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Maj. Gen. Marc Sasseville Named Air National Guard Deputy Director

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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Marc Sasseville, formerly defense attache to Turkey, has been appointed deputy director of the Air National Guard. Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the Air Force, announced Sasseville’s appointment in a Defense Department news release published Thursday. His 31-year career includes roles as commander of 113th at Joint Base …

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GAO: DoD Ulitility Disruptions Cost More Than $29M From 2009 to 2015

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The Government Accountability Office has found that Defense Department-owned utility systems experienced 4,393 instances of disruptions due to equipment failure from fiscal years 2009 through 2015. DoD installation officials claimed the utility disruptions led to more than $29 million in financial impacts as well as operational consequences such as a week-long shutdown of operations …

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Air Force Picks 305 Airmen for RPA Pilot Selection Board Process

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The U.S. Air Force has selected 305 active-duty personnel to proceed with a selection process to identify the next enlisted batch that will attend remotely piloted aircraft training. The service branch said Wednesday the Enlisted Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilot Selection Board is part of an effort to boost the Air Force’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance …

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Donald Trump Elected President

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Republican candidate Donald Trump has won the 2016 U.S. presidential election over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in one of the country’s largest-ever political upsets, Reuters reported Wednesday. Trump gathered enough of the 270 state-by-state electoral votes required and won in several key battleground states, Steve Holland and John Whitesides wrote. Bloomberg …

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US Army, Air Force Ammo Shipment Arrives in Germany

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More than 600 shipping containers that carry U.S. Army and Air Force ammunition have arrived at a port in Nordenham, Germany and subsequently transferred to Miesau Army depot for storage and distribution. Depot personnel unloaded the shipment for storage and transfer to other locations in Germany before the ammunition is distributed to …

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Air Force Eyes AI, Autonomy Tech for Future Drone Swarm Management

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The U.S. Air Force seeks technologies that could help a single operator manage a swarm of small unmanned aerial systems, Defense News reported Tuesday. Col. Brandon Baker, chief of the Air Force’s remotely piloted aircraft capabilities division, told attendees of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference that artificial intelligence and …

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