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Hagel, Winnefeld honor Korean War vets, those still serving there

Posted July 29, 2013 by Jim Garamone

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Navy Adm. James Winnefeld remembered the Korean War as the first time the world united under the banner of the United Nations†to stand up to aggression and support the rule of law. The men spoke July 27 at the ceremony here marking the 60th anniversary of the armistice ending active…

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7th Fleet discusses Harrier jettisoned ordnance retrieval

Posted July 26, 2013 by

Navy photograph An AV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) lands on the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).   In coordination with the Australian Defence Force, U.S. Seventh Fleet will take the lead in the safe retrieval and disposal of four bombs which…

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CNO defends LCS program in wake of GAO skepticism

Posted July 26, 2013 by PO1 Peter D. Lawlor

The Littoral Combat Ship program was under a microscope this week after the Government Accountability Office released a critical, 72-page report today scrutinizing the cost of the program.

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Vice chief addresses current Army challenges

Posted July 26, 2013 by C. Todd Lopez

While budget cuts and sequestration are a challenge, Americans won't accept them as an excuse for the Army failing to maintain a fighting force able to win the nation's wars, said the Army's vice chief of staff.

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F-16s being regenerated into drones

Posted July 24, 2013 by Teresa Pittman

Air Force photograph by SrA. Christine Griffiths Robert Bliven and Andrew Bakios, 567th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Squadron perform maintenance on the first QF-16 being regenerated at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 9, 2013. The conversion is slated to take approximately six months, or 180 calendar…

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Future requires hard decisions, disciplined priorities

Posted July 22, 2013 by Donna Miles

Disciplined priorities and tough choices will be needed to guide the Defense DepartmentĂ­s historical transition aimed at maintaining strong, capable and ready forces in the stark post-conflict fiscal environment, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said July 22. Speaking at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Louisville, Ky., Hagel said the changes underway, like those…

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Army adopts stronger, lighter composite materials

Posted July 22, 2013 by Heather R. Smith

In the future, Army aircraft may be made of all composite materials, and the Prototype Integration Facility Advanced Composites Laboratory is ready.

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KC-46 critical design review nearing completion

Posted July 19, 2013 by

The Air Force and Boeing successfully conducted the KC-46 critical design review, or CDR, from July 8-10 at the Boeing facility in Mukilteo, Wash. The KC-46 weapon system CDR was the culmination of nine months of component and sub-system design reviews, which blended the best practices of both the commercial and Department of Defense frameworks….

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418th FLTS stands up detachment in support of KC-46

Posted July 19, 2013 by Jet Fabara

In light of Boeing's recent announcement they have begun assembly of the first KC-46 wing spar for the Air Force tanker program, Air Force Materiel Command officially stood-up the 418th Flight Test Squadron, Detachment 1, during an activation ceremony July 11 in Seattle, Wash.

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NAWCAD commander visits Weapons Division in China Lake

Posted July 19, 2013 by

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Commander Rear Adm. Mark Darrah, and Deputy Assistant Commander for Research and Engineering Tony Cifone visited NAWCWD Point Mugu and China Lake, Calif., July 8-11.

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