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Army secretary, senior NCO discuss retention, modernization

Quality trumps quantity when it comes to soldiers, Army Secretary Mark Esper told reporters in Washington, D.C., April 20. Esper and Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey briefed reporters on recruiting, retention and equipment during the Pentagon news gaggle.

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Cargo spaceship set for departure from ISS

After delivering more than 5,800 pounds of science investigations and cargo for NASA, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to depart the International Space Station May 2.

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Luke F-16C emergency lands, pilot ejects

An F-16C assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., diverted and attempted to land at Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. at approximately 10:35 a.m., April 24 during a routine training flight. During landing the aircraft departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected from the aircraft….

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Trump’s divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

NASA's latest nail-biting drama was far from orbit as the Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run the space agency in an unprecedented party-line vote.

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Remembering the F-117 Nighthawk

It’s been 10 years since the F-117 Nighthawk retired, an aircraft so secret Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO.


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Boeing Business Jets grows presence in China

Posted  April 11, 2016

Boeing Business Jets’ (BBJ) success in the Chinese market continues this year with 21 in-service airplanes and three BBJ MAXs currently on order. With unmatched product reliability and customer service, BBJ is the preferred ultra-large business jet in China. “BBJ is doing really well in Greater China and we are growing every year,” said Boeing…

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Testing at AEDC assists in further integration of the ASRAAM

Posted  April 11, 2016

In February, missile manufacturer Matra BAE Dynamics Alenia announced that the first Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missiles were delivered to the U.S. for integration and testing on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II.

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News Briefs – April 11, 2016

Posted  April 11, 2016

Iran to hold three-day military drill Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country’s Revolutionary Guards will begin a ground forces drill April 12 near the Pakistani border in the southeastern part of the country. The April 10 report quotes the chief of IRGC’s ground forces, Mohammad Khakpour, as saying the three-day exercise…

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Headlines – April 11, 2016

Posted  April 11, 2016

News Military proposes sending more special forces to Syria – The Obama administration is considering sending 250 additional U.S. special forces to Syria to advise rebel groups as part of a broader Pentagon recommendation on how to increase the pace of operations against ISIS, a U.S. defense official said April 8.     Business Arms…

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AF releases criteria for basing new RPA units

Posted  April 13, 2016

The Air Force released basing criteria April 12 that will be used to select candidate bases for a potential new MQ-9 Reaper wing with units at up to two locations. The Air Force is pursuing additional locations to help diversify assignment opportunities for personnel within the MQ-9 enterprise, provide increased opportunities for leadership from within…

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