Category Archives: orders

New in 2021: Will you be getting orders to an Arctic base?

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A thawing and increasingly competitive Arctic Ocean has led military leaders in recent years to assess the feasibility of basing troops in the frigid region. Early next year, Pentagon officials say, an assessment of such bases, referred to as “Strategic Arctic Ports” will be released. The study for such basing, tucked into the 2020 defense […]

Trump orders most American troops to leave Somalia. AFRICOM says they are redeploying elsewhere in region

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday it is pulling most U.S. troops out of Somalia on President Donald Trump’s orders, continuing a post-election push by Trump to shrink U.S. involvement in counterterrorism missions abroad. Without providing details, the Pentagon said in a short statement that “a majority” of U.S. troops and assets in Somalia […]

Trump orders most American troops to leave Somalia. AFRICOM says they are redeploying elsewhere in region

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday it is pulling most U.S. troops out of Somalia on President Donald Trump’s orders, continuing a post-election push by Trump to shrink U.S. involvement in counterterrorism missions abroad. Without providing details, the Pentagon said in a short statement that “a majority” of U.S. troops and assets in Somalia […]

Trump orders the removal of some feds from competitive service

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Federal employees that perform work in a confidential, policy-determining, policy-making or policy-advocating capacity will be moved out of the competitive service and onto a new schedule under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump Oct. 21. The order pertains to career employees that are not part of the Senior Executive Service and are not […]

US Navy orders General Dynamics NASSCO to stop work after small fire on USS Kearsarge

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WASHINGTON — A rapidly extinguished fire aboard the amphibious assault ship Kearsarge prompted the Navy to issue a “stop work order” Friday to General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in Norfolk, Naval Sea Systems Command told Defense News Saturday. The incident started when a spark from welding landed on nearby material, which was then quickly put out […]

US Navy orders General Dynamics NASSCO to stop work after small fire on USS Kearsarge

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WASHINGTON — A rapidly extinguished fire aboard the amphibious assault ship Kearsarge prompted the Navy to issue a “stop work order” Friday to General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in Norfolk, Naval Sea Systems Command told Defense News Saturday. The incident started when a spark from welding landed on nearby material, which was then quickly put out […]

SECDEF orders after action review of National Guard efforts during civil unrest duties

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper has ordered an after-action review of the National Guard’s response to civil unrest that roiled the nation in the wake of the May 25 killing of George Floyd, a black man prosecutors say was murdered by a white Minneapolis police officer. “The after action review will specifically evaluate the National Guard’s […]

Trump orders massive cut to US troop numbers in Germany: report

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The U.S. military will reduce its footprint in Germany by nearly one-third after President Donald Trump ordered a dramatic drawdown in force levels from the key NATO ally, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The newspaper cited White House officials who said the move was outlined in a memorandum signed White House National Security […]

Trump orders massive cut to US troop numbers in Germany: report

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The U.S. military will reduce its footprint in Germany by nearly one-third after President Donald Trump ordered a dramatic drawdown in force levels from the key NATO ally, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The newspaper cited White House officials who said the move was outlined in a memorandum signed White House National Security […]

Trump orders massive cut to U.S. troop numbers in Germany: report

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The U.S. military will reduce its footprint in Germany by nearly one-third after President Donald Trump ordered a dramatic drawdown in force levels from the key NATO ally, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The newspaper cited White House officials who said the move was outlined in a memorandum signed White House National Security […]