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05 July 2018 Military News

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  • 301st Rescue Squadron supports SpaceX resupply rocket launch AFNS 05 Jul 2018 -- Airmen from the 301st Rescue Squadron supported the successful launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket June 29, 2018. The launch of the Falcon 9 marked its fifteenth commercial resupply services mission lifting off at 5:42:42 a.m. EDT, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
  • US to send next generation nukes to Turkey Press TV 05 Jul 2018 -- The United States is preparing to send an unknown number of its next generation nuclear weapons to military bases across Turkey and other NATO countries in Europe, according to a new report.
  • From nothing to something – Cargo City takes shape AFNS 05 Jul 2018 -- Construction is nearly complete on 'Cargo City,' a new operating location for U.S. and coalition forces to conduct aerial port operations in Kuwait. This aerial port will continue to serve as a major-military logistics point, and also functions as the largest aerial port of debarkation in the Middle East.
  • Australian, US forces team up for Exercise Hamel Army News 05 Jul 2018 -- On the 100th anniversary of WWI's Battle of Hamel, when U.S. and Australian forces first fought side by side against German forces in Le Hamel, France, the longtime partners once again joined forces -- this time for Exercise Hamel at Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area in central Queensland, Australia, from June 18-July 1.
  • The Department of Defense Announces its Digital Engineering Strategy DoD 05 Jul 2018 -- Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael Griffin released the Department of Defense Digital Engineering Strategy today.
  • NATO's Oldest Allies Unite NNS 05 Jul 2018 -- From July 2 to July 6, aircraft from Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1), embarked aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), are conducting integrated flight operations with French Naval Aviation aircraft as part of French Air Defense week.
  • Trump 'flirted with idea of invading Venezuela last year' Press TV 05 Jul 2018 -- A new report says US President Donald Trump asked several of his top foreign policy advisers last year about the possibility of a "military option" against oil-rich Venezuela.
  • Ukraine to Take Part in NATO Summit Despite Hungarian Objection VOA 05 Jul 2018 -- The NATO alliance has no plans to abandon its strong support for Ukraine despite concerns from the Hungarian government, which became public this week.
  • Turkey to sell four corvette ships to Pakistan Navy: Defense minister Press TV 05 Jul 2018 -- Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli says Ankara has won a tender to build four corvettes for the Pakistan Navy, describing the deal as "the largest defense export of Turkey in one agreement."
  • PLA navy to get first female captain in history People's Daily 05 Jul 2018 -- The People's Liberation of Army (PLA) Navy is expected to have a female captain for the first time in history, the official PLA Daily reported.
  • UAE military delegates visited Israel over F-35 fighter jets: Report Press TV 05 Jul 2018 -- A military delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reportedly visited the Israeli-occupied territories for talks with the regime's air force on the "performance" of advanced US-made F-35 stealth fighter jets.

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