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Military to reduce community, public outreach

Posted October 21, 2013 by Karen Parrish

Pentagon officials announced a plan Oct. 18 that will enable the military services to resume conducting community and public outreach activities in the new fiscal year, but at a significantly reduced capacity. This cost-cutting measure will yield a savings of $104 million in fiscal year 2014. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined the Pentagons new strategic…

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US Army awards Raytheon $71.7 million to continue modernizing Patriot fleet

Posted October 21, 2013 by

Raytheon received $71.7 million in contracts from the U.S. Army to upgrade the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System with the modernized Radar Digital Processor (RDP) and Modern Man Station. The increased processing power of the RDP improves the radar’s reliability by 40 percent. The greater situational awareness with the new MMS increases safety and…

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Veterans

Group wants grass replanted at military cemetery

Posted October 21, 2013 by

A group of veterans, relatives of buried soldiers and others are continuing their efforts to convince the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to replant grass a military cemetery in West Texas. The landscape of the Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, Texas, reflects that found in the rest of the city. As part of…

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News Briefs: October 17, 2013

Posted October 17, 2013 by

Delegation lobbies for Alaska base for F-35s Alaska’s congressional delegation is lobbying Air Force leaders to base the F-35s at Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks. U.S. Sens. Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski, along with Rep. Don Young, sent a letter to Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Air Force Chief of…

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Northrop Grumman sponsors Australia UAV Challenge Competition

Posted October 17, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman photograph Dickson College unmanned air vehicle Dickson College unmanned air vehicle teammates work on their aircraft during the UAV Challenge – Outback Rescue in Australia. Northrop Grumman is sponsoring the 2013 and 2014 UAV Challenge ñ Outback Rescue, a competition in which students develop unmanned airborne vehicles that locate and deliver an emergency…

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Tyndall stands up new F-22 squadron – 24 total aircraft

Posted October 17, 2013 by Ashley M. Wright

Air Force photograph by Ashley M. Wright The 95th Fighter Squadron will reactivate Oct. 11 and will be the home of the transported F-22 Raptor combat-coded squadron. The 95th FS called Tyndall home for more than three decades deactivating in 2010. The reactivation allows for the cost-saving efforts of using already existing signs, facilities and…

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Northrop Grumman to upgrade French Navy E-2C Hawkeye Fleet

Posted October 17, 2013 by

Under a $34.5 million U.S. Navy contract, Northrop Grumman will modify the French Navy’s fleet of three E-2C Hawkeyes with an upgraded Identification Friend or Foe system, further increasing commonality and interoperability with U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. IFF systems enable warfighters to distinguish between friendly forces and enemies. Included in the upgrade will…

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Shutdown endangers reserve component readiness

Posted October 17, 2013 by Jim Garamone

Reserve component personnel continue to be affected by the government shutdown, and officials are concerned about readiness. Within DOD, the reserve components are the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, the Army Reserve, the Air Force Reserve, the Navy Reserve and the Marine Corps Reserve. The Coast Guard Reserve comes under the Department of…

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Lockheed Martin to build JLTV at facility in Camden, Ark.

Posted October 17, 2013 by

Lockheed Martin will move production of its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to an assembly line at the companys award-winning Camden, Ark., manufacturing complex, where the company expects to gain significant production efficiencies and cost reductions. Lockheed Martin is implementing a low-risk production plan that will take advantage of the proven, outstanding Camden manufacturing operation and…

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Events

International Seapower Symposium cancelled

Posted October 17, 2013 by

The 21st International Seapower Symposium, scheduled for Oct. 22-25 in Newport, R.I., was cancelled Oct. 15 as a result of the government shutdown. “Despite our best intentions, the absence of funding associated with the Federal Government shutdown precludes us from hosting this important event,” said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert. ISS is conducted…

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