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The latest Stryker vehicle is built for extremes

When Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan were imperiled by the destructive power of improvised explosive devices, a variant of the armored Stryker combat vehicle sporting a specially-designed blast-diffusing hull saved countless lives.

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U.S., Canada sign deal for first RQ-21A Blackjack international sale

The U.S. Department of Navy recently signed an agreement with the Canadian Department of National Defense for the first RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Air System (UAS) international sale.

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William Dunn; America’s first WWII ace

The day was Aug. 27, 1941, when William Dunn, American pilot with the British Royal Air Force Squadron 71, became the first American ace of World War II.

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Spanish aircrews train with U.S. at Red Flag 16-4

For the Spanish air force, Red Flag 16-4 has been the perfect avenue to receive the best training for their aircrews and support personnel, as well as an avenue for overcoming unique challenges that aren’t always experienced in European exercises.

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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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Air Force Chief of Staff discusses joint fight with Incirlik Airmen

Posted  August 24, 2016

Air Force photograph by A1C Devin M. Rumbaugh U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks to 39th Air Base Wing Airmen Aug. 17, 2016, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Goldfein spoke to the Airmen on their importance to the mission at Incirlik. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein…

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U.S. Army awards Raytheon Long Range Precision Fires risk mitigation contract

Posted  August 24, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company a $5.7 million risk-mitigation contract for the Long Range Precision Fires program. The new missile will replace the Army’s aging inventory of long range, surface-to-surface missiles. Fired from mobile launchers, LRPF will fly farther, faster, and feature a new warhead. “As the world’s largest missile maker, Raytheon…

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Charleston Airman earns Navy training distinction

Posted  August 24, 2016

A few miles from the bustling runways full of cargo planes at Joint Base Charleston, one airman is acquiring his sea legs.

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35 Years On, Voyager’s Legacy Continues at Saturn

Posted  August 24, 2016

Saturn, with its alluring rings and numerous moons, has long fascinated stargazers and scientists. After an initial flyby of Pioneer 11 in 1979, humanity got a second, much closer look at this complex planetary system in the early 1980s through the eyes of NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft.

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Board for Corrections of Naval Records, VA partner for online Q&A session

Posted  August 24, 2016

The Department of the Navy Board for Corrections of Naval Records (BCNR) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are teaming up Aug. 26 to host a live Facebook question and answer session. The Q&A will be held at noon, EDT,[9 a.m., PDT] on the Navy’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/USNavy. The live chat will provide current…

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