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Welsh addresses Air Force challenges at confirmation hearing

Posted July 19, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Gen. Mark A. Welsh III in his confirmation hearing July 19 to become the next Air Force chief of staff, was optimistic about the service’s fiscal challenges, but warned there are limits to how much it can cut. Welsh, who currently commands U.S. Air Forces Europe, addressed the full range of issues confronting the Air…

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R.A.T.S. research may teach rodents to detect explosives

Posted July 30, 2012 by

A rat may never be man’s best friend, but the Rugged Automated Training System research sponsored by scientists with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, in collaboration with engineers at West Point...

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Air Force names 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

Posted August 12, 2012 by by Gloria Kwizera

Air Force officials have selected the service’s top enlisted members, naming the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2012, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. An Air Force selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center considered 35 nominees who represented major commands; direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Headquarters Air Force. The…

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Device boosts Navy’s ability to inspect, repair aircraft engines

Posted August 28, 2012 by by Rachel Lytle

The Naval Air Systems Command announced Aug. 27 that it has developed a device that is doing for aircraft inspections what colonoscopies have done for cancer detection. Used to inspect interior engine components and airframes for cracks, corrosion and other debris that can harm Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, the Common Video Borescope Set, or…

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New expeditionary UAV takes off from China Lake, sans runway

Posted September 11, 2012 by

Navy photograph Navy and Insitu personnel lift the RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System on to launcher in preparation for flight at Naval Air Station China Lake, Calif., Sept. 10. The Navy successfully launched its newest small unmanned aircraft without using a runway Sept. 10 at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif. A little…

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Airmen certified for F-35 engine runs

Posted September 25, 2012 by 2nd Lt. Jessica Rush

An airman seated in an aircraft, surrounded by electronic displays, surveys the cockpit of an F-35A Lightning II and begins rehearsed procedures that now feel comfortable. He feels the jet’s familiar rumble below as the engine roars to life on the flightline. If you imagined the person in the seat as a pilot, in this…

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Army offers early retirement opportunity for Soldiers

Posted October 17, 2012 by by David Vergun

Soldiers with at least 15 but less than 20 years of service may be eligible for early retirement.

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Army leaders say ‘agile’ force needed for uncertain future

Posted November 5, 2012 by Kris Osborn

The Army is taking a series of strategically minded and carefully crafted steps to position the force for a full range of potential mission scenarios in an unpredictable, yet challenging and fast-changing future operating environment, service leaders said Oct. 22. Lt. Gen. John F. Campbell, the Army’s deputy chief of staff, G3/5/7, led a panel…

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F-35 begins integration phase of weapons testing

Posted November 21, 2012 by Laura Mowry and Jess Lozano

The Joint Strike Fighter began the integration phase of weapons testing Oct. 26 when the F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOL) aircraft successfully completed the first in-flight test with an AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile. It was the first time a weapon communicated with the aircraft during flight using a data link. The program’s…

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Senators seek answers on $1 billion system cancellation

Posted December 7, 2012 by Stuart Ibberson

Two senators on the Senate Armed Services Committee have written to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta looking for answers regarding the Air Force’s recent decision to cancel its Expeditionary Combat Support System. The ECSS was touted as the largest change in Air Force logistics history, and was supposed to establish the service’s first capability to globally…

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