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Army wants two additional base realignment and closure rounds

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The Army wants another two rounds of base realignment and closure to optimize facility usage across the service. While speaking March 21 before the Senate Armed Services Committee subcommittee on readiness and management support, Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, environment and energy told senators of the need for another two…

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Marine helicopters deploy with laser-guided rocket

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The Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II program manager announced the Marines recently fielded its highly precise, low-yield weapon to units in Afghanistan during a presentation at the Navy League’s Sea Air Space Expo in National Harbor, Md., April 17. Navy Capt. Brian Corey…

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Uncovering the colorless core of the Army’s network

Posted May 3, 2012 by by Amy Walker

The name may sound like some super hero power taken from the pages of a comic book, but the “colorless core” is carrying the Army’s network into the future, enabling Soldiers to send information across the...

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Air Force announces criteria for basing KC-46A

Posted May 15, 2012 by

After extensive internal review, the Air Force released May 14 its basing criteria that will be used to select candidate bases for the KC-46A formal training unit and first two main operating bases. The formal training unit and first main operating base will be led by active duty units. The second main operating base…

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Lockheed Martin successfully completes delivery of latest order of Aerostat Detection Systems to U.S. Army

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Lockheed Martin completed its most recent Persistent Threat Detection System order by delivering the 29th unit to the U.S. Army May 29.

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Sense of urgency needed to defend against cyber attacks

Posted June 14, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The increasing threat of cyber attacks against the nation's computer networks requires a commensurate growth in resources dedicated to protecting them, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told Congress...

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‘Son Tay’ Talon flies into history

Posted June 27, 2012 by by TSgt. Samuel King Jr.

After more than 23,500 hours of flight and approximately 47 years in service, the MC-130E Combat Talon I known as the "Godfather" left the ground at Duke Field, Fla., for the last time June 22 for its ultimate...

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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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Airmen key to cyberspace success’

Posted July 19, 2012 by by SrA. Christina Brownlow

The chief scientist of the Air Force outlined the service’s future on cyberspace and airmen’s role during the Air Force Association’s monthly breakfast in Arlington, Va., July 17. Dr. Mark Maybury said Cyber...

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F-35 maintenance training spawns USMC’s first air FTD

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Dan Hawkins

With the introduction of the Department of Defense's newest fifth-generation fighter jet, the F-35 Lightening Bolt Joint Strike Fighter, the joint effort is at the forefront of the aircraft's maintenance training and...

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