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21 May 2012 Military News

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  • Remarks by Secretary of Defense Panetta and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Shinseki at the James Lovell Federal Health Care Center DoD 21 Apr 2012 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki
  • 26th MEU practices underwater egress USMC News 21 May 2012
  • Navy Welcomes USS San Diego to the Fleet NNS 21 May 2012 -- The U.S. Navy commissioned the latest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during a ceremony in San Diego, May 19.
  • Mass Casualty Drill Brings Phoenix Express 2 Shore Training to a Close NNS 21 May 2012 -- Service members from Algeria, Greece, Morocco, Turkey and the U.S. teamed up aboard guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) to conduct a mass casualty drill in support of Exercise Phoenix Express 2012 (PE12) in Souda Bay, Crete, May 18.
  • USS Carl Vinson Strike Group Returns to San Diego May 23 NNS 21 May 2012 -- Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), and guided missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) are scheduled to return to their homeport of San Diego, May 23.
  • UNITAS Pacific 53-12 Participants Prepare for Advanced Phase NNS 21 May 2012 -- Commanding officers of the Chilean, Colombian, Mexican, Peruvian and U.S. Navy ships participating in UNITAS Pacific (PAC) gathered aboard Peruvian frigate Mariategui (FM 54) for a mid-exercise brief, May 19.
  • Experts meet to discuss COIN manual revision Army News 21 May 2012 -- More than 200 military practitioners and civilian counterinsurgency theorists, academicians, and representatives from civilian research institutions met at Fort Leavenworth May 8-11 to provide input to the Counterinsurgency Center's revision of the Army/Marine Corps counterinsurgency manual.
  • Navy Secretary Hosts USS Hudner Naming Ceremony DoD 21 May 2012-- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will host a ship naming ceremony in honor of the USS Thomas Hudner on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at 11 a.m. EDT on board the USS Constitution at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, Mass.
  • Electronic Health Record Milestone DoD 21 May 2012 -- Today, Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced a milestone in the Integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR) effort: in 2014, initial capabilities of iEHR will be rolled out at two test sites
  • Rotational Deployments to Boost U.S. Asia-Pacific Presence AFPS 21 May 2012 -- Welcoming new Marine rotational deployments in Australia and Navy rotations planned for Singapore, the top U.S. Pacific Command officer said he'll seek similar arrangements, possibly to include the Army, that expand U.S. presence in the region without the need for more permanently based forces.
  • U.S. Held 5 Inspections of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces - SMF Commander RIA Novosti 21 May 2012 -- U.S. military inspectors have conducted five inspections of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) arsenal over the last six months as part of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START-3), SMF Commander Lt. Gen. Sergei Karakayev said on Monday.
  • Putin Maintains Control over Government (WRAP) RIA Novosti 21 May 2012 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin looks set to dominate the country’s new government after the appointment of loyalists to key cabinet posts on Monday, in a move that raises questions over the role of new Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
  • NATO Commits to Leaner, More Effective Command VOA 21 May 2012 -- In addition to pledging an 'irreversible transition' in Afghanistan, NATO's 28 partner nations agreed at their Chicago summit on steps to ensure the alliance's viability, and its ability to respond effectively to future threats and challenges in tight economic times.
  • NATO leaders meet with partners in Chicago NATO 21 May 2012 -- NATO Allies welcomed in Chicago leaders from partner countries from across the globe in different partnership meetings and thanked them for the contributions they make to the work of the Alliance.
  • NATO Chicago summit meets its goals NATO 21 May 2012 -- NATO leaders concluded a decisive summit in Chicago on 21 May, taking key decisions on the Alliance’s future engagement in Afghanistan, military capabilities and worldwide partnerships.
  • Clinton Affirms NATO Open-door Membership Policy AFPS 21 May 2012 -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said at NATO's summit in Chicago today that member nations are committed to the organization's open-door membership policy, which she called a 'powerful motivation' for countries wishing to join the alliance.
  • NATO Secretary General Terms Summit a Success AFPS 21 May 2012 -- Heads of state and government, their foreign and defense ministers and others who gathered in Chicago have accomplished what they set out to do, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said today.
  • NATO Unveils 'Working' European Missile Shield At Chicago Summit RFE/RL 21 May 2012 -- NATO has announced that its long-planned European missile shield is up and running, with a basic capability to shoot down incoming missiles.
  • Rasmussen Announces First Step of European Missile Defense RIA Novosti 21 May 2012 -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has announced the 'first step' of a European missile defense system at a NATO summit in Chicago.
  • Moscow Reiterates Missile Defense Threats RIA Novosti 21 May 2012 -- Moscow recapitulated its position on European missile defense Monday, saying it will reserve the right to retaliate unless it receives legal guarantees that a NATO missile defense will not be directed at it.
  • China set to build two aircraft carriers: Taiwanese official CNA 21 May 2012 -- China has plans to build two aircraft carriers in the coming years, with an estimated completion period of seven years, a Taiwanese security official said Monday.
  • Defects Spotted in Ukrainian Armored Vehicles for Iraq RIA Novosti 21 May 2012 -- Baghdad experts have discovered serious defects in the armored vehicles Ukraine has manufactured for Iraq, Ukraine's Segondya daily reported on Monday.
  • U.S. congress to continue pushing for advanced arms sales to Taiwan CNA 21 May 2012 -- The United States Congress will continue to push for sales of advanced weapons to Taiwan to meet its defense needs, a senior congresswoman pledged in Taipei Monday.
  • Japanese Boost Nuclear Submarine Reactor Disposal RIA Novosti 21 May 2012 -- Seventy reactors from decommissioned nuclear submarines are scheduled for disposal in Russia's Far Eastern Primorye Territory by 2020, the regional Legislative Assembly has reported.

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