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Wed
09
May

Chammal : déploiement de la frégate Chevalier Paul en Méditerranée orientale

Source : État-major des Armées — Paris, le 9 mai 2018.

La frégate de défense aérienne Chevalier Paul a appareillé de Toulon le 18 avril pour rejoindre la Méditerranée orientale et être intégrée à l’opération Chammal.  Ce type de déploiement s’inscrit dans le cadre de la mission « connaissance et anticipation » confiée aux forces armées.

Tue
08
May

NATO-Allied Command Transformation Farewells Davidson, Welcomes New U.S. Fleet Forces Commander

From Allied Command Transformation Public Affairs — (NNS) — Norfolk, Virginia.

French Air Force Gen. Denis Mercier, SACT, said farewell to Commander, USFF, U.S. Navy Adm. Phil Davidson following a change of command ceremony held aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in Norfolk on May 4. 

Mon
07
May

USS Theodore Roosevelt Completes 7-Month Deployment

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Corona — (NNS) — San Diego, California.

Approximately 5,000 Sailors and Marines embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) returned to their homeport of Naval Air Station North Island, May 7, after a successful seven-month deployment.

Wed
02
May

Investments Focus on More Lethal Force, Navy Secretary Says

By Lisa Ferdinando — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. — May 2, 2018.

“As directed by the 2018 National Defense Strategy, we're building a model of a more lethal, resilient and agile force, capable of deterring and defeating any enemy in this age of, as we know it, renewed power competition…

Thu
26
Apr

U.S., Thailand Commence Guardian Sea Exercise

Logistics Group Western Pacific — Andaman Sea — April 26, 2018.

The five-day antisubmarine and maritime domain awareness exercise will involve cooperative evolutions designed to enhance mutual capabilities in antisubmarine warfare while also improving information sharing between the two navies.

Thu
19
Apr

John C. Stennis Completes TSTA / FEP

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cole C. Pielop — Pacific Ocean — April 19, 2018.

TSTA focuses primarily on damage control, medical, engineering and combat systems casualties inside of the ship, as well as seamanship, navigation, anchoring and small boat operations; while FEP focuses on the ship's overall competency during deployment.

Wed
18
Apr

DoD Officials: Local Forces in Libya, Syria Gain Ground Against ISIL

By Cheryl Pellerin — (DOD News) — August 12, 2016.

Local forces engaged in tough fighting in Libya and Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are gaining ground against the terrorist army, a Defense Department spokesman said today.

Wed
18
Apr

Le Jean de Vienne escorte des unités alliées dans le détroit de Bab El Mandeb

Source : État-major des Armées — Paris, le 18 avril 2018.

Déployé en océan Indien depuis le 23 février 2018, le Jean de Vienne a été sollicité début avril pour escorter deux convois de bâtiments militaires américains et anglais devant franchir le détroit de Bab El-Mandeb, situé entre Djibouti et le Yémen.

Mon
16
Apr

The Navy’s Incredible Shrinking Drone

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By Mark Thompson — April 16, 2018 — Center for Defense Information at POGO

The tale of the MQ-25 Stingray tells us a lot about risk ... It illuminates the basic challenge of military technology: leapfrog everybody else, with all the risk that entails? Or take the easier path, and risk being left behind? 

Wed
11
Apr

Special Operations Leaders Update Senators on Efforts

By Terri Moon Cronk  (DoD News) — April 11, 2018

U.S. special operations forces are relevant to all the nation’s security priorities, the vice commander of U.S. Special Operations Command told a Senate Armed Services Committee panel today.

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