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03 January 2013 Military News

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  • Obama Signs $633 Billion Defense Authorization Act AFPS 03 Jan 2013 -- President Barack Obama signed the $633 billion fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act into law yesterday.
  • General Officer Assignments DoD 03 Jan 2013
  • Far East District, 8th Fighter Wing open final wing of new maintenance facility Army News 03 Jan 2013 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District and members of the U.S. Air Force's 8th Fighter Wing 'Wolf Pack' cut the ribbon on the final phase of a new maintenance complex at Kunsan Air Base Dec. 18.
  • Last Deployment for 'Wizards' on Stennis NNS 03 Jan 2013 -- The flight deck shakes, an arresting wire is caught and twin turbojet engines roar as an EA-6B Prowler from the 'Wizards' of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 lands on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during its current deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
  • FASTCENT Platoon Returns to Bahrain NNS 03 Jan 2013 -- U.S. Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Company, Central Command (FASTCENT), Charlie 5 Platoon, returned to Bahrain, after a 111-day deployment to Sana'a, Yemen, Jan. 1.
  • Navy Implements Changes to INSURV Program NNS 03 Jan 2013 -- The president of the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) rolled out major changes to the frequency and grading method of the INSURV program effective Jan. 1.
  • SUBLANT Announces 2012 Battle 'E' Winners NNS 03 Jan 2013 -- The commander of Submarine Force Atlantic (COMSUBLANT) announced the winners of the 2012 Battle Efficiency (Battle 'E') competition in an official message Jan. 1.
  • SecAF, CMSAF visit Southwest Asia AFNS 03 Jan 2013 -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy visited the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Dec. 29 and 30, as part of an overall trip to U.S. Air Forces Central Command's area of responsibility to thank Airmen for their service during the holidays.
  • Air Force support to joint-interagency effort for 2013 Presidential Inauguration AFNS 03 Jan 2013 -- More than 5,000 service members from active, Guard and Reserve components of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and other federal, state and local agencies will take part in the nation's 57th Presidential Inauguration Jan 21.
  • Senate Confirms Clarke as Air National Guard Chief AFPS 03 Jan 2013 -- Air Force Lt. Gen. Stanley E. 'Sid' Clarke III, commander of the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and 1st Air Force, has been confirmed by the Senate to be the next director of the Air National Guard.
  • Russian Navy to Get Over 50 New Warships by 2016 RIA Novosti 03 Jan 2013 -- The Russian Navy will get over 50 new warships by 2016, including strategic nuclear submarines and special operations support vessels, the Defense Ministry reported on Thursday.
  • Indian Govt imposes five per cent cut in defense budget IRNA 03 Jan 2013 -- The government of India has imposed around five per cent cut in the Rs 1.93 lakh crore defense budget in view of the economic slowdown following which key deals like procurement of 126 multi-role combat aircraft are likely to be pushed to the next fiscal.
  • Keeping the UK military on the map UK MOD 03 Jan 2013 -- The experts at the Defence Geographic Centre near London are keeping UK Armed Forces worldwide on the right track.
  • Taiwan names new military chief of general staff CNA 03 Jan 2013 -- Taiwan has named Gen. Yen Ming as chief of general staff in the Ministry of National Defense, the ministry said in a statement Thursday.
  • CAR President Sacks Defense Minister VOA 03 Jan 2013 -- The president of the Central African Republic has fired his son as defense minister and assumed the post himself following the failure of the army to fight off rebels who have seized a third of the country.
  • January 3, 2013 - U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 03 Jan 2013

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