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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan visits, trains with 101st Airborne

1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) and Division Commander Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas fly in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter above Fort Campbell, Kentucky, during a visit, July 10. The purpose of the visit was to allow the Speaker to see the division’s capabilities and what it [...]

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Acting Army Secretary: Army needs additional, predictable funding

1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Acting Secretary of the Army Robert M. Speer speaks with GEN (R) Ham during a fireside chat held at the Association of the United States Army headquarters, yesterday evening in Arlington, Va., July 27, 2017. The topics during a chat that ranged from Rebuild and Reform, [...]

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Combat medic to receive Medal of Honor for intrepid actions in Vietnam

1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Then-Pfc. James McCloughan at Basic Combat Training, September 1968. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of James C. McCloughan ) VIEW ORIGINAL 2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Medal of Honor James McCloughan Infographic. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army graphic by Natasha Kmetz) VIEW ORIGINAL 3 / [...]

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GHWB Arrives in Portsmouth, England

PORTSMOUTH, England (NNS) — The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) (GHWB) arrived in Portsmouth, England, for a scheduled port visit, July 27. Nearly 5,000 GHWB and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 Sailors will have the opportunity to visit the historic port, and take advantage of tours offered by the ship’s Morale, Welfare [...]

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USS Green Bay Visits Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia (NNS) — Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20) pulled into Brisbane, Australia for a routine port visit, July 27. The visit to Brisbane comes upon completion of exercise Talisman Saber 2017. Talisman Saber is a biennial combined Australian and United States training exercise, designed to [...]

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Nominations Open for Human Resources Junior Officer of the Year

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) opened nominations Thursday for the fiscal year 2017 Human Resources Junior Officer of the Year (JOOY) Award. The annual award was established to recognize one Navy officer, O-4 and below, who has made significant contributions to the Navy’s readiness during the fiscal year. Any human resources junior [...]

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CNP Highlights Sailor 2025 and Stresses Mentorship During NNOA Symposium

SAN DIEGO (NNS) — The Navy’s top personnel officer highlighted Sailor 2025 and discussed other recent personnel initiatives during the annual National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) Symposium July 26. Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke spoke to approximately 100 conference attendees and stressed the importance of modernizing the Navy’s personnel system. Burke said [...]

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Air Boss Presents Admiral Flatley Award to USS Makin Island

SAN DIEGO (NNS) — Commander, Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker presented the 2016 Admiral Flatley Memorial Award for aviation safety to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during a ceremony on the ship’s flight deck, July 25. The Flatley Award is based on a comprehensive [...]

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CNO talks with Japanese Counterpart

Washington (NNS) — Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson held a video teleconference (VTC), July 27 with Admiral Yutaka Murakawa, Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. During the call, the two discussed new ways to expand and deepen bilateral and multilateral maritime operations, the situation in North Korea and the East China [...]

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US Air Force chief seeks novel acquisition practices for the ‘Information Age’

At the Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar — which Goldfein formerly commanded as head of U.S. Air Forces Central Command — the space cell and personnel recovery cells were located so close that employees could literally reach out and give each other a high-five. However, for their different systems to [...]

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