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Northrop Grumman selected to compete for multiple Army training contracts

The U.S. Army has selected Northrop Grumman for its Mission Training Complex Capabilities Support contract.

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Hill’s F-35A and airmen mastering first Pacific deployment

More than 300 men and women of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and 12 F-35As are conducting business for the next six months on the subtropical Japanese island of Okinawa during a deployment known as a Theater Security Package.

Army photograph by Master Sgt. Brian Hamilton Veterans

Army’s Past Conflicts Repatriation Branch ensures no Soldier left behind

"I remember that day when they announced in our high school that Blootie Turner had died, the whole place got real quiet. Blootie was a great football player and a better person. He was the most popular kid in school."

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NASA launches NOAA weather satellite aboard ULA rocket to improve forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank Defense

Wilson to logistics Airmen: ‘Failing at logistics can bring down the mighty’

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about how logistics acquisitions contribute to the success of the Air Force at the 2017 Logistics Officers Association Symposium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017.


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Headlines – December 12, 2016

Posted  December 12, 2016

News Government shutdown averted with spending through April – President Obama signed a temporary spending bill that keeps the government open and funded through April 28 and includes the Pentagon’s highest procurement priorities.   Trump transition team reviewing military rules of engagement – President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team at the Pentagon is looking into loosening…

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News Briefs – December 12, 2016

Posted  December 12, 2016

Body of U.S. Marine Corps pilot found after crash off Japan A U.S Marine Corps pilot who died after his jet fighter crashed off Japan was identified Dec. 9 as Capt. James E. Frederick of Corpus Christi, Texas. Frederick, 32, ejected from his F/A-18 during training the evening if Dec. 7 about 120 miles (190…

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Business

Lockheed Martin, U.S. Air Force move forward with upgrade to contingency GPS III operations

Posted  December 12, 2016

The U.S. Air Force approved Lockheed Martin's design to upgrade the current GPS satellite ground control system with new capabilities that will enable it to operate more powerful and accurate GPS III satellites.

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Business

Boeing, Iran Air announce agreement for 80 airplanes

Posted  December 12, 2016

Boeing and Iran Air announced an agreement Dec. 11 for 80 aircraft that includes 50 737 MAX 8s, 15 777-300ERs and 15 777-9s, valued at $16.6 billion at list prices. Based on its Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Iran Air announced in June, the contract was reached within the terms of the U.S. Government license…

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Defense

Air Mobility Command enables delivery of Israel’s first F-35s

Posted  December 12, 2016

Air Mobility Command Airmen worked around the clock to ensure Israel’s first two F-35 aircraft were delivered Dec. 12, making the U.S. ally the only country in the Middle East flying a fifth generation fighter aircraft.

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