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 October 22, 2014

News: Northrop challenges 3DELRR contract award - Northrop Grumman has formally issued a protest against the US Air Force’s decision to award its next-generation ground based radar to competitor Raytheon.   Business: Defense firms prefer GOP, but spread campaign cash between political parties - For every campaign contribution from a major arms manufacturer to a Republican candidate...
 
 

News Briefs October 22, 2014

Military converges on scene of Kansas jet crash Military personnel are investigating at the site in southeast Kansas where an Oklahoma Air National Guard fighter jet crashed after a midair collision with another one during a training exercise. The F-16 crashed Oct. 20 in a pasture about three miles northeast of Moline, an Elk County...
 
 
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Upgrades ‘new normal’ for armor in uncertain budget environment

Courtesy photograph The current Paladin is severely under-powered and overweight so its speed of cross-country mobility is pretty restricted. The Paladin Integrated Management program is designed to address a number of these we...
 

 

ISR: A critical capability for 21st century warfare

The progressive adaptations and breakthroughs made in the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance arena have changed the way wars are fought, and the way commanders think about the battlespace. “Whether we have airmen exploiting full motion video data or serving downrange in the (Central Command) area of responsibility, these individuals make up an enterprise of 30,000...
 
 

Lockheed Martin teams with Roketsan of Turkey on new standoff missile for F-35

Roketsan and Lockheed Martin signed a teaming agreement Oct. 22 for collaboration on the SOM-J, a new generation air-to-surface Standoff Cruise Missile for the F-35 Lightning II. The SOM system is an autonomous, long-range, low-observable, all-weather, precision air-to-surface cruise missile. The SOM-J variant is tailored for internal carriage on the F-35 aircraft. The companies will...
 
 

Army Operating Concept expands definition of combined arms

The Army Operating Concept, published Oct. 7, expands the idea of joint combined-arms operations to include intergovernmental and special operations capabilities, said Gen. Herbert R. McMaster Jr. The new concept includes prevention and shaping operations at the strategic level across domains that include maritime, air, space and cyberspace, he said. It’s a “shift in emphasis,”...
 




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