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EUCOM commander: U.S. armored brigade’s deployment to Poland ‘significant’

The recent arrival in Poland of the U.S. Army, 4th Infantry Division’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team “marks a significant moment in European deterrence and defense," Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command, said in a EUCOM news release.

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NASA research is key to future of air transportation

In the future, aircraft will consume half as much fuel compared to today, generate one-fourth the emissions they do now, fly so quietly that airport neighbors won’t hear annoying noise and fly passengers at supersonic speeds while burning biofuels.

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U.S. Navy’s AN/AES-1 airborne laser mine detection system achieves IOC

The U.S. Navy’s AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine Detection System, designed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman, has achieved Initial Operational Capability.

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Pirates take title at 4th Quarter Weapons Load Competition

The “Pirates” from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron are the winners of the 4th Quarter Weapons Load Competition held Jan. 3 and hosted by the 412th Maintenance Group, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Air Force photograph by John Turner Veterans

Castaway Airman helped map the world

For six months in 1956 Bob Cunningham, a former Air Force radar operator, lived on a remote knob approximately 2,000 feet long and 850 feet wide in the Spratly Islands group located midway between the Philippine Islands and Vietnam. His home was a canvas tent and he manned radio and radar equipment for a secret Air Force project mapping the earth.


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Headlines – January 9, 2017

Posted  January 9, 2017

News U.S. Marines are sending a task force back to Afghanistan’s Helmand province – The U.S. Marines will deploy a 300-person task force to southwestern Afghanistan this spring to help local security forces beat back Taliban gains in the restive Helmand province.     Business Global airborne ISR market to grow, says report – The…

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News Briefs – January 9, 2017

Posted  January 9, 2017

Facility for Army flight training complete at Alabama airport Construction for the new Army flight training facility has been completed at the Dothan Regional Airport in Alabama. CAE USA, the new Army fixed wing training contractor, announced the completion of the 75,000-square-foot facility this week, the Dothan Eagle reported. Construction of the facility began in…

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Upgrade advances A-10s search capability

Posted  January 9, 2017

A-10C Thunderbolt IIs assigned to active duty fighter squadrons at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., are in the process of having new lightweight airborne recovery systems installed.

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Navy partnership hits milestone, 50th P-8A delivered

Posted  January 9, 2017

The U.S. Navy accepted its 50th P-8A Poseidon (P-8A) aircraft at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla, Jan. 5.

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Applications to be accepted for 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games

Posted  January 9, 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs will accept applications from veterans interested in competing in the 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games beginning Feb. 1. Veterans ages 55 and older and enrolled in VA health care may complete applications online at www.veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov. Applications will be accepted through March 1. “VA is committed to offer sports and…

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