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2 hrs ago | AmericanBankingNews.com

DARPA's New Military Tech: Self-Guiding Sniper Bullets

The DARPA branch at the Department of Defense has designed "homing bullets" - self-guiding sniper rounds that can actually aim themselves once fired.

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Related Topix: US News

6 hrs ago | Daily Kos

US military wants 25% of its energy from renewable sources by 2025, solar saving lives in war zones

Stephen O'Brien, of The Motley Fool, writes in The Business Insider that, The US Military Could Drive Solar Energy Growth, telling us that the Department of Defense, DOD, spends $20 billion a year on energy making them the largest energy consumer on earth.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News, US Military, Fort Huachuca, US Army

18 hrs ago | Advocate

Celebrating LGBT Pride at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan

On the morning after the one-year anniversary of the defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act and on the eve of the 45th anniversary of New York's Stonewall riots, about 50 service members representing all five branches of the U.S. military, along with members of the U.K. military and civilian contractors, gathered to recognize the Department of ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Military, US Navy, Gay/Lesbian

Fri Jul 11, 2014

WireNews+Co

Opening Remarks To The Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) Worldwide Conference

Good morning, Deputy Assistant Secretary Holt, Mark Swayne, General Lewis, and colleagues from the Department of State and Department of Defense.

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Gainesville Daily Register

Military surplus program restored for fire departments

The U.S. Department of Defense reversed a recent decision to cut a popular program that provides surplus military trucks, tankers and other vehicles to rural fire departments.

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Related Topix: Fire, US News, Cooke County, TX, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

WTOK-TV Meridian

NAS Land Study Proposed

Government and civic leaders from Lauderdale and Kemper County are exploring an option which some say could benefit both Naval Air Station Meridian and the community at large.

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Related Topix: Kemper County, MS, Lauderdale, MS, Meridian, MS, US Military Prisons, Naval Air Station Meridian, Prison, US News

Nwlanews.com

Webster leaders fighting for Explo clean up

When U.S. Department of Defense officials meet next week to discuss clean-up funding for Camp Minden, a local delegation will have a seat at the table.

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Russia Taday

Grounded future: Pentagon still bets on plagued F-35s

Hagel, a Vietnam War vet appointed by US Pres. Barack Obama last year to head the Department of Defense, lauded the $400 billion program at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida on Thursday during a pep talk to pilots no sooner than two weeks after the Pentagon grounded its entire fleet of F-35s due to an engine fire.

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Related Topix: US News, US Military, US Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, James Inhofe, Republican, Jack Reed

Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch Sentinel

SPAWAR Reserve Program takes first cyber battlefield watch

The training was held at the Navy Operational Support Center at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base , Fort Worth.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX, US Military, US Navy, US News

WireNews+Co

Defense's Chollet On Russia And Developments In Ukraine

Thank you for inviting me to discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, which was precipitated by Russia's occupation of Crimea and its ongoing destabilization campaign in eastern Ukraine.

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Related Topix: US News, Prison, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), World News

Thu Jul 10, 2014

FOX16

Fire Stations Not Getting DoD Surplus Vehicles Due To EPA Standards

Arkansans know that fires can get out of control in a hurry, and many people have peace of mind knowing local fire departments are there to protect them.

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Related Topix: Fire, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, US News

Examiner.com

Department of Defense issues 'final notices' to Army officers in combat

In a move that has left some shaking their heads, the Department of Defense has sent "pre-pink slip" notices to thousands of Soldiers currently deployed in the war zone.

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Related Topix: US News, US Military, US Marine Corps

ABC News

Veteran Suicides Draw Tearful Families to Capitol Hill

In an emotional House Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing today, a panel of parents decried failures in the VA and the Department of Defense as contributing to the mental pressures that led their sons to kill themselves.

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Related Topix: Jeff Miller, US Politics, Republican

Freshnews

Lockheed Martin and Lewis Innovative Technologies Collaborate Under...

Through an agreement developed with the Department of Defense's Mentor-Protege Program, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will support Lewis Innovative Technologies, Inc., in the continued growth of its business by assisting in the areas of administrative support, training, and technology transfer.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, United Space Alliance, Martin Agency, Startups, Savi Technology, Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin, Advertising, US News, Small Business, Personal Finance

Business Journal

DOD announces cost-saving agreement with makers of the F-35

The Department of Defense and its F-35 partners have reached a cost-savings agreement on the fifth-generation plane.

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Related Topix: US News, The Blueprint, Hip-Hop, Manufacturing, Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin, United Space Alliance, Martin Agency, Startups, Savi Technology, Advertising

Business Journal

Pinellas Park company wins $7M DOD contract

Custom Manufacturing & Engineering, a Pinellas Park company that makes electronics, sensor and surveillance technology, won a $7 million federal contract to provide power supplies for various U.S. Army weapons systems.

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Related Topix: US Army, US Military, US News

The Daily Caller

Rick Perry: Mr. President, Put National Guard on Border [VIDEO]

He told Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity Wednesday night that the president "can unilaterally direct the Department of Defense to put those troops on the border."

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, Rick Perry, US Governors, US News, Conservative Political News

Phillymag.com

Penn Gets DoD Grant to Heal Brain Injuries

The New York Times reports that Penn is getting a major Department of Defense grant to research how to help brain-injured soldiers make and retain new memories.

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Related Topix: US News, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, UC Los Angeles

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Marine News

BAE Systems Gets USS Decatur Navy Contract Modification

US Department of Defense informs that BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $15,866,612 modification to previously awarded contract for USS Decatur fiscal 2014 Dry-Docking Selected Restricted Availability.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, Construction, Energy, Oil & Gas, Gulf Island Fabrication

News9 Oklahoma City

Inhofe Praises Deal On Surplus Military Equipment

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe says a deal has been reached between two federal agencies that will allow local firefighters to continue receiving surplus military equipment.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Jim Inhofe, US News, US Senate

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