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Milestone test flight for the F-35C

Posted June 7, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph

Cmdr. Eric Buus brings F-35C Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft CF-3 in for a landing at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., May 29. The flight was the 300th flight for the F-35′s carrier variants and evaluated improvements in flight control laws for carrier approaches. The F-35C carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter is…

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Corps-level exercise tests unified land operations capabilities for first time in decade

Posted June 19, 2012 by by Dave Larsen

More than 5,500 service members and civilians are taking part in the Army's first corps-level, full-spectrum unified land operations training exercise in 10 years, at Fort Hood, Texas.

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Strategic dividends of Iraq efforts within reach, official says

Posted June 28, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

Six months after U.S. combat troops withdrew from Iraq, long-term efforts there by the Defense and State departments have put strategic dividends within reach, the chief of staff to the undersecretary of defense for policy said June 28. Peter F. Verga testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s subcommittee on national security, homeland…

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China visit represents positive step

Posted July 11, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Recognizing that the United States and China have more areas of convergence than differences, the top U.S. officer in the Pacific said he's more convinced after his recent visit there that the two countries can...

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Teamwork leads to record-breaking achievement

Posted July 23, 2012 by by Brandice J. O'Brien

A B-1B Lancer just made history. The aircraft swept through programmed depot maintenance in record-breaking time - just 129 flow days.

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Virtual reality used to train Soldiers in new training simulator

Posted August 2, 2012 by by Maj. Loren Bymer

The Army is responsible to provide realistic training for individual soldiers while mitigating risk. With emerging technology of the virtual world...

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High readiness key to deter North Korean threats

Posted August 13, 2012 by by Walter T. Ham IV

Maintaining a high state of military readiness is imperative to deterring North Korean threats in the region, the 8th U.S. Army's deputy...

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Air Force C-130 firefighting efforts reach milestone

Posted August 29, 2012 by Ann Skarban

Air Force Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130s reached a major mission milestone Aug. 24 by dropping the 2 millionth gallon of retardant for the season. MAFFS 5, assigned to the Air Force Reserve Command’s 302nd Airlift Wing here, dropped the record-breaking gallon during its third sortie of the day battling the Halstead fire north…

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Navy to christen second Joint High Speed Vessel

Posted September 14, 2012 by

The Navy will christen the Joint High Speed Vessel Choctaw County, named for three U.S. counties, located in Mississippi, Alabama and Oklahoma, which share the county’s name, during a ceremony in Mobile, Ala., Sept. 15. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Women from Ackerman High School’s class of 1966,…

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Comptroller outlines continuing resolution, sequestration

Posted September 25, 2012 by Karen Parrish

The continuing resolution the Senate approved Sept. 22 and the president is expected to sign this week will affect short- and long-term Defense Department spending in coming months, a senior defense official said Sept. 25. Pentagon Comptroller Robert F. Hale spoke on ìFinancing Defense: Strategies for Leaner Timesî at a Government Executive defense briefing series…

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