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Arizona's Luke Air Force Base gets F-35 mission

The Department of Defense has chosen Luke Air Force Base in Glendale for the new pilot training center for the F-35 fighter jets, city officials announced Wednesday.

Tags: DoD , F-35 , F-16 , Luke Air Force Base , DoD Report

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 08:47pm EDT

Retiring Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Schwartz talks F22 safety during final press conference

Outgoing Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz, who retires in August, spoke to reporters during his last press conference at the Pentagon about the challenges facing the branch amid tensions with Congress and new geo-politics that pose security threats.

Tags: Pentagon Solutions , In Depth , Pentagon , Norton Schwartz , Fighter Jets , F-22

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 06:21pm EDT

Air Force swears in new vice chief of staff

Lt. Gen. Larry Spencer was pinned with his fourth star and was officially sworn in as the Air Force's vice chief of staff. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz did the honors during a Pentagon ceremony Friday. Spencer previously served as the director of force structure, resources and assessment with the Joint Staff.

Tags: Navy , DoD , DoD Report , Larry Spencer , Norton Schwartz , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 07:50pm EDT

Military branches refine cyber roles

Two years after U.S. Cyber Command became operational, the military services that provide its cyber forces are beginning to more tightly define their respective responsibilities in the joint cyber environment. Gen. Keith Alexander issued a memo recently giving each of the services a lead cyber role for specific geographic areas of the world.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Cybersecurity , Cyber Command , Keith Alexander , Army , Navy , Marine Corps , Rhett Hernandez , Suzanne Vautrinot , Michael Rogers , Mac Thornberry , Jared Serbu

Monday - 07/30/2012, 05:21am EDT

Pentagon chief says website to list award winners

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says a new Pentagon website will list the names of those Americans who have earned the Medal of Honor since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Tags: Jason Chaffetz , Stolen Valor Act , DoD , Army , VFW , DoD Update

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 10:47am EDT

AF Chief of Staff takes last flight as active-duty officer

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz has taken his last flight as an active-duty officer. Gen. Schwartz flew aboard a MC-130E Combat Talon I out of Hurlburt Field on Thursday for his "fini flight." He joined an MC-130E crew on a local training sortie.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Norton Schwartz , DoD , DoD Report

Monday - 07/16/2012, 07:59pm EDT

Airmen fly high with iPads

About 700 airmen just received iPads to use as electronic flight bags.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , iPads , Technology

Monday - 07/16/2012, 08:51am EDT

Air Force awards 5 contracts for cybersecurity project

The Air Force has awarded contracts to five companies to help it with a long-term cybersecurity project.

Tags: Contracting , Acquisition , DoD , Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 08:30am EDT
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