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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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Military leaders discuss operations during Pacific region air boss conference

Posted June 15, 2012 by by SSgt. Stefanie Torres

Military leaders from the U.S. and the Republic of Korea gathered at Osan Air Base, South Korea, June 13-14 to discuss airpower strategies in the Pacific region. The bilateral air boss conference is an annual...

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News Briefs June 15, 2012

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Guilty plea in sale of Army-issued silencers A man accused of selling Army-issued assault rifle silencers while he was with the Colorado Army National Guard has pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge. Court records show 26-year-old Matthew Colin Laflin of Northglenn pleaded guilty Wednesday to possessing a firearm that wasn’t properly registered. He is…

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News Briefs June 14, 2012

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U.S., South Korea, Japan to conduct naval exercise The United States, South Korea and Japan will conduct a two-day, trilateral naval exercise June 21-22 in the waters south of the Korean Peninsula, the Pentagon announced in a news release issued June 13. The exercise will focus on improving interoperability and communications with the South Korean…

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Japanese city balks at U.S. aircraft deployment

Posted June 13, 2012 by by Eric Talmadge

Safety concerns after a recent crash have put plans to briefly deploy the U.S. Osprey aircraft to a Japanese city on hold, officials said June 12. Opposition to the plan to temporarily base the helicopter-like planes in the city of Iwakuni has been rising since the fatal crash in April left two Marines dead in…

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Panetta, Peres meet on security issues, defense relationship

Posted June 13, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta met with Israeli President Shimon Peres June 11 at the Pentagon to discuss security issues of mutual concern and the nations' strong defense relationship, Press Secretary...

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