CBIRF detachment participates in Israeli Exercise ‘United Front V’, enhances global deployability

ISRAEL — An 8-man team from Chemical Biological Incident Response Force represented the unit with 74 other American service members during Exercise United Front V in Israel, June 17-25, 2016.Other units that participated in the exercise included the Indiana 19th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package – 19th CERF-P; Indiana Task Force 1; Virginia Task Force 1; Bloomington Fire Department; Joint Force Headquarters … [Read more...]

USS Donald Cook Departs Haifa

HAIFA, Israel (NNS) — Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Haifa, Israel after a scheduled port visit, June 23.Such port visits serve to enhance U.S.-Israeli relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous region.Quotes:“Donald Cook Sailors sincerely appreciated the selfless hospitality shown by our Israeli and U.S. Embassy hosts. Haifa provided and excellent venue to strengthen maritime relationships and work … [Read more...]

USS Donald Cook Arrives in Haifa

HAIFA, Israel (NNS) — Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Haifa, Israel, for a scheduled port visit, June 19.Such port visits serve to enhance U.S.-Israeli relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous region.“My crew looks forward to this excellent opportunity to continue building relationships with our Israeli partners and experience the rich history and culture of Israel,” said Cmdr. Timothy Moore, … [Read more...]

Carter, Israeli Defense Minister Discuss Security Issues

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2016 — During a bilateral meeting at the Pentagon today, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-Israeli defense relationship, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Daniel Kitts performs the first arrestment of an F-35C Lightning II with external weapons at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Feb. 10, 2016. This week, Israel will be the first U.S. partner … [Read more...]

Readout of Secretary Carter’s Meeting with Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout:   Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman for a bilateral meeting at the Pentagon today. Secretary Carter and Minister Lieberman reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.- Israeli defense relationship and the United States’ unwavering commitment to Israel’s security. They also discussed regional security challenges in the Middle East and areas of mutual defense … [Read more...]

1,608 US, Multinational Leaders Graduate From NWC

NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) — One thousand, six hundred and eight students graduated from U.S. Naval War College (NWC), June 17, during a ceremony held at Dewey Field at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island.“Today our students are joining a long line of distinguished Naval War College graduates that extends back 131 years,” said Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe III, NWC’s president. “Through their dedicated efforts and hard work, our students have refined their critical thinking … [Read more...]

U.S. Naval Academy Announces Inaugural Bancroft Award Recipient

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (NNS) — The U.S. Naval Academy is scheduled to present the inaugural Bancroft Award for Exceptional Leadership Achievement to Ryan Crocker, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq.The Superintendent of the Naval Academy will present the Bancroft Award to Ambassador Crocker during the fall semester, when he will also be invited to speak to the 4,500 member Brigade of Midshipmen.The Academy initiated the Bancroft Award to recognize accomplished leaders who are not Naval … [Read more...]

Holocaust survivor shares her story at Days of Remembrance observance

Fort Huachuca, Arizona–While she was never interred in a concentration camp during World War II, this Jewish woman survived life events that were no less horrific.Wanda Wolosky was one of seven Holocaust survivors who visited Fort Huachuca and shared her story on May 15 during the fort’s Days of Remembrance observance. Her message — remember the atrocities of our past to prevent the injustices of our future.Born in Warsaw, Poland, Wolosky and her mother lived in the Warsaw … [Read more...]