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Missile system would greatly increase defense capability in South Korea

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 25, 2016) — Right now, the United States and South Korea are in discussions regarding the feasibility of deploying a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD system there, along with its associated radar, while nearby China has voiced objections to the idea. No decision has been reached, but earlier [...]

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Nautical Horizon tests Wartime Reserve Boat Program

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait (March 28, 2016) — Nautical Horizon is a Brigade Inspection Reconnaissance Exercise developed to provide military leaders the opportunity to give their Soldiers hands-on experience with Army watercrafts stored as wartime reserves. Designed to be executed in seven phases from February until the end of March, Nautical Horizon enhances strategic mobility initiatives [...]

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Murphy: Sexual assault, harassment detrimental to combat readiness

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (March 28, 2016) — Acting Secretary of the Army, Patrick J. Murphy, visited the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Academy here, March 24. Murphy was briefed by senior leaders and spoke with a class of future Victim Advocates (VA) and Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC). While speaking to the students at [...]

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FY17 E9 Quotas Released

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Quotas were released for the fiscal year 2017 active duty E-9 board that convened in Millington, Tennessee, March 28. Eligible senior chiefs will see an increase in advancement opportunity — 13.24 percent this year compared to 12.29 percent last cycle. Approximately 3,580 E-8 records will be reviewed by the board. There are [...]

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LCS Crew 101 Commanding Officer Relieved in Singapore

PEARL HARBOR (NNS) — The commanding officer of Crew 101 for littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) was relieved March 28. Cmdr. Michael L. Atwell was relieved by Rear Adm. Charles Williams, commander, Task Force 73, due to loss of confidence in Atwell’s ability to command. The loss of confidence followed an investigation [...]

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Truman Sailors Reap Benefits of Integration, Celebrate Women’s History

ARABIAN GULF (NNS) — On June 12, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, making it possible for women to enter the U.S. Navy in an active duty or reserve status. As of July 2015, 20 percent of Sailors Navywide were women, and 25 percent of Sailors assigned to aircraft [...]

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US Naval Forces Europe—Africa Establishes New Task Force

NAPLES, Italy (NNS) — Commodore Jeffrey Wolstenholme assumed command of the newly established Commander, Task Force 64 during a ceremony held on U.S. Naval Support Activity Naples, Capodichino, March 24. U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and U.S. Fleet Forces Command established CTF 64 to create a command focused on Ballistic Missile Defensein Europe. Quotes: “By establishing [...]

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PACFLT Announces 2015 Sea, Shore Sailors of the Year

HONOLULU (NNS) — Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, announced Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Corey Smith as the 2015 Sea Sailor of the Year and Navy Diver 1st Class Kristoffer Ilagan as Shore SOY during a ceremony at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu March 25. Prior to announcing the winners of the [...]

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Davidson Sworn in as Under Secretary of the Navy

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Dr. Janine Davidson was sworn in as the 32nd under secretary of the Navy March 22. Davidson serves as the Navy’s chief management officer and performs other duties assigned by the secretary of the Navy. A former Air Force pilot and Pentagon official, Davidson brings nearly 30 years of experience in military [...]

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Pentagon orders military families out of Turkey due to ISIS threat

Article source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/29/politics/pentagon-orders-military-families-to-leave-southern-turkey/index.html

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