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NROL-45 launched from Vandenberg

A pillar of orange fire rose into star-spangled, velvet-black skies over Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., in the predawn hours of Feb. 10, heralding the deployment of a new National Reconnaissance Office satellite.

Air Force photograph by MSgt. Joshua Strang Defense

Arabian Gulf Shield improves interoperability

Training concluded Feb. 3 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, with a scenario designed to test Gulf Cooperation Council Liaison Officer procedures and connectivity to host nation air operations centers.

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F-35 airframe begins third phase of structural testing

A third phase of durability testing on an F-35 Lightning II airframe will begin soon at the BAE Sysetsm Military Air & Information site in Brough, East Yorkshire.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Christopher Ruano Defense

KC-135 integral to F-16 training in Greece

The first time the Air Force attempted to refuel an aircraft in flight, aircrews successfully stayed aloft for 151 hours. That was over 85 years ago, and the Air Force today has made quite a few innovations since then.

DOD photograph by D. Myles Cullen Veterans

From World War II to Afghanistan: USO Marks 75th Anniversary

Talk about the United Service Organizations and people think it is some holding company. But mention USO, and all Americans know it is a way for them to connect with service members.


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Defense

Navy Department releases fiscal 2017 budget proposal

Posted  February 10, 2016

The Department of the Navy released its proposed $165 billion (Base and Overseas Contingency Operations) budget Feb. 9 for fiscal year 2017. This budget is part of the $583 billion (Base and OCO) defense budget President Barack Obama submitted to Congress on the same day. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget Rear Adm….

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Veterans

From World War II to Afghanistan: USO Marks 75th Anniversary

Posted  February 10, 2016

Talk about the United Service Organizations and people think it is some holding company. But mention USO, and all Americans know it is a way for them to connect with service members.

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AF presents fiscal year 2017 budget

Posted  February 10, 2016

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2017 president’s budget request Feb. 9 following the Defense Department and sister services’ budget briefings. Maj. Gen. Jim Martin, the Air Force budget director, presented the service’s budget request and said the fiscal 2017 budget request supports the defense strategy, resources combatant commander requirements, continues readiness recovery from…

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Business

Boeing delivers reversible fuel cell-based energy storage system to U.S. Navy

Posted  February 10, 2016

After 16 months of development, Boeing has delivered a fuel cell energy storage system to the U.S. Navy for testing. The cell is being tested to determine its ability to support the energy needs of military and commercial customers.

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Headlines – February 8, 2016

Posted  February 8, 2016

News Republicans gloat over Obama’s about-face on defense spending – The turnabout is causing a major credibility problem for the Defense Department ahead of the Feb. 9 release of the president’s new budget proposal, key lawmakers told POLITICO.     Business Night vision market to reach $7.7 billion by 2020 – The global night vision…

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