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Strategic dividends of Iraq efforts within reach, official says

Posted June 28, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

Six months after U.S. combat troops withdrew from Iraq, long-term efforts there by the Defense and State departments have put strategic dividends within reach, the chief of staff to the undersecretary of defense for policy said June 28. Peter F. Verga testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s subcommittee on national security, homeland…

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Propulsion flight improves maintenance process on C-130s

Posted June 28, 2012 by by SrA. Bryan Swink

Members of the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Propulsion Flight have implemented a new process that reduces the propeller maintenance repair cycle time for the C-130 Hercules here.

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In short term, Gray Eagle trades reliability for capability

Posted June 28, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

The Army's MQ-1C Gray Eagle program is under its estimated budget, and is also meeting expected availability rates in theater.

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Airmen train with Kyrgyzstan partners

Posted June 27, 2012 by by SrA. Brett Clashman

Exercise Regional Cooperation 2012, a multinational exercise designed to strengthen relationships and promote regional cooperation among participating nations, is being held at the Koi Tash Military Academy...

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US, Indonesia air forces strengthen partnership during tactical exercise

Posted June 27, 2012 by by MSgt. Victoria Meyer

Approximately 80 U.S. and 75 Indonesian airmen will participate in exercise Cope West 2012 at Halim Air Base, Indonesia, June 25 - 29.

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‘Son Tay’ Talon flies into history

Posted June 27, 2012 by by TSgt. Samuel King Jr.

After more than 23,500 hours of flight and approximately 47 years in service, the MC-130E Combat Talon I known as the "Godfather" left the ground at Duke Field, Fla., for the last time June 22 for its ultimate...

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Research lab helps solve C-5 cracking issues

Posted June 27, 2012 by by Holly Jordan

Newly developed structural technologies developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory have solved critical cracking issues with the C-5 cargo aircraft, thereby expanding the aircraft’s serviceability.

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New AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate takes shape

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The Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate will officially take shape on July 1 as the newest research organization...

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Africom commander details current, emerging threats

Posted June 26, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

U.S. Africa Command’s top military officer today detailed existing and emerging threats from extremist organizations on the continent in a speech at the African Center for Strategic Studies in Arlington, Va. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham also explained the U.S. presence in Africa and Africom initiatives based on the new U.S. defense strategic guidance. “When…

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Army research official visits Afghanistan

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A senior research and development leader spoke with Army officials at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 11-13. Army leaders in the field are seeking technology solutions for complex challenges.

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