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Navy christens submarine John Warner

Posted September 9, 2014 by PO2 Jymyaka Braden

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785), the first of the Virginia-class attack submarines to be homported in Naval Station Norfolk, was christened at Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., Sept. 6. “The christening of the future USS John Warner is not only a celebration of a dedicated Sailor, Marine and public servant, but also…

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A-29 Super Tucano arrives at Moody AFB

Posted September 29, 2014 by SSgt. Eric Summers Jr.

Air Force photograph by A1C Dillian Bamman An A-29 Super Tucano arrives at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Sept. 26, 2014. The A-29 is a multi-role, fixed wing aircraft that will provide the Afghan Air Force air-to-ground capability and aerial reconnaissance capabilities to support its counterinsurgency operations. Afghan pilots and maintainers begin training on the…

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KC-46 program may experience delays

Posted March 30, 2012 by

Only one year into its development, the Air Force’s KC-46 program may experience delays and technical challenges as they try to incorporate three advanced military technologies into the commercial Boeing 767 airliner, which is the basis for the new KC-46 refueling air tanker. The Government Accountability Office, an investigative arm of Congress, recently stated in…

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U.S. to remove 9,000 Marines from Okinawa

Posted April 30, 2012 by by Robert Burns

About 9,000 U.S. Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa will be moved to the U.S. territory of Guam and other locations in the Asia-Pacific, including Hawaii, under a U.S.-Japan agreement announced April 26. The move is part of a broader arrangement designed to tamp down tensions in the U.S.-Japan defense alliance stemming in…

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House committee nixes more military base closings

Posted May 10, 2012 by by Robert Burns

The House Armed Services Committee May 9 soundly rejected the Pentagon’s call for military base closings to cut costs as lawmakers worked on a defense budget that adds billions to President Barack Obama’s spending proposal. The committee fleshed out a blueprint that calls for a base defense budget of $554 billion, including nuclear weapons spending,…

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DOD combats counterfeit parts threat

Posted May 23, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department is resolute in its fight against counterfeit parts and has implemented steps to stop them from entering the supply chain and eliminating those already in, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters May 22. DOD has been combating counterfeit parts for years, Little said. “We have stepped up, over time, our aggressive…

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C-17 accident investigation board complete

Posted June 11, 2012 by

Air Mobility Command has released the results of its investigation into the Jan. 23, 2012, mishap involving a C-17A Globemaster III that landed at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan.

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DOD will meet ‘aggressive’ efficiency goals, spokesman says

Posted June 20, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

The Defense Department "is on target to meet the aggressive efficiency goals set in the fiscal year 2012 budget," Pentagon Press Secretary...

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Four Fire Scouts to increase maritime surveillance aboard USS Klakring

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Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 42 deployed with four Fire Scouts aboard frigate USS Klakring June 29 in support of operations...

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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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