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Army engineers test new video display in mine protected vehicle

1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Medium Mine Protected Vehicle (MMPV) Type II vehicle being used to conduct route clearance testing Wednesday. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Maj. Jason E. Carney, Test Officer, Maneuver Support and Sustainment Test Directorate, U.S. Army Operational Test Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL 2 / [...]

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Army Materiel Command focuses on modernization of the future force

1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, react to simulated contact in an Abrams tank during Decisive Action Rotation 17-08 at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., Aug. 14, 2017. Fielding the next generation of combat vehicles is a [...]

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New family readiness training for leaders gets R.E.A.L

1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – New York Army National Guard Soldiers with the 1156th Engineer Company are reunited with their friends and families as they return from a nine-month deployment to Kuwait and Iraq at Stewart Airport, New Windsor, N.Y., August 31, 2017. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. BreeAnn [...]

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Iwo Jima Sailors Ride Safe

MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) — Everyone has a favorite pastime to help them relax, be it reading, exercising, gaming, or watching movies. But for some Sailors and Marines of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), it’s riding motorcycles. Iwo Jima consistently holds quarterly command motorcycle safety rides, ranging from 70 to 160 miles, [...]

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NWC, Hosts Comparative Grand Strategy Workshop

NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) — Comparing, analyzing, and mapping objectives and grand strategies for the most likely challengers to U.S. power, was the focus of an international workshop hosted by the U.S. Naval War College’s Strategic and Operational Research Department, Oct. 25 – 27. Academics with linguistic and regional level expertise presented detailed, country-level research on [...]

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Mount Whitney Returns to Homeport Gaeta, Italy

GAETA, Italy (NNS) — The Blue Ridge-class command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), flag ship of U.S. 6th Fleet, arrived at its forward-deployed port in Gaeta, Italy, Oct. 27, after completing a 10-month shipyard maintenance evolution at the Viktor Lenac shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia. During the maintenance availability, shipyard teams completed work on Mount [...]

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Coalition Forces Render Aid to an Iranian Fishing Vessel

OFF THE COAST OF SOCOTRA, Yemen (NNS) — In coordination with the European Union Naval Force and the Turkish-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, which is a part of the Combined Maritime Forces, the U.S. Navy provided assistance to an Iranian fishing vessel after a reported piracy attack Oct. 24, south of Socotra, Yemen. The [...]

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USS Ashland Assists Distressed Mariners in Pacific Ocean

PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) — The Sasebo-based amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) rendered assistance to two distressed mariners, Oct. 25, whose sailboat had strayed well off its original course. The mariners, Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava, both from Honolulu, and their two dogs had set sail from Hawaii to Tahiti this spring. They [...]

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USS Wasp and USS Oak Hill Redeployed Following Hurricane Relief Support

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (NNS) — As part of the broader planning effort to transition from hurricane response to hurricane recovery, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Defense have assessed the need for continuing the use of certain support assets currently assigned to the territories. Together, they have determined, in consultation with Puerto [...]

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Mogadishu Hotel Blast Kills 13 Somalis, Wounds More Than 16

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A suicide car bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital on Saturday, killing at least 13 people and wounding more than 16, while gunfire could be heard inside, police said. A second blast was heard in the area minutes later. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the gunfire was heard inside the [...]

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