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Officials weigh resource priorities during sequester

Posted June 17, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

In light of recent budget woes, Defense Department officials are weighing resource priorities and moving toward the decision phase for the fiscal year 2014 budget, a Pentagon official said at the National Defense Industrial Association National Logistics Forum June 14. During the strategic choices management review designed to plan a timeline over the next five…

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Business

ATK agrees to multi-million dollar contract to produce composite aft fan cases for Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97

Posted June 17, 2013 by

ATK has announced the award of a contract valued at more than $50 million from Rolls-Royce plc, United Kingdom, to produce aft fan composite cases for the new Trent XWB-97 engine. The contract has the potential to grow to more than $200 million. This Rolls-Royce engine is the sole engine now available to power the…

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Space

NASA’s newest solar mission spacecraft ready for launch

Posted June 17, 2013 by

The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph spacecraft is on track for a launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., June 26. IRIS will fill a crucial gap in the ability of scientists to advance Sun-Earth connection studies by tracing the flow of energy and plasma through a dynamic interface region ├▒ the chromosphere and transition region…

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Military plans would put women in most combat jobs

Posted June 17, 2013 by Lolita C. Baldor

Women may be able to start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later under plans set to be announced by the Pentagon that would slowly bring women into thousands of combat jobs, including those in elite special operations forces. Details of the plans were obtained by The Associated Press….

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Business

AAR signs partnering agreement with Boeing to support rotorcraft for Royal Netherlands Air Force

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AAR and Boeing have signed a formal partnering agreement that enables AAR to provide component maintenance, repair and overhaul support for Boeing rotorcraft owned and operated by the Royal Netherlands Air Force. The alliance focuses initially on components for the RNLAF’s fleet of Boeing Chinook CH-47s and Apache AH-64s. The AAR /Boeing agreement will leverage…

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Space

NASA selects next generation of space explorers

Posted June 17, 2013 by

After an extensive year-and-a-half search, NASA has a new group of potential astronauts who will help the agency push the boundaries of exploration and travel to new destinations in the solar system, including an asteroid and Mars. Eight candidates have been selected to be NASA’s newest astronaut trainees, hoping to be among those who are…

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Business

Jim Maser named GenCorp head of corporate strategy , development

Posted June 17, 2013 by

GenCorp Inc., headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., has announced the ppointment of Jim Maser as vice president for Corporate Strategy and Development for the company. Reporting to GenCorp’s President and CEO Scott Seymour, Maser will focus on the growth of GenCorp’s business base and shareholder value. “We are very fortunate to have Jim Maser lead our…

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Army photograph Markus Rauchenberger
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Defense

Individual Carbine competition concludes with no winner

Posted June 17, 2013 by C. Todd Lopez

Army photograph Markus Rauchenberger Spec. Ethan Esposito, Joint Multinational Training Command, fires his M4 carbine rifle during United States Army Europe’s Best Warrior Competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, July 31, 2012. The Army has been, since 2008, looking for a follow-on weapon for the M4 carbine. In 2011, it began the Individual Carbine competition. Recently, the…

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Veterans

Deadline looms for Ohio veterans to claim bonuses from state

Posted June 17, 2013 by Lisa Cornwell

Time is running out for eligible military veterans to claim Ohio bonuses of up to $1,500, and officials are worried that thousands of veterans may miss out by not applying. Navy veteran Robert Erb III describes his bonus for service in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan war eras as a ├Čreal blessing for him and…

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News Briefs June 14, 2013

Posted June 14, 2013 by

Top military leader disputes diplomat on Benghazi The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says four members of Army special forces in Tripoli were never told to stand down after the attack last year on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey disputed the claim by former top diplomat Gregory…

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