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  • Washington's 10th CST builds partners during Konfitma 18 Army News 22 Aug 2018 -- The Washington National Guard's 10th Civil Support Team participated in an exercise that included an active shooter, biological weapons manufacturing and hostages on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. Approximately 100 personnel from various government agencies of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) responded to the scenarios during the period of Aug. 14-17.
  • Guard conducts first aerial gunnery in Republic of Macedonia Army News 22 Aug 2018 -- More than 20 Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, (3-126 AVN) of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, stationed on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, conducted aerial gunnery qualification tables under the command of U.S. Army Europe at the Krivolak Training Area in the Republic of Macedonia, Aug. 1-2.
  • Naval Oceanography Partnering with NUWC in ANTX 18 NNS 22 Aug 2018 -- The Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMOC) is continuing to advance its unmanned underwater systems operational expertise during the annual Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Advanced Naval Technical Exercise (ANTX) this month.
  • Advanced training prepares boom operators for future AFNS 22 Aug 2018 -- Within the past year, KC-10 Extender boom operators have been receiving cutting-edge, three-dimensional simulator training and life-size cargo load training that benefits the boom operator career field around the world. The training is especially welcome because KC-10s, aircrews and maintainers are regularly deployed since the beginning of operation Desert Shield.
  • U.S. 2nd Fleet Releases New Crest and Motto NNS 22 Aug 2018 -- Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet (C2F) revealed a new crest and motto, designed to represent the fleet's new mission, Aug. 22, prior to the establishment ceremony on Aug. 24 in Norfolk, Virginia.
  • Pentagon, White House at Odds Over Trashed Plans for Military Parade Sputnik 22 Aug 2018 -- Days after US President Donald Trump took to Twitter last week and announced that the military parade in Washington, DC, was canceled, new reports are painting a conflicting story regarding how things actually panned out.
  • USFK Commander Calls Joint Korea Military Exercises a Political Tool VOA 22 Aug 2018 -- The commander of United States Forces Korea (USFK) minimized the impact of suspended U.S.-South Korea military exercises on troop readiness on Wednesday, and said the joint drills in recent years were used to pressure North Korea to engage in diplomatic talks.
  • NATO and Japan conduct joint exercise in the Baltic Sea NATO 22 Aug 2018 -- Naval forces from Standing NATO Maritime Group One conducted a passing exercise with a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force squadron in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday (21 August 2018). NATO ships sailed alongside cadet training vessel JS Kashima and destroyer JS Makinami for the drills. Japan is NATO's longest-standing partner from outside Europe, and we work together on a range of issues, from security in Afghanistan to nuclear non-proliferation, maritime and cyber security.
  • NATO Maritime Group Sails with Japanese Training Squadron NATO 22 Aug 2018 -- Yesterday, Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) participated in a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with a Japan Maritime Self Defense Force training squadron that is currently sailing in the Baltic Sea. SNMG1 spent the day with JMSDF cadet training vessel JS Kashima and the destroyer JS Makinami.
  • Allies to receive first shipment of Precision Guided Munitions acquired through NATO NATO 22 Aug 2018 -- Today (22 August 2018), the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) received the first lot of Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs), acquired through a NATO project involving 11 Allies and one NATO partner. The PGMs, produced in the United States, will be delivered to their final recipients, Belgium and Denmark, in the coming weeks. The value of this initial acquisition is around 20 million US dollars.
  • NATO Aircraft to Continue Mission in Estonia After Accidental Missile Launch Sputnik 22 Aug 2018 -- The Estonian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that starting from August 27 the airspace of the country will be reopened for training flights of NATO countries' aircraft despite an incident with a missile mistakenly launched by a Spanish fighter jet earlier in August.
  • Kremlin Dismisses U.S. Report About Missing Nuclear-Powered Missile RFE/RL 22 Aug 2018 -- Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has dismissed a report by a U.S. television network that Russia lost a nuclear-powered missile in the Barents Sea during 2017 and is launching an operation to get it back.
  • Russia Signs Military Cooperation Deal With Central African Republic RFE/RL 22 Aug 2018 -- Russia signed a military cooperation agreement with the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) on August 21, less than a month after three prominent Russian journalists were killed in the war-ridden country while investigating Russian mercenaries.
  • British Jets Scramble From Romania To Investigate Russian Fighter Jets RFE/RL 22 Aug 2018 -- Two British Typhoon jets based in Romania have scrambled to investigate suspected Russian fighter aircraft operating near NATO airspace over the Black Sea.
  • UK jets scrambled to investigate Russia planes flying over Black Sea Press TV 22 Aug 2018 -- Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) scrambled two Typhoon jets from a base in Romania to shadow Russian fighter jets allegedly flying near NATO air space in the skies over the Black Sea.
  • British Royal Navy vessel monitors Russian warship in English Channel Press TV 22 Aug 2018 -- A British Royal Navy vessel, HMS Hurworth, is monitoring a Russian warship as it is passing through the English Channel in an exercise that usually lasts about 48 hours, the Navy says.
  • China paper: Sanctions not preventing Iran defense buildup IRNA 22 Aug 2018 -- According to the Chinese Newspaper 'South China Morning Post', US sanctions have not prevented Iran of reinforcing military and defense power.
  • IRGC says boosting defense power key part of Armed Forces' strategy Press TV 22 Aug 2018 -- Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the development of the country's defense and deterrence capabilities is an indispensable strategy of the Iranian Armed Forces.
  • Iran Poised To Boost Defense Capabilities Amid Worsening Relations With US Sputnik 22 Aug 2018 -- The announcement comes amid growing tensions between Tehran and Washington, following the re-imposition of economic sanctions against the Middle Eastern nation by the US.
  • Iran Vows To Boost Military, Parades New Jet To Deter U.S. 'Attack' RFE/RL 22 Aug 2018 -- President Hassan Rohani has vowed to boost Iran's military while parading a new domestically built fighter jet in response to what he says is growing U.S. aggression toward Tehran.
  • Moscow military cooperation with Tehran will improve IRNA 22 Aug 2018 -- Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said on Tuesday that his country will promote military and technical cooperation with Iran to meet their international commitments.
  • Rouhani says Iran's fighter jet no threat to region, helps sustainable peace People's Daily 22 Aug 2018 -- Iran's first indigenous fighter jet, unveiled on Tuesday, is by no means a threat to the region but for sustainable peace, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said.
  • Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders The White House 22 Aug 2018

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