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New Details Surface on Loss of WWII USS Indianapolis

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) officials announced July 25 a NHHC historian recently uncovered information that sheds new light on a dark episode in U.S. Navy history — the loss of the World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35). In the final days of the war, Indianapolis completed a top [...]

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VCNO Visits West Coast Sailors

NAVAL BASE KITSAP-BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) — Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Bill Moran conducted a series of Fleet engagement visits in San Diego and the Pacific Northwest, July 20 to 26, to meet with Sailors, review various waterfront activities and tour Naval installations. “This is a great opportunity to see what’s going on [...]

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US and Japanese Navy Chiefs Continue to Advance Relationship

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson participated in a video teleconference (VTC) July 26 with his Japanese counterpart, Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Adm. Tomohisa Takei. The discussion focused on strengthening the long-standing partnership between the two navies, with a specific emphasis on improved information sharing. “Maintaining a [...]

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Oceanographer of the Navy Signs Memorandum of Agreement with Republic of Korea Navy

BUSAN, South Korea (NNS) — Oceanographer of the Navy and Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet signed an amendment extending a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Republic of Korea navy (ROKN), July 25, shortly following a meeting with ROKN CNO Adm. Jung, Ho-sub. The agreement allows for the U.S. Navy [...]

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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special ops – U.S. Air Force

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) — In a move to meet the high demand for battlefield Airmen, the Air Force announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum from April. The changes allow Airmen to be released from their current jobs in the Air Force to cross-train into the special tactics career fields, [...]

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Unique C-5 completes major inspection > U.S. Air Force > Article …

By Senior Airman Zachary Cacicia, 436th Airlift Wing Public Affairs / Published July 27, 2016 DOWNLOAD HI-RES  /   PHOTO DETAILS A C-5M Space Cargo Modified Super Galaxy sits on the flightline at Dover Air Force Base, Del., July 21, 2016. This C-5 completed a major isochronal Inspection and returned to its home station at [...]

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Total force AWACS ops support world’s largest naval exercise > U.S. …

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AFNS) — Nearly 150 Airmen from the 513th Air Control Group and 552nd Air Control Wing are behind a total force effort to provide AWACS missions for the world’s largest maritime exercise. Rim of the Pacific 2016, or RIMPAC, has grown to involve 26 nations, more than 40 ships and [...]

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L-3 Communications gets $216 million U.S. Army aircraft contract modification

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) – L-3 Communications Corp. has been awarded a $216 million U.S. Army contract modification for contractor aircraft logistics support.  The modification covers 12 months of continued support. Prior contract modifications note the deal is for the Army’s fleet of C-12 Huron, RC-12 and UC-35 fixed-wing aircraft. Work will be performed [...]

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Fast-Track Program: Kenyan Runners Join U.S. Army — And … – NPR

i Two members of the U.S. Army lead the pack in the 5,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials earlier this month in Eugene, Ore. Shadrack Kipchirchir (right), did not make the team in the 5,000, but did qualify in the 10,000. Paul Chelimo (second from right), qualifed in the 5,000. Tom Banse/Northwest News Network [...]

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Integrating Women into US Army Special Forces: Every Day is a ‘Selection Event’

“I’ve worked with lots of great women at the CIA.  They bring super value to the table.  It’s going to happen in SF (Special Forces).  Get used to it,” retired Special Forces Sergeant Major Billy Waugh, a former CIA Paramilitary Officer, stated. Waugh, the author of “Hunting The Jackal,” spoke to a room full of [...]

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