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Vermont Guard discrimination case reopened
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The U.S. Department of Labor has reopened the cases of four Vermont National Guardsmen who alleged they were discriminated against, while working at Vermont's prison in Springfield. More

Hyperbaric chambers could help those with TBI
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In a study expected to wrap up this summer, Col. (Dr.) Robert Michaelson, the chief of hyperbaric medicine at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, and Dr. E. George Wolf, a staff physician there, are testing the theory that hyperbaric oxygen can repair damage to brain cells after mild or moderate head injuries. More

California tabs first woman to lead its Guard
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The first black woman to head the National Guard in any state took charge in California, commanding the nation's largest Guard unit. Brig. Gen. Mary Kight was sworn in by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at a former Air Force base outside Sacramento. She is the first woman to lead the 21,000 members of the state's Army and Air National Guard. More


Officer training needs overhaul, report says
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"The U.S. military must develop a model that trains and educates officers for the complex interactions of the current threat environment while being agile and versatile enough to adapt to a swiftly changing world beyond," wrote study editors John Nagl and Brian Burton of the Center for a New American Security. More

The military's new surge in accountability
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Test pilots call it "expanding the envelope," and it means flying a new aircraft at varying speeds and conditions to ensure it's safe to do so. That blazes a trail for other pilots to follow. In the same way, Defense Secretary Robert Gates is expanding the envelope for military accountability. More

More than 75,000 computer systems hacked in one of largest cyber attacks, security firm says
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More than 75,000 computer systems at nearly 2,500 companies in the United States and around the world have been hacked in what appears to be one of the largest and most sophisticated attacks by cyber criminals discovered to date, according to a northern Virginia security firm. More


Concurrent receipt may not be properly funded
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Just days after the Obama administration announced plans to provide full concurrent receipt of disability and military retired pay to eligible veterans by Jan. 1, 2015, a key House committee chairman threw a bucket of cold water on the initiative. More

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After spending $1 billion and 12 years of effort, Defense officials have pulled the plug on a hapless plan to bring the four military branches under a single, modern payroll and personnel records system. "This program has been a disaster," Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, told the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier this month. He said he applauded the decision to kill what proponents said would be the largest, fully integrated human resource system in the world. More

White House "hammered" Allen on Coast Guard woes
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A source with close ties to the Coast Guard told us that the "White House hammered Admiral Thad W. Allen" once they saw a draft of his final State of the Coast Guard speech. Basically, he was told, you've got your budget now get out there and defend it. More


No more strategic airlift
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The Pentagon's recently completed comprehensive mobility study finds that there is no need for additional strategic airlift, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley told an audience at AFA's Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando. In fact, said Donley, the Mobility Capabilities and Requirements Study "reconfirms that we have more strategic airlift tails than we need." More

Pentagon pitches tanker as "lucrative" opportunity
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The Pentagon defended its approach to a multibillion-dollar aerial refueling competition as fair and transparent, and said it clearly offered a "lucrative" opportunity for potential bidders. Northrop Grumman Corp and its European partner EADS have said they will not compete for a projected $35 billion order for new planes unless the U.S. Air Force makes significant changes to draft rules that Northrop says clearly favor its competitor, Boeing Co. More

Upgraded C-5 hits milestones in January
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January was a big month for the C-5M Super Galaxy. The cargo plane went to Iraq for the first time, completed its operational test-and-evaluation phase and officially went into the world aviation record books. More

New U.S. presidential helicopter program announced
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A new effort to build a presidential helicopter fleet was announced by the U.S. Navy, which hopes to avoid the excessive cost overruns that made the VH-71 helicoptor replacement program politically unpalatable and led to its cancellation last year. More


National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve activated as of Feb. 16, 2010
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This week all five services announced a decrease in activated reservists. The net collective result is 1,049 fewer reservists activated than last week. At any given time, services may activate some units and individuals while deactivating others, making it possible for these figures to either increase or decrease. More

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