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  • National Guard units participate in OCRA 2019 Army News 19 Jul 2019 -- The Alaska National Guard's 103rd Civil Support Team participated in exercise ORCA 2019 at various training locations in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, in partnership with multiple local emergency responders and other Guard CST units from July 15-17.
  • Normandy Kicks Off COMPTUEX NNS 19 Jul 2019 -- The Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) departed Naval Station Norfolk to have their mettle tested before their scheduled deployment July 5.
  • NECC, CBMU-202 Train for DSCA Ops NNS 19 Jul 2019 -- Sailors assigned to Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 202 participated in a Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) loading exercise (LOADEX) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLC-FS) and Naval Station Norfolk, July 8-12.
  • INCSEA 2019 Statement NNS 19 Jul 2019 -- Delegations representing the U.S. and Russian Navies held the annual Prevention of Incidents On and Over the Waters Outside the Limits of the Territorial Sea (INCSEA) consultations July 18, 2019, in Washington D.C.
  • Hill AFB Airmen expand F-35A combat capability in Rapid Forge US Air Force 19 Jul 2019 -- Airmen from Hill Air Force Base's fighter wings forward deployed the F-35A Lightning II to several locations in Europe as part of a joint readiness exercise.
  • NATO ships exercise in the Black Sea NATO 19 Jul 2019 -- Over 2,000 forces and 27 ships are taking part in exercise Breeze 2019 in the Black Sea. The Bulgarian-led maritime exercise, which began on 12 July, involves forces from 12 NATO Allies – Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.
  • US backpedals on bid to build 'anti-Iran' military coalition in Persian Gulf Press TV 19 Jul 2019 -- The Trump administration has backtracked on its earlier bid to build a military coalition in the Persian Gulf to counter what it called the "Iran threat", saying now that the coalition is not aimed at countering the Islamic Republic.
  • US Moving to Make Arms Sales to Taiwan More Routine VOA 19 Jul 2019 -- A U.S. government arms sale to Taiwan often starts with a quiet request from Taipei, which wants new weapons for its defense against the stronger China. Then the U.S. Department of Defense deliberates for months or more whether to recommend the sale to Congress. This process has no set schedule, frustrating for Taiwan, and China fumes at any approved sales.
  • US Warnings Force Taiwan to Drop Rocket Developments Amid China Concerns Sputnik 19 Jul 2019 -- Taiwan is no longer considering developing its own rockets after Washington warned that the technology could be viewed as a threat by Beijing and an invitation to weaponize space technology, according to Asia Times, citing local Taiwanese sources.
  • India to Produce NAG Third Generation Anti-tank Guided Missiles: Defence Ministry Sputnik 19 Jul 2019 -- India's third-generation anti-tank guided missile NAG (Cobra) is set to enter the production stage with the formal announcement of a fortnight-long summer trial near Pakistan's border. NAG anti-tank guided missiles were developed by the state-funded DRDO to engage highly "fortified enemy tanks in all weather conditions".
  • Indian Military Interested in Adopting Russia's Aviation Experience in Syria Sputnik 19 Jul 2019 -- India is interested in adopting Russia's experience in using military aircraft in anti-terrorist operations in Syria according to Birender Singh Dhanoa, the chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force.
  • Turkish, US senior officials discuss US removal from F-35 program Global Times 19 Jul 2019 -- Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin held a conversation with US National Security Adviser John Bolton by phone on Thursday, discussing Turkey's exclusion from the F-35 fighter jet program.
  • US Wants to Keep 'Strong' Ties With Turkey Despite Booting Ankara From F-35 Programme Over S-400 Row Sputnik 19 Jul 2019 -- The news comes after the US Department of Defence (DoD) said on Wednesday it was in the process of "unwinding" Turkey from its F35 Joint Strike Fighter programme after the latter chose to buy Russia's S-400 surface-to-air missile defence systems.
  • UK and Sweden partner on future combat air UK MOD 19 Jul 2019 -- The Defence Secretary and her Swedish counterpart have signed a landmark agreement.
  • Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure The White House 19 Jul 2019

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