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Nuclear deterrence vital in complex world, general says

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Amaani Lyle

Deterrence planning and forces must fit today’s unique global security environment, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said July 13. Air Force Gen. C. Robert “Bob” Kehler said a “safe, secure and effective” nuclear deterrent is vital in a “complex and uncertain world” that includes nuclear weapons and nuclear-armed states, and where several of those…

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Dempsey meets with Russian counterpart at Pentagon

Posted July 13, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff met with his Russian counterpart July 12 at the Pentagon to discuss international security...

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DOD must have petroleum fuel alternatives, official says

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Amaani Lyle

Smart investing and less reliance on petroleum-based fuels will help ensure an agile, lethal and adaptable combat force, and ultimately, national security, a senior Pentagon official said here today during an Energy Department-hosted conference. During “Biomass 2012: Confronting Challenges, Creating Opportunities – Sustaining a Commitment to Bioenergy,” Sharon Burke, assistant secretary of defense for operational…

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Army to host Network Integration Evaluation 13.2 Industry Day

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Katie Cain

The U.S. Army will host a Network Integration Evaluation Agile Process Industry Day, July 19, 2012, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for…

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SecAF visits Heavy Airlift Wing in Hungary

Posted July 13, 2012 by by MSgt. Wayne Clark

During his first visit to this small Hungarian base located roughly two hours from Budapest, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley met with Heavy Airlift Wing senior leaders, U.S. Airmen and Boeing contractors at Pápa Air Base,Hungary, July 11.

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Vietnam welcomes fourth Pacific Partnership mission

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Lt. j.g. Peter Lee

Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Mercy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious ship Oosumi arrived in Vinh, Vietnam, in Nghe An province to begin the humanitarian civic assistance mission known as Pacific Partnership 2012, July 10. Both vessels are carrying complements of military and civilian medical, dental, veterinary and engineering personnel from Australia, Canada,…

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Network Integration Evaluation speeds fielding of Army encryption capability

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Amy Walker

The Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment is already reaping the benefits of advanced encryption tools for their Rifleman Radios in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan…

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MAFFS operations move west

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Military C-130s equipped with the U.S. Forest Service’s Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems have moved staging operations from Cheyenne, Wyo. and Colorado Springs, Colo., to Boise, Idaho, and Salt Lake City.

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Pentagon to make database to track medal awardees

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Robert Burns

The Pentagon plans to establish a searchable database of military valor awards and medals, hoping for a technological fix to the problem of people getting away with lying about earning military honors. Pentagon press secretary George Little said details have yet to be worked out, but the intention is to have a digital repository of…

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Fifth F-35B test aircraft returns to Patuxent River

Posted July 13, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph

The F-35B test aircraft BF-5 returned to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., June 26 after a planned modification period in Fort Worth, Texas. BF-5 fills the complement of five F-35B test aircraft at NAS Patuxent River.

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