Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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Defense Secretary Nominee Supports Modernization of Nuclear Deterrent

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s nominee for secretary of defense said he supports modernization of the nation’s strategic nuclear deterrent. “Clearly, modernization of the [strategic nuclear] triad is top priority,” Mark T. Esper said June 16 during his confirmation hearing before…

First Boeing P-8A Poseidon for United Kingdom Takes Flight

SEATTLE — The first Boeing P-8A Poseidon for the United Kingdom Royal Air Force (RAF) took off from Renton, Washington, at 10 a.m. PT on July 12, marking the first flight of this inaugural U.K. P-8A. During the 90-minute flight,…

Coast Guard Repatriates 14 Migrants to the Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon (WPC-1113) repatriated 14 Dominican migrants to a Dominican navy patrol vessel Saturday near Samaná, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage June 11 off the coast…

Coast Guard Cutter Elm to Arrive in New Homeport

ASTORIA, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Elm is scheduled to cross the Columbia River bar and arrive in Astoria, its new homeport, for the first time on July 15 at 10 a.m., the Coast Guard’s 13th District said…