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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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Bradley Urban Survivability Kits installed early, under budget

Posted  June 20, 2012

Bradley A3 Fighting Vehicles assigned to units stationed in the Republic of Korea became the latest in the fleet to receive the Bradley Urban Survivability Kit III upgrades, last week. The Bradley Urban...

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News Briefs June 20, 2012

Posted  June 20, 2012

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,883 As of June 19, 2012, at least 1,883 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. At least 1,566 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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Northrop Grumman to supply airborne fire control radars to Thailand, Iraq, Oman for F-16s

Posted  June 20, 2012

Northrop Grumman has received an $87.8 million foreign military sales contract to provide the APG-68(V)9 airborne fire control radar to Thailand, Iraq and Oman for use on F-16 fighter aircraft. The company will deliver six radar systems to the Royal Thai Air Force, 22 radar systems to the Iraqi Air Force and 15 radar systems…

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Job training grants to assist nearly 9,000 homeless vets

Posted  June 20, 2012

Some 8,600 homeless veterans will benefit from $15 million in grant money for job training through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis said June 19. The Labor Department has awarded the money to 64 organizations that help America’s veterans, DOL officials said. The grant, officials added,…

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DOD will meet ‘aggressive’ efficiency goals, spokesman says

Posted  June 20, 2012

The Defense Department "is on target to meet the aggressive efficiency goals set in the fiscal year 2012 budget," Pentagon Press Secretary...

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NASA spacecraft reveals ice content in Moon crater

Posted  June 20, 2012

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has returned data that indicate ice may make up as much as 22 percent of the surface material in a crater located on the moon's south pole. The team of NASA and...

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U.S. plans significant military presence in Kuwait

Posted  June 20, 2012

The United States is planning a significant military presence of 13,500 troops in Kuwait to give it the flexibility to respond to sudden conflicts in the region as Iraq adjusts to the withdrawal of American combat forces and the world nervously eyes Iran, according to a congressional report.

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Boeing completes upgrade of AEOS Telescope at Maui Space Surveillance Complex

Posted  June 20, 2012

Boeing has completed a two-year modernization effort for the Advanced Electro-Optical System, a powerful telescope used for research and space situational awareness by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. The Air Force has declared initial operational capability for AEOS, which signifies that the telescope is fully upgraded and ready to provide imagery and surveillance of…

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Airman missing from Vietnam War Identified

Posted  June 20, 2012

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced June 20 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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Aerojet presents Exceptional Supplier Award to ValveTech

Posted  June 20, 2012

Aerojet, a GenCorp company, announced June 20 that it has recognized ValveTech Inc. of Phelps. N.Y., with an Exceptional Supplier Award for the corporation’s 20 consecutive months of on-time deliveries. ValveTech is a key supplier to Aerojet for its monopropellant hydrazine product line. The company furnishes valves for the majority of the approximately 400 thrusters…

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