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SecAF visits Heavy Airlift Wing in Hungary

Posted July 13, 2012 by by MSgt. Wayne Clark

During his first visit to this small Hungarian base located roughly two hours from Budapest, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley met with Heavy Airlift Wing senior leaders, U.S. Airmen and Boeing contractors at Pápa Air Base,Hungary, July 11.

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Vietnam welcomes fourth Pacific Partnership mission

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Lt. j.g. Peter Lee

Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Mercy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious ship Oosumi arrived in Vinh, Vietnam, in Nghe An province to begin the humanitarian civic assistance mission known as Pacific Partnership 2012, July 10. Both vessels are carrying complements of military and civilian medical, dental, veterinary and engineering personnel from Australia, Canada,…

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Network Integration Evaluation speeds fielding of Army encryption capability

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Amy Walker

The Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment is already reaping the benefits of advanced encryption tools for their Rifleman Radios in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan…

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MAFFS operations move west

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Military C-130s equipped with the U.S. Forest Service’s Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems have moved staging operations from Cheyenne, Wyo. and Colorado Springs, Colo., to Boise, Idaho, and Salt Lake City.

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Pentagon to make database to track medal awardees

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Robert Burns

The Pentagon plans to establish a searchable database of military valor awards and medals, hoping for a technological fix to the problem of people getting away with lying about earning military honors. Pentagon press secretary George Little said details have yet to be worked out, but the intention is to have a digital repository of…

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Fifth F-35B test aircraft returns to Patuxent River

Posted July 13, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph

The F-35B test aircraft BF-5 returned to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., June 26 after a planned modification period in Fort Worth, Texas. BF-5 fills the complement of five F-35B test aircraft at NAS Patuxent River.

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NAWCWD performs final live-fire testing for P-8A

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The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Weapons Survivability Lab recently received a P-8A Poseidon fuselage at China Lake, Calif., that will be used to verify the effectiveness of the aircraft's fire...

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Navy engineers test hybrid hydraulic technologies with heavy construction equipment

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Darrell F. Waller

Hybrid hydraulic technologies are being tested July 9-13 by Navy and Army engineers seeking to achieve greater energy efficiencies and reduce costs among the Department of Defense’s heavy construction fleet. The Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, is working with engineers from the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center; the 1st Naval Construction Division;…

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Press secretary objects to Congressional Budget Office forecasts

Posted July 13, 2012 by By Jim Garamone

A Congressional Budget Office analysis suggesting the Pentagon budget will be $123 billion higher than expected over the next five years...

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Wing flies 100th F-35 Lightning II sortie

Posted July 13, 2012 by Air Force photographs by Maj. Karen Roganov

Marine Lt. Col. David Berke, commanding officer for the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, taxis in from completing the 100th F-35 Lightning II sortie at the 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla., July 11, 2012.

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