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30 September 2019 Military News

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  • New Top US Military Officer Takes Helm Amid Iran Tensions, Afghan Violence VOA 30 Sep 2019 -- The incoming top U.S. military officer has warned America's adversaries to "never underestimate our skill, our capability and our combat power."
  • Milley Takes Office as 20th Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff DoD News 30 Sep 2019 -- Army Gen. Mark A. Milley was sworn in today as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a rain-soaked ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia.
  • Azerbaijan, U.S. Soldiers Work Together as the Opposing Force at Saber Junction Army News 30 Sep 2019 -- As the last of the tanks and military vehicles streamed into the quiet town of Kittensee, a trove of heavily armed soldiers quickly set up defensive positions on rooftops, homes and roads triggering the beginning of a forceful occupation. This was the simulated scenario that took place at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.
  • Rapid Trident 19 demonstrates multinational proficiency in Ukraine Army News 30 Sep 2019 -- From the raising of the U.S. and Ukraine flags on Sept. 13, 2019, to the lowering of the flags on Sept. 28, 2019, hard work and intense multinational training with over 3,700 Soldiers from 14 different nations, Rapid Trident 2019 came to a close in Yavoriv, Ukraine.
  • VFA 131 "Wildcats" Ready to Fight Tonight NNS 30 Sep 2019 -- The "Wildcats" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131, assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, are integrating with the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) for Tailored Ship's Training Availability/Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP) as Carrier Strike Group 10 prepares for the battle ahead.
  • Rotary Wing Showdown: "Dusty Dawgs" vs. "Swamp Foxes" NNS 30 Sep 2019 -- Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 consists of many different aircrafts and platforms that all work together with multiple surface and sub-surface ships to form Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10.
  • CS-7: Ready for Combat NNS 30 Sep 2019 -- Combat System's Anti-Ship Missile Defense (CS-7) division is ready for sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) after completing a successful Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launch, Sept. 11.
  • Ike's Damage Control Tested NNS 30 Sep 2019 -- As the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) conducts Tailored Ship's Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problems (TSTA/FEP), the crew must undergo a variety of tests in order to qualify for full integration into a carrier strike group.
  • CSG 10 ships conduct Live Fire with a Purpose NNS 30 Sep 2019 -- Ships assigned to Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 launched a Standard Missile (SM) 2 or Rolling-Airframe Missile (RAM)at an aerial target during a Live Fire With A Purpose (LFWAP) event, Sept. 11-12.
  • IKE Completes Final Pre-Deployment Test NNS 30 Sep 2019 -- The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) took another step toward becoming a deployment-ready naval vessel, after returning to Norfolk upon completion of Tailored Ship's Training Availability/Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP) Sept. 29.
  • Repairs Coming for Naval Ordnance Test Unit Wharf at Port Canaveral NNS 30 Sep 2019 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $34.6 million firm-fixed-price contract Sept. 27, to Triton Marine Construction Corporation from Bremerton, Washington, for repairs to the Naval Ordnance Test Unit (NOTU) Poseidon Wharf located at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
  • Ike: Restocked and Loaded NNS 30 Sep 2019 -- Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) line the edges of the flight deck and peer out from the hangar bay as the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) pulls alongside Ike, Sept. 23.
  • Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group Visits CSG-10 and Mighty Ike NNS 30 Sep 2019 -- Commodore Mike Utley, Order of the British Empire Royal Navy, Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group, and Capt. Steve Moorhouse, Order of the British Empire Royal Navy, Her Majesty's Ship (HMS) Queen Elizabeth, visited Carrier Strike Group Ten and the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), Sept. 27.
  • F-35 Still Lacks Key Testing Accreditation, Despite Being in Full Production Sputnik 30 Sep 2019 -- Even though several militaries are flying the F-35 Lightning II in combat or potential combat situations, the stealth aircraft still hasn't completed part of its Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E), typically a necessary step for US jets to enter full production.
  • Mobility Guardian enhances US partnerships, interoperability with international allies US Air Force 30 Sep 2019 -- Air Mobility Command's premier, large-scale exercise designed to validate readiness would not be nearly as robust without participation of partners from the international community.
  • 31st Fighter Wing executes Rapid Buzzard exercise US Air Force 30 Sep 2019 -- U.S. Air Force Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing executed a rapid deployment to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, to conduct "hot-pit" refueling and participate in the bilateral training exercise, Rapid Buzzard, with the Bulgarian Air Force, Sept. 24-27.
  • Russian Army Gets First New T-90M Tanks Sputnik 30 Sep 2019 -- The Russian army has begun to receive modernised T-90M tanks, Oleg Salyukov, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces, said in an interview with Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.
  • UK Defence Chief Carter Claims Country 'at War on Daily Basis' Against Alleged Russian Cyber Attacks Sputnik 30 Sep 2019 -- Russia has repeatedly rejected accusations of its involvement in global cyber attacks, with presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov slamming such allegations as "absolutely unfounded" and "absurd".
  • China's research vessel returns to Qingdao after completing Arctic expedition Global Times 30 Sep 2019 -- China's oceanographic research vessel, Xiangyanghong 01, has returned to Qingdao, a coastal city in the eastern province of Shandong, after completing the country's 10th Arctic research expedition, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources.
  • China's military strength guarantees world peace, stability Global Times 30 Sep 2019 -- The New York Times published an article on Saturday titled "Tanks, Missiles and No Pigeons: China to Celebrate 70th Birthday of the People's Republic." The article, written by Steven Lee Myers, said Chinese authorities have banned homing pigeons before the upcoming National Day parade on Tuesday.
  • China expected to unveil nuclear missile capable of reaching US in 30 minutes: Media Press TV 30 Sep 2019 -- China is reportedly expected to unveil a nuclear-armed missile that could reach the United States in just 30 minutes during a parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of Communist rule in the country, amid heightened political, military and economic tensions with Washington.
  • India Successfully Test Fires Indigenously Built BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile Sputnik 30 Sep 2019 -- India's state funded Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired land attack version of locally manufactured BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on Monday.
  • India's Top Commander Visits China Border Amid Rising Tensions Over Ladakh Sputnik 30 Sep 2019 -- Indian Army's top commander has visited the disputed region of Ladakh several times in past few weeks. The visits came amid limited faceoff between India and China following New Delhi's decision to scrap Jammu and Kashmir's special status and split Ladakh into a separate administrative territory.
  • Erdogan vows to develop Turkey's own fighter jets after S-400/F-35 dispute with US Press TV 30 Sep 2019 -- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will develop its own fighter jets after the United States removed Ankara from the F-35 program over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense system.
  • Zelenskiy Dismisses Senior Ukrainian Security Official RFE/RL 30 Sep 2019 -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has dismissed the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council from his post, according to a decree published on the president's official website.

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