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USS Normandy CO Relieved Over Misconduct Allegations

USS Normandy CO Relieved Over Misconduct Allegations

USS Normandy (CG-60), pictured, steams alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG-61) during a formation transit as part of the Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group, Oct. 25, 2022. US Navy Photo

The commander of a guided-missile cruiser assigned to the Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group has been relieved from his position due to allegations of misconduct, USNI News has learned. Read More

China Will Increase Pressure on Taiwan in Next Two Years Rather Than Invade, Says Pentagon Official

China Will Increase Pressure on Taiwan in Next Two Years Rather Than Invade, Says Pentagon Official

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin H. Kahl holds a press briefing about the latest security assistance package in support of Ukraine at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 2022. DoD Photo

The Pentagon’s top civilian for policy does not think China is likely to attack Taiwan in the next two years, although he expects Beijing to ratchet up pressure on Tapei as Xi Jinping continues to expand his military’s capabilities for a possible amphibious invasion. Read More

Fuel Completely Removed From Red Hill Pipes

Fuel Completely Removed From Red Hill Pipes

Joshua Kaufman, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Pearl Harbor Supervisory Distribution Facilities Specialist, and other NAVSUP FLC Pearl Harbor Fuel Distribution System Specialists open tank valves aboard U.S. Navy Fuel Oil Barge (YON 328) during an unpacking operation at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Hawaii, on Oct. 28, 2022. U.S. Army Photo

The Joint Task Force – Red Hill completely removed fuel from three pipelines at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, one of the steps in defueling and closing the space. Read More

U.S., South Korea Extend Air Force Exercise in Response to North Korea Missile Launches

U.S., South Korea Extend Air Force Exercise in Response to North Korea Missile Launches

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and South Korean Minister of National Defense Lee Jong-Sup conduct a press conference at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., on Nov. 3, 2022. U.S. Air Force Photo

The United States and the Republic of Korea will extend a joint Air Force exercise in response to missile launches from North Korea, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced Thursday.

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U.S. Army Expanding Interoperability with Navy, Marines in the Pacific

U.S. Army Expanding Interoperability with Navy, Marines in the Pacific

Indonesian soldiers begin dismounting from an UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter for their joint training rehearsal as part of Super Garuda Shield 2022 in Baturaja, Indonesia, Aug. 8, 2022. US Army Photo

Developing relationships and enhancing interoperability with allies partners through exercises and engagements is the focus for U.S. Army Pacific, officials from the command told reporters last week. Read More