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Karen Guice Leads Discussion on Military Health System Essentials

Karen Guice, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, highlighted what she believes are essential components for building up the Military Health System in a panel discussion with other health professionals. Guice, who also acts as the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, compared the MHS to …

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

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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Air Force Pilots Start Integrated F-16, F-35 Training

The U.S. Air Force has started to facilitate integrated direct support practice sorties in Lockheed Martin-built F-35A and F-16 aircraft as a regular part of the training curriculum at Luke Air Force Base. The service branch said Tuesday 56th Fighter Wing pilots began to fly F-35A and F-16 aircraft in October as part of efforts to further …

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

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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Pentagon Begins Transition Process Following Donald Trump’s Win

The Defense Department has kicked off the transition process with the incoming administration a day after Donald Trump won the elections, Military Times reported Wednesday. Leo Shane writes transition teams who work for president-elect Donald Trump have started to develop plans to assume operations at various federal departments 68 days before …

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Air Force Picks 305 Airmen for RPA Pilot Selection Board Process

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

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

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

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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