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USS Roosevelt marks 200,000 trap

Navy photograph An F/A-18F Super Hornet flown by Capt. Daniel Grieco, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and Capt. Benjamin Hewlett, deputy commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, completes the 200,000 arrested landing aboard Theodore Roosevelt. Capt. Daniel C. Grieco, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt…

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USS California returns from maiden deployment

The Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) returned to its homeport at U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, from its maiden deployment Jan. 24.

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Army proves new watercraft capabilities

The Army established a new proven watercraft capability on White Beach Naval Base, Okinawa, Jan. 20-22, that can improve efficiency and save time in future sea operations.

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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft captures best-ever view of dwarf planet

Zoomed out – PIA19173 Ceres appears sharper than ever at 43 pixels across, a higher resolution than images of Ceres taken by the NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in 2003 and 2004. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. The images were taken 147,000 miles from Ceres Jan….

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Improved Army system, training to increase vigilance

Soldiers of an Army research center have worked to improve training for fellow soldiers on a quick-reaction intelligence capability that better supports the system in the field and potentially reduces reliance on reach-back and in-field contractor support.


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Hurricane Hunters provide critical data during major storms

Posted  August 29, 2012

As the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, better known as the “Hurricane Hunters,” wrap up their mission flying through Hurricane Isaac, one of the unit’s pilots provided an insight into who they are and some facts and figures about how they perform during their dangerous missions. Lt. Col. Jeff Ragusa is based with…

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Shinseki notes strides in serving nation’s veterans

Posted  August 29, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs has made great strides in meeting the challenges posed by a decade of war, and cooperation with the Defense Department is crucial to continued progress, VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said Aug. 28. In a speech at the American Legion convention in Indianapolis, Shinseki said repeated deployments over the last…

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NASA’s Kepler discovers multiple planets orbiting a pair of stars

Posted  August 29, 2012

NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered multiple transiting planets orbiting two suns for the first time. The system, known as a circumbinary planetary system, is 4,900 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. Coming less than a year after the announcement of the first circumbinary planet, Kepler-16b, this discovery proves that more than one planet can…

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AFA announces executive vice president

Posted  August 29, 2012

The Air Force Association announced Aug. 28 that Lt. Gen. Dick Newton, who retired from a 34-year career in the Air Force this past June, will be replacing David T. “Buck” Buckwalter as AFA’s Executive Vice-President as of Aug. 27, 2012. Newton retired as the assistant vice chief of staff and director, Air Staff, Headquarters…

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Air Force C-130 firefighting efforts reach milestone

Posted  August 29, 2012

Air Force Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130s reached a major mission milestone Aug. 24 by dropping the 2 millionth gallon of retardant for the season. MAFFS 5, assigned to the Air Force Reserve Command’s 302nd Airlift Wing here, dropped the record-breaking gallon during its third sortie of the day battling the Halstead fire north…

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Boeing celebrates delivery of first Aeroloft(tm) installed on a BBJ 747-8

Posted  August 29, 2012

Boeing today celebrated the delivery of the first Aeroloft(tm) installed on a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 747-8 Aug. 29. The Aeroloft(tm), designed and built by Greenpoint Technologies of Kirkland, Wash., provides 393 square feet (36.5 square meters) of additional cabin space bringing the VIP-configured 747-8 to a total 5,179 square feet (481.2 square meters) of…

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News Briefs – August 28, 2012

Posted  August 28, 2012

Iran could open military site to visits   Iran could allow representatives from nonaligned nations to visit a military site that the U.N. nuclear watchdog suspects has housed nuclear experiments. Access for diplomats and others to the Parchin base would be an attempt by Iran to show openness during this week’s Non-Aligned Movement gathering, but…

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Thousands of Guardsmen available to governors in Isaac’s path

Posted  August 28, 2012

More than 33,500 National Guard personnel and nearly 100 aircraft are available to the governors of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, as Tropical Storm Isaac threatens states along the Gulf of Mexico, Defense Department officials said Aug. 27......

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West Point cadets get adventures in autonomous manipulation, mobility

Posted  August 28, 2012

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Autonomous Systems Division of the Vehicle Technology Directorate recently sponsored two U.S. Military Academy cadets for three weeks as part of their Academic Individual Advancement Development....

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SAIC Awarded contract by U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific

Posted  August 28, 2012

Science Applications International Corporation has been awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific to provide life-cycle command, control, communications, computers and intelligence services in support of the Network Integration Engineering Facility. The single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has one-year base period of performance with a value of approximately $21 million,…

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