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Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach hosts native plant restoration event

Posted October 24, 2012 by PO1 Eli Medellin

More than 100 volunteers celebrated National Public Lands Day with a native plant restoration event onboard Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif., Oct. 20. The event was made possible by a grant from the Department of Defense Legacy Program, intended to improve the wildlife habitat on base and involve the public. “It’s a chance for…

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Army will do its job with less, secretary says

Posted October 24, 2012 by C. Todd Lopez

Pentagon Channel screen capture With budget cuts already in place, and more cuts possible next year – the Army can expect there to be fewer resources around to accomplish a mission that will likely not shrink, said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, Oct. 22, 2012, during the 2012 Association of the United States…

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Air Force releases RFP for next search and rescue helicopter

Posted October 22, 2012 by

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition announced Oct. 22 the posting of the Combat Rescue Helicopter Request for Proposal to the Federal Business Opportunities website, signaling the official launch of this high priority Air Force acquisition program. The RFP defines an integrated, capability-based, best-value approach. It also includes specific…

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U.S. Navy christens future USS America

Posted October 22, 2012 by Ens. Darius A. Radzius

The newest amphibious assault ship America was christened Oct. 20 at a ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss. “When America joins the fleet, we’ll be a stronger, more flexible, and a better Marine Corps team. We need this ship,” said Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson during the ceremony. The 844-foot ship will be a…

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Airmen deploy in support of downed Black Hawk

Posted October 22, 2012 by SrA. Bryan Swink

Courtesy photograph TSgt. Peter Feliciano Jr., 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron Air Transportation joint inspector, conducts an inspection of a downed UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Forward Operating Base Chakhcharan. Feliciano and the JI team prepared the Black Hawk to ensure all hazardous material and cargo were properly secured so it could be loaded and…

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Nation faces ‘dangerous and unpredictable’ world

Posted October 19, 2012 by Claudette Roulo

The Hampton Roads area of Virginia has played a vital role in the history of the United States, and of the military in particular, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said in Norfolk, Va., Oct. 19. Since the Civil War and the first battle between two ironclad ships, the area has been on the leading edge…

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JLTV program moves into EMD phase

Posted October 19, 2012 by Kris Osborn

Courtesy photograph The AM General BRV-O vehicle is one of three in the Army’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program’s Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase. The U.S. Army-led Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or JLTV program, is beginning a 33-month Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase, also known as EMD. The EMD phase is designed to test and…

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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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SkySat balloon, payload launch impresses Army officials

Posted October 18, 2012 by by DJ Montoya

The crisp early morning of Oct. 11 saw a number of hot air balloons in the sky above Colorado Springs Airport. However, one balloon had a particular mission and stood out from the rest.

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Navy to christen assault ship America

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The Navy will christen the amphibious assault ship, America, Oct. 20, during a 10 a.m., CDT, ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss.

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