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Army’s top logistician remains ‘cautiously optimistic’ on Afghanistan withdrawal

Posted October 9, 2013 by SFC Raymond J. Piper

The Army's top logistician told members of the House Armed Services Committee Oct. 2 he remains "cautiously optimistic" that the Army will complete its withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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New Defense Health Agency to streamline functions

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The government shutdown did not stop the official opening Oct. 1 of the Defense Health Agency, a major streamlining effort of military medicine that has been in the works for three decades and signed into law earlier this year. “This day has been a long time in coming, and represents a major milestone in the…

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B-1 conducts first live-fire test of anti-ship missile

Posted October 9, 2013 by SrA. Charles V. Rivezzo

A B-1B Lancer successfully struck a waterborne target with a live warhead for the first time Aug. 27.

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MC-12W Liberty exceeds 300,000 flying hours

Posted October 9, 2013 by SSgt. Robert M. Trujillo

Beale MC-12W Liberty aircraft surpassed 300,000 combat flying hours at a forward operating base in Afghanistan in September.

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Last cargo mission out of FOB Sharana

Posted October 9, 2013 by MSgt. Benjamin Bloker

The aircrew of "Growler 51" set out a few hours before sunrise Sept. 28 to fly the last of the U.S. cargo out of Forward Operating Base Sharana before the base was officially transferred to the Afghan government.

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Navy stands up F-35C Squadron At Eglin

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The U.S. Navy and the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin AFB, Fla., officially reconstituted the highly decorated VFA-101 Grim Reapers Squadron during ceremonies held on the Emerald Coast Oct. 2. VFA-101 will fly the Navy√≠s newest aircraft, the Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, to perform the mission of training pilots and sailors to…

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U.S., Japan agree to expand security, defense cooperation

Posted October 4, 2013 by Karen Parrish

DOD photograph by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Secretary of State John Kerry sign official documents to revise the 1997 Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation, increase security and defense collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, and advance the realignment of American troops in Japan, in Tokyo, Oct. 3, 2013. TOKYO…

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Navy Hercs join the club

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Like the secret handshake of an elite club, coordination between air traffic control and airborne aircraft involves precise, sometimes complex series of movements.

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Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System completes successful intercept flight test

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The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Pacific Command, and U.S. Navy sailors aboard the USS Lake Erie (CG 70) successfully conducted an operational flight test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system, resulting in the intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean by the Aegis BMD 4.0 Weapon System and a Standard…

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Army develops lightweight ballistic protection for aircraft

Posted October 4, 2013 by Heather R. Smith

Army photograph The Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center Prototype Integration Facility designed, qualified, fabricated and installed a prototype of an enhanced Ballistic Protection System for the cabin of the UH-60 Black Hawk aircraft. Army tactics and training are constantly changing to meet the threat on the battlefield, and one such example is…

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