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Picatinny engineers set phasers to ‘fry’

Posted June 25, 2012 by by Jason Kaneshiro

Scientists and engineers at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey are busy developing a device that will shoot lightning bolts down laser beams to destroy its target.

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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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Air Force officials announce milestone Atlas V launch

Posted June 21, 2012 by by Amaani Lyle

As part of the Defense Department's ongoing efforts to maintain assured, affordable access to space through 2030, the Atlas V rocket successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 at Florida's Cape Canaveral on June 20, Air Force officials said.

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Company Command Posts bring mission command to battlefield edge

Posted June 21, 2012 by by Amy Walker

In the harsh desert and mountains of the southwestern United States, soldiers relied on transportable headquarters operation centers to extend mission command capabilities to the edge of the battlefield during the Army’s Network…

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Agency officials praise new START Treaty progress

Posted June 21, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

Work taking place under the 16-month-old new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty between the United States and Russia fosters transparency and predictability for the world’s two largest deployed nuclear arsenals, federal officials told a Senate panel June 21. Among those testifying before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations were Rose Gottemoeller, acting undersecretary of state for…

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First CH-53E trainer arrives in Hawaii

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Escorted by military police and with a crowd of onlookers, Hawaii's first CH-53E Super Stallion containerized flight training device, or CFTD, made its debut recently at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

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Westphal looks ahead to Army of 2020

Posted June 21, 2012 by by Elizabeth M. Collins

Change, or rather, adaptation, is coming. Much of it is forced by budget cuts: The Army’s fiscal year 2013 budget request calls for about $18 billion less than fiscal year 2012, with additional cuts coming over...

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Review panel urges changes in combat, incentive pays

Posted June 21, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation recommends changes to combat pay and changes to special and incentive pays while saying current military pay rates are about right. Tom Bush, the study’s director, said the review also recommended further study of compensation of wounded warriors and their caregivers, for survivors, and making compensation for reserve-component…

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First asymmetric weapons load test for F-35B

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On June 14, F-35B Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft BF-2 completed the first test flight for the short takeoff and vertical landing variant with an...

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USS Long Beach to be auctioned as scrap metal July 10

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In support of one of the largest green and zero-waste initiatives in U.S. government history, the USS Long Beach, commissioned as the first nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser, is being auctioned for her scrap metal components through Government Liquidation, the exclusive sales channel...

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