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Trump: ‘We are going to have the Space Force’

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday threw a wrench into the Pentagon’s carefully laid out plans to analyze how best to reorganize the military’s space forces. In remarks kicking off a meeting of the National Space Council, Trump pointedly directed the Pentagon to create a Space Force as a “separate but equal” branch of the U.S. military. “We are going [...]

Eagle Vision program highlights International and Total Force partnership

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Eagle Vision, a collection of deployable satellite downlink stations that process commercial satellite imagery in near-real time, has enabled Air Force Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief efforts for nearly three decades.The stations’ ability to quickly collect and disseminate the latest satellite imagery to Airmen, combatant commands, U.S. government agencies and international partners makes the system a unique [...]

USS Truman Sailors Feel the Heat During Damage Control Drills

MEDITERRANEAN SEA -- The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman’s alarm system announces general quarters. It’s another damage control drill, and the Truman’s crew head to their stations. Then, for one sailor, everything goes black. “I couldn’t breathe and my body started to hurt … you couldn’t tell I was sweating because of the firefighting ensemble, but you could see [...]

Face of Defense: Former Monk Trades Robes for Air Force Uniform

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- For most people, spending a day without their cell phone is an impossible feat. To spend 30 days without a phone, writing, reading, talking or even eye contact would seem unfathomable, but for Thailand Buddhist monks, this is their world. After spending 18 years in that world as a monk, Airman 1st Class Kornkawee [...]

Operation Roundup Hits ISIS Remnants in Iraq, Syria

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners have increased offensive activity against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Iraq and Syria throughout the months of May and June. Since the May 1 start of Operation Roundup, Syrian Democratic Forces resumed major offensive operations in the Middle Euphrates River Valley. [...]

Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Majid Shoukat Khan

IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Operations Release No: PA-024-18June 18, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL The Department of Defense and the Office of Military Commissions will allocate seats for news media aboard military-chartered aircraft for travel from Joint Base Andrews to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to cover military commission pre-trial proceedings scheduled for United States v. Majid Shoukat Khan, July 17 – 18. Travel is scheduled to [...]

President to sign space traffic management policy

WASHINGTON — President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. The president is expected to sign Space Policy Directive 3 during a meeting of the National Space Council at the White House. The policy addresses several issues regarding the monitoring [...]

Coalition Partners Seize, Destroy ISIS Drug Cache in Southern Syria

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Coalition-supported forces destroyed an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-owned cache of narcotic drugs in southern Syria, June 12, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. The drugs, estimated to have a black market value of $1.4 million, were seized by the coalition's Maghawir al-Thowra partners during counter-ISIS operations within the 34-mile de-confliction zone [...]

Cruz still studying what agency should oversee non-traditional commercial space missions

WASHINGTON — A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. Speaking at a meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) June 14, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate’s space subcommittee, said he is still working [...]

Carbon nanotube optics poised to provide pathway to optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., June 18, 2018—Researchers at Los Alamos and partners in France and Germany are exploring the enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes as single-photon emitters for quantum information processing. Their analysis of progress in the field is published in this week’s edition of the journal Nature Materials. “We are particularly interested in advances in nanotube integration into photonic cavities [...]

Mattis Salutes U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Graduates

WASHINGTON -- The United States needs its Merchant Marine officers to employ discipline, strategic thinking and strong ethics in the often challenging and dangerous maritime transport industry, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said today during his commencement remarks to 187 graduates at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. The new Merchant Marine officers will be performing [...]

Mattis: Naval War College Grads Will Tackle Today's Security Challenges

By Terri Moon Cronk, Dept. of Defense WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told this year's U.S. Naval War College graduates, June 15, he is confident they'll carry forward the legacy of the school's founding officers as they take their intellectual firepower forward to tackle the security challenges of our time."[We] are witnessing a world awash in change [...]

Commencement Address by Secretary Mattis at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Commencement Address by Secretary Mattis at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Transcript View Press Operations Secretary of Defense James N. MattisJune 16, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL     SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JAMES N. MATTIS:  Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.  Thanks very much.       (APPLAUSE)     Well, if you clap like that when I'm done, I'll feel real [...]

Contracts For June 15, 2018

Press Operations Release No: CR-113-18June 15, 2018 PRINT  |  E-MAIL CONTRACTS   NAVY   Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $503,228,000 for a not-to-exceed modification to a previously issued firm-fixed-price delivery order 0584 placed against basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020).  This modification provides for air vehicle initial spares, to include F-35Lightning II deployment spares packages, [...]