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26 June 2018 Military News

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  • Official Highlights DoD Role in Supporting Global Stabilization Efforts AFPS 26 Jun 2018 -- The Defense Department has redefined its goals in global stabilization and security efforts and is focusing on transitional, small-scale stabilization working by, with and through its partners, a defense official said today.
  • Transcom Nominee: U.S., Partners Face Increasingly Complex Security Environment AFPS 26 Jun 2018 -- The United States and its global partners face an increasingly complex security environment that requires a joint force that's relevant to the times, the nominee to be the next commander of U.S. Transportation Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
  • Ohio National Guard becoming the brains of the operation Army News 26 Jun 2018 -- In the body, the brain controls all functions and movements. It receives intelligence from sources such as the eyes in order to give proper commands to muscles in response. Not a single body part moves without direct instruction from this central hub of the nervous system. On a firing range, a similar hub looms over shooters just like the brain looms over the body. No trigger finger twitches, no Soldier budges without clear direction from the control tower.
  • First Army works with Guard unit to help build readiness Army News 26 Jun 2018 -- If Army units were sports teams, an Exportable Combat Training Capability exercise would be their quarterfinals, coming before a training center rotation, which is followed by a deployment. Members of the Idaho Army National Guard's 116th Calvary Brigade Combat Team are having their quarterfinal here this month. Helping them in this crucial stage of the readiness cycle are Observer Coach/Trainers, or OC/T's of First Army Division West's 189th Combined Arms Training Brigade.
  • Mobility challenges in the European theater Army News 26 Jun 2018 -- Since the end of World War II, the Army has occupied and forward-stationed combat formations of various sizes and compositions throughout Europe, primarily to be a credible deterrent force to the Soviet threat. Europe transitioned from a continent at war to a continent undergoing reconstruction and rehabilitation, and the U.S. military's freedom of movement slowly began to erode as European nations gradually exerted sovereignty over their transportation networks.
  • Press Conference by Secretary Mattis and Sen. Sullivan in Alaska DoD 26 Jun 2018 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis; Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska
  • Ronald Reagan, Antietam, Chancellorsville arrive in Manila NNS 26 Jun 2018 -- The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54) and USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) arrived in Manila, Philippines, for a regularly scheduled port visit, June 26.
  • Truman Departs Marseille, France NNS 26 Jun 2018 -- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) is back at sea following a scheduled port visit to Marseille, France, June 21-25.
  • CNO Strengthens Naval Partnerships in Norway NNS 26 Jun 2018 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson visited Norway to strengthen maritime partnerships and international relationships, June. 24 - 26.
  • Future USS Indiana Delivered to Navy NNS 26 Jun 2018 -- The Navy accepted delivery of future attack submarine USS Indiana (SSN 789), the 16th submarine of the Virginia class, June 25.
  • US aircraft carrier docks in Manila in show of 'enduring' Pacific presence Press TV 26 Jun 2018 -- The USS Ronald Reagan has made a visit to the Philippines amid rising tensions in the South China Sea region.
  • NATO unveils new joint air power strategy NATO 26 Jun 2018 -- NATO air forces must be able to defend against peer competitors and anticipate the growing role of cyber and space-based assets, according to a new NATO joint airpower strategy released on Tuesday (26 June 2018). While air power has played a central role in NATO's collective defence and crisis management for decades, the strategy is the first of its kind since NATO was founded in 1949.
  • Strengthening Australia's Maritime Patrol Capability Prime Minister of Australia 26 Jun 2018 -- The security of Australia's maritime borders will be significantly strengthened with another major military investment. The Turnbull Government will invest $1.4 billion and acquire the first of six MQ-4C Triton remotely piloted aircraft through a cooperative program with the United States Navy.
  • Australia - AEGIS Combat System Equipment for Australia Surface Combatants DSCA 26 Jun 2018 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia of equipment associated with the integration of the CEAFAR 2 Phased Array Radar System with the AEGIS Combat System for an estimated cost of $185 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
  • Spain - AEGIS Combat System DSCA 26 Jun 2018 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Spain of five (5) AEGIS Weapons Systems (AWS) for an estimated cost of $860.4 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
  • Counter-amphibious landing operation held in Taichung CNA 26 Jun 2018 -- A counter-amphibious landing operation involving personnel from tri-service forces was held in Taichung Tuesday to test the Armed Forces' combat readiness.
  • Chinese military vessels conducting daily drills near Taiwan Strait: Army Press TV 26 Jun 2018 -- A fleet of Chinese warships has been carrying out combat exercises in waters near the Taiwan Strait on a daily basis for more than a week, much to the dissent of self-ruled Taiwan, which is claimed by China as part of its territory, amid heightened tension between Beijing and the island state.
  • US warns Turkey against S-400 purchase from Russia Press TV 26 Jun 2018 -- The United States has once again warned Turkey against the purchase of S-400 air defense missile systems from Russia, threatening to impose sanctions on Ankara and also stop delivery of F-35 fighter jets.
  • UK military needs more money to work with US, NATO: MPs Press TV 26 Jun 2018 -- British lawmakers have warned the Prime Minister Theresa May the country's armed forces need more money to maintain "interoperability" with the US and other members of the NATO military alliance.

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