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U.S. Navy hopes stealth ship answers a rising China

Posted June 5, 2012 by by Eric Talmadge

A super-stealthy warship that could underpin the U.S. Navy’s China strategy will be able to sneak up on coastlines virtually undetected and pound targets with electromagnetic “railguns” right out of a sci-fi movie. But at more than $3 billion a pop, critics say the new DDG-1000 destroyer sucks away funds that could be better used…

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New upgrades revitalize B-1B Lancers

Posted June 4, 2012 by by A1C Charles V. Rivezzo

B-1B Lancers are currently undergoing the most advanced hardware and software upgrades to date as part of the Sustainment-Block 16 program. Sustainment-Block 16 upgrades include a fully integrated data...

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AF consolidates three field operating agencies

Posted June 4, 2012 by by Paige Hughes

Three San Antonio-based field operating agencies officially consolidated with the June 1 initial operational capability announcement, Air Force officials said June 4. The Air Force Personnel Center, Air Force Services Agency and Air Force Manpower Agency, FOAs under the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, are now the new Air…

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Initiative could help improve ISR operators’ processes

Posted June 4, 2012 by by Patty Welsh

The Electronic Systems Center Command and Control Constellation program recently held an operational demonstration in Bedford, Mass., to evaluate a new prototype capability to improve command and control of...

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200th flight for the first F-35B

Posted June 4, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph

U.S. Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col. Fred Schenk flies a mission May 10 in F-35B Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft BF-1. The mission expanded the aircraft's flight envelope in short takeoff and vertical landing mode...

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PACAF releases report on Alaska F-16 squadron move

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Pacific Air Forces released a report May 31 on the Air Force’s plan to move people and aircraft associated with the 18th Aggressor Squadron from Eielson AFB near Fairbanks, Alaska, to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, near Anchorage, Alaska. Pacific Air Forces led a 26-member Site Activation Task Force team which traveled to both installations in April…

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FRCSE resurrects demolished Seahawk for Navy squadron

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A Sikorsky HH-60H Seahawk Helicopter that crashed in Virginia during a night training exercise at Fort Pickett in 2009 underwent extensive repairs at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, Jacksonville...

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DOD puts strategy before budget for future force

Posted June 1, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department has placed strategy before budget in facing present and anticipated threats while building its joint force for the future, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said May 30.

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Navy names joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced May 30 the next joint high speed vessel will be named the USNS Millinocket. The future USNS Millinocket is the first naval vessel to be named in honor of Millinocket, Maine. Founded in 1901, Millinocket’s main source of revenue for residents came from working at what was, at…

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U.S., Pakistan military coordination improves

Posted May 31, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

In a sign of improving coordination between the United States and Pakistan, two U.S. military liaison officers recently returned to Pakistan, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. John Kirby told reporters May 31.

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