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Navy Assigns Patrick Piercey Chief of Staff at U.S. European Command

The U.S. Navy has assigned Rear Adm. Patrick Piercey, currently director of operations with the U.S. Pacific Command, to serve with the U.S. European Command as chief of staff. With this assignment, Piercey will be transferred from Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii, to Stuttgart, Germany, the Defense Department said Friday. He began his military service in 1985 upon graduating from …

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NATO to Form New Commands for Maritime Security, Logistics

NATO has cleared plans to establish two new commands in an effort to optimize maritime security, logistics and military mobility, DoD News reported Wednesday. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters that the organization will form a joint force command for the Atlantic to help secure sea-based communication lines between North America and …

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U.S. Navy and NATO Ships Participate at Formidable Shield Exercise

The U.S. Navy and naval forces from seven other NATO member countries have engaged in an integrated air and missile defense scenario Saturday as part of the Formidable Shield 2017 exercise. Warships from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, UK and U.S. defended against a ballistic missile and three anti-ship cruise missiles during …

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Report: Germany Seeks Classified F-35 Data from Pentagon

Germany has asked the U.S. Defense Department through a letter to provide classified data on the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter aircraft as the country’s air force prepares to replace its fleet of Tornado jets between 2025 and 2035, Reuters reported Wednesday. A group of officers within the German air force …

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NASA Study: Biofuels Can Reduce Jet Engine Particle Emission

A NASA-led study has found that the use of biofuels to power jet engines can reduce particle emission levels by 50 percent to 70 percent. The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions Study includes findings from a cooperative international research program that involved agencies from Germany and Canada, NASA said Thursday. ACCESS examined the …

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