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Joint Anti-Submarine Exercise Conducted by France, Australia, US in C5F

ARABIAN SEA (NNS) — Maritime forces from France, Australia and the United States participated in Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Readiness and Evaluation Measurement (SHAREM) 195 exercise in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 14-18. Participating ships included French navy F70AA-class air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614), and Royal Australian navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155), guided-missile destroyers [...]

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Secretary of the Navy Visits Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) — Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer met with leadership, visited ships, and spoke to service members on board Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Dec. 19. Spencer began his visit by meeting with Vice Adm. James Malloy, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, before [...]

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CNO Holds Video Teleconference with Chinese Counterpart

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson held a video teleconference (VTC) with Vice Adm. Shen Jinlong, People’s Liberation Army (Navy) Commander, Dec. 18. The two leaders exchanged views on Navy-to-Navy and bilateral military relations and expressed the importance of high-level communication. Speaking from the Pentagon, Richardson emphasized the United States [...]

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Kearsarge Departs for Deployment

NORFOLK (NNS) — Sailors and Marines attached to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and components of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) deployed Dec. 17. Kearsarge is the flagship of the Kearsarge amphibious ready group, which consists of Amphibious Squadron 6, the 22nd MEU, the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington [...]

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Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Returns to Norfolk After Completing Mission in South, Central America

NORFOLK (NNS) — U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) pulled into Naval Station Norfolk, Dec. 18, after completing its deployment to South and Central America in support of Enduring Promise. Comfort’s return to Norfolk signifies the conclusion of an 11-week medical support mission to the region as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise [...]

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Start of US Air Force’s light-attack plane competition pushed back until next year

However, the Pentagon’s top-line budget is still uncertain. Defense Department budget officials had geared up for a $733 billion budget in FY20, only to have President Donald Trump call for a cut to $700 billion. Now, it appears that number is growing after intervention from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and congressional hawks, and could be [...]

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Wright-Patterson active shooter: Air Force gives tips to stay safe

Active shooter situations have occurred at schools, concert venues, businesses and on military installations in the past few years.  The U.S. Air Force prepares for active shooter scenarios with annual exercises and protocols. The Air Force defines an active shooter as an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in populated areas, [...]

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Air Force Handbook 1, Enlisted Study Guide podcast now available

By Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs / Published December 19, 2018 To help Airmen prepare for their upcoming promotion exams, a no-cost audio version of the Air Force Handbook 1 Enlisted Study Guide is now available across a variety of online platforms. Users can listen to or download the enlisted promotion study guide [...]

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US Army awards MPF prototype contracts to BAE Systems and GD

BAE Systems’ MPF solution for the Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT). Credit: BAE Systems. The US Army Contracting Command has awarded development contracts to BAE Systems Land Armaments and General Dynamics (GD) Land Systems for the Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF). The MPF programme is designed to provide a mobile, protected, direct, offensive fire capability across [...]

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Black Hawk helicopter pilot interns with Army researchers

1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Researchers from the RDECOM Research Laboratory, the Army’s Corporate Research Laboratory (ARL), recently partnered with Texas AM University to work on artificial intelligence and machine learning as applied to material informatics (and genome). 1st Lt. Levi McClenny, a doctoral candidate in the university’s Department of Electrical [...]

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