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Report: Obama Nominates Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves as Next MDA Director

President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, former deputy director of the Missile Defense Agency, to serve as the next director of MDA, Space News reported Tuesday. Mike Gruss writes Greaves, if confirmed, will succeed U.S. Navy Vice Adm. James Syring. Greaves currently serves as commander of …

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AFRL Creates Controlled Enclosure for Aircraft Biological Contaminant Elimination; Wendy Goodson Comments

The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed an environmentally controlled enclosure that can heat up an entire aircraft at temperatures upwards of 180 degrees Fahrenheit to eliminate approximately 99.9 percent of biological contaminants. Wendy Goodson, AFRL biological materials team lead, supported the test and validation of the Joint Biological Agent Decontamination System designed to …

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Gen. David Goldfein Outlines Top Three Goals for US Air Force

Gen. David Goldfein, the new U.S. Air Force chief of staff, has highlighted command and control, joint leaders development and squadron composition review as his top three objectives at the military’s air component, Air Force Times reported Monday. Valerie Insinna writes the Air Force’s new top general is also set …

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Obama Nominates Gen. John Hyten as Next Stratcom Commander

President Barack Obama has nominated Gen. John Hyten, current commander of the Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, as the next commander of the U.S. Strategic Command. If appointed, Hyten will support Stratcom with its global missions in strategic deterrence, space operations, joint electronic warfare, global strike and missile defense, …

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William Roper: DoD to Develop Swarming Micro-Drone Tech for Air Force

William Roper, Defense Department‘s director of the strategic capabilities office, said the department currently develops a swarming micro-drone technology that will be used to support the military’s swarm mission capacity, National Defense reported Thursday. Jon Harper writes the Perdix propeller-driven drones will be equipped with foldable wings built through 3-D printed …

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Deborah Lee James: More Assessment Needed Before DoD’s Final Cost Estimate for Nuclear Modernization

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James believes the Defense Department needs more room for evaluation before it can finalize the cost estimate on the effort to modernize the U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile arsenal, National Defense Magazine reported Wednesday. John Harper writes DoD’s Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation Office estimated the cost of the …

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Lt. Gen. James Holmes Nominated to Head Air Combat Command

President Barack Obama has nominated Lt. Gen. James Holmes, U.S. Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements, as commander of Air Combat Command at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia. Holmes is also up for a potential rank promotion to general, the Defense Department said Thursday. Holmes currently manages …

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