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16 May 2014 Military News

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  • Defense Community Discusses Cyber Challenges at Industrial Security Seminar NNS 16 May 2014 -- 'Navy leadership is focused on Information Dominance to solve problems and is taking tangible steps to address cyber issues,' said Rear Adm. Patrick Brady, commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, during opening remarks at an industrial security seminar for the defense community, May 14 - 15.
  • Israeli, American armed forces prepare for bilateral exercise AFNS 16 May 2014 -- With the Star of David or the Stars and Stripes on their patches, the hundreds of U.S. and Israeli service members will commence Juniper Cobra 14, a five-day bilateral computer-simulated defense exercise, throughout Israel May beginning next week.
  • 'Bold Quest' Multinational Exercise Underway in New Mexico AFPS 16 May 2014 -- The U.S. military and more than a dozen allied nations are conducting exercises in the New Mexico desert designed to test new technologies, improve interoperability, assess capabilities and leverage experiences gained in wartime.
  • Hagel Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Israel's Security AFPS 16 May 2014 -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Israel's security during a joint statement to reporters with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before a meeting between the two leaders in Jerusalem.
  • Joint Remarks by Secretary Hagel and Prime Minister Netanyahu in Israel DoD 16 May 2014 -- Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work's meeting with Singaporean Minister of Foreign Affairs K. Shanmugam DoD 16 May 2014
  • Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work's meeting with General Fang Fenghui DoD 16 May 2014
  • Joint Battle Command-Platform undergoes operational test USMC News 16 May 2014 -- Amid the sprawl and dust of Fort Bliss, Texas, and nearby training areas, the Joint Battle Command-Platform system faced its first trial by fire. The Army-led program completed its multi-service operational test and evaluation in mid-May with more than a battalion of Marines on hand to test out the capabilities of the system in joint operations with the Army.
  • 10th Marines integrates with AAVs for Rolling Thunder USMC News 16 May 2014 -- Marines with 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division came together for exercise Rolling Thunder, a biannual training evolution in which Marines can hone in on their artillery skills, combat readiness and proficiency aboard Fort Bragg, North Carolina, April 28through May 16, 2014.
  • USS San Juan Returns from Seven Month Deployment NNS 16 May 2014 -- The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS San Juan (SSN 751) returned home to Groton, Conn., May 16, after completing a seven-month overseas deployment.
  • Navy Disestablishes MCAST NNS 16 May 2014 -- Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training Command (MCAST) officially disestablished May 16 after five years of service during a small ceremony aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana - Dam Neck Annex in Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Navy Conducts Initial Fire Scout, H-60 Helicopter Demonstration Aboard LCS NNS 16 May 2014 -- Sailors aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1) demonstrated the future concept of operations (CONOPS) for manned and unmanned helicopters aboard littoral combat ships during an underway off the coast of San Diego April 25-May 16, in preparation for an initial deployment of the aircraft later this year.
  • Eisenhower on Track to Complete Shipyard Period on Time NNS 16 May 2014 -- Half of the way into a scheduled 14-month docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) remains on schedule with repairs and restorations based on progress through the end of April.
  • NWSCCD Tests New Procedure, Helps USS George H.W. Bush NNS 16 May 2014 -- A team of engineers and scientists at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) have developed a new cost-saving procedure to remove oily waste foulants from ceramic membranes on ships, decreasing the number of times the membranes need to be replaced.
  • U.S. Naval Hospital Guam Officially Opens NNS 16 May 2014 -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official opening of the newest Navy Medicine West facility, U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Guam, May 16.
  • NATO's 'Steadfast Javelin 1' exercise underway in Estonia NATO 16 May 2014 -- NATO launched a large-scale exercise "Steadfast Javelin 1" in Estonia on Friday (16 May 2014) which will test Allied forces on their ability to work together as well as maintaining NATO's readiness and combat effectiveness. The "Steadfast Javelin 1" exercise reflects NATO's strong commitment to collective defence in the Baltic region, said Commander Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, General Hans-Lothar Domröse. "It is my great privilege to assume command of the forces participating in Exercise Steadfast Javelin 1 today. There is no doubt the Alliance is strong and NATO's resolve to assure its members of the ongoing utility of the Washington Treaty remains central to our actions."
  • NATO to Conduct Steadfast Javelin Military Exercise in Estonia This Month RIA Novosti 16 May 2014 -- NATO's Steadfast Javelin cooperative military exercise is set to get underway later this month in Estonia, the chief of staff of the country's Defense Forces said.
  • Russian Baltic Fleet Marines Practice Landing Op Near Kaliningrad RIA Novosti 16 May 2014 -- More than 300 marines of the Russian Baltic Fleet conducted a training assault Friday on the coastline of a hypothetical aggressor in the Kaliningrad region, the fleet's press service said.

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