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Defense has vital role in catastrophe planning, official says

Posted August 14, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

The Defense Department makes valuable contributions in U.S. disaster preparedness planning, a senior defense official said Aug. 25. At a panel discussion sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, Paul N. Stockton, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and Americas’ security, addressed the role the Pentagon plays in disaster planning and response. Thanks to the Federal…

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NORAD, Russia train to confront terrorist hijackings

Posted September 4, 2012 by by Donna Miles

It was a scene unthinkable even 30 years ago as U.S., Canadian and Russian militaries worked together this week at the North American Aerospace Command headquarters to confront a common enemy: terrorist hijackers.....

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Panetta addresses Osprey, territory disputes in Japan visit

Posted September 17, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

On a day that he began in Japan and is finishing in China, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta responded to questions on the U.S. deployment of V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft to Okinawa and the ongoing dispute between China and Japan over the Senkaku Islands. The Osprey has been a controversial topic since the aircraft was…

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AEDC’s newest world-class national space testing asset on its way to mission readiness

Posted October 3, 2012 by Philip Lorenz III

Air Force photograph by Jacqueline Cowan From left, Dawn Battles, ATK Space Threat Assessment Testbed program manager; Keith Holt, Aerospace Testing Allianceís STAT program manager; and Nikki Tracey, AEDCís Air Force STAT program manager, listen as John Prebola, ATAís STAT technical director, speaks about some features of the Space Threat Assessment Testbed Facility, located in…

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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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Navy UCAS lab gives the fleet a glimpse at future carrier-based unmanned aircraft operations

Posted November 7, 2012 by

Navy representatives recently participated in tests for the Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration that will drive recommendations for digital messaging implementation and unmanned aircraft integration into the carrier environment. Air traffic controllers from USS Carl Vinson and USS Abraham Lincoln supported the final Human Systems Integration modeling and simulation testing at the N-UCAS Aviation/Ship Integration…

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Panetta details steps needed to end al Qaeda threat

Posted November 26, 2012 by Cheryl Pellerin

For the United States and its alliesending the al Qaeda threat calls for a modified military footprint, close work with partners and continued U.S. involvement in regions of the world where violent extremism has flourished, , Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said recently

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Pilot calls F-35 big leap in fighter capability

Posted December 10, 2012 by Terri Moon Cronk

The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter jet will be a strategic deterrent for the nation because of its “huge leap in capability,” a Marine Corps pilot said. Lt. Col. Jeffrey Scott, commander of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wingís Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., recently told the Pentagon…

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Army’s strategic vision plan unveiled

Posted December 28, 2012 by David Vergun

This month the latest Army Capstone Concept was rolled out, a broad roadmap for how the Army will conduct future planning, organization and operations globally in support of the president's national security objectives.

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War fighters discuss mission accomplishment at WEPTAC

Posted January 18, 2013 by A1C Monet Villacorte

Air Force photograph by SrA. Brett Clashman Approximately 670 war fighters from across the Air Combat Command gathered Jan. 3 to 16 at the Weapons and Tactics conference, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., hosted by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center. Attendees discussed ways to efficiently and effectively accomplish the Air Force mission with equipment…

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