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Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

Posted May 22, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

The Army hopes the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves soldiers' ability to put artillery on target.

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Air Force assigns new chief scientist

Posted May 22, 2015 by SrA. Hailey Haux

The Air Force announced the service’s new chief scientist to serve as a science and technology adviser to the secretary of the Air Force and the chief of staff of the Air Force, May 21. Dr. Greg Zacharias will be the 35th chief scientist and is ready to “dive in” to his new role. “I…

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TSgt promotion release delayed to allow system validation

Posted May 22, 2015 by

Technical sergeant promotion selection results, originally scheduled for release May 28, will be delayed to enable the Air Force to continue to validate extensive system changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System, officials announced. The 15E6 technical sergeant promotion cycle is the first to incorporate recent changes in the enlisted evaluation and promotion system. Recent…

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Freedom completes rough water trials

Posted May 22, 2015 by

The littoral combat ship USS Freedom completed Seakeeping and Structural Loads Trials, commonly referred to as Rough Water Trials in late March the Navy reported May 21. The U.S. Navy must demonstrate the seaworthiness and structural integrity of each new ship class. One of the primary ways the Navy verifies these qualities is through a…

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Air Force releases Strategic Master Plan

Posted May 22, 2015 by

The Air Force officially released the Strategic Master Plan May 21, which is the latest in a series of strategic documents designed to guide the organizing, training and equipping of the force over the coming decades. The SMP builds on the strategic imperatives and vectors described in the capstone document, America’s Air Force: A Call…

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HYT extension possible for SrA-MSgt in 35 career fields

Posted May 22, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

Eligible senior airmen, staff sergeants, technical sergeants and master sergeants in 35 Air Force specialties will be able to apply for a high year of tenure extension and, if approved, will be able to extend between 12 and 24 months past their current HYT. The Air Force is introducing several personnel and manpower initiatives to…

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MH-60R FMS team supports Royal Australian Navy

Posted May 20, 2015 by

CAE photograph A military representative ìfliesî the MH-60R Seahawk tactical operational flight trainer over Sydney, Australia, during a recent simulation event. In February, the Royal Australian Navy procured a trainer, similar to the one in this photo, to support training capabilities for its new MH-60R Seahawk fleet. NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. ñ…

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U.S. Marine Corps begins F-35B operational trials

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Six U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II jet aircraft arrived May 18 aboard the USS WASP off the coast of the United States’ Eastern Seaboard to mark the beginning of the first shipboard phase of the F-35B Operational Test. The at-sea period will continue aboard USS WASP for the next two weeks, with fleet representative…

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Navy declares IOC capability for new rolling airframe missile

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Navy photograph by Seaman Shelby M. Tucker The amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) participates in training exercises with the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is underway conducting aqmphibious integration exercises.   The U.S. Navy successfully achieved Initial Operational Capability or the Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile aboard…

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Navy lays keel for PCU Indiana

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The U.S. Navy held a keel laying ceremony for the Virginia-class submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit Indiana (SSN 789) at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., May 16.

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