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Four COCOMS Join Forces to Test US Air Defense Capabilities

A B-1B Lancer will play the bad guy and try to penetrate U.S. airspace in a large force exercise that will bring together assets and players from four combatant commands, as well as North American Aerospace Defense Command and the Navy’s Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, U.S. Northern Command announced May 29. The command [...]

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US Air Force looks to up-gun its airlift planes

“In this case, munitions stacked upon wooden pallets, or Combat Expendable Platforms (CEPs), deployed via a roller system,” the Air Force Research Laboratory said in a May 27 release. “AFSOC aircrew released five CEPs rigged with six simulated munitions, the same mass as the actual weapons, including four Cargo Launch Expendable Air Vehicles with Extended [...]

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Updating our Air Force song to celebrate all of us

As a second-generation airman and an Air Force Academy graduate, I cherish our storied heritage and the sacrifices of all the trailblazers who made our academy and the Air Force what we are today. As the 21st Chief of Staff, I am also equally proud of today’s exceptional men and women that make us the [...]

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US Army Japan greenlights limited social gatherings; on-post dine-in options to begin Monday

Stars and Stripes is making stories on the coronavirus pandemic available free of charge. See other free reports here. Sign up for our daily coronavirus newsletter here. Please support our journalism with a subscription. TOKYO — Army posts in Japan have relaxed some restrictions imposed on service members to slow the spread of the coronavirus. [...]

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Pentagon orders Army to prepare military for Minneapolis protests: AP – Business Insider

The Pentagon ordered the Army to ready military police for deployment to Minneapolis amid riots incited by the death of George Floyd, a senior Pentagon official told The Associated Press. The protests demanding justice for Floyd turned violent on Thursday when rioters set the Minneapolis Third Police Precinct on fire near where Floyd was detained. [...]

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US Army Security Force Assistance Brigades deploying to Colombia – Business Insider

The Army’s 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade is heading to Colombia, marking the first time one of the new units meant to train and advise partner forces has been sent to the region. The deployment is part of the US’s Enhanced Counter-Narcotics Operations, but cocaine production is increasing in Colombia, and there’s doubt the operation [...]

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U.S. Coast Guard cutter seizes $6 million in smuggled marijuana

An Alameda-based U.S. Coast Guard cutter recently seized more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana valued at about $6 million off the Pacific coast of Central America, officials said. The Coast Guard Cutter James was alerted to a suspected smuggling vessel in international waters earlier this month. The James located and pursued the vessel, whose crew [...]

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Oxford Coast Guard station to remain open | National News

OXFORD — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, both D-Md., and Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md-1st, announced on Wednesday, May 28, that the Coast Guard will not continue with plans to close Station Oxford in fiscal year 2021. The statement from the lawmakers said they were notified of this decision on Tuesday, May 26. [...]

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US Coast Guard, US Navy and Royal Canadian Navy Strengthen Partnerships Through Strategic Plan

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) passes by a foreign-flagged fishing vessel during an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) boarding mission. The OMSI program is a Secretary of Defense program leveraging Department of Defense assets transiting the region to increase the Coast Guard’s maritime domain awareness, ultimately supporting its maritime law enforcement [...]

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Marine Corps to Shut Down, Cut Back 7 MOSs as the Force Prepares for Change

Marines in several jobs will need to move into new fields — or even other branches of the military — as the service begins its first phase of ending or curbing long-standing missions in a force-wide reorganization to take on new threats. The Marine Corps has released instructions to the more than 1,300 enlisted personnel [...]

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