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Two C-17 squadrons to be inactivated over next two years

Posted December 22, 2014 by

Air Mobility Command will inactivate two C-17 Globemaster III squadrons during the next two years – one at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., and one at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. – based on the President’s Defense Budget for fiscal year 2015. “In this fiscally constrained environment, we have to balance readiness, capability and capacity,” said Maj. Gen….

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Army researchers develop batteries that don’t corrode

Posted January 19, 2015 by

Army photograph by Conrad Johnson Emily Wikner, an Army Research Laboratory intern (left), assists Army Research Laboratory scientist Arthur Cresce, in the Electrochemistry Branch. Cresce is the co-inventor of an electrolyte additive with the potential to increase lithium battery energy density by 30 percent. New, lighter batteries are under development for Soldiers now, in-house, at…

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LRASM prototype is three-for-three on successful flight tests

Posted February 11, 2015 by

Initiated in 2009 in collaboration with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, DARPA’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile program has been investing in advanced technologies to provide a leap ahead in U.S. surface warfare capability.

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Airmen, Marines join forces after aircraft crash

Posted March 9, 2015 by SrA. Sandra Marrero

Airmen from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., provided support to the Marines following a non-lethal F/A-18D Hornet crash Feb. 22, in the woods near Statenville, Ga.

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1,000th F-35 training sortie flown at Luke AFB

Posted April 1, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Staci Miller A pilot from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flew the 1,000th F-35A Lightning II training sortie March 31, 2015. The 56th Fighter Wing is the fastest F-35 wing to reach the 1,000-sortie milestone in the Defense Department. The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flew…

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Last MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific retire

Posted April 24, 2015 by A1C Stephen G. Eigel

The 17th Special Operations Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, sent off the final two MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific Air Forces to retire on April 15.

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Air Commandos bid farewell to MC-130P Combat Shadows

Posted May 18, 2015 by SSgt. Katherine Holt

The final two MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Air Force landed for the last time at Hurlburt Field, Fla., in front of more than 400 people, during an MC-130P heritage flight May 15.

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New base opens possibilities for Iraqi forces, Dempsey says

Posted June 12, 2015 by Jim Garamone

The addition of up to 450 troops and the opening of a training base in Taqaddam, Iraq, is an adjustment to the campaign, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Naples, Italy, June 11. The adjustment fits in with the strategy to enable Iraqi forces to take the fight to the Islamic…

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Army wants two additional base realignment and closure rounds

Posted March 27, 2012 by

The Army wants another two rounds of base realignment and closure to optimize facility usage across the service. While speaking March 21 before the Senate Armed Services Committee subcommittee on readiness and management support, Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, environment and energy told senators of the need for another two…

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Marine helicopters deploy with laser-guided rocket

Posted April 17, 2012 by

The Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II program manager announced the Marines recently fielded its highly precise, low-yield weapon to units in Afghanistan during a presentation at the Navy League’s Sea Air Space Expo in National Harbor, Md., April 17. Navy Capt. Brian Corey…

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