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In short term, Gray Eagle trades reliability for capability

Posted June 28, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

The Army's MQ-1C Gray Eagle program is under its estimated budget, and is also meeting expected availability rates in theater.

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Deployed airmen choreograph vital F-16 maintenance

Posted July 11, 2012 by by TSgt. Stephen Hudson

After 400 flight hours, the F-16s of the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron are due for a thorough inspection - and the airmen working in the phase dock here are the ones keeping the jets in the fight.

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SECNAV, CNO visit Nimitz for Great Green Fleet demonstration

Posted July 19, 2012 by by PO3 Jonathan A. Colon

The Secretary of the Navy, the honorable Ray Mabus, and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, visited the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz for the Navy's Great Green Fleet demonstration during Rim of the Pacific 2012, July 18.

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Training exercises enhance international relations

Posted July 30, 2012 by by Charles Ramey

Central Colombia and southern Nevada are vastly different locations. The terrain, weather and operational environments between each location vary to the extremes. So what drives an air force to briefly trade the...

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Boeing opens new parts processing center in Oregon

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Boeing celebrated Aug. 10 the opening of its new parts processing center and building expansion in Gresham, Ore., a suburb of Portland. Employing about 1,800 people, Boeing Portland is an ISO 14001-certified site that serves as the company’s Center of Excellence for complex machining, gear systems and flight controls. Elected officials and representatives from community…

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Thousands of Guardsmen available to governors in Isaac’s path

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More than 33,500 National Guard personnel and nearly 100 aircraft are available to the governors of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, as Tropical Storm Isaac threatens states along the Gulf of Mexico, Defense Department officials said Aug. 27......

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Air Force joins NATO partners in Ramstein Rover 2012

Posted September 12, 2012 by SrA. Natasha Stannard

Air Force photograph by SrA. Natasha Stannard A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 81st Fighter Squadron line up for takeoff in support of a close air support mission during Ramstein Rover 2012 at Namest Air Base, Czech Republic, Sept. 10, 2012. RARO 12 is a NATO partnership-building exercise involving more than 16 nations. Participating in exercises…

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Lockheed Martin-led team’s second Littoral Combat Ship commissioned U.S. Navy

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The U.S. Navy commissioned the nation's third Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) in Galveston, Texas, Sept. 22

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U.S. partners with Israel for Exercise Austere Challenge

Posted October 17, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

More than 3,500 American service members will join with Israeli allies for Exercise Austere Challenge 2012 in Israel next week, U.S. and Israeli officials said Oct. 17. The exercise will be conducted throughout Israel and off-shore, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Craig A. Franklin and Israel Defense Forces Brig. Gen. Nitzan Nuriel said during a…

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Official describes sequestration’s ‘devastating’ impact

Posted November 5, 2012 by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

A senior Pentagon official Nov. 5 reflected on his past service in a hollow military as a precautionary tale to lawmakers to prevent sequestration from devastating the Defense Department’s budget. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, shared his perspective as a former Army officer while speaking to an audience during the…

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