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Navy test pilot knows his ABCs

Posted April 13, 2012 by

In the alphabet soup of military acronyms and abbreviations, it can be difficult to keep the ABCs straight. Despite the alphabetical hurdles, one Navy test pilot used his ABC knowledge to write a new chapter in flight test history. On March 23, Lt. Christopher Tabert completed the government acceptance flight for AF-14, a production-level F-35A…

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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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Army labs build network for next NIE

Posted June 14, 2012 by by Claire Heininger Schwerin

The Army has finished the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2, where it validated and finalized Capability Set 13, the first integrated set of advanced tactical communications equipment that will be delivered to brigade combat teams starting this fall.

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Army chief talks war fighter, future force during Fort Hood visit

Posted June 25, 2012 by by Heather Graham-Ashley

The future Army force must be able to respond to complex missions quickly with flexibility and adaptability in all formations, explained Chief of Staff of the Army...

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AGE turns ground power into air power

Posted July 3, 2012 by by TSgt. Amanda Savannah

When a call comes in to the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment flight, requesting a piece of equipment for an aircraft, the flight responds and delivers it.

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Panetta accelerates Stennis carrier strike group deployment

Posted July 16, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The Navy will deploy the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis and its strike group four months early and shift its destination to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, DOD officials said July 16.

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Air Force will thrive despite fiscal challenges

Posted July 26, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The Air Force has reinvigorated the service's nuclear mission, incorporated unmanned aerial capabilities and made progress in acquisition, the service's chief of staff told reporters July 24.

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JASSM-ER nears operational employment

Posted August 9, 2012 by by A1C Charles V. Rivezzo

The 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, is scheduled to complete the final-phase of operational testing for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile - Extended Range in late August, marking a significant step toward operational employment.

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