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NATO declares missile defense system operational

Posted May 21, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

During its first session at the 25th NATO Summit in Chicago May 20, the alliance’s senior governing body declared operational the missile defense system it endorsed at its November 2010 summit in Lisbon, Portugal, NATO’s secretary general said. During a news conference following the North Atlantic Council session, Anders Fogh Rasmussen characterized the accomplishment as…

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Handhelds connect soldiers at Army network exercise

Posted June 6, 2012 by by Claire Heininger Schwerin

As he maneuvered his squad across the desert, securing objectives in villages along the way, SSgt. Jesus Vasquez tracked his squad’s movements not with a note pad or map, but with an Army-issued handheld device.

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F-22 oxygen problem worse than thought

Posted June 18, 2012 by by Larry O'Dell

Two members of Congress said June 14 that new information provided by the Air Force shows an oxygen-deficit problem on F-22 fighter jets is worse than previously disclosed.

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Airmen train with Kyrgyzstan partners

Posted June 27, 2012 by by SrA. Brett Clashman

Exercise Regional Cooperation 2012, a multinational exercise designed to strengthen relationships and promote regional cooperation among participating nations, is being held at the Koi Tash Military Academy...

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Army acquisition executive visits Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC

Posted July 11, 2012 by by Rhys Fullerlove

Heidi Shyu, acting assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, visited the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, which is the only vertically...

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Welsh addresses Air Force challenges at confirmation hearing

Posted July 19, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Gen. Mark A. Welsh III in his confirmation hearing July 19 to become the next Air Force chief of staff, was optimistic about the service’s fiscal challenges, but warned there are limits to how much it can cut. Welsh, who currently commands U.S. Air Forces Europe, addressed the full range of issues confronting the Air…

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R.A.T.S. research may teach rodents to detect explosives

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A rat may never be man’s best friend, but the Rugged Automated Training System research sponsored by scientists with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, in collaboration with engineers at West Point...

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Air Force names 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

Posted August 12, 2012 by by Gloria Kwizera

Air Force officials have selected the service’s top enlisted members, naming the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2012, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. An Air Force selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center considered 35 nominees who represented major commands; direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Headquarters Air Force. The…

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Device boosts Navy’s ability to inspect, repair aircraft engines

Posted August 28, 2012 by by Rachel Lytle

The Naval Air Systems Command announced Aug. 27 that it has developed a device that is doing for aircraft inspections what colonoscopies have done for cancer detection. Used to inspect interior engine components and airframes for cracks, corrosion and other debris that can harm Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, the Common Video Borescope Set, or…

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New expeditionary UAV takes off from China Lake, sans runway

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Navy photograph Navy and Insitu personnel lift the RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System on to launcher in preparation for flight at Naval Air Station China Lake, Calif., Sept. 10. The Navy successfully launched its newest small unmanned aircraft without using a runway Sept. 10 at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif. A little…

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