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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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Around the Air Force: Aug 29

Posted  August 31, 2017

On this look Around the Air Force, Air National Guard Airmen support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and the Air Force has three new initiatives to retain pilots.

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Headlines – August 28, 2017

Posted  August 28, 2017

News One missing after Army Black Hawk crashes off coast of Yemen – An Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed off the coast of Yemen Aug. 25, according to a news release from U.S. Central Command.   Remains of three Marines killed in Osprey crash recovered – The remains of three Marines killed when an MV-22B…

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News Briefs – August 28, 2017

Posted  August 28, 2017

Iraqi troops ‘liberate’ Tal Afar town center The Iraqi military says it has “fully liberated” Tal Afar’s town center from the Islamic State group. That brings Iraqi forces a step closer to taking full control of one of the extremists’ last strongholds in Iraq. The Aug. 27 statement says Iraqi troops have captured all of…

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Another 1,000 Texas Guard members to assist Harvey response

Posted  August 28, 2017

Weather forecasters are saying the remnants of Hurricane Harvey are causing "catastrophic flooding" in Southeastern Texas, as about 3,000 Texas National Guard and Texas State Guard members have been called up to help their fellow citizens, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Aug. 27.

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U.S. military helicopter crashes off southern coast of Yemen

Posted  August 28, 2017

A U.S. military Black Hawk helicopter crashed off the southern coast of Yemen while training its crew, leaving one service member missing, officials said. Five others aboard the aircraft were rescued, officials said in a statement issued by U.S. Central Command. The crash took place the evening of Aug. 25. Officials said the crash was…

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