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U.K. maintainers begin training

Posted August 12, 2012 by

British Air Force photograph by GySgt. Stacey-Ann Viner RAF personnel receive F-35 maintenance training July 26 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Royal Navy maintainers, Petty Officer Mike Elland and Chief Petty Officer Yuki Ho, watch a wheel and tire removal and installation demonstration as part of their F-35 maintenance training July 26 at Eglin…

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Stavridis expects busy autumn for NATO, Eucom

Posted August 27, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Emphasizing that the mission in Afghanistan remains “job one,” NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe said a busy autumn season lies ahead as the transition there continues. Even so, Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis, who also commands U.S. European Command, recognized Syria and the Levant in his command blog last week as “the wild card”…

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NATO’s Rasmussen discusses Afghanistan, Syria, 9/11 attacks

Posted September 10, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discussed progress in Afghanistan, the brutal civil war in Syria and tomorrow’s anniversary of the 9/11 attacks during his monthly news conference. Rasmussen called the 11th anniversary of the attacks “a moment to remember the citizens of 25 NATO and partner countries who died that day, and all the…

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President nominates Vollrath as assistant Defense Secretary

Posted September 21, 2012 by

President Barack Obama has nominated Frederick E. Vollrath to be assistant secretary of defense for readiness and force management. Vollrath has been performing the position’s duties as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for readiness and force management. Before appointment to his current position in March, he had been president of Vollrath Consulting since 2006….

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Army completes first pilot Stryker exchange vehicle

Posted October 16, 2012 by Ashley Givens

General Dynamics photograph The Army completed its first vehicle in the Stryker Double V-Hull exchange program. The program was initiated in response to an Army requirement for additional DVH vehicles and to reduce the overall vehicle cost. Last week, the Army completed the first vehicle in their ground-breaking Stryker Double V-Hull, or DVH, exchange program….

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Joint Predator training takes to sky

Posted November 5, 2012 by SFC Lori A. Kuczmanski

Army photograph by SFC Lori A. Kuczmanski Sgt. Matthew Hyland, imagery analyst with Company A, Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, watches live video feed from a Predator Unmanned Aeriel Vehicle flying high above the desert skies during Network Integration Evaluation 13.1, Oct. 24, 2012. The Air Force flew the aircraft…

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Safety paramount as F-22 investigation continues

Posted November 21, 2012 by

The pilot of a F-22 Raptor, assigned to the 43rd Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., safely ejected as the jet crashed Nov. 15 around 3:30 p.m., EDT, on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., one-quarter mile east of the drone runway.

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Pentagon begins planning for massive budget cuts

Posted December 7, 2012 by Lolita C. Baldor and Donna Cassata

The Defense Department has begun planning for the roughly $500 billion in personnel and program cuts over a decade that will be needed if Congress and the White House fail to reach a deal that would avoid the double hit of tax hikes and automatic spending reductions dubbed the “fiscal cliff.” Department spokesman George Little…

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FRCSE tests jet engines, reduces noise pollution

Posted December 19, 2012 by

Local residents are spared much of the ear-throbbing noise produced when Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., conducts out-of-airframe testing to certify the reliability and performance of gas turbine engines repaired at the facility. Annexed at the far end of Naval Air Station Jacksonville along the St Johns River, the Robert Kemen Engine Test Facility…

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NMCB 133 conducts first mission in Tajikistan

Posted January 16, 2013 by Lt. Kyle Schlais

U.S. Navy Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 deployed to Dushanbe, Tajikistan, in November as part of a Global Peace Operations Initiative, the first Seabee mission in Tajikistan. In support of the Office of Military Cooperation and Tajikistan Ministry of Defense, the Seabee crew began construction alongside the MOD’s construction force, the Stroibat,…

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