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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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Museum’s YF-117A stealth fighter is on the move

Posted  June 15, 2012

The Air Force Flight Test Museum’s YF-117A Stealth Fighter tail number 783 is on the move. After a number of years of being displayed at the Museum’s Blackbird Park in Palmdale, Calif., it was moved to Edwards...

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Africom forms military relationship With Libya

Posted  June 15, 2012

Operation Odyssey Dawn, the U.S. Africa Command-led U.S. mission in Libya last year, imparted important lessons the Defense Department's newest combatant command is applying as it welcomes a...

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Labor Department paves job path for service members, vets

Posted  June 15, 2012

Department of Labor officials are reaching out to let transitioning service members and veterans know about the department’s many training programs to give them a successful path to employment. From workshops to job fairs and one-on-one training, DOL is committed to connecting veterans with jobs, Junior Ortiz, DOL’s deputy assistant secretary for Veterans’ Employment, told…

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‘Bold Quest’ promotes coalition interoperability

Posted  June 15, 2012

Representatives from every military service and their counterparts from 11 other nations are wrapping up an exercise designed to improve their ability to work together to more effectively engage targets while minimizing the risk of...

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Boeing named associate partner to SELEX Sistemi Integrati in Single European Sky ATM research development phase

Posted  June 15, 2012

Boeing and SELEX Sistemi Integrati, S.p.A – a Finmeccanica company- have entered into a collaboration agreement in support of the Single European Sky ATM Research program’s development phase – the European air traffic modernization program. Boeing will cooperate with SELEX Sistemi Integrati with research in flight data modeling and data link communications for all phases…

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Cold War hero Powers receives posthumous Silver Star

Posted  June 15, 2012

More than half a century after his plane was shot down over the Soviet Union, the heroism Air Force Capt. Francis Gary Powers displayed while piloting his U-2 aircraft was finally recognized during a Pentagon...

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Military leaders discuss operations during Pacific region air boss conference

Posted  June 15, 2012

Military leaders from the U.S. and the Republic of Korea gathered at Osan Air Base, South Korea, June 13-14 to discuss airpower strategies in the Pacific region. The bilateral air boss conference is an annual...

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General Dynamics Land Systems submits proposal for U.S. Special Operations ground mobility vehicle program

Posted  June 15, 2012

The proposal was delivered to Special Operations Command headquarters in Tampa, Fla.

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Leaders speak at renewable energy industry day event

Posted  June 15, 2012

Military and industry leaders gathered for the annual Renewable Energy Industry Day to discuss opportunities for public-private collaboration to meet the military's energy needs June 12 in Arlington, Va.

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News Briefs June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

Guilty plea in sale of Army-issued silencers A man accused of selling Army-issued assault rifle silencers while he was with the Colorado Army National Guard has pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge. Court records show 26-year-old Matthew Colin Laflin of Northglenn pleaded guilty Wednesday to possessing a firearm that wasn’t properly registered. He is…

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