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 August 28, 2015

Business: Rafale, Mistral on agenda for Le Drian in Malaysia, India – French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is due to visit Malaysia Aug. 30, with talks expected to cover the Rafale fighter jet and Mistral helicopter carrier, website La Tribune reported. U.S. Army to choose new landing craft next year – In line with the Pentagon’s...
 
 

News Briefs August 28, 2015

Boeing plans to lay off some Southern California workers Boeing has announced that it plans to lay off employees at its Southern California-based satellite division. The Los Angeles Times reports that the aerospace giant said Aug. 25 that it will lay off as many as several hundred employees at the El Segundo factory. Boeing says...
 
 

Special tactics Airmen killed in hostile incident

Two special tactics airmen, who were deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, were killed near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, Aug. 26. Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, and SSgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, were at a vehicle checkpoint when two individuals wearing Afghan National Defense and Security Forces uniforms opened fire on them. NATO service members...
 

 

Hurricane Hunters to fly Tropical Storm Erika

The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters are operating out of Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., flying their state-of-the-art WC-130J Super Hercules into Tropical Storm Erika in support of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flew four missions into the tropical storm from their deployed location at St. Croix in the...
 
 
LM-MUOS

U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin ready to launch MUOS-4 Aug. 31

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the fourth Mobile User Objective System secure communications satellite, MUOS-4, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Aug. 31 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V...
 
 

Pentagon probing alleged distorting of war intelligence

The Pentagon’s inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said Aug. 26. The official was not authorized to discuss the probe publicly and so spoke on condition of anonymity. The investigation was...
 




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