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11 June 2018 Military News

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  • Press Gaggle by Secretary Mattis DoD 11 Jun 2018 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis
  • Mattis: 'I Don't Believe' US Troop Reduction is on Table at Singapore Summit VOA 11 Jun 2018 -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said he does not believe a reduction of U.S. troop numbers on the Korean Peninsula will be up for discussion when President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un meet Tuesday in Singapore.
  • Coast Guard Participates in Caribbean Disaster Response Exercise AFPS 11 Jun 2018 -- U.S. service members and more than 20 Caribbean partner nations' governments, industrial and civic organizations are taking part in Exercise Tradewinds 2018 here.
  • South Dakota engineers cross the Missouri river in support of Golden Coyote Army News 11 Jun 2018 -- Soldiers of the South Dakota Army National Guard's 200th Engineer Company started annual training with a river crossing on the Missouri River in support of the Golden Coyote training exercise, June 9, 2018.
  • Kentucky Army National Guard trains in Lithuania Army News 11 Jun 2018 -- Known as "Morgan's Men," the Soldiers in the Kentucky Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery Regiment can trace their unit's lineage to an American Civil War cavalry raider named John Hunt Morgan. Much like Morgan did in his day, today's Soldiers in the unit travel great distances to conduct their missions.
  • USNS Mercy Arrives in Japan for Port Calls NNS 11 Jun 2018 -- Service members participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18) aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived Yokosuka for a port call, June 10.
  • USNS Millinocket Arrives in Manila with Embarked 7th Fleet Staff NNS 11 Jun 2018 -- USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff Sailors and Marines arrived in Manila, Republic of the Philippines June 11.
  • BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update: June 10 NNS 11 Jun 2018 -- Vice. Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO), flew in an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter to meet with the crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96).
  • BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update: June 9 NNS 11 Jun 2018 -- Thirty maritime units from 12 nations (Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States) maneuvered in close formation for a photo exercise.
  • BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update: June 8 NNS 11 Jun 2018 -- Vice. Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) travelled to meet the crew of the Duke-class Type 23 frigate HMS Monmouth (F235).
  • US F-15 fighter jet reportedly crashes into the sea Press TV 11 Jun 2018 -- An American F-15 fighter jet has reportedly crashed into the sea off Okinawa in southern Japan.
  • US Suspends F-15 Training Missions in Japan After Jet Crashes - Air Force Sputnik 11 Jun 2018 -- The United States has halted F-15 training flights at Kadina Air Base in the Japanese province of Okinawa after a crash in which the pilot managed to eject, the US Air Force said in a press release on Monday.
  • Secretary General praises Italy's ''essential role'' in NATO NATO 11 Jun 2018 -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Rome on Monday (11 June 2018), praising Italy's many contributions to security in Europe and beyond. Mr. Stoltenberg welcomed that Italy plays a leading role in Afghanistan and Kosovo, provides air policing for Montenegro, has deployed troops to Latvia, and leads NATO's high-readiness Spearhead Force. "Your contributions are in the interest of Italy's security, and they are important for the security of the whole Alliance," he said
    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meets with the Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte
  • Exercise Trident Juncture 18 to demonstrate NATO's ability to defend itself NATO 11 Jun 2018 -- All Allies, as well as partners Finland and Sweden, will participate in NATO's largest military exercise in recent years, which will take place in Norway in October-November. Trident Juncture 18 will have an Article 5 (collective defence) scenario, and will be under the command of Admiral James G. Foggo, Commander of Joint Force Command Naples. At a press briefing in Brussels today (11 June), Admiral Foggo gave the media a first preview of the exercise together with Vice Admiral Ketil Olsen, Military Representative of Norway to the NATO Military Committee.
  • NATO 'Committed To Defense, Deterrence,' U.S Admiral Says RFE/RL 11 Jun 2018 -- NATO's massive exercise involving some 40,000 troops due to take place in Norway later this year will show the world that the Western military alliance is "relevant, united, and ready to defend itself," one of its top military officials has said.
  • Neither Russia Nor US Interested in Undermining INF Treaty - Russian FM Sputnik 11 Jun 2018 -- The Council of Foreign Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has adopted a statement on the Russia-US Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, adding that no state is interested in undermining the INF.
  • Third batch of female fighter jet pilots to officially join PLA Air Force People's Daily 11 Jun 2018 -- The third batch of female fighter jet pilots will soon begin their service with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force, after graduating from the PLA Air Force Harbin Flight Academy.
  • China's new multi-warhead ICBM among world's most advanced missiles People's Daily 11 Jun 2018 -- China's new multi-warhead intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Dongfeng-41 is among the world's most advanced missiles, military expert Shao Yongling recently told People's Daily Online.
  • Israel launches surprise military exercises near Syria Press TV 11 Jun 2018 -- Israel's army has launched a surprise military exercise in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights near the Syrian borders amid rising tensions in the region following several Israeli airstrikes on Syria.
  • Military pension bill up for review in special legislative session CNA 11 Jun 2018 -- The Legislative Yuan will process 18 bills, including the controversial military pension reform bill, during an extraordinary session that it has scheduled for June 11 to July 6.

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