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Garry Bonelli Installed As Port Of San Diego Chairman; Calls For Upgrade Of Ferry Landing | Coronado Eagle and Journal

Bonelli background includes 13 years of active duty in the Navy SEALs, plus an additional 32 years in the SEAL Reserves. Source: Garry Bonelli Installed As Port Of San Diego Chairman; Calls For Upgrade Of Ferry Landing | Coronado Eagle and Journal   Read More »

U.S.-Taliban Agree on Troop Withdrawal Plan, Sources Tell VOA | Voice of America

The United States and the Taliban may have agreed on a plan for American troops to leave Afghanistan, sources privy to the development told VOA Saturday. In return, the insurgent group has given assurances that no international terrorist groups would be allowed to use Afghan soil to threaten America or any other country in future. The understanding is the outcome ... Read More »

Destroyer USS McFaul deploys from Naval Station Norfolk | Virginia First

The ship is named after Chief Petty Officer Donald McFaul, a Navy Seal who died in 1989 during the U.S. invasion of Panama. It was the first ship in the Navy named after a chief petty officer. Source: Destroyer USS McFaul deploys from Naval Station Norfolk | Virginia First   Read More »

Navy holds commissioning ceremony for USS Michael Monsoor, named for local hero who died to save others | Orange County Register

“The USS Michael Monsoor is manned and ready and reports for duty.” With those words, the Navy’s newest destroyer, named for a Garden Grove High School graduate and posthumous Medal of Honor recipient, was commissioned into service, her new crew lining the bow and standing at attention. Monsoor’s final brave act – diving onto a grenade to save his fellow ... Read More »

Navy sends second message to Moscow this month | Navy Times

By passing through the Bosporus Strait on Saturday, the Navy’s guided missile destroyer Donald Cook became the second American warship to enter the Black Sea this month amid ongoing tensions with Moscow. Two weeks before, the dock landing ship Fort McHenry arrived at the Romanian port of Constanta to begin exercises with Bucharest’s frigate Regele Ferdinand — while being shadowed ... Read More »

Pair of Guam airmen face trial on sex offenses in unrelated cases | Stars and Stripes

A pair of airmen assigned to Andersen Air Force Base on Guam face separate courts-martials there in the coming weeks for sexual and related offenses. Trial is expected to start Feb. 11 for Tech. Sgt. Donald Frierson Jr. for the alleged 2017 sexual assault of a child in Germany, according to the Air Force court docket and a copy of ... Read More »

7th Group soldier faces court-martial on assault charges | NWF Daily News

A court-martial begins Monday for a 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) officer who faces six counts of assault and two counts of violating a catch-all provision of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Meanwhile, Maj. Jason Sartori also is involved in a federal civil dispute he filed against his ex-wife over emails she found on his computer. According to ... Read More »

Airman Killed at Texas Apartment Complex | Military.com

An airman was shot and killed Sunday night in front of his wife at an apartment complex in Texas, local officials said. The Cedar Park Police Department identified the active-duty airman Monday as Austin Robert Burroughs, 22. The airman first class was a student stationed at Presidio of Monterey, Calif., according to records from the Air Force Personnel Center. About ... Read More »

Here’s one of the big guns competing to be SOCOM’s next lightweight medium machine gun | Army Times

Attendees at a range day during one of the largest gun and outdoor shows in the world got a first look at a machine gun one manufacturer hopes can replace the M240, 7.62mm machine gun for Special Operations Command. Sig Sauer held a demonstration fire with its recently unveiled .338 Norma Magnum, belt-fed machine gun this week as part of ... Read More »

USS America amphibious assault ship to replace USS Wasp in Japan, report says | Stars and Stripes

The Navy’s newest flat-deck amphibious assault ship will replace the USS Wasp as the flagship for Task Force 76 at Sasebo Naval Base, Japan, according to a recent report by the U.S. Naval Institute. The USS America will arrive in Sasebo around May, according to a report by the Military Times. The Wasp, an 844-foot flat-deck amphibious assault ship, which ... Read More »