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Panetta, Dempsey say Pentagon feels sequestration’s shadow

Posted April 17, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The shadow of sequestration is being cast over the Defense Department, and members of Congress must act to dissipate it, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said April 16. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke about sequestration and the defense budget during a news conference at the…

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Army, Air Force conduct joint airdrop training

Posted April 22, 2012 by by SSgt. Kenneth A. Foss

Airdrops provide the means to distribute vital equipment and supplies to soldiers in isolated locations with rough terrain, inadequate delivery routes and enemy activities. The use of airdrops, as opposed to resupplying by way of ground transportation, can reduce the risk of roadside bombs and…

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Summit will deal with range of issues, NATO general says

Posted May 9, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Afghanistan will dominate the NATO summit in Chicago later this month, but alliance leaders will deal with other issues as well, a senior NATO commander said May 8. Gen. Stephane Abrial of the French air force told the Defense Writers Group the nations’ leaders also will deal with partnership capability, “smart defense” and other matters….

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Navy commissions Amphibious Transport Dock Ship San Diego

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The Navy will commission the newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship San Diego during a 10 a.m., PDT, ceremony May 19 in San Diego, Calif. The ship is named for the city of San Diego...

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New upgrades revitalize B-1B Lancers

Posted June 4, 2012 by by A1C Charles V. Rivezzo

B-1B Lancers are currently undergoing the most advanced hardware and software upgrades to date as part of the Sustainment-Block 16 program. Sustainment-Block 16 upgrades include a fully integrated data...

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Australian airmen glimpse future at Red Flag-Alaska

Posted June 18, 2012 by by A1C Omari Bernard

Men and women in flight suits of green passed through the halls in a hive of activity. The building was buzzing with the language and accents of different nationalities, all in preparation for the day's oncoming...

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New AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate takes shape

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The Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate will officially take shape on July 1 as the newest research organization...

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Pacific Partnership 2012 Welcomes New Participants

Posted July 10, 2012 by by PO2 Kristopher Regan

Nearly half way through the Pacific Partnership 2012 mission, another wave of participants from various countries and non-governmental organizations joined the ship’s team while in port in Subic Bay, Philippines, July 7. While in Subic Bay, 131 staff finished their role in the mission and were replaced by 139 new team members eager to start…

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Panetta lauds first international F-35 delivery to United Kingdom

Posted July 18, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

After a meeting July 18 with the United Kingdom's top defense official, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta lauded an important milestone in...

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New flight control mode improves F-35C handling on landing approach

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The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., completed the first dedicated test flight May 4...

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