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DOD aims to save $1.9 billion through HQ restructuring

The Defense Department is restructuring its headquarters staffs as it looks to save $1.9 billion in a 25 percent reduction of costs.

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‘Ghost Brigade’ soldiers prepare for future conflicts

Since 1981, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for missions around the world.

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Standard Missile-3 flight test validates engineering upgrade

Raytheon and the Missile Defense Agency completed a successful flight test of an improved Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB third stage rocket motor.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Andrea Posey Defense

Eglin units save big with F-35 innovations

Since the introduction of the F-35A Lightning II, airmen at Eglin Air Force Base’s (Fla.) 33rd Fighter Wing have saved the Air Force close to $84,000 and more than 720 hours of shipping delays by locally manufacturing parts and tools.

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Barksdale unit first to train with latest B-52 upgrade

In a world of military budget constraints and tough acquisition choices, boosting the efficiency of current assets is a no-brainer.


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Joint Strike Fighters land in Netherlands

Posted  May 25, 2016

A white Gulfstream jet carrying Netherlands Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert joins up with two Dutch F-35As and a Royal Netherlands Air Force KDC-10 refueler May 23 on the final leg of a transatlantic trip that began at Edwards AFB, Calif.

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Business

Boeing, Vietjet finalize Vietnam’s largest ever commercial airplane purchase

Posted  May 25, 2016

VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company and Boeing have finalized an order for 100 737 MAX 200 airplanes, the largest ever single commercial airplane purchase in Vietnam aviation. His Excellency Mr. Tran Dai Quang, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and U.S. President Barack Obama, witnessed the historic agreement, valued at approximately $11.3 billion at…

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Veterans

American, French citizens pay homage to WWI soldiers at Saint-Mihiel

Posted  May 25, 2016

Honor, dedication, selfless service, personal courage, friendship – today’s military men and women embody these values, instilled onto them by the tradition and sacrifice by those who came before.

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Defense

Around the Air Force: May 24

Posted  May 25, 2016

This look around the Air Force discusses the deferment of the effective date for promotion and re-enlistment eligibility associated with the Air Force policy to complete enlisted professional military education distance learning courses within 12 months of enrollment until Jan. 1. Air Force leadership also introduces a flight plan for unmanned aircraft, and a chief…

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News

Headlines – May 23, 2016

Posted  May 23, 2016

News In historic move, U.S. lifts arms sales embargo to Vietnam – The Obama administration announced May 23 that the United States would fully lift a longstanding U.S. arms sales embargo to Vietnam, a decision that reflects growing concerns about China’s military clout and illustrates the warming bilateral ties between the former enemies.    …

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