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LRASM prototype is three-for-three on successful flight tests

Posted February 11, 2015 by

Initiated in 2009 in collaboration with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, DARPA’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile program has been investing in advanced technologies to provide a leap ahead in U.S. surface warfare capability.

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Airmen, Marines join forces after aircraft crash

Posted March 9, 2015 by SrA. Sandra Marrero

Airmen from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., provided support to the Marines following a non-lethal F/A-18D Hornet crash Feb. 22, in the woods near Statenville, Ga.

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1,000th F-35 training sortie flown at Luke AFB

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Air Force photograph by SSgt. Staci Miller A pilot from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flew the 1,000th F-35A Lightning II training sortie March 31, 2015. The 56th Fighter Wing is the fastest F-35 wing to reach the 1,000-sortie milestone in the Defense Department. The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flew…

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Navy investigates unmanned helicopter mishaps

Posted April 13, 2012 by

The Navy recently experienced two unrelated operational mishaps with the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. There were no injuries to personnel and no damage to other aircraft. An MQ-8B Fire Scout operating off USS Simpson (FFG-56) March 30 was ditched at sea upon returning from a maritime…

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U.S. to remove 9,000 Marines from Okinawa

Posted April 30, 2012 by by Robert Burns

About 9,000 U.S. Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa will be moved to the U.S. territory of Guam and other locations in the Asia-Pacific, including Hawaii, under a U.S.-Japan agreement announced April 26. The move is part of a broader arrangement designed to tamp down tensions in the U.S.-Japan defense alliance stemming in…

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House committee nixes more military base closings

Posted May 10, 2012 by by Robert Burns

The House Armed Services Committee May 9 soundly rejected the Pentagon’s call for military base closings to cut costs as lawmakers worked on a defense budget that adds billions to President Barack Obama’s spending proposal. The committee fleshed out a blueprint that calls for a base defense budget of $554 billion, including nuclear weapons spending,…

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DOD combats counterfeit parts threat

Posted May 23, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department is resolute in its fight against counterfeit parts and has implemented steps to stop them from entering the supply chain and eliminating those already in, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters May 22. DOD has been combating counterfeit parts for years, Little said. “We have stepped up, over time, our aggressive…

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C-17 accident investigation board complete

Posted June 11, 2012 by

Air Mobility Command has released the results of its investigation into the Jan. 23, 2012, mishap involving a C-17A Globemaster III that landed at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan.

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DOD will meet ‘aggressive’ efficiency goals, spokesman says

Posted June 20, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

The Defense Department "is on target to meet the aggressive efficiency goals set in the fiscal year 2012 budget," Pentagon Press Secretary...

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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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