News & Events

Basing of First U.S. Space Fence Facility Announced

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The Air Force will base a Space Fence radar site on Kwajalein Island in the Republic of the Marshall Islands with Initial Operations Capability (IOC) planned for fiscal year 2017. The Fence will provide a critical Space Surveillance Network capability needed to give warfighters the ability to maintain a ...
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NOAA National Weather Service Expert Visits the RMI

NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) expert, Charles “Chip” Guard, visits the RMI this week to conduct a tropical cyclone, disaster preparedness and climate workshop with RMI officials.  Chip is a weather expert from the Weather Forecast Office on Guam, who has been studying Pacific weather patterns and helping Pacific Island governments prepare for rough weather ...
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The Legacy of U.S. Nuclear Testing and Radiation Exposure in the Marshall Islands

Background The United States conducted 67 nuclear explosive tests in the Marshall Islands between 1946 and 1958.  In 1962, the United States halted atmospheric nuclear explosive tests, like those conducted in the Marshall Islands, and ended all nuclear explosive testing in 1992.  President Barack Obama announced in Prague in 2009 that the long-term goal of ...
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Twelve New RMI Recruits Join the U.S. Army

Ambassador Armbruster joined U.S. Army Captain Quinlan to welcome twelve new Marshallese recruits into the U.S. Army on September 11, 2012.  The new recruits were sworn into the U.S. military at a small ceremony at the RRE Hotel in Majuro attended by friends, family and Marshallese veterans of U.S. Armed Forces.  The induction ceremony occurred ...
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