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Navy releases investigation results of F/A-18D crash

Posted July 3, 2012 by by PO2 Ernest R. Scott

Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic released the results today of its Judge Advocate General Manual investigation in to the crash of an F/A-18D into an apartment complex in Virginia Beach, Va., April 6.

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DOD must have petroleum fuel alternatives, official says

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Amaani Lyle

Smart investing and less reliance on petroleum-based fuels will help ensure an agile, lethal and adaptable combat force, and ultimately, national security, a senior Pentagon official said here today during an Energy Department-hosted conference. During “Biomass 2012: Confronting Challenges, Creating Opportunities – Sustaining a Commitment to Bioenergy,” Sharon Burke, assistant secretary of defense for operational…

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MAFFS request modified for four C-130s

Posted July 18, 2012 by

The U.S. Forest Service has modified its request for assistance for the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems-equipped C-130 Hercules. The new request, received late July 17, releases two of the six C-130s using MAFFS to assist with fires. The C-130s have been stationed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and at Boise Air Terminal, Idaho,…

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F-35B model lands at Edwards Air Force Base

Posted July 27, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph by Andy Wolfe

BF-2 taxis in after arriving at Edwards AFB, Calif., July 23 in order to begin airstart testing at the 461st Flight Test Squadron.

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F-35 completes first airborne weapons separation

Posted August 9, 2012 by by Victor Chen

The F-35 Lightning II accomplished a significant test milestone Aug. 8 when the aircraft successfully executed an inert 1,000-pound GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack Munition separation weapon over water in an Atlantic test range while traveling at 400 knots at an altitude of 4,200 feet........

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Hurricane Hunters track Isaac as SOUTHCOM, NORTHCOM prepare

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Donna Miles

With Tropical Storm Isaac bearing down on the Dominican Republic and Haiti and threatening to strengthen over the eastern Caribbean, the “Hurricane Hunters” from the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron are in the air, relaying critical data to National Weather Service forecasters in Miami. Meanwhile, staffs at both the U.S. Southern and Northern…

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Pentagon welcomes new chief of National Guard Bureau

Posted September 7, 2012 by Karen Parrish

Cabinet secretaries, service chiefs and other government and military leaders gathered Sept. 7 for a Pentagon ceremony marking a change in leaders for the nation’s National Guard Bureau. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke during the event marking the end of Air Force Gen. Craig R. McKinley’s term…

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Carter: Sequestration would have effect of ‘hidden tax’

Posted September 21, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

Because it would lead to inefficiencies, the sequestration mechanism built into the Budget Control Act would amount to a hidden tax, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Sept. 20. “If sequestration happens, it is not only disruptive in many ways I’d love to describe, but it’s a hidden tax all by itself,” Carter said…

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U.S. continues to send nonlethal aid to Syrian opposition

Posted October 16, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The United States will continue to funnel nonlethal aid to the Syrian opposition, and urges the international community to unite against Bashar Assad’s regime, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Oct. 15. The State Department is providing $100 million worth of nonlethal aid to those seeking to overthrow Assad. The opposition in Syria rose after…

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Phillips outlines aviation modernization priorities

Posted October 31, 2012 by Kris Osborn

Lt. Gen. Bill Phillips praised the Army’s industry and academic partners while outlining a handful of key aviation modernization priorities, Oct. 17, at an American Helicopter Society event in Arlington, Va. Phillips, the principal military deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition Logistics and Technology, or ASA(ALT), spoke to AHS about…

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