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Veterans

Veterans spend a day at the shooting range

Posted June 30, 2014 by Diane Betzler

Resident veterans from the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster, Calif., participated in what has become the third annual target shoot event at the Mojave Elks Trap & Skeet Range, June 24.

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Headlines June 27, 2014

Posted June 27, 2014 by

News: Pentagon assigns two-star general to oversee assessment in Iraq, a sign of task’s sensitivity – The U.S. military named a two-star general to head up the teams that have been sent to Iraq to determine what U.S. military assistance might help halt the advance of radical Islamist insurgents who’ve seized control of much of the…

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News Briefs June 27, 2014

Posted June 27, 2014 by

U.S. to disband anti-terror force in Philippines American and Filipino officials say the U.S. is disbanding an anti-terror task force composed of hundreds of elite military forces after more than a decade of helping fight al Qaeda-linked militants in the southern Philippines. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said June 26 that the Philippines has been notified…

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Air Force awards new combat rescue helicopter contract

Posted June 27, 2014 by SSgt. Carlin Leslie

The Air Force awarded a $1.28 billion contract for the initial engineering and manufacturing development phase of the new combat rescue helicopter to Sikorsky Aircraft Company on June 26. The contract also includes procurement of the first four of the program’s planned 112 aircraft. “Over the last 10 years, the Air Force has discussed upgrading…

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Business

Lockheed Martin-led team studying feasibility of linking MDA, U.S. Army battle management systems

Posted June 27, 2014 by

The Missile Defense National Team is conducting a feasibility study on connecting the Missile Defense Agency’s integrated command and control system with the U.S. Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System.  The team, which is led by Lockheed Martin, consists of Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Raytheon, General Dynamics and other companies. This…

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Defense

1,318 selected for promotion to major, lieutenant colonel, colonel

Posted June 27, 2014 by

The Air Force selected 1,318 captains, majors and lieutenant colonels for promotion, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today. Eligible officers were considered during the CY14A Colonel Line of the Air Force Judge Advocate, Lieutenant Colonel LAF/LAF-J and Major LAF-J central selection boards held in March. To see the promotion lists, go to the Air…

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Defense

Aerial surveillance key to NATO efforts

Posted June 27, 2014 by Paul Baker

Courtesy photograph An E-3A aircraft technician works on an engine while deployed to Afghanistan in support of the International Security Assistance Force. The E-3A Component based here is an integrated, multinational, rapidly deployable asset to NATO providing airborne surveillance, command, control, and communication capabilities These are of particular significance to the unit’s key role in…

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Business

Aerojet Rocketdyne completes J-2X testing

Posted June 27, 2014 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, recently completed its final J-2X test series at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Over a period of three years, Aerojet Rocketdyne teams manufactured, assembled and tested four newly developed engine test articles that achieved an accumulated duration of nearly five hours firing time and demonstrated full power operation for twice…

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Defense

USS John Paul Jones makes history with live fire missile tests

Posted June 27, 2014 by Lt. j.g. John F. Tanalega and Ensign Elee Wakim

Guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a series of five live-fire tests for the Baseline 9C Aegis Combat System during Combat Systems Ship's Qualification Trials and Naval Integrated Fire Control Counter Air capability, June 18-20.

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Air Force selects 6,684 for promotion to technical sergeant

Posted June 27, 2014 by

More than 6,684 staff sergeants have been selected for promotion to technical sergeant, Air Force officials said June 26. The 6,684 selected represent 17.43 percent of the 38,344 eligible. To see the selection list, go to the Air Force Portal at https://my.af.mil and select the promotion link, or go to myPers at https://mypers.af.mil, select “search…

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