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Army acquisition executive visits Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC

Posted July 11, 2012 by by Rhys Fullerlove

Heidi Shyu, acting assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, visited the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, which is the only vertically...

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Afghan progress shows surge strategy’s success, DOD officials say

Posted July 11, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

A range of successes shows the surge strategy in Afghanistan has been effective, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters July 10. “Let’s take stock of where we’ve been,” Little said in response to a reporter’s question on whether the surge had succeeded. “Over the past few years, we’ve taken the fight to the enemy….

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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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Pilot’s project becomes Air Force standard

Posted July 10, 2012 by by A1C Charles V. Rivezzo

When Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz says every airman is an innovator, he’s talking about airmen like Capt. Kyle Alderman.

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Pacific Partnership 2012 Welcomes New Participants

Posted July 10, 2012 by by PO2 Kristopher Regan

Nearly half way through the Pacific Partnership 2012 mission, another wave of participants from various countries and non-governmental organizations joined the ship’s team while in port in Subic Bay, Philippines, July 7. While in Subic Bay, 131 staff finished their role in the mission and were replaced by 139 new team members eager to start…

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Reopened supply routes mean cost savings, spokesman says

Posted July 9, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

Pakistan’s decision to reopen ground supply routes on its border with Afghanistan will allow the Defense Department to save tens of millions of dollars transporting material in and out of Afghanistan, a senior Pentagon spokesman said July 5. Navy Capt. John Kirby said officials estimate that use of the reopened routes will save $70 million…

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X-47B demonstrates airworthiness, Team Edwards support continues

Posted July 9, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

With the support of Team Edwards, the U.S. Navy became one step closer to seamlessly integrating the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator into aircraft carrier operations.

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U.S.-Afghanistan alliance important to DOD, spokesman says

Posted July 9, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

The U.S. government’s designation of Afghanistan as a major non-NATO ally is “extremely important” to the Defense Department, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said July 9. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the designation July 7 after meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the Afghan capital of Kabul. It is intended to provide a…

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F-35 undergoes pit testing

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F-35 tail number AF-1 underwent stores static ejection testing at the F-22 Combined Test Force for the past three weeks. The aircraft is carefully positioned over a pit filled with foam, and instrumented inert weapons...

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DOD to mark 59th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice

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The Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee has announced its efforts to reach out to Korean War Veterans and their families across the country and encourage them to join a commemorative program celebrating the 59th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice. The program, titled Heroes Remembered, is…

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