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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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DOD approves NATO medals for operations in Africa, Libya

Posted July 24, 2012 by

The Department of Defense announced July 24 that NATO medals for operations in Libya and Africa have been approved for acceptance and wear by eligible U.S. service members and DOD civilian personnel.   The NATO Medal for NATO Operations and Activities in Africa is awarded for service in direct support of one of the following…

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U.S. Osprey aircraft arrive in Japan amid protests

Posted July 24, 2012 by by Eric Talmadge

A shipload of the U.S. military's latest transport aircraft arrived in Japan July 23 amid protests over safety issues that have aggravated...

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Panetta discusses impact of sequestration

Posted July 24, 2012 by DOD photograph by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta met with members of the Aerospace Industries Association, National Defense Industrial Association, and Professional Services Council in Arlington, Va., July 23, 2012.

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Army hosts Network Industry Day

Posted July 24, 2012 by by Claire Heininger Schwerin

As it looks ahead to more Network Integration Evaluations, the Army hosted an industry day at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 19, to discuss opportunities to collaborate on the future tactical...

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Misawa F-16 pilot safely recovered

Posted July 23, 2012 by

The pilot who ejected from a U.S. F-16 aircraft early July 22 was retrieved around 5:30 p.m., Japanese time, July 22 by a combined effort from Japanese and U.S. civilian and military assets. The pilot is in stable condition aboard a U.S. commercial vessel. The incident occurred approximately 11:30 a.m., JKT, as the F-16 Fighting…

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Squadron overhauls record number of KC-135 booms

Posted July 23, 2012 by by Mike W. Ray

Repairs of KC-135 aerial refueling booms at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., reached a record level last month.

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CSAF nominee testifies before Senate committee

Posted July 23, 2012 by by TSgt. Richard A. Williams, Jr.

Gen. Mark Welsh III addressed a range of issues July 19 during his Senate confirmation hearing to be the next Air Force chief of staff.

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Navy carriers prepare for X-47B unmanned aircraft arrival next year

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The Navy is one year away from landing its first unmanned jet aircraft aboard a carrier after completing the most recent round of surrogate tests aboard USS Harry S. Truman.

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Verification, innovation key to success for NIE 13.2 candidate capabilities

Posted July 23, 2012 by by Lt. Col. Deanna Bague

During an industry day at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 19, which was meant to keep the industrial base informed...

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