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Joint Region Marianas Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

ASAN, Guam (NNS) — Joint Region Marianas (JRM) employees gathered to celebrate Women’s Equality Day at the command headquarters in Asan Aug. 27. Women’s Equality Day celebrates the milestone in history when women won the right to vote Aug. 26, 1920. It was on that day the 19th Amendment was adopted into the U.S. Constitution. [...]

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Seal Beach Harbor Patrol Unit Sailors Rescue Surfer

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (NNS) — A harbor patrol boat crew from Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach rescued a local surfer during extremely heavy wave conditions off the coast on August 27. While on patrol escorting a ship into Anaheim Bay, the security Sailors observed a person in distress near the entrance of the harbor breakwater. [...]

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Five Things You Need to Know about Vella Gulf’s Time in the Black Sea

NAPLES, Italy (NNS) — The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) departed the Black Sea Aug. 26, after a series of engagements in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Here are five things you need to know about Vella Gulf’s time in the Black Sea: 1. This was Vella Gulf’s third time in the [...]

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SECNAV Visits Future USS America

STRAIT OF MAGELLAN (NNS) — Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus embarked the future USS America (LHA 6) as she transited the Strait of Magellan during her maiden voyage, “America Visits the Americas,” Aug. 19. A tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey, assigned to the “Argonauts” of Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 22 transported Mabus and [...]

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Ike Departs Dry Dock, Returning to the Fleet

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) — The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) moved from Dry Dock 8 to pier 42/43 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Virginia, Aug. 26. Thirty feet of water was introduced to Dry Dock 8 on Aug. 25, and the remaining space was flooded to the waterline Aug. [...]

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Ball Caps May be Worn with NWUs Beginning Sept. 1

WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy and command ball caps may be worn in place of the eight-point cover with the Navy Working Uniform Type I, II or III beginning Sept. 1, as outlined in NAVADMIN 200/14, released Aug. 27. As announced in July, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. [...]

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US Air Force 3DELRR Contract Expected Soon

WASHINGTON — The US Air Force could award the contract for its Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) program as early as next week, sources tell Defense News. The 3DELRR program will replace the aging AN/TPS-75 system as the “grab and go” radar used in the field. The exact date for a contract award is [...]

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US Air Force F-15C: Facts sheet on type of aircraft based in Westfield that … – The Republican

The F-15C, the type of U.S. Air Force jet that crashed Wednesday in Virginia on a flight originating from the Massachusetts Air National Guard 104th Fighter Wing at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield, has been flying since 1979. According to the Air Force’s website, the F-15C is one of the single-seat models of the F-15 [...]

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Airmen running for a cause

Every Airman must run one-and-a-half miles on at least an annual basis, but some dare to follow in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks and run a full marathon. Two Altus Airmen have set their aim on achieving this goal, but also want to raise $4,000 for the Air Force Enlisted Village, a non-profit organization [...]

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Shooter at US Army base in Virginia kills herself, sparks lockdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. soldier armed with a pistol fatally wounded herself after barricading herself in a building at Fort Lee, Virginia, sparking a lockdown of the Army base, officials said. The soldier entered the four-story Combined Arms Support Command Headquarters at about 8:45 a.m. EDT (0845 ET) and locked herself in an office. [...]

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