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In a groundbreaking achievement, the RTX Interceptor has recently demonstrated its unparalleled capabilities by successfully defeating a ballistic missile target in a recent test. The RTX Interceptor, an advanced missile defense system, has proven its mettle by intercepting and neutralizing a ballistic missile target with precision. This success underscores the cutting-edge technology and innovative engineering that RTX has brought to the...
The expansion of outer space from a mysterious frontier to a crucial component of contemporary life has led to the integration of satellites in communication, navigation, weather forecasting, and various other domains. Consequently, ensuring the security of these vital assets has emerged as a pressing concern. This article delves into the proactive and multidimensional approach undertaken by U.S. intelligence agencies in collaboration with...
In a move to bolster support for transitioning service members, the Pentagon has undertaken a significant realignment of the SkillBridge program. This program, which facilitates the transition of military personnel into civilian careers, is undergoing strategic changes aimed at enhancing its effectiveness and expanding its impact. The SkillBridge program's realignment underscores the commitment of the Department of Defense (DoD) to ensuring a...
Did you know that the Purple Heart is America's oldest military award? In 1782, although the Revolutionary War was basically over and peace talks were happening in Paris, Gen. George Washington needed a way to quell the talk of rebellion. Congress was running out of money after years of war against England. Troops were hungry and unpaid and there was talk of mutiny. He decided to create the Badge of Military Merit to recognize heroic acts...
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Engineers from various squadrons of the 103rd Airlift Wing worked on building homes for disabled Cherokee veterans June 26 – July 7. The work is part of the multi-year rotational project known as the Cherokee Veterans Housing Initiative, which provides training for the Airmen and 21 houses built by the project’s completion. Air Force Master Sgt. Jon Delaney, the 103rd Civil Engineer...
Service members and civilians honored D-Day veterans during 79th-anniversary ceremonies near Normandy, France. The ceremonies highlighted the efforts of the service members who scaled the cliffs at Normandy in 1944. The Defense Department celebrates these heroes for their selfless service and sacrifice in the name of global peace and security. Source:...
As Americans remember and mourn our fallen heroes this Memorial Day weekend, NASCAR nation will honor and recognize them alongside hundreds of current service members at one of the sport's biggest races of the year. The "600 Miles of Remembrance" is much more than just a race. Since 2018, all of the Defense Department's service branches have joined with NASCAR to honor the U.S. military during the Coca-Cola 600 race at Charlotte Motor...
It might be the well-stocked kitchens, the shelves of movies or the wheelchair-accessible showers that have drawn hundreds of thousands of military members, veterans and their families to Fisher Houses over the past three decades. But a better guess is it's the comfort and care they receive while there — and the fact that it's free — that really drives guests to want to stay there.   Fisher Houses can be found on...
The Overseas Cost-of-Living Allowance (OCOLA) is an allowance that ensures our Service members who are assigned to a permanent duty station outside the contiguous U.S. (OCONUS) (i.e., foreign countries, U.S. territories, Alaska, and Hawaii) maintain the same level of purchasing power as Service members stationed in CONUS locations —  not less purchasing power, but not more either.   The OCOLA rate pays a differential to...
MCAS MIRAMAR, Calif. -- Third Marine Aircraft Wing reactivated Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 311, an F-35C Lightning II squadron, at Marine Corps Air Station  Miramar, California, April 14, 2023. VMFA-311 is the U.S. Marine Corps’ second F-35C squadron. The F-35C is a land and/or carrier-based platform boasting long-range flight and high weapons payload capabilities. Formerly VMA-311, the Tomcats have made their mark...
From Lt. Cmdr. Joe Keiley, Commander, Task Force 71 Public Affairs BENGALURU, India - Members of the “Royal Maces” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 and “Diamondbacks” of (VFA) 102 joined hundreds of civilian and military exhibitors for the Aero India 2023 aerospace exhibition held at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru, India, Feb. 13-17. Aero India 2023 offers a venue to build stronger...
By Capt. Mikel Arcovitch, Joint Force Headquarters - Vermont National Guard Public Affairs COLCHESTER, Vt. – Twenty Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers will compete in the 2023 Edelweiss Raid mountain warfare race in Austria March 1-2. The team will represent the U.S. Army in the race, which features some of the best military units worldwide. The Edelweiss Raid is a grueling event that challenges Soldiers mentally...