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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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Soldiers execute realistic scenario, face hybrid threat as NIE begins

Posted May 2, 2012 by by Claire Schwerin

The U.S. Army’s largest ever network field exercise rolled into action May 1, as more than 4,000 Soldiers began to execute a rigorous scenario designed to measure the performance and operational value of...

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Air Force Space Command realigns cyberspace capabilities

Posted May 15, 2012 by

The Air Force Network Integration Center will go through a restructure as it divests cyberspace lead command functions to Air Force Space Command to allow AFNIC to focus on its core mission of Air Force network integration and engineering services. The changes are a result of an AFSPC chartered study in April 2011 that took…

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Anniston Army Depot begins M777 reset program

Posted May 29, 2012 by by Jennifer Bacchus

At the end of April, Anniston Army Depot, Ala., began a new reset program for M777 medium, towed Howitzers with assistance from BAE Systems. The M777 artillery system was created by BAE to replace...

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Balance required to avoid a ‘hollow force’

Posted June 12, 2012 by by TSgt. Richard A. Williams Jr.

The Air Force chief of staff reinforced the importance of avoiding a "hollow force" to a group of civic and industry leaders attending the Air Force Association's monthly breakfast June 11.

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Agency officials praise new START Treaty progress

Posted June 21, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

Work taking place under the 16-month-old new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty between the United States and Russia fosters transparency and predictability for the world’s two largest deployed nuclear arsenals, federal officials told a Senate panel June 21. Among those testifying before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations were Rose Gottemoeller, acting undersecretary of state for…

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Navy releases investigation results of F/A-18D crash

Posted July 3, 2012 by by PO2 Ernest R. Scott

Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic released the results today of its Judge Advocate General Manual investigation in to the crash of an F/A-18D into an apartment complex in Virginia Beach, Va., April 6.

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DOD must have petroleum fuel alternatives, official says

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Amaani Lyle

Smart investing and less reliance on petroleum-based fuels will help ensure an agile, lethal and adaptable combat force, and ultimately, national security, a senior Pentagon official said here today during an Energy Department-hosted conference. During “Biomass 2012: Confronting Challenges, Creating Opportunities – Sustaining a Commitment to Bioenergy,” Sharon Burke, assistant secretary of defense for operational…

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,921

Posted July 24, 2012 by

As of July 24, 2012, at least 1,921 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,598 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s…

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RIMPAC 2012 concludes

Posted August 7, 2012 by by PO1 Ernesto Bonilla

The world's largest international maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific Exercise, officially concluded Aug. 3. The 23rd exercise in the biennial RIMPAC series, this year’s version involved 22 nations, more than 40...

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