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Experts to make missile defense case at Moscow meeting

Posted May 3, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

At Russia’s international missile defense conference held in Moscow May 3 4, U.S. experts will make their case for the European missile defense plan “in a broader forum,” one of the delegation leaders said today. Ellen Tauscher, special envoy for strategic stability and missile defense at the State Department, said the United States welcomes the…

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Obama thanks service members in Afghanistan

Posted May 2, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

During his surprise trip to Afghanistan May 2, President Barack Obama found some time – between signing a strategic agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and delivering a speech to be broadcast back...

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Iran: U.S. stealth fighter deployment to UAE harmful

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Iran’s defense minister said April 30 that the deployment of American military stealth fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates will damage regional security, the semiofficial ISNA news agency reported. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi’s comments were the first official reaction to media reports of the recent deployment by the U.S. military of F-22 Raptors to the…

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Speckles, completes the last UAV flight in Iraq

Posted May 2, 2012 by by Chandra Lloyd

A 38-pound unmanned aerial vehicle with a 10- foot wing span takes center stage as being the last UAV to take off and land in Iraq. Dubbed Speckles, the unmanned aerial vehicle system was a collaboration of...

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes Norwegian debut in Oslo

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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed for the first time in Norway May 1, making Oslo the latest destination on its global Dream Tour. Over the next three days, guests and media invited by Boeing’s airline...

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ISS trio lands safely In Kazakhstan

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Three members of the Expedition 30 crew undocked from the International Space Station and safely returned to Earth April 27, wrapping up a five-and-a-half-month mission in space. Commander Dan Burbank of NASA and Russian Flight Engineers Anatoly Ivanishin and Anton Shkaplerov landed their Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft in Kazakhstan at 6:45 a.m., CDT, after undocking from…

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U.S. to remove 9,000 Marines from Okinawa

Posted April 30, 2012 by by Robert Burns

About 9,000 U.S. Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa will be moved to the U.S. territory of Guam and other locations in the Asia-Pacific, including Hawaii, under a U.S.-Japan agreement announced April 26. The move is part of a broader arrangement designed to tamp down tensions in the U.S.-Japan defense alliance stemming in…

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F-16s, MiGs engage over Bulgarian skies

Posted April 26, 2012 by by SrA. Katherine Windish

U.S. pilots from the 555th and 510th Fighter Squadrons based out of Aviano Air Base, Italy, have been given a rare opportunity to train and share experiences with Bulgarian air force MiG-21 and MiG-29 pilots during their deployment to Graf Itnatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, in support...

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Boeing, World Class Aviation Academy open international Chinook training facility

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Boeing and its Dutch partner the Rotary Wing Training Center officially opened a state-of-the-art CH-47 Chinook helicopter maintenance training facility near Royal Netherlands Air Force base Gilze-Rijen April 25. The RWTC is a subsidiary of the Netherlands’ World Class Aviation Academy. “Partnering with the WCAA and RWTC means we now can provide high-quality training to…

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News Briefs April 26, 2012

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North Korea: ‘Mobile weapons’ capable of striking U.S. A senior North Korean army official says his country is armed with “powerful mobile weapons” capable of striking America. Vice Marshal Ri Yong Ho emphasized the importance of defending the North against the U.S. and South Korea as Pyongyang marked the 80th anniversary of the nation’s army…

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