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North Wind 2015 features first-ever joint airborne jump

YAUSUBETSU TRAINING AREA, Japan (Feb. 23, 2015) — Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska, or USARAK, and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, or JGSDF, completed Exercise North Wind 2015 here, Feb. 21. To better understand the capabilities of the two countries’ forces, the final week of bilateral training focused on conducting a relief-in-place, a platoon level [...]

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Guardsman tackles sport fishing on national television show

Maj. Peter Jennison, of Florida Army National Guard, and his son, Morgan, bring in a sailfish off the coast of Miami Beach, Fla., during a taping of the “Bass 2 Billfish” sport fishing show in late January. The Jennisons, along with host, Peter Miller, and the Get Lit Fishing Team, brought in seven sailfish during [...]

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Regional adaptive sports trials begin

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Feb. 23, 2015) — More than 50 wounded, injured and ill Service members from five military installations converged on Fort Belvoir, Feb. 9-13, to compete in the first of several regional-level sporting events, which will determine which athletes will advance to the Army trials and qualify to compete in a major Department [...]

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USAF Downplays TX ‘Red Air’ Option

The US Air Force wants to replace its T-38, right, with the T-X in order to help train pilots on fifth-generation planes like the F-22, left.(Photo: US Air Force) WASHINGTON — The T-X trainer replacement program is one of the US Air Force’s top recapitalization programs, viewed as vital by service leaders as they prepare [...]

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Riding for the future of cycling

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — Following a full day of work developing Air Force models, Maj. Ian Holt, the Headquarters Air Force Space Command vault concepts lead, mounts his Felt bicycle and starts pedaling on a three-hour training ride. It’s all part of the regimen prescribed by his coach leading up to the [...]

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U.S. Air Force launching $2M prize contest for new engine design

The U.S. Air Force will offer a $2 million prize to the first research team that develops a small, lightweight, fuel-efficient turbine engine. 15 photos Joe Cogliano Senior Reporter- Dayton Business Journal Email  |  Twitter  |  Google+  |  LinkedIn The U.S. Air Force will offer a $2 million prize to the first research team that [...]

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Spec ops needs 5000 soldiers

Special operations soldiers work in 65 countries around the world. Their deployments average four to eight months.(Photo: Army) If you dream of donning the coveted Green Beret or flying helicopters with the Army’s elite Night Stalkers, now’s your chance. This year alone, the Army is seeking about 5,000 candidates for special operations to include: 3,000 [...]

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Fort Stewart soldiers testing new equipment for US Army

4th Brigade Combat Team testing new equipment(Dave Williams) FORT STEWART, Ga. (WJCL) — Fort Stewart soldiers are at the center of testing some cutting edge technology that could change the way of doing business on the battlefield. Some 700 soldiers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is the first unit in the Army to receive new [...]

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Top U.S. Army Marksman Explains Why Gun Nuts Shoot Better

Whole new world In short order, Satterlee became involved in the world of competitive shooting. Luckily, he found a large network of gun enthusiasts along the East Coast. Many of the civilian hobbyists were much better shots than he expected. In fact, they were more than good—some of them gave the special ops warrior a [...]

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Coast Guard Rescues 6 From Sinking Outrigger Canoe Near SF Crissy Field

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A U.S. Coast Guard crew rescued six people in the waters off of San Francisco’s Crissy Field late Sunday morning, a spokesman said. The Coast Guard received a report of an outrigger canoe taking on the water near Crissy Field shortly before 11:30 a.m., Coast Guard Ensign Jake Urrutia said. [...]

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