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30 March 2018 Military News

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  • Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq AFPS 30 Mar 2018 -- Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continued to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq between March 23-29, conducting 11 strikes consisting of 12 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • US Steps Up Protection for Coalition Forces in Northern Syria's Manbij VOA 30 Mar 2018 -- As part of the global coalition against Islamic State, the United States this week increased its special operations troops in the flashpoint town of Manbij in northern Syria.
  • US and British troops killed in Syria: Officials Press TV 30 Mar 2018 -- Two members of the US-led coalition in Syria, one British and another one American, have been killed in an improvised explosive device attack, according to official statements.

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  • Marine Corps Commandant Looks to Improve Readiness AFPS 30 Mar 2018 -- During an Atlantic Council "Commanders Series" here yesterday, the Marine Corps commandant discussed the Corps' plans to have a trained force ready to face any future adversary.
  • Exercise Obangame Express 2018 Starts AFPS 30 Mar 2018 -- Exercise Obangame Express 2018, which is sponsored by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to enhance the collective capabilities of Gulf of Guinea and West African nations to counter sea-based illicit activity.
  • Latvian Joint Terminal Attack Controller course builds partnership, reinforces capability Army News 30 Mar 2018 -- The Latvian National Armed Forces (NAF) Land Force Infantry Brigade Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) held their annual qualification development course March 20 -- 29, 2018, at the Latvian Defense Academy, Riga, Latvia for both certified Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) and candidates for this position. This year, the ten-day academic refresher course -- which meets the annual Joint Fires core competency requirements -- is being attended by JTACs from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Canada, United Kingdom, Poland, Italy, Spain, and Slovenia.
  • Indiana Guard trains in Toxic Lance with Slovakian partners Army News 30 Mar 2018 -- Approximately 20 Indiana National Guard members took part in an international exercise, known as Toxic Lance, in Slovakia in March.
  • Mine Countermeasures Exercise Dynamic Move Wraps Up in Belgium NNS 30 Mar 2018 -- San Diego-based Mine Countermeasures Division (MCMDIV) 31, the tactical planning staff attached to Commander, Mine Countermeasures Squadron (COMCMRON) 3, successfully completed the annual multinational exercise Dynamic Move March 29.
  • Navy Helps in Laysan Albatross Translocation NNS 30 Mar 2018 -- The return of a Layson albatross to the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge March 26 is evidence of successful milestone in a long-term project co-sponsored by the Navy to relocate the endangered seabirds - from eggs to adults - to a healthier habitat.
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren Visits Ronald Reagan NNS 30 Mar 2018 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., visited the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) March 27.
  • Air Force Secretary Wilson highlights space mission at AFA breakfast AFNS 30 Mar 2018 -- Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson discussed the importance of space pertaining to national security during an Air Force Association Breakfast March 30, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
  • Greece's Defense Chief Says Armenia Faces Common Threats RFE/RL 30 Mar 2018 -- Armenia and Greece are facing common security challenges and threats, Greece's visiting minister for national defense, Panos Kammenos, has said.
  • Russia test-launches Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile Press TV 30 Mar 2018 -- Russia has successfully test-launched the massive Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from Plesetsk cosmodrome in Mirny, Arkhangelsk Oblast, about 800 kilometers north of Moscow.

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