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Sequestration threatens military’s successes

Posted July 2, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

The nation’s military has logged historic achievements in the past 12 months, but faces a future clouded by financial threat, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said June 29. The secretary and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, both spoke about the topic of sequestration during a briefing with Pentagon…

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Army accepts last Persistent Threat Detection System aerostat

Posted July 2, 2012 by by Brandon Pollachek

The Persistent Threat Detection System entered its next chapter, May 29, as Lt. Col. Michael Parodi, product manager Meteorological and Target Identification, was on hand at the Lockheed Martin facility in Dayton, Ohio; to accept the...

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Four Fire Scouts to increase maritime surveillance aboard USS Klakring

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Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 42 deployed with four Fire Scouts aboard frigate USS Klakring June 29 in support of operations...

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FRCSW delivers F/A-18D under costs and ahead of schedule

Posted July 2, 2012 by Navy photograph

Lt. Cmdr. Timothy “Straw” Tuschinski and Lt. Julia “CAM” Foerster deliver an F/A-18D to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, Calif., June 26 after the aircraft underwent maintenance…

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Army expanding, upgrading Gray Eagle fleet

Posted June 29, 2012 by by Kris Osborn

The Army is upgrading its fleet of MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft Systems while also advancing plans to equip each 10-15,000 Soldier division with its reconnaissance, surveillance, targeting and acquisition...

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Introduction of the MV-22 aircraft into Japan

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The Department of Defense, in close coordination with the Government of Japan, is moving forward with the introduction of the MV-22 aircraft to III Marine Expeditionary Force in Japan.

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Fort Rucker critical to Army’s future

Posted June 28, 2012 by by Angela Williams

Observing aviation training firsthand and interacting with the soldiers going through flight school were just a few of the reasons Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal said he visited Fort Rucker...

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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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