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Conference brings military, industry, academia together to discuss space, missile defense

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The 15th annual Space and Missile Defense Conference and Exhibition conducted Aug. 13-16 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., saw more than 600 paid attendees, more than 6,000 receiving access badges for the conference, and more than 11,000 walking through the conference exhibit halls, according to committee organizers......

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McChord C-17 crews begin WinFly to Antarctica

Posted August 21, 2012 by by SSgt. Sean Tobin

The 62nd Airlift Wing began the winter flying period Aug. 20 as part of its support of the U.S. Antarctic Program and the National Science Foundation....

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Exercise confirms U.S. homeland defense capability

Posted August 20, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

Army leaders say the performance of participants in the recently concluded Vibrant Response 13 exercise has demonstrated that the U.S. military is ready to handle a major catastrophe, such as a nuclear explosion, on the homeland....

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‘Vanguard’ Soldiers field precision-guided mortar munitions

Posted August 20, 2012 by by SSgt. Tanya Polk

On today's battlefield, the enemy often plans attacks in highly populated areas, hoping that U.S. service members won't retaliate and risk accidental injuries to innocent people....

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Marines apply lessons from MV-22 crash throughout force

Posted August 20, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Pilots from throughout the Marine Corps are already applying lessons learned from the investigation of an MV-22 Osprey crash in Morocco in April, the chief of Marine aviation said in Washington, D.C., Aug. 17....

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Air National Guard helicopter crews join California wildfire fight

Posted August 18, 2012 by by Maj. Alyson M. Teeter

Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing have been demonstrating their dynamic life-saving capabilities by fighting fires in California since Sunday, August 12....

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Donley praises airmen, emphasizes standards at AFSA conference

Posted August 18, 2012 by by A1C Jarrod Grammel

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley said the Air Force would be able to meet the challenges of a dynamic strategic environment and current fiscal constraints due to the unrivaled quality and professionalism of America's airmen - in particular its noncommissioned officers.....

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Army to streamline NIE process for industry, small businesses

Posted August 18, 2012 by by Claire Heininger

The Army is refining its buying methods and reaching out to small businesses in order to smooth the path for industry to participate in the Network Integration Evaluations.

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Navy helicopters team with CALFIRE to fight wildfires

Posted August 17, 2012 by staff

Navy helicopters teamed with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection units Aug. 15 to conduct aerial firefighting against several wildfires in eastern San Diego County...

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Remember progress, sacrifices in Afghanistan, Panetta says

Posted August 15, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Amid a news-filled summer here at home and the nation's attention focused on the just-concluded Olympics, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today Aug. 14 Americans to remember a war is still going on in Afghanistan...

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