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Engineer paratroopers make history in Turkey

IZMIR, Turkey — Sky Soldiers are no strangers to making their mark in history, especially in Europe. However, this week the paratroopers and their Turkish partners carved their names side-by-side in Asia’s history. Soldiers from A Company, 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), along with U.S. Navy Sailors from the U.S.S. [...]

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‘Ghost Brigade’ Soldiers prepare for future conflicts

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Since 1981, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, to prepare for missions around the world. These month-long rotations are usually geared to prepare a unit for an upcoming mission. For the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, their May 2016 rotation to [...]

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Taking the beach in Turkey

IZMIR, Turkey — Crawl, walk, run is the progression the U.S. Army uses as it’s training philosophy, and at EFES 16 the U.S., Turkish and seven other partner nations are off and running. The Turkish national exercise, that began May 4, is being held as a mutlinational event for the first time this year, including [...]

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MCPON Memorial Day Message

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Shipmates and Navy Families, Memorial Day is a time for Americans to reconnect with our history and core values by honoring those who gave their lives for the ideals we cherish. It is vital that we never forget how much was given in order to allow us the enjoyment of freedom each [...]

May 29th, 2016 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Visits the Pentagon

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and the U.S. Navy, in conjunction with other services, hosted approximately 300 survivors and caregivers associated with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) at the Pentagon, May 27, 2016. Presenting a coin to each TAPS child, Carter said, “Welcome,” setting the visit’s theme of the Pentagon being [...]

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Chief of Navy Reserve visits Camp Lemonnier Service Members

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (NNS) — Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Robin Braun visited with Sailors forward deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, May 26-28. Braun’s visit with Reserve forces addressed concerns impacting service members in the area of responsibility. Her trip allowed Navy officers, senior enlisted leaders and junior Sailors the opportunity to engage in [...]

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Navy Medicine Releases Updated Zika Virus Infection Guidance

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) — Navy Medicine released updated Zika Virus Infection guidance in NAVADMIN 121/16, May 26, communicating current information, travel precautions, and risk reduction measures to Navy and Marine Corps personnel. “The updated NAVADMIN includes the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for the prevention of sexual transmission of Zika [...]

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58th Chief of Naval Personnel Assumes Office

WASHINGTON (NNS) — On May 27, Vice Adm. Robert Burke became the 58th Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) when he assumed duties from Vice Adm. Bill Moran. Prior to the change of office, Burke was promoted to the rank of vice admiral by Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson. “There is no doubt that [...]

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U.S. Naval Academy Graduates Class of 2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (NNS) — The U.S. Naval Academy graduated 1,076 men and women at the annual graduation and commissioning ceremony May 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Ted Carter spoke about the particularly significant achievements of the Class of 2016, calling them “one of the greatest classes to ever [...]

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Welsh: F-22 Restart for US Air Force Not ‘A Wild Idea’

Employees at Lockheed Martin’s assembly plant at Marietta, Ga., paint the first operational F-22 Raptor to be delivered to the Air Force.(Photo: John Rossino/US Air Force) WASHINGTON — Although US Air Force and industry officials have repeatedly dubbed reviving Lockheed Martin’s F-22 production line as a nonstarter, the service’s outgoing chief of staff said Thursday [...]

May 29th, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

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