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11 September 2017 Military News

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  • US, Nepal team up for disaster response training AFNS 11 Sep 2017 -- Ten U.S. Air Force air advisors from the 36th Contingency Response Group, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, embarked on a journey over 4,000 miles away from their tropical duty station to the mountainous country of Nepal, where they participated in a subject-matter expert exchange with 20 members from the Nepalese Army, Nepal Police, Nepal Armed Police Force, Nepal Airlines and Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal Aug. 21-25, 2017.
  • E-8C JSTARS evacuate to Tinker AFB AFNS 11 Sep 2017 -- Five E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft from the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, evacuated to Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, to escape the path of Hurricane Irma Sept. 9, 2017.
  • Colorado National Guard deploys mountain infantry to Slovenia for Triglav Star Exercise Army News 11 Sep 2017 -- The Colorado Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry (Mountain) has deployed nearly 100 Soldiers to Slovenia, to participate in a multi-national overseas deployment training exercise.
  • After the landing: 15th MEU comes ashore during Alligator Dagger USMC News 11 Sep 2017 -- Fine clouds of dust form so thick it distorts visibility, as Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) arrive ashore in U.S. Navy landing craft, air cushions assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5 aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), bringing with them everything they need for combat operations and sustainment for the next two weeks during Exercise Alligator Dagger.
  • Lincoln Tests F-35C Lightning II at Sea NNS 11 Sep 2017 -- The Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) became one of the few ships in the fleet to trap and launch the F-35C Lightning II, Sept. 3.
  • Dragon Masters Deactivated Friday after Six Decades of AMCM Excellence NNS 11 Sep 2017 -- After 63 years of flying test and evaluation mission flights, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division "Dragon Masters" Aviation Unit was deactivated in a ceremony Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.
  • India to Provide More Assistance to Afghan Defense Forces VOA 11 Sep 2017 -- India will provide more assistance to Afghan defense forces and implement new development projects in the war-torn country.
  • Lebanon to complain to UN over Israeli jets, spy device Press TV 11 Sep 2017 -- Lebanon plans to file a complaint with the United Nations against Israel for planting spy devices and violating the country's airspace.
  • Sweden Upping Its Ability to Chase Submarines Amid Two Major Baltic Exercises Sputnik 11 Sep 2017 -- The Swedish Navy has two major military drills scheduled for September (Aurora and Northern Coasts) to boost the Nordic country's defensive abilities against a fictitious enemy which bears striking similarities to Russia. Sweden is also working hard to "reclaim" its submarine detection capabilities after a series of painful setbacks.
  • Belarus To Battle Fake State 'Veishnoria' In Zapad Exercise RFE/RL 11 Sep 2017 -- It has a foreign ministry, flag, and even briefly had its history outlined on Wikipedia. Russia accuses it of stirring up trouble in Belarus.
  • China's Central Military Commission finishes inspection People's Daily 11 Sep 2017 -- China's Central Military Commission (CMC) said it has completed an eight-month inspection work on military reform.
  • India's Most Powerful ATGM Nag Missile Passes Flight Trials Sputnik 11 Sep 2017 -- Developers claim the missile is far superior than Javelin of US and Israeli Spike missile. It assimilates advanced technologies including the imaging infrared radar (IIR) seeker with integrated avionics, a capability which is possessed by few nations in the world.

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