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Infantryman takes silver in DOD Warrior Games shot put

QUANTICO, Va. (Army News Service, June 24, 2015) — During his inaugural competition at the Department of Defense Warrior Games track and field events, June 23, veteran Army infantryman Spc. Haywood Range III was able to take home a silver medal in shot put. Range competed in men’s standing shot put, and competed with a [...]

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Soldiers score home run during Army Day at Nationals Park

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 26, 2015) — Batter up! The Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team stepped up to the plate for Army Day, June 25. The team honored Soldiers during their game against the Atlanta Braves. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Next on the [...]

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Army swimmers earn 57 medals at DOD Warrior Games

MANASSAS, Va. (Army News Service, June 28, 2015) — Soldiers took home 17 gold, 22 silver and 18 bronze medals Saturday from the 48 swimming events at the Department of Defense Warrior Games. The meet was held at the Manassas Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center pool, lasting from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All competitive [...]

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Mustin, HSM-51 Named 2014 Ship-Helicopter Safety Award Winners

CORAL SEA (NNS) — The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) and its embarked helicopter detachment from the ‘Warlords’ of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM ) 51, were selected for the annual Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Ship-Helicopter Safety Award in May. This unique award honors the cruiser or destroyer and embarked [...]

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USNS Safeguard Conducts Turnover with USNS Salvor in 7th Fleet

SUBIC BAY, Philippines (NNS) — Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) relieved USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52) of duties in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility, June 12. Safeguard relieved Salvor after completing a three-month depot repair period in Singapore to improve its material condition readiness. Both ships transited to Subic [...]

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First Responders Trained to Aid

CORAL SEA (NNS) — Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) work in high-risk environments with many dangers that lurk up and down the ship’s passageways. To equip Sailors on board and combat these dangers, hospital corpsmen (HM) use their experience, knowledge and skill to train the crew to become first-responders. [...]

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PCU John Warner (SSN 785) Delivered to the Navy

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) — The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of PCU John Warner (SSN 785) June 25, the 12th submarine of the Virginia Class. John Warner is the second of eight Virginia-class Block III ships and the sixth to be delivered to the U.S. Navy by Newport News Shipbuilding. The submarine is named after [...]

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Team Navy Gets Gold at the DoD Warrior Games

QUANTICO, Va. (NNS) — Team Navy claimed its first gold medals at the DoD Warrior Games during track and field competitions June 23 at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. Additionally, for the first time since the inception of the games in 2010, Navy’s wheelchair basketball team advanced to the finals, ultimately taking home a [...]

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USS Fort Worth Completes 2015 CARAT Philippines

PUERTO PRINCESA, Republic of the Philippines (NNS) — The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) wrapped up its first-ever participation in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines following a June 26 closing ceremony held at Naval Station Apolinario Jalandoon, Puerto Princesa, Republic of the Philippines. Now in its 21st year, the Armed [...]

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GAO report blasts Air Force justification for A-10 retirement

An A-10C Thunderbolt II sits on the flightline as an F-15E Strike Eagle flies over at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, March 13, 2015.(Photo: Airman 1st Class Trevor T. McBride/Air Force) The Air Force based its plan to retire the A-10 on an inaccurate projection of cost savings, and will run into a capability gap [...]

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