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DoN SAPRO Aims to Educate with "Did You Know?" Series

WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Department of the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (DoN SAPRO) will begin a monthly multimedia series titled “Did You Know?” in November 2014. The series is intended to educate and inform Sailors and Marines on the different aspects of sexual assault prevention and response. Some examples of topics to [...]

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USS Stockdale Holds Change of Command in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (NNS) — Command of guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) passed from Cmdr. Bo Johns to Cmdr. Sean Grunwell during a traditional change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, Oct. 30. An audience of more than 100 family and friends, and Navy and civilian dignitaries assembled to watch command shift from [...]

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Nations Share Mine Countermeasures Expertise in Korea

SEOUL, Republic of Korea (NNS) — Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) hosted military representatives from the Republic of Korea and members of the United Nations Command (UNC) member states for a series of talks on maritime mine countermeasures Oct. 27-30. The staff talks brought together a dynamic group of mine-warfare experts from nine UNC [...]

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Navy’s Largest Exercise Underway in the Middle East

MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) — The International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX), the world’s largest naval exercise, with 44 participating nations from six continents, began with the Maritime Infrastructure Protection Symposium in Manama, Bahrain, Oct. 27. The exercise is organized and led by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet. IMCMEX is an opportunity for more [...]

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USS Ingraham Returns from Final Deployment

EVERETT, Wash. (NNS) — Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) is scheduled to return from its final deployment to the 4th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Oct. 30 to make preparations for decommissioning. The ship played an integral part in the counter-transnational organized crime (C-TOC) mission Operation Martillo (Spanish for “hammer”) during the [...]

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Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Returns To Homeport

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) — More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed a nine-month deployment, returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Va. and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va. Oct. 31, and Camp Lejeune, N.C. Oct. 28. While deployed, the Bataan ARG/MEU served [...]

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US Air Force Launches Military GPS Satellite on 50th Atlas 5 Rocket

GPS 2F-8 took off atop an Atlas 5 rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Credit: United Launch Alliance The U.S. Air Force launched a next-generation GPS satellite into space Wednesday (Oct. 29), its latest addition to the vital navigation satellite constellation serving the country’s military forces.  A 19-story Atlas 5 [...]

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15 Air Force officers could be discharged after cheating

U.S. Air Force Capt. Brooke Lake, left, and Capt. Robert Shannon, right, go through a launch procedure checklist during a simulation. (Photo: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder ) Of the airmen involved in the cheating investigation at Malmstrom Air Force Base, most of them are now back on the job. In May, the Tribune [...]

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Lack of mechanics threatens US Air Force target date for F-35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Air Force may miss its target of August 2016 to start using the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet in combat if Congress blocks the service’s plan to retire its A-10 tank-killer aircraft, a top U.S. general said Thursday. Air Force Lieutenant General Chris Bogdan, the Pentagon’s F-35 program chief, [...]

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US Army honors Boone punter Tommy Townsend as All-American

Ever since Tommy Townsend saw his brother play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in 2013, he wanted to do the same thing. Wednesday the Orlando Boone punter was officially presented his own Army All-American jersey and he, too, will play in the game as one of the top players in the nation. This season’s [...]

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