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Retirement, appointment ceremonies to honor new, outgoing AF chiefs of staff

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A retirement ceremony honoring Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz takes place Aug. 10 at Joint Base Andrews, Md....

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2nd Bomb Wing delegation visits Russia

Posted August 9, 2012 by by A1C Samuel O'Brien

A delegation of five people from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., visited Engels Air Base in Saratov, Russia, last month on a goodwill mission with a dual purpose....

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Navy begins construction on next amphibious assault ship

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Huntington Ingalls Industries started fabrication of the eleventh LPD 17 San Antonio class ship, LPD 27, Aug. 6, following the Navy award of the detail design and construction contract July 27. The LPD 17 San Antonio-class ships are designed to functionally replace more than 41 ships (the LPD 4, LSD 36, LKA 113 and LST…

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First flight test successful for Army’s Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle air vehicle

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For more than 90 minutes a hybrid air vehicle known as the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle stayed afloat above Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The LEMV, like a blimp, is capable of carrying multiple intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance payloads for more than 21 days at altitudes greater than 22,000 feet....

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Panetta: National Guard, Reserve key to defense strategy

Posted August 9, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told the airmen and soldiers based at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., Aug. 9 their service is critical to the defense strategy. Panetta said New York was the cradle of the United States military, and that its critical role for the armed forces continues today. “New York’s Air National…

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Pilot becomes Guard’s first F-35 instructor pilot

Posted August 9, 2012 by by Maj. Karen Roganov

An airman became the Air National Guard's first F-35 Lightning II instructor pilot recently at the multi-service, multi-national F-35 Integrated Training Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.....

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JASSM-ER nears operational employment

Posted August 9, 2012 by by A1C Charles V. Rivezzo

The 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, is scheduled to complete the final-phase of operational testing for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile - Extended Range in late August, marking a significant step toward operational employment.

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Service leaders weigh in on BRAC, renewable energy

Posted August 7, 2012 by by Amaani Lyle

Air Force, Army and Navy officials discussed renewable energy milestones, force structure changes, and the impact on military and surrounding communities affected by base realignment and closure in Monterey, Calif., Aug. 6. Terry A. Yonkers, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics; Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations,…

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Panetta describes strategy, warns against sequestration

Posted August 7, 2012 by by Amaani Lyle

As the Defense Department adopts a new paradigm for the U.S. military to remain a formidable force while absorbing $487 billion in spending reductions over the next decade, the prospect of an additional $500 billion spending reduction over that period would be “a disaster” not only for national defense, but also for defense communities, Defense…

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RIMPAC 2012 concludes

Posted August 7, 2012 by by PO1 Ernesto Bonilla

The world's largest international maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific Exercise, officially concluded Aug. 3. The 23rd exercise in the biennial RIMPAC series, this year’s version involved 22 nations, more than 40...

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