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Rotational deployments to boost U.S. Asia-Pacific presence

Posted May 21, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Welcoming new Marine rotational deployments in Australia and Navy rotations planned for Singapore, the top U.S. Pacific Command officer said he’ll seek similar arrangements, possibly to include the Army, that expand U.S. presence in the region without the need for more permanently based forces. Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear Jr. noted the arrival of about…

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New flight restrictions haven’t curbed F-22 operations

Posted June 6, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

Safety measures put in place in May on F-22 Raptor flights have had no impact on operations, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. John Kirby told reporters June 6. Kirby and Pentagon Press Secretary George Little last month announced restrictions to F-22 flight operations after 12 pilots...

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Second Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes first flight

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The Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane landed in the early morning of June 16 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., a successful conclusion to a record-setting test-flight mission that began March 5...

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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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