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News Briefs – August 7, 2012

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NATO announces new head of Norfolk, Va., command NATO says a French general will take over one of the alliance’s two strategic commands. Air Force Gen. Jean-Paul Palomeros will replace fellow Frenchman Gen. Stephane Abrial, who in 1999 became the first non-American officer to head a major command in North America. The Allied Transformation Command…

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RIMPAC 2012 concludes

Posted August 7, 2012 by by PO1 Ernesto Bonilla

The world's largest international maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific Exercise, officially concluded Aug. 3. The 23rd exercise in the biennial RIMPAC series, this year’s version involved 22 nations, more than 40...

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DOD officials detail defense posture in Asia-Pacific

Posted August 7, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

The Defense Department remains focused on building and strengthening defense initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region to reach the goals outlined in the U.S. defense strategic guidance, senior DOD officials said Aug. 1. Robert Scher, deputy assistant secretary of defense for plans, and David F. Helvey, acting deputy assistant defense secretary for East Asia, testified before…

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News Briefs – August 6, 2012

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Senator ends hold on Air Force chief nomination A Republican senator has ended his hold on the White House pick for Air Force chief of staff over the service’s response to a widening sex scandal at a Texas base. In a statement Aug. 2, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said he had met with Gen….

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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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Delivering an agile, multirole, powerful amphibious capability

Posted August 6, 2012 by

Senior military officials, including eight flag officer from more than 15 nations including the United Kingdom, United States, Italy, Norway, Finland, France, The Netherlands, Poland, Philippines and Australia will gather in London along with leading industry experts at the 3rd Annual Amphibious Operations in September.

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Ospreys key to Asia-Pacific operations

Posted August 6, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta in a joint news briefing with his Japanese counterpart Aug. 3 said the military has complete confidence in the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft it recently delivered to Marines...

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Iron Dome System demonstrates U.S-Israeli partnership

Posted August 2, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

After passing through an orchard of fruit-laden apple trees and passing fields of corn and vegetables, it's jarring to come across a rocket...

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Carter visits DMZ, U.S. troops at end of Asia-Pacific tour

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter got a close look at some of North Korea's forces and spoke to some 300 of the U.S. troops stationed in South Korea to deter them July 26.

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Misawa F-16s resume flying

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MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) — The 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan, resumed flying operations July 26, 2012, following a five-day review of the wing’s F-16s. Col. Al Wimmer, 35th Fighter Wing and Misawa Air Base installation vice commander, ordered a temporary suspension to flying operations after a Misawa-based F-16 developed a problem…

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