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Company Command Posts bring mission command to battlefield edge

Posted June 21, 2012 by by Amy Walker

In the harsh desert and mountains of the southwestern United States, soldiers relied on transportable headquarters operation centers to extend mission command capabilities to the edge of the battlefield during the Army’s Network…

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Agency officials praise new START Treaty progress

Posted June 21, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

Work taking place under the 16-month-old new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty between the United States and Russia fosters transparency and predictability for the world’s two largest deployed nuclear arsenals, federal officials told a Senate panel June 21. Among those testifying before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations were Rose Gottemoeller, acting undersecretary of state for…

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First CH-53E trainer arrives in Hawaii

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Escorted by military police and with a crowd of onlookers, Hawaii's first CH-53E Super Stallion containerized flight training device, or CFTD, made its debut recently at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

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Westphal looks ahead to Army of 2020

Posted June 21, 2012 by by Elizabeth M. Collins

Change, or rather, adaptation, is coming. Much of it is forced by budget cuts: The Army’s fiscal year 2013 budget request calls for about $18 billion less than fiscal year 2012, with additional cuts coming over...

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Review panel urges changes in combat, incentive pays

Posted June 21, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation recommends changes to combat pay and changes to special and incentive pays while saying current military pay rates are about right. Tom Bush, the study’s director, said the review also recommended further study of compensation of wounded warriors and their caregivers, for survivors, and making compensation for reserve-component…

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First asymmetric weapons load test for F-35B

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On June 14, F-35B Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft BF-2 completed the first test flight for the short takeoff and vertical landing variant with an...

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USS Long Beach to be auctioned as scrap metal July 10

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In support of one of the largest green and zero-waste initiatives in U.S. government history, the USS Long Beach, commissioned as the first nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser, is being auctioned for her scrap metal components through Government Liquidation, the exclusive sales channel...

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Bradley Urban Survivability Kits installed early, under budget

Posted June 20, 2012 by by Bill Good

Bradley A3 Fighting Vehicles assigned to units stationed in the Republic of Korea became the latest in the fleet to receive the Bradley Urban Survivability Kit III upgrades, last week. The Bradley Urban...

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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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Panetta to lead presidential delegation to Saudi Arabia

Posted June 20, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta will lead a delegation representing the United States to offer its sympathies to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia following the death of Crown Prince Nayif bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud...

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