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Misawa F-16 pilot safely recovered

Posted July 23, 2012 by

The pilot who ejected from a U.S. F-16 aircraft early July 22 was retrieved around 5:30 p.m., Japanese time, July 22 by a combined effort from Japanese and U.S. civilian and military assets. The pilot is in stable condition aboard a U.S. commercial vessel. The incident occurred approximately 11:30 a.m., JKT, as the F-16 Fighting…

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News Briefs – August 22, 2012

Posted August 23, 2012 by

Obama: Military budget deal unlikely by November   President Barack Obama says he doesn’t believe Congress can reach a deal before the November elections that avoids deep cuts in military spending, but says he is optimistic that reductions won’t occur. Obama says he has made sure that service members don’t lose pay or benefits and…

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Aircraft crash in Afghanistan kills seven

Posted May 1, 2013 by Rahim Faiez

A civilian cargo aircraft crashed at Bagram Air Field, north of the Afghan capital, soon after takeoff April 29, killing all seven people aboard, the U.S.-led military coalition said. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the crash, but the coalition said in a statement to The Associated Press: “Taliban’s claims are false.” It said the…

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Japan annual defense paper shows heightened worry over China

Posted July 22, 2015 by Mari Yamaguchi

Japan emphasized China as a threat in escalating regional tensions in this year’s annual defense report as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government tries to convince the public of the need to pass legislation to give Japan’s military a greater role. The report, approved July 21 by the Cabinet, was delayed for more than a week…

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News Briefs April 3, 2012

Posted April 3, 2012 by

New satellite images show North Korea launch work New satellite imagery shows that North Korea has ramped up preparations for a rocket launch that the U.S. and others call a cover for a long-range missile test. An analysis provided to The Associated Press by the U.S.-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International…

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Boeing, World Class Aviation Academy open international Chinook training facility

Posted April 26, 2012 by

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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U.S., Bulgarian airmen strengthen ties during exercise

Posted May 29, 2012 by by SrA. Katherine Windish

More than 500 U.S. airmen and two dozen F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing here recently returned from a deployment to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, where they spent a month conducting bi-lateral training with Bulgarian airmen during Thracian Star 2012.

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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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Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force photograph by PO1 Takahiro Ito
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World’s largest international maritime exercise gets underway

Posted July 3, 2012 by

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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Royal Saudi Air Force selects Goodrich DB-110 Airborne Reconnaissance Systems

Posted July 11, 2012 by

Goodrich Corporation has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide its advanced DB-110 airborne reconnaissance system for the Royal Saudi Air Force F-15S Modernization Program. The Foreign Military Sale contract calls for Goodrich to provide 10 dual-band reconnaissance pods from its Westford, Mass., facility and five fixed, transportable and mobile ground exploitation…

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