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Navy realigns critical support workload to ‘Specialized and Proven Aircraft’ Program Office

Posted October 6, 2014 by

The Navy’s Specialized and Proven Aircraft Program Office has expanded its mission, taking over management of the F-5 N/F and F-16 A/B adversary aircraft as well as the acquisition of Contracted Air Services, a move that became effective Oct. 1, naval officials said.

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AFOSR continues legacy of Nobel Prize-winning research

Posted November 3, 2014 by Molly Lachance

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research will add four winners to its illustrious list following the Nobel Foundation’s announcements of the 2014 laureates for Physics and Chemistry on Oct. 7 and 8. AFOSR has contributed basic research funding to 78 Nobel laureates over the past 60 years. On average, these laureates receive AFOSR funding…

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CTF-75 receives new Riverine command boats

Posted December 1, 2014 by PO3 Gabrielle Joyner

Sailors assigned to Commander, Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific (CTF-75), Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 aided in off-loading two Riverine Command Boats from USNS Soderman and transported to Naval Base Guam, Nov. 24.

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Hagel authorizes up to 1,300 additional troops to deploy to Iraq

Posted December 22, 2014 by TSgt. Jake Richmond

Up to 1,300 more U.S. troops, including approximately 1,000 soldiers from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, will begin to deploy to Iraq in late January, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said Dec. 19. “Their mission will be to train, advise and assist Iraqi security forces,” Kirby told reporters at a Pentagon briefing….

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Posted January 19, 2015 by TSgt. Natalie Stanley

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James deliver their, “State of the Air Force,” press conference Jan. 15, 2015, in Washington, D.C. In her comments, James said we are the greatest Air Force in the world…

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Female U-2 pilot blazes trail through society and space

Posted February 11, 2015 by SrA. Bobby Cummings

Air Force photograph by SrA. Bobby Cummings Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesdal stands in front of a U-2 Feb. 9, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Tengesdal is the only black female U-2 pilot in history. Tengesdal is the 9th Reconnaissance Wing inspector general and a U-2 pilot. As a child she imagined flying amongst…

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F-35 foes lose fight in land-use permit ruling

Posted March 9, 2015 by Lisa Rathke

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Opponents of F-35 fighter planes coming to the Burlington International Airport lost a Vermont Supreme Court appeal over state permitting on Friday, but one justice called the potential jet noise “an alarming wakeup call.” The Vermont Air National Guard is scheduled to get 18 F-35s in 2020. Some people who live near…

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DARPA uses open systems to boost airpower

Posted April 1, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is unveiling a new program to boost U.S. air superiority by separating payloads such as weapons and sensors from the main air platform, and using open-system architectures to seamlessly integrate plug-and-fly modules into any kind of platform. The program, called System of Systems Integration Technology and Experimentation aims to…

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F-22 test squadron recognizes decorated squadron member, Vietnam hero

Posted April 24, 2015 by Jet Fabara

Base leaders will always attest to the fact that people are what make Edwards AFB a unique place to work.

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DOD announces installation realignment in Europe

Posted May 18, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Department officials announced May 15 that the department will fully return the U.S. Army-Europe site in Stuttgart, Germany, to the host nation in 2015. The Stuttgart Administrative Facility has been identified for return to the host nation as excess to the needs of the U.S. military in Europe, the officials said. The site is…

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