Defense

April 2, 2014

Our Armed Forces in action

A quick look back at service men and women at the beginning of this year:
 

Army photograph by Sgt. Eric Provost

Supporting Jalalabad’s police

U.S. Army Sgt. Juan Perez helps secure the Afghan National Police Headquarters in Jalalabad Feb. 3, 2014, while Security Force Advise and Assist Team Blue with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, meets with their counterparts inside and introduces them to the advisors with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. Perez hails from Palmdale, Calif., and serves as a guardian angel with 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment.
 

Navy photograph by PO1 R.J. Stratchko

Bataan Amphibious Group, 2014 deployment

Cryptologic Technician (Collection) Seaman Allen Stevenson, from Warrenton, Va., loads anti-ship missile defense chaff rounds in the decoy launcher system as Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Richard Dinio, from Lancaster, Calif., observes aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability and theater security cooperation efforts.
 

Marine Corps photograph by Pfc. Carson Gramley

2014 Marine Corps Trials shooting competition

Cpl. Joshua Lopez, from Lancaster, Calif., with Wounded Warrior Battalion East, aims downrange during the air rifle shooting competition at the Marine Corps Trials aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 10, 2014. The Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment enables wounded, ill, or injured Marines to focus on their abilities and to find new avenues to thrive. The fourth annual Marine Corps Trials is being held at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 4-12. Athletes will compete in archery, cycling, shooting, swimming, track, field, sitting volleyball, and wheelchair basketball.
 

Navy photograph by PO3 Erin Devenberg

Navy Misawa sailors participate in career day

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Itza Lara, originally from Hidalgo, Texas, and Master-at-Arms Seaman Apprentice Jake Lopez, a native of Lancaster, Calif., demonstrate baton strike safety during a Sollars Elementary School Career Day Fair on board Misawa Air Base, March 28, 2014. The school conducted the career day so students could learn about the basic aspects of numerous military career fields.
 

Marine Corps photograph by 1st Lt. James Stenger

U.S. Marine, Ghanaian sailors conduct boat maintenance

Lance Cpl. Tyler Jackson, a small-boat mechanic with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14.1, uses his digital technical manual to aid in troubleshooting a problem with a small-boat engine in Takoradi, Ghana, March 17. Jackson, a Lancaster, Calif., native, was responsible for creating classroom instructions and practical application courses designed to teach the Ghanaian sailors the best common practices to fix the engines on their fleet of boats. Established in 2011, the task force is charged with supporting U.S. Africa Command and Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa’s theater security cooperation requirements.




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Headlines July 23, 2014

News: Israel’s Iron Dome defense in line for tripled U.S. spending - Israel’s iron Dome missile defense system may end up getting triple the U.S. funding that the Defense Department sought for it in March. Ukraine asked U.S. for systems to counter Russian missiles - A month before the United States says a Russian missile likely brought...
 
 

News Briefs July 23, 2014

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,194 As of July 22, 2014, at least 2,194 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is three less than the Defense Department’s tally. At least...
 
 
Raytheon photograph

Raytheon completes key Air, Missile Defense Radar reviews

Raytheon photograph Partially-populated, full-sized Air and Missile Defense Radar array. Raytheon has completed two critical program reviews for the new Air and Missile Defense Radar, the U.S. Navy’s next generation integ...
 

 
Insitu photograph

Insitu demonstrates long endurance capabilities of Integrator unmanned aircraft

Insitu photograph Insitu’s Integrator unmanned aircraft recovers via SkyHook; the aircraft recently completed a 24-hour endurance flight. Insitu announced July 22 the successful 24-hour flight of its Integrator unmanned a...
 
 

NASA partners punctuate summer with spacecraft development advances

Spacecraft and rocket development is on pace this summer for NASA’s aerospace industry partners for the agency’s Commercial Crew Program as they progress through systems testing, review boards and quarterly sessions under their† Space Act Agreements with the agency. NASA engineers and specialists continue their review of the progress as the agency and partners move...
 
 

U.S. Navy selects Northrop Grumman for ship self-defense system

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman a $12 million task order for a full range of engineering services to continue modernizing the Ship Self-Defense System Mark 2. The contract has a potential value of $61 million over five years, if all options are exercised. SSDS MK2 is a combat system designed for anti-air defense...
 




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