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JRTC takes on cyber, hybrid, conventional threats

Posted September 26, 2014 by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest

When the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), descended from the night sky into the Joint Readiness Training Center at For Polk, La., last month, it not only marked the first large-scale joint forced entry air assault in more than 11 years, it also signaled a larger shift in how the Army executes training missions.

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Wolf Pack soars at RED FLAG-Alaska 15-1

Posted October 24, 2014 by SrA. Taylor Curry

Airmen from the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, recently participated in Red Flag-Alaska (RF-A)15-1 from Oct. 6 to 17at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

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U.S. Navy commemorates C-2 Greyhound’s 50th anniversary of first flight

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For nearly 50 years, the C-2A Greyhound has carried passengers, essential supplies and letters from home to U.S. Navy carrier strike groups around the globe.

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U.S., U.K. sign framework for future naval cooperation

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Leaders of the U.S. and British navies agreed on a shared vision for closer cooperation Dec. 11, the culmination of a yearlong effort that will build on a long-standing maritime partnership over the next 15 years. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert and his counterpart in the United Kingdom, First Sea Lord Sir George…

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Lakenheath selected to host first F-35s in USAFE

Posted January 9, 2015 by SSgt. Ryan Crane

Royal Air Force Lakenheath in England has been selected as the first U.S. Air Forces in Europe base to host the F-35A Lightning II.

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DOD moves data to cloud to lower costs, improve security

Posted February 2, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department is moving its data to the cloud, driven by cost reductions, technical efficiencies and security considerations, Acting Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen told military and industry leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., Jan. 29. Halvorsen’s office hosted the first of what it characterized as a series of DOD CIO Cloud Industry Days –…

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AEGIS tracks, simulates engagement of three short-range ballistic missiles

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The Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyers USS Carney (DDG 64), USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), and USS Barry (DDG 52) successfully completed a flight test involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system. At approximately 2:30 a.m., EST, Feb. 26, three short-range ballistic missile targets were launched near simultaneously from NASA’s Wallops…

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9th-generation GPS satellite blasts off from ‘The Cape’

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The 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying the Air Force's ninth Block IIF-9 navigation satellite for the GPS March 25, 2015, from Launch Complex 37 here.

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F-35C conducts first detachment visit at NAS Lemoore

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Sailors and members of the community had the opportunity to observe an F-35C Lightning II aircraft static display at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., April 14.

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Academy wins DARPA challenge

Posted May 8, 2015 by Amy Gillentine

The U.S. Air Force Academy won the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Innovation Challenge for the second year in a row, Academy officials said May 6. Lt. Col. Tim Jung, an Academy aeronautical engineering professor, led a team of 10 cadets who won the challenge with their design of a micro air vehicle that can…

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