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Air Force leader: Some pilots want to avoid F-22

Posted May 2, 2012 by by Brock Vergakis

Some of the nation’s 200 F-22 Raptor pilots want to be moved into other jobs because of oxygen-deficit problems with the stealth fighter, an Air Force leader said April 30. Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va., told reporters that a “very small” number of pilots…

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Global Strike Command leader previews B-52 upgrades

Posted May 14, 2012 by Air Force photographs by Jet Fabara

Lt. Gen. Jim Kowalski operates the combat network communications technology program on board a B-52H Stratofortress test bomber May 2, 2012, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The communications program is designed to bring the B-52H from the analog to the digital age…

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Guard, Reserve leaders discuss budget issues

Posted May 29, 2012 by by Amaani Lyle

The military’s reserve components remain ready and capable despite budget cuts and their transition from a strategic to operational force, senior National Guard and Reserve officials told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee May 23. As the drawdown continues in Afghanistan, the Guard and Reserve will maintain deployment-ready units undeterred by force structure changes such…

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Military leaders discuss operations during Pacific region air boss conference

Posted June 15, 2012 by by SSgt. Stefanie Torres

Military leaders from the U.S. and the Republic of Korea gathered at Osan Air Base, South Korea, June 13-14 to discuss airpower strategies in the Pacific region. The bilateral air boss conference is an annual...

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ANGLICO jumps with British army commandos

Posted June 26, 2012 by by Cpl. Benjamin Crilly

Marines and sailors from the 1st and 3rd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Companies conducted a live jupm with members of the 148th British army commandoes at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., June 15. The jump was part of Exercise Burmese Chase and afforded Marines and their British counterparts the…

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U.S.-Afghanistan alliance important to DOD, spokesman says

Posted July 9, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

The U.S. government’s designation of Afghanistan as a major non-NATO ally is “extremely important” to the Defense Department, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said July 9. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the designation July 7 after meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the Afghan capital of Kabul. It is intended to provide a…

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USS Nimitz first to test use of aviation biofuels

Posted July 18, 2012 by By PO3 Devin Wray

The nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz was the first ship to receive and test the use of a new blend of hydro processed renewable jet (HRJ-5) and aviation (JP-5) fuel on aircraft July 17, as part of the...

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Carter visits DMZ, U.S. troops at end of Asia-Pacific tour

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter got a close look at some of North Korea's forces and spoke to some 300 of the U.S. troops stationed in South Korea to deter them July 26.

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Marines conclude testing of Navy-developed unmanned ground systems

Posted August 9, 2012 by by John J. Joyce

More than 150 U.S. Marines joined Navy civilian engineers to test and develop new methods of keeping warfighters away from improvised explosive devices with unmanned systems like the one displayed here....

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FRCSE powers up some of Navy’s mightiest engines

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U.S. Navy and Marine Corps pilots fly fixed-wing aircraft that are turbine powered, some by internal fans and others by external propellers, with engines requiring service and repair often performed at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla. FRCSE is expanding its manufacturing capabilities using technologically advanced equipment, such as vertical and high-speed grinders and precision…

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