Proposal for the Norwegian Defence Budget 2022

Issued October 12, 2021 The Government continues its goal to strengthen the Armed Forces in the short and long term, and proposes to increase the budget by around 4.3 billion NOK. The proposal follows up the multi-year commitments in the previous and current Long-Term Plan. For the sixth year in a row, the Government proposes a significant budget-increase in order…

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Cabo Odger Returned to Valparaíso After UNITAS LXII

On Friday, October 15, the OPV “Cabo Odger” called to Valparaíso, a unit that participated in the international operation UNITAS LXII, with the purpose of increasing mutual cooperation between friendly navies and contributing to projecting the Chilean Navy as a relevant actor in the Pacific. After more than 40 days outside the country, the Patrolman participated in different activities, which…

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US Navy to Discharge Those Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

Now, NAVADMIN 225/21, released Oct. 13, sets a deadline for all active-duty Sailors to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 28, while those in the selected reserve have until Dec. 28. The message also outlines the consequences for failing to comply. This deadline makes Nov. 14 and Dec. 14 the final days active and selected reserve, respectively, can receive the second…

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USS Ronald Reagan Returns to Yokosuka

The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) returned to Yokosuka, Japan October 16, following a five-month deployment across 5th and 7th Fleet. During Ronald Reagan’s deployment, the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 flew more than 14,820 flight hours, and the ship transited nearly 43,000 nautical miles. The strike group departed Yokosuka, May 19 and…

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