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30 March 2007 Military News

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  • Detainee Convicted of Terrorism Charge at Guantanamo Trial 30 Mar 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today that a detainee at Guantanamo, David Matthew Hicks of Australia, has been convicted of material support to terrorism in the first trial by military commission under the Military Commissions Act of 2006.
  • Judge Accepts Australian Detainee's Guilty Plea AFPS 30 Mar 2007 -- The military commission judge today accepted the guilty plea of Australian detainee David Hicks to one charge of material support for terrorism, moving Hicks toward a possible jail sentence of up to seven years.
  • Guantanamo Detainees Deny Allegations, One Claims Torture AFPS 30 Mar 2007 -- An alleged al Qaeda leader being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, said he admitted to involvement in the attack on the USS Cole only because he was being tortured, according to a transcript of his hearing released today.
  • Detainee Transfer Announced 30 Mar 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of one detainee from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the United Kingdom.
  • Australian Detainee Sentenced to Nine Months AFPS 30 Mar 2007 -- Australian detainee David Hicks, the first person convicted under the Military Commission Act of 2006, was sentenced here today to nine months in confinement, a sentence he will serve in Australia under a diplomatic agreement.
  • Analysis: Guantanamo: Confessions and Questions cfr.org 30 Mar 2007 -- A new chapter in the saga of the Guantanamo Bay detainees opened this March in rather unspectacular fashion
  • USS Carl Vinson To Return To Pacific Fleet 30 Mar 2007 -- The U.S. Navy announced today that the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, will conduct a homeport change, returning to the West Coast and likely relocation to San Diego in early 2010.
  • Imminent Danger, Hardship Pay Changes Announced 30 Mar 2007 -- Periodically, the Department of Defense conducts world-wide reviews to determine whether a continued imminent danger area designation is appropriate
  • DoD Announces Installation Realignment In The United Kingdom 30 Mar 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today that the United States will cease operations at two military facilities in the United Kingdom.
  • DoD Removes Six Countries From Imminent Danger Pay List AFPS 30 Mar 2007 -- Bosnia-Herzegovina is among six countries the Defense Department is removing from the list of countries where servicemembers receive imminent danger pay, DoD officials said today.
  • U.S.-Japan Defense Officials Increase Military Cooperation AFPS 30 Mar 2007 -- The United States and Japan are increasing their military cooperation and coordination to face evolving threats, the commander of U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force here said.
  • Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Cites Slovakia's Importance AFPS 30 Mar 2007 -- Slovakia is a key ally in the global war on terror, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here yesterday.
  • Bush Vows to Ensure Troops Get Medical Care They Deserve AFPS 30 Mar 2007 -- Saying America's men and women in uniform deserve the best medical support system possible, President Bush assured them today he's committed to making sure they get it.
  • Bush: System Failed at Walter Reed While Medical Care Remained Top Notch AFPS 30 Mar 2007 -- President Bush assured the medical staff at Walter Reed Army Medical Center today he recognizes that problems at the facility reflected a failed bureaucracy, not the care they were providing.
  • U.S.-ROK Conducts Combined Amphibious Landing During FE 07 Navy NewsStand 30 Mar 2007 -- The Korean phrase "Katchi Kapshida" or "Let's go together" was the motto for more than 4,400 U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) Sailors and Marines who took part in a combined amphibious landing here, March 29.
  • Bush Apologizes for Poor Conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center VOA 30 Mar 2007 -- President Bush has apologized for the poor living conditions for some wounded servicemen and women at a military hospital outside the capital
  • Leaders discuss Air Force priorities AFPN 30 Mar 2007 -- Representatives from Air Force major commands discussed Air Force initiatives, systems and operational issues that tie into the top three Air Force priorities during a press conference March 26 here.
  • Secretary Wynne visits Airmen in Djibouti AFPN 30 Mar 2007 -- The Secretary of the Air Force visited Airmen deployed to the Horn of Africa March 29 and got a chance to see where Airmen live and work on Camp Lemonier in Djibouti.
  • New housing on the way for Spangdahlem AFPN 30 Mar 2007 -- Airmen of the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem AB are witnessing the base grow and improve as the Air Force is spending $83 million to rip up the old housing units and building new ones in their place.
  • 'Mod Squad' modernizes Moody's Pave Hawks AFPN 30 Mar 2007 -- Installing a major modification on an aircraft usually means it has to leave the base and head to where the experts are, unless you can bring those experts to the aircraft.
  • Military Hospital Care Expands Under 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Army News Release 30 Mar 2007 -- The top U.S. Army civilian wants to promote public awareness of the increased hospital and outpatient care that will be made available to all service members and veterans under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure, law which includes a state-of-the-art, joint National Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., a newly constructed community hospital at Fort Belvoir and closure of the hospital at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
  • Fort Lewis Soldiers Offer Feedback on New Vehicles Army News 30 Mar 2007 -- No matter how useful it is to hear about the capabilities of new equipment from manufacturers, defense contractors know most honest appraisals come from Soldiers.
  • Stennis Ready to Enjoy First Port Visit Navy NewsStand 30 Mar 2007 -- The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 made their first port visit in the Middle East on March 29 after conducting a dual-carrier exercise with USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 in the Persian Gulf.
  • Oceana Squadron Rides Safe for 1,000 Days Navy NewsStand 30 Mar 2007 -- The "Valions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 at Naval Air Station Oceana reached a major milestone March 27 when they marked 1,000 consecutive days of alcohol- and drug-free motor vehicle operation, including no incidents involving driving under the influence (DUI).
  • Combined Efforts Bring Warmth to Icy Waters During RSOI/Foal Eagle Navy NewsStand 30 Mar 2007 -- Divers attached to the U.S. Navy Diving Team, Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1, Detachment 1 (MDSU 1 DET 1), and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy Diving Team found common ground underwater during training off the coast here March 22-30.
  • Tarawa Participates in PASSEX with Mexican Navy Navy NewsStand 30 Mar 2007 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1), along with the Mexican Navy ship Usumacinta (A-412), conducted passing exercise (PASSEX) training off the coast of Mazatlan, Mexico, on March 26.
  • U.S. Mobile Training Team Teaches Djiboutian Navy Navy NewsStand 30 Mar 2007 -- Personnel from the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's (CJTF-HOA) Mobile Training Team (MTT) conducted Preventive Maintenance Systems (PMS) training March 28 with the Djiboutian Navy.
  • Carl Vinson Spray Team Changes Colors Navy NewsStand 30 Mar 2007 -- Crew members from USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) are contributing to the aircraft carrier's Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH), a project that has been ongoing since November, by making some important upgrades.
  • Gregorski Relieves Sensi As Kearsarge Commanding Officer Navy NewsStand 30 Mar 2007 -- Capt. James Gregorski relieved Capt. Joseph Sensi Jr. as commanding officer of the multipurpose amphibious ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a change of command ceremony in the ship's hangar bay Feb. 16.
  • Lauletta Takes Command of VR-52 Navy NewsStand 30 Mar 2007 -- Cmdr. Joseph C. Lauletta Jr. relieved Cmdr. Linda R. Wackerman as commanding officer of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 52 during a change of command ceremony Feb. 24.
  • DESRON 9 Changes Leadership Navy NewsStand 30 Mar 2007 -- Capt. James T. Loeblein relieved Capt. Jeffry A. Harley as Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9 commodore in a ceremony March 23 aboard USS Momsen (DDG 92) moored at Naval Station Everett.
  • USS Kentucky Makes Port Visit to Russell County NJROTC Navy NewsStand 30 Mar 2007
  • Analysis: Guantanamo: Confessions and Questions cfr.org 30 Mar 2007 -- A new chapter in the saga of the Guantanamo Bay detainees opened this March in rather unspectacular fashion
  • U.S.: Congressional Panel Hears Arguments On Guantanamo RFE/RL 30 Mar 2007 -- The controversy about the Guantanamo Bay detention center for suspected terrorists just won't go away.
  • NATO eastward expansion, Ukraine no threat to Russia - official RIA Novosti 30 Mar 2007 -- NATO enlargement does not pose a threat to Russia, a senior North Atlantic alliance official said Friday.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 30 Mar 2007
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 30 Mar 2007

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