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DoD Announces Award of New Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Hub in Silicon Valley

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 06:32
As part of the Department of Defense effort to partner with the private sector and academia to ensure the United States continues to lead in the new frontiers of manufacturing, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will announce today that the Obama administration will award a Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics to a
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DoD Identifies Air Force Casualties

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 02:22
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two airmen who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. They died of wounds suffered Aug. 26 when the vehicle they were traveling in was attacked near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan.Killed were: Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, of Lexington, Kentucky. He was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics
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Flag Officer Assignment

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 16:23
 The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert announced today the following assignment:Capt. William W. Wheeler III, selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy commander, Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa, Djibouti, Africa.  Wheeler is currently serving as executive
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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Names Virginia-Class Submarine

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:24
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus hosted a ship-naming ceremony Aug. 22 in Boise, Idaho to announce that SSN 799, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Idaho.            The submarine will be named to honor the history its namesake state has with the Navy.  Idaho is home to the former Farragut Naval Training Station, which was the
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Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on the French Train Incident

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 13:26
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter released the following statement on the actions of U.S. military personnel aboard a passenger train in France Friday. Airman First Class Spencer Stone of Lajes Air Base, Azores, and Specialist Alek Skarlatos, an Oregon National Guardsman, along with a civilian friend subdued an armed gunman aboard a train bound for
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