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Marines conclude testing of Navy-developed unmanned ground systems

Posted August 9, 2012 by by John J. Joyce

More than 150 U.S. Marines joined Navy civilian engineers to test and develop new methods of keeping warfighters away from improvised explosive devices with unmanned systems like the one displayed here....

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FRCSE powers up some of Navy’s mightiest engines

Posted August 24, 2012 by

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps pilots fly fixed-wing aircraft that are turbine powered, some by internal fans and others by external propellers, with engines requiring service and repair often performed at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla. FRCSE is expanding its manufacturing capabilities using technologically advanced equipment, such as vertical and high-speed grinders and precision…

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F-35A reaches ‘huge milestone’ in program development

Posted September 7, 2012 by Chrissy Cuttita

Air Force officials begin their F-35A Lightning II Operational Utility Evaluation Sept. 10, an instrumental step in beginning joint strike fighter pilot and maintenance training for the service. Two 33rd Fighter Wing pilots from Elgin Air Force Base, Fla.; along with two Air Force test pilots, will conduct the review expected to last approximately 65…

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Panetta, Xi welcome closer U.S.-China military relations

Posted September 19, 2012 by Karen Parrish

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping both said at the outset of a meeting here this morning that the secretary’s visit to China will advance cooperation between the two nations’ militaries. Xi is widely considered as the top prospect to be China’s next president when the government transitions in 2013….

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U.S., China to consider sharing resources during joint missions

Posted October 15, 2012 by by Donna Miles

In what U.S. Pacific Command’s logistics chief calls a groundbreaking development, officials from the United States and China plan to meet to discuss sharing logistical resources, including fuel, as they operate together during counterpiracy and humanitarian assistance and disaster response missions. The United States has officially extended the invitation for a team of senior Chinese…

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U.K. F-35 fleet increases capability at Eglin AFB

Posted October 29, 2012 by Maj. Karen Roganov

Air Force photograph by Maj. Karen Roganov U.K. Royal Air Force Sqn. Ldr. Jim Schofield touches down in an F-35 Lightning II at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 19, 2012. This second United Kingdom F-35B at Eglin AFB will be embedded with the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501. It will be used for…

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F-35 leadership visits NAS Patuxent River test force

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The program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning II program and his deputy visited the integrated test force at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Nov. 7, part of a series of similar tours around the country to the aircraftĂ­s development facilities. During the visit, program head Navy Vice Adm. David Venlet introduced his successor…

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Official explores cost-saving logistics initiatives

Posted December 5, 2012 by Amaani Lyle

A senior Defense Department official Dec. 3 underscored the importance of contractors, industry partnerships and allies at a time of fewer federal dollars and amid a transition to a post-war era. Gary J. Motsek, deputy assistant secretary of defense for program support, told the Defense Logistics 2012 conference that the post-Iraq and Afghanistan transition is…

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Pentagon warns of higher bomb threat in drawdown

Posted December 17, 2012 by Donna Cassata

American and coalition forces in Afghanistan will be more vulnerable to deadly improvised explosive devices as the military draws down troops next year, a senior Pentagon official said Dec. 13. Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero described his concerns about what is the top cause of military and civilian deaths in Afghanistan and Pakistan in congressional testimony…

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U.S. Army Europe forces deploy in support of NATO missile defense

Posted January 14, 2013 by SSgt. Joel Salgado
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