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Boeing KC-46 program’s second 767-2C aircraft completes first flight

With a successful April 25 first flight, Boeing has added the fourth and final flight test aircraft to the KC-46 Pegasus fleet, a 767-2C.

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Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012.

Army photograph by John Andrew Hamilton Defense

Army testing air defense system integration

A series of tests here is demonstrating the capabilities of a new air defense system in development by the U.S. Army.

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika Defense

Joint Task Force-Bravo firefighting ops wrap up in Panama

Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo partnered with Panamanian Public Forces to contain multiple life-threatening wildfires here, April 17 and 18.

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Veterans overcome challenges through ‘Face of America’ ride

More than 700 cyclists, including nearly 175 disabled veterans, rode two routes -- either 110 miles from Arlington, Va., or 120 miles from Valley Forge, Penn., -- and met up in Gettysburg, Penn., as part of World T.E.A.M. Sports’ annual “Face of America” ride.


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Defense

New AF development planning effort key to third offset

Posted  April 22, 2016

In 2030 and beyond, the Air Force will achieve air superiority with a networked family of capabilities that may include legacy systems like the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II, new concepts such as manned/unmanned teaming, and advanced weapons including lasers, hypersonic munitions, or cyber capabilities.

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Veterans

VA study on whether dogs can heal vets with PTSD has critics

Posted  April 22, 2016

Army veteran Joe Aguirre opens a restaurant door, then steps aside to let his golden retriever take point. “Clear,” Aguirre commands, and 3-year-old Munger pivots right, left, then right again, sweeping the room for potential threats. “`He’s basically looking for … anything that would be out of the ordinary. A bag. A particular weapon. People…

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Defense

US military delivers 30 tons of supplies for Japan earthquake relief

Posted  April 22, 2016

The U.S. military has delivered more than 30 tons of supplies to help the people of Japan following two powerful, deadly earthquakes there, a Pentagon spokesman said April 21.

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Headlines – April 20, 2016

Posted  April 20, 2016

News New rules allow more civilian casualties in air war against ISIL – The Pentagon has approved airstrikes that risk more civilian casualties in order to destroy Islamic State targets as part of its increasingly aggressive fight against the militant group in Iraq and Syria, according to interviews with military officials and data.    …

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News Briefs – April 20, 2016

Posted  April 20, 2016

General says it’s cheaper for American forces to be in Korea The four-star Army general picked to lead American forces in Korea says it’s less expensive to keep U.S. troops stationed in South Korea than in the United States. In testimony April 19, Gen. Vincent Brooks tallied up the financial load South Korea carries in…

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