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News Briefs July 3, 2012

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Brazilian Air Force show shatters windows Brazilian Air Force jets flying over the capital city of Brasilia, during a flag-changing ceremony swept down so low they caused shock waves that shattered windows in the Supreme Court and Congressional buildings. The Brazilian Air Force issued a statement saying the July 1 incident occurred during a traditional…

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NATO chief discusses alliance role in Syria, Afghanistan

Posted July 3, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

NATO’s core business is security, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters in Brussels, Belgium, July 2 as he outlined the role of the alliance and the international community in Syria and Afghanistan. “NATO is where North America and Europe come together every day to discuss the security issues which concern us,” Rasmussen said, “and…

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World’s largest international maritime exercise gets underway

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Military leaders from 22 nations formally launched Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2012, July 2. RIMPAC is hosted biennially by U.S. Pacific Fleet in and around Hawaii. U.S. and international speakers at the...

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News Briefs July 2, 2012

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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Stolen Valor law The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a federal law making it a crime to lie about having received the Medal of Honor and other prized military awards. The court voted 6-3 June 28 in favor of Xavier Alvarez, a former local elected official in California who…

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Boeing to begin joint manufacturing research in Japan

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Boeing and its three major Japanese airframe partners – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Fuji Heavy Industries – announced June 29 that they have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo. Under the MOU, the parties will commence joint research and work to create a…

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Introduction of the MV-22 aircraft into Japan

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The Department of Defense, in close coordination with the Government of Japan, is moving forward with the introduction of the MV-22 aircraft to III Marine Expeditionary Force in Japan.

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Boeing working with Indonesia to develop advanced aviation training solutions

Posted June 27, 2012 by

Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding June 27 with the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation to jointly work to establish advanced aviation training programs and training practices in accordance with globally recognized standards. Under the terms of the memorandum, Boeing Flight Services and Indonesian officials will seek opportunities to develop flight, technician, dispatch and air traffic…

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Airmen train with Kyrgyzstan partners

Posted June 27, 2012 by by SrA. Brett Clashman

Exercise Regional Cooperation 2012, a multinational exercise designed to strengthen relationships and promote regional cooperation among participating nations, is being held at the Koi Tash Military Academy...

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US, Indonesia air forces strengthen partnership during tactical exercise

Posted June 27, 2012 by by MSgt. Victoria Meyer

Approximately 80 U.S. and 75 Indonesian airmen will participate in exercise Cope West 2012 at Halim Air Base, Indonesia, June 25 - 29.

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Boeing helps open thermoplastic composites research lab in the Netherlands

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A new laboratory that provides thermoplastic composites research for Boeing and other aerospace companies has opened at Enschede in the Netherlands. “With this opening, the Thermoplastics Composites Research Center, or TPRC, is no longer a virtual institute,” said William Gerry, who represents Boeing as chairman of the TPRC board. “The TPRC research team is now…

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