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Northrop Grumman selected to compete for multiple Army training contracts

The U.S. Army has selected Northrop Grumman for its Mission Training Complex Capabilities Support contract.

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Hill’s F-35A and airmen mastering first Pacific deployment

More than 300 men and women of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and 12 F-35As are conducting business for the next six months on the subtropical Japanese island of Okinawa during a deployment known as a Theater Security Package.

Army photograph by Master Sgt. Brian Hamilton Veterans

Army’s Past Conflicts Repatriation Branch ensures no Soldier left behind

"I remember that day when they announced in our high school that Blootie Turner had died, the whole place got real quiet. Blootie was a great football player and a better person. He was the most popular kid in school."

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NASA launches NOAA weather satellite aboard ULA rocket to improve forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank Defense

Wilson to logistics Airmen: ‘Failing at logistics can bring down the mighty’

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about how logistics acquisitions contribute to the success of the Air Force at the 2017 Logistics Officers Association Symposium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017.


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Business

Dubai Air Show opens with Emirates’ $15.1 billion Boeing buy

Posted  November 13, 2017

The biennial Dubai Air Show opened Nov. 12 with hometown long-haul carrier Emirates making a $15.1 billion buy of American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners, as the world’s biggest defense companies promoted their weapons amid heightened tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Other airlines also are taking part, but missing from the trade show this year is…

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Military aviation leaders discuss readiness, urge budget certainty

Posted  November 13, 2017

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress today on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.

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Business

MQ-9 used in successful anti-submarine warfare demo 

Posted  November 13, 2017

The remote detection and tracking of submerged contacts, such as submarines, was demonstrated using a MQ-9 Predator® B Remotely Piloted Aircraft during a U.S. Naval an Oct. 12 exercise. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) participated in this successful demonstration of new maritime patrol capabilities that included anti-submarine warfare. Sonobuoys were deployed by U.S. Navy…

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Veterans

Pence says America owes vets a debt, promises stronger military

Posted  November 13, 2017

DOD photograph by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley Vice President Mike Pence, left, Army Gen. Michael Howard, commander of the Military District of Washington, left center, and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin attend a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Nov. 11, 2017. From the dawn of the Republic,…

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News

Headlines – November 10, 2017

Posted  November 10, 2017

News Congress’ $700 billion defense authorization adds 20,000 troops, rejects Space Corps – Congressional negotiators on Nov. 8 agreed on a $700 billion defense authorization plan for fiscal 2018, including a 2.4 percent pay raise for troops and a boost in military end strength of more than 20,000 service members.     Business Nuclear-powered subs,…

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