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The Navy is seeking applications from highly qualified Selected Reserve Sailors in pay grades E-6 through E-9 for the Fiscal Year 2013 Inactive Duty Navy Reserve Limited Duty Officer (LDO) and Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) programs
Post 9/11 GI Bill Revised
The Navy released revisions to the Post 9/11 GI Bill policy Aug. 4 providing Sailors, veterans and their families updated information on their educational benefit options
August 8-9 the Joint Humanitarian Operations Course (JHOC), Navy campus JEB Little Creek
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U.S. Danish Sailors Begin Second Hub in APS East. U.S. Navy Sailors from Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training Command (MCAST), based out of Dam Neck, Va., and U.S. 6th Fleet Director of Regional Engagements and Intelligence Partnerships, out of Naples, Italy, joined officers from the Danish Task Group International Maritime Capacity Building, at Naval Base, Sylowsvej, to hold various professional training courses, including small boat operations and maintenance; maritime intelligence workshop, and fisheries. Read More…
Maritime Civil Affairs
Maritime Civil Affairs Team Returns from Pacific Partnership. Maritime Civil Affairs Team 103 returned from Pacific Partnership 2011 after a five month deployment. While deployed aboard USS Cleveland (LPD 7), MCAT 103 facilitated, supported, and assessed civil-military operations in the nations of Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, and the Federated States of Micronesia.
Finance Soldiers Contribute to Stability Operations.Not well known to many, banking operations is a core competency with U.S. Army financial management operations.
Security Force Assistance
APS Graduates 80 East African Students.The Africa Partnership Station (APS) East Kenya Hub graduated 80 students representing six East African countries at Bandari College in Mombasa, Kenya. The students came from the countries of Djibouti, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda.
U.S. Warship arrives (in) Nigeria…as Nigerian Navy promises to increased maritime security. The Nigerian newspaper The Daily Sun reported that the Nigerian Navy was fully prepared to begin training with HSV 2 Swift to increase Nigeria’s maritime security capabilities.
Humanitarian and Disaster Relief
How Does the Debt Debate Affect Foreign Aid. This Foreign Service Council article explores how the current debt debate may impact foreign aid in the coming budget cycle.
U.S. Foreign Aid: Business Skills Needed.In this article, Stuart Diamond, a professor at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and the author of Getting More: How To Negotiate To Achieve Your Goals In The Real World argues that basic business rules need to be applied to foreign policy aide decisions.
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