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13 June 2011 Military News

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  • DOD Aims to Streamline Foreign Military Sales Program AFPS 13 Jun 2011 -- The Defense Department is streamlining the way it administers the foreign military sales program, including testing a concept to get pre-approvals for requests for high-demand technologies such as unmanned aerial systems, the director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said June 10.
  • Communications Marines train before pre-deployment exercises USMC News 13 Jun 2011 -- Marines are known to always strive for excellence and to do that requires constant training even in their off-time.
  • Edson Range breaks ground for new facilities USMC News 13 Jun 2011 -- The Weapons and Field Training Battalion held a ground breaking ceremony June 7 that revealed the beginning of several military construction projects at Edson Range, WFTBn, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
  • IKE Completes Planned Incremental Availability, Conducts Fast Cruise NNS 13 Jun 2011 -- USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (IKE) completed a fast cruise June 10, after completing a nine-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) period at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Va.
  • Wadsworth Finds New Life in Polish Navy NNS 13 Jun 2011 -- A decommissioned U.S. Navy ship is participating in Baltic Operations 2011, through June 17, as part of the Polish navy.
  • USS Boone, USS Thach Conduct Exercises with Chilean Sub NNS 13 Jun 2011 -- Guided-missile frigates USS Boone (FFG 28) and USS Thach (FFG 43), completed a series of exercises with Chilean navy submarine Carrera (SS-22), June 10.
  • Contract Awarded for New Facilities Aboard Joint Base Charleston NNS 13 Jun 2011 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded an $11.6 million contract, June 3, to Sauer, Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla. for the design and construction of engineering, operations and readiness center facilities at Joint Base Charleston (JB CHS), S.C.
  • USS Boone, USS Thach Arrive in Talcahuano NNS 13 Jun 2011 -- Guided-missile frigates USS Boone (FFG 28) and USS Thach (FFG 43) arrived in Talcahuano, Chile, during their six-month deployment in support of Southern Seas 2011, June 10.
  • Multinational Minesweepers Train Together in Baltic Operations 2011 NNS 13 Jun 2011 -- Twelve minesweeping vessels representing five different Baltic nations and accompanied by the USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), completed a series of close maneuvers, June 12, during Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2011.
  • NAVFAC Awards $17 Million Navy Anti-terrorism Contract NNS 13 Jun 2011 -- Specialty Center Acquisitions, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (SCAN) awarded a maximum amount $17.4 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract June 1 to Integrity Consulting Engineering & Security Solutions, LLC, Frederick, Md.
  • Continuing Promise 2011 Completes Mission in Colombia NNS 13 Jun 2011 -- Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) and Continuing Promise 2011 (CP11) departed Tumaco, Colombia, June 12, after providing ten days of humanitarian civic assistance.
  • Canadian Pacific Partnership Contingent Departs USS Cleveland NNS 13 Jun 2011 -- The Canadian contingent aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD7), the flagship for Pacific Partnership 2011, departed the ship after completing their mission in Tonga, Vanuatu, and Papua New Guinea, June 13.
  • U.S. Navy, Multinational Partners Host Demonstration During Sea Breeze 2011 NNS 13 Jun 2011 -- Multinational partners hosted a joint land component demonstration for local media during exercise Sea Breeze 2011, June 11.
  • U.S. Marines Host Multinational Training NNS 13 Jun 2011 -- More than 30 non-commissioned officers (NCO) from Macedonia, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, and the U.S. attended a two-day leadership development training course in Shirokilan, Ukraine, June 10.
  • Baltic Operations 2011 Transitions to Tactical Phase NNS 13 Jun 2011 -- After a series of training events, the ship and air asset of Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2011 are transitioning to the tactical phase of the exercise, June 11.
  • Airmen participate in first ICRT training AFNS 13 Jun 2011 -- Airmen participating in the 2011 Medical Training Exercise in Central and Eastern Europe conducted the Aerospace School of Medicine's Initial Contingency Response Team training scenarios at the Krivolak army training area here June 10.
  • Academy hits switch on solar array AFNS 13 Jun 2011 -- Officials with the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs Utilities and SunPower Corp. flipped a switch signifying the official dedication of the Academy's 6-megawatt solar array in a ceremony June 13.
  • Afghan officer shares first-hand knowledge at Fort Hood Army News 13 Jun 2011 -- Leaders of the 57th Signal Battalion, 3rd Signal Brigade, soon to be deploying in phases to Afghanistan, had the opportunity to talk with an officer in the Afghan army June 3, 2011, at the III Corps Headquarters.
  • Advancements made at Arlington cemetery in wake of investigation Army News 13 Jun 2011 -- Just one year after an investigation directed by Secretary of the Army John McHugh reported breakdowns in accountability and record-keeping at Arlington National Cemetery, the new management team there has released a list of achievements that have strengthened the cemetery's management and oversight.
  • Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 simulates firing range Army News 13 Jun 2011 -- In today's society of video games and virtual reality, it is not surprising that the U.S. Army would incorporate this technology to train the next generation of Soldiers.
  • Contract battalion stands up Army News 13 Jun 2011 -- The 904th Contingency Contracting Battalion uncased its colors at Brooks Field on Fort Knox Tuesday in a ceremony to stand up the unit in its new home.
  • US, Indonesia partner for Exercise Garuda Shield 2011 Army News 13 Jun 2011 -- Hundreds of U.S. and Indonesian Soldiers gathered to participate in the opening ceremony of an annual bilateral exercise, today, at the Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI-Indonesian Armed Forces) Engineer Training Center of Army Education and Training Command, Pusdikzi.
  • Final units depart Fort Knox Armor School Army News 13 Jun 2011 -- The weather seemed to be adding its own commentary Friday morning to the Fort Knox ceremony that marked the departure of the Armor School and its remaining armor units -- the 194th Armored Brigade and the 316th Cavalry Brigade -- which will join the other armor elements that have already moved to Fort Benning, Ga.
  • MOD's Major Projects Review Board stands up UK MOD 13 Jun 2011 -- The Ministry of Defence's Major Projects Review Board, designed to scrutinise and hold to account some of the Department's most expensive projects, has met for the first time today, 13 June 2011.
  • Iran successfully tests domestic air defense missiles RIA Novosti 13 Jun 2011 -- Iran has successfully tested on Sunday two domestically built air defense missiles, Xinhua said citing Iranian army commander.
  • Iraqi air force leaders attend conference at Balad Army News 13 Jun 2011 -- Three Iraqi air force air staff generals and five representatives from different bases visited June 8 and 9 here to experience a U.S. Air Force base.

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