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12 March 2007 Military News

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  • DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for February 12 Mar 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of February.
  • Army Surgeon General to Retire Army News 12 Mar 2007 -- Yesterday, Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, Army Surgeon General and commanding general of Army Medical Command, submitted his request to retire from the U.S. Army to Acting Secretary of the Army Pete Geren. Maj. Gen. Gale Pollock, current Deputy Surgeon General, assumed Kiley's duties until a successor is named.
  • Acting SecArmy Addresses WRAMC Staff Army News 12 Mar 2007 -- In his first public address as acting secretary of the Army, Pete Geren today addressed personnel of the North Atlantic Regional Medical Command and Walter Reed Army Medical Center at WRAMC.
  • Change of Command for Combined Task Group 158.1 Navy NewsStand 12 Mar 2007 -- British Royal Navy Capt. Bob Sanguinetti relieved U.S. Navy Capt. Jeffrey Harbeson as commander Task Group (CTG) 158.1 via telephone March 6.
  • HMAS Toowoomba Conducts Operational Deployment in NAG Navy NewsStand 12 Mar 2007 -- Australian ship HMAS Toowoomba (FFH 156) is underway in the North Persian Gulf and has been performing maritime security operations (MSO) as part of Combined Task Group (CTG) 158.1 since early January.
  • Navy Says Farewell to Last Sea King Navy NewsStand 12 Mar 2007 -- Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 85 held a decommissioning ceremony for the Navy's last H-3 Sea King helicopter March 6.
  • USS Harpers Ferry and JS Ohsumi Complete Transport Exercise 2007 Navy NewsStand 12 Mar 2007 -- USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) completed Transport Exercise (TRANSPORTEX) 2007 with the Japanese Ship (JS) Ohsumi (LST 4001) off the coast of Japan on March 7.
  • Tortuga Teams Up with Army for DLQ'S Navy NewsStand 12 Mar 2007 -- Army pilots assigned to Tactical Squadron (TACRON) West Pacific (WESPAC) conducted deck landing qualifications aboard USS Tortuga (LSD 46) off the coast of the Republic of Korea (ROK) on March 7.
  • Navy Customs Battalion Sierra Completes First Week of Predeployment Training Navy NewsStand 12 Mar 2007 -- Navy Customs Battalion Sierra wrapped up its first week of predeployment training March 9 in Williamsburg, Va.
  • "Eightballers" receive Isbell and Thatch awards Navy NewsStand 12 Mar 2007 -- The "Eightballers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 8, currently embarked aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), received word Feb. 9 that they were the 2006 Adm. Jimmy Thatch award nominee for West Coast HS squadrons and winners of the Capt. Arnold J. Isbell award for Pacific Fleet squadrons.
  • Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron 4 Completes Deployment to Guatemala Navy NewsStand 12 Mar 2007 -- Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron (NCWS) 4 completed a six-week deployment to Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, on March 4.
  • Blue Ridge Visits Malaysia Navy NewsStand 12 Mar 2007 -- USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet Staff Sailors and Marines enjoyed a four-day port visit to Port Klang, Malaysia, on March 1-5.
  • F-16 crashes in Florida Straits AFPN 12 Mar 2007 -- -- An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the Air Force Reserve Command's 482nd Fighter Wing here crashed about 11:05 a.m. today approximately 75 miles south-southeast of Homestead in the Florida Straits
  • Army, DoD Reacting 'With Urgency' to Fix Medical System AFPS 12 Mar 2007 -- Motivated by its commitment to those who fight for freedom, the Army is acting quickly to fix problems with the medical system that have come to light since reports surfaced in February of poor conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here, the Army's top civilian leader said today.
  • Army Surgeon General Submits Retirement Request Army News Release 12 Mar 2007 -- On March 11 Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of Army Medical Command, submitted his request to retire from the U.S. Army to Acting Secretary of the Army Pete Geren. Maj. Gen. Gale Pollock, current Deputy Surgeon General, immediately assumed the Surgeon General's duties.
  • Army Inspector General Details Findings on Soldier Disability System Army News Release 12 Mar 2007 -- On 12 March, The U.S. Army Inspector General provided House and Senate Congressional committees a completed inspection report on the Army Physical Disability Evaluation System detailing findings of military medical and personnel policies, procedures and services for wounded and injured Soldiers.
  • Air Force's satellite-loaded Atlas V is 50th launch success AFPN 12 Mar 2007 -- The Air Force marked its 50th consecutive successful launch March 8 with an Atlas V loaded with six experimental satellites.
  • Future is bright for Air Force space assets AFPN 12 Mar 2007 -- The Airmen of Air Force Space Command are tracking a lot more than the man-made space junk that orbits the Earth.
  • NATO chief warns of split over US `son of star wars' IRNA 12 Mar 2007 -- NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer warned Monday that the transatlantic military alliance risks being split between countries covered by the controversial US `son of star wars' program and other member states left exposed.
  • NATO chief warns of split in Europe over planned US missile base IRNA 12 Mar 2007 -- Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has warned that the alliance risks being split between countries that would be covered by the US's proposed missile defence program and other member states left exposed to missile threats.
  • Georgian political leaders sign NATO national accord declaration RIA Novosti 12 Mar 2007 -- The leaders of Georgia's political parties Monday signed a declaration of national accord on the country's accession to NATO.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 12 Mar 2007

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  • Astrium successfully achieves first step in triple challenge EADS 12 Mar 2007 -- Astrium has succeeded in the first step of a triple challenge with the first Ariane 5 mission of 2007, on 11 March, which has successfully launched the British military communications satellite Skynet 5A, together with the Indian INSAT-4B telecommunications satellite.



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