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  • Report outlines ways for Army to improve security response Army News 10 Nov 2010 -- The Army must establish a policy for contract security guards in an "active shooter scenario," to clearly define their authority and responsibilities in a scenario such as the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, that left 13 dead and 31 wounded.
  • Fort Hood, Army review lessons learned from shooting Army News 10 Nov 2010 -- Just days after ceremonies marking the one-year anniversary of the Nov. 5 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, the Army released an internal review citing 79 recommendations to improve security Army-wide.
  • MSRON 5 Deploys to Central Command Area of Responsibility Navy NewsStand 10 Nov 2010 -- Approximately 280 U.S. Sailors from Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 5, augmented by Sailors from MSRON-3 and reserve squadron MSRON-9, deployed Nov. 8 to the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility.
  • Vigilant Shield '11 Introduces Navy Expertise to Air-Centric Operation Navy NewsStand 10 Nov 2010 -- Several federal, state and local agencies from across the United States and Canada participated in Vigilant Shield '11, Nov. 10.
  • USS Olympia Visits Yokosuka Navy NewsStand 10 Nov 2010 -- The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine, USS Olympia (SSN 717) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Nov. 5, for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific.
  • MCPON Sends 2010 Veterans Day Message Navy NewsStand 10 Nov 2010 -- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(SS/SW) Rick D. West released the following Veterans Day message Nov. 11:
  • Continuing Promise 2010, Iwo Jima Depart Haiti Post-Tomas Response Navy NewsStand 10 Nov 2010 -- The Continuing Promise 2010 – Partnership of the Americas mission, on board USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) was released from Hurricane Tomas relief efforts Nov. 9 by U.S. Southern Command after consultation with U.S. embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
  • Swift, Project Handclasp Deliver to Haiti Navy NewsStand 10 Nov 2010 -- High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) delivered a fully-equipped mobile medical clinic and 39 pallets of water filters to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Nov. 8, as the Project Handclasp portion of Southern Partnership Station 2011 kicked off.
  • Naval Hospital Brenerton Unveils New Breast Health Center Navy NewsStand 10 Nov 2010 -- Naval Hospital Bremerton celebrated the opening of its new Breast Health Center with a ribbon cutting Nov. 8.
  • NAVSTA Guantanamo Supports Readiness of HSV-2 Swift Navy NewsStand 10 Nov 2010 -- High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift visited Naval Station (NAVSTA) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to take on stores and fuel Nov. 8-9.
  • Targeted Clothing Allowance Closes Compensation Gap Navy NewsStand 10 Nov 2010 -- The Navy is making good on its commitment to fully and equally compensate Sailors for the purchase of a full complement of Navy Working Uniforms (NWU).
  • VR-56 Breaks Ground for New Hangar Navy NewsStand 10 Nov 2010 -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana took a major leap forward as ground was broken during a ceremony on Nov. 2, for a 61,000 square foot hangar to house Fleet Logistics Squadron (VR) 56.
  • Air traffic controllers ensure safe flow of aircraft AFNS 10 Nov 2010 -- Poorly-planned transportation systems can cause significant delays, which is evident from the millions of Americans facing deadlocked traffic on daily commutes. But there is no room for traffic delays when the vehicles include several facets of American air power.
  • Airmen assist with 18-ton humanitarian delivery AFNS 10 Nov 2010 -- Airmen from the 612th Air Base Squadron here and the 2nd Air Refueling Squadron from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., worked together with the U.S. Agency for International Development to ship humanitarian aid here Oct. 21 and 25.
  • Gates, Clinton Discuss Partnership, Afghanistan AFPS 10 Nov 2010 -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates discussed their cooperation with each other and answered questions about countering global terrorism in an interview broadcast last night.
  • Army, local first responders exercise terrorist drills Army News 10 Nov 2010 -- Two silhouetted figures stood perched atop the MBC television building here. Within seconds the Korean National Police Special Duty Team members swooped 10 floors to the ground and took positions giving them an unobstructed view of the terrorists and hostages inside.
  • Depot slowly releasing orders in LMP Army News 10 Nov 2010 -- The release of production orders for the vehicle and small arms maintenance shops have been slow to go this fiscal year, but leaders in Anniston Army Depot's Nichols Industrial Complex said they expected this to occur with the recent deployment of the Army's Logistics Moderation Program.
  • Bragg opens model Army Wellness Center Army News 10 Nov 2010 -- Chilly, misty weather didn't dampen the spirits of more than 150 people who attended the Nov. 5 opening of the Fort Bragg, N.C., Army Wellness Center.
  • 26th MEU Marines observe Marine Corps birthday, end of mission USMC News 10 Nov 2010 -- Marines across the Corps observe Nov. 10 as their birthday, whether in garrison or deployed to the far reaches of the globe. Marines with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit supporting flood relief operations in Pakistan had the rare opportunity to observe their birthday on the same day they observed a ceremony marking the end of their current mission.
  • Obama: ‘Strengthen Bond Between Nation, Warriors’ AFPS 10 Nov 2010 -- In proclaiming tomorrow’s Veterans Day holiday, President Barack Obama expressed hope that the observance would strengthen the bond between the American people and the men and women who defend them.
  • DoD News: Navy Commissions New Guided Missile Destroyer Jason Dunham DoD 10 Nov 2010-- The Navy will commission the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, Jason Dunham, during a 10 a.m. EST ceremony Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The new destroyer honors Cpl. Jason L. Dunham, the first Marine awarded the Medal of Honor for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • Amphibious forces learn lessons from Falkland Islands War USMC News 10 Nov 2010 -- The ability of Western powers to deploy forces rapidly has not come with out a price.
  • MWSS-272 Marines prepare for Afghanistan USMC News 10 Nov 2010 -- “Every Marine is a rifleman.”
  • NATO to systemize security threats of missile defense at NATO-Russia summit RIA Novosti 10 Nov 2010 -- NATO expects to systemize security threats of its missile defense during the NATO-Russia summit in Lisbon, NATO spokesman James Appathurai said on Wednesday.
  • Number of traumatized German troops hits record high IRNA 10 Nov 2010 -- The number of traumatized German soldiers returning from foreign military operations reached a record high, the daily Mitteldeutschen Zeitung reported in its Wednesday edition.
  • Russia signs $54-mln arms contract with Indonesia RIA Novosti 10 Nov 2010 -- Russia started the first day at an arms show in Jakarta with a contract on the delivery of munitions for Sukhoi-family fighters to Indonesia, worth $54 million, a senior defense official said on Wednesday.
  • U.S. govt. watchdog rejects appeal against Russian chopper deal RIA Novosti 10 Nov 2010 -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has rejected an appeal by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. demanding the suspension of a request for proposals (RFP) for Russian Mi-17 helicopters for Afghanistan.
  • Iran to carry out hot-fire test soon for S-300 missile IRNA 10 Nov 2010 -- Iran would soon carry out hot-fire test for its domestic-made long-range missiles including the S-300s, in a near future, said a senior military official on Wednesday.
  • Iran says ready to test domestic air defense system similar to S-300 RIA Novosti 10 Nov 2010 -- Iran is set to test-fire a domestically-designed air defense system similar to the Russian S-300 after Russia refused to fulfill a delivery contract, the IRNA news agency said on Wednesday.
  • MiG-27 aircraft of Indian Air Force crashes in Rajasthan IRNA 10 Nov 2010 -- A MiG-27 fighter plane of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Wednesday crashed near Jodhpur in Rajasthan state shortly after it took off for a routine sortie.
  • Pilot ejects as Indian MiG-27 crashes RIA Novosti 10 Nov 2010 -- An Indian air force MiG-27 ground attack aircraft crashed in Rajasthan, western India, on Wednesday according to the IANS news agency. The pilot ejected safely.
  • Russia tests engine for Indian fighter jet RIA Novosti 10 Nov 2010 -- Russia has started in-flight tests of an Indian domestically-designed gas turbine engine for an indigenous light fighter, state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Wednesday.
  • UK admirals call for rethink on navy cuts IRNA 10 Nov 2010 -- A group of former British navy chiefs Wednesday urged the government to reverse its decision to scrap the aircraft carrier Ark Royal and the fleet of Harrier jets, saying they were 'the most dangerous of the defence cuts'.
  • UK denies nuclear cooperation with France breaches NPT IRNA 10 Nov 2010 -- The British government has denied that last-week’s 50-year nuclear deal with France breaches the Non-proliferation Treaty.
  • President repeats call for fighter sale CNA 10 Nov 2010 -- President Ma Ying-jeou again urged Washington Wednesday to sell F-16 C/D fighters to Taiwan, calling the sale one of the most important issues in current Taiwan-U.S. ties.
  • Taiwan 'will not play deaf' if national security threatened: minister CNA 10 Nov 2010 -- The government will lodge a stern protest if surveillance facilities on Japan's Yonaguni Island threaten Taiwan's national security, Minister of Foreign Affairs Timothy C.T. Yang stressed Wednesday.

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