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Panetta, Peres meet on security issues, defense relationship

Posted June 13, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta met with Israeli President Shimon Peres June 11 at the Pentagon to discuss security issues of mutual concern and the nations' strong defense relationship, Press Secretary...

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Air Force launches first special tactics wing

Posted June 13, 2012 by by Rachel Arroyo

U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command stood up the 24th Special Operations Wing in a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 12 to meet the growing demand for the unique capabilities special tactics Air...

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Balance required to avoid a ‘hollow force’

Posted June 12, 2012 by by TSgt. Richard A. Williams Jr.

The Air Force chief of staff reinforced the importance of avoiding a "hollow force" to a group of civic and industry leaders attending the Air Force Association's monthly breakfast June 11.

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Africom will maintain ‘light footprint’ in Africa

Posted June 12, 2012 by by Donna Miles

The United States has no plans to seek permanent bases in Africa, and, in the spirit of the new defense strategic guidance, will continue to maintain a "light footprint" on the continent, the top U.S. Africa...

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Marine Corps, Air Force pilots temporarily swap services

Posted June 12, 2012 by by SrA. Melanie Holochwost

Two instructor pilots assigned to the 310th Fighter Squadron are currently on very similar and overlapping career paths at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., as part of the Joint Service Pilot Exchange Program.

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Army preparing to field network systems to deploying brigades

Posted June 12, 2012 by by Katie Cain

As the Army's third Network Integration Evaluation concludes, the service in the midst of synchronized fielding efforts as it prepares to field the first integrated group of advanced tactical communications...

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Army returns first Wartime Replacement Aircraft to fight

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The Army delivered the first OH-58D Kiowa Warrior upgraded under the Wartime Replacement Aircraft Program to the war fighter at a roll-out ceremony at Corpus Christi Army Depot, Corpus Christi, Texas, June 7.

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Air advisers prepare Colombian air force for Red Flag

Posted June 11, 2012 by by TSgt. Lesley Waters

A broken aircraft and several delays at the airport didn’t stop the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron from arriving in Colombia June 3 to begin its building partner capacity mission. The squadron’s air advisers are currently working with the Colombian air force to promote regional stability by fostering key relationships, enhancing partner nation capabilities and…

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Military remains focused on finding missing soldier

Posted June 11, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

The Defense Department remains focused on efforts to return the only U.S. service member known to be in Taliban captivity to his family, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. John Kirby said June 8. Kirby told reporters that freeing Army Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl is a constant focus for commanders in Afghanistan. “Every day … there is…

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C-17 accident investigation board complete

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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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