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U.S. Osprey aircraft arrive in Japan amid protests

Posted July 24, 2012 by by Eric Talmadge

A shipload of the U.S. military's latest transport aircraft arrived in Japan July 23 amid protests over safety issues that have aggravated...

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Defense official: Cuts hit war fighters, weapons

Posted August 6, 2012 by by Donna Cassata

War fighters heading to Afghanistan would receive less training while the Navy would be forced to buy fewer ships if lawmakers fail in the next five months to come up with an alternative deficit-reduction plan, a Pentagon official said Aug. 1. Imploring Congress to act, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and the White House’s acting…

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Air National Guard helicopter crews join California wildfire fight

Posted August 18, 2012 by by Maj. Alyson M. Teeter

Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing have been demonstrating their dynamic life-saving capabilities by fighting fires in California since Sunday, August 12....

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Upgrade to first increment of Army’s tactical network to improve interoperability

Posted September 5, 2012 by by Amy Walker

As the Army prepares to begin fielding the on-the-move capabilities of its tactical communications network, it is executing upgrades to the current network backbone in order to increase the interoperability and commonality of current and future network increments.

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Air Force, NASA leaders review F-22 findings, fixes with congressional subcommittee

Posted September 17, 2012 by Sgt. Jess D. Harvey

Air Force and NASA leaders testified Sept. 13 before the House Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces about the F-22 Raptor.

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F-15 test force celebrates 10 years of Eagle improvements

Posted October 9, 2012 by Samuel King

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Steve Coleman, F-15E crew chief, completes last minute checks underneath the plane prior to it taxiing out from Eglin Air Force BaseĆ­s flightline, Jan. 18. The Strike Eagle flew the first ever sortie with the new APG-82 radar. The new radar replaces the 24-year-old APG-70 radar system. On…

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Army, DOD must adjust to budget, force structure changes

Posted October 24, 2012 by Amaani Lyle

The Army will continue to customize its mission objectives based on budget and force structure changes, a senior defense official said in Washington, D.C., Oct. 22 during the 2012 Association of the U.S. Army’s annual conference. Todd Harvey, director of force development for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, said a defense strategy drafted…

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Stavridis: New aviation element ‘new step’ for U.S., Poland

Posted November 14, 2012 by Donna Miles

Lauding the standup of a new aviation detachment in Poland last week as “a new step in the U.S.-Polish military relationship,” Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis said it exemplifies the two militaries’ growing cooperation, which has extended from combat in Iraq, the Balkans, and Afghanistan to European missile defense. In his blog post Nov. 13,…

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U.S. Senate green lights Pentagon green energy

Posted November 30, 2012 by Donna Cassata

On Nov. 28, the Senate gave the green light to the Pentagon’s investment in green energy. By a vote of 62-37, the Senate backed an amendment that would delete a provision in the defense bill prohibiting the military from spending money on alternative fuels if the cost exceeded traditional fossil fuels such as coal, natural…

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DOD approves grants for transportation improvements, replace schools on military installations

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The Department of Defense announced Dec. 11 five grants from the Office of Economic Adjustment, including a $18.3 million grant to the Maryland Department of Transportation, State Highway Administration to improve access to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md. They also announced a $35,247,240 grant to Geary County Unified School District Number…

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