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Army program secures critical component for artillery, mortar ammunition

Posted January 24, 2014 by Dan Lafontaine

Army photograph by Gertrud Zach Soldiers assigned to Bulldog Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, load a M777A2 Howitzer during 2nd Cavalry Regiment’s Maneuver Rehearsal Exercise at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Feb. 13, 2013. The U.S. Army is nearing completion on a project to eliminate its dependency on foreign countries for a critical energetic…

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New AC-130J completes first test flight

Posted February 7, 2014 by Samuel King Jr.

After more than a year of modification maintenance, the newly created AC-130J Ghostrider took to the skies for the first time as a gunship at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 31.

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Shyu outlines strategy for modernization at AUSA

Posted February 24, 2014 by Amy Guckeen Tolson

To prepare the Army for tomorrow, the seeds must be planted today, according to Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology. “We’re navigating a very challenging period for our Army – the drawdown forces are occurring during a period of dramatic fiscal constraint and budget pressure,” Shyu said. “We’re leveraging…

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Air Force requests BRAC from House Appropriations Committee

Posted March 17, 2014 by SSgt. Carlin Leslie

The Air Force presented to the House Appropriations Committee panel its fiscal 2015 budget request March 12, showing it will take more risk with military construction and military housing and is requesting another round of base realignments and closures. In the (fiscal year) 15 President’s budget request, the Air Force attempted to strike the delicate…

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Navy to commission Littoral Combat Ship Coronado

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The Navy will commission its newest littoral combat ship, the future USS Coronado (LCS 4), April 5, during a ceremony at Naval Air Station, North Island in Coronado, Calif.

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Air Force leaders discuss planned force structure changes

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The Air Force secretary and chief of staff discussed planned force structure changes, and efforts to balance service active-duty and reserve components, during congressional testimony March 20. During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force…

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MRAP has future in Army with clearance, prepositioning

Posted April 17, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

The mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle has a future in the Army, said service officials, though it won’t be part of an “MRAP brigade.” MRAPs will be used for training Soldiers and for conducting route clearance. The vehicles will also be prepositioned for use when needed. The Army has more than…

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Navy to christen USNS Cesar Chavez

Posted May 3, 2012 by

The Navy will christen and launch the dry cargo/ammunition ship the USNS Cesar Chavez, May 5, 2012, during a 7:30 p.m., PDT, ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. The ship is named to honor prominent civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, who served in the Navy during World War II. Juan M….

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NATO summit to focus on Afghanistan, missile defense

Posted May 15, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Afghanistan will top the agenda items at the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago as coalition members consider an agreement on a long-term strategic partnership that promotes security and stability there, NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe reported. “What I am hoping to see is a commitment to resourcing the Afghan national security forces post-2014,” Navy…

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Navy secretary to commission submarine Mississippi

Posted May 31, 2012 by

The Navy’s newest Virginia-class attack submarine Mississippi will be commissioned June 2, 2012, during a 10 a.m., CDT, ceremony at the Port of Pascagoula in Pascagoula, Miss. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Allison Stiller, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for ship programs, will serve as the ship’s…

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