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Meet Your Army: 1st Lt. Gibbons is looking after Afghan police women

1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – “I met several strong women willing to work despite increased risk for female police,” 1st Lt. Eva Gibbons said. The woman on the left, 1LT Yassamin, works every day at a regional training center as a doctor and is anxious to inspire other women to join [...]

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Army officials advance strategic shift for resiliency campaign

1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Soldier helps a fellow Soldier onto the rooftop of a building in order to provide protective overwatch for another element of their patrol in Afghanistan Jan. 29, 2012. As part of a recent shift in strategy for the Ready and Resilient campaign, known as R2, [...]

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DARPA provides state-of-the-art bionic arms to Walter Reed

1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Dr. Justin Sanchez, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Biological Technologies Office, fist-bumps with one of the first two advanced “LUKE” arms to be delivered from a new production line during a ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Dec. [...]

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Guam Navy Commands Win 2016 Environmental Stewardship Flagship Award

ASAN, Guam (NNS) — Naval Munitions Command East Asia Division (NMCEAD) Unit Guam and the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), homeported in Guam, were named the 2016 Environmental Stewardship Flagship Award winners for small overseas and large sea categories, respectively. The award is part of the Navy’s Community Service Program and recognizes the [...]

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Ike Completes France Port Call

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (NNS) — The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) departed Marseille, France, , Dec 20, after a four-day port call where the crew was given the chance to enjoy the French culture by touring the host city and surrounding areas. Ike hosted a formal reception the day of arrival for [...]

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Lincoln Sailors Participate in Wreaths Across America

HAMPTON, Va. (NNS) — Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) participated in the Wreaths Across America wreath-laying ceremony, Dec. 17 at the Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton Va. to honor all veterans past, present and future. “I like going to ceremonies like these so I can remember those who have [...]

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Wasp Amphibious Ready Group Completes Deployment

NORFOLK (NNS) — More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed a six-month deployment when the ships arrived at Norfolk Naval Station and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Dec. 24. While deployed the Wasp ARG/22 MEU team operated in the U.S. 5th [...]

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Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group Departs 6th Fleet

ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) — Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) departed the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations (AOO), Dec. 26. The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)(Ike), guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56), and guided-missile destroyers USS Mason (DDG 87) and USS Nitze (DDG 94) concluded missions in the Mediterranean, which [...]

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Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10)

MOBILE, Ala. (NNS) — The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) during a ceremony, Dec. 23. Gabrielle Giffords is the ninth littoral combat ship (LCS) to be delivered to the Navy and the fifth of the Independence variant to join the fleet. The Independence variant is noted for its unique [...]

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First female Afghan air force pilot seeks asylum in the U.S. — here’s why

Capt. Niloofar Rahmani, the first female fixed-wing pilot in Afghanistan, is requesting asylum in the U.S., the Afghan defense ministry announced Monday. The pilot made the request after allegedly receiving death threats from hard-line radicals. For the past 15 months, Rahmani, 25, has been training at airbases in Arkansas, Texas and Florida. She was slated [...]

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