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Five missing, two found after F/A-18, tanker crash off Japan

Posted December 6, 2018 by

TOKYO — A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast after colliding early Dec. 5, and rescuers found two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition, officials said. The U.S. Marine Corps said that the 2 a.m. crash involved an F/A-18 fighter…

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Army researchers develop software to ensure that if a military robot falls, it can get itself up

Posted October 4, 2018 by

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md­ — Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed software to ensure that if a robot falls, it can get itself back up, meaning future military robots will be less reliant on their Soldier handlers. Based on feedback from Soldiers at an…

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Increased readiness is mission at Green Flag-West joint exercise

Posted October 27, 2017 by Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Rana Franklin

The 163rd Fighter Squadron, 122nd Fighter Wing, along with the 122nd Operations and Maintenance Groups took part in a Green Flag-West air-land integration joint combat training exercise Sept. 7-23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as a part of their major pre-deployment spin-up.

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Top local brass meet at Edwards for annual Mojave Commanders’ Summit

Posted June 16, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson Top military officers from around Southern California visited Edwards for this year’s Mojave Commanders’ Summit June 7 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Pictured from left to right: Army Col. Matthew Moore, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif.; Brig. Gen. Kevin Killea, Marine Corps Installation West; Brig. Gen….

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Defense

Air Force may join Army in refining multi-domain concept

Posted March 20, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

The Air Force may soon join the Army in developing new capabilities for multi-domain battle, senior leaders say, just a few weeks after Army and Marine Corps leaders came together to publish an outline on future combat operations.

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U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

Posted November 23, 2016 by Jim Garamone

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

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Defense

The Blackhorse assault

Posted August 10, 2016 by

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski BMP-1s from 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment advance on the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division during rotation 16-08 at the National Training Center, Aug. 3, 2016. The Ironhorse troopers tested the 1st ABCT’s ability to conduct a deliberate defense while defending their Tactical Operations Center….

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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and…

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New AER website built around online assistance

Posted June 8, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

A new Army Emergency Relief website is now up and running with an online assistance tool that is easy to navigate on mobile devices. “It now works well from a smart phone, tablet, desktop, laptop, whatever device,” said retired Col. Guy Shields of AER. AER conducted a “soft launch” of the website last month to…

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Carter ‘remains optimistic’ about defense spending bill, spokesman says

Posted June 8, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

DOD photograph by Air Force SMSgt. Adrian Cadiz Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks about pending budget legislation during the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition at National Harbor, Md., May 17, 2016. At a June 16, 2016, news conference, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said Carter remains optimistic that Congress will pass a budget the Defense Department…

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