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U.S. to remove 9,000 Marines from Okinawa

Posted April 30, 2012 by by Robert Burns

About 9,000 U.S. Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa will be moved to the U.S. territory of Guam and other locations in the Asia-Pacific, including Hawaii, under a U.S.-Japan agreement announced April 26. The move is part of a broader arrangement designed to tamp down tensions in the U.S.-Japan defense alliance stemming in…

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House committee nixes more military base closings

Posted May 10, 2012 by by Robert Burns

The House Armed Services Committee May 9 soundly rejected the Pentagon’s call for military base closings to cut costs as lawmakers worked on a defense budget that adds billions to President Barack Obama’s spending proposal. The committee fleshed out a blueprint that calls for a base defense budget of $554 billion, including nuclear weapons spending,…

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DOD combats counterfeit parts threat

Posted May 23, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department is resolute in its fight against counterfeit parts and has implemented steps to stop them from entering the supply chain and eliminating those already in, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters May 22. DOD has been combating counterfeit parts for years, Little said. “We have stepped up, over time, our aggressive…

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C-17 accident investigation board complete

Posted June 11, 2012 by

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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DOD will meet ‘aggressive’ efficiency goals, spokesman says

Posted June 20, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

The Defense Department "is on target to meet the aggressive efficiency goals set in the fiscal year 2012 budget," Pentagon Press Secretary...

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Four Fire Scouts to increase maritime surveillance aboard USS Klakring

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Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 42 deployed with four Fire Scouts aboard frigate USS Klakring June 29 in support of operations...

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Fifth F-35B test aircraft returns to Patuxent River

Posted July 13, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph

The F-35B test aircraft BF-5 returned to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., June 26 after a planned modification period in Fort Worth, Texas. BF-5 fills the complement of five F-35B test aircraft at NAS Patuxent River.

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CSAF nominee testifies before Senate committee

Posted July 23, 2012 by by TSgt. Richard A. Williams, Jr.

Gen. Mark Welsh III addressed a range of issues July 19 during his Senate confirmation hearing to be the next Air Force chief of staff.

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Arizona’s Luke Air Force Base gets F-35 mission

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The Department of Defense has chosen Luke Air Force Base in Glendale for the new pilot training center for the F-35 fighter jets, city officials announced Aug. 1. The 71-year-old base in west Glendale was competing with bases in Tucson, Ariz., New Mexico and Idaho for the F-35 mission. “This is a great day for…

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V-22 supports Harry S. Truman flight deck certification

Posted August 15, 2012 by staff

When a V-22 Osprey from Marine Tiltrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 22 landed for the first time on USS Harry S. Truman on July 19, it highlighted another in a series of firsts for the unique tilt-rotor aircraft that has become an integral part of the U.S. naval forces..

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