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Budget request balances today’s needs against tomorrow’s threats

Posted February 2, 2015 by Jim Garamone

The president’s fiscal year 2016 budget request of $534 billion protects America today, while positioning the U.S. military to face the threats of tomorrow, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer Mike McCord said. McCord spoke about the budget request in advance in a Jan. 29 interview at the Pentagon. He emphasized that…

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USO Visit

Posted March 4, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Actor Vince Vaughn speaks with Edwards Airmen and 412th Security Forces Squadron members at the base library before introducing an advance screening of his new movie, “Unfinished Business,” at the base theater Feb. 28.

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Combined Test Force helping to streamline work at AEDC wind tunnel facilities

Posted March 30, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz

A total of five Combined Test Forces have been established to improve testing at Arnold Engineering Development Complex. The Flight CTF, which includes the Propulsion Wind Tunnel and von Kármán Gas Dynamics facilities, makes up one of these CTF groups. The others include the Propulsion CTF and the Space and Missiles CTF, as well as…

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Innovative technology destroys old munitions

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Army officials have brought a state-of-the-art system to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, to destroy several historic munitions, beginning in late April.

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Redstone Test Center reaches new heights with weapon telemetry

Posted May 8, 2015 by Bart Graham

Army photograph Hellfire missiles are fired from an unmanned aerial vehicle as part of a test exercise at the Redstone Test Center, Ala. Engineers at the Test and Evaluation Command’s Redstone Test Center, or RTC, have successfully redesigned a new universal telemetry kit that can handle virtually all Hellfire data inputs from warhead replacement to…

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NAWCWD completes most complex weapons survivability tests to date

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Navy photograph At 100,000 frames per second, this high-speed still captures the Live Fire Test and Evaluation (LFT&E) missile en route to the KC-46 tanker at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Divisionís Weapons Survivability Laboratory on April 7. The LFT&E missile is the first of its kind. The KC-46 program office requested the warhead…

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Pave Hawk maintainers keep rescue birds flying

Posted July 6, 2015 by TSgt. Joseph Swafford

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Joseph Swafford Airman Joshua Herron, a 41st Expeditionary Helicopter Maintenance Unit HH-60 Pave Hawk crew chief, completes a 50-hour inspection on a Pave Hawk at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 28, 2015. The 41st EHMU ensures Pave Hawks on Bagram Airfield are prepared for flight and returned to a mission-ready state…

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Report: $14 million drone piloted from Ellsworth crashed overseas

Posted August 10, 2015 by

A drone worth more than $14 million that was being remotely piloted from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., was intentionally crashed last year somewhere over the Middle East following a mechanical failure, according to a report from the U.S. Air Force. The report from the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board was released July 30. It says…

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Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley (standing upper left) speaks with civic leaders representing communities from across the U.S. during a conference Jan. 31, 2012, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Hosted by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, the civic leaders attended briefings at the Pentagon and at JB Andrews. The group also will visit Joint Base Eustis-Langley in Norfolk, Va., for a look at Air Combat Command.
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Air Force hosts national civic leader conference

Posted February 6, 2012 by

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz met with prominent civic leaders from 32 states and Guam at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 31. Schwartz began the Air Force Chief of Staff Civic Leader Program’s annual winter conference by discussing the hard…

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F-35 training center begins formal training

Posted April 16, 2012 by by Maj. Karen Roganov

While celebrating each F-35 Lightning II arrival, the integrated joint strike fighter training team at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., also recently opened the doors for the first Air Force certification courses on the logistical support behind the nation’s newest weapons platform. The 33rd Fighter Wing has eight…

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