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16 August 2012 Military News

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  • Army Releases July Suicide Data DoD 16 Aug 2012 -- The Army released suicide data today for the month of July.
  • Donley praises Airmen, emphasizes standards at AFSA conference AFNS 16 Aug 2012 -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley addressed Airmen here Aug. 15 at the 2012 Air Force Sergeants Association Convention and Professional Airmen's Conference.
  • Ham Closes Southern Accord Praising U.S.-Botswana Partnership AFPS 16 Aug 2012 -- The commander of U.S. Africa Command closed one of the largest joint exercises ever conducted on the African continent here today, praising the Botswanan military as a capable partner and an important and positive influence throughout southern Africa.
  • Army, industry partner to solve network capability gaps Army News 16 Aug 2012 -- As the Army gears up to field its first integrated package of tactical communications equipment to deploying Soldiers, the service is already partnering with industry to enhance those technologies for the next capability set.
  • Contracting team supports Indonesian exercise Army News 16 Aug 2012 -- The annual multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 began June 18 at the Soepraoen Army Hospital in Malang, Indonesia.
  • NMCB 3 Transfers Authority to NMCB 1 in Rota, Spain NNS 16 Aug 2012 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3, homeported in Port Hueneme, Calif. transferred authority of Camp Mitchell and ongoing Seabee missions throughout Europe and Africa to NMCB 1, homeported in Gulfport, Miss., during a transfer of authority (TOA) ceremony held aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, Aug. 15.
  • O'Kane Sailors Offer Assistance to Porter NNS 16 Aug 2012 -- Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) are assisting the crew of guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) to recover from damage sustained in a collision with a large Japanese-owned merchant vessel near the Strait of Hormuz, Aug. 12.
  • U.S. Hypersonic Jet Waverider Lost over Pacific RIA Novosti 16 Aug 2012 -- The U.S. military's X-51A Waverider hypersonic jet has failed its Mach 6 test, the BBC quoted the U.S. Air Force as saying.
  • Annual PANAMAX Military Exercise Concludes NNS 16 Aug 2012 -- The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) officially concluded the annual 2012 PANAMAX exercise Aug. 16 at Naval Station Mayport, Fla.
  • DANTES Forges Way Ahead with Strategic Plan NNS 16 Aug 2012 -- The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) focused on the future of education in the Department of Defense (DoD) at a strategic planning offsite Aug. 13-15.
  • VFA-131 Holds Airborne Change Command NNS 16 Aug 2012 -- The 'Wildcats' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 held an airborne change of command ceremony in the skies above USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), Aug. 16.
  • Nimitz Traps 300,000th Plane on Flight Deck NNS 16 Aug 2012 -- Lt. Sergio Armas and Lt. Cmdr. Dan Boyer, attached to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129, landed their E/A-18G Growler on the number three arresting gear bringing the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) to a monumental 300,000 traps.
  • 15th MEU, Peleliu ARG set sail for CERTEX NNS 16 Aug 2012 -- After more than eight months of rigorous training in preparation for a deployment across the Western Pacific, the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group are beginning their final certification exercise (CERTEX) Aug 15.
  • Commader, NATO Task Force 508 Visits USS Taylor NNS 16 Aug 2012 -- The commander of NATO Task Force 508 visited guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) to thank the crew for their service and wish them a safe voyage home, Aug. 9.
  • Warfare Centers Collaborate Via Chat to Support Tomahawk Weapons System NNS 16 Aug 2012 -- Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, R.I., and Naval Surface Warfare Center Division, Port Hueneme, Calif., now use chat rooms to support the Tomahawk Weapons System for the Navy's submarine and surface fleet.
  • NAVFAC Southwest Awards $15 Million to Construct Fitness Area NNS 16 Aug 2012 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest awarded a $15.22 million task order Aug. 13 to T.B. Penick & Sons Inc. of San Diego to design and construct a multiuse operational fitness area at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) Twentynine Palms.
  • Pentagon Denies Reports of Russian Sub near U.S. RIA Novosti 16 Aug 2012 -- Pentagon denied on Thursday media reports that a Russian nuclear powered submarine cruised unnoticed for several weeks in the Gulf of Mexico near the shores of the United States.
  • Russian Mi-28 Helicopter Gunship Crashes RIA Novosti 16 Aug 2012 -- A Russian Army Mil Mi-28N, one of the force's newest machines, crashed on Thursday at its base in Mozdok, North Ossetia.
  • Indonesia, China to Sign Missile Production Agreement VOA 16 Aug 2012 -- Indonesia is holding talks with China to produce C-705 anti-ship missiles on the Indonesian island of Java as part of a bid to become more independent in manufacturing weapons. The deepening defense ties come as tensions brew over territorial disputes in the South China Sea between China and the Association of Southeast Asian nations [ASEAN].
  • HMS Echo returns from 19-month deployment UK MOD 16 Aug 2012 -- Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo has returned to her home port of Plymouth after a marathon 19-month deployment.
  • Ex-US Envoy: Egyptian Defense Shakeup Sign of Rift VOA 16 Aug 2012 -- Former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Daniel Kurtzer says Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's surprise appointment of a young general as defense minister appears to be a sign of a long-running split in the country's top military council.
  • Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 8/16/2012 The White House 16 Aug 2012
  • August 16, 2012 - U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 16 Aug 2012

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