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20 August 2014 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 20 Aug 2014 [PDF]
  • U.S. Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL in Iraq AFPS 20 Aug 2014 -- U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using fighter, remotely piloted and attack aircraft to conduct 14 airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam, according to a U.S. Central Command news release issued today.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Work Highlights Importance of U.S.-South Korea Alliance AFPS 20 Aug 2014 -- On the first day of Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work's first official visit here with military and political leaders, talks focused on the North Korean threat, the importance of cooperation between the U.S., South Korea and Japan, and key capabilities needed for the U.S.-South Korea bilateral relationship, a senior defense official said.
  • U.S. Soldiers in Estonia Compete in Recon Challenge AFPS 20 Aug 2014 -- Atop a high hill overlooking this town stands a castle. For centuries it has stood as a military stronghold and center of commerce as it passed hands from one kingdom to another. Today the castle attracts thousands of tourists eager to relive the Middle Ages.
  • Remarks by Deputy Secretary Work at a Troop Event at Apra Harbor, Guam DoD 20 Aug 2014 -- Presenter: Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work
  • Reserve Marines Participate In Partnership of the Americas 2014 In Support Of MARFORSOUTH USMC News 20 Aug 2014 -- Just as the local population evacuates their small beach town, the waves of a tsunami come crashing into their homes. Houses are flooded, windows are shattered, and lives are ruined. Some of the locals could not get to safety in time. There is limited food, water, medical care, and shelter, but there is relief on the horizon. The simulation of these scenarios allows Marines realistic training with partner nations.
  • U.S. Marines Board Chilean Naval Ship In Support Of POA 2014 USMC News 20 Aug 2014 -- A group of U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines and 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, boarded the Chilean ship LSDH Sargento Aldea for the first time August 15, 2014 during Partnership of the Americas 2014. The Chilean ship LSDH Sargento Aldea is one of five ships participating in the exercise to include the remote participation of the USS America.
  • CNO Releases Annual Navigation Plan NNS 20 Aug 2014 -- The Navy's top leader released a detailed plan Tuesday that highlights the U.S. Navy's intended track and investments for the next five fiscal years.
  • NNPP Addresses Integrity Issue at Nuclear power Training Unit NNS 20 Aug 2014 -- On February 3, 2014, a Sailor assigned to the Moored Training Ship (MTS 626) at the Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) in Charleston, South Carolina reported that an examination key was compromised. The exam key that was compromised was for one of the staff certification exams for one of eleven watch station positions at one of the two Moored Training Ships on the Charleston site.
  • USS Makin Island Visits Hong Kong NNS 20 Aug 2014 -- Amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), along with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in Hong Kong, Aug. 20, for a port visit.
  • Hawaii visits Yokosuka during Western Pacific Deployment NNS 20 Aug 2014 -- The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Aug. 20 for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific.
  • Russia launches military drills in south Iran Press TV 20 Aug 2014 -- Russia has launched fresh military exercises in the south of the country as fighting intensifies between pro-Moscow forces and government troops in Ukraine.
  • Russian Aerospace Defense Forces to Launch 20 Missiles During Exercise RIA Novosti 20 Aug 2014 -- Russia's Aerospace Defense Forces are practicing the repelling of a massive air missile strike as part of large-scale exercises at the Ashuluk testing range in southern Russia, involving surface-to-air missile systems field firing, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Igor Klimov told the press Wednesday.
  • Mistral Ships to Be Delivered Despite Current Level of Sanctions - Hollande RIA Novosti 20 Aug 2014 -- There is nothing that would stop France from delivering two Mistral helicopter carrier ships to Russia, French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday.
  • Air defense units in Russia's Far East Repel Simulated Drone Attack RIA Novosti 20 Aug 2014 -- Air defense units of the Eastern Military District successfully repelled a simulated attack, hitting all aircraft and combat drone targets as part of a snap check of combat readiness, a Russian military spokesman said Wednesday.
  • Italy to Supply Iraq with Soviet Weapons - Defense Minister RIA Novosti 20 Aug 2014 -- Rome plans to send to Iraq Soviet-produced weapons confiscated more than 20 years ago during the Balkan Wars, Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti said.
  • Japan to Permit Logistical Support to US Forces RIA Novosti 20 Aug 2014 -- The Japanese government is reinterpreting current guidelines in order to allow the Self-Defense Forces' (SDF) to provide logistical support to US forces in the event of an emergency on the Korean Peninsula, The Yomiuri Shimbun reported Wednesday.

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