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Sexual Assault Reports: Week of Dec. 15- 21

WASHINGTON (NNS) — This week’s overview of alleged sexual assaults was compiled based on 24 initial reports across the Navy from Dec. 15-21. This timeframe reflects only the receipt of the initial reports; three of the reported incidents occurred during this period, 16 occurred outside of the report period and five report incidents’ timeframe were [...]

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USS James E. Williams Departs Civitavecchia, Italy

CIVITAVECCHIA, Italy (NNS) — The Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) departed Civitavecchia, Italy, following a successful port visit, Dec. 28. James E. Williams was moored for several days in Italy, giving the crew an opportunity to enjoy the local cuisine and culture in Civitavecchia and Rome. “The crew has served [...]

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USS Fort McHenry to Spend New Year’s in Valencia, Spain

VALENCIA, Spain (NNS) — The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) pulled in to Valencia, Spain for a scheduled port visit Dec. 29. The visit will give Sailors the opportunity to build relations with the people of Spain while affording them a chance to enjoy the remainder of the holiday [...]

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USS Essex Hosts 2014 Holiday Bowl Luncheon

SAN DIEGO (NNS) — USS Essex (LHD 2) hosted the 2014 Navy and Marine Corps Holiday Bowl Luncheon in the ship’s hangar bay Dec. 26. The National University Holiday Bowl teams for this year are the University of Southern California Trojans and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The event began with a Battle of the Bands on [...]

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USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) Arrives in Singapore

CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (NNS) — USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) arrived in Singapore Dec. 29 as part of a 16-month rotational deployment to 7th Fleet in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance. As part of an initiative to deploy up to four LCS to the region on a rotational basis, Fort Worth will operate out [...]

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USS Sampson to Assist in Air Asia Search

YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) — At the request of the Government of Indonesia and as directed by U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet has authorized U.S. 7th Fleet to position USS Sampson (DDG 102) in the general search area for missing Air Asia Flight QZ8501 to support search operations. Authorities in the region continue to lead [...]

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Putting the ‘combat’ in combat communications

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) — Airmen from the 644th Combat Communications Squadron recently exercised their abilities to respond to various scenarios during contingency operations such as emergency response, self-aid and buddy care, and force protection, while demonstrating combat skills at the Andy South annex near Andersen Air Force Base. The week prior to [...]

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U.S. Air Force Intel Unit Helped Kill 1200 People in a Year

by DAVID AXE A secretive group of U.S. Air Force intelligence specialists flying aboard American spy planes helped U.S. military commandos kill more than a thousand enemy combatants in just a single year back in 2012. That’s one startling revelation in the official annual history for 2012 of the Air Force’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance [...]

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US Air Force Awarded Six of a Planned Eight Major Space Contracts in 2014

WASHINGTON – With the Dec. 4 announcement of a deal with ASRC Federal Space and Defense to handle the excess ballistic missile solid-rocket motors used for satellite launches and suborbital missions, the U.S. Air Force’s space acquisition arm has awarded six of the eight major contracts it had planned for 2014. The solid-rocket motor contract, [...]

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US Army Tests Surveillance Blimp That Will Watch Over, Defend DC

Via Raytheon. Someone alert Ian MacKaye: the U.S. Army has successfully tested its first surveillance blimp designed to watch over and defend D.C. from attacks. As previously reported, it was announced that the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System, or JLENS, was to be launched and tested from the Army’s Aberdeen [...]

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