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  • Army to Field Improved Body Armor Army News 02 Apr 2007 -- The Army continues to upgrade body armor to increase protection from bullets and fragments, and soon will field the Improved Outer Tactical Vest to Soldiers deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Military Sealift Command Played Vital Role in Joint U.S./ROK Exercise Navy NewsStand 02 Apr 2007 -- More than 60 Military Sealift Command (MSC) civilian and Navy personnel took part in a joint U.S/Republic of Korea (ROK) Exercise Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration (RSOI) from March 25 through March 31.
  • Supplemental Funds Vital for Reserves, Deployed Troops AFPS 02 Apr 2007 -- Army reserve-component training and equipment reset will be immediately affected if an emergency supplemental funding request isn't signed into law by April 15, Defense Department officials said here today.
  • Fiscal 2007 New Start and Additional Fiscal 2006 Joint Capability Technology Demonstrations Announced 02 Apr 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced the selection of seven Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) projects for Fiscal 2007 and three JCTD projects that started at the end of Fiscal 2006.
  • KC-135 key player in fighting war on terrorism AFPN 02 Apr 2007 -- More than 50 years after entering the Air Force inventory, the KC-135 Stratotanker continues to serve by supporting the service's newest fighter jet, the F-22 Raptor, during its first overseas deployment.
  • F-16 accident report released AFPN 02 Apr 2007 -- Air Force officials completed an investigation of the F-16 Fighting Falcon accident 20 miles northwest of Baghdad Nov. 27, which resulted in the death of the F-16's pilot, Maj. Troy Gilbert.
  • Bilateral training strengthens U.S., Japanese alliance AFPN 02 Apr 2007 -- Japan Air Self-Defense Force members frequently deploy to U.S. Air Force bases, and when they do, they need to know how to properly maintain equipment, even if it's not something they typically work on.
  • Special Boat Operators Reach Milestone MCADS Drop Navy NewsStand 02 Apr 2007 -- Special Warfare Boat Operators (SB) from Special Boat Team 20 (SBT-20) reached a milestone on March 28 when they successfully completed the 100th and 101st insertion of the Maritime Craft Aerial Deployment System (MCADS) off the coast of North Carolina.
  • Blue Ridge Scores High On FEP Evaluation Navy NewsStand 02 Apr 2007 -- USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) pulled into its homeport of Yokosuka, Japan, March 23, after completing a regularly scheduled underway period, the crew received word from then Commanding Officer Capt. Jeff Bartkoski of Blue Ridge's successful completion of their Final Evaluation Problem (FEP).
  • Gulf of Guinea Multilateral Exercise Improves Maritime Security Navy NewsStand 02 Apr 2007 -- Three naval vessels, USS Kauffman (FFG 59), the French ship Commandant L'Herminier (F 791) and a Cameroonian patrol boat participated in maneuvering exercises off the coast of Limbe, Cameroon March 21 to strengthen regional maritime partnerships, and improve maritime security and safety in the Gulf of Guinea.
  • USS Nebraska Changes Command Navy NewsStand 02 Apr 2007 -- Cmdr. Carl Lahti relieved Cmdr. Geoffrey deBeauclair as commanding officer of USS Nebraska (SSBN 739)(Gold) on March 29, in a change of command ceremony held at the Naval Undersea Museum, here.
  • Tortuga , ROK Team for Amphibious Landing Navy NewsStand 02 Apr 2007 -- USS Tortuga (LSD 46) joined forces with amphibious ships and destroyers from the Republic of Korea (ROK), to conduct an amphibious landing near Mallipo Beach, Republic of Korea, on March 29 as part of exercise Foal Eagle 07.
  • USS Dubuque Makes Historic Indian Port Visit Navy NewsStand 02 Apr 2007 -- USS Dubuque (LPD 8) visited Visakhapatnam, India, on March 30 to conduct training and familiarize Indian sailors with an amphibious transport dock ship, in anticipation of the arrival of their recently purchased USS Trenton.
  • ICEX 2007 Camp Inhabitants Battle Harsh Arctic to Support Underwater Exercise Navy NewsStand 02 Apr 2007 -- U.S. Navy and Royal Navy Sailors and civilians called a polar ice camp atop the harsh, frozen Arctic Ocean home in March while supporting Ice Exercise 2007 (ICEX-2007), a joint tactical exercise on and under a mile-long ice floe adrift off the northern coast of Alaska.
  • U.S.-ROK Counterparts Leave Lasting Impressions Navy NewsStand 02 Apr 2007 -- U.S. Sailors and Marines expressed heartfelt good-byes to their Republic of Korea (ROK) counterparts who disembarked ships of the Sasebo, Japan-based Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ESXARG) on April 1.
  • U.S.-ROK Military Team up for Pohang Service Project Navy NewsStand 02 Apr 2007 -- Sailors and Marines from the United States and Republic of Korea (ROK) extended their hands in friendship and collectively extended a hand to help a women's hospital and elderly home here April 1.
  • US, Korean Navys Team to Test Harbor Defense During RSOI/FE Navy NewsStand 02 Apr 2007 -- Service members from Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron (NCWRON) 33 and members of the 308th Early Warning Squadron from the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy, teamed up March 19 through March 31 with one mission in mind: harbor defense.
  • Airmen tackle increased operations tempo AFPN 02 Apr 2007 -- Airmen from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing continue to maintain increased operations, both in the air and on the ground, in support of ground forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 02 Apr 2007
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 02 Apr 2007

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