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Navy to christen amphibious transport dock ship

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The Navy will christen the newest amphibious transport dock ship, Somerset, July 28, 2012, during a ceremony at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Avondale, La. The ship is named in honor of the courageous passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93. Their actions prevented terrorist hijackers from reaching their destination only to have…

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Air Force will thrive despite fiscal challenges

Posted July 26, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The Air Force has reinvigorated the service's nuclear mission, incorporated unmanned aerial capabilities and made progress in acquisition, the service's chief of staff told reporters July 24.

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Special operations more than just combat

Posted July 26, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

The nation expects special operations forces to be successful every time they are called upon, but they’re not wholly about combat, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said in Aspen, Colo., July 25 during a discussion moderated by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer at the Aspen Institute’s annual security forum. “We get a lot of notoriety…

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Panetta approves plan to lift F-22 flight limits

Posted July 24, 2012 by By Lilita C. Baldor

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has approved an Air Force plan to begin lifting flight restrictions on the F-22 stealth fighter jet, following the ongoing correction of oxygen deficit problems that grounded and restricted the fleet for months.

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,921

Posted July 24, 2012 by

As of July 24, 2012, at least 1,921 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,598 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s…

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DOD approves NATO medals for operations in Africa, Libya

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The Department of Defense announced July 24 that NATO medals for operations in Libya and Africa have been approved for acceptance and wear by eligible U.S. service members and DOD civilian personnel.   The NATO Medal for NATO Operations and Activities in Africa is awarded for service in direct support of one of the following…

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U.S. Osprey aircraft arrive in Japan amid protests

Posted July 24, 2012 by by Eric Talmadge

A shipload of the U.S. military's latest transport aircraft arrived in Japan July 23 amid protests over safety issues that have aggravated...

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Panetta discusses impact of sequestration

Posted July 24, 2012 by DOD photograph by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta met with members of the Aerospace Industries Association, National Defense Industrial Association, and Professional Services Council in Arlington, Va., July 23, 2012.

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Army hosts Network Industry Day

Posted July 24, 2012 by by Claire Heininger Schwerin

As it looks ahead to more Network Integration Evaluations, the Army hosted an industry day at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 19, to discuss opportunities to collaborate on the future tactical...

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Misawa F-16 pilot safely recovered

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The pilot who ejected from a U.S. F-16 aircraft early July 22 was retrieved around 5:30 p.m., Japanese time, July 22 by a combined effort from Japanese and U.S. civilian and military assets. The pilot is in stable condition aboard a U.S. commercial vessel. The incident occurred approximately 11:30 a.m., JKT, as the F-16 Fighting…

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