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F-35 fleet temporarily grounded

Posted July 7, 2014 by

A Department of Defense spokesman has announced the temporary grounding of the F-35 fleet based upon a recent runway incident. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary, stated that the technical air worthiness authorities of the Department of the Air Force and Department of the Navy have issued a directive to ground the F-35…

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USS Vella Gulf to enter Black Sea

Posted August 6, 2014 by

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) will enter the Black Sea, Aug. 6, to promote peace and stability in the region.

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EXERCISE IN KOREA STRENGTHENING PACIFIC PARTNERSHIPS

Posted September 4, 2014 by Lisa Ferdinando

Army photograph Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza, commander of the U.S. Army’s I Corps, visits with Republic of Korea commanders, Aug. 26, 2014. Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, which culminated last week in South Korea, is helping strengthen U.S. partnerships in the Pacific, said the commander of U.S. Army I Corps. In a media roundtable yesterday, from…

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Army scientist bolsters nanomaterials research with Singapore

Posted September 26, 2014 by Dan Lafontaine

Army photograph by Conrad Johnson Dr. Govind Mallick (left), a research chemist with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, and Dr. Lily Giri, a physicist who works as a contractor at ARL, are investigating the topological properties of the nanomaterial using atomic force microscopy under ultra high vacuum system at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Sept. 15,…

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Upgrades ‘new normal’ for armor in uncertain budget environment

Posted October 22, 2014 by David Vergun

If any journalists at the recent AUSAAME press conference expected to hear revelations of a major ground combat system acquisition on the near-term horizon, that notion was quickly dispelled.

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Air Force announces criteria for KC-46A Reserve basing

Posted November 21, 2014 by

After extensive internal review, the Air Force on Nov. 9, released the basing criteria that will be used to select candidate bases for the first Reserve-led KC-46A main operating base. The KC-46As will begin arriving at the first Air Force Reserve-led global mobility wing in fiscal year 2019. The basing criteria under consideration include mission…

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Navy moving forward with LCS

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Navy photograph by JoAnna Delfin The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) is moored at Apra Harbor on U.S. Naval Base Guam. Fort Worth is conducting its maiden 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance.   Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has directed the Navy “to move forward with a multi-mission…

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Navy to christen fifth Joint High Speed Vessel

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The Navy will christen the future USNS Trenton Jan. 10 during a 10 a.m., CDT, ceremony in Mobile, Ala Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Virginia Kamsky, chair and chief executive of Kamsky Associates, Inc., will serve as the ship’s sponsor. “This ship represents the hard-working men and women…

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Future aircraft to be faster, have smaller logistics footprint

Posted April 13, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

The Army’s aircraft of the future will be faster than what the service has now, it will carry more weight, it will require less of a logistical footprint, and officials said it will better do what Army aviation is meant to do: serve the ground commander. While what is now being called “Future Vertical Lift,”…

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DOD to open new assignments for women in May

Posted April 26, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

Policy changes announced in February opening more than 14,000 new assignments to women in uniform will take effect May 14, Defense Department officials said April 26. Officials issued a Pentagon press release confirming that two changes to the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule can now move forward since the Congressionally-mandated notification period…

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