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    05/01/2013 | Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Test Scheduled for May 11

    In celebration of the 63rd anniversary of Armed Forces Day (AFD), the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are co-sponsoring the annual Military/Amateur Radio Crossband Communications Test.
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    09/18/2012 | Sean Smith, KG4WSS, Killed in Consulate Attack

    Sean P. Smith, KG4WSS, of Falls Church, Virginia, was killed when the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked on September 11.
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    05/30/2012 | House Armed Services Committee "Urges" MARS Coordination

    On May 18, the US House of Representatives approved HR 4310, The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. This bill authorizes appropriations for military activities and prescribes military personnel strengths for Fiscal Year 2013. When th
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    07/05/2011 | Another Hollywood Blockbuster Features Amateur Radio

    The summer of 2011 is replete with big movies, ranging from action-adventure flicks to comedies to coming-of-age dramas. And already this summer, Amateur Radio has played a part in not one, but two movies. In Mr Popper’s Penguins, ham radio was featured,
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    05/11/2011 | OSCAR I and Amateur Radio Satellites: Celebrating 50 Years

    1961. It was the middle of the Cold War. John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States. The Bay of Pigs invasion fails in Cuba. The Beatles perform for the first time at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. Freedom Riders are arrested
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    11/02/2010 | Air Force MARS Gets New Leadership

    Richard Jenson -- a Program Manager at the Air Force Network Integration Center (AFNIC) at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois -- has been selected as the new Chief of Air Force MARS (USAF MARS). Jensen replaces Technical Sergeant Jason E. Sandifer, who served
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