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DOD leaders strongly urge Congress to preserve budget request

Posted June 14, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta cautioned Congress June 13 against dismantling the strategic framework that supports the 2013 defense budget request. Testifying along with Gen. Martin E. Dempsey...

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Time for U.S. to join Law of Sea Convention

Posted June 14, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

Accession to the longstanding United Nations Law of the Sea Convention will have a positive impact on U.S. operations across the maritime domain, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said June 14.

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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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Army labs build network for next NIE

Posted June 14, 2012 by by Claire Heininger Schwerin

The Army has finished the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2, where it validated and finalized Capability Set 13, the first integrated set of advanced tactical communications equipment that will be delivered to brigade combat teams starting this fall.

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Panetta, Peres meet on security issues, defense relationship

Posted June 13, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta met with Israeli President Shimon Peres June 11 at the Pentagon to discuss security issues of mutual concern and the nations' strong defense relationship, Press Secretary...

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Air Force launches first special tactics wing

Posted June 13, 2012 by by Rachel Arroyo

U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command stood up the 24th Special Operations Wing in a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 12 to meet the growing demand for the unique capabilities special tactics Air...

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Balance required to avoid a ‘hollow force’

Posted June 12, 2012 by by TSgt. Richard A. Williams Jr.

The Air Force chief of staff reinforced the importance of avoiding a "hollow force" to a group of civic and industry leaders attending the Air Force Association's monthly breakfast June 11.

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Africom will maintain ‘light footprint’ in Africa

Posted June 12, 2012 by by Donna Miles

The United States has no plans to seek permanent bases in Africa, and, in the spirit of the new defense strategic guidance, will continue to maintain a "light footprint" on the continent, the top U.S. Africa...

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Marine Corps, Air Force pilots temporarily swap services

Posted June 12, 2012 by by SrA. Melanie Holochwost

Two instructor pilots assigned to the 310th Fighter Squadron are currently on very similar and overlapping career paths at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., as part of the Joint Service Pilot Exchange Program.

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Army preparing to field network systems to deploying brigades

Posted June 12, 2012 by by Katie Cain

As the Army's third Network Integration Evaluation concludes, the service in the midst of synchronized fielding efforts as it prepares to field the first integrated group of advanced tactical communications...

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