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John Hyten: Modernizing Nuclear Triad is Crucial for Nat’l Defense

Gen. John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, said at a Senate hearing on the fiscal 2020 defense budget that the nation needs nuclear triad modernization, the Department of Defense said Tuesday. Hyten told senators there should be a focus on updating the triad’s communications system and producing a network of ground and space-based sensors and radars that detect missile launches.

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Force Master Chief James Herdel Named CENTCOM Leader

James Herdel, force master chief of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, has been assigned to serve as the U.S. Central Command's senior enlisted leader. He succeeds Command Sgt. Maj. William Thetford of the U.S. Army, and will perform the duties from MacDill Air Force Base in Florida, the Department of Defense said Friday

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Navy Announces Commissioning for Future USS Michael Monsoor Destroyer

The U.S. Navy is holding a commissioning ceremony for the future USS Michael Monsoor destroyer on Saturday at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, Calif., the Department of Defense said Wednesday. The second Zumwalt-class destroyer will be deployed to support naval, joint or combined maritime missions including aviation, surface and undersea operations.

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DoD Report Details Climate Change Risks for US Military Sites

A new study from the Department of Defense highlights the potential impacts of climate change on military installations across the U.S. DoD said there has been a growing need for inland and littoral flood planning and mitigation efforts, research and flood protection infrastructures to address vulnerabilities of bases from climate-related events, according to the report released Jan. 10.

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