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MQ-4C Triton UAS completes critical milestone to expand Navy’s maritime domain awareness

Following a successful Milestone Decision Authority led review, the U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system obtained positive Milestone C low-rate initial production approval.

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Lockheed Martin, Japan celebrate roll out of Japan’s first F-35A

Senior Japanese and U.S. government officials joined Lockheed Martin Sept. 23 to celebrate the roll out of the first Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) F-35A Lightning II, marking a major milestone in Japan's enhanced national defense and strengthening the future of the U.S-Japan security alliance.

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Carter describes security challenges, budget issues at Senate panel hearing

With just eight days remaining before the end of the fiscal year, Defense Secretary Ash Carter today implored the Senate Armed Services Committee to pass the fiscal year 2017 defense budget request.

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61st FS F-35 ground emergency at Mt. Home AFB

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing jat Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., experienced a ground emergency at about 12:20 p.m., EDT, Sept. 23 at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Jenna Caldwell Veterans

Airman laid to rest after being shot down in 1965

Fifty one years; 18,615 days; 446,760 hours-that is how long his family went without answers, without closure. No longer is he missing in action; now, he is home.


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Space & Technology

NASA iTech fosters technology needed for journey to Mars

Posted  September 21, 2016

NASA is seeking innovative technology for the agency’s future exploration missions in the solar system and beyond, including the Journey to Mars, from other U.S. government agencies, academia, the aerospace industry and the public through the new iTech initiative. NASA’s iTech initiative is a yearlong effort to find innovative ideas through a call for white…

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Defense

Around the Air Force: Sept. 20

Posted  September 21, 2016

On this look around the Air Force, Staff Sgt. Traci Keller takes us to the Air Force Association’s Air, Cyber and Space Conference where the name of the Air Force’s latest stealth bomber, the B-21, was announced.

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News

Headlines – September 19, 2016

Posted  September 19, 2016

News U.S. military commanders are ‘pissed off’ about the mission creep in Syria – The deal for U.S. military cooperation with Russia would expand the current mission in Syria far beyond its exclusive focus on the Islamic State group.     Business Navy awards contract for frigate IT – Lockheed Martin has been awarded a…

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News Briefs – September 19, 2016

Posted  September 19, 2016

Navy launches new littoral combat ship in Wisconsin The U.S. Navy has launched a new littoral combat ship in Wisconsin. The future USS Wichita was christened Sept. 17 at the shipyard in Marinette, where it was built. The ship’s sponsor, novelist Kate Lehrer, wife of former “PBS NewsHour” anchor Jim Leher, broke a champagne bottle…

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Defense

Carter, Mentor Discuss Innovation

Posted  September 19, 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his mentor, former Defense Secretary William J. Perry, discussed the importance of innovation in defense during a talk at the Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C., Sept. 19. Carter said innovation will ensure the American military remains the best in the world. Perry was instrumental in moving the Defense Department from…

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