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Composites key to tougher, lighter armaments

The Army is on the cusp of revolutionizing materials that go into armament construction, making for stronger, lighter and more durable weapons, Dr. Andrew Littlefield said.

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AAR awarded new contract from Bell Helicopter Textron to support T64 engines

AAR announced April 22 that Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. awarded its Defense Systems & Logistics business unit a contract providing warehouse and logistics services in support of upgrading T64 engines for the Bell V-280 Valor technical demonstrator aircraft.

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Last MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific retire

The 17th Special Operations Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, sent off the final two MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Pacific Air Forces to retire on April 15.

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F-22 test squadron recognizes decorated squadron member, Vietnam hero

Base leaders will always attest to the fact that people are what make Edwards AFB a unique place to work.

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NASA unveils celestial fireworks as official image for Hubble 25th Anniversary

The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resemble a glittering fireworks display in the 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to commemorate a quarter century of exploring the solar system and beyond since its launch April 24, 1990.


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NAWCWD develops forward-firing miniature munition ‘in-house’

Posted  February 5, 2014

With the success of a forward-firing miniature munition, also known as Spike, the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division at China Lake, Calif., proved that the government can procure and deliver sophisticated guided missiles at a much lower cost than it is currently experiencing.

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Raytheon marks delivery of 2000th Griffin missile

Posted  February 5, 2014

Raytheon has produced and delivered its 2,000th Griffin Missile.  Griffin production began in 2008 as a response to customer requests for a light, reliable, tactical weapon capable of precisely destroying targets with limited collateral damage.  The production milestone also highlights 70 consecutive months of on-time or early Griffin deliveries to the war fighter. “The Griffin…

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VA launches online tool to calculate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Posted  February 5, 2014

The Veterans Affairs Department Feb. 4 launched a new online tool to make it easier for veterans, service members and family members to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. “We are pleased that Post-9/11 veterans are taking advantage…

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Headlines – February 3, 2014

Posted  February 3, 2014

News: NATO chief doesn’t see Karzai signing security pact – President Hamid Karzai is unlikely to sign a pact for U.S. and NATO forces to stay in Afghanistan after 2014 and will probably leave the choice for his successor, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Feb. 1.   Business: Air Force looking for JSTARS recapitalization – The…

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News Briefs February 3, 2014

Posted  February 3, 2014

Updated online tour of Ohio’s Air Force museum Fans of Ohio’s National Museum of the U.S. Air Force don’t have to brave the snowy highways to see an updated showcase of aircraft and exhibits. An online virtual tour of the Dayton area museum’s Cold War Gallery has been updated. It’s a 360-degree, in-depth look providing…

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Hagel: Future requires renewed era of partnership

Posted  February 3, 2014

In a changing security and fiscal environment, the Defense Department will seek to collaborate more closely with European allies, especially to help build the capabilities of other global partners, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. He and State Department Secretary John Kerry formed a panel in Munich, Germany, at the Munich Security Conference, which ended Feb….

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Official discusses Chinese air force, missile trends

Posted  February 3, 2014

U.S. intelligence officials visiting Capitol Hill Jan. 30 reported to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on the steady progress made by the Peopleís Liberation Army Air Force and the implications of that development to the United States. Donald L. Fuell, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center force modernization and employment technical director…

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SecAF outlines top focus areas to improve ICBM career field

Posted  February 3, 2014

Throughout the next 60 days, senior Air Force leaders will re-examine the way ahead for the Air Force’s nuclear mission. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James addressed members of the Air Force Association Jan. 29, in Arlington, Va., giving an update on her recent visits to four Global Strike Command bases – F.E….

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Army confirms Rapid Equipping Force as ‘enduring’

Posted  February 3, 2014

Army photograph by David Vergun Sgt. Maj. James Hash shows a Rapid Equipping Force-procured Dragon Runner, operated by Soldiers remotely in Afghanistan for reconnaissance and counter improvised explosive device operations. The venue is the Washington Auto Show, in February 2013, in the nation’s capital. The Army has affirmed the continued existence of its Rapid Equipping…

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SecAF says AF will reinvest in readiness

Posted  February 3, 2014

Readiness is the primary investment the Air Force will make through fiscal 2014 and 2015, according to the Air Force’s most senior leader. In a keynote address to more than 250 people at the Air Force Association breakfast Jan. 29 in Arlington, Va., Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said the Air Force…

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