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Iron Dome System demonstrates U.S-Israeli partnership

Posted August 2, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

After passing through an orchard of fruit-laden apple trees and passing fields of corn and vegetables, it's jarring to come across a rocket...

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Virtual reality used to train Soldiers in new training simulator

Posted August 2, 2012 by by Maj. Loren Bymer

The Army is responsible to provide realistic training for individual soldiers while mitigating risk. With emerging technology of the virtual world...

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Defense cuts could hit civilian workforce

Posted July 30, 2012 by by Donna Cassata

Tens of thousands of civilian employees in the Defense Department could receive warnings about potential layoffs four days before the November election if impending spending cuts aren’t averted, hitting presidential battleground states such as Virginia and Florida hard. The alerts would come in addition to any that major defense contractors might send out at the…

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Training exercises enhance international relations

Posted July 30, 2012 by by Charles Ramey

Central Colombia and southern Nevada are vastly different locations. The terrain, weather and operational environments between each location vary to the extremes. So what drives an air force to briefly trade the...

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R.A.T.S. research may teach rodents to detect explosives

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A rat may never be man’s best friend, but the Rugged Automated Training System research sponsored by scientists with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, in collaboration with engineers at West Point...

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Navy conducts Pax River’s first flight of X-47B unmanned aircraft

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The Navy made Pax River history July 29 after it conducted the naval air station's historic first flight of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air...

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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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Rapid Equipping Force displays new technology at Pentagon

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Katie E. Nelson

When soldiers in the field have an immediate need for a new technology or piece of equipment, they don't have time to wait for it: They need it now.

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New flight control mode improves F-35C handling on landing approach

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The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., completed the first dedicated test flight May 4...

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Reserve A-10 pilots debut new technology at RIMPAC

Posted July 27, 2012 by by MSgt. Mary Hinson

In its first operational test with maritime operations, nine 47th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots are debuting new helmet and survival radio technologies during the Rim of the Pacific exercise at...

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