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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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Heidi Shyu: Army Eyes Long-Range Surface-to-Surface Missiles, Patriot System Updates

  The U.S. Army‘s top acquisition official has said the service branch considers surface-to-surface, long-range missile development a high priority investment in order to “operate in a much more contested environment,” Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. “Long-range precision fires is something the Pacific Command has indicated they really need to have,” Heidi …

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Aegis System, SM-3 Destroy Target During Test

The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Navy sailors test-fired a Standard Missile-3 in the Pacific Ocean Thursday with an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense 4.0. system An SM-3 missile launched from the USS Lake Erie to intercept a target fired from a Kauai, Hawaii-based facility, the Defense Department said Friday. The …

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Profile: Navy Adm. Tim Keating

Navy Adm. Tim Keating retired from military service in December 2009, when he completed a three-year term as commander of the Honolulu-based U.S. Pacific Command. As Paccom lead, he was responsible for a geographic area comprised of nearly 3.4 billion people and half the surface of the earth. He visited …

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