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17 January 2021 Military News

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  • Pence Lists Administration's Accomplishments, Thanks Service Members DoD News 17 Jan 2021 -- In what amounted to a valedictory speech, Vice President Mike Pence touted the Trump administration's defense achievements and thanked sailors at Lemoore Naval Air Station, California, for their service.
  • AFRICOM commander conducts visit to Manda Bay AFRICOM 17 Jan 2021 -- U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, conducted a visit to Cooperative Security Location (CSL), Manda Bay, Kenya, Jan. 16, to meet with U.S. commanders and forces supporting security and training in the region.
  • Trump orders CENTCOM to cover Israel, calls UAE, Bahrain key 'security partners' Press TV 17 Jan 2021 -- Outgoing US President Donald Trump has ordered the country's Central Command (CENTCOM) to coordinate military activities with the Israeli regime, while also designating Persian Gulf Arab kingdoms of Bahrain and the UAE as "major security partners" in his final days in office.
  • 48th FW conducts ACE exercise US Air Force 17 Jan 2021 -- The 492nd Fighter Squadron completed a three-day Agile Combat Employment exercise at RAF Lakenheath, Jan. 13.
  • China's 3rd aircraft carrier expected to launch in 2021: reports Global Times 17 Jan 2021 -- China's third aircraft carrier, expected to be very different from the previous two with much larger displacement and featuring electromagnetic catapults, could be launched in 2021 and enter naval service around 2025, media reports predicted based on recent photos of the ship's construction site.
  • PLA plateau special forces adopt low-visibility Starry Sky camouflage uniforms Global Times 17 Jan 2021 -- Plateau special forces of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command have been equipped with the latest combat uniforms with a camouflage pattern that can perfectly hide them in the surroundings, and analysts said on Sunday that the low-visibility camouflage will have a practical use in border defense missions.
  • Iranian Missiles Reportedly Fell 100 Miles From USS Nimitz Strike Group Sputnik 17 Jan 2021 -- Earlier in the day, Iranian media reported that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) had launched long-range ballistic missiles as part of its annual military drills, striking maritime targets 1,000 miles downrange.
  • UAE, Israel to partake for first time in joint military drills in Greece Press TV 17 Jan 2021 -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel plan to take part in a joint military drill in Greece, the first public revelation of military corporation between the two after their normalization of ties last August.
  • Three Turkmen Border Guards Killed In Helicopter Crash RFE/RL 17 Jan 2021 -- Three Turkmen border guards were killed when their military helicopter crashed into a high-voltage power transmission tower near the border with Iran, eyewitnesses said.

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