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15 September 2012 Military News

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  • ISAF Troops Defeat Camp Bastion Attackers AFPS 15 Sep 2012 -- Nearly 20 insurgents infiltrated the perimeter of Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, yesterday and attacked International Security Assistance Force personnel and facilities using small arms, rocket-propelled grenades and suicide improvised explosive device vests, military officials reported.
  • Total force effort brings people home after Libyan attack AFNS 15 Sep 2012 -- A C-17 Globemaster III answered the urgent call to fly 36 passengers to safety out of Libya following the attack on the U.S. consulate Sept. 12 that had resulted in the death of the U.S. ambassador and three others.

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  • Obama: Nation Must 'Carry On' Work of Fallen Heroes AFPS 15 Sep 2012 -- As the loss of four Americans serving at a diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, resonates globally, President Barack Obama in his weekly address today thanked the fallen for their service and pledged that their killers will not escape justice.
  • Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta Holds a Press Briefing En Route to Tokyo DoD 15 Sep 2012 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta
  • Navy's Second Joint High-Speed Vessel Christened NNS 15 Sep 2012 -- USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2), the second of the Navy's new joint high-speed vessels (JHSV) designed for rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment, was christened, Sept. 15, during a ceremony at Austal USA in Mobile, Ala.
  • Frank Cable Partners with Philippine Navy to Repair Ship NNS 15 Sep 2012 -- Sailors assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) volunteered to assist the Philippine frigate BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PF 15) with maintenance, technical assistance and training while visiting Subic Bay, Sept. 3-12.
  • Underwood Arrives In Key West For UNITAS Atlantic, Pins New Chiefs NNS 15 Sep 2012 -- Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) arrived in Key West, Fla., for the start of UNITAS Atlantic (LANT) 53-2012 and pinned seven new Chief Petty Officers, Sept. 14.
  • US Joint Forces Complete Valiant Shield SINKEX NNS 15 Sep 2012 -- A live-fire exercise, part of Valiant Shield 2012, sank the ex-USS Coronado (AGF-11) in waters 3,045 fathoms (18,270 feet) deep, 102 nautical miles south of Guam at about 3:20 pm local time, Sept. 12.
  • Exercise Valiant Shield Kicks Off NNS 15 Sep 2012 -- More than 25 U.S. joint forces began Valiant Shield 2012 (VS12) in the Guam operating area, Sept. 11.
  • U.S., Australia Strengthen Regional Partnership in Asia-Pacific NNS 15 Sep 2012 -- Australian Army officers came aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), Sept.14, to observe the amphibious capabilities of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group(ARG) and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit(MEU) during a certification exercise(CERTEX).
  • NATO Military Chiefs Discuss Afghanistan, Transformation AFPS 15 Sep 2012 -- NATO chiefs of defense are fleshing out the post-2014 role for alliance forces in Afghanistan while planning how the alliance will reshape itself to face future threats during a meeting of the Military Committee here today.
  • S. Korea Stages Drills KCNA 15 Sep 2012 -- The south Koreans staged combined firing drills of motorized troops and air force units in Phochon, Kyonggi Province on Sept. 13.

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