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PCU Illinois (SSN 786) Delivered Early to the Navy

GROTON, Conn. (NNS) — The Navy accepted delivery of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Illinois (SSN 786), the 13th submarine of the Virginia class Aug. 27, early to its contract delivery date. Illinois is the ninth consecutive Virginia-class submarine to deliver early to the Navy. “Illinois’ delivery continues the program’s success of delivering Virginia-class submarines ahead of [...]

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Ike Celebrates One Year Out of the Yards

ARABIAN GULF (NNS) — Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) celebrated the one-year mark since returning to operational status as it continues to support Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 28. After an extended dry-docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) in Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Ike’s crew was able, in [...]

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New Commanding Officer to Take the Helm at Naval Medical Center San Diego

SAN DIEGO (NNS) — Following a successful two year tour as the commanding officer for Naval Medical Center San Diego, Capt. Jose Acosta, will relinquish command to Capt. Joel Roos, at a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m., Aug. 30, at the medical center. The conclusion of the ceremony will mark the beginning of Acosta’s next [...]

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The 16 fastest combat planes in the US Air Force – CNET

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Joint exercise prepares Airmen, Soldiers for contingency ops

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. (AFNS) — Green Flag Little Rock 16-09 kicked off Aug. 18 with about 750 Army paratroopers jumping from several C-130J Super Hercules and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in the dead of night to seize and secure an assault zone. The event, referred to as “hit night,” marked the beginning [...]

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AF opens enlisted RPA pilot program to all AFSCs > U.S. Air Force …

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Using a phased-application approach, Air Force senior leaders are casting a wider net to ensure more active-duty enlisted Airmen are eligible to apply for the service’s RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft program, a Pentagon official said Aug. 29. The program expands the eligibility pool from career-enlisted aviators to all Air Force [...]

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Fort Jackson, US Army Training Center commander to become 2-star

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — The commander of the Army’s largest training installation is getting promoted to the rank of major general. Brig. Gen. John “Pete” Johnson receives his second star representing the insignia of his new rank Monday evening during a ceremony at Victory Field at Fort Jackson. Johnson took command of the U.S. Army [...]

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US Army forces in Europe’s Commander on Donbas frontline

US Army General Hodges near the frontline in Donbas (ATO Command Photo) Commander of US Army Forces in Europe Lieutenant General Frederick Ben Hodges visits Ukrainian army positions near Mariupol and promises further assistance On August, 28 delegation of the Command of the US Armed Forces in Europe visited the tactical group “Mariupol” of Ukrainian [...]

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Harriman teen accused of shooting, killing U.S. Army soldier | WATE …

MarStratton Gordon (MarStratton Gordon/Facebook) HARRIMAN (WATE) – A 15-year-old boy is accused of shooting and killing a member of the U.S. Army stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. District Attorney General Russell Johnson said the shooting happened Sunday at around 7:35 p.m. at a home on Byrd Avenue in Harriman. MarStratton Gordon, 23, was shot and [...]

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US Coast Guard Auxiliary patrols Redstone border – WBRC FOX6 News

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) – The southern-most part of Redstone Arsenal is surrounded by the Tennessee River. Along with your everyday boater, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary can be seen on the surface of the water. “Our patrol takes in from Guntersville dam down to almost Interstate 565,” said Joe Kleri, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary [...]

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