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Mobile command post advances set the course for survivability and overmatch

Army command post stakeholders recently attended a demonstration here that featured emerging expeditionary mission command technologies with one primary benchmark -- mobility.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Apryl Hall Veterans

DPAA provides update on identifying service members missing from Korean War

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency provided an update Aug. 14 on the status of identifying the remains transferred in July to the United States from North Korea.

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NASA, ULA launch Parker Solar Probe on historic journey to touch sun

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Aug. 12 to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Defense

Army, Air Force team on sensor to shooter prototype for multi-domain battle

In a high-intensity conflict against a sophisticated adversary, the speed and accuracy of long-range fires could be the difference between advance and retreat.

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Space Force to become sixth branch of armed forces

The Defense Department will establish a sixth branch of the armed forces, the U.S. Department of the Space Force, by 2020, Vice President Mike Pence announced Aug. 9.

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Headlines – August 10, 2018

Posted  August 10, 2018

News Democrats demand White House reveal details of outside businessmen’s influence on VA policy – Congressional Democrats are demanding the White House clarify who is leading veterans policy efforts for the administration after a ProPublica investigation found evidence a trio of executives with personal ties to President Donald Trump have been privately influencing department decisions….

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News Briefs – August 10, 2018

Posted  August 10, 2018

Army agrees to restore access to Hawaiian cultural sites The U.S. Army has agreed to restore access to a valley considered sacred on Oahu in a settlement with a Native Hawaiian cultural group. The Army has settled the 2016 federal lawsuit by Malama Makua, agreeing to pay $80,000 in attorney fees and to address an…

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Veteran astronaut, aviator retires from NASA

Posted  August 10, 2018

Gregory C. “Ray J” Johnson, who piloted the space shuttle and more than 50 different aircraft, has retired after 28 years of service to the agency.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase

Pacific Angel 2018 kicks off in Sri Lanka

Posted  August 10, 2018

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase Members from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and Sri Lankan Air Force smile after a tooth extraction during Pacific Angel 16-3 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, Aug. 16, 2016. Operation PACANGEL 16 is a joint and combined humanitarian assistance operation. Led by Pacific Air Forces, the…

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Sikorsky photograph by Ned Dawson

Thai Aviation Services S-76D fleet achieve 10,000 flight hours

Posted  August 10, 2018

Sikorsky photograph by Ned Dawson The Sikorsky S-76D™ global fleet has amassed more than 7.25 million total flight hours. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, announced Aug. 8 that Thai Aviation Services has accumulated 10,000 flight hours on its S-76D™ fleet in record time of less than two years. This milestone was achieved just a few…

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