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DOD puts strategy before budget for future force

Posted June 1, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department has placed strategy before budget in facing present and anticipated threats while building its joint force for the future, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said May 30.

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First night takeoff for the F-35C

Posted June 15, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph

Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col. Matt Taylor ascends in F-35C test aircraft CF-2 June 13. The flight was the first night takeoff for the carrier variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and evaluated the aircraft’s night lighting system. The F-35C carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter is distinct from the F-35A and…

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Odierno addresses Army’s future, budget cuts

Posted June 25, 2012 by by Katie Nelson and William Garbe

The Army's chief of staff said the force will focus more in the future on supporting combatant commanders around the world, especially in the Pacific. Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno answered...

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Defense acquisition program saves soldiers’ lives

Posted July 9, 2012 by by Roger Teel

When it comes to rapidly fielding equipment for an urgent American war fighter need, a program run by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command quickly delivers the goods.

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Stryker units in Afghanistan now equipped with precision mortars

Posted July 17, 2012 by by Audra Calloway and Breanna Merenda

he first-ever Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative round fired from a Stryker vehicle in Afghanistan accomplished what few conventional 120mm high-explosive mortars can achieve: a direct hit on a target...

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Air Force partners with schools, universities to promote STEM

Posted July 27, 2012 by by 1st Lt. Ashleigh Peck

Teachers from across the U.S. became students for a week during an Air Force-sponsored ASM International Materials Camp July 13 at Howard University, Washington, D.C.

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Navy begins construction on next amphibious assault ship

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Huntington Ingalls Industries started fabrication of the eleventh LPD 17 San Antonio class ship, LPD 27, Aug. 6, following the Navy award of the detail design and construction contract July 27. The LPD 17 San Antonio-class ships are designed to functionally replace more than 41 ships (the LPD 4, LSD 36, LKA 113 and LST…

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Ceremony marks 70th anniversary of Eighth Air Force

Posted August 24, 2012 by SSgt. Brian Stives

U.S. and Royal Air Force leadership; local community leaders from Kettering, United Kingdom; and veterans marked the 70th anniversary of the first 8th Air Force bombers participating in World War II with a ceremony at Boughton House and a memorial service at Grafton Underwood Aug. 17. At Boughton House 70 years ago, the Duke of…

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General assesses progress, momentum in Afghanistan

Posted September 6, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

Less than a week before the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a senior U.S. officer assigned to NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan said each such observance “serves to remind me of why we are here.” Army Lt. Gen. James L. Terry, commander of ISAF Joint Command, spoke Sept. 5 with Pentagon reporters…

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Air Force officials describe ICBM way-ahead

Posted September 19, 2012 by by 1st Lt. Ashleigh Peck

As intercontinental ballistic missiles gain prominence in the Air Force’s nuclear enterprise, service officials related the importance of maintaining the system during the 2012 Air Force Association Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sept. 18. Panelists included Maj. Gen. William Chambers, assistant chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration;…

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