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  • Resumption of Combined Exercises DoD 19 Mar 2018 -- Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and the Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Song Young-moo have agreed to resume the annual combined exercises including Foal Eagle and Key Resolve which were deconflicted with the schedule of the Olympic Games. The exercises are expected to resume April 1, 2018, at a scale similar to that of the previous years.
  • First For Finland: Lincoln Welcomes Partner Nation Pilot NNS 19 Mar 2018 -- A Finnish Air Force pilot made history for his country by becoming the first to land an F/A-18C Hornet on a United States aircraft carrier, March 17.
  • 1/3 conducts CAAT mounted patrol during Exercise Bougainville I USMC News 19 Mar 2018 -- U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment conducted combined anti-armor team mounted patrols during Exercise Bougainville I at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii, March 15, 2018.
  • Navy, Coast Guard Divers Recover Torpedoes in Freezing Arctic NNS 19 Mar 2018 -- Divers from U.S. Navy Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) Two, Underwater Construction Team (UCT) One and the U.S. Coast Guard braved harsh Arctic waters to play a critical role during a torpedo exercise as part of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018.
  • USNS Brunswick Starts Pacific Partnership 2018 NNS 19 Mar 2018 -- Sailors participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18) departed Guam aboard Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) March 19, bound for the mission's first stop in Yap, Federated States of Micronesia.
  • Joint press point with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson NATO 19 Mar 2018
  • NATO begins the final phase of its move to a new home NATO 19 Mar 2018 -- NATO started today (19 March 2018) the last part of its move to its new headquarters in Brussels. Over the next 12 weeks, around 4000 people - NATO civilian and military staff, as well as 29 national delegations - will transfer to their new offices.
  • Putin says Russia will decrease military spending Press TV 19 Mar 2018 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will reduce its military spending during his new term as the leader of the country, a day after he was re-elected in a presidential election with a landslide.
  • China plans ministry of veterans' affairs People's Daily 19 Mar 2018 -- China plans to improve the service and management system of demobilized military personnel by setting up a ministry dedicated to dealing with veterans' affairs, according to a government reshuffle plan made available to the media on Tuesday.

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