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01 October 2017 Military News

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  • 'Erroneous' air raid kills 10 Afghan soldiers in Helmand Press TV 01 Oct 2017 -- Ten members of Afghanistan's security forces have been killed in an airstrike during an offensive against the Taliban militants in the southern province of Helmand.
  • Afghan Security Forces Mistakenly Killed In Air Strike RFE/RL 01 Oct 2017 -- Afghan officials say 10 members of the country's security forces were killed after the Afghan Air Force mistakenly dropped bombs on their position in the southern province of Helmand.
  • DoD Boosts Personnel Aiding Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico AFPS 01 Oct 2017 -- The number of DoD personnel deployed to help their fellow citizens in Puerto Rico jumped from around 4,600 to around 6,400 members, Gov. Ricardo Rossello said during a San Juan news conference today.
  • DoD Continues to Provide More Response Capacity to Puerto Rico AFPS 01 Oct 2017 -- The Defense Department continues to deploy more response capacity to Puerto Rico to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency's need for a commodities distribution network able to reach isolated communities and sustained medical support for the island's residents, Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement this morning.

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  • Bahrain Surface Force Staffs Merge, Provides Better Support to 14 Ships NNS 01 Oct 2017 -- Rear Adm. Jesse A. Wilson, Jr., commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT), participated in a ceremony to recognize the establishment of commander, Naval Surface Squadron (CNSS) 5 at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Oct. 1.
  • NAVFAC Southeast Awards Hurricane Irma Repair Contracts NNS 01 Oct 2017 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded two task orders, totaling over $16 million, Sept. 28, to URS Group, Inc. of Morrisville, North Carolina, to repair Navy and Marine Corps facilities that were damaged in Florida and Georgia when Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, Sept. 9 and 10 respectively.
  • Russia Denies Ukrainian Allegations It Left Troops In Belarus RFE/RL 01 Oct 2017 -- Russia has denied allegations from Ukraine that it left troops behind in Belarus after staging military exercises there, despite Moscow's pledge not to do so.
  • China's J-20 stealth fighters put into service CNA 01 Oct 2017 -- China's most advanced Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter has been officially commissioned into service, the country's defense ministry has recently confirmed for the first time, making China the second nation in the world, after the United States, to have an operational fifth-generation fighter jets.
  • Afghan President, Pakistan Army Chief Discuss Cooperation In Kabul RFE/RL 01 Oct 2017 -- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has met with Pakistan's army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa in Kabul as part of the Pakistani general's visit aimed at repairing the strained ties between the neighboring states.
  • Pakistan's Army Chief Concludes 'Constructive' Afghan Talks VOA 01 Oct 2017 -- Pakistan's military chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, held "candid and "constructive" talks with Afghan leaders on bilateral relations and ways to enhance mutual cooperation to fight terrorism.

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