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15 August 2014 Military News

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  • Bomber crews showcase take-off talents AFNS 15 Aug 2014 -- Ten B-52H Stratofortress bombers took part in a minimum interval takeoff exercise, or MITO, showcasing ground and aircrew's abilities, here Aug. 14.
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Phone Call with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu DoD 15 Aug 2014
  • Marines execute evacuation drills for Large Scale Exercise 2014 USMC News 15 Aug 2014 -- Marines with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, performed a tactical non-combatant personnel evacuation training mission via aircraft as part of Large Scale Exercise 2014 at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., Aug. 13.
  • Blue Ridge Now Second Oldest Behind Constitution NNS 15 Aug 2014 -- U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) now holds the honor of being the oldest ship in the U.S. Navy's active duty fleet, next to USS Constitution, after the decommissioning of the USS Denver (LPD 9) Aug. 14.
  • 5th Bomb Wing turns 95 AFNS 15 Aug 2014 -- Today marks the 95th Anniversary of the 5th Bomb Wing. Originally activated August 15, 1919 as the 2nd Observation Group at Luke Field in the Territory of Hawaii, the men and women of the 5th BW have seen action in WWII and Operations Desert Fox, Allied Force, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, to name a few.
  • New rotation takes reigns at Powidz AB, Poland AFNS 15 Aug 2014 -- With a shrill squeal, rubber met road as two C-130J Super Hercules' touched down Aug. 14, at Powidz Air Base, Poland -- their crews ready to begin a flying training deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, or OAR.
  • AWACS upgrade achieves initial operational capability AFNS 15 Aug 2014 -- The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Hostage, declared initial operational capability for the 552nd Air Control Wing's E-3G Sentry, an Airborne Warning and Control System Block 40/45 aircraft, July 28, here.
  • Dempsey Building Trust in Vietnam Visit AFPS 15 Aug 2014 -- Building trust and confidence is the theme for the first visit by a chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Vietnam since 1971.
  • 24th MEU conducts PMINT USMC News 15 Aug 2014 -- Marines and Sailors with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit caught their first glimpse of what their life will consist of while deployed aboard the USS Iwo Jima, USS New York, or the USS Fort McHenry, during Amphibious Squadron/ Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration, or PMINT, August 6—13.
  • US Marines to Modernize Equipment Stored in Norwegian Prepositioning Caves USMC News 15 Aug 2014 -- U.S. Marines, in coordination with the Norwegian military, are scheduled to conduct a pre-planned Single Ship Movement and offload of military equipment from a Maritime Prepositioning Force ship in the Trøndelag region of Norway mid-August.
  • Standard Missile Shows Versatility With 'Juliet' Flight Test NNS 15 Aug 2014 -- The Navy executed a successful flight test of the surface-to-air Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) at White Sands Missile Range, Aug. 14.
  • Wales Summit to focus on readiness, Secretary General says in Denmark NATO 15 Aug 2014 -- Next month's NATO Summit in Wales will focus on the Alliance's readiness to deal with the full range of threats, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on a visit to Copenhagen on Friday (15 August). ''We will adopt a Readiness Action Plan to make ourselves faster and more agile,'' he said.
  • Kim Jong Un Guides Tactical Rocket Test-fire KCNA 15 Aug 2014 -- On the occasion of the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Korea, the DPRK test-fired an ultra-precision high-performance tactical rocket of Korean style which was developed on the initiative of supreme leader Kim Jong Un and under his guidance.
  • Mercenaries, Extremists Become Major Balkans Export RFE/RL 15 Aug 2014 -- During the Cold War, Yugoslavia sent thousands of teachers, doctors, engineers, and other professionals to work in all corners of the globe.
  • DPRK leader guides test-fire of ultra-precision high-performance tactical rocket People's Daily 15 Aug 2014 -- Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un has guided the test- fire of a Korean style ultra-precision high-performance tactical rocket on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of the nation's liberation, the official KCNA news agency reported Friday.

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  • Ebola Hurts Economies in West Africa VOA 15 Aug 2014 -- The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa is likely to hurt economic growth and government finances in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and perhaps Nigeria, according to a key analyst. Prevention efforts are crimping commerce, sports, travel and trade.
  • Ebola: cases, deaths 'vastly underestimated,' says UN health agency UN News Centre 15 Aug 2014 -- Health workers at Ebola outbreak sites are seeing evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths "vastly underestimate" the magnitude of the crisis as they work around the clock to stop the disease from spreading, according to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Relief Group: Ebola 'Moving Faster' Than It Can Handle VOA 15 Aug 2014 -- The head of an international medical aid group says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is moving faster that relief workers can respond to it and may take six months to bring under control

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