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  • 2013 Marine Corps Trials Begin

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    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- For 316 warriors from around the globe, participating in an Olympic-style competition may have once been just a dream. But as the participants stood, representing their countries during the opening ceremony of the 2013 Marine Corps Trials on Feb. 28, many of those national and international Marines may have realized their dreams were beginning to come true.   Over the next six days, those athletes will have a chance... more

  • Air Force Announces NASCAR Sponsorship for 2013

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    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO - RANDOLPH, Texas  -- The Air Force renewed its NASCAR partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports and the No. 43 car with driver Aric Almirola for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. "RPM's strong legacy in NASCAR and Almirola's values and character are a great fit for the Air Force and the type of recruits that we look to attract through the sponsorship, " said Col. Marcus Johnson, chief of the Strategic Marketing Divis... more

  • Budget Cuts End Blue Angels' 2013 Season

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    PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION, Fla. - The U.S. Navy has canceled the remainder of the elite Blue Angels demonstration team's 2013 season because of federal cuts. The commander of Naval air forces announced the decision on Tuesday. The Blue Angels have performed at air shows around the world for more than 60 years. The fighter pilots selected to serve a two-year tour with the team are among the world's best and are often graduates of the Navy's... more

  • MDA Lays Out 2013 Testing Plans

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    This article first appeared in Aerospace Daily & Defense Report. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is planning another major flight trial involving multiple targets and multiple interceptors to increasingly challenge its young missile defense shield's ability to handle "raids," or multiple threats launched simultaneously. The Pentagon's interceptors downed four of five threats in the first such trial, which took place Oct. 25. MDA offici... more

  • Coast Guard Completes Arctic Shield 2013

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    JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard completed Arctic Shield 2013 after a successful summer season of sustained operations and outreach efforts in the Arctic region Friday. Arctic Shield focused on Western Alaska and the Bering Strait and consisted of a three-pronged approach of operations, outreach and an assessment of the Coast Guard's capabilities in the Arctic. This regional operation aligns with the Coast Guard Arctic Strategy and its three ... more

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