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Press secretary objects to Congressional Budget Office forecasts

Posted July 13, 2012 by By Jim Garamone

A Congressional Budget Office analysis suggesting the Pentagon budget will be $123 billion higher than expected over the next five years...

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Wing flies 100th F-35 Lightning II sortie

Posted July 13, 2012 by Air Force photographs by Maj. Karen Roganov

Marine Lt. Col. David Berke, commanding officer for the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, taxis in from completing the 100th F-35 Lightning II sortie at the 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla., July 11, 2012.

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China visit represents positive step

Posted July 11, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Recognizing that the United States and China have more areas of convergence than differences, the top U.S. officer in the Pacific said he's more convinced after his recent visit there that the two countries can...

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DOD working to halt budget sequestration, Little says

Posted July 11, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department is working to avoid the possibility of budget sequestration, a maneuver which would trigger massive, across the board cuts in defense spending, something Pentagon Press Secretary George Little described July 10 as an “absurd” situation. “We have daily discussions with the Office of Management and Budget on a range of budget issues,…

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Deployed airmen choreograph vital F-16 maintenance

Posted July 11, 2012 by by TSgt. Stephen Hudson

After 400 flight hours, the F-16s of the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron are due for a thorough inspection - and the airmen working in the phase dock here are the ones keeping the jets in the fight.

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Army acquisition executive visits Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC

Posted July 11, 2012 by by Rhys Fullerlove

Heidi Shyu, acting assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, visited the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, which is the only vertically...

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Afghan progress shows surge strategy’s success, DOD officials say

Posted July 11, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

A range of successes shows the surge strategy in Afghanistan has been effective, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters July 10. “Let’s take stock of where we’ve been,” Little said in response to a reporter’s question on whether the surge had succeeded. “Over the past few years, we’ve taken the fight to the enemy….

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Computer simulations created to train soldiers on howitzers

Posted July 10, 2012 by by Audra Calloway

Two soldiers and two Marines made their virtual debut last month while helping Picatinny engineers create a computer trainer for the M777A2 Lightweight 155mm Towed Howitzer.

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Pilot’s project becomes Air Force standard

Posted July 10, 2012 by by A1C Charles V. Rivezzo

When Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz says every airman is an innovator, he’s talking about airmen like Capt. Kyle Alderman.

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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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