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30 January 2007 Military News

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  • CENTCOM Nominee Touts Diplomacy in Iraq Approach AFPS 30 Jan 2007 -- Cooperation and assistance from U.S. allies in the Middle East are essential to promoting security and stability in Iraq, the president's nominee to lead U.S. Central Command said here today.
  • New US Commander Says Iraq Situation Can Be Salvaged VOA 30 Jan 2007 -- The U.S. Navy admiral nominated to take command of all U.S. forces in the Middle East, Central Asia and East Africa says the situation in Iraq can be salvaged, but it will require hard work by the military, Iraqi leaders and the country's neighbors
  • New U.S. Middle East Commander To Focus on Regional Diplomacy Washington File 30 Jan 2007 -- Admiral William Fallon, nominated to be the new U.S. commander in the Middle East, says he will focus on regional diplomacy and carrying out President Bush's new Iraq plan, which calls for an American troop surge to help Iraqi forces reduce violence-wracked Baghdad neighborhoods.
  • Middle East Region Critical to World, Fallon Says AFPS 30 Jan 2007 -- Acknowledging the immense security challenges in the Middle East, President Bush's pick for command of U.S. forces there said today that he is eager to work with U.S. troops in the region and is optimistic about the future of Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Air Force Posts Request for Proposals for Tankers 30 Jan 2007 -- The Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition announced today the posting of the KC-X aerial refueling aircraft request for proposals to the Federal Business Opportunities web site signaling the official launch of the Air Force's number one priority acquisition program.
  • Tanker recapitalization proposal released AFPN 30 Jan 2007 -- Air Force leaders officially released a request for proposal for a replacement tanker aircraft Jan. 30.
  • DACOWITS Committee Members Chosen 30 Jan 2007 -- Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has announced the selection of the fiscal 2007 appointees to the Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS).
  • Ramstein control tower gets facelift AFPN 30 Jan 2007 -- Ramstein AB air traffic controllers left their 10-story tower in January for a one-story MSN-7 mobile control tower.
  • C-130 mechanics beat repair deadline for gunship AFPN 30 Jan 2007 -- When Aircraft 89-0512, an AC-130U Gunship, arrived at Robins AFB for program depot maintenance, it was given an accelerated schedule of only 150 days to complete.
  • USAFE, Ukrainian air force continue spirit of cooperation AFPN 30 Jan 2007 -- As the Ukrainian air force continues its steady progress, information exchanges with partnering nations such as U.S. Air Forces in Europe help further that development, said the chief of the Ukrainian air force.
  • Hickam Airmen strategize aircraft weight-reduction initiative AFPN 30 Jan 2007 -- Members of the Hawaii Air National Guard have been categorizing parts of a KC-135 Stratotanker to figure out what can come off during certain missions to save fuel and money for the Air Force.
  • Training Center Transformation Ensures Combat-Ready Troops AFPS 30 Jan 2007 -- When the National Training Center opened here in 1981, it presented the most realistic environment imaginable for troops to prepare for a potential large-scale, tank-on-tank confrontation with the Soviet Union in Germany's Fulda Gap.
  • $50 Million Rehabilitation Center Opens on Fort Sam Houston Army News 30 Jan 2007 -- Thanks to the generosity of 600,000 Americans, wounded warriors now have a $50 million state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation facility.
  • Navy Takes Delivery of Airborne Laser Mine Detection System Navy NewsStand 30 Jan 2007 -- Navy officials observed the roll-out of the first low-rate initial production unit of the Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) in an official ceremony at Northrop Grumman Corporation and Integrated Systems Division's, Melbourne, Fla., facility on Jan. 26.
  • NMCB 1 Seabees Launch Medium Girder Bridge Navy NewsStand 30 Jan 2007 -- Seabees attached to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 launched a medium girder bridge (MGB) Jan. 25 as part of a two-week class at the Contingency Construction Crew Training (CCCT) facility at Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, Miss.
  • U.S.: Pentagon Unveils The Next Generation Of Nonlethal Weapons RFE/RL 30 Jan 2007 -- A bacterial cocktail that transforms jet fuel into useless jelly. A chemical spray that turns enemy soldiers into homosexuals. A ray gun that shoots invisible beams of heat, dispersing crowds in a few seconds.
  • Changes planned for ISR community AFPN 30 Jan 2007 -- The Air Force director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, or ISR, recently discussed his plans for improving the service's ISR capabilities.
  • US Official: China's Anti-Satellite Weapon No Threat to US Missile Defense VOA 30 Jan 2007 -- The deputy director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency says his organization could fairly easily develop a system to counter China's new anti-satellite weapon, but it has not been told to do so
  • Lawmaker Faults US Response to Chinese Anti-Satellite Test VOA 30 Jan 2007 -- A Republican senator is criticizing what he calls the Bush administration's weak response to China's recent anti-satellite test, saying the test shows the United States needs to pursue all its options when it comes to space defense
  • NATO, Pakistan discuss closer security cooperation IRNA 30 Jan 2007 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz met the Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jaap de Hoop Scheffer in Brussels Tuesday afternoon and discussed military, security and political cooperation as well as the situation in Afghanistan.
  • NATO chief raps inadequate coop between NATO and EU IRNA 30 Jan 2007 -- NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer criticized the inadequate cooperation between NATO and the European Union, DPA reported.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 30 Jan 2007

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