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Cope South experts exchange knowledge, techniques

The flight line here at exercise Cope South 15 is usually a flurry of activity every morning, with maintainers firing up auxiliary power units and loadmasters finalizing their cargo plan.

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Boeing announces ANA’s commitment to more jetliners

Boeing and All Nippon Airways announced Jan. 30 the airline’s intent to purchase three 787-10 Dreamliners to add additional flexibility to the airline’s 787 fleet.

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Defense

Air Force risks becoming too small to succeed under sequestration

During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force.

Navy photograph by Ens. Jessica Kellogg Defense

USS Elrod is decommissioned

Placed into commission nearly 30 years ago, the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) was decommissioned Jan. 30 during a Naval Station Norfolk ceremony, led by Cmdr. Brad Stallings, commanding officer.

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Ball Aerospace integrates two of five instruments for JPSS-1

Two of the five instruments scheduled to fly on the nation's next polar-orbiting weather satellite, NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System -1, have been integrated to the spacecraft bus by prime contractor Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.


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Northrop Grumman, MDA successfully complete command cyber readiness inspection

Posted  January 28, 2015

Northrop Grumman provided invaluable assistance for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s Excellent rating from the Command Cyber Readiness Inspection conducted on the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center networks at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. The CCRI evaluates a site’s compliance with information assurance and network defense policies and configuration standards for technologies as dictated…

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Headlines January 26, 2015

Posted  January 26, 2015

News: Two Marines identified in deadly California helo crash – Two Marine Corps officers killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in the Southern California desert were remembered Jan. 25 as talented pilots. Greek F-16 crashes in Spain during NATO exercise – Ten people died Jan. 26 after a Greek air force F-16 jet crashed…

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News Briefs January 26, 2015

Posted  January 26, 2015

Navy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales. The Navy now wants to deploy up to 720 sonobuoys about 12 miles off…

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ANG conducts air refueling training with NATO allies in Germany

Posted  January 26, 2015

Air National Guard photograph by SSgt. Annie Edwards A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training flight over Germany on Jan. 13, 2015. Nearly 30 airmen from the Utah Air National Guard’s 151st Air Refueling Wing recently spent two weeks at Geilenkirchen Air Base,…

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Armando A. Schwier-Morales
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Ramstein Airmen train with French air force

Posted  January 26, 2015

Airmen from the 37th Airlift Squadron participated in Volfa 15-1, an annual, multilateral training event led by the French air force at Orleans - Bricy Air Base, France, Jan. 21.

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Marines receive first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant

Posted  January 26, 2015

The first F-35C Lightning II, carrier variant, for the U.S. Marine Corps touched-down on the flight line at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 13, from the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas, to begin training in support of carrier-based operations. U.S. Marine Lt. Col. J.T. Ryan, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 501 detachment commander…

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VA announces single regional framework under MyVA initiative

Posted  January 26, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Jan. 26 that it is taking the first steps under the MyVA initiative to realign its many organizational maps into one map with five regions to better serve Veterans. The new regions under the MyVA alignment will allow VA to begin the process of integrating disparate organizational boundaries into…

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Nisei veterans honored with France’s highest award

Posted  January 26, 2015

U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., was among a group of more than 300 who gathered for the awarding of the French Legion of Honor to 34 World War II Nisei veterans of the 100th Battalion 442nd Regiment, Jan. 23 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.

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Raytheon acquires Tucson-based Sensintel, Inc.

Posted  January 26, 2015

Raytheon has acquired privately-held Sensintel, Inc., a leading provider of unmanned aircraft systems solutions to the intelligence and special operations markets. Located in Tucson, Ariz., with approximately 50 employees, Sensintel will become part of Raytheon Company’s Missile Systems business. The transaction is not expected to materially impact Raytheon’s sales or earnings in the first quarter…

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Headlines January 23, 2015

Posted  January 23, 2015

News: Yemen chaos threatens U.S. counterterror efforts, including drone program – The White House’s strategy for fighting al-Qaeda in Yemen – repeatedly presented as a model by President Obama – was left in tatters Thursday by the resignation of the man who personally approved U.S. drone strikes in the country and the collapse of its central…

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