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Air National Guard helicopter crews join California wildfire fight

Posted August 18, 2012 by by Maj. Alyson M. Teeter

Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing have been demonstrating their dynamic life-saving capabilities by fighting fires in California since Sunday, August 12....

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Donley praises airmen, emphasizes standards at AFSA conference

Posted August 18, 2012 by by A1C Jarrod Grammel

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley said the Air Force would be able to meet the challenges of a dynamic strategic environment and current fiscal constraints due to the unrivaled quality and professionalism of America's airmen - in particular its noncommissioned officers.....

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Army to streamline NIE process for industry, small businesses

Posted August 18, 2012 by by Claire Heininger

The Army is refining its buying methods and reaching out to small businesses in order to smooth the path for industry to participate in the Network Integration Evaluations.

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Navy helicopters team with CALFIRE to fight wildfires

Posted August 17, 2012 by staff

Navy helicopters teamed with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection units Aug. 15 to conduct aerial firefighting against several wildfires in eastern San Diego County...

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Remember progress, sacrifices in Afghanistan, Panetta says

Posted August 15, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Amid a news-filled summer here at home and the nation's attention focused on the just-concluded Olympics, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today Aug. 14 Americans to remember a war is still going on in Afghanistan...

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V-22 supports Harry S. Truman flight deck certification

Posted August 15, 2012 by staff

When a V-22 Osprey from Marine Tiltrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 22 landed for the first time on USS Harry S. Truman on July 19, it highlighted another in a series of firsts for the unique tilt-rotor aircraft that has become an integral part of the U.S. naval forces..

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Defense has vital role in catastrophe planning, official says

Posted August 14, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

The Defense Department makes valuable contributions in U.S. disaster preparedness planning, a senior defense official said Aug. 25. At a panel discussion sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, Paul N. Stockton, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and Americas’ security, addressed the role the Pentagon plays in disaster planning and response. Thanks to the Federal…

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Harbormaster Command and Control Center manages chaotic maritime logistics traffic

Posted August 14, 2012 by by Amy Walker

A new highly mobile and tactically deployable system is being fielded by the Army to manage the often chaotic maritime supply traffic at harbors, shipping channels and beaches, ensuring route security as Army logistics transition from sea to shore...

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Soldiers begin command post training for NIE 13.1

Posted August 13, 2012 by by Lt. Col. Deanna Bague

Soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, began honing their skills at the Mission Training Center the first week in August, in preparation for the upcoming Network Integration Evaluation 13.1...

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New DIA director expects intensified demands for intelligence

Posted August 13, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

The new director of the Defense Intelligence Agency is approaching his dream job with eyes wide open, valuing people over technology and expecting a future that holds more intense demands for intelligence. Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn became DIA director July 24, as well as commander of the collocated joint functional component command for…

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