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News Briefs May 16, 2012

Posted May 16, 2012 by

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,843 As of May 15, 2012, at least 1,843 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. The AP count is eight less than the Defense Department’s tally. At least…

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Work continues toward opening Pakistan supply routes

Posted June 11, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

Though a team of U.S. negotiators is returning home after several weeks of discussing reopening ground supply routes in Pakistan, the talks are not mired, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said June 11. In November, Pakistan closed ground routes that had been used to resupply forces in Afghanistan after a NATO airstrike accidentally killed 24…

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Army research official visits Afghanistan

Posted June 26, 2012 by

A senior research and development leader spoke with Army officials at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 11-13. Army leaders in the field are seeking technology solutions for complex challenges.

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Bristow Group announces long term contracts for 20 large helicopters

Posted July 11, 2012 by

Bristow Group Inc., a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced July 11 that it has secured several major new multi-year contracts for the provision of a total of 20 large aircraft that are expected to generate in excess of $2 billion in revenue.   In Europe, Bristow has been particularly…

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Lockheed Martin launches innovation contest

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Lockheed Martin Corporation announced Aug. 6 a worldwide innovation contest with cash awards totaling $50,000. The "Innovate the Future" contest creates a global forum for interested participants to share their ideas on how innovation can enable a more secure future for the planet.

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Rasmussen discusses Afghanistan progress, missiles for Turkey

Posted November 28, 2012 by Claudette Roulo

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is confident Afghan security forces will be able to take full responsibility for Afghanistan’s security by the end of 2014, he said Nov. 26 during an interview with the Pentagon Channel. His confidence comes from discussions with senior Afghan and International Security Force officials during a recent visit to…

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France to cut defense jobs, hold line on spending

Posted August 5, 2013 by Sylvie Corbet

France plans to hold the line on military spending while reducing 34,000 defense jobs over the next five years, a decision the defense minister said would still allow the country to prepare for the future. President Francois Hollande’s Socialist government laid out its five-year military program at a Cabinet meeting Aug. 2 that would keep…

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Boeing to open aerospace research, technology center in Brazil

Posted April 3, 2012 by

Boeing announced April 3 that it will establish Boeing Research & Technology-Brazil, a research and technology center in Sao Paulo that will work with the country’s leading researchers and scientists to develop aerospace technologies. Boeing Research & Technology-Brazil, which will open later this year, will serve as a hub for collaboration between Boeing and Brazilian…

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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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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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