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Air Force risks becoming too small to succeed under sequestration

Posted January 30, 2015 by TSgt. Natalie Stanley

During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force.

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USS Elrod is decommissioned

Posted January 30, 2015 by Ens. Mary C. Senoyuit

Placed into commission nearly 30 years ago, the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) was decommissioned Jan. 30 during a Naval Station Norfolk ceremony, led by Cmdr. Brad Stallings, commanding officer.

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AF Identifies Boeing 747-8 platform for next Air Force One

Posted January 30, 2015 by

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, in coordination with the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall, has determined the Boeing 747-8 will serve as the next presidential aircraft, commonly known as Air Force One. “The presidential aircraft is one of the most visible symbols of the United States of…

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USS Roosevelt marks 200,000 trap

Posted January 28, 2015 by Seaman Alex Millar

Navy photograph An F/A-18F Super Hornet flown by Capt. Daniel Grieco, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and Capt. Benjamin Hewlett, deputy commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, completes the 200,000 arrested landing aboard Theodore Roosevelt. Capt. Daniel C. Grieco, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt…

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USS California returns from maiden deployment

Posted January 28, 2015 by Kevin Copeland

The Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) returned to its homeport at U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, from its maiden deployment Jan. 24.

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Army proves new watercraft capabilities

Posted January 28, 2015 by Chip Steitz

The Army established a new proven watercraft capability on White Beach Naval Base, Okinawa, Jan. 20-22, that can improve efficiency and save time in future sea operations.

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Improved Army system, training to increase vigilance

Posted January 28, 2015 by Kristen Kushiyama

Soldiers of an Army research center have worked to improve training for fellow soldiers on a quick-reaction intelligence capability that better supports the system in the field and potentially reduces reliance on reach-back and in-field contractor support.

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ANG conducts air refueling training with NATO allies in Germany

Posted January 26, 2015 by SSgt. Annie Edwards

Air National Guard photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training flight over Germany on Jan. 13, 2015. Nearly 30 airmen from the Utah Air National Guard’s 151st Air Refueling Wing recently spent two weeks at Geilenkirchen Air Base,…

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Ramstein Airmen train with French air force

Posted January 26, 2015 by SrA. Armando A. Schwier-Morales

Airmen from the 37th Airlift Squadron participated in Volfa 15-1, an annual, multilateral training event led by the French air force at Orleans - Bricy Air Base, France, Jan. 21.

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Marines receive first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant

Posted January 26, 2015 by SSgt. Marleah Robertson

The first F-35C Lightning II, carrier variant, for the U.S. Marine Corps touched-down on the flight line at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 13, from the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas, to begin training in support of carrier-based operations. U.S. Marine Lt. Col. J.T. Ryan, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 501 detachment commander…

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