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Eglin missions remain, but under new names

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The diverse Air Armament Center missions at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., officially became part of two other Air Force Materiel Command centers during a ceremony July 18.

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Teamwork leads to record-breaking achievement

Posted July 23, 2012 by by Brandice J. O'Brien

A B-1B Lancer just made history. The aircraft swept through programmed depot maintenance in record-breaking time - just 129 flow days.

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MH-53 helicopter suffers aviation mishap, crashes

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An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron 15 crashed 58 miles southwest of Muscat, Oman, July 19 while conducting heavy lift support operations.

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SECNAV, CNO visit Nimitz for Great Green Fleet demonstration

Posted July 19, 2012 by by PO3 Jonathan A. Colon

The Secretary of the Navy, the honorable Ray Mabus, and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, visited the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz for the Navy's Great Green Fleet demonstration during Rim of the Pacific 2012, July 18.

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Welsh addresses Air Force challenges at confirmation hearing

Posted July 19, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Gen. Mark A. Welsh III in his confirmation hearing July 19 to become the next Air Force chief of staff, was optimistic about the service’s fiscal challenges, but warned there are limits to how much it can cut. Welsh, who currently commands U.S. Air Forces Europe, addressed the full range of issues confronting the Air…

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USS Chafee takes on biofuel

Posted July 19, 2012 by by PO3 Dustin W. Sisco

The guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee took on 250,000 gallons of alternative fuel, a 50/50 blend of advanced biofuel and traditional petroleum-based fuel, from the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry...

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Airmen key to cyberspace success’

Posted July 19, 2012 by by SrA. Christina Brownlow

The chief scientist of the Air Force outlined the service’s future on cyberspace and airmen’s role during the Air Force Association’s monthly breakfast in Arlington, Va., July 17. Dr. Mark Maybury said Cyber...

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Defense firms warn of job losses from budget cuts

Posted July 18, 2012 by by Donna Cassata

Leader of the nation’s major defense contractors warned July 18 of job layoffs and disruptions in manufacturing if Congress fails to agree on an alternative to automatic budget cuts. Robert J. Stevens, chairman and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin, said the across-the-board reductions could result in layoffs of 10,000 employees from his company of…

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Panetta lauds first international F-35 delivery to United Kingdom

Posted July 18, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

After a meeting July 18 with the United Kingdom's top defense official, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta lauded an important milestone in...

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Sequestration threatens fiscal 2013 funds, official says

Posted July 18, 2012 by by Amaani Lyle

While current Defense Department contracts funded with fiscal year 2012 dollars remain unaffected by sequestration, the looming threat of the budget-cutting maneuver means funding for all DOD contracts in fiscal year 2013 is at risk of being cut, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters today. Little responded to questions about the fate of DOD…

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