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DOD aims to save $1.9 billion through HQ restructuring

The Defense Department is restructuring its headquarters staffs as it looks to save $1.9 billion in a 25 percent reduction of costs.

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‘Ghost Brigade’ soldiers prepare for future conflicts

Since 1981, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for missions around the world.

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Standard Missile-3 flight test validates engineering upgrade

Raytheon and the Missile Defense Agency completed a successful flight test of an improved Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB third stage rocket motor.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Andrea Posey Defense

Eglin units save big with F-35 innovations

Since the introduction of the F-35A Lightning II, airmen at Eglin Air Force Base’s (Fla.) 33rd Fighter Wing have saved the Air Force close to $84,000 and more than 720 hours of shipping delays by locally manufacturing parts and tools.

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Barksdale unit first to train with latest B-52 upgrade

In a world of military budget constraints and tough acquisition choices, boosting the efficiency of current assets is a no-brainer.


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Events for May 2016

Posted  May 20, 2016

May 21 — Conference: The Higgs Boson & Beyond, Santa Barbara, Calif.   May 21-22 — Glenn Research Center Open House, Cleveland, Ohio   May 22-24 — Astronomical Data Analysis 2016 Summer School, Chania, Greece   May 22-25 — Workshop: Cross-correlation Spectacular with LSST — Exploring Synergies Between LSST and External Datasets to Discover Fundamental…

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Around the Air Force: May 20

Posted  May 20, 2016

This look around the Air Force features a B-52 Stratofortress accident at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; Gen. Lori Robinson assumed command of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command; and Edwards AFB, Calif., tested the RQ-4 Global Hawk in icy conditions, without ice.

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Crew safe, investigation continues following B-52 crash in Guam

Posted  May 19, 2016

A B-52H Stratofortress crashed at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time, May 18, on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. All seven aircrew members safely egressed the aircraft. No injuries were reported. Emergency responders and law enforcement officials successfully completed their initial response procedures following the crash. “We are thankful that the aircrew are…

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Headlines – May 18, 2016

Posted  May 18, 2016

News Senate confirms Eric Fanning, first openly gay service secretary – The Senate May 17 confirmed Eric Fanning, the White House nominee to be the next secretary of the Army, making him the first openly gay man to hold an armed service’s top civilian position.     Business Saab chief: Spike in NATO spending would…

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Emerald Warrior 16 increases joint forces interoperability

Posted  May 18, 2016

The final mission of Emerald Warrior 2016 was completed May 13, concluding two successful weeks of intense irregular warfare training designed to reinforce U.S. special operations forces interoperability and capabilities.

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