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20 January 2013 Military News

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  • Obama, Biden Sworn In, Day Before Public Ceremony VOA 20 Jan 2013 -- President Barack Obama has been formally sworn in for a second four-year term. Vice President Joe Biden also took the oath of office Sunday before Monday's public inauguration ceremony, to be witnessed by hundreds of thousands of people on the National Mall.
  • On Final Official Trip, Panetta Shares Legacy of Service AFPS 20 Jan 2013 -- Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta returned here yesterday after concluding a six-day tour of European capitals that he has said was likely his last official trip in office.
  • Navy Commander Expresses Regret Concerning USS Guardian Grounding NNS 20 Jan 2013 -- The U.S. 7th Fleet Commander on Saturday expressed regret over the grounding of USS Guardian (MCM 5) on Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea.
  • HSC-23 Brings Search and Rescue Capability to Peleliu NNS 20 Jan 2013 -- Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23, from Naval Air Station North Island, embarked aboard USS Peleliu as a search and rescue detachment in February 2012 and is currently deployed with the ship.
  • Russia 'Flexes Muscles' in Mediterranean Amid Syrian Crisis RIA Novosti 20 Jan 2013 -- Russia has started the largest naval exercises in the past few decades in the Mediterranean and Black Seas as a civil war in Syria continues to gain momentum.
  • Austrians Set to Seal Fate of Military Draft RIA Novosti 20 Jan 2013 -- Austria holds a national referendum on Sunday to decide on whether to scrap conscription and move to a professional army or to keep the military draft and alternative civilian service.
  • Minju Joson on ROK Military Maneuvers KCNA 20 Jan 2013 -- The 7th Artillery Brigade of the south Korean ground force staged a joint drill in cold winter at the drill ground in Ryonchon County, Kyonggi Province together with the an artillery battalion of the Second Division of the US forces in south Korea from Jan. 15 to 17.
  • S. Koreans Plan to Stage Field Tactical Drill in Forefront Area KCNA 20 Jan 2013 -- The 72nd Division of the south Korean army announced that it would stage a field tactical drill in Koyang, Phaju and Yangju, Kyonggi Province from Jan. 21.

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