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Military’s Green More than Just Camouflage

It’s a story that stretches from the battlefield to the drawing board. A team at Fort Belvoir, Va., won a coveted GreenGov Presidential Award for its plans to develop a sustainable, green community at Fort Belvoir. The Army’s Residential Communities Initiative plans for a 50-year public-private partnership to build more …

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Military Invests in Glow of Fireflies

The military is investing in the phenomena of bioluminescence – the glow that lights up fireflies and plankton – in hopes of making warzones safer. The Air Force Office of Scientific Research awards about $500,000 worth of grants annually; the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation also …

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Air Force to Invest in Autonomous, Green Technologies

The U.S. Air Force is preparing its vision for how its technology will change over the next 20 years, according to Chief Scientist Dr. Werner J.A. Dahm. Dahm outlined the Technology Horizons project, which aims to determine which strategic, technological and budgetary concerns will shape Air Force innovations during the …

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Armed Forces Report Recruiting Successes for June

The active-duty services reported recruiting successes for June, a traditionally active month for recruiting, defense officials said yesterday. As a majority of recruits are recent high school graduates, the busiest recruiting months typically are May through September, said Cynthia Smith, a DoD spokeswoman. The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine …

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New Technology May Make Air Force Training Mobile

Are you in the Air Force and want to meet your educational requirements without extended absences from your stations or families? There’s an app for that. The Air Education and Training Command, the Air Force’s training component, has been exploring easier ways to educate forces through advancing technologies. In the …

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Air Force to Fully Align with National Security Strategy

The U.S. Air Force is looking to align its work with “a new National Security Strategy, the Department of Defense Quadrennial Defense Review, and strategic reviews of the Nation’s space, nuclear and ballistic missile defense postures,” according to testimony presented to the Senate Committee on Appropriations. During a hearing earlier …

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DoD a ‘Green’ Winner, Says Report

Just in time for Earth Day celebrations, a major independent research group has named the Department of Defense a leader in energy conservation. “The department is doing more than sounding an alarm; it has enacted energy goals and is inventing, testing and deploying new technologies and alternative fuels to meet …

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