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U.S., Partner-nations Conduct Humanitarian Airdrop in Iraq

 

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2014 — American military planes along with Australian, French and British aircraft airdropped humanitarian aid to the town of Amirli in Iraq, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement issued today.

U.S. aircraft also conducted airstrikes against nearby ISIL terrorists in order to support the humanitarian mission, Kirby said in his statement.

Kirby’s statement reads as follows:

Security enterprise builds partnership with Liberian Army

LIBERIA (Aug. 25, 2014) -- The Republic of Liberia in West Africa has a long connection with the United States, having been colonized by freed African-Americans in the 1820s. Since the early 1940s, U.S. military advisers have played a key role in the development of the Liberian military, and assisted with building security in the West African region. 

Colonel Weir Assumes the Directorship at DIILS

NEWPORT, RI, 1 Aug 2014. Colonel Steven B. Weir, JA, United States Army, assumed the directorship of the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS), in a change of command ceremony officiated by Vice Admiral Joseph W. Rixey, Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.  Colonel Weir is the 11th Director of DIILS.

Hagel Urges Expanded U.S.-Indian Defense Cooperation

By Nick SimeoneDoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today called for the United States and India to do more to transform their defense relationship through increased partnerships in production and technology, given the edge he said both nations have in science and innovation.

Humanitarian Assistance Continues in Iraq

By Claudette RouloDoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 – The United States and Britain have flown 14 humanitarian airdrops since Aug. 7 to Yezidi refugees in the Sinjar Mountains in Iraq, a Defense Department official said today.

U.S., Qatar Sign Letters on $11 Billion in Helicopters, Defense Systems

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today hosted Qatar's Minister of State for Defense Affairs Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah at the Pentagon to sign letters of offer and acceptance for Apache helicopters and Patriot and Javelin defense systems valued at $11 billion.

"Today's signing ceremony underscores the strong partnership between the United States and Qatar in the area of security and defense and will help improve our bilateral cooperation across a range of military operations," Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement.

Soldiers build MacGyver style antennas in Latvia

ADAZI, Latvia -- Paratroopers and Latvian Soldiers learned to operate each other's radios and create improvised antennas during a land-navigation exercise in Adazi, Latvia, July 1.

Latvian soldiers with 2nd Company, 2nd Battalion, and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, based at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, learned to build antennas from raw materials and studied the differences and similarities between Latvian and American radio equipment.

USASAC bridges Nepal humanitarian assistance

Chairman Stresses Value of Military Partnerships

HONOLULU, July 2, 2014 — Partnering with the forces of other nations is a hallmark of the American military, and it will be even more important in the future than it is today, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here yesterday.

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said at the Honolulu International Forum that the U.S. military partnering with the militaries of other nations “enhances our allies and partners strengths and reduces our risks.”

Face of Defense: Marine Helps Afghan Forces Become Accountable

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, June 9, 2014 – Marine Corps 1st Lt. Manuel Ruiz is helping Afghanistan’s national security forces learn about accountability.

Ruiz is a Miami native who serves as officer in charge of the NATO-based End Use Monitoring Program and as platoon commander with Landing Support Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 37, 3rd Marine Division, currently serving here with the International Security Assistance Force’s Regional Command South.

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