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DOD officials detail defense posture in Asia-Pacific

Posted August 7, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

The Defense Department remains focused on building and strengthening defense initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region to reach the goals outlined in the U.S. defense strategic guidance, senior DOD officials said Aug. 1. Robert Scher, deputy assistant secretary of defense for plans, and David F. Helvey, acting deputy assistant defense secretary for East Asia, testified before…

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Marines apply lessons from MV-22 crash throughout force

Posted August 20, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Pilots from throughout the Marine Corps are already applying lessons learned from the investigation of an MV-22 Osprey crash in Morocco in April, the chief of Marine aviation said in Washington, D.C., Aug. 17....

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Operational F-22′s employ small diameter bombs during WSEP

Posted September 5, 2012 by by TSgt. Dana Rosso

During a Combat Hammer exercise Alaska F-22 Raptors became the first operational F-22 unit to drop GBU-39 small diameter bombs.

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Panetta arrives in China for three-day visit

Posted September 17, 2012 by Karen Parrish

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrived in Beijing, China, Sept. 17 for a three-day visit after wrapping up a trip to Japan earlier in the day. Two senior defense officials traveling with the secretary briefed reporters traveling with Panetta on the secretary’s planned schedule for China. He will spend three days here instead of the…

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Officials confirm retroactive stop loss special pay deadline

Posted October 9, 2012 by by Amaani Lyle

Pentagon officials have confirmed the Oct. 21 deadline to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay has not been extended by the recently enacted Continuing Resolution. Service members, veterans, and beneficiaries of service members whose service was involuntarily extended under stop loss between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009 are eligible for RSLSP, which…

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Westphal: Collaboration with industry saves Army money

Posted October 24, 2012 by Gary Sheftick

Army photograph by SSgt. Bernardo Fuller Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal discusses the value of collaborating with industry on best business practices. Industry forums such as this week’s Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition can save the Army money through collaboration on best business practices, service officials said. “Whether you’re…

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Test team completes final mission on retiring CH-46E helicopter

Posted November 14, 2012 by

After more than 750 hours and 500 flights, the test team for the CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter recently completed its final mission as the helicopter, affectionately known as the Phrog, prepares for retirement in 2016. The test team, based here at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., completed the final flight Oct. 9. Part of…

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‘Space junk’ growing issue for AF space operations

Posted November 30, 2012 by Scott Prater

Members of the 1st and 7th Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., took notice when an upper stage Russian rocket disintegrated in low earth orbit Oct. 16. The break up introduced an estimated 500 pieces of debris into an area where the U.S. operates a multitude of satellites, further congesting an already…

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National Intelligence Council forecasts megatrends

Posted December 12, 2012 by Jim Garamone

The American Century is drawing to a close, and the U.S. Defense Department will have to be more flexible in dealing with a faster-paced multipolar world, according to the Global Trends 2030 report released Dec. 10. The National Intelligence Council has looked to the future to jumpstart the conversation about what U.S. policy should be,…

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Panetta lauds nominees for defense secretary, CIA director

Posted January 7, 2013 by Karen Parrish

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta Jan. 7 endorsed President Barack Obama‚Äôs nominee to succeed him at the helm of the Pentagon. Obama announced his nomination of Chuck Hagel as the next defense secretary at the White House today. The president also announced he has nominated John Brennan as the next CIA director. If confirmed by…

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