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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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Vietnam vets join 21st Cav aviators for Hueys’ final lift at Hood

Posted August 23, 2012 by Daniel Cernero

Army photograph by Daniel Cernero A UH-1 helicopter, operated by 21st Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat), carries Vietnam veterans on an airlift, which passed over the Central Texas Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas, Aug. 18, 2012. The flight was part of a farewell and retirement ceremony of three UH-1 “Huey” helicopters at Fort Hood. Iconic, dependable,…

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Solution to weapon development problem: HALO, Mass Effect

Posted August 23, 2012 by Jason Kaneshiro

Picatinny manager David Musgrave seeks more data on how the M109 Paladin is used in the field, information that would help engineers improve the system. David Musgrave is a man with a problem. His latest project is undergoing field testing and he’s just not getting the data he wants on how the weapon system he…

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Army invests $120 million in basic research partnership to exploit new materials

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As the nation looks for ways to double the speed and reduce the cost of new advanced materials, recent advances have brought it closer to realizing this ability than ever before.....

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Conference brings military, industry, academia together to discuss space, missile defense

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The 15th annual Space and Missile Defense Conference and Exhibition conducted Aug. 13-16 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., saw more than 600 paid attendees, more than 6,000 receiving access badges for the conference, and more than 11,000 walking through the conference exhibit halls, according to committee organizers......

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McChord C-17 crews begin WinFly to Antarctica

Posted August 21, 2012 by by SSgt. Sean Tobin

The 62nd Airlift Wing began the winter flying period Aug. 20 as part of its support of the U.S. Antarctic Program and the National Science Foundation....

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Exercise confirms U.S. homeland defense capability

Posted August 20, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

Army leaders say the performance of participants in the recently concluded Vibrant Response 13 exercise has demonstrated that the U.S. military is ready to handle a major catastrophe, such as a nuclear explosion, on the homeland....

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‘Vanguard’ Soldiers field precision-guided mortar munitions

Posted August 20, 2012 by by SSgt. Tanya Polk

On today's battlefield, the enemy often plans attacks in highly populated areas, hoping that U.S. service members won't retaliate and risk accidental injuries to innocent people....

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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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