfully intercepted a short-range ballistic missile target…

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Gentlemen, start your engine

Posted May 23, 2012 by

The U.S. Navy and Air Force stand to save more than $2 billion after jointly developing an engine modification that will keep critically important aircraft flying for years. The two services and industry worked...

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Doing one’s best remains guiding principle of Air Force’s first female 4-star general

Posted June 7, 2012 by by Monica D. Morales

Through a more than three-decade career punctuated by differing assignment locations, duties and ranks, Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger maintains that one constant has guided her career and will continue to...

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New season of Army Research Lab show focuses on cost-saving maintenance

Posted June 19, 2012 by

June 18, the Army Research Laboratory launched the third season of its online broadcast show under a new name, Inside the Lab, with its first two-part series about condition-based maintenance, an age-old...

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Fort Rucker critical to Army’s future

Posted June 28, 2012 by by Angela Williams

Observing aviation training firsthand and interacting with the soldiers going through flight school were just a few of the reasons Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal said he visited Fort Rucker...

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Wing flies 100th F-35 Lightning II sortie

Posted July 13, 2012 by Air Force photographs by Maj. Karen Roganov

Marine Lt. Col. David Berke, commanding officer for the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, taxis in from completing the 100th F-35 Lightning II sortie at the 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla., July 11, 2012.

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Eglin missions remain, but under new names

Posted July 23, 2012 by

The diverse Air Armament Center missions at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., officially became part of two other Air Force Materiel Command centers during a ceremony July 18.

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Iron Dome System demonstrates U.S-Israeli partnership

Posted August 2, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

After passing through an orchard of fruit-laden apple trees and passing fields of corn and vegetables, it's jarring to come across a rocket...

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New DIA director expects intensified demands for intelligence

Posted August 13, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

The new director of the Defense Intelligence Agency is approaching his dream job with eyes wide open, valuing people over technology and expecting a future that holds more intense demands for intelligence. Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn became DIA director July 24, as well as commander of the collocated joint functional component command for…

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Hurricane Hunters provide critical data during major storms

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As the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, better known as the “Hurricane Hunters,” wrap up their mission flying through Hurricane Isaac, one of the unit’s pilots provided an insight into who they are and some facts and figures about how they perform during their dangerous missions. Lt. Col. Jeff Ragusa is based with…

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