Spanish Navy carries out MAR-41 fleet readiness drill

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Spanish Navy carries out MAR-41 fleet readiness drill Spanish Navy carries out MAR-41 fleet readiness drill September 22, 2016 Share this article View post tag: Spanish Navycenter_img View post tag: MAR-41 Ship to ship cargo transfer between ESPS Victoria and ESPS Canarias. Photo: Spanish NavyThe Spanish Navy’s has recently conducted MAR-41, a fleet readiness exercise which took place in the Gulf of Cadiz and the Strait of Gibraltar.Participating units included F-80 frigates Victoria, Numancia and Canarias together with the landing helicopter dock (LHD) Juan Carlos I and the auxiliary ship AOR Cantabria.The exercise was also joined by Marine Corps special operations squads and various aircraft including SH-3D, AB-212, H-500, SH-60B and AV-8B Harrier jets.According to the Spanish Navy, training exercises like these are intended to keep front-line units in readiness for future operations. In this sense, MAR-41 has been an excellent opportunity to train escorts from the 41st Squadron in operations based on simulated but at the same time realistic scenarios. Authoritieslast_img read more

Pennsylvania National Guard Members Eligible for New PA GI Bill Can Now Apply

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 25, 2019 Press Release,  Veterans Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) members eligible for the new PA GI Bill, or Military Family Education Program, can now apply for the program and family members can use the benefit during the 2020-21 academic semesters. Governor Tom Wolf signed the bill, the first of its kind in the nation, into law on July 1, 2019.“Pennsylvania National Guard members historically serve without hesitation when called upon to protect our freedom, and so do their families,” Gov. Wolf said. “Incredible sacrifices are made abroad and at home when a member of the PNG is deployed. This educational benefit is a way to show families that their support and sacrifices are noticed and appreciated, and they can now pursue higher education without the burden of debt.”“The Pennsylvania National Guard is comprised of highly trained soldiers and airmen who are experts in their specialty areas and are frequently called for federal or state duty. It’s critical to Pennsylvania and the nation that we retain these talented men and women,” said Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. “This is a great re-enlistment incentive for these service members who are not only protecting commonwealth and country, but also want to secure a bright future for their family.”Under the PA GI Bill, eligible PNG members can receive five years of higher education benefits for their spouses and children at a PA State System of Higher Education institution. The program provides for 10 semesters of tuition-free education for family member(s).To be eligible, a PNG member must have completed their initial service obligation in the PA Guard and has extended/reenlisted for an additional six-year service obligation to the PA Guard on or after July 1, 2019. For more information about eligibility and how to apply, go to Military Family Education Program.center_img Pennsylvania National Guard Members Eligible for New PA GI Bill Can Now Applylast_img read more