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17 June 2011 Military News

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  • 332nd ECES Airmen save State Dept. $175 million AFNS 17 Jun 2011 -- Last February, Department of State officials gave 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen a unique mission to prepare 3,500 containerized housing units for relocation throughout Iraq.
  • Army Announces Site for National Museum AFPS 17 Jun 2011 -- Army officials announced today that the North Post of Fort Belvoir, Va., will be the site of the National Museum of the U.S. Army, scheduled to open in June 2015.
  • Heavy metal vehicles roll out for Soldiers clearing combat environments Army News 17 Jun 2011 -- Two vehicles used by multiple units in the military to assist in clearing routes and marking improvised explosive devices have made their way here to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Special Troops Battalion (2/1 STB).
  • DoD News: Army Announces Site for National Museum DoD 17 Jun 2011 -- The Army announced today that the North Post of Fort Belvoir, Va., will be the site of the National Museum of the U.S. Army (NMUSA), scheduled to open in June 2015.
  • No Evidence of Chemical Threat at US Military Base in S. Korea VOA 17 Jun 2011 -- U.S. officials say they are optimistic a joint investigation underway with the South Korean government will conclude that there are no present environmental dangers from the alleged burial, decades ago, of toxic chemicals on a American military base in the country.
  • NAVFAC Southwest Awards Contract for Joint Strike Fighter Hangar Construction NNS 17 Jun 2011 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest awarded a $155.87 million to build joint strike fighter (JSF) hangars aboard Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, Ariz., June 9.
  • NEXCOM Supports MWR with $48.4 Million NNS 17 Jun 2011 -- The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) released its Fiscal Year 2010 audited financial report June 17, reflecting a $48.4 million contribution to Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR).
  • CNO Addresses STEM Forum, Cites Advances, Need for Continued Effort NNS 17 Jun 2011 -- The Chief of Naval Operations addressed attendees of the Office of Naval Research's (ONR) Naval Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Forum June 16, the last day of the two-day conference held in Alexandria, Va.
  • RIVRON 3 Conducts Live-Fire Training NNS 17 Jun 2011 -- Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3 Sailors conducted category IV live-fire training on the Salt River aboard Fort Knox, Ky., June 6-11.
  • Mesa Verde Sailors Enjoy Liberty in Greece NNS 17 Jun 2011 -- Sailors and Marines from USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) took advantage of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sponsored tours during their port visit to Souda Bay, Greece, June 6-14.
  • USS Boone, USS Thach Depart Talcahuano, Chile NNS 17 Jun 2011 -- Guided-missile frigates, USS Boone (FFG 28) and USS Thach (FFG 43), departed Talcahuano, Chile, after spending five days participating in events with the Chilean navy, June 16.
  • Truxtun Departs Israel after Port Visit NNS 17 Jun 2011 -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) departed Haifa, Israel, after a successful port visit, June 16.
  • Navy Joins Southeast Asian Partners in Exercise SEACAT 2011 NNS 17 Jun 2011 -- The 10th annual Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) maritime security exercise began June 15, as liaison officers from the U.S., Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand began training to track simulated contacts of interest at sea.
  • USS Barry Holds Change of Command in Italy NNS 17 Jun 2011 -- A change of command ceremony was held aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) while in port Gaeta, Italy, June 14.
  • 7th Fleet Expands Partnership with Indonesian Navy NNS 17 Jun 2011 -- Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet said, June 17, the U.S. Navy will expand its 'strong and growing' friendship with the Indonesian Navy.
  • Multinational Navies Partner During Sea Breeze 2011 NNS 17 Jun 2011 -- Sailors from multinational navies participated in several training evolutions during a maritime joint operations evolution aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), as part of exercise Sea Breeze 2011, June 15.
  • Indian Island Improves Munitions Moving Process NNS 17 Jun 2011 -- Naval Magazine Indian Island is playing a key role in the two-week, joint-military exercise, TURBO CADS 2011, in conjunction with the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) through June 20.
  • 7th Communication Bn. enhances MOS proficiency USMC News 17 Jun 2011 -- More than 230 Marines from 7th Communication Battalion deployed to Landing Zone Dodo here to conduct a field training exercise June 6.
  • Marines depart for artillery training USMC News 17 Jun 2011 -- More than 450 Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, departed from Okinawa to East Fuji in mainland Japan to take part in the Artillery Relocation Training Program 11-1 June 13.
  • Marines, Thai military conclude training USMC News 17 Jun 2011 -- Marines and sailors with Special Operations Training Group and Military Police Support Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF, along with nearly 150 personnel from the Thai military and police forces and delegates from nearly 30 countries around the world gathered to observe a demonstration at the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar 2011 in Chonburi, Kingdom of Thailand, June 8.
  • Marines, sailors finish training with Indonesian Korps Marinir USMC News 17 Jun 2011 -- Marines and sailors of Landing Force Company concluded training with Indonesian Marines at the Antra Lina training area, Indonesia, June 1, as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2011.
  • Russia signs $1.7 bln deal for 2 French warships RIA Novosti 17 Jun 2011 -- Russia and France signed on Friday a $1.7 billion (1.2 bln euro) contract on two French-built Mistral class amphibious assault ships for the Russian Navy.
  • Defense Ministry denies reports on new Spratly Islands deployment CNA 17 Jun 2011 -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Friday that it has no plans to increase its military deployment on several islands in the South China Sea, despite recent increasing tension in the area.
  • Travel agents urged not to take Chinese tourists to military bases CNA 17 Jun 2011 -- Local travel agencies should refrain from taking Chinese tour groups to military bases or barracks around Taiwan, the Air Force Command Headquarters said in a statement Friday.
  • India to gift Howitzers and computers to Bangladesh IRNA 17 Jun 2011 -- India's Army Chief Gen V K Singh will gift howitzers and modern computers to Bangladesh during his five-day visit to Dhaka staring on Sunday.
  • Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 6/17/2011 The White House 17 Jun 2011

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