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  • Report: Netanyahu and Obama to Meet as West Deploys in Gulf

    09/16/2012 3:19:10 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/16/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Obama and Netanyahu will meet in an unannounced meeting, the London Telegraph reported Sunday. There has been no confirmation. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet on Sunday in an unannounced meeting, The London Telegraph reported Sunday. There has been no confirmation or denial from Washington - but the Prime Minister’s spokesman Mark Regev told Arutz Sheva on Sunday that the newspaper’s report they will meet on Sunday is “incorrect.” Concerning a meeting in the near future, he issued a “no comment” response. The reported meeting is to take place as 25 countries deploy warplanes and warships...
  • South Korea deploys troops in border zone to ‘punish’ North

    05/27/2010 5:05:10 PM PDT · by jhpigott · 112 replies · 3,472+ views
    South Korea deploys troops in border zone to ‘punish’ North Friday, May 28, 2010 By Iftikhar Gilani PANMUNJEOM: An eerie tension is building up on the border between South and North Koreas as the South is amassing troops to take punitive action against the communist North. The tension is also threatening future of Kaeseong, a joint industrial zone, which has often been touted as a model for Pakistan and India to build cooperative relationship along the Line of Control (LoC). The tension runs high after a North Korean submarine torpedoed a 1,200-tonne South Korean ship, killing over 50 sailors. It...
  • New Advisory Brigades to Deploy to Iraq During Troop Rotations

    07/14/2009 4:36:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 473+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 14, 2009 – Four new advisory and assistance brigades will deploy to Iraq beginning this fall in the next regularly scheduled troop rotations, a senior defense official announced today. The brigades, known as AABs, are specially configured Army units focused on training and mentoring Iraqi security forces. The new AABs are among seven brigade-size elements whose upcoming deployments were announced today. One brigade is going to Kuwait and two others to Afghanistan to replace redeploying forces, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters. Unlike traditional brigade combat teams, the AABs will focus less on combat operations and more on...
  • Face of Defense: Recruiter Deploys as Career Counselor

    11/21/2008 3:18:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 249+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Pfc. Terence Ewings, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq, Nov. 21, 2008 – Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Washington, a career counselor attached to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, mentors soldiers and puts them into a position for future success. Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Washington and Army Master Sgt. Keith Green, career counselors assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team, discuss re-enlistment options at the brigade’s retention office on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, Nov. 10, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Terence Ewings  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Washington is a recruiter assigned to...
  • Children's Book Explains Why Mom Deploys

    05/09/2008 5:38:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 75+ views
    Army.mil ^ | Jacqueline M. Hames
    "My Mommy Wears Combat Boots," was written by Sgt. 1st Class Sharon G. McBride before her second deployment, partly to explain to her daughter why she would be gone. The book was published in February. Photo by courtesy WASHINGTON (Army News Service, May 8, 2008) - A new children's book, written by a former Soldier and single mother, helps to explain why mom deployed and how to cope with the emotions associated with her departure. "My Mommy Wears Combat Boots," written by Sgt. 1st Class Sharon G. McBride, is geared to young children and toddlers to help explain why mom...
  • TSA deploys airport behavior screeners

    04/04/2008 3:21:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 122+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/4/08 | David B. Caruso - ap
    NEW YORK - To the untrained eye, the man looked like any other traveler as he waited in line at Kennedy Airport. But something about the way he was acting caught the attention of two security screeners. For 16 minutes, they questioned him, scanned every inch of his body twice with a metal-detecting wand and emptied his carry-on bag onto a table. Out came a car stereo with wires dangling from it. The man was eventually found to have done nothing wrong — he said he had pulled the stereo out of his car because he was afraid it would...
  • 11th Signal Brigade deploys Thursday

    10/03/2007 5:17:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 164+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — The first group of the 11th Signal Brigade to head to Iraq is tentatively scheduled to depart from the post’s Libby Army Airfield Thursday morning. The brigade’s headquarters and headquarters company, of about 120 soldiers, will first head to Kuwait for additional training before going to Iraq. The 11th’s mission will be to support 3rd Corps initially and then XVIII Airborne Corps. The brigade’s soldiers will replace the 3rd Signal Brigade currently deployed to various locations in Southwest Asia by accomplishing a relief in place, meaning they will occupy equipment, systems and networks already in the region...
  • Bigelow space module successfully inflates, deploys solar panels

    06/29/2007 7:03:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 526+ views
    A prototype of an inflatable space station module successfully expanded and deployed its solar panels after being launched into orbit, developer Bigelow Aerospace said. A Russian rocket lofted the Genesis II module into space on Thursday. The 15-foot-long module's flexible exterior was folded around an inner core for launch and had to expand from a diameter of about 6.2 feet to 8 feet. The solar panels also had to extend to supply power. Both actions were confirmed, said spokesman Chris Reed. Genesis II also transmitted pictures of itself in orbit. Bigelow Aerospace of Nevada is privately developing the technology with...
  • Lebanese army deploys air power at camp

    06/02/2007 1:03:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 346+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/2/07 | Zeina Karam - ap
    TRIPOLI, Lebanon - A missile-firing helicopter joined the Lebanese army offensive against al-Qaida-inspired militants on Saturday, the second day of a push against Islamic fighters vowing a fight to the death inside a Palestinian refugee camp. Army tanks shelled militant hideouts in the Nahr el-Bared camp by this northern port city, blasting upper floors of buildings where the militants placed snipers. A Lebanese air force helicopter fired two missiles and strafed militant positions in the first use of airpower since fighting began with the Fatah Islam group on May 20. The air attack was an apparent attempt to block an...
  • Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Deploys to U. S. Central Command

    04/03/2007 6:27:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 54 replies · 1,331+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | USS Nimitz Public Affairs Office
    USS NIMITZ, At Sea (NNS) -- More than 6,000 Sailors and Marines attached to the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) deployed from their homeport of San Diego on April 2. The Nimitz CSG will join the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) CSG and relieve the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) CSG, currently operating in the Persian Gulf. Nimitz’s arrival will continue the current two-carrier presence in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, demonstrating the U.S. resolve to build regional security and bring long-term stability to the region. While deployed, the Nimitz CSG will work...
  • Married Couple Deploys Together

    03/14/2007 4:43:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 380+ views
    Defense News ^ | Spc. Karly Cooper
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, March 14, 2007 — More and more soldiers spend their deployments in Iraq serving alongside their spouses. Sgt. Erick McCormick, the warehouse non-commissioned officer in charge for Headquarters Company, 15th Brigade Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade from Ketchikan, Alaska and Spc. t Michelle McCormick, a supply specialist also with the Sustainment Brigade, from Houston, Texas, are on their second deployment together, but first deployment as a married couple. Michelle joined the Army in 2004. Right after graduation from high school she packed her bags and headed to Fort Jackson, S.C. "My dad is a military policeman and...
  • New Core Staff Deploys to the Horn of Africa

    02/07/2007 6:10:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 214+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mary Popejoy
    NORFOLK (NNS) -- A team of 85 Navy members will leave Naval Station Norfolk on Feb. 8 to begin a yearlong deployment to fill vital staff billets for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and to serve a crucial role in a region of strategic importance in the global war on terrorism. CJTF HOA's mission is to prevent regional conflict and strengthen the relationships the United States has with our coalition partners to better assist Africans in helping Africa. "This deployment for many of us is atypical of deployments we have done in the past," said Chief Sonar Technician...
  • Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron Deploys to Kuwait

    08/27/2006 1:15:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 1,532+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Mass Communication Specialist Cale T. Bentley
    SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron (NCWRON) 34 from Naval Coastal Warfare Group (NCWG) 1 deployed to Kuwait Aug. 22 and 24 to provide harbor and port security. They are tasked to protect ships carrying supplies for allied forces in Iraq. “This is my second time going over there, and it feels really good to help our troops get what they need to accomplish their mission,” said Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Martin Garcia of NCWRON 34. NCW squadrons use sensor platforms to provide a technical picture of the ports and harbors as they patrol the harbors for...
  • 86th Signal Battalion deploys to Iraq

    08/21/2006 6:10:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 1,328+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Dominic Inchausti was oblivious to the noise around him. The sobbing, the talking and other noises echoing in Hangar 3 at Libby Army Airfield did not bother him. Dominic was sound asleep, safe in the arms of his father, Sgt. Michael Inchausti. Dad caressed and kissed the precious bundle. It was his and his wife Sierra’s first born. Both mom and dad are from Phoenix. Throughout the hangar similar scenes could be seen as GIs — men and women — hugged their children, their spouses and other family members. As families gathered in groups, single soldiers talked...
  • Retired Reserve Doc Deploys Third Time

    06/16/2006 4:38:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 397+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 16, 2006 – Most military members end their careers by the time they are half his age, but one Army doctor says he would rather come out of retirement to help the troops than watch from the sidelines. Col. William Bernhard, an Army surgeon, stands in front of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter on Forward Operating Base Lima, Iraq, Oct. 15, 2005. Bernhard, 75, is about to deploy to Kabul, Afghanistan, reportedly as the oldest deployed member of America's armed forces. Courtesy photo   Tomorrow, retired Army Reserve Col. William Bernhard, a 75-year-old surgeon, will start a journey...
  • Iwo Jima Strike Group Deploys

    06/08/2006 4:33:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 395+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Lt. Karen E. Eifert
    USS IWO JIMA, At Sea (NNS) -- Amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), amphibious transport dock USS Nashville (LPD 13), guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41), and fast-attack submarine USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) deployed June 6 as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group (ISG). The five vessels, which departed from Naval Station Norfolk, are en route to the Middle East for a six-month scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations. “We are already settling into the battle rhythm we’ll likely follow throughout the duration of the...
  • USS La Jolla Deploys to Western Pacific (SSN 701)

    05/17/2006 4:29:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 615+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Chief Journalist David Rush
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- Friends and family members said aloha to their submariners as the Pearl Harbor-based nuclear-powered attack submarine USS La Jolla (SSN 701) departed her homeport May 16, for a six-month Western Pacific deployment. According to Cmdr. Pete Hildreth, La Jolla’s commanding officer, the crew is set to do their job. “The crew has been working hard since October to get ready for deployment,” said Hildreth. “The crew has worked hard on training for the upcoming missions, and now they’re looking forward to going out and doing what they’re trained to do.” Hildreth said his role is...
  • HS-10 Deploys to Pacific, Supporting Global War on Terrorism

    03/30/2006 5:26:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 296+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Journalist Seaman Apprentice Mike Leporati
    CORONADO, Calif. (NNS) -- Sailors from Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 10 “Warhawks,” deployed to the Pacific in support of the global war on terrorism March 24. The detachment of 31 Sailors and two HH-60H Seahawks departed Naval Air Station North Island aboard an Air Force C-5 Galaxy cargo jet. “This is our opportunity to go out and do what we’ve been training for, and also help the other branches of the military,” said Lt. Matt Burns, HH-60H pilot and detachment administration officer. HS-10 had a lot of maintenance work to complete over the past two weeks to prepare for the...
  • USS Tucson Deploys to Western Pacific

    03/22/2006 10:15:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 395+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Journalist 2nd Class Corwin M. Colbert
    PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII (NNS) -- The nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) departed on a Western Pacific deployment from its homeport of Pearl Harbor March 21. According to Cmdr. James Pitts, Tucson’s commanding officer, the crew prepared by conducting standard pre-deployment upkeep and maintenance. “In the last few months we went through a fairly sizable maintenance period. We needed to make sure the equipment is up to standards for deployment,” said Pitts. “We also held routine and operational training to help us support the nation and [U.S.] 7th Fleet’s mission.” He said overall, the crew handled the maintenance and...
  • ESG 3 Deploys in Support of Global War on Terrorism

    02/15/2006 4:51:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 213+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Feb 15, 2006 | Photographer's Mate 2nd Class (AW) Regina L. Brown and Journalist 2nd Class Zack Baddorf
    SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Nearly 6,000 Sailors and Marines and six ships of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 departed San Diego Feb. 15 for a six-month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism. The strike group completed their last training work-up, Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX), Jan. 26 and its two other required exercises, ESG Integration Exercise (ESGINT) and Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), late last year. Collectively, these exercises prepared the group for the difficult challenges that a deployment presents. “The magnificent Sailors and Marines of ESG 3 will do their duty as a vital part of...
  • 36th Infantry Division deploys to Balkans

    11/28/2005 3:40:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 34 replies · 794+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 28, 2005 | Sgt, Matthew Chlosta
    WACO, Texas (Army News Service, Nov. 28, 2005) — A day after Thanksgiving, more than 1,500 Soldiers bound for a 14-month deployment to Kosovo and Bosnia were honored in a ceremony Nov. 25 at Baylor University’s Ferrell Center. A circular sea of green seats was filled by excited and emotional family members and friends at Baylor’s indoor arena in Waco, Texas. They were there to say goodbye to their Soldiers one last time before they departed for the Balkans. It was the first time 36th Infantry Division Soldiers were deploying to Europe since World War II. During the ceremony, guest...
  • USS Norfolk Deploys for Six Months as Part of USS Nassau ESG

    11/11/2005 1:24:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 445+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Nov 11, 2005 | From Commander, U.S. Naval Submarine Force Public Affairs
    NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The fast-attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714) departed from its namesake homeport Nov. 7 for a six-month deployment as part of the USS Nassau (LHA 4) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG). Norfolk is heading to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility (AOR) in support of the global war on terrorism (GWOT). Commanding Officer Cmdr. Scott Adams is excited about this opportunity for his crew and ship to show just what the submarine force can do. “Our sub can operate in shallow water, under ice, and in congested areas in all weather conditions. We are able to...
  • 'Bulldog' deploys with two families in mind (Tissues)

    10/20/2005 5:39:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 281+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 20, 2005 | Cpl. Micah Snead
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Oct. 20, 2005) -- Sergeant Craig Meltzer did not want to leave his wife and 2-month-old daughter at home while he deployed to Iraq's Al Anbar province for six months. But, as much as he hated to leave his wife and daughter, the idea of watching his Marine family deploy without him was unthinkable. Meltzer, a 26-year-old Virginia Beach, Va., native, deployed with the Bulldogs of Marine Attack Squadron 223 from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., in August. As the senior noncommissioned officer in the AV-8B Harrier squadron's flight equipment section, the Salem High School...
  • Team from fort deploys to train Iraqis

    10/05/2005 7:29:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 225+ views
    CAMP VIRGINIA, Kuwait, -- Iraqi soldiers will learn how to obtain and use human intelligence information from a Fort Huachuca mobile training team. The first course for between 75 and 100 selected and vetted Iraqis will begin within a week at an undisclosed location in Iraq, said Maj. Eric Haupt, operations officer for the 309th Military Battalion. The Iraqis must be able to identify those within their country causing problems. To do that, they have to know who the trouble-makers are and how they operate, Haupt said. Although many insurgents are Iraqis, a number of foreign fighters have infiltrated into...
  • Trained for combat, 40th Signal Battalion deploys to Iraq

    10/03/2005 6:05:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 390+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Oct 3, 2005 | Michael Sullivan
    FORT HUACHUCA - "That's what I signed up for," said Sgt. Charles Odom as he prepared to join the rest of the 40th Signal Battalion in a ceremony at Libby Army Airfield Sunday afternoon, prior to its deployment to Iraq. About 130 members of the communications battalion are in the air today enroute to Kuwait, after stops in Indianapolis, Newfoundland, Ireland and Hungary. This will be Odom's second tour in Iraq and, although he exchanged fire with insurgents during the year he spent around Fallujah previously, he was calm about going again. "I heard it's more secure now," the 101/2-year...
  • NH Jacksonville Medical Team Deploys To Aid Hurricane Victims

    09/02/2005 3:58:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 332+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 2, 2005 | Loren Barnes
    NAVAL HOSPITAL JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Eighty-four medical personnel from Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville, Fla., boarded buses to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., Sept. 1 to rendezvous with USS Bataan (LHD 5). From there, the ship will sail to New Orleans to provide urgently needed support to relief efforts for Gulf Coast residents impacted by Hurricane Katrina. The medical personnel, including a broad range of physicians, nurses and hospital corpsmen, are assigned to one of the hospital’s deployable platforms, Casualty Receiving and Treatment Ship Team (CRTS) 8. Bataan is one of several Navy ships deployed to the hurricane relief effort....
  • HMH-461 deploys for Katrina relief (MARINE AIR WING)

    09/01/2005 3:56:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 457+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 1, 2005 | Pfc. Samuel D. White
    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. (Sept. 1, 2005) -- Approximately 120 servicemembers from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron-461 deployed in support of Joint Task Force Katrina today to provide disaster relief to the residents and city of New Orleans. The “Ironhorses” are scheduled to work hand-in-hand with several other branches of the military to provide supplies and humanitarian relief, perform search and rescue missions and reestablish the infrastructure, allowing state relief agencies access to stranded citizens. “It will be a combined effort,” said Lt. Col. Frank B. Crisafulli, HMH-461 executive officer. “We’ll be coordinating with (the Department of) Homeland...
  • U.S. Navy to Increase Maritime Protections

    05/26/2005 5:15:37 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 1 replies · 319+ views
    Defend America News ^ | May 26, 2005 | Commander U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs
    NORFOLK, Va., May 26, 2005 — The USS Saipan and two other Norfolk Naval Station-based ships deployed May 25, under the Fleet Response Plan (FRP), in support of the global war on terrorism. "Make no mistake, we are at war. FRP is all about getting ready sooner, and remaining ready longer, and the sailors on these ships are responding tremendously," U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Mark Fitzgerald Saipan is one of five East Coast ships carrying more than 2,800 sailors rapidly deploying or “surging” for an approximately three-month deployment to the European and Central Command maritime areas of responsibility. Other ships...
  • Sheriff fires employees, deploys snipers (Jonesboro, GA)

    01/04/2005 2:54:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies · 6,758+ views
    JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - On his first day on the job, the new sheriff called 27 employees into his office, stripped them of their badges, fired them, and had rooftop snipers stand guard as they were escorted out the door. The move Monday by Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill provoked an angry reaction and prompted a judge to order him to rehire the employees. "It appears ... that employees of the Sheriff were terminated without cause" and in violation of the county's civil service rules, Judge Stephen Boswell wrote in granting a 30-day restraining order. Hill, 39, defended the firings...
  • Deploying Unit Shows Differences Between Active, Reserve

    02/14/2004 6:19:41 PM PST · by Calpernia · 20 replies · 266+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb. 14, 2004 | By Jim Garamone
    It is different when a National Guard unit deploys. The "total force" includes active duty and reserve component service members. And while the missions that like units go on are identical, there are differences in the way active duty and reserve components deploy. These differences were apparent at the Feb. 12 deployment ceremony for the 30th Heavy Separate Brigade. The unit is the first National Guard combat brigade to deploy since the end of World War II. The brigade will deploy in the next few weeks, and includes units from New York, Minnesota, Maryland, California, West Virginia and Illinois. The...
  • Japan Deploys Ship Amid N. Korea Report (Aegis Destroyer)

    03/12/2003 7:57:52 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 640+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 3-13-2003
    Japan Deploys Ship Amid N. Korea Report Thursday March 13, 2003 3:30 AM TOKYO (AP) - Japan has sent a battleship to the Sea of Japan, the Defense Agency said Thursday, amid media reports that North Korea could be preparing another missile test. Defense Agency spokesman Yoshiyuki Ueno said that the Aegis-missile equipped destroyer has top-of-the-line surveillance capabilities. Ueno refused to say when it was deployed, and described its mission as part of regular patrol activities. But the dispatch came as two major Japanese newspapers reported North Korea appears to be making final preparations to test-launch its Rodong ballistic missile,...