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Oct. 15, 2004
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MAGNETIC INSPECTION – U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kenny Payamps with the 437th Maintenance Squadron at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., uses Fluorescent Magnetic Particle Testing to inspect a water separator bolt from a C-17 Globemaster, Oct. 4, 2004. The Globemaster is the nation’s newest and most modern airlifter. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John M. Foster
Global Posture of Troops is Transformational
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2004 – The global posture of American troops is part and parcel of the transformation of the U.S. military, said the Joint Staff's deputy director for strategy and policy. Global posture is transformational, Navy Rear Adm. Richard Hunt said. "It goes hand in hand with other transformation areas we're working," he said.  Story
Navy and Marines Practice New Team Concept
ABOARD USS ESSEX, Northern Arabian Gulf, Oct. 14, 2004 – While visiting the USS Essex, Adm. Vern Clark, chief of Naval Operations, praised the work of Expeditionary Strike Group 3, saying it was a wonderful example of the integration that is taking place throughout the Navy/Marine Corps Team.  Story
Air Force Museum Changes Name
DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 14, 2004 – Officials announced a name change for the U.S. Air Force Museum to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The new name confirms the museum's national character and world-class collection, officials said.  Story
Pay to be Faster, More Accurate
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2004 – A new pay system should make pay for mobilized Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers more timely and accurate.  Story
Navy Transitions to New Aircraft
ATSUGI, Japan, Oct. 13, 2004 – Strike Fighter Squadron 27 transitioned to the new F/A-18E Super Hornet. “It is a fantastic aircraft, which greatly enhances the capabilities of the air wing and the USS Kitty Hawk Strike Group,” said Lt. Cmdr. Todd Abrahamson.  Story
Sensors Offer ‘Persistent Stare’
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2004 – Commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan are praising the “persistent stare” capability of raised sensors for viewing terrain a good distance away from fixed Army locations.  Story
New GPS Enhances Capabilities
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oct. 13, 2004 – The next generation Global Positioning System Receiver will give the warfighter improvements, to include many capabilities not found on any commercial receiver.  Story
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