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U.S. sending commandos, combat aircraft to Philippines

Posted April 15, 2016 by Lolita C. Baldor

In a military buildup certain to inflame tensions with China, the United States said April 14 it will send troops and combat aircraft to the Philippines for regular, more frequent rotations, and will conduct more joint sea and air patrols with Philippine forces in the South China Sea. The announcement by U.S. Defense Secretary Ash…

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Australia’s planned military buildup focuses on navy

Posted February 26, 2016 by Rod McGuirk

CANBERRA, Australia–Australia will bolster its naval strength with more submarines and warships as part of a long-term military buildup needed to maintain peace in the Asia-Pacific region, the prime minister said Feb. 25. Australia plans to double the size of its submarine fleet to 12 as well as commissioning three additional destroyers, nine anti-submarine frigates…

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Stennis sailors visit Guam elementary school

Posted March 4, 2016 by Smn. Dakota Rayburn

Sailors from USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) participated in a community relations (COMREL) event at Wettengel Elementary School in Dededo Village, during a port call.

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Russian military shows off its elite aerobatic flying teams

Posted May 23, 2016 by

KUBINKA AIR BASE, Russia–The Russian military’s elite aerobatic squadrons have marked their 25-year jubilee with an air show outside Moscow. The Strizhi (the Swifts) aerobatic team flying MiG-29 jets and the Russkiye Vityazi (the Russian Knights) operating the heavier Su-27 fighters performed May 21 before enthusiastic crowds at their home base west of the Russian…

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AGE mechanics provide vital mission support

Posted March 4, 2016 by TSgt. James Hodgman

AGE mechanics at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, provide vital support to the mission. The 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron’s Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, is the largest AGE Flight in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

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Ash Carter accuses Russia of ‘nuclear saber-rattling’

Posted May 4, 2016 by Robert Burns

STUTTGART, Germany–Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a U.S. military changing-of-the-guard ceremony May 3 to blast Russian aggression in Europe, saying Moscow is “going backward in time” with warlike actions that compel a U.S. military buildup on NATO’s eastern flank. “We do not seek a cold — let alone a hot — war with Russia,” Carter…

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Airmen, aircraft participate in major South Korean defense expo

Posted October 30, 2015 by SSgt. Amber Grimm

Nearly 150 U.S. service members and a handful of aircraft, including an F-22 Raptor demonstration, entertained a record-breaking crowd for the 2015 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition at the Seoul Airport Oct. 24-25.

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Seoul says North Korean missile launch apparently fails

Posted April 15, 2016 by Foster Klug and Hyung-jin Kim

SEOUL, South Korea—A North Korean launch of a missile on the birthday of its revered founder appears to have failed, South Korean and U.S. defense officials said April 15. The officials provided few details, including the type of missile, of what would be an embarrassing failure, if confirmed. The launch comes as the two Koreas…

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French company scores huge Australian submarine contract

Posted April 27, 2016 by RodMcGuirk and Raphael Satter

Australia’s largest-ever defense contract has gone to a French shipbuilder to produce a new generation of submarines, thrilling officials in Paris and inaugurating half a century of close defense cooperation between the nations. French state-controlled defense contractor DCNS won out over Germany’s ThysennKrupp Marine Systems and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to build 12 conventional submarines…

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Norwegian F-35 flies for first time under Norwegian command

Posted December 18, 2015 by A1C Ridge Shan

Maj. Morten Hanche, a Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35 Lightning II student pilot training with the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flew the first Norwegian F-35 sortie Dec. 14.

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