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FRCSE resurrects demolished Seahawk for Navy squadron

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A Sikorsky HH-60H Seahawk Helicopter that crashed in Virginia during a night training exercise at Fort Pickett in 2009 underwent extensive repairs at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, Jacksonville...

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DOD puts strategy before budget for future force

Posted June 1, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department has placed strategy before budget in facing present and anticipated threats while building its joint force for the future, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said May 30.

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Navy names joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced May 30 the next joint high speed vessel will be named the USNS Millinocket. The future USNS Millinocket is the first naval vessel to be named in honor of Millinocket, Maine. Founded in 1901, Millinocket’s main source of revenue for residents came from working at what was, at…

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U.S., Pakistan military coordination improves

Posted May 31, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

In a sign of improving coordination between the United States and Pakistan, two U.S. military liaison officers recently returned to Pakistan, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. John Kirby told reporters May 31.

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Lockheed Martin successfully completes delivery of latest order of Aerostat Detection Systems to U.S. Army

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Lockheed Martin completed its most recent Persistent Threat Detection System order by delivering the 29th unit to the U.S. Army May 29.

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Navy secretary to commission submarine Mississippi

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The Navy’s newest Virginia-class attack submarine Mississippi will be commissioned June 2, 2012, during a 10 a.m., CDT, ceremony at the Port of Pascagoula in Pascagoula, Miss. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Allison Stiller, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for ship programs, will serve as the ship’s…

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Shadow ‘enhanced platoons’ meet growing need in Afghanistan

Posted May 30, 2012 by by James Ryan

When the Afghan theater commander called on the Army to increase the number of Shadow platoons in theater during the height of the 2011 Operation Enduring Freedom summer campaign, the Army was ready...

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California BRAC bases now part of recycling revolution

Posted May 29, 2012 by by Susan Wolbarst

J.D. Wang, the CEO of a tire recycling company, believes people can recycle anything if they put their minds to it. So it seems fitting that his company is expanding into a recycled building -- once the commissary at the former Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, Calif.

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Anniston Army Depot begins M777 reset program

Posted May 29, 2012 by by Jennifer Bacchus

At the end of April, Anniston Army Depot, Ala., began a new reset program for M777 medium, towed Howitzers with assistance from BAE Systems. The M777 artillery system was created by BAE to replace...

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Guard, Reserve leaders discuss budget issues

Posted May 29, 2012 by by Amaani Lyle

The military’s reserve components remain ready and capable despite budget cuts and their transition from a strategic to operational force, senior National Guard and Reserve officials told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee May 23. As the drawdown continues in Afghanistan, the Guard and Reserve will maintain deployment-ready units undeterred by force structure changes such…

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