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Officials reaffirm Pentagon’s commitment to F-35

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Estimated costs for the F-35 joint strike fighter have increased over the life of the program, but the Defense Department is working to contain cost growth and remains committed to the fifth-generation fighter, defense officials said March 29. Frank Kendall III said during confirmation testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee that cost overruns for…

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Four U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

Posted April 22, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

Defense Department officials said April 20 the four International Security Assistance Force members killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan April 19 were Americans. “Regrettably, we can confirm that four U.S. service members lost their lives in this crash,” George Little, acting assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, told Pentagon reporters April 20….

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CSAF emphasizes partnership at National Security Forum

Posted May 9, 2012 by by Christopher Kratzer

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz emphasized partnership between the public and private sectors during his keynote address at the National Security Forum at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., May 7. The forum, which continues through May 11, is hosted by Air War College.

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Odierno: Sequestration could lead to hollow Army

Posted May 18, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

It's possible the Army could be cut to 400,000 if the sequestration option spelled out in the Budget Control Act of 2011 goes into effect, the Army's chief of staff said May 17. The Army is already planning on...

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U.S., British service members honor French village for D-Day support

Posted June 5, 2012 by by SSgt. Stephen J. Collier

Air Force reservists and other U.S. and allied military members paid their respects to the people of this small French village June 1 as part of a number of ceremonies recognizing the 68th anniversary of the...

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Air Force cites progress on F-22 oxygen mystery

Posted June 18, 2012 by by Robert Burns

The Air Force believes it is getting much closer to pinpointing the reason why pilots of its prized F-22 stealth fighters sometimes suffer an oxygen deficit during flight, a senior general said June 14.

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‘Son Tay’ Talon flies into history

Posted June 27, 2012 by by TSgt. Samuel King Jr.

After more than 23,500 hours of flight and approximately 47 years in service, the MC-130E Combat Talon I known as the "Godfather" left the ground at Duke Field, Fla., for the last time June 22 for its ultimate...

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Computer simulations created to train soldiers on howitzers

Posted July 10, 2012 by by Audra Calloway

Two soldiers and two Marines made their virtual debut last month while helping Picatinny engineers create a computer trainer for the M777A2 Lightweight 155mm Towed Howitzer.

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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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F-35 maintenance training spawns USMC’s first air FTD

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Dan Hawkins

With the introduction of the Department of Defense's newest fifth-generation fighter jet, the F-35 Lightening Bolt Joint Strike Fighter, the joint effort is at the forefront of the aircraft's maintenance training and...

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