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C-17 fleet celebrates 3M flying hours

Posted May 11, 2015 by A1C Clayton Cupit

Air Force photograph by SrA. Jared Trimarchi A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing and the 315th Airlift Wing is sprayed with water May 5, 2015, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., during an event celebrating the C-17 surpassing the 3 millionth flying hour. Aircrew members from Charleston flew the plane from Robins…

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U.S., India sign 10-year defense framework agreement

Posted June 5, 2015 by Jim Garamone

In India, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar signed a 10-year defense framework agreement June 3, highlighting the growth of defense cooperation between the two countries. Carter is on a 10-day trip focused on the U.S. rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region. The agreement signed in India yesterday is an outgrowth of…

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Western Hemisphere air chiefs work together at annual conference

Posted July 8, 2015 by Capt. Bryan Bouchard

Air Force photograph by Capt. Bryan Bouchard Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III signs an agreement at the conclusion of the Conference of American Air Chiefs June 25, 2015, in Mexico City. The conference is an annual event sponsored by the System of Cooperation Among American Air Chiefs, which is headquartered…

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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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Gen. Wolfenbarger receives fourth star, assumes leadership of AFMC

Posted June 7, 2012 by by Kim Dawley

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger became the first female four-star general in the Air Force and assumed the top position of the major command responsible for the technology, acquisition, test and sustainment of the service’s current and future weapon systems during ceremonies at Wright-Patterson Air Force…

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Unmanned Aircraft System operators save lives in combat

Posted June 19, 2012 by by Kris Osborn

Sgt. Christopher Harris was conducting a routine reconnaissance mission in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, in 2009, when the Puma unmanned...

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Propulsion flight improves maintenance process on C-130s

Posted June 28, 2012 by by SrA. Bryan Swink

Members of the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Propulsion Flight have implemented a new process that reduces the propeller maintenance repair cycle time for the C-130 Hercules here.

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