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Guard should retain Apaches, force must stand at 980K, commission says

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Jan. 28, 2016) — The National Commission on the Future of the Army, or NCFA, made its recommendations public today at the Hall of States in Washington, D.C. Chief among those recommendations, one of 63 in total, is that the Army National Guard should retain some of the AH-64 Apache helicopters [...]

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Camp Lemonnier Undergoes First ROWPU Filter Upgrade

DJIBOUTI, Africa (NNS) — Most Americans don’t think twice about turning the faucet on for a cold drink of water. In the Horn of Africa, at Camp Lemonnier, water is always on the mind of the 4,000 U.S. service members forward deployed to Djibouti, Africa. With the recent upgrade of the camp’s Reverse Osmosis Water [...]

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2015 Health, Safety and Fitness Community Service Awards Winners Announced

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) — The award is managed by the flag sponsor, NETC and executed by the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Technology Center’s (NETPDTC) Community Service and Outreach Program Director. It is given in recognition of commands that have the best programs encouraging health and fitness to military members as well as the [...]

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NDW Prepares for Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield Annual Exercise

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Naval installations in the National Capital Region will participate in the United States Fleet Forces Command annual anti-terrorism/force protection exercise, Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield (SC-CS), Feb. 1-12. SC-CS16 is a force protection exercise conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on all Navy installations in the [...]

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BBD is Here: What You Need to Know

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) — The Navy announced Jan. 28 that Billet Based Distribution (BBD) will be implemented February 2016 in NAVADMIN 016/16. BBD will enable the Navy to more efficiently assign personnel in support of warfighting readiness and match Sailors to specific billets based on rate, rating and Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC). The new functionality [...]

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Navy COOL Mobile App Now Available

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) — Sailors can now access several tools and resources found on Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) via their mobile devices with a new Navy COOL application that launched Jan. 28. The Navy COOL app, available for both Android and iOS/Apple devices, is designed to help Sailors, both enlisted and officer, to find [...]

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Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Sioux City

WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy will christen its newest Freedom variant littoral combat ship, USS Sioux City (LCS 11), during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony Saturday, Jan. 30 in Marinette, Wisconsin. Sioux City, designated LCS 11, honors the city of Sioux City, Iowa. Adm. Michelle Howard, vice chief of Naval Operations, will serve as principal [...]

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US Air Force Launches First Cyberspace Weapon System

The US Air Force hit the “go” button on its first fully operational cyberspace weapon system, which acts as a massive firewall for its Air Force Information Network. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) The US Air Force has launched its first fully operational cyberspace weapons system in a move to protect Internet traffic [...]

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Buddy Wing showcases South Korea, US alliance

SEOSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AFNS) — U.S. Airmen from the 36th Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit traveled to Seosan Air Base, South Korea, to participate in exercise Buddy Wing with South Korean air force personnel from the 121st Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Wing, from Jan. 25-29. “The Buddy Wing program is a combined [...]

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Russian fighter came within 15 feet of US Air Force jet

In that incident, a Russian Su-27 flew within 100 feet of the nose of the U.S. Air Force RC-135U over the Sea of Okhotsk between Russia and Japan, a Defense Department official said. At the time, the U.S. official called it “one of the most dangerous close passes in decades” and said the Russian jet [...]

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