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NAVAIR partners with industry on 3-D printing, develop a roadmap for the future

Posted August 11, 2014 by

Navy photograph A plastic part, printed from a 3-D printer at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., is used as a fit check to install an MH-60R instrumentation operatorĂ­s seat onto an MH-60S aircraft. The part, which will be replaced by a machined part, is one example of NAVAIR’s use of additive manufacturing. Naval Air…

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DRAGON ‘fires up’ for flight

Posted September 15, 2014 by Justin Oakes

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards, Utah Air National Guard A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training exercise over Germany in May 2014. The U.S. Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort – known as the DRAGON program –…

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Navy LCAC C4N suite completes critical design review

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The Navy successfully completed the Critical Design Review for a new Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Navigation suite for landing craft, air cushion, Naval Sea Systems Command announced Oct. 2. The LCAC C4N suite, also known as the command module electronics package, is the user interface the crew uses to operate…

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Marines, Brits turn over Helmand bases to Afghan forces

Posted October 27, 2014 by Marine Corps 1st Lt. Skye Martin

U.S. Marines and service members from the United Kingdom left Regional Command Southwest in Afghanistan’s Helmand province Oct. 27, turning their facilities over to the Afghan security forces.

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Salina, Kansas, recalls anniversary of shuttered base

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It has been 50 years this month since the announcement that Schilling Air Force Base was closing rattled Salina residents. The Salina Journal, which carried news of the closure in its Nov. 19, 1964, editions, reported that the economic disaster then spared no part of the community – real estate, retail, civic involvement, church attendance,…

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Panetta blasts Congress for failure to avert sequestration

Posted April 3, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta blasted Congress March 30 for threatening the Defense Department with sequestration he said would be devastating to the force. “Congress did a stupid thing,” he told crewmembers of USS Peleliu during a shipboard visit off the Southern California coast. “What they essentially did was to put a gun to their…

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New defense service enhances intelligence capabilities

Posted April 24, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

The Defense Department has begun a new effort to better integrate defense intelligence with the broader intelligence community and make the department a better, more versatile organization, a senior Pentagon spokesman told reporters April 24. “What we’ve done here is we’ve formed a new effort here called the Defense Clandestine Service,” said Navy Capt. John…

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Vice chiefs testify on readiness, contingency funding

Posted May 10, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

The services’ vice chiefs testified on readiness during a Capitol Hill hearing May 10, with most stressing the continuing need for overseas contingency operations funding. “These continue to be challenging times for our nation’s military, and we’ve been at war now for over a decade,” Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Army vice chief of…

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Army assesses current vehicles as part of Ground Combat Vehicle development

Posted May 22, 2012 by by Ashley Piper

Last week, the U.S. Army began operational assessments of existing combat vehicles to validate capabilities against requirements for a new Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The effort, known as the...

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Marine Corps, Air Force pilots temporarily swap services

Posted June 12, 2012 by by SrA. Melanie Holochwost

Two instructor pilots assigned to the 310th Fighter Squadron are currently on very similar and overlapping career paths at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., as part of the Joint Service Pilot Exchange Program.

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