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  • Head of Navy's 7th Fleet to be relieved of duty after second deadly mishap in Pacific

    08/22/2017 11:38:08 PM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 177 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 22 August 2017 | None Listed
    he U.S. Navy will relieve the commander of its 7th Fleet from duty after the fleet suffered its second deadly mishap in less than three months, a U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News. An official statement from the Navy regarding the relief of Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin was expected late Tuesday night. The decision was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. The 7th Fleet has been involved in three collisions since January, the last two of which have resulted in the deaths of 17 sailors.
  • The Strange Case of George Washington’s Disappearing Sash

    11/20/2016 11:46:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 11-20-16 | Jared Keller
    One winter day in December 1775, months after the battles at Concord and Lexington marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the nascent American military formally met its commander-in-chief. A group of Virginia rifleman found themselves in the middle of a massive snowball fight with a regiment of quick-talking New Englanders who ridiculed the strangely dressed Virginians in their “white linen frocks, ruffled and fringed.” The colonies were still strangers to each other at this point: The Declaration of Independence was months away, and the ragtag army representing the rebels was far from formally “American.” The meeting of nearly 1,000...
  • Carter proposes sweeping changes to military command structure

    04/06/2016 4:46:42 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 5, 2016 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Carter on Tuesday previewed reforms he hopes to push forward this year to Goldwater Nichols, the 30-year-old law that governs how the military reports to the Pentagon and how geographic combatant commands are organized. "It's time that we consider practical updates to this critical organizational framework, while still preserving its spirit and intent," Carter said in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. One of the biggest changes would involve giving the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff more responsibility to coordinate, plan and move troops between geographic combatant commands while still remaining outside the chain...
  • Aegis Ashore test flight at PMRF

    12/13/2015 1:17:52 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Hookele - Pearl Harbor - Hickam News ^ | December 11, 2015 | Ho'okele Staff
    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Operational Test Agency, in conjunction with U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. European Command, and Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, successfully conducted the first intercept flight test Dec. 9, Hawaii Standard Time, of a land-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system and Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block IB Threat Upgrade guided missile, launched from the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai. During the test, a target representing a medium-range ballistic missile was air-launched from a U.S. Air Force...
  • Beyond Re-Set Buttons: Putin and Hillary

    04/19/2015 11:22:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    April 20, 2015 | vanity
    Here we have an interesting look at similarities. What does this portend for the future - tell us about the Democratic Party? Putin and Hillary employ similar tactics, have similar temperaments, engage in soft and hard power projection, and command and control a state media. I'd like to think, that here in the United States, we still have a say in who our chief executive is. The GOP has a large and varied selection of serious (and some not so serious) contenders vying for the Republican nomination. The Democratic Party has one candidate - Hillary (very Castroesque). Which brings me...
  • 143rd ESC command team suspended pending investigation

    10/15/2013 6:22:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Patriots for America ^ | 10/14/13 | Michelle Tan
    The top officer and enlisted soldier for the 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command have been temporarily suspended, officials announced Monday. Brig. Gen. Bryan W. Wampler, the commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Don B. Jordan were suspended Oct. 10 pending an ongoing investigation, said Maj. Thomas Campbell, a spokesman for the 1st Theater Sustainment Command. The 143rd ESC falls under the 1st TSC. Campbell said he could not discuss the ongoing investigation, but he did say it is not related to any criminal misconduct. The 143rd is currently deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Wampler took command of the 143rd in January,...
  • Sipsey Street Exclusive: Some unvarnished comments on the current USMC command scandal

    10/01/2013 7:26:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 10/1/13 | staff
    Retired Marine "Disgusted Devil Dog" comments on my earlier post on "Marine Corps whistleblower faces vengeance from superiors." This is the unvarnished truth. Today's headlines on the Gen. Amos' firing two Marine generals have pushed from the front pages the media spotlight on his own serious problems involving his personal, blatantly illegal command influence in the case of a few Marines urinating on some Taliban corpses. (Why Amos did not allow this case to be handled by non-judicial punishment at the battalion level is a question that we can only hope future historians of the Corps' time in Afghanistan will...
  • AP Source: Obama naming Energy, EPA leaders Monday

    03/04/2013 5:12:25 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press/AP ^ | 3-4-13 | julie pace
    WASHINGTON—A White House official says President Barack Obama on Monday will appoint a new energy secretary and new head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Obama is nominating MIT scientist Ernest Moniz to head the Energy Department and EPA veteran Gina McCarthy to run the environmental agency. She currently serves as EPA's assistant administrator for air and radiation. Obama will announce the nominations during a White House ceremony Monday morning. Both posts require Senate confirmation.
  • Radio Host Nails Chris Matthews: 'You're Clearly Working for the Re-Election of Barack Obama'

    12/15/2011 4:06:47 PM PST · by RatherBiased.com · 15 replies
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews ran into trouble on Thursday when an Iowa radio host mocked the TV personality: "I just want to make sure we're starting with some honesty. You're clearly working for the re-election of Barack Obama." WHO-AM's Simon Conway appeared on the December 15 Hardball and promptly started sparring with the liberal anchor. [See video below. MP3 audio here.] After Matthews' bland introduction, Conway struck: "Well, first of all, it's always a pleasure to welcome a Democrat to the Simon Conway Show, Chris." (The interview was simulcast on Conway's program.) A rattled Matthews responded, "This isn't going to go...
  • [Pakistan's Army Chief] COAS suspends 'chain of command' system to thwart Nato's aggression

    12/02/2011 12:57:18 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 3 replies
    DunyaNews ^ | 12/2/11
    Sources said the Army Chief has suspended the chain of command system in order to enable the senior officers on the posts to take appropriate action in case Pakistani forces come under attack. Sources said that decision would however be applicable to eventualities involving Nato troops. Sources said that General Kayani has also ordered the troops to counter any aggression with full force and defend the motherland against any assailant. General Kayani has also said that the Pak Air Force should have taken action while Nato helicopters had violated the Pakistani airspace and attacked the Pakistani posts, sources said. In...
  • Freep a Poll? ( should US forces be under foreign command in Libya?)

    03/21/2011 4:18:11 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3-21-11 | Fox News
    Should U.S. forces operating in Libya be under another country’s command? No – Even in a coalition, American forces should always be under American command. Yes – We don’t always need to be leading the charge. Don’t know – Can our military refuse an order from a foreign commander? I’m confused. Don’t care. Other (post a comment).
  • NORAD, Northern Command to Cut 79 Positions as Part of Cost-Savings Measure

    02/23/2011 9:54:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    fox news | 2/23/11 | staff
    NORAD and the U.S. Northern Command will cut 79 positions as part of Defense Secretary Robert Gates' cost-savings initiative to improve efficiency that he issued late last year. Commanders said 40 of the positions will be military and 39 will be civilian. Offices most directly affected include chaplains, history, surgeon general and control systems. Most of the people who lose their jobs will be transferred to other posts in the military, and in some cases the military will help individuals find new employment, a NORAD spokesman told Fox News. And some of the positions, which are currently vacant, simply will...
  • Army Relieves 172nd Infantry Brigade Commander

    01/05/2011 8:15:19 PM PST · by Stayfrosty · 18 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 05, 2011 | Seth Robson
    GRAFENWÖHR, Germany -- The Army has relieved the commander of the 172nd Infantry Brigade, shortly before the unit intensifies its training for an Afghanistan deployment this summer.
  • LEADERSHIP: Another Skipper Gets Tossed

    06/27/2010 9:24:53 PM PDT · by shield · 58 replies · 2+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | June 27th, 2010
    The U.S. Navy has relieved the captain of a frigate (USS John L. Hall), because, two months ago, his ship bumped into a pier as it was docking in the Black Sea port of Batumi, Georgia. There was no damage to the pier, but the Hall suffered damage costing $160,000 to repair. After the investigation was over, the navy concluded that the captain should be relieved for “loss of confidence in his ability to command.” That makes seven ship captains relieved so far this year, more than twice the rate that it has been relieving them in the last few...
  • New Regional Command Stands Up in Afghanistan

    06/14/2010 2:46:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 128+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, June 14, 2010 – A new regional command took charge of international forces in southwestern Afghanistan today, military officials said. The new Regional Command Southwest provides improved oversight of International Security Assistance Force troops operating in Helmand and Nimroz provinces. With the majority of ISAF forces based in southern Afghanistan, officials said, the new headquarters permits commanders in the south to focus on geographically smaller areas, ensure greater partnering between the Afghan forces and ISAF, and deliver the levels of security required for governance and development to continue to spread in the region. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Richard...
  • Face of Defense: Marine Makes Difference in Liberia

    05/07/2010 4:36:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 135+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Nicole Dalrymple
    MONROVIA, Liberia, May 7, 2010 – Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Gary Morris' time in Liberia, which originally began as a voluntary six-month assignment, will end in August, 20 months after it started. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Gary Morris talks to students at the American International School in Monrovia, Liberia, where he has been voluntarily teaching a physical education class since February 2010. U.S. Africa Command photo by Nicole Dalrymple  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The U.S. military has been providing mentors and advisors to Liberia's security sector reform initiative since 2006 through a U.S. State Department-led initiative. Morris, a...
  • Kim Jong-Il's secret military hideout discovered inside mountain

    01/22/2010 1:35:44 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 930+ views
    Telegraph.Uk ^ | 01/22/2010 | Julian Ryall
    Beneath a lavish palace used by the North Korean supreme leader, the interior of Mount Baekdusan has been excavated and can store helicopters and fighter jets that can take off from a nearby airfield, according to the military analysis experts of the Kanwa Information Centre's Hong Kong bureau. "This whole region is historically significant to the entire regime because this is where Kim Il-Song, Kim's father, staged his guerrilla campaign against the Japanese during the occupation in the early decades of the last century," said Andrei Chang, author of the report. "We believe this would be the last place that...
  • First Air Force Officer Takes Command of Army Engineer Corps District

    07/14/2009 4:50:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 487+ views
    Gulf Region Division commander, Maj. Gen. Michael Eyre (left), passes the flag to Gulf Region South District commander, Air Force Col. Jeffry Knippel, during the historic July 9 change-of-command ceremony while outgoing commander, Col. John Drolet looks on. Knippel is the first Air Force officer to command a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ district. (GRD photo) TALLIL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Gulf Region Division (GRD) in Iraq made history July 9, when Col. Jack Drolet relinquished command of the USACE's Gulf Region South (GRS) district to Col. Jeffry D. Knippel, the first U.S. Air Force officer...
  • McChrystal Assumes Command in Afghanistan

    06/15/2009 4:41:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 216+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 15, 2009 – Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal assumed command of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan today, vowing that the coalition will prevail despite a struggle he conceded will be “long and hard.” “2009 will be a critical year for Afghanistan, and a critical year for our coalition,” McChrystal said at a morning assumption-of-command ceremony at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul. “Although we face many challenges, with your steadfast commitment, professionalism and dedication and with the help and support of our Afghan friends and the international community, we will prevail.” McChrystal acknowledged the legacy and...
  • Iraqi Logistics Command Opens Doors

    04/18/2009 12:57:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 265+ views
    BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Ministry of Defense (MoD), in partnership with the Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq (MNSTC-I), opened the Iraqi Logistics Operation Command (ILOC) with a ribbon cutting ceremony, April 15. The ILOC facility will provide the Iraqi military with a new level of sophistication in planning and tracking logistical support functions for the armed services. Iraqi Staff Brig. Gen. Nabeel said, “This is the first time we are using a logistics system and it will be the focal point for the Iraqi Army, Navy, and Air Force. The ILOC is a database for logistics; it enhances our...