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Hagel vows to restore confidence in nuclear mission

Posted January 27, 2014 by Nick Simeone

A day after ordering an independent review of the militarys nuclear force amid allegations of cheating on proficiency exams by Air Force officers overseeing the nations ballistic nuclear missiles, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Jan. 24 vowed to restore confidence in the Air Forces nuclear mission. Whatever the factors – historical, institutional, cultural – the Department…

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Balance key to fiscal 2015 budget reductions, Hagel says

Posted February 10, 2014 by Jim Garamone

Balance is the key to handling budget reductions for the next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Feb. 7. Hagel has to cut $41 billion from the presidentís planned fiscal 2015 budget request, scheduled to be released March 4, and Pentagon planners are working with the White House and the…

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Official gives Congress details on fatal helo attack

Posted February 28, 2014 by Nick Simeone

Two and a half years after 30 Americans were killed in what stands as the deadliest day for U.S. forces in the Afghanistan war, a top Defense Department official told Congress Feb. 27 no evasive action could have been taken that would have prevented Taliban insurgents from being able to fire at close range on…

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Millennium Space Systems opens new 70,000 square-foot headquarters

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Millennium Space Systems executives, employees, business partners, and government officials March 24 celebrated the opening of the company’s “Factory of the New Millennium,” in El Segundo, Calif. The 70,000 square-foot facility will accommodate all of Millennium’s satellite engineering, manufacturing and mission operations activities in addition to 12,000 square-feet of dedicated SCIF space. Strategically located adjacent…

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Improved coating for howitzer spindles to save money, reduce environmental impact

Posted April 7, 2014 by by Dan Lafontaine

U.S. Army engineers' efforts to implement an improved coating for howitzer breech spindles will provide several benefits -- easing the logistical burden on Soldiers, reducing hazardous waste and saving millions of dollars.

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Army gears up for next Network Integration Evaluation

Posted April 3, 2012 by by Claire Schwerin

From training soldiers to installing radios on vehicles, Army personnel are engaged in intense preparations for this spring’s major field exercise for the tactical communications network. With the Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, 12.2 scheduled to take place from May 1 to June 8 at Fort Bliss and White…

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Army leaders discuss S&T strategy, priorities to deliver solutions

Posted April 24, 2012 by by Dan Lafontaine

U.S. Army science and technology leaders need to deepen their relationships with the doctrine and war fighter communities so that together they can better define the Army’s science and technology priorities, senior leaders said April 18 during a…

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Second-generation Aegis BMD system completes successful intercept flight test

Posted May 10, 2012 by

A Standard Missile-3 Block 1B interceptor is launched from the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie during a Missile Defense Agency test in the Pacific Ocean. The SM-3 Block 1B successfully intercepted a short-range ballistic missile target…

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Gentlemen, start your engine

Posted May 23, 2012 by

The U.S. Navy and Air Force stand to save more than $2 billion after jointly developing an engine modification that will keep critically important aircraft flying for years. The two services and industry worked...

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Doing one’s best remains guiding principle of Air Force’s first female 4-star general

Posted June 7, 2012 by by Monica D. Morales

Through a more than three-decade career punctuated by differing assignment locations, duties and ranks, Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger maintains that one constant has guided her career and will continue to...

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