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24 September 2012 Military News

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  • Navy Announces Research Vessel to be Named in Honor of Neil Armstrong DoD 24 Sep 2012-- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that the first Armstrong-class Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) ship will be named Neil Armstrong.
  • Pentagon Official Explains Asia-Pacific Focus AFPS 24 Sep 2012 -- The entire U.S. government has made a concerted effort to improve U.S.-China relations while implementing the tenets in the defense strategic guidance, a senior Pentagon official said here today.
  • Panetta Discusses Efforts to Tackle Suicide AFPS 24 Sep 2012 -- In an interview with a North Carolina newspaper, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta voiced concern over suicide rates throughout the military and acknowledged the complexity of the issue.
  • Guard Enlisted Leader Stresses Support Available AFPS 24 Sep 2012 -- National Guardsmen should know that they are never alone, even when they are away from their units, the National Guard Bureau's senior enlisted leader said in a Sept. 21 interview.
  • Congress told IEDs will remain 'weapon of choice' for decades Army News 24 Sep 2012 -- Improvised explosive devices, and the networks that use these asymmetric weapons, will remain an enduring threat to U.S. forces and the nation for decades to come, the Defense Department's top counter-IED official told lawmakers Sept. 20.
  • Soldiers learn survival skills during Keris Strike 2012 Army News 24 Sep 2012 -- Sixty-five service members participating in the Keris Strike 2012 exercise went into the. Panti Forest Reserve Sept. 20 with members of the Malaysian Armed Forces for a demonstration of survival and tracking skill.
  • Odierno visits Soldiers in southern Afghanistan Army News 24 Sep 2012 -- Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited the Regional Command (South) area of operations in Afghanistan, including Forward Operating Base Zangabad, near the horn of Panjwai, Sept. 18.
  • 5/25 FA supports brigade exercise with 'steel rain' Army News 24 Sep 2012 -- Soldiers of 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, supported a field training exercise by conducting fire missions at Peason Ridge Sept. 15-17.
  • U.S. Army Europe aims to save taxpayers $1 billion Army News 24 Sep 2012 -- The U.S. Army Europe's G4 aims to resolve equipment shortages for deploying units with potential savings estimated in excess of $1 billion for U.S. taxpayers and the Army.
  • Pennsylvania Wraps Up ERO, Completes Sea Trials Early NNS 24 Sep 2012 -- USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) pulled into to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor Sept. 19, successfully completing her sea trials, one day early, after a 46-month engineered refueling overhaul (ERO) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton.
  • UNITAS Atlantic 2012 Participants Exchange Subject Matter Experts NNS 24 Sep 2012 -- Naval forces participating in UNITAS Atlantic 2012 conducted subject matter expert exchanges with other participating nations for the duration of UNITAS Atlantic 53-12 multinational exercise hosted by U.S. 4th Fleet.
  • Submarine Squadron 19 Holds Change of Command NNS 24 Sep 2012 -- Submarine Squadron 19 held a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor Sept 21.
  • UNITAS Multinational Ships Rehearse Refueling At Sea NNS 24 Sep 2012 -- Eleven multinational warships participating in a maritime exercise hosted by U.S. 4th Fleet practiced replenishing at sea with U.S. supply ship USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) and Canadian supply ship HMCS Preserver (AR-8) in the Caribbean as part of UNITAS Atlantic (LANT), Sept. 23.
  • Protection from biological agents is Army scientist's mission Army News 24 Sep 2012 -- Biological agents remain a persistent threat to America and its Soldiers. U.S. Army scientists are researching new technologies to counter bioweapons in order to keep the nation safe.
  • Lancers, Falcons share South Dakota skies AFNS 24 Sep 2012 -- The skies above Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., are routinely filled with B-1 bombers, but during Sept. 17 to 21, base bombers shared the airspace and ramp area with several South Dakota Air National Guard F-16s during a Guard training exercise.
  • 'Multidimensional' approach to energy initiative AFNS 24 Sep 2012 -- A panel of energy experts met at the Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 17 to discuss the service's progress in meeting the Defense Department's energy goals.
  • Australian Army, US Marines combine arms during urban operations USMC News 24 Sep 2012 -- Marines were positioned and camouflaged throughout a tree line. They waited patiently for their Australian partners to arrive before executing an assault at the urban operations training facility at Mount Bundy Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, Sept. 5.
  • Corps changes deployment training USMC News 24 Sep 2012 -- Since 2001, the Combat Center has provided comprehensive and collaborative training for combat operations in the Middle East. Training exercises have evolved from the Combined Arms Exercise to what is known today as Enhanced Mojave Viper.
  • Chinese Navy Gets First Aircraft Carrier RIA Novosti 24 Sep 2012 -- China's first aircraft carrier, an overhauled former Soviet vessel, has been formally handed over to China's navy, local media reported on Monday.
  • Putin Demands New Plan for Defense Industry Overhaul RIA Novosti 24 Sep 2012 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday urged the government to draft a new defense industry modernization program that includes increased private investment and improved social benefits for employees.
  • Canadian Inspectors Set for Surveillance Flights over Russia RIA Novosti 24 Sep 2012 -- A group of Canadian observers will conduct a series of inspection flights over Russia under the Open Skies Treaty starting on Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
  • HMS Edinburgh embarks on final voyage UK MOD 24 Sep 2012 -- Type 42 destroyer HMS Edinburgh left Portsmouth today, Monday 24 September, on her final deployment, to conduct routine operations across the Atlantic.
  • Top commander: West concerned about emergence of new Islamic power IRNA 24 Sep 2012 -- Supreme Leader's Advisor and Top Military Assistant Brigadier General Yahya Rahim Safavi said on Monday western powers are concerned about the emergence a new Islamic power in the world.
  • Iran Upholds Right to 'Self-Defense' RIA Novosti 24 Sep 2012 -- Iran will defend itself against any potential attack, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in an interview with CNN airing on Monday.
  • German opposition warns of controversial Saudi tank deal IRNA 24 Sep 2012 -- Germany's largest opposition party, the Social Democratic Party (SPD), warned against the planned sale of hundreds German-made combat tanks to Saudi Arabia, saying it violated the country's export guidelines.
  • NATO signs cooperation accord with Iraq NATO 24 Sep 2012 -- NATO on Monday (24 September 2012) signed a cooperation agreement with Iraq which will foster closer security ties and help Iraq build up its security institutions.
  • Poland Eyes $4 Bln Missile Modernization Program RIA Novosti 24 Sep 2012 -- Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has submitted a defense bill to parliament designed to initiate the comprehensive modernization of the country's missile defense system, the presidential staff said on Monday.
  • States to press for early entry into force of treaty banning nuclear tests at UN event UN News Centre 24 Sep 2012 -- Senior government officials will press for the early entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) when they meet later this week at United Nations Headquarters in New York, where the treaty first opened for signature 16 years ago today.
  • Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 09/24/2012 The White House 24 Sep 2012

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