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Jan. 23, 2023
Exercise Obangame Express 2023 kicks off in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS, Nigeria —
Obangame Express (OE23), the largest multinational maritime exercise in Western and Central Africa, kicked off its 12th year with 33 participating nations, Jan. 23, 2023.
Jan. 18, 2023
Father – Daughter duo makes history
PINE BLUFFS, Wyo. —
On Jan. 6, 2023, Lt. Col. Raymundo Vann Jr., and his daughter Capt. Gabriella Graham, stepped into the launch control capsule at Echo-01 missile alert facility and assumed the alert together.
Jan. 17, 2023
Kicking off 2023 with Barksdale’s big bomb-loading battle
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE L.A, -- —
Load crews compete by loading munitions onto their respective aircraft while being judged on speed, safety and accuracy.
Jan. 1, 2023
Cohesion at sea: Maritime deterrence and defense throughout 2022
Naples, Italy —
In the Baltic Sea, Estonian troops and U.S. Marines rehearse amphibious assault drills, storming the beach and quickly seizing objectives in concert as the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) patrols the horizon.
Dec. 26, 2022
President signs National Defense Authorization Act into law
President Joe Biden has signed the Fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act into law, allotting $816.7 billion to the Defense Department.
Dec. 9, 2022
New commander- same mission as U.S. Strategic Command conducts change of command
Offutt AFB —
U.S. Air Force Gen. Anthony J. Cotton relieved U.S. Navy Adm. Charles "Chas" A. Richard as commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) during a ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base.
Dec. 8, 2022
Bussiere assumes command of Air Force Global Strike Command
Barksdale Air Force Base —
Gen. Thomas Bussiere assumed command of Air Force Global Strike Command during a ceremony Dec. 7, becoming the newest leader of the organization responsible for the nation's only intercontinental ballistic missile and strategic bomber forces.
Dec. 2, 2022
B-21 Raider makes public debut, will become backbone of Air Force’s bomber fleet
PALMDALE, Calif. (AFNS) —
The U.S. Air Force unveiled its newest bomber aircraft, the B-21 Raider, designed to operate in tomorrow's high-end threat environment.
Nov. 28, 2022
USS West Virginia visits Diego Garcia during extended deterrence patrol
DIEGO GARCIA, British Indian Ocean Territory —
The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS West Virginia (SSBN 736) stopped in Diego Garcia for a brief port visit Oct. 25-31, 2022, during an extended deterrence patrol providing security and stability to our Allies.
Nov. 17, 2022
Five Allied Carrier Strike Groups Patrol Waters in NATO's Area of Operations
MONS, Belgium —
MONS, Belgium – Five Allied aircraft carriers will be operating in the Atlantic Ocean and the North and Mediterranean Seas in November, as part of their regularly scheduled activities.