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Smarter robots likely in Army’s future, planners say

Posted January 24, 2014 by David Vergun

Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez A Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle walks down the steps of the Pentagon during a technology display, in 2008. Unmanned robots already have proven their worth on the battlefield, neutralizing improvised explosive devices, and more capable ones are coming in the future, according to the commander of U.S. Army Training…

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Pentagon to review strategic nuclear deterrence mission

Posted January 24, 2014 by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed a review of U.S. strategic nuclear deterrence forces and their ability to carry out their mission, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Adm. John Kirby said Jan. 23. At a Pentagon press briefing, Kirby said the secretary still has confidence in the strategic deterrence force, but seeks to upgrade the entire…

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PACOM keys capabilities to 21st-century Asia-Pacific

Posted January 24, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

America’s rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region is on track, and U.S. Pacific Command is staying on top of the growing sophistication of today’s weapon systems in what Pacom commander Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III calls “the most militarized region in the world.” Locklear briefed the press at the Pentagon Jan. 23 on Pacom’s progress…

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Army program secures critical component for artillery, mortar ammunition

Posted January 24, 2014 by Dan Lafontaine

Army photograph by Gertrud Zach Soldiers assigned to Bulldog Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, load a M777A2 Howitzer during 2nd Cavalry Regiment’s Maneuver Rehearsal Exercise at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Feb. 13, 2013. The U.S. Army is nearing completion on a project to eliminate its dependency on foreign countries for a critical energetic…

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Officials release report on F-15 accident near Kadena AB

Posted January 22, 2014 by

Pacific Air Forces officials released the results Jan. 21 of its investigation into a May 28, 2013, F-15C Eagle aircraft accident that occurred east of Kadena Air Base, Japan. Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the Pacific Air Forces commander, directed an investigation into the incident. The accident investigation board found clear and convincing evidence the cause of…

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Air Force releases findings on HH-60G accident near Kadena AB

Posted January 22, 2014 by

Pacific Air Forces officials released the results Jan. 21, of its investigation into an HH-60G Pave Hawk aircraft mishap which occurred Aug. 5, 2013, northeast of Kadena Air Base, Japan. Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the Pacific Air Forces commander, directed an investigation into the incident which resulted in the death of one Airman, injuries to three…

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Dempsey disappointed by setbacks in Iraq

Posted January 17, 2014 by Jim Garamone

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is disappointed the Iraqis have not done more with the chance they have been given by the men and women of the U.S military. The young men and women who went to Iraq won their fight they did exactly what we asked them to do., Army Gen….

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34 ICBM launch officers implicated in cheating probe

Posted January 17, 2014 by Jim Garamone

Thirty-four intercontinental ballistic missile launch officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., have been implicated in cheating on the ICBM launch officer proficiency test, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said Jan. 15. The revelations emerged during an investigation into alleged illegal drug possession, James said. The officers range in rank from second lieutenants to…

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U.S. Preparing Small Arms, Ammunition Support for Iraq

Posted January 17, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

The Defense Department is preparing small arms and ammunition for shipment to Iraq in response to a request from that countryís prime minister, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said Jan. 17. Nouri al-Maliki asked for the help as extremists have launched devastating attacks throughout the country. In accordance with the security framework established when…

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AF acquisition chief nominee testifies

Posted January 17, 2014 by Ed Gulick

Dr. Bill LaPlante testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Jan. 16 during his nomination hearing to be the next assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition.

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