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SM-3 Block IB guided missile

SM-3 Block IB guided missile

A Raytheon-made Standard Missile-3 Block IB is fired from the Aegis Ashore weapon system at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii.

May 21, 2014 3:39 pm
Planes linked to post-Vietnam Agent Orange exposure were stored in Tucson

Planes linked to post-Vietnam Agent Orange exposure were stored in Tucson

An Air Force C-123 flies along a South Vietnamese road spraying defoliants on dense jungle to eliminate potential ambush sites

August 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Vets, lawmakers pan new medal

Vets, lawmakers pan new medal

Obverse view of the new Distinguished Warfare Medal.

February 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Drone, cyber warriors get new medal

Drone, cyber warriors get new medal

The newly announced Distinguished Warfare Medal, above, will recognize achievement in operating drones and cyberattacks.

February 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Fallen soldiers

Fallen soldiers

Sgt. 1st Class Ryan J. Savard, 29, from Sierra Vista and based at Fort Bragg, died Oct. 13, 2012,  from small arms fire while on patrol during combat operations in the Khanabad District in Afghanistan. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Com…

October 14, 2012 1:39 pm
Fallen soldiers

Fallen soldiers

Staff Sgt. Orion N. Sparks, 29, was killed Sept. 26, 2012, in Pul-E Alam, in eastern Afghanistan, when an insurgent detonated a suicide vest near his patrol.

September 29, 2012 9:29 pmLoading…
Fallen soldiers

Fallen soldiers

Army Cpl. Charles P. Gaffney Jr., 42, who moved to Tucson as a teen and lived most recently in Phoenix, died Dec. 24, 2008, in Paktika, Afghanistan, when his combat outpost received enemy rocket fire. He was the father of twin 4-year-old girls.

September 29, 2012 7:43 pmLoading…
Fallen soldiers

Fallen soldiers

Army Sgt. Justin Gallegos, 27, died Oct. 3, 2009, in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, one of eight soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division who were killed when hundreds of insurgents stormed a remote outpost near the Pakistan border. Gallegos attended Tucson High Magnet School, and had a 5-year-old son.

September 29, 2012 7:45 pmLoading…
Fallen soldiers

Fallen soldiers

Army Sgt. Gary D. Willett, 34, whose parents live in Tucson, died on Feb. 8, 2008, along with three other soldiers when a roadside bomb struck their Stryker combat vehicle. Willett's former wife and his son live in Alamogordo, N.M., and he considered that his home, though he visited his pare…

September 29, 2012 7:45 pmLoading…
Taliban rockets damage plane of top US general

Taliban rockets damage plane of top US general

Gen. Martin Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was in his staff quarters when the two rockets landed and was unhurt, a spokesman said.

August 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Drone pilots gain respect in Air Force

Drone pilots gain respect in Air Force

A student pilot and a sensor operator man the controls of a MQ-9 Reaper in a ground-based cockpit during training at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, N.Y.

August 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Diversity may help Raytheon avoid cuts

Diversity may help Raytheon avoid cuts

Foreign sales of weapons including the AIM-9X Sidewinder, a short-range air-defense missile, help give Raytheon a cushion against Pentagon cuts.

July 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Airborne missile-defense system is mothballed at D-M 'boneyard'

Airborne missile-defense system is mothballed at D-M 'boneyard'

The laser-equipped plane takes off from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif, on its final flight . The Pentagon retired the missile-defense aircraft after more than 15 years of development and $5 billion in federal funding.

March 05, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
PDF: DOD instruction on animal use

PDF: DOD instruction on animal use

Instruction on the use of animals in Department of Defense programs.

March 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
PDF: Petition for enforcement (Some graphic content)

PDF: Petition for enforcement (Some graphic content)

A petition for enforcement of the "Use of Animals in DoD Programs." Be advised that some of this material is graphic.

March 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Iraqi donkey that befriended Marines makes journey to US to become a therapy animal

Iraqi donkey that befriended Marines makes journey to US to become a therapy animal

Smoke the donkey takes part in a Freedom Walk on Sept. 11, 2008, at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq. The donkey became the friend and mascot of a group of U.S. Marines living in Iraq's Anbar province nearly three years ago.

May 15, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
##caption##Bin Laden ran his empire from shabby office, videos show##/caption##

##caption##Bin Laden ran his empire from shabby office, videos show##/caption##

In this scene from a video seized from the compound of Osama bin Laden and released Saturday, the terrorist leader watches a television showing an image of President Obama. The U.S. released a handful of videos, selected to show bin Laden in an unflattering light.

May 08, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Army to make recruiting film, seeking Afghans, at Huachuca

Army to make recruiting film, seeking Afghans, at Huachuca

If you think you look like these Afghan tribal elders, a Phoenix casting company may have work for you in a film aimed at finding translators.

October 22, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Agent Orange blame widens

Agent Orange blame widens

A U.S. Air Force C-123 flies low along a South Vietnamese highway spraying defoliant on dense growth to eliminate ambush sites for the Viet Cong.

August 31, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Pirates no match for US frigate

Pirates no match for US frigate

A day before the Nicholas was fired upon, the crew of the USS Farragut, above, disabled a pirate skiff in the Indian Ocean.

April 02, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Military to probe rifle scopes inscribed with Bible references

Military to probe rifle scopes inscribed with Bible references

An Iraqi policeman checks out an M-4 carbine assault rifle in Hayy. Many rifles used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan bear scopes inscribed with Scripture references, something the military is investigating.

January 20, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
US troops to pour into Afghanistan

US troops to pour into Afghanistan

 

December 12, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Noisy F-35 still without a home

Noisy F-35 still without a home

 

November 30, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Raytheon delivers new heat-ray system

Raytheon delivers new heat-ray system

 

September 12, 2007 12:00 am
Raytheon wins Air Force contract

Raytheon wins Air Force contract

 

September 04, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
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