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Green Flag gains new dimensions

Posted October 3, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed

The final rendition of Green Flag-West for fiscal year 2014, brought in many firsts. Green Flag 14-10 took place Sept. 12 to 26.

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Army Reserve lays down the hammer, striking through mine fields with a force

Posted November 3, 2014 by SFC Michel Sauret

It looks like a giant rototiller, except the Army doesn't intend on planting gardens with it.

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16T Pitch Boom reactivated to support wind tunnel tests

Posted November 26, 2014 by Deidre Ortiz

The reactivation of the 16T Pitch Boom mechanism at the 16 foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) is providing an alternate model system for new Arnold Engineering Development Complex test customers.

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Future aircraft to be faster, have smaller logistics footprint

Posted April 13, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

The Army’s aircraft of the future will be faster than what the service has now, it will carry more weight, it will require less of a logistical footprint, and officials said it will better do what Army aviation is meant to do: serve the ground commander. While what is now being called “Future Vertical Lift,”…

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Speckles, completes the last UAV flight in Iraq

Posted May 2, 2012 by by Chandra Lloyd

A 38-pound unmanned aerial vehicle with a 10- foot wing span takes center stage as being the last UAV to take off and land in Iraq. Dubbed Speckles, the unmanned aerial vehicle system was a collaboration of...

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Army completes network design for Capability Set 13

Posted May 15, 2012 by Story and Photograph by Claire Schwerin

The network design is the outcome of the Network Integration Evaluations and Agile Process, the Army’s new approach to rapidly developing, acquiring and fielding integrated mission command capabilities. Now that the network design is complete, the Army is…

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Shadow ‘enhanced platoons’ meet growing need in Afghanistan

Posted May 30, 2012 by by James Ryan

When the Afghan theater commander called on the Army to increase the number of Shadow platoons in theater during the height of the 2011 Operation Enduring Freedom summer campaign, the Army was ready...

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Panetta, Peres meet on security issues, defense relationship

Posted June 13, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta met with Israeli President Shimon Peres June 11 at the Pentagon to discuss security issues of mutual concern and the nations' strong defense relationship, Press Secretary...

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Air Force officials announce milestone Atlas V launch

Posted June 21, 2012 by by Amaani Lyle

As part of the Defense Department's ongoing efforts to maintain assured, affordable access to space through 2030, the Atlas V rocket successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 at Florida's Cape Canaveral on June 20, Air Force officials said.

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Panetta welcomes opening of Pakistan supply lines

Posted July 3, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta July 3 welcomed Pakistan’s decision to open ground lines of communication on the border with Afghanistan that have been closed since November. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the decision after a telephone call this morning with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar. “As I have made clear,” Panetta…

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