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Stavridis expects busy autumn for NATO, Eucom

Posted August 27, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Emphasizing that the mission in Afghanistan remains “job one,” NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe said a busy autumn season lies ahead as the transition there continues. Even so, Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis, who also commands U.S. European Command, recognized Syria and the Levant in his command blog last week as “the wild card”…

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Ulchi Freedom Guardian promotes stability on Korean peninsula

Posted August 27, 2012 by by Donna Miles

As the United States and South Korea observe the 59th anniversary of the armistice that brought an unofficial end to the Korean War, their forces are sharpening their defensive capabilities through the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise. More than 30,000 U.S. and South Korean service members are participating in what Army Gen. James D. Thurman, commander…

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B-52s bring persistent airpower to Exercise Pitch Black 12

Posted August 24, 2012 by by A1C Marianique Santos

The 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., took to the skies of Australia's Northern Territory Aug. 2 to 18 as the lone U.S. Air Force unit flying in Exercise Pitch Black 12....

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Dempsey, Japanese counterpart bolster partnership across domains

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Amaani Lyle

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff welcomed his Japanese counterpart to the Pentagon Aug. 23 as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen military ties between both countries....

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California Guard Quick Reaction Force trains in disaster response preparedness

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Shannon Arledge

Nearly 120 soldiers from the California National Guard's Quick Reaction Force-South spent the first two weeks of August in the Appalachian foothills of northern Alabama.....

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Hurricane Hunters track Isaac as SOUTHCOM, NORTHCOM prepare

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Donna Miles

With Tropical Storm Isaac bearing down on the Dominican Republic and Haiti and threatening to strengthen over the eastern Caribbean, the “Hurricane Hunters” from the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron are in the air, relaying critical data to National Weather Service forecasters in Miami. Meanwhile, staffs at both the U.S. Southern and Northern…

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FRCSE powers up some of Navy’s mightiest engines

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U.S. Navy and Marine Corps pilots fly fixed-wing aircraft that are turbine powered, some by internal fans and others by external propellers, with engines requiring service and repair often performed at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla. FRCSE is expanding its manufacturing capabilities using technologically advanced equipment, such as vertical and high-speed grinders and precision…

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Dempsey, Japanese counterpart bolster partnership across domains

Posted August 24, 2012 by Amaani Lyle

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff welcomed his Japanese counterpart to the Pentagon Aug. 23 as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen military ties between both countries. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey met with Gen. Shigeru Iwasaki, chief of joint staff for Japan Self Defense Forces, to discuss ways to further enhance the…

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CNO returns to submarine capital of the world, discusses future of U.S. Navy

Posted August 24, 2012 by Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Cragg

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert visited Naval Submarine Base New London, the Submarine Capital of the World, and spoke with more than 1,300 sailors during an all hands call, Aug. 22. During the nearly two-hour conversation with Groton-based Sailors, which was streamed live online via livestream.com, Greenert spoke on a variety of topics…

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Ceremony marks 70th anniversary of Eighth Air Force

Posted August 24, 2012 by SSgt. Brian Stives

U.S. and Royal Air Force leadership; local community leaders from Kettering, United Kingdom; and veterans marked the 70th anniversary of the first 8th Air Force bombers participating in World War II with a ceremony at Boughton House and a memorial service at Grafton Underwood Aug. 17. At Boughton House 70 years ago, the Duke of…

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