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U.S., Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria train together at Rapid Trident 2015

Under the hot Ukrainian sun, soldiers from the United States, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria rehearsed reacting to contact as part of their situational training during the multi-national Exercise Rapid Trident 2015 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, here, July 21.

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Astronaut Stephen Frick retires from NASA

Astronaut Stephen Frick has retired from NASA to accept a position in the private sector. Frick, who flew as both a shuttle pilot and commander, left the Agency July 13. Steve has been a great asset to the astronaut office and NASA, and we are sad to see him leave, said Chris Cassidy, chief of…

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Estonian, US forces receive new jump wings

Despite ominous clouds, which lingered from the day before, Estonian and U.S. Army paratroopers, began the day early to conduct the joint airborne operations exercise they had been planning two days before a drop zone near Nurmsi.

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Red Flag offers B-52 crews training that ‘can’t be beat’

As the sun blazes through the cloudless sky, a suffocating heat touches down on the Nellis AFB flightline. A B-52 Stratosphere from the 69th Bomb Squadron sits, awaiting pre-flight checks for its upcoming Red Flag mission.

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Final West Coast frigate, USS Gary, decommissioned

Past and current crew, plank owners, former and current commanding officers, namesake relatives and friends and family gathered at Naval Base San Diego July 23 to bid farewell to USS Gary (FFG 51), the last remaining Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate on the West coast after 31 years of service.


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Army announces plan to open special ops aviation positions to women

Posted  May 28, 2014

The Department of Defense notified Congress today of the U.S. Army and U.S. Special Operations Command plan to eliminate gender restrictions within previously closed units of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command. This action involves approximately 1,300 positions. In the January 2013 memorandum rescinding the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule, the…

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Boeing receives 330-minute ETOPS certification for 787s

Posted  May 28, 2014

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration May 28 approved additional extended operations for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The move will allow 787s to be operated up to 330 minutes from a landing field and signals continued confidence in the airplane’s technical capabilities. Dreamliners have been allowed to operate up to 180 minutes away from a landing…

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U.S., Austrian armies train together at Combined Resolve II

Posted  May 28, 2014

Army photograph by Sgt. Bethany McMeans Sgt. Robert Krassnig, of the Austrian Armed Forces, does security to the rear for his squad after being dropped off by Austrian helicopters and U.S. Black Hawks. Soldiers from the Austrian Armed Forces performed an air assault attack and defense of an operating base with the 1st Battalion, 182nd…

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Boeing acquiring AerData to expand airplane maintenance, leasing records management capabilities

Posted  May 28, 2014

Boeing announced May 27 that it is acquiring AerData Group B.V., which provides integrated software solutions for lease management, engine fleet planning and records management. Based in the Netherlands, AerData also provides technical services for aircraft and engine operators, lessors, and maintenance, repair and overhaul companies. “AerData’s tools make it easier for airlines and leasing…

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Headlines May 23, 2014

Posted  May 23, 2014

Business: Success for first Aegis Ashore missile launch – The first launch of an anti-ballistic missile from a new shore-based version of the classic Aegis missile system was successfully carried out May 20 in Hawaii.   U.S. Navy looking to boost CH-53K helicopter sales by 50 percent – U.S. Navy is in talks with other governments to boost…

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News Briefs May 23, 2104

Posted  May 23, 2014

80 U.S. Air Force personnel on ground in Chad Eighty U.S. Air Force personnel have arrived in Chad and have begun their mission to help locate nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped in neighboring Nigeria, a U.S. military spokesman said May 22. The girls and young women were kidnapped April 15 from a school in the northeast…

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USecAF touts Air Force capabilities at 30th Space Symposium

Posted  May 23, 2014

Air Force photograph by Duncan Wood Undersecretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning speaks to a packed house at the 30th Space Symposium Corporate Partnership Dinner May 20, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Fanning discussed vital Air Force contributions to space and cyberspace at this annual gathering of civil, military and industry professionals from across…

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NASA Mars weather camera helps find new crater on Red Planet

Posted  May 23, 2014

Researchers have discovered on the Red Planet the largest fresh meteor-impact crater ever firmly documented with before-and-after images.

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B-1B crews validate Ellsworth’s long-range strike capability

Posted  May 23, 2014

Air Force photograph by A1C Rebecca Imwalle Amn. Sidney Hering, 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crewmember, uses a ram jammer to load an inert 500-pound training munition in preparation for a Global Power Mission from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 12, 2014. During the mission, B-1 aircrews flew 13,200 miles round trip and…

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Boeing delivers fourth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India

Posted  May 23, 2014

Boeing has delivered the fourth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India on schedule, fulfilling the first half of a contract for eight aircraft.

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