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Airmen deploy in support of downed Black Hawk

Posted October 22, 2012 by SrA. Bryan Swink

Courtesy photograph TSgt. Peter Feliciano Jr., 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron Air Transportation joint inspector, conducts an inspection of a downed UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Forward Operating Base Chakhcharan. Feliciano and the JI team prepared the Black Hawk to ensure all hazardous material and cargo were properly secured so it could be loaded and…

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Nation faces ‘dangerous and unpredictable’ world

Posted October 19, 2012 by Claudette Roulo

The Hampton Roads area of Virginia has played a vital role in the history of the United States, and of the military in particular, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said in Norfolk, Va., Oct. 19. Since the Civil War and the first battle between two ironclad ships, the area has been on the leading edge…

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JLTV program moves into EMD phase

Posted October 19, 2012 by Kris Osborn

Courtesy photograph The AM General BRV-O vehicle is one of three in the Army’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program’s Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase. The U.S. Army-led Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or JLTV program, is beginning a 33-month Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase, also known as EMD. The EMD phase is designed to test and…

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Army fields next-generation radarby Kris Osborn Army News Service

Posted October 18, 2012 by by Kris Osborn

Several next-generation, mobile Counter Target Acquisition, or CTA radar systems are now able to provide Soldiers with a 360-degree protective envelope or warning capability against incoming enemy rocket, artillery and mortar fire, service officials said Oct. 10, at a Pentagon display.

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SkySat balloon, payload launch impresses Army officials

Posted October 18, 2012 by by DJ Montoya

The crisp early morning of Oct. 11 saw a number of hot air balloons in the sky above Colorado Springs Airport. However, one balloon had a particular mission and stood out from the rest.

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Navy to christen assault ship America

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The Navy will christen the amphibious assault ship, America, Oct. 20, during a 10 a.m., CDT, ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss.

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New ARL thermoelectric technology, approaches to reclaim wasted energy

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In one of its latest research projects, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is investigating thermoelectric properties of materials on the Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aerial System, and techniques that could convert heat into energy.

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U.S. partners with Israel for Exercise Austere Challenge

Posted October 17, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

More than 3,500 American service members will join with Israeli allies for Exercise Austere Challenge 2012 in Israel next week, U.S. and Israeli officials said Oct. 17. The exercise will be conducted throughout Israel and off-shore, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Craig A. Franklin and Israel Defense Forces Brig. Gen. Nitzan Nuriel said during a…

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Army offers early retirement opportunity for Soldiers

Posted October 17, 2012 by by David Vergun

Soldiers with at least 15 but less than 20 years of service may be eligible for early retirement.

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DOD augments stability operations with partners, private sector

Posted October 17, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

Conducting stability operations is a core mission for the U.S. military, but the Defense Strategic Guidance and 10 years of war make clear a continuing need to augment the range of such operations with the skills of regional partners and the private sector, a senior defense official said Oct. 16. James A. Schear, deputy assistant…

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