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General John Hyten Talks Role of Modernization to Combat Nuclear Threats

General  John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, has stressed the need for military modernization to help prevent nuclear threats in the future, Redstone Alabama reported Sunday. Jeff Martin writes that to make General Hyten’s point he pointed out that the Defense Department’s latest ballistic missile submarine was commissioned …

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Air Force Updates A-10C Airborne Recovery Tech; Timothy Gray Comments

The U.S. Air Force has begun installation of new lightweight airborne recovery systems on A-10C Thunderbolt II jets based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. The service branch said Friday its 309th Aircraft Maintenance and Regeneration Group is working to equip the A-10C fleet with LARS V-12 systems. Staff Sgt. Andre Gonzalez, avionics technician at the 355th …

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Defense Department Presents 2016 David Packard Acquisition Awards to Three Teams

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall have recognized industry teams that have contributed to the department’s goal to provide resources to warfighters while minimizing costs, DoD News reported Saturday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Work and Kendall presented the 2016 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition to Project …

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AMC Warns of Mobility Pilot Shortage; Carlton Everhart Comments

The Air Mobility Command predicts it will increasingly run short on mobility pilots over the next few years, Air Force Times reported Thursday. Stephen Losey writes the command currently has an overall shortfall of 4 percent out of 7,940 total force pilots that comprise active duty, guard and reserve. AMC …

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