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Army Guard Soldiers win Best Ranger Competition for first time in competition history

FORT BENNING, Ga. — Soldiers from the Army National Guard took first place in the grueling Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition, the first time in the competition’s 33-year history it has been won by an Army Guard team. Capt. Robert Killian, from the Colorado Army National Guard, and Staff Sgt. Erich [...]

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SMA Dailey: ‘We must fight and win’

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey told a gathering of U.S. Army Reserve senior leaders they must execute the Army’s core mission of fighting and winning. In order to do that, Dailey said leaders must maintain readiness, look to the future of the Army, and take of Soldiers and [...]

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Joint Task Force-Bravo firefighting ops wrap up in Panama

DARIÉN PROVINCE, Panama — Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo partnered with Panamanian Public Forces to contain multiple life-threatening wildfires here, April 17 and 18. The fires, which are believed to have started April 4, grew exponentially, prompting the Government of Panama, via the U.S. Embassy in Panama, to request an aerial support package from JTF-B [...]

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Ike Hosts Friends, Family Day Cruise

ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) — Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) hosted 3,000 guests aboard April 24 for a friends and family fun day cruise that included tours of the ship, live entertainment and an aerial flight demonstration. Capt. Paul Spedero Jr., commanding officer, Dwight D. Eisenhower, welcomed the Sailors’ friends and [...]

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Special and General Courts-Martial for March 2016

WASHINGTON (NNS) — The following reports the results of Special and General Courts-Martial tried and completed within the United States Navy in March 2016. The cases are listed by the Navy Region in which they were tried. Naval District Washington General Court-Martial *At a re-sentencing hearing for a previously held General Court-Martial in San Diego, [...]

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USS Preble CO Presented Innovation Leadership Award

PEARL HARBOR (NNS) — Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, presented Cmdr. Jeffery Heames, commanding officer of USS Preble, the 2015 SECNAV Innovation Award for the innovation leadership category during Heames’ change of command ceremony, April 22. “I am thrilled to be here,” Swift said during the ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. [...]

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NAVCENT Commander Concludes IMCMEX, Calls "Realistic" Training a Priority

MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) — Leaders of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) brought the exercise to a close and highlighted the need to continue training with scenarios that are likely to occur in real life in order to keep waterways safe. The exercise “raised the bar in terms of reality,” said Vice Adm. Kevin Donegan, [...]

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US Air Force deploys two F-22 Raptor fighter jets to Romania in tough signal to Russia

The US Air Force has sent two F-22 Raptor fighter jets to Romania to deter further Russian intervention in Ukraine in the latest escalation of tensions on Nato’s eastern border. It comes as Europe’s Eastern European members requested from Nato a stronger presence in the region following Russia’s annexation of Crimea. That seizure and subsequent [...]

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Jewish general nominated to lead US Air Force

US Air Force Gen. David Goldfein has been nominated to succeed Gen. Mark Welsh as USAF chief of staff, the Defense Department announced Tuesday. Welsh retires July 1. If confirmed by the Senate, 56-year-old Goldfein will be the second Jewish man to hold the position. Norton Schwartz served in the post between 2008-2012. He has [...]

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How Russia’s Edge in Electronic Warfare Could ‘Ground’ the US Air Force

Russian electronic-warfare powerhouse KRET—Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies—has started testing a powerful new ground-based jamming system that could cut the crucial data-links that enable the United States military to conduct operations around the world. The system is designed to be used in conjunction with advanced Russian-built air defense systems like the S-300V4 and S-400 to disrupt air [...]

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