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US Navy-hosted undersea warfare drill enters second phase

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Diesel Electric Submarine Initiative Exercise enters second phase off California View post tag: DESI-EX Authorities View post tag: Peruvian Navy September 12, 2017 Diesel Electric Submarine Initiative Exercise enters second phase off Californiacenter_img The US Navy-hosted Diesel Electric Submarine Initiative Exercise (DESI-EX) entered its second phase on September 8.The international exercise, held annually in conjunction with South American Naval Forces, was organized by HSM Weapons School Pacific (HSMWSP) in coordination with Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic International Programs and Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet.DESI-EX is an Undersea Warfare exercise that allows MH-60R aircraft from various CHSMWP and Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) commands the ability to practice their Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) skills against a skilled, foreign adversary in a variety of challenging environments.The event was organized by HSM Weapons School Pacific (HSMWSP) in coordination with Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic International Programs and Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, and will take place.Phase One of the exercise took place July 15 – 20, on the Southern California Offshore Range and Tanner Bank operating area, and involved aircraft and crews from six CHSMWP and three MPRA squadrons that completed 29 sorties over the course of 147 flight hours.Participants trained alongside the Peruvian Navy submarine BAP Pisagua (SS 33), a German Type 209 diesel-electric submarine, to refine their ASW and tactical acumen.DESI-EX was established in 2001 by the United State Fleet Forces Command. Since, it has afforded ASW-centric squadrons the ability to refine coordination among dissimilar U.S. Navy aircraft and have promoted interoperability with allied nations to complete common missions. View post tag: German Navy View post tag: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

5 financial tools you no longer need

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Amy FontinelleThanks to creative entrepreneurs who aren’t content with the status quo, banking and shopping have come a long way in the past couple of decades. Younger generations no longer recognize financial tools their parents found indispensable. The Internet and smartphones have given rise to new technology that’s made our lives easier and helped us save money. Here are five financial tools that a few Luddites still cling to, but the rest of us no longer need.1. A CheckbookElectronic banking has made checkbooks virtually obsolete. You can complete almost any financial transaction with a credit or debit card, an ACH or wire transfer, online bill pay, mobile payments and online and social payment systems like PayPal and Venmo. For those on the cutting edge, there’s even bitcoin and other virtual currencies.The new payment methods are faster and more secure than checks, and more and more of us are using them. In 2012, about 15% of noncash transactions were made by check, according to the Federal Reserve, compared to about 50% of noncash transactions in 2003. Now, when people do use checks, they use them for large transactions that average more than $1,400. Debit cards are, by far, our favorite way to pay. continue reading »last_img read more

Syracuse community reacts to 37-27 loss to No. 1 Clemson

first_img Published on November 14, 2015 at 7:55 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR [View the story “Syracuse community reacts to close loss against No. 1 Clemson” on Storify] Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img