Exercise Northern Edge 2019 kicks off in Alaska

May 13, 2019 – Approximately 10,000 U.S. military personnel are participating in exercise Northern Edge 2019 (NE19), a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces, on and above central Alaska ranges and the Gulf of Alaska, May 13-24. NE19 is one in a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercises in 2019 that prepares joint forces to respond to crises in the Indo-Pacific. The exercise is designed to sharpen participants’ tactical combat skills, to improve command, control and communication relationships, and to develop interoperable plans and programs across the…

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USS John Finn Conducts SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test

October 26, 2018 – The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and USS John Finn (DDG 113) successfully conducted an intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile target with a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile during a flight test off the west coast of Hawaii. The SM-3 Block IIA is being developed cooperatively by the U.S. and Japan and operates as part of the AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense system. On Oct. 26, 2018, the target missile was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, Hawaii. John Finn detected and…

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Reps. Wittman and Palazzo Visit Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding Division

February 22, 2017 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division hosted Reps. Rob Wittman, R-Va., and Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., on Wednesday for a tour of the shipyard, which included ships under construction at Ingalls. “Today was an informative visit to Ingalls Shipbuilding—one of our nation’s best assets,” said Wittman, who is chairman of the House Armed Services’ Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee. “It is obvious the men and women of Ingalls brandish their skill-sets to build high-quality ships for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. It is so nice to see the…

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