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Fiscal Year 2015 Sales Exceed $47B

WASHINGTON, October 22, 2015 - The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announces sales of $47.085 billion for fiscal year 2015.

Sales under the government-to-government Foreign Military Sales Program totaled $35.359 billion.  Along with sales executed using U.S. government appropriations under various security cooperation and security assistance authorities such as Foreign Military Financing (FMF), and DoD programs, totaled $11.726 billion, totaling $47.085 billion for fiscal year 2015.

Global Security Contingency Fund Helps African Partners Take the Fight to Boko Haram

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JULY 27, 2015

Humanitarian assistance projects provide disaster relief in Nepal

Story by John Budnik

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently completed two humanitarian assistance construction projects that are now providing critical support services to the population of Kathmandu, Nepal, in the wake of the deadly earthquakes that struck in April and May.

AIRSHOW-U.S. arms makers say sales process improving but still too slow

By Andrea Shalal

(Reuters) - American weapons makers this week welcomed a push by U.S. government agencies to better coordinate on arms sales policies, but say most deals still take far too long to process, frustrating potential customers.

Many U.S. arms makers have sought to offset declines in American and European defense spending by boosting international sales, but they regularly complain that slow government approvals of deals frustrates some customers and drives them to look at offers from non-U.S companies.

U.S. Airlift Delivers Aid to People of Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 17, 2015 – Joint Task Force 505 continues its commitment to Nepal by conducting humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations, JTF 505 officials said today.

“The United States Military will remain committed to our mission here in Nepal,” said Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John E. Wissler, JTF 505 commander. “We will continue to stand with Nepal as long as our friends need our help.”

U.S. Aircraft Land in Nepal to Assist Earthquake Recovery

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2015 — U.S. military aircraft landed in Kathmandu, Nepal, yesterday to assist in recovery efforts following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck there April 25, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters today.

The Defense Department’s primary contribution to the recovery work involves rotary-wing assets, Warren said.

Five U.S. Marine Corps aircraft -- a UH-1Y Huey helicopter and four MV-22 Ospreys, began arriving in Nepal yesterday morning, he said.

Three years, two partner nations, one mission

VINNYTSIA, Ukraine - Three years ago, the U.S. European Command consolidated military installations located throughout Europe. As installations closed and buildings were emptied, office furniture, computers, beds, and other furniture and equipment piled up in U.S.-owned warehouses in Italy.

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U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Nepal Totals $12.5 Million

By Embassy of the U.S., Nepal, May 01, 2015

The U.S. Government has committed $12.5 million in humanitarian funding to aid relief efforts in Nepal following the April 25 earthquake.  U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funds totaling $12.5 million will reach urban and rural communities in the hardest hit districts throughout Nepal.

DoD Sends Aircraft to Support Disaster-Assistance Operations in Nepal

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2015 – The United States has sent an Air Force aircraft to Nepal to deliver personnel and cargo in support of disaster-relief operations, according to Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren.

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit the country yesterday, reportedly leaving more than 4,200 dead and more than 7,000 injured. Thousands of people are currently reported to be without food, water or shelter.

United States Welcomes Polish Missile Defense Tender

U.S. Embassy in Poland, April 21, 2015

The United States welcomes today's announcement from the Polish Ministry of Defense that Raytheon’s PATRIOT system has been awarded the “Vistula” integrated air and missile defense tender. Poland is a stalwart NATO ally, and its defense modernization program and strong support of Wales NATO Summit commitments, such as the 2 percent GDP defense investment pledge, directly fortifies the military strength of the Alliance. The United States remains committed to Poland's security and NATO's collective defense.

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