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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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Defense

Military units: How each service is organized

Posted  May 17, 2017

If you’re in the military, it’s a pretty safe bet that you know how your service branch is organized. But each service is different, and if you work in a joint-service atmosphere, it might help you to know each branch’s chain of command. Or you might just be a civilian who wants to know what…

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Headlines – May 15, 2017

Posted  May 15, 2017

News Satellite image shows Chinese deployment of new aircraft to South China Sea – China has deployed its latest airborne early warning and control aircraft to an air base on the fringes of the disputed South China Sea, according to exclusive satellite imagery obtained by Defense News.   North Korea test-fires what could be new…

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News Briefs – May 15, 2017

Posted  May 15, 2017

Remains of Vermont soldier killed in Korean War returned The remains of a 20-year-old soldier killed in the Korean War in 1951 have been returned to Vermont and were being laid to rest in a cemetery next to his family. Army Cpl. George A. Perreault, of Burlington, was reported missing in action on Feb. 13,…

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Business

Boeing assembly of Air Force T-X in St. Louis to support 1,800 jobs

Posted  May 15, 2017

Boeing’s decision to assemble its T-X Air Force training jet at its St. Louis facility is expected to support approximately 1,800 jobs in the region.

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Defense

Commanders expect contractors to deliver capability, say leaders

Posted  May 15, 2017

When a commander needs a capability, there's an expectation that the contractor hired to provide that capability "is going to come trained to be able to execute that mission and step up immediately, just like it's a tank company or some other entity that can hit the ground running," said Jay T. Carr.

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