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Fri
10
Mar

U.S.-Japanese Forces Train Together During ‘Forest Light’ Exercise

By Marine Corps Cpl. Kelsey Dornfeld III, Marine Expeditionary Force — (DoD News) — Camp Soumagahara — Japan March 10, 2017.

American Marine Corps and Japanese Ground SDF conducted aerial integration training using the Marines’ MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft and Japanese CH-47 Chinook helicopters in the Soumagahara training area.

Thu
02
Mar

Trump Calls for 12-Carrier Navy, Promises Rebuilt Military

By Jim Garamone — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. — March 2, 2017.

President Donald J. Trump today promised to rebuild the U.S. military and called for a 12-carrier Navy during a visit to the future USS Gerald R. Ford in Newport News, Virginia, the first of its class and the first new carrier design since the Nimitz-class began.

Fri
24
Feb

Maritime Commanders Discuss Sea Service Priorities

By Karen Parrish — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. — February 24, 2017.

The senior officers of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard discussed topics including “great power” competition, people and equipment and media relations yesterday at the West 2017 Naval Conference in San Diego.

Thu
12
Jan

Southcom Commander Describes Complex Global Security Threats

By Amaani Lyle — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. — Januray 12, 2017.

A spectrum of state and nonstate actors across multiple regions and domains calls for a new way of harnessing the maritime domain, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said at the Surface Navy Association’s 29th National Symposium here today.

Thu
05
Jan

Deployments Bolster U.S. Presence in Western Pacific, Europe

By Karen Parrish — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. January 5, 2017.

Operational deployments will boost U.S. presence in the western Pacific and in Europe. 7,500 sailors will deploy and focus on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts and bilateral exercises.

Tue
01
Nov

Transcom Commander Looks at Current, Future Challenges

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By Karen Parrish — (DOD News) — Washington D.C. — November 1, 2016.

The United States has the world’s mightiest military, but it faces potent challenges. “We’re organized to combat geographically isolated problems… But our future conflicts will cross those regional boundaries. They’ll be transregional in nature.”

Tue
18
Oct

Admiral: Networked Threats Pose 'Significant Challenge' to Western Hemisphere

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By Lisa Ferdinando — (DOD News)Washington D.C. October 18, 2016.

In a discussion on maritime security at the CSIS, Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd mentioned networked threats in Latin America, beyond stopping drug trafficking, smuggling of weapons and other illicit goods, and human trafficking.

Tue
13
Sep

7th Fleet Promotes Peace, Security in Indo-Asia-Pacific Region

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By Lisa Ferdinando — (DOD News) — Yokosuka, Japan — September 13, 2016.

Forward-deployed to support security and stability in the vast Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the U.S. 7th Fleet is involved in a wide array of activities in this critically important part of the world.

Thu
25
Aug

U.S. Marines Dive into French Commando Course

By Sgt. Carlos Cruz Jr.MRF-Darwin ─ Quartier Gribeauval, New Caledonia ─ August 25, 2016.

French Armed Forces Nautical Commando Course at Quartier Gribeauval, is a part of AmeriCal 16, a bilateral training exercise designed to enhance mutual combat capabilities and improve relations with our partners.

 

Thu
25
Aug

Pentagon Spokesman Hails Liberation of Jarabulus, Condemns Kabul Attack

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By Lisa Ferdinando — (DOD News) — Washington D.C. — August 25, 2016.

The liberation of the northern Syrian city of Jarabulus is another important milestone in efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Syrian opposition forces supported by coalition air power and the Turkish military are now in control.

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