Category archives for: Authorities

RIMPAC’s Maritime Component Commander Thanks Hawaii

A veteran newscaster in Hawaii and anchor of KHON(FOX)2′s Wake Up 2day show, gave Canadian Rear Adm. Gilles Couturier an honorary title during an interview July 24 about Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014.   Couturier, who has participated in five RIMPAC exercises over the years, was named by Ron Mizutani as an “honorary Kama’ina” […]

Canadian Minister Nicholson Participates in Unveiling of Korea Memorial Monument

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence of Canada, along with the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs and other dignitaries, participated yesterday in the unveiling of the Korea Memorial Monument in Spencer Smith Park, Burlington, Ontario.   “We must always remain grateful to our veterans of the Korean War, which was one […]

USA: EODMU 11 Changes Command

The U.S. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 held a change of command ceremony July 25 at Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach, California. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Ford Ewaldsen Jr. relieved Cmdr. Keith Dowling as Commanding Officer of EODMU-11.   Dowling assumed command of EODMU-11 in April 2012. During his time as commander, […]

CENTCOM Commander Pays Visit to USS George H. W. Bush

CENTCOM Commander Pays Visit to USS George H. W. Bush

Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander, U.S. Central Command, spoke to the crew of the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77), provided an update on current events and thanked them for their service July 26.   “I just wanted to come out today and tell everyone thank you for what you do,” […]

USS Fort Worth Hosts Change of Command Ceremony

USS Fort Worth Hosts Change of Command Ceremony

Cmdr. Kendall Bridgewater officially took over the reins of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) in a time honored change of command ceremony on board the ship while pierside at Naval Base San Diego, July 25.   Command of LCS Crew 104, known as the Juggernauts and currently “on hull” aboard Forth […]

USS Mount Whitney Welcomes NAVEUR Commander Aboard

USS Mount Whitney Welcomes NAVEUR Commander Aboard

Adm. Mark Ferguson, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, visited the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) in Gaeta, July 25, for the first since taking command.   During an all-hands call with Sailors, Ferguson expressed his appreciation and gratitude for the hard work they do on a daily basis. […]

USS Donald Cook Sails Back to Rota, Spain

USS Donald Cook Sails Back to Rota, Spain

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 25, after completing her first patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.   Donald Cook arrived on station in February, and departed Rota a month later to conduct naval operations with partners and allies in both the […]

Peruvian MoD Orders LAVs from General Dynamics Land Systems

The Peruvian Ministry of Defence has awarded a USD$67 million contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for 32 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) for the Peruvian Marines.   General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company’s parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics. The contract was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown corporation […]

USCG: 97 Cuban Migrants Sent Back to Cuba

The US Coast Guard repatriated 97 Cuban migrants that were rescued during a busy week of illegal migration attempts from Cuba.   The repatriation was the result of 10 separate groups attempting to illegally enter the United States aboard rustic vessels in the Florida Straits dating back to July 14, 2014. “Our main concern is […]

Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe Visits Romania

Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR) General Sir Adrian Bradshaw reinforced NATO’s commitment to collective defence with a visit to Bucharest, Romania on Thursday, 24 July. In light of the Ukraine Crisis, NATO continues to implement a series of comprehensive assurance measures on land, sea and air in which Romania has played a vital role. […]


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