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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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First CH-53E trainer arrives in Hawaii

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Escorted by military police and with a crowd of onlookers, Hawaii's first CH-53E Super Stallion containerized flight training device, or CFTD, made its debut recently at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

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Review: Changes needed in Guard, Reserve pay

Posted July 3, 2012 by by Lolita C. Baldor

America’s citizen soldiers, who train in their hometowns for a weekend a month and two weeks a year, receive more money for one day of training at home than their fellow National Guard and Reserve members earn for a day serving in the war zone. Pentagon officials defended the pay discrepancy as incentive for National…

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Army to host Network Integration Evaluation 13.2 Industry Day

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Katie Cain

The U.S. Army will host a Network Integration Evaluation Agile Process Industry Day, July 19, 2012, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for…

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DOD approves NATO medals for operations in Africa, Libya

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The Department of Defense announced July 24 that NATO medals for operations in Libya and Africa have been approved for acceptance and wear by eligible U.S. service members and DOD civilian personnel.   The NATO Medal for NATO Operations and Activities in Africa is awarded for service in direct support of one of the following…

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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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