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German air force brings Eurofighter, skills to Eielson AFB

Posted June 21, 2012 by by A1C Zachary Perras

After a nearly 5,000-mile trip across the world, 150 members of the German air force recently arrived at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska...

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U.S., Japanese defense officials to meet to discuss Osprey issues

Posted June 21, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

Senior Defense Department officials will brief a Japanese delegation at the Pentagon tomorrow on recent incidents involving U.S. MV-22 and CV-22 Osprey aircraft variants, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said June 21.

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News Briefs June 20, 2012

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,883 As of June 19, 2012, at least 1,883 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,566 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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U.S. plans significant military presence in Kuwait

Posted June 20, 2012 by by Donna Cassata

The United States is planning a significant military presence of 13,500 troops in Kuwait to give it the flexibility to respond to sudden conflicts in the region as Iraq adjusts to the withdrawal of American combat forces and the world nervously eyes Iran, according to a congressional report.

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News Briefs – June 19, 2012

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U.S. officials worry over Egypt’s military’s moves U.S. Defense Department officials say they will continue to urge Egypt’s military council to transfer power to the new, democratically elected government, and are hopeful it will happen. Pentagon press secretary George Little says the department is deeply concerned about the move by Egypt’s military to issue an…

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Africa presents opportunity, challenges

Posted June 19, 2012 by by Donna Miles

For decades, Africa was arguably the most overlooked continent on the globe, with U.S. military involvement there shared among three combatant commands and engagement activities episodic at best.

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U.S., Vietnamese militaries collaborate on clinic restoration

Posted June 18, 2012 by by SrA. Lauren Main

Airmen and soldiers from around the Pacific have worked to restore the Xuan Lam Medical Clinic in Nghe An Province, Vietnam, since the start of Operation Pacific Angel 12 beginning June 10.

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General Dynamics finalizes MoD contract for additional 100 Foxhound vehicles

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General Dynamics Land Systems – Force Protection Europe has finalized a contract for an additional 100 Foxhound light tactical blast-protected vehicles for delivery to the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence. The order expands the number of vehicles under contract from 200 to 300. General Dynamics Land Systems, parent company of General Dynamics Land Systems –…

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Norway buys two U.S.-built Joint Strike Fighter jets

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Norway June 15 ordered the first two fighter jets of an expected combined order of 52 from Lockheed Martin's troubled Joint Strike Fighter program as it embarked on a 2008 plan to replace its aging fleet...

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Australian airmen glimpse future at Red Flag-Alaska

Posted June 18, 2012 by by A1C Omari Bernard

Men and women in flight suits of green passed through the halls in a hive of activity. The building was buzzing with the language and accents of different nationalities, all in preparation for the day's oncoming...

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