Combatant Commander

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Name: Combatant Commander
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

Fast and light: Army overhauls its gear strategy

WASHINGTON — The Army is putting the finishing touches on a bold new strategy for how it pre-positions stocks of critical equipment around the globe, how it uses those stocks to speed deployments — and who pays for it.Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno ... [Published Air Force Times - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 2 reports

Armament Directorate reaches milestone with JASSM-ER

The Armament Directorate celebrated a milestone with the delivery of the first production lot of Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Extended Range missiles to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, last month.The JASSM family of weapons, JASSM and JASSM-ER variants, ... [Published Northwest Florida Daily News - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

First production JASSM-ER missiles delivered

Leave a CommentA test JASSM-ER round being launched from a B-1B. (USAF)The USAF has taken delivery of the first production lot of Lockheed Martin JASSM-ER missiles.The JASSM-ER is a longer range version of the 400km range JASSM which is in service with ... [Published Australian Aviation Magazine - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

The Asia Pivot Comes Up Short—Again

The U.S. Marine Corps is questioning whether it can implement the Obama Administration’s much-vaunted strategic shift to the Asia-Pacific.“We are on our way…to a less than a 300-hundred ship Navy,” said General John M. Paxton Jr., assistant commandant ... [Published Heritage Foundation - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Bombers train on long-range capabilities

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AFNS) -- Two B-52 Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and two B-2 Spirit bombers from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., recently flew non-stop from their home stations to training ranges in Hawaii to exercise ... [Published Air Force Link - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 2 reports

Army testing combat boots, camouflage patterns

Soldiers in Afghanistan have reported durability problems with their boots when negotiating the rough terrain, so the Army now issues mountain combat boots to Soldiers who are deploying there. Pictured here are Soldiers patrolling Nuristan Province.. ... [Published United States Army - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Air Force officials stress balance in face of budget constraints

By Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Air Force Public Affairs Agency Operating Location-P / Published March 27, 2014WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- While testifying on Capitol Hill March 25, DoD's top personnel leaders all agreed that in light of likely future budget reductions, ... [Published GlobalSecurity.org - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

The Total Force and the Operational “Bumper”

The Air Force will soon undertake an experiment to see if it can successfully integrate more Air National Guard units into its Air Expeditionary Force construct to meet combatant commander requirements, Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said during a Center ... [Published Air Force Association - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Welsh Discusses Air Force Capabilities, Missions

By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 – The core missions of the Air Force have not changed since the service was established in 1947, but how airmen perform those missions has and will continue to change, the Air Force ... [Published GlobalSecurity.org - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

Commander: U.S. military can’t conduct amphibious operations in the Pacific

The U.S. Marine Corps may be shrinking, but American allies in the Pacific are building their own amphibious forces and training them to fight alongside U.S. troops.WASHINGTON — The Navy and Marines do not have enough assets to carry out a contested amphibious ... [Published Stars and Stripes - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 2 reports

Pentagon budget 2015: US Navy prioritises shipbuilding at expense of aviation … – IHS Jane’s 360

Key PointsFiscal constraints forced the USN to defer acquisition of a fourth LCS in FY 2015 and also to delay procurement of LX(R) by one yearThe navy will continue to acquire two Virginia-class attack submarines and two Arleigh Burke destroyers through ... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. Army Major To Speak About Ukraine At Broward College

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — A U.S. Army Major General will give a special talk at Broward College on Monday about the military situation in Ukraine.Major General Rick L. Waddell  is expected to talk about the U.S. military implications of the Russian ... [Published CBS Miami - Mar 24 2014]

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Major general Scott Jansson said, "The initial delivery of the extended range variant of JASSM gives the combatant commander the ability to reach far deeper into contested areas with lethal precision."
...cruise missile can reach targets more than two and half times farther than the JASSM, enabling forces to neutralize targets while minimizing risk. "The initial delivery of the extended range variant of JASSM gives the combatant commander the ability to reach far deeper into contested areas with lethal precision,” said Maj Gen. Scott Jansson , Air Force program executive officer for weapons. JASSM and JASSM-ER share 70 percent of the same hardware and 90 percent of software. Only the B-1B bomber carries JASSM-ER, but USAF officials are considering equipping the F-15E, F-16, and B-52 to carry it, states the release. (See also JASSM-ER Completes Initial Operational Capability Flight Testing and More Extended-Range JASSMs .)"
...Accordingly, F-22 modernization is consistent with the DSG to "invest as required to ensure [the] ability to operate effectively in [anti-access and area denial] environments" . Focused on maintaining operational superiority against the evolving threat, the FY15 budget request for F-22 modernization investment includes $330.6M...
"JASSM-ER delivers a revolutionary capability to the warfighter," Bandy said. "A capability resulting from close collaboration between the end item user, acquisition community and our contractor team."

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In Shift to Africa, US Troops Find Complicated ... [Published Air Force Times - Apr 19 2014]
A-4 ADA officially back home ‘THAAD’ uncases co... [Published Fort Bliss Bugle - Apr 17 2014]
CNP answers questions from worldwide all-hands [Published Norfolk Navy Flagship - Apr 16 2014]
Air Force budget focuses on preserving capabili... [Published Air Force Link - Apr 15 2014]
New expectations, new training: EF-21 requires ... [Published Marine Corps Times - Apr 14 2014]
Fast and light: Army overhauls its gear strategy [Published Air Force Times - Apr 13 2014]
Armament Directorate reaches milestone with JAS... [Published Northwest Florida Daily News - Apr 11 2014]
USAF receives first production lot of JASSM-ER ... [Published Air Force Technology - Apr 11 2014]
Army testing combat boots, camouflage patterns [Published Guidon - Apr 10 2014]
Seabees Epitomize Expeditionary During Remote C... [Published militaryfeed.com - Apr 10 2014]
First production JASSM-ER missiles delivered [Published Australian Aviation Magazine - Apr 10 2014]
First JASSM-ER Production Lot Delivered [Published Air Force Association - Apr 10 2014]
The Asia Pivot Comes Up Short—Again [Published Heritage Foundation - Apr 09 2014]
Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Airland H... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Apr 09 2014]
Missile delivery marks milestone for Armament D... [Published Air Force Link - Apr 09 2014]
NIU International Intelligence Fellows Program ... [Published Defense Intelligence Agency - Apr 07 2014]
Bombers train on long-range capabilities [Published Air Force Link - Apr 04 2014]
WAREX 2014 equips Soldiers for combat deployments [Published Black Anthem - Apr 03 2014]
Army testing combat boots, camouflage patterns [Published United States Army - Apr 02 2014]
Army testing combat boots, camouflage patterns [Published militaryfeed.com - Apr 02 2014]
Pentagon budget 2015: US Navy prioritises shipb... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 30 2014]
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense H... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 29 2014]
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense H... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 28 2014]
Pentagon budget 2015: US Navy prioritises shipb... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 28 2014]
Air Force officials stress balance in face of b... [Published GlobalSecurity.org - Mar 28 2014]
The Total Force and the Operational “Bumper” [Published Air Force Association - Mar 28 2014]
Welsh Discusses Air Force Capabilities, Missions [Published GlobalSecurity.org - Mar 27 2014]
Pentagon budget 2015: US Navy prioritises shipb... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 25 2014]
EVENT INVITE – The Battle on the Final Frontier... [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Mar 25 2014]
Commander: U.S. military can’t conduct amphibio... [Published Stars and Stripes - Mar 25 2014]
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Seabees Epitomize Expeditionary During Remote C... [Published militaryfeed.com - Apr 10 2014]
RAILACO, Timor Leste (NNS) — Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1′s Civic Construction Action Detail (CCAD) Timor Leste, are renovating a community health center in the Ermera district of Timor Leste as part of their 2014 Pacific ...
Army testing combat boots, camouflage patterns [Published militaryfeed.com - Apr 02 2014]
FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Army News Service, March 31, 2014) — Young Soldiers often want to wear a uniform that looks cool, while lawmakers want cost effectiveness, but the Army’s priority is protecting the Soldier from harm. That’s what Col. Robert ...
Pentagon budget 2015: US Navy prioritises shipb... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 30 2014]
Key PointsFiscal constraints forced the USN to defer acquisition of a fourth LCS in FY 2015 and also to delay procurement of LX(R) by one yearThe navy will continue to acquire two Virginia-class attack submarines and two Arleigh Burke destroyers through ...
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense H... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 29 2014]
Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc. I. America’s Crisis Response Force The United States Marine Corps is the nation’s crisis response force. Since our founding in 1775, Marines have answered the nation’s call, faithfully protecting the American ...
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense H... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 28 2014]
Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc. I. America’s Crisis Response Force The United States Marine Corps is the nation’s crisis response force. Since our founding in 1775, Marines have answered the nation’s call, faithfully protecting the American ...
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