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X-47B gears up for summer milestones

Posted May 16, 2012 by

Navy photograph by Greg Davis The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator performs taxi test in spring 2012 to validate the overall reliability of the system in preparation for its initial flight at Patuxent River, Md., this summer. In recent months, personnel at Naval Air Station Patuxent River…

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Navy names joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket

Posted June 1, 2012 by

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced May 30 the next joint high speed vessel will be named the USNS Millinocket. The future USNS Millinocket is the first naval vessel to be named in honor of Millinocket, Maine. Founded in 1901, Millinocket’s main source of revenue for residents came from working at what was, at…

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DOD leaders strongly urge Congress to preserve budget request

Posted June 14, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta cautioned Congress June 13 against dismantling the strategic framework that supports the 2013 defense budget request. Testifying along with Gen. Martin E. Dempsey...

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Full spectrum: Army pilots, Unmanned Aircraft Systems operators to team up on battlefield

Posted June 25, 2012 by by Kelly Pate

Serving as an Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems operator once meant providing video feed and hoping someone was looking at the computer screen besides you.

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AFFTC to be re-designated as Air Force Test Center

Posted July 9, 2012 by

The Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., will be re-designated as the Air Force Test Center during a ceremony July 13. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, the commander of Air Force Materiel Command, will preside over the ceremony. During the ceremony, the 95th Air Base Wing will transition to the 412th Test…

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DOD officials explain sequestration dangers

Posted July 17, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Pentagon officials continue to work to avoid the looming threat of sequestration, Frank Kendall, the new undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said July 16. Kendall spoke to Pentagon reporters in his office about sequestration, and the effect it would have on the department and the defense industrial base. Sequestration comes out of…

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DOD approves plan to lift F-22 restrictions

Posted July 26, 2012 by by MSgt. Amaani Lyle

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said here July 24 the Air Force has data indicating the cause of the F-22 Raptor's hypoxia-related incidents stem from the quantity, not the quality, of oxygen available...

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First flight test successful for Army’s Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle air vehicle

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For more than 90 minutes a hybrid air vehicle known as the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle stayed afloat above Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The LEMV, like a blimp, is capable of carrying multiple intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance payloads for more than 21 days at altitudes greater than 22,000 feet....

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Vietnam vets join 21st Cav aviators for Hueys’ final lift at Hood

Posted August 23, 2012 by Daniel Cernero

Army photograph by Daniel Cernero A UH-1 helicopter, operated by 21st Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat), carries Vietnam veterans on an airlift, which passed over the Central Texas Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas, Aug. 18, 2012. The flight was part of a farewell and retirement ceremony of three UH-1 “Huey” helicopters at Fort Hood. Iconic, dependable,…

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Partners, innovation help Pentagon deal with budget cuts

Posted September 6, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department is dealing with long-term budget reductions by working more closely with international partners and continuously improving performance, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics told an international audience Sept. 5. Frank Kendall delivered the opening address, titled International Partnerships for Coalition Success, at ComDef 2012, a conference of government and…

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