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Navy realigns critical support workload to ‘Specialized and Proven Aircraft’ Program Office

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The Navy’s Specialized and Proven Aircraft Program Office has expanded its mission, taking over management of the F-5 N/F and F-16 A/B adversary aircraft as well as the acquisition of Contracted Air Services, a move that became effective Oct. 1, naval officials said.

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Air Force leaders discuss planned force structure changes

Posted March 23, 2012 by

The Air Force secretary and chief of staff discussed planned force structure changes, and efforts to balance service active-duty and reserve components, during congressional testimony March 20. During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force…

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MRAP has future in Army with clearance, prepositioning

Posted April 17, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

The mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle has a future in the Army, said service officials, though it won’t be part of an “MRAP brigade.” MRAPs will be used for training Soldiers and for conducting route clearance. The vehicles will also be prepositioned for use when needed. The Army has more than…

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Navy to christen USNS Cesar Chavez

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The Navy will christen and launch the dry cargo/ammunition ship the USNS Cesar Chavez, May 5, 2012, during a 7:30 p.m., PDT, ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. The ship is named to honor prominent civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, who served in the Navy during World War II. Juan M….

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NATO summit to focus on Afghanistan, missile defense

Posted May 15, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Afghanistan will top the agenda items at the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago as coalition members consider an agreement on a long-term strategic partnership that promotes security and stability there, NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe reported. “What I am hoping to see is a commitment to resourcing the Afghan national security forces post-2014,” Navy…

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Navy secretary to commission submarine Mississippi

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The Navy’s newest Virginia-class attack submarine Mississippi will be commissioned June 2, 2012, during a 10 a.m., CDT, ceremony at the Port of Pascagoula in Pascagoula, Miss. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Allison Stiller, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for ship programs, will serve as the ship’s…

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Army labs build network for next NIE

Posted June 14, 2012 by by Claire Heininger Schwerin

The Army has finished the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2, where it validated and finalized Capability Set 13, the first integrated set of advanced tactical communications equipment that will be delivered to brigade combat teams starting this fall.

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Army chief talks war fighter, future force during Fort Hood visit

Posted June 25, 2012 by by Heather Graham-Ashley

The future Army force must be able to respond to complex missions quickly with flexibility and adaptability in all formations, explained Chief of Staff of the Army...

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AGE turns ground power into air power

Posted July 3, 2012 by by TSgt. Amanda Savannah

When a call comes in to the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment flight, requesting a piece of equipment for an aircraft, the flight responds and delivers it.

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Panetta accelerates Stennis carrier strike group deployment

Posted July 16, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The Navy will deploy the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis and its strike group four months early and shift its destination to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, DOD officials said July 16.

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