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Thu
18
Jan

USS Anchorage Participates in NASA’s Orion Mission Test

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By Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Natalie Byers, U.S. 3rd Fleet — (DoD News) — San Diego, California — January. 18, 2018.

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage departed from Naval Base San Diego to conduct an underway recovery test in conjunction with NASA off the Southern California coast. 

Fri
12
Jan

A-10s Bring Thunder to Fight Against ISIS

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By Air Force Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes, U.S. Air Forces Central Command — (DoD News) — Incirlik Air Base, Turkey — January 12, 2018.

The 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is wrapping up a deployment here that saw heavy involvement in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. 

 

Fri
22
Dec

Anniversaire : les mécaniciens fêtent les 10 ans de l’ESTA 15/4 « Haute Marne »

Source : Armée de l'Air ─ Paris, le 22 décembre 2017.

L’ESTA 15/4 « Haute Marne » met en œuvre et assure le niveau de soutien opérationnel de la moitié de la flotte Rafale de l’Armée de l’air. Un engagement quotidien. Plus de plus de 10.000 heures de vol en métropole ou en opérations extérieures. 500.000 heures de maintenance aéronautique...

Thu
21
Dec

U.S., French Forces Fortify Longstanding Partnership During Alligator Dagger

By Lt.Cmdr. Sandra Arnold, TF 51/5 ─ U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations.

Alligator Dagger, led by Naval Amphibious Force, TF51, is a dedicated, bilateral combat rehearsal that combines U.S. and French forces to practice, rehearse and exercise integrated capabilities both afloat and ashore.

Thu
21
Dec

New York Air National Guard, Canadian Airmen Will Track Santa on Christmas Eve

By Timothy Jones, New York National Guard — (DoD News) — Rome, New York — December 21, 2017.

New York Air National Guards men and Royal Canadian Air Force personnel from the Eastern Air Defense Sector will play a key role Christmas Eve as the North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks Santa Claus and his reindeer.

Wed
20
Dec

Facteur structurant de la puissance, l’espace est aussi un formidable outil de coopération

Commission de la défense nationale et des forces armées — Audition du général Jean-Pascal Breton, commandant interarmées de l’espace — Paris, le 20 décembre 2017.

La défense française dispose du spectre complet des capacités spatiales : l’observation de la Terre, l’écoute électromagnétique, les télécommunications, les systèmes de positionnement et la surveillance de l’espace. L'investissement est significatif.

Fri
15
Dec

Guardsmen on Firewatch In California Skies

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By Eric Durr, New York National Guard — (DoD News) — Syracuse, New York — Syracuse, New York.

Nine members of the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing have deployed to assist the California Air National Guard’s 163rd Attack Wing in flying the MQ-9 Reaper helping local authorities fight the massive Thomas Fire in Southern California.

Fri
17
Nov

Air National Guard Strikes Hard at ‘Combat Hammer’ Exercise

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By Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Robert Shepherd, 132nd Wing, Iowa Air National Guard — (DoD News) — Duke Field — Florida November 17, 2017.

Airmen with Air National Guard units supported and piloted MQ-9 Reaper UAV during Operation Combat Hammer, the first operational air-to-ground weapons evaluation for the ANG that includes the Reaper.

Thu
16
Nov

Checkered Flag Training Exercise Hones All-Weather Fighter Operations

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By Air Force Airman 1st Class Isaiah Soliz, 325th Fighter Wing — (DoD News) — Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida — November 16, 2017.

The 366th Fighter Wing “Gunfighters” from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, deployed to participate in the large-scale aerial exercise Checkered Flag 18-1 and Combat Archer, a Weapons System Evaluation Program.

Thu
09
Nov

Military Aviation Leaders Discuss Readiness, Urge Budget Certainty

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 By Lisa Ferdinando — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. — November 9, 2017.

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress today on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.

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