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Officials weigh resource priorities during sequester

Posted June 17, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

In light of recent budget woes, Defense Department officials are weighing resource priorities and moving toward the decision phase for the fiscal year 2014 budget, a Pentagon official said at the National Defense Industrial Association National Logistics Forum June 14. During the strategic choices management review designed to plan a timeline over the next five…

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Military plans would put women in most combat jobs

Posted June 17, 2013 by Lolita C. Baldor

Women may be able to start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later under plans set to be announced by the Pentagon that would slowly bring women into thousands of combat jobs, including those in elite special operations forces. Details of the plans were obtained by The Associated Press….

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Individual Carbine competition concludes with no winner

Posted June 17, 2013 by C. Todd Lopez

Army photograph Markus Rauchenberger Spec. Ethan Esposito, Joint Multinational Training Command, fires his M4 carbine rifle during United States Army Europe’s Best Warrior Competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, July 31, 2012. The Army has been, since 2008, looking for a follow-on weapon for the M4 carbine. In 2011, it began the Individual Carbine competition. Recently, the…

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RQ-21A Small UAS completes first East Coast flight

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The RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System completed its first East Coast flight from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.,’s Webster Field Annex June 12, marking the start of the next phase of test for the program.

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Air Force C-130s drop 25,000 gallons of retardant on Colorado fire

Posted June 14, 2013 by TSgt. Stephen J. Collier

Navy photograph by Lt. Cmdr. William Lewis Two Modular Airborne Firefighting System-equipped C-130 Hecules from the Air Force Reserve’s 302nd Airlift Wing prepare to take flight June 12, 2013, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. The aircraft and their aircrews have been assigned to provide MAFFS support to wildland firefighting efforts in the Southwest and…

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Last Air Force Huey starts new mission with NY police force

Posted June 14, 2013 by SrA. Kentavist Brackin

The Air Force's last operational UH-1H Iroquois helicopter, more commonly known as Huey, was recently transferred to New York State Police's aviation unit as part of the Law Enforcement Support Organization Program at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 5.

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AEDC site of choice for unique T-6 Texan II engine test

Posted June 14, 2013 by Philip Lorenz III

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend A frontal view of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68 turboprop engine installed in AEDCís SL-1 test cell includes a special shroud to provide a simulated flight environment for the propeller. Without the shroud the propeller would create a pulse every time the blade passes at the closet point…

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KC-130s, F-35s hook up for refueling operations

Posted June 12, 2013 by Cpl. Scott L. Tomaszycki

Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 refueled two F-35B Lightnings of Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 over the Gulf of Mexico during a training exercise May 30.

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U.S. forces, regional partners kick off Eager Lion in Jordan

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Army photograph by SSgt. Scott Griffin Maj. Gen. Awani al Adwan, chairman of the joint task force with the Jordanian army, and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert G. Catalanotti, U.S. Central Commandís director of exercises and training, shake hands after officially beginning Exercise Eager Lion 2013 during a news conference in Amman, Jordan, June 9,…

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Fleet grows, training increases for F-35

Posted June 12, 2013 by Maj. Karen Roganov

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Nicholas Egebrecht Air Force photograph by SSgt. Nicholas Egebrecht Maintainers from the 33rd Fighter Wing put the chocks on one of two new F-35A Lightning II fighters received at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 5, 2013. Including the Marine Corps variant of the F-35 based here, the training fleet…

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