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Army receives go-ahead on Manpack radio production

Posted October 16, 2012 by by Claire Heininger

The Army has received authorization to continue production of an advanced radio that will link Soldiers at the company level and below with real-time information passed on its holistic tactical communications network.

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AFRL played major role in historic near-space jump

Posted November 5, 2012 by Michael P. Kleiman

For more than nine minutes Oct. 14, an international audience watched as Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner egressed from a capsule 128,000 feet above the earth and fell toward the planet reaching speeds of 834 miles per hour, to become the first person to break the sound barrier outside of a vehicle. When Baumgartner safely touched…

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Japanese live-fire exercise builds partner capacity for U.S., Japan

Posted November 21, 2012 by Spec. Adam Garlington

For the past 48 years, the U.S. and Japan have worked together and conducted missile live-fire exercises during the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Annual Service Practice here. “Missile training isn’t able to take place in Japan because of range restrictions,” said Maj. Gen. Hisakazu Kakegawa, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, or JGSDF, Air Defense Artillery School…

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Navy accepts delivery of future USS Arlington

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The Navy accepted delivery of the eighth LPD 17 class amphibious transport dock ship, the future USS Arlington (LPD 24), from Huntington Ingalls Industries Dec. 7. Accepting delivery of Arlington represents the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy and is a major milestone in the ship’s transition to operational status….

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DDG 1000 program successfully integrates deckhouse

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The deckhouse for the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) sits on a barge at Norfolk Naval Station after being diverted due to weather during transit from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Gulfport Facility in Mississippi to General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. The DDG 1000-class destroyer is designed for sustained operations in the littorals and a…

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Dempsey attends NATO chiefs of defense meeting

Posted January 16, 2013 by Jim Garamone

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, is attending the NATO and Partners’ Chiefs of Defense Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 16. The meeting, hosted by Danish Army Gen. Knud Bartels, chairman of NATO’s military committee, is being held at a particularly busy time for the alliance. NATO and…

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An Excalibur’s first flight over Kandahar

Posted January 30, 2013 by SSgt. Jason Ragucci

Gunners of Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, shot an Excalibur round out of a M-777 howitzer cannon for the first time at Forward Operating Base Frontenac, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Jan. 20. The Excalibur is a separate loading, 155MM, extended-range, precision-guided projectile designed for use with other 155MM digitized Howitzers. The M-777 is designed…

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Same-sex couples can claim new benefits by October

Posted February 11, 2013 by Karen Parrish

Military members and retirees with same-sex partners will qualify for up to 24 new benefits under policy changes Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced Feb. 11. In a memo to the service chiefs outlining the new policy, Panetta noted the department has “essentially completed” repeal of the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that barred…

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First littoral combat ship to deploy in March

Posted February 25, 2013 by PO1 Jen Blake

During a media availability Feb. 21, Navy officials announced the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) is on track to begin its first deployment March 1. This milestone was announced by the LCS Council, a group established by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert Aug. 22, to oversee continued fleet testing and the…

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Dempsey: Sequestration will affect programs, readiness

Posted March 13, 2013 by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

The Defense Department will see effects to long-term military readiness and support programs such as the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors under sequestrationís fiscal constraints, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said March 11. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey gave remarks and fielded questions from the audience at the National League of Cities…

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