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Army tests network capabilities at NIE 14.2

FORT BLISS, Texas (May 27, 2014) — The howling, 55-mile-per-hour wind gusts over miles of unforgiving terrain would be reason enough to call off many tests of new equipment. But for the Soldiers of 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, the conditions here were nearly “perfect.” After all, they’re evaluating the Army’s tactical network and the [...]

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U.S., Austrian armies train together at Combined Resolve II

HOHENFELS, Germany (May 27, 2014) — U.S. and Austrian Soldiers jumped out of Army UH-60 Black Hawks and Austrian helicopters to begin an air assault mission to attack and defend an operating base during Combined Resolve II. This was just the beginning of the training exercise for the 1st Battalion, 182nd Infantry Regiment, Massachusetts National [...]

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Automotive engineers explore future mobility, protection

DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. (May 27, 2014) — When Gen. Dennis Via, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, visited the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center earlier this year, he said, “We don’t know where the next contingency will be, but there will be another contingency.” Via emphasized that regardless of where, “they’re going to [...]

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Service Members and New Yorkers Gather for Intrepid Museum Memorial Day Ceremony

NEW YORK (NNS) — Hundreds gathered, in conjunction with Fleet Week New York, to pay tribute to fallen service members during the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum’s Memorial Day ceremony, May 26. Perseverance and remembrance were the common themes throughout the day’s remarks. “We are here today to honor those who wore the cloth [...]

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McFaul Sailors March in Annual Memorial Day Parade

NEW YORK (NNS) — Hastings-on-Hudson is a quintessential American town, with its tree-lined Main street, townspeople jogging as volunteer firefighters clean their truck, and an American flag flies prominently in front of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post. It feels like everybody’s hometown. A bus from Staten Island unloaded a dozen Sailors from guided-missile [...]

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Center for Surface Combat Systems Conducts Change of Command Ceremony

DAHLGREN, Va. (NNS) — Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) held a change of command and retirement ceremony on board Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, Va. May 23. Capt. Bill McKinley became the fifth commanding officer of CSCS when he relieved Capt. Don Schmieley. Schmieley had been CSCS’ commanding officer since April 2012 and retired after [...]

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Naval Academy Class of 2014 Graduates

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (NNS) — An estimated 30,000 people filled the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, May 23 to witness the swearing in of the U.S. military’s newest officers. The Naval Academy Class of 2014 graduated 1,068 men and women, including 784 Navy ensigns and 265 Marine Corps second lieutenants. Graduating first in the class [...]

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2014 Memorial Day Message

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Shipmates, Navy Families, and friends, This weekend we will reflect on our Navy history and core values with great pride. We often hear the words, “Freedom is not free.” We preserve our freedoms by supporting and defending, and at times sacrificing our lives for the guarantee of rights, liberties, and pursuit of [...]

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Japanese Prime Minister and CNO Discuss Maritime Cooperation

TOKYO (NNS) — Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, May 27 in Abe’s office to discuss regional security and maritime partnership opportunities between the United States and Japan. The meeting between Japan’s political leader and the U.S. Navy service chief underscored the importance each nation places [...]

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May 23 – Pulse on AF force management

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — This week’s force management update focuses on the chief master sergeant retention board, voluntary separation pay, officer reduction in force boards, quality force review board, civilian force management and total force opportunities in a continued effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic force management programs. [...]

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