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Army science advisors review technology priorities

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 26, 2015) — Army science advisors, from around the world, convened here, March 24-26, to discuss Soldiers’ technology needs and priorities. The Field Assistance in Science and Technology, or FAST, program’s 30 advisors, both uniformed officers and Army civilians, are a link between Soldiers in the field and the U.S. [...]

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Leaders meet to discuss Bagram security operations

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 26, 2015) — Key leaders met in Bagram District, March 26, with district governor, Abdul Qadusi, to discuss coordination and synchronization efforts for future security operations. In addition to Qadusi, Bagram District Chief of Police Col. Masoom Farzai and village Maliks – senior village representatives – attended the meeting. Discussions focused [...]

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Horoho warns of damage to MEDCOM under sequester

WASHINGTON (March 25, 2015) — Another sequestration could mean the loss of more than 6,000 medical personnel from the Army, the service’s surgeon general told senators, March 25. Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho testified before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on defense about the fiscal 2016 budget request and its potential impact on the Army Medical [...]

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Virtual Wargamers Needed to Solve DON’s Data Dilemma: Join the Discussion April 6-17

WASHINGTON (NNS) — “The very technologies that can empower us to do great good can also be used to undermine us and do great harm,” President Barrack Obama said recently. This statement captures the essence of the information-age dilemma facing all federal organizations – how to effectively share data for maximum benefit, while at the [...]

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World-wide Experts Discuss Pest Management Strategies at DoD Meeting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) — The Navy Entomology Center of Excellence (NECE) was the onsite host for the 200th meeting of the Armed Forces Pest Management Board (AFPMB) and 20th Triservice Pest Management Workshop held at NAS Jacksonville, March 22-27. More than 150 scientists and pest management experts from around the world, including representatives from the [...]

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US 7th Fleet Kicks Off SAPR Month with Bystander Intervention Training

PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) — Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet staff kicked off their sexual assault prevention and response (SAPR) training month by focusing on bystander intervention while underway aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) March 24. During the 2-hour training session Sailors interacted with each other in two-way group conversations, discussing [...]

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Navy Warfare Center Division Conducts Production Acceptance Test of Tomahawk Missile

INDIAN HEAD, Md. (NNS) — The Navy’s Tactical Tomahawk missile underwent a successful production acceptance test March 19 using functional ground test (FGT) capability at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division’s (NSWC IHEODTD) Large Rocket Motor Test Facility in Indian Head, Maryland. The Tomahawk land attack missile – managed by [...]

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Plan for CAP — 4 Things to Know

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Now is the time for command triads to start planning on how to use their Command Advancement Program (CAP) quotas to advance their top Sailors when CAP season begins July 1. Here are four things commanding officers (CO) should know about CAP: 1. CAP provides COs with the authority to advance their [...]

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America’s Secret Weapon Honored at Luncheon

HONOLULU (NNS) — The Military Intelligence Service (MIS) Veterans Club of Hawaii hosted a luncheon banquet in honor of the MIS Veterans National Reunion at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki, March 28. The theme of the reunion was “Keeping the MIS Legacy Alive” and was the backdrop for the grand opening of the “America’s [...]

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Afghans want US to speed up training of Afghan air force

Afghan air force airmen perform preventive maintenance on Mi-17 helicopters in December in Kabul, Afghanistan.(Photo: Staff Sgt. Perry Aston/Air Force) The Afghan government has asked the U.S. to accelerate the training and equipping of Afghan pilots to fly aeromedical evacuation and close air support missions, a top Afghan official said Thursday. The 438th Air Expeditionary [...]

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