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News Briefs March 27, 2012

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Air Force Academy gets $3.6M artificial turf airstrip The Air Force Academy has a new landing strip for its glider planes carpeted with more than 1.3 million square feet of artificial turf. The school unveiled the $3.6 million installation March 20. It’s the equivalent of about 23 NFL football fields or 16 MLS soccer fields….

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News Briefs April 24, 2012

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Military chief: Israel increases covert operations Israel’s military chief of staff says he has ordered his forces to step up covert operations in enemy countries. Maj. Gen. Benny Gantz made the remarks April 22 in an interview published in Israel’s Yediot Ahronot daily. “You almost won’t find a point in time where something isn’t happening…

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News Briefs May 21, 2012

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Bird strike caused Marine helicopter crash A Marine Corps investigation has found that a bird strike caused a helicopter crash at Camp Pendleton, Calif., last year that killed two Marines. The report, obtained by U-T San Diego, says the AH-1W Cobra attack helicopter collided Sept. 19 with a red-tailed hawk that had a wing span…

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Panetta praises U.S.-Turkish alliance, pledges more support

Posted June 13, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta delivered keynote remarks during the 31st Annual American Turkish Council Conference dinner June 11 reaffirming the U.S.-Turkish alliance and pledging further support for...

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US, Indonesia air forces strengthen partnership during tactical exercise

Posted June 27, 2012 by by MSgt. Victoria Meyer

Approximately 80 U.S. and 75 Indonesian airmen will participate in exercise Cope West 2012 at Halim Air Base, Indonesia, June 25 - 29.

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Airbus offers longer-range A330 with increased payload

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Airbus has decided to offer a further enhanced version of the popular A330 airliner by increasing the maximum takeoff weight capability to 240 metric tonnes.

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15th Annual RoboSub Competition wraps up in San Diego

Posted July 25, 2012 by by PO2 Foster Bamford

The Office of Naval Research in conjunction with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International sponsored the 15th annual RoboSub competition hosted at the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Transducer Evaluation Center in San Diego, July 17-22.

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NATO transformation chief encourages ‘smart defense’ strategy

Posted September 17, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

Despite fiscal challenges, NATO members should work together to develop the right capabilities to adapt to future challenges, NATO’s top transformation officer said in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17. At a Pentagon news conference, Gen. Stephane Abrial of the French air force, NATO’s supreme allied commander for transformation, encouraged the use of the alliance’s “Smart Defense”…

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Space Station Expedition 35 astronauts land safely In Kazakhstan, Expedition 36 begins

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Three members of the International Space Station Expedition 35 crew undocked from the orbiting laboratory and returned safely to Earth May 13, wrapping up a mission lasting almost five months. The departure marks the beginning of Expedition 36. Space station Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency, Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko of the Russian…

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Boeing delivers 60th 777 passenger jetliner to Air France

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Boeing and Air France are celebrating the delivery of Air France’s 60th Boeing 777 passenger jetliner. The airplane, a 777-300ER (Extended Range) model, landed in Paris April 4. Air France’s newest 777-300ER seats 468 passengers in a three-class configuration. The brand-new cabin includes 14…

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