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Pentagon still grappling with rules of cyberwar

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon is still grappling with how to write the rules of cyberwarfare, such as when and how to fire back against a computer-based attack, senior military leaders told Congress July 25. Four months ago the military’s top cyberwarrior predicted the rules would be ironed out in a “month or two” and sent to other…

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End of an era for Academy’s gliders

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Amber Baillie

The TG-10C gliders that have been the Air Force Academy's sailplane of choice for basic and aerobatic training for the last decade ascended for its final flight in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 23.

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Air Force partners with schools, universities to promote STEM

Posted July 27, 2012 by by 1st Lt. Ashleigh Peck

Teachers from across the U.S. became students for a week during an Air Force-sponsored ASM International Materials Camp July 13 at Howard University, Washington, D.C.

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DOD approves plan to lift F-22 restrictions

Posted July 26, 2012 by by MSgt. Amaani Lyle

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said here July 24 the Air Force has data indicating the cause of the F-22 Raptor's hypoxia-related incidents stem from the quantity, not the quality, of oxygen available...

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Misawa F-16s resume flying

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MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) — The 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan, resumed flying operations July 26, 2012, following a five-day review of the wing’s F-16s. Col. Al Wimmer, 35th Fighter Wing and Misawa Air Base installation vice commander, ordered a temporary suspension to flying operations after a Misawa-based F-16 developed a problem…

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Navy to christen amphibious transport dock ship

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The Navy will christen the newest amphibious transport dock ship, Somerset, July 28, 2012, during a ceremony at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Avondale, La. The ship is named in honor of the courageous passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93. Their actions prevented terrorist hijackers from reaching their destination only to have…

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Air Force will thrive despite fiscal challenges

Posted July 26, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The Air Force has reinvigorated the service's nuclear mission, incorporated unmanned aerial capabilities and made progress in acquisition, the service's chief of staff told reporters July 24.

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Special operations more than just combat

Posted July 26, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

The nation expects special operations forces to be successful every time they are called upon, but they’re not wholly about combat, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said in Aspen, Colo., July 25 during a discussion moderated by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer at the Aspen Institute’s annual security forum. “We get a lot of notoriety…

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Panetta approves plan to lift F-22 flight limits

Posted July 24, 2012 by By Lilita C. Baldor

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has approved an Air Force plan to begin lifting flight restrictions on the F-22 stealth fighter jet, following the ongoing correction of oxygen deficit problems that grounded and restricted the fleet for months.

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,921

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As of July 24, 2012, at least 1,921 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,598 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s…

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