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Lockheed Martin successfully completes delivery of latest order of Aerostat Detection Systems to U.S. Army

Posted May 31, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin completed its most recent Persistent Threat Detection System order by delivering the 29th unit to the U.S. Army May 29.

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Sense of urgency needed to defend against cyber attacks

Posted June 14, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The increasing threat of cyber attacks against the nation's computer networks requires a commensurate growth in resources dedicated to protecting them, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told Congress...

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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 to deliver new network technologies

Posted July 5, 2012 by by Kris Osborn

Army leaders said plans are underway to deliver eight brigade combat teams of integrated, capability-enhancing networking technologies beginning in October. The new brigade combat team, or BCT...

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CSAF’s ‘fini flight’ a ride of remembrance

Posted July 16, 2012 by by TSgt. Samuel King Jr.

When Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz climbed aboard the MC-130E Combat Talon I at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 12, for his last flight as an active duty officer, he immediately began to reminisce on his flying career with special operations and the C-130 Hercules community.

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Navy to christen amphibious transport dock ship

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The Navy will christen the newest amphibious transport dock ship, Somerset, July 28, 2012, during a ceremony at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Avondale, La. The ship is named in honor of the courageous passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93. Their actions prevented terrorist hijackers from reaching their destination only to have…

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Pilot becomes Guard’s first F-35 instructor pilot

Posted August 9, 2012 by by Maj. Karen Roganov

An airman became the Air National Guard's first F-35 Lightning II instructor pilot recently at the multi-service, multi-national F-35 Integrated Training Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.....

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U.S. commander: Stealth fighters `100 percent’ safe

Posted September 5, 2012 by by Eric Talmadge

The deployment of a dozen F-22 stealth fighters to Japan has so far gone off without a hitch as the aircraft are being brought back into the skies in their first overseas mission since restrictions were imposed over incidents involving pilots getting dizzy and disoriented, a senior U.S. Air Force commander told the Associated Press…

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Welsh: ‘The only way to move forward is together’

Posted September 18, 2012 by SFC Jim Greenhill

The active-duty Air Force, its Reserve and the Air National Guard must work together to move forward, the chief of staff of the Air Force said in Reno, Nev., last week. “I have trouble seeing lines between components of services, because I believe on the air side we have an Air Force – it has…

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Partnership, engagement highlight Africa policy

Posted October 12, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Say “Africa” to most Americans and they think of “the Dark Continent” – a land beset by problems and disasters, far enough away that anything that happens there cannot possibly affect America. And they would be wrong, said Amanda J. Dory, deputy assistant secretary of defense for African affairs. “What happens in Africa definitely affects…

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