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Air Force names 2017 Superior Suppliers

Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs / Published August 29, 2017 WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Department of the Air Force, along with its service counterparts in the Army and Navy, announced its top performing industry partners for 2017. These ratings are part of the Defense Department’s Superior Supplier Incentive Program, or SSIP, designed to [...]

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The Air Force has made a big personnel move to address its ongoing pilot shortage

Pilots take off in a C-17 Globemaster III at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, July 27, 2017. US Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Keith James At the end of fiscal year 2016 in September that year, the Air Force was short 1,544 pilots, of whom 1,211 were fighter pilots. The service is also poised to lose 1,600 [...]

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US Army Corps of Engineers to release water from two Houston-area dams: statement

(Reuters) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is starting to release water from two Houston-area reservoirs, which will cause flooding of homes in the surrounding communities, because the reservoirs have risen too quickly due to Tropical Storm Harvey, the agency said in a statement. The Corps of Engineers said it needs to release water [...]

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US Army Chemical Materials Activity assumes new leadership

? ? Subscribe (ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MARYLAND – August 29, 2017) – The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity (CMA) held an Assumption of Command ceremony today to welcome COL James F. Reckard III as its new director. Hosted by COL Milton G. Kelly, Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army Joint Munitions and Lethality Life [...]

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US Army close to giving go-ahead to install Israeli tank defense technology

After years of testing Israel’s Trophy active protection system, the US Army is close to giving the green light to having it installed on the M1A1 Abrams tank. The US Army would then be the first army outside the IDF to use the system. Maj.-Gen. David Bassett, who is in charge of the US Army’s [...]

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US coast guard airlifts dozens stranded by Hurricane Harvey to safety across Texas

The US coast guard ventures out into the floods caused by Hurricane Harvey to rescue a number of people left stranded in its wake. Videos show helicopters scouring the state for stranded residents, including five people trapped on rooftops in Houston, as well as up to 15 people rescued from a sinking ship in Port Aransas. [...]

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Coast Guard asks people stranded by Harvey to call them instead of posting on social media for help

Despite a request from the U.S. Coast Guard to call their Houston Command Center for rescue instead of posting on social media, many local residents stranded by Hurricane Harvey are still tweeting pleas for help. Some say they keep getting busy signals when calling the Coast Guard. Other Twitter users have also set up accounts [...]

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US Coast Guard crew from Clearwater helps rescue 67 people in Harvey relief efforts

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from the Clearwater Air Station helped rescue 67 people Monday during Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts. Article source: http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/pinellascounty/us-coast-guard-crew-from-clearwater-helps-rescue-67-people-in-harvey-relief-efforts/468816016

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Search ends for 3 Marines missing after aircraft ‘mishap’ off Australia

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Article source: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/05/asia/marine-mishap-rescue-operation-australia/index.html

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Kate Upton works out with US Marines

Kate Upton works out with U.S. Marines Model and actress Kate Upton takes part in a workout with the Marines to raise awareness for Marine Week in Detroit. Upton, the fiance of Detroit Tigers pitcher and Wins for Warriors founder Justin Verlander, and other Tigers wives participated in a scaled-down workout led by Gunnery Sergeant [...]

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