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AFMC ready to transition to 5-Center construct

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With three major milestones complete, Air Force Materiel Command officials are ready to consolidate the number of centers as part of its command-wide transition to the 5-Center construct. Centers will be activated at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and Tinker AFB, Okla., in the coming weeks. At Edwards AFB, Calif., the Air Force Flight Test Center will…

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Press secretary objects to Congressional Budget Office forecasts

Posted July 13, 2012 by By Jim Garamone

A Congressional Budget Office analysis suggesting the Pentagon budget will be $123 billion higher than expected over the next five years...

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Carter addresses Joint Strike Fighter program

Posted July 23, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

Many countries that are partnering with the United States in the F-35 joint strike fighter program will have a role to play in the aircraft’s assembly, but the U.S. government will not decide which country does what, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said in Tokyo, Japan, July 21. During a press conference with Japanese…

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Air Force assures F-22 readiness following extensive testing

Posted August 2, 2012 by by Amaani Lyle

Following months of life support systems components testing in the F-22 Raptor fighter jet, officials have "determined with confidence" the source of previously unexplained physiological incidents, the director of...

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Soldiers begin command post training for NIE 13.1

Posted August 13, 2012 by by Lt. Col. Deanna Bague

Soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, began honing their skills at the Mission Training Center the first week in August, in preparation for the upcoming Network Integration Evaluation 13.1...

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Marines consider increased role for women in Corps

Posted August 29, 2012 by Jim Garamone

The Marine Corps has opened a number of fields to women, the service’s commandant said here today, and the experiences of the first women to go through the Infantry Officer Course next month will help him as he makes recommendations for an increased role for female Marines. Gen. James F. Amos spoke at the National…

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F-35A maintenance training on track

Posted September 14, 2012 by George Woodward

As the Air Force begins its Operational Utility Evaluation of the F-35A Lightning II, maintenance training to support the joint strike fighter is also preparing for key program milestones. Though the first “pipeline” students – basic military training graduates – don’t begin training until January 2014, the two units in charge of F-35A maintenance training…

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Navy to name research vessel in honor of Neil Armstrong

Posted September 25, 2012 by

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Sept. 24 that the first Armstrong-class Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research ship will be named Neil Armstrong. Mabus named the future R/V Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27) to honor the memory of Neil Armstrong, best known for being the first man to walk on the moon. Armstrong was an aeronautics…

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Army fields next-generation radarby Kris Osborn Army News Service

Posted October 18, 2012 by by Kris Osborn

Several next-generation, mobile Counter Target Acquisition, or CTA radar systems are now able to provide Soldiers with a 360-degree protective envelope or warning capability against incoming enemy rocket, artillery and mortar fire, service officials said Oct. 10, at a Pentagon display.

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Upgraded Apache helicopter OK’d for production

Posted November 7, 2012 by

The Defense Acquisition Board decision regarding full-rate production for the Apache Block III helicopter program was announced Oct. 24, by Army officials at a briefing in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Apache project manager Col. Jeffrey Hager confirmed that the Apache Block III is being re-designated as an AH-64E model. The announcement event was attended by 20…

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