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Army accepts last Persistent Threat Detection System aerostat

Posted July 2, 2012 by by Brandon Pollachek

The Persistent Threat Detection System entered its next chapter, May 29, as Lt. Col. Michael Parodi, product manager Meteorological and Target Identification, was on hand at the Lockheed Martin facility in Dayton, Ohio; to accept the...

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Pentagon to make database to track medal awardees

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Robert Burns

The Pentagon plans to establish a searchable database of military valor awards and medals, hoping for a technological fix to the problem of people getting away with lying about earning military honors. Pentagon press secretary George Little said details have yet to be worked out, but the intention is to have a digital repository of…

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Squadron overhauls record number of KC-135 booms

Posted July 23, 2012 by by Mike W. Ray

Repairs of KC-135 aerial refueling booms at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., reached a record level last month.

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Ospreys key to Asia-Pacific operations

Posted August 6, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta in a joint news briefing with his Japanese counterpart Aug. 3 said the military has complete confidence in the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft it recently delivered to Marines...

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Remember progress, sacrifices in Afghanistan, Panetta says

Posted August 15, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Amid a news-filled summer here at home and the nation's attention focused on the just-concluded Olympics, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today Aug. 14 Americans to remember a war is still going on in Afghanistan...

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Largest exercise wraps up in South Korea

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Airmen, along with 30,000 participants from South Korea and other nations, took part in one of the largest Joint Staff exercises in the world at Osan Air Base, South Korea, date to Aug. 30. Exercise Ulchi Freedom-Guardian is an annual computer-simulated, U.S. Combined Forces Command defense-oriented exercise, designed to evaluate and improve combined and joint…

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Air Force begins testing newest AEHF satellite

Posted September 17, 2012 by Scott Prater

Following a four-month journey, the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite reached geosynchronous orbit Aug. 27. The event is significant to the 4th Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., because nearly 100 squadron members are now heavily involved in testing the vehicle. The Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles will…

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Eglin F-35 fleet at 20 and growing

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Lockheed Martin photograph by Randy Crites The 20th Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II was delivered Sept. 27 to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., to support F-35 pilot and maintainer training taking place on the Emerald Coast. BF-15, piloted by U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Mike Rountree, left Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base at…

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U.S. Navy christens future USS America

Posted October 22, 2012 by Ens. Darius A. Radzius

The newest amphibious assault ship America was christened Oct. 20 at a ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss. “When America joins the fleet, we’ll be a stronger, more flexible, and a better Marine Corps team. We need this ship,” said Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson during the ceremony. The 844-foot ship will be a…

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Air Force establishes full-time presence in Poland

Posted November 9, 2012 by Jim Garamone

U.S. officials praised the long-standing relationship with Poland as they celebrated the first full-time U.S. military presence in that nation Nov. 8. During a ceremony at Lask Air Base, located about 100 miles southwest of Warsaw, U.S. Air Force personnel flew the American flag, marking the establishment of a small unit dedicated to supporting multi-national…

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