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Future USS Jackson launches, marks production milestone

Posted December 16, 2013 by

Navy illustration by Jay M. Chu An artists√≠ rendering of the littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6). The future USS Jackson (LCS 6) launched from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala., Dec. 14, marking an important production milestone for the littoral combat ship program. Jackson joins the future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), which…

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Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi
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New secretary testifies to commission on total force

Posted January 15, 2014 by SSgt. David Salanitri

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James answers a question during a hearing of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force Jan. 9, 2014, in Arlington, Va. The commission is tasked to submit a report by Feb.1, 2014, to the president of the United States…

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President to nominate several to key DOD positions

Posted February 3, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate four people to key Defense Department positions, all of which require Senate confirmation. They are: Miranda A. A. Ballentine, to be assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment, and logistics; Michael McCord, to be undersecretary of Defense (comptroller); Brian P. McKeon, to be principal…

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Air Force photograph by 2nd Lt. Allie Delury
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‘Backbone’ of Real Thaw 14 pushes through final week of exercise

Posted February 14, 2014 by 2nd Lt Allie Delury

Air Force photograph by 2nd Lt. Allie Delury In preparation for a Feb. 9, 2014, Atlantic storm, 14 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing were lined up on the Monte Real Air Base flight line to protect them from overhanging foliage and debris. Whether loading training munitions by day or turning wrenches at…

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Air Force requests BRAC from House Appropriations Committee

Posted March 17, 2014 by SSgt. Carlin Leslie

The Air Force presented to the House Appropriations Committee panel its fiscal 2015 budget request March 12, showing it will take more risk with military construction and military housing and is requesting another round of base realignments and closures. In the (fiscal year) 15 President’s budget request, the Air Force attempted to strike the delicate…

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Navy photograph by Senior Chief Donnie W. Ryan
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Navy to commission Littoral Combat Ship Coronado

Posted April 4, 2014 by

The Navy will commission its newest littoral combat ship, the future USS Coronado (LCS 4), April 5, during a ceremony at Naval Air Station, North Island in Coronado, Calif.

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Air Force photograph by SSgt. Carlin Leslie
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Smarter spending for Air Force acquisitions

Posted April 18, 2014 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Carlin Leslie Maj. Gen. Wendy Masiello briefs attendees April 16, 2014, on how today’s budget environment is driving change for both government and industry as part of the Air Force Association breakfast series in Arlington, Va. She said there have been great examples recently in better buying power practices, especially…

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Navy photograph by PO2 Tim D. Godbee
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Navy conducts initial Fire Scout, H-60 helo demonstration aboard LCS

Posted May 16, 2014 by

Sailors aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1) demonstrated the future concept of operations (CONOPS) for manned and unmanned helicopters aboard littoral combat ships during an underway off the coast of San Diego April 25-May 16, in preparation for an initial deployment of the aircraft later this year.

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Christopher Callaway
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Eglin welcomes final F-35A

Posted June 2, 2014 by 1st Lt. Hope R. Cronin

The 58th Fighter Squadron became the Air Force's first complete F-35A Lightning II squadron after they welcomed their 26th and final F-35A May 28 at the 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

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1,318 selected for promotion to major, lieutenant colonel, colonel

Posted June 27, 2014 by

The Air Force selected 1,318 captains, majors and lieutenant colonels for promotion, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today. Eligible officers were considered during the CY14A Colonel Line of the Air Force Judge Advocate, Lieutenant Colonel LAF/LAF-J and Major LAF-J central selection boards held in March. To see the promotion lists, go to the Air…

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