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Small UAS returns from first operational deployment

Posted September 26, 2014 by

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpGJ8I3idUI&feature=player_embedded U.S. Marine Corps photograph Blackjack Unmanned Aircraft System catches the wire during a landing. In†this†video below,†a Marine from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) 2 recovers a Blackjack unmanned aircraft system in Afghanistan. This small UAS returned from its first early operational deployment Sept. 10 after flying nearly 1,000 hours in 119 days in theatre….

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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Posted October 22, 2014 by SSgt. Marleah Robertson

Three airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit became the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 10.

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‘Batman’ fix to sustain C-5s for decades, saving millions

Posted November 17, 2014 by Jenny Gordon

Robins Air Force Base, Ga., has hit another milestone by being the first to complete a new major structural repair on a C-5M which will bring in millions of dollars in revenue and sustain the Air Force’s fleet for decades to come. With completion of the first prototype in September, an additional 51 C-5s will…

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Technical interchange meeting focuses on hypersonic capabilities

Posted December 10, 2014 by Deidre Ortiz

An Air Force and Navy Technical Interchange Meeting on ground testing of materials for high-speed aerospace applications was held here last month to discuss needs across the community in terms of current tools and methodologies.

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SecAF shares top three priorities during Columbus AFB visit

Posted January 7, 2015 by Senior Airman Stephanie Englar

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited Columbus Air Force Base Dec. 17-18, to meet with Airmen and learn their unique capabilities, key initiatives, attributes and missions.

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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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Missile Defense System performs successful flight test

Posted February 25, 2015 by

MDA photograph Three short-range ballistic missile targets are launched from NASAís Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., in support of Flight Test Other-19 on Feb. 24, 2015. The Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard the USS Carney, USS Gonzalez, and USS Barry successfully completed a flight test involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system,…

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Final Combat Talon I undergoes PDM

Posted March 27, 2012 by

In two weeks, the last MC-130E Combat Talon I will complete its final phase of programmed depot maintenance at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., before departing for its final run from the flight line. The Combat Talon I fleet has been at Robins for PDM since the 1990s. The program was transferred from…

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F-35 team hits weapons testing mark

Posted April 19, 2012 by by Victor Chen

The F-35 Integrated Test team at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., announced April 16 the completion of a weapons testing milestone. The ejection of a 500-pound bomb from F-35B test aircraft BF-3 March 29...

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Tactical communications network backbone heads into operational test

Posted May 7, 2012 by by Kyle Bond

Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, known as WIN-T, Increment 2 is nearing the finish line as it heads into its largest operational test this month. WIN-T Increment 2 is a major upgrade to the Army’s tactical communications backbone and provides an on-the-move network that reaches down to the company level for the first time. “This mobile network…

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