Nine 10th AAMDC Soldiers reenlist during Juniper Cobra

Nine Soldiers of the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command took advantage of the beautiful weather and the energy of the newly reformed joint task force supporting Juniper Cobra, and reenlisted in a mass ceremony during the joint exercise with Israeli Military Forces on February 23. The Joint Task Force Deputy Commanding General, Brig. Gen. John H. Hort, presided over the ceremony at an undisclosed location during the exercise. The USAREUR Command Sergeant Major Sheryl D. Lyon was also in … [Read more...]

USASAC employee honored for top-notch support

The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command has recognized one of its own for excellent service. Tracy Engler, the Israel country program manager, was named USASAC’s Employee of the Quarter for what her supervisor described as her attention to detail and willingness to “put in whatever time is required to provide a professional product.” “She really takes her job personally and never falls short of providing top-notch support to Israel,” her supervisor and AFRICOM … [Read more...]

Carter, Israeli Counterpart Agree to Increased Cyber Cooperation

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2016 — Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon agreed today to increased cooperation in the cyber domain to enhance their nations’ cyber defense capabilities, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.In a statement summarizing a meeting between the two defense leaders at the Pentagon, Cook said Carter reaffirmed the “unshakeable” U.S. commitment to Israel’s security and the importance of the U.S.-Israeli defense … [Read more...]

Readout of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s Meeting With Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya’alon

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout: Secretary Carter hosted Israeli Minister of Defense, Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon at the Pentagon today for a lunch and bilateral meeting. Secretary Carter reaffirmed the United States’ unshakeable commitment to the security of Israel and the importance of the U.S.-Israel defense relationship. The secretary and the minister agreed to increased cooperation in the cyber domain to enhance each nation’s … [Read more...]

USS Carney Returns from U.S. 6th Fleet Patrol

NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (NNS) — USS Carney (DDG 64) returned to Rota, Spain, March 13, after a four month patrol in in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Carney departed Rota on November 7, 2015, beginning its first Forward Deployed Naval Force (FDNF) patrol in support of ballistic missile defense of Europe and Operation Atlantic Resolve. “From the English channel to the Coast of Syria, Carney has covered over 20,700 nautical miles. I couldn’t be more proud of the crew … [Read more...]

Marshall Center counterterrorism students delve into ‘Munich Massacre’ lessons learned

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — The lasting memory of the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich is not of athletes in triumph, but of terrorists in ski masks, blood, terror and death. Close to the end of the Munich Olympic Games, a group of eight members of the Black September Palestinian terrorist organization broke into the Olympic Village and took 11 Israeli Olympic team members hostage and eventually killed, along with a German police officer. The subsequent standoff in the Olympic … [Read more...]

USS Stout Welcomes Distinguished Visitors

NORFOLK (NNS) — Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) welcomed two distinguished visitors March 8 while pierside at Naval Station Norfolk. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work and retired Israeli Air Force Maj. Gen. Dan Harel, director general of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, visited Stout for a shipboard tour and press conference lead by Cmdr. Adam Cheatham, commanding officer of Stout. “The visit went very well,” said Command Master Chief … [Read more...]

903rd Contracting Battalion supports Juniper Cobra 16

The 903rd Contracting Battalion’s 627th Contracting Team was recently in Israel to support exercise Juniper Cobra 2016. The two-man contracting team has been on the ground since early January and is scheduled to be among the last personnel out in late March. The team is on hand to contract for supplies and services including transportation, toilets, laundry services and power generation. The team is also actively participating in exercise-play. There is one major operational contract … [Read more...]