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Russian aircraft flies near U.S. Navy ship in Black Sea

Navy photograph by Seamn Edward Guttierrez III Sailors man the rails as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook arrives at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 11, 2014. Donald Cook is the first of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be stationed in Rota. A Russian attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the USS Donald…

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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft powers through first integrated system testing

NASA's Orion spacecraft has proven its mettle in a test designed to determine the spacecraft's readiness for its first flight test - Exploration Flight Test-1 - later this year. EFT-1 will send the spacecraft more than 3,600 miles from Earth and return it safely.

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Navy to christen future USS Zumwalt, new class of destroyer

The Navy will christen the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) April 12, during a ceremony at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt Jr., who served as the 19th CNO from 1970-1974. Secretary…

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Future USS America delivered

Navy photograph by PO1 Lewis Hunsaker More than 900 Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious assault ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) America (LHA 6) march to the ship to take custody of it. The U.S. Navy officially accepted delivery of the amphibious assault ship from Huntington Ingalls Industries during a custody transfer ceremony in Pascagoula,…

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Installation of backup oxygen system in F-22 combat fleet continues

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s F-22 Division is on-track to complete installation of the Automatic Back-up Oxygen System, or ABOS, in the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor combat fleet by December 2014. In January 2012, following a series of incidents in which a number of F-22 pilots experienced physiological symptoms in flight, the Air…


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Northrop Grumman demonstrates Joint Threat Emitter for NAS Whidbey Island

Posted  June 21, 2012

Northrop Grumman announced June 21 the successful demonstration of the company’s Joint Threat Emitter in an electronic warfare range concept test that took place at the U.S. Naval Station Everett Annex in Pacific Beach, Wash. During the demonstration, the JTE successfully engaged an E/A-18G Growler Electronic Attack Squadron from nearby Naval Air Station Whidbey Island,…

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NASA offers web, mobile links to follow space station, mission control

Posted  June 21, 2012

NASA is using the Internet and smartphones to provide the public with a new inside look at what happens aboard the International Space Station and in the Mission Control Center at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Log onto the agency’s Space Station Live! web page or download the companion ISSLive! mobile application to get…

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U.S., Japanese defense officials to meet to discuss Osprey issues

Posted  June 21, 2012

Senior Defense Department officials will brief a Japanese delegation at the Pentagon tomorrow on recent incidents involving U.S. MV-22 and CV-22 Osprey aircraft variants, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said June 21.

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Westphal looks ahead to Army of 2020

Posted  June 21, 2012

Change, or rather, adaptation, is coming. Much of it is forced by budget cuts: The Army’s fiscal year 2013 budget request calls for about $18 billion less than fiscal year 2012, with additional cuts coming over...

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Bunch assumes command of AFFTC

Posted  June 21, 2012

Team Edwards filled Hangar 1600 to witness the historic passing of the Air Force Flight Test Center guideon from one commander to another during a change of command ceremony June 19.

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DOD, VA partner to help prevent suicide

Posted  June 21, 2012

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said his agency is working with the Defense Department to end veteran homelessness and to identify possible contributors to service member and veteran suicide. On the first day of the June 20-22 Annual DOD/VA Suicide Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C., Shinseki – a retired Army general, former Army chief…

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Review panel urges changes in combat, incentive pays

Posted  June 21, 2012

The 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation recommends changes to combat pay and changes to special and incentive pays while saying current military pay rates are about right. Tom Bush, the study’s director, said the review also recommended further study of compensation of wounded warriors and their caregivers, for survivors, and making compensation for reserve-component…

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First asymmetric weapons load test for F-35B

Posted  June 21, 2012

On June 14, F-35B Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft BF-2 completed the first test flight for the short takeoff and vertical landing variant with an...

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Seventh MC-130J Delivered to Cannon

Posted  June 21, 2012

Lockheed Martin delivered its seventh MC-130J Commando II to Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., June 20. Aircraft 5695 is the seventh of 11 MC-130Js to be assigned to the 522nd Special Operations Squadron. The squadron uses the Commando II on missions such as in-flight refueling, infiltration/exfiltration...

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Boeing successfully completes key reviews of space launch system

Posted  June 21, 2012

Boeing last week successfully completed its first major technical reviews for the cryogenic stages of the Space Launch System, bringing the team into the design phase for the nation’s next heavy-lift, human-rated rocket. The combined System Requirements Review and System Definition Review, held at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., with independent consultants…

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