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Laser-based aircraft countermeasure provides ‘unlimited rounds’ against MANPADS

The Army expects later this year to reach a Milestone B decision with its laser-based common infrared countermeasures, or CIRCM, defense system program.

Air Force photograph by A1C Dustin Mullen Defense

E-9A Widget, one of a kind

The mission of the Air Force is like a highly complex machine. Each piece of the machine is vital to it operating successfully. The E-9A Widget is a very small, yet highly important piece to that machine.

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Orion parachute testing conducted at AEDC NFAC facility

Arnold Engineering Development Complex engineers at the National Full Scale Aerodynamics Complex assisted in recent testing of sub-scale parachutes for the next mission of the Orion spacecraft, Exploration Mission-1.

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Northrop Grumman delivers center/aft ‘shipset’ for first international EA-18G Growler

Northrop Grumman has completed and delivered to The Boeing Company a major subassembly of the first of 12 EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft ordered by the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Navy conducts production acceptance test of Tomahawk missile

The Navy's Tactical Tomahawk missile underwent a successful production acceptance test March 19 using functional ground test capability at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division's Large Rocket Motor Test Facility in Indian Head, Md.


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Washington Navy Yard recovery task force established

Posted  October 14, 2013

Navy photograph by PO2 Stuart Phillips Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus delivers remarks during a memorial service at the Marine Barracks for the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Oct. 10 the establishment of the Washington Navy Yard Recovery Task Force. Assistant Secretary of the Navy…

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World War II airman identified

Posted  October 14, 2013

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Oct. 11 that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, from World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors Army Air Force 1st Lt. Robert G. Fenstermacher, 23, of Scranton, Penn., will be buried Oct. 18, in…

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Army live-stream of AUSA exposition to allow viewer participation

Posted  October 14, 2013

Many soldiers will not be able to attend the Oct. 21-23 event in person, due to lack of budget and restrictions on travel. However, the educational and professional development panels will be available to them online, and they will even be able to ask questions. “We look at the Army part of AUSA as a…

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Israeli defense minister visits Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Posted  October 14, 2013

The Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon visited the Lockheed Martin F-35 assembly line in Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 10 where the 5th Generation fighter aircraft is being built. This is the first time Minister Yaalon has been to the facility since the Israeli and U.S. government agreed in October 2010 to the Foreign Military…

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Most TRICARE beneficiaries meet ACA coverage requirements

Posted  October 14, 2013

The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, was created to expand access to affordable health care coverage, lower costs, and improve quality and care coordination for all Americans. Under the health care law, people will have health coverage that meets a minimum standard (called ìminimum essential coverageî) by January 1, 2014,…

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Headlines October 14, 2013

Posted  October 14, 2013

News: U.S. nears agreement with Afghanistan on troops post 2014 – Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.S. Secretary of Defense John Kerry said they were close to completing a security agreement that would allow some U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014.   Business: Boeing’s Pentagon charges questioned in audits four times – Four times in…

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CFC suspended as shutdown continues

Posted  October 14, 2013

As a result of the government shutdown, the Department of Defense has indefinitely suspended the Combined Federal Campaign. The campaign was slated to start its official solicitation period Sept. 1 and run through Dec. 15. According to a memorandum released Oct. 9, CFC campaign activities are not excepted from furlough, nor are they appropriate activities…

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Lockheed Martin to deliver communications, transmission services To U.S. Army

Posted  October 14, 2013

The U.S. Army will soon be using satellite and terrestrial communications capabilities delivered in part by Lockheed Martin to support battlefield operations around the globe. Lockheed Martin was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to supply communications and transmissions systems to the U.S. Army’s Project Manager of Defense Communications and Army Transmissions Systems. Under this contract with…

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Civilian retiree identification card to be replaced

Posted  October 14, 2013

Retired Air Force civilians who use the Air Force Form 354, Civilian Identification Card, to access Air Force installations have until early 2014 – when the AF354 will be rescinded – to get a Department of Defense Civilian Retiree ID Card or other access credentials, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The AF354 was a…

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20th Air Force commander relieved of command

Posted  October 14, 2013

Lt. Gen. James Kowalski, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, relieved Maj. Gen. Michael Carey from command of 20th Air Force Oct. 11 due to a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership and judgment. Kowalski made his decision based on information from an Inspector General investigation into Carey’s behavior during a temporary…

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