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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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Defense

Future USS Zumwalt will have San Diego homeport

Posted  May 23, 2016

Navy photograph The future guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) transits the Atlantic Ocean to conduct acceptance trials with the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Acceptance Trials are the last significant shipbuilding milestone before delivery of the ship to the U.S. Navy, which is planned for next month. While underway, many of the…

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World

Russian military shows off its elite aerobatic flying teams

Posted  May 23, 2016

KUBINKA AIR BASE, Russia–The Russian military’s elite aerobatic squadrons have marked their 25-year jubilee with an air show outside Moscow. The Strizhi (the Swifts) aerobatic team flying MiG-29 jets and the Russkiye Vityazi (the Russian Knights) operating the heavier Su-27 fighters performed May 21 before enthusiastic crowds at their home base west of the Russian…

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Business

Contract Briefs

Posted  May 23, 2016

Army Distinctive Spectrum Healthcare JV LLC, Largo, Md., (W81K04-16-D-0016); Matrix Providers Inc., Denver, Colol., (W81K04-16-D-0017); Caduceus Healthcare Inc., Atlanta, Ga., (W81K04-16)-D-0018); Defense Civilian Medical Associates LLC, Pikesville, Md., (W81K04-16-D-0019); and Jefferson Government Services LLC,* Austin, Texas (W81K04-16-D-0020), were awarded a $102,000,000 firm-fixed-price shared contract for Army Direct Care Medical Services-Generation Two (ADCMS-G2) physician services.  Bids…

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News

Headlines – May 20, 2016

Posted  May 20, 2016

News China demands halt to U.S. intelligence – China is telling the United States military to stop gathering intelligence along China’s coast after an incident involving aircraft from the two countries.     Business Boeing disputes Denmark’s F-35 evaluation – Boeing is challenging the Danish government’s recommendation that Denmark select Lockheed Martin’s F-35 for its…

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News Briefs – May 20, 2016

Posted  May 20, 2016

Pentagon: Chinese jets fly close to U.S. spy plane The Pentagon says two Chinese fighter jets flew within about 50 feet of a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane May 17 in international airspace over the South China Sea. The Pentagon characterized the incident as an unsafe intercept and said it is being reviewed. A U.S. military…

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