Month

July 2021
CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) — The 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron proved the MQ-9 Reaper’s Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability (ATLC) is ready as of July 8, enabling crews to divert to airfields without traditional launch and recovery infrastructure or personnel. This capability is a key enabler for MQ-9 Agile Combat Employment and,...
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YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – The 374th Security Forces Squadron hosted the fourth iteration of the 374th Mission Support Group training day on July 21, 2021, where Airmen from other MSG squadrons learned about the SFS mission. The training was conducted as part of the group’s focus to enhance Yokota’s Agile Combat Employment capabilities, which...
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CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait — Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were a deadly threat during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, causing the majority of casualties in both conflicts. IEDs remain a threat today for coalition forces in Iraq and Syria during Operation Inherent Resolve. The U.S. military developed several countermeasures to protect both mounted and...
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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — A bird’s-eye view may take on new meaning thanks to Army-funded research. Scientists found that a protein in bird’s retinas is sensitive to the Earth’s magnetic field thus guiding its migratory patterns. That finding could be key to Army navigation of both autonomous and manned vehicles where GPS is unavailable. For...
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The U.S. Army has awarded American Rheinmetall Vehicles – a Sterling Heights, MI, U.S. subsidiary of leading defense industry giant Rheinmetall – a develop¬mental contract for the Phase 2 Digital Design of the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) program. American Rheinmetall Vehicles will execute Phase 2 with its teammates, a group of unsurpassed defense industry...
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Co-Branded with Mark Martinez and designed to be lightweight and compact, the Martinez Tool Belt Collection now features 3 point suspenders, padded belt, hydration pouch, and shoulder pads. Offered in Red/Black, Black and Coyote. Order yours at www.atlas46.com. This entry was posted on Sunday, July 25th, 2021 at 19:00 and is filed under Load Carrying....
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Baen Books has released Mike Kupari’s latest novel, The Family Business. It’s a dystopian (perhaps post-apocalyptic*) tale of a Federal “Recovery Agent” on the job in a much-changed United States of America. As of this writing, it is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Here’s an excerpt: THE WEATHER IN PRESCOTT WAS NICE IN THE...
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DroneShield – Australian Army Deployment DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) (“DroneShield” or the “Company”) is pleased to advise that it has sold a quantity of its RfOne MKIITM long-range sensors to the Australian Army.  The capability is being delivered immediately to allow the Australian Army to assess its future counter-drone requirements and options. The deployment of these...
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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Registration is now open for the inaugural San Antonio Innovation Summit. With the theme of “Accelerate Change,” the summit takes place Aug. 3-4 at the Henry B. González Convention Center. The event – a partnership between the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Air Force Civil Engineer...
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?AGAN, POLAND — U.S. Army Soldiers with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division participated in a guided tour at the Great Escape museum in ?agan, Poland, July 5, 2021. The Great Escape was a massive escape attempt from Stalag Luft III, a prisoner of war (POW) camp in ?agan, Poland, controlled by...
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