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President proclaims Memorial Day as ‘Day of Prayer’

Posted May 22, 2015 by

President Barack Obama May 22 saluted the service and sacrifices of America’s military members–past and present–and proclaimed Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, “as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11 a.m. of that day as a time during which people may unite in prayer….

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Air Force leaders’ Memorial Day message

Posted May 22, 2015 by

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following Memorial Day message to the Airmen of the Air Force and their families: To the Airmen of the United States Air Force and their Families: On Memorial Day, Americans pause in solemn remembrance…

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Headlines May 22, 2015

Posted May 22, 2015 by

News: Second Marine killed in Hawaii Osprey crash identified – Marine Corps officials have identified the second Marine to die as a result of the May 17 MV-22B Osprey crash as Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan of Maricopa, Ariz.   Business: Israel defense exports plunge to seven-year low – Israeli defense sales last year plunged to their…

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News Briefs May 22, 2015

Posted May 22, 2015 by

Ukrainian officer hit with third charge in Russia A third charge has been filed against a Ukrainian military officer who has been behind bars in Moscow for nearly a year over the deaths of two Russian journalists in Ukraine. Nadezhda Savchenko, who worked as a spotter for Ukrainian troops fighting separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine,…

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Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

Posted May 22, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

The Army hopes the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves soldiers' ability to put artillery on target.

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Air Force assigns new chief scientist

Posted May 22, 2015 by SrA. Hailey Haux

The Air Force announced the service’s new chief scientist to serve as a science and technology adviser to the secretary of the Air Force and the chief of staff of the Air Force, May 21. Dr. Greg Zacharias will be the 35th chief scientist and is ready to “dive in” to his new role. “I…

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Northrop Grumman names VP, mission assurance for Electronic Systems sector

Posted May 22, 2015 by

Northrop Grumman has appointed Sonal B. Deshpande vice president of mission assurance for the company’s Linthicum-based Electronic Systems sector. In this position, Deshpande is responsible for mission assurance across the sector for all programs, including quality and product assurance, compliance, process excellence and supplier mission assurance. She reports to Gloria A. Flach, corporate vice president…

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TSgt promotion release delayed to allow system validation

Posted May 22, 2015 by

Technical sergeant promotion selection results, originally scheduled for release May 28, will be delayed to enable the Air Force to continue to validate extensive system changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System, officials announced. The 15E6 technical sergeant promotion cycle is the first to incorporate recent changes in the enlisted evaluation and promotion system. Recent…

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Missing World War II Soldier accounted for

Posted May 22, 2015 by

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced today that the remains of a missing World War II U.S. serviceman have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors, according to a DOD news release. U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Alvin Beethe of Elk Creek, Neb., will…

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Freedom completes rough water trials

Posted May 22, 2015 by

The littoral combat ship USS Freedom completed Seakeeping and Structural Loads Trials, commonly referred to as Rough Water Trials in late March the Navy reported May 21. The U.S. Navy must demonstrate the seaworthiness and structural integrity of each new ship class. One of the primary ways the Navy verifies these qualities is through a…

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