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Top Stories 2020: Marine Corps Operations – USNI News

“,”sameAs”:[]}]} Collapse Donate Cart0 Join or Login Collapse Donate Cart0 Join or Login Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Austin McBain, a fire support specialist with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Information Group, monitors a radio during exercise Summer Fury 20 in Yuma, Ariz., on July 14, 2020. US Marine Corps [...]

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US military reports 10 coronavirus cases in South Korea, two in Japan over holiday weekend

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. Holiday gatherings may be to blame for two new coronavirus cases on Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, according to the base Facebook page on [...]

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U.S. military to keep two larger Afghan bases after drawdown to 2,500

By Phil Stewart 3 Min Read WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon has approved drawdown plans in Afghanistan that will still keep two larger bases in the country as officials carry out President Donald Trump’s orders to slash troop levels to 2,500 by Jan. 15, the top U.S. general said on Wednesday. Trump’s post-election decision last [...]

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Survey: Despite interest in commercial satcom, US military favors legacy systems

WASHINGTON — A survey of military organizations reveals that many don’t have access to modern technologies to communicate and share data despite growing availability of commercial satellite services.  Participants said the Defense Department and the U.S. armed forces are not taking advantage of increasingly more capable and cheaper commercial satellite communications services. Agencies are aware [...]

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US Navy Strike Force Arrives off Somalia for Troop Withdrawal

USS Makin Island conducts air operations off Somalia (USN) By The Maritime Executive 12-22-2020 10:10:00 Two weeks after President Donald Trump ordered the removal of most U.S. troops from Somalia, the U.S. Navy has amassed a strike force off the Horn of Africa to provide cover and logistics support for the transition. The American military [...]

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The US Navy Says Santa and His Elves ‘Were Born into’ One of its Most Exclusive Clubs

Read the original article on Business Insider. Among Santa Claus’ many accolades is membership in one of the U.S. Navy’s exclusive orders, a Navy command said on Twitter on Wednesday. “Santa and his elves were born into the Order of the Blue Nose,” Navy Region Mid-Atlantic tweeted. The command, which coordinates shore-based naval personnel and shore activities in [...]

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Top Stories 2020: US Navy Acquisition – USNI News

“,”sameAs”:[]}]} Collapse Donate Cart0 Join or Login Collapse Donate Cart0 Join or Login Attack boat Vermont (SSN-792) float-off on March 29, 2019. General Dynamics Electric Boats Photo This post is part of a series of stories looking back at the top naval news from 2020. 2020 may be among the most consequential years for Navy acquisition [...]

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Duterte threatens to end US military pact if no vaccines

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened the U.S. that the Philippines will end a key military agreement if millions of vaccines against COVID-19 are not delivered. Facing strong domestic criticism over procurement delays, Duterte has tried to turn the Visiting Forces Agreement into a bargaining chip to secure COVID-19 vaccines from the U.S. “If [...]

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Pandemic Won’t Sideline Santa Claus, US Military Confirms

DENVER – The U.S. military Thursday was tracking an elderly man with a white beard and a large belly who goes by the name of Saint Nicholas. There’s no reason for alarm though, Air Force General Glen D. VanHerck said. In fact, this is a Christmas tradition now in its 65th year. The North American [...]

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Life after refuge: dreams of joining U.S. military – The San Diego Union

Patrick is no stranger to waiting. After fleeing with his younger brother from the Democratic Republic of Congo when he was 13, Patrick waited for five years in Uganda to be processed for resettlement in the United States. Now 20, he’s living in National City and waiting again — this time to convert his refugee [...]

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