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Air Force Completes A-10 Re-Winging to Keep Iconic Aircraft Flying for Years to Come

The U.S. Air Force has completed a re-winging effort for 173 A-10 Warthog attack aircraft that began nearly a decade ago. As part of the $1.1 billion “Enhanced Wing Assembly” contract awarded to Boeing Co. in 2007, the Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently completed work on the last A-10 [...]

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Non-deployability rates drop in Air Force — without kicking anyone out

In an interview, Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly, deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services said that the Air Force’s entire non-deployable population is at 4.6 percent, or a little more than 23,000 active duty, Guard and Reserve airmen. That is a decline from last December, when 6.8 percent of the total force, or [...]

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It’s official: US Army inks Iron Dome deal

Now that the contract is set in stone, the Army will be able to figure out delivery schedules and details in terms of taking receipt of the systems, Daryl Youngman told Defense News at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama, on Aug. 8. Article source: https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/smd/2019/08/12/its-official-us-army-inks-iron-dome-deal/

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The U.S. Army Wants To Microwave Drones in Midair

The U.S. Army, as part of a broad counter-unmanned aerial systems strategy, is pushing forward with the U.S. Air Force to develop a high-powered microwave weapon. A microwave would short out the electronics of a drone in flight, causing it to crash. The weapon’s broad firing arc means it could take out many drones at [...]

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Soldier recruits wife to join Army

1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Joshua Mitchell, left, and his wife Spc. Eunjee Mitchell, right, pose during Family Day at Fort Jackson, July 31. Spc. Mitchell is a Korean immigrant who decided to enlist in the Army after listening to her Army recruiter husband explain the benefits of military [...]

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Milestone: Local US Coast Guard auxiliary members participate in 2019 Seattle Seafair

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members from the Port Angeles Flotilla recently returned from a week-long mission aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Active, during the annual Seattle Seafair event. Alan Smith of Sequim and Jim McLaughlin of Port Angeles were assigned temporary orders to embark on the journey from July 29-Aug. 3, traveling from Port [...]

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Coast Guard Recovers 1,300 Pounds Of Marijuana Floating Off Coast Of Catalina Island

AVALON (CBSLA) — The U.S. Coast Guard recovered about 1,300 pounds of baled marijuana off Catalina Island, authorities said Wednesday. The U.S. Coast Guard recovered approximately 1,300 pounds of marijuana that was floating off the coast of Catalina Island. (Credit: US Coast Guard) The bales were first spotted by a person who believed the floating [...]

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U.S. Coast Guard Inspecting Napakiak School Fuel Tanks Dangerously Close To River

School starts on Wednesday in Napakiak, and the Kuskokwim River is flowing less than 50 feet from the school’s fuel tanks. The Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management reports that the U.S. Coast Guard is sending a facilities investigator and pollution inspector to the community this week to investigate the situation. The crew [...]

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Marine Who Warned of Insider Attack Should Be Allowed to Serve, Board Finds

A Marine officer who has spent years fighting to remain in uniform after sending classified info to his comrades downrange to warn them about an insider attack threat should be allowed to continue serving, a panel found last week. Maj. Jason Brezler, a Marine reservist, faced a new board of inquiry in New Orleans last [...]

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Pentagon identifies US Marine killed in Iraq

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Article source: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/11/politics/pentagon-us-marine-iraq/index.html

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