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06 April 2007 Military News

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  • Successful Missile Defense Intercept Test Takes Place Off Hawaii MDA 04 Apr 2007 -- Lieutenant General Henry "Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency director, announced today the completion of a successful intercept test for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) ballistic missile defense element at the Pacific Missile Range Facility off the island of Kauai in Hawaii
  • DoD Announces Certification Of WMD-CST For District Of Columbia 06 Apr 2007 -- The Department of Defense (DoD) notified Congress today that the Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD-CST) of the District of Columbia National Guard is now certified.
  • Farewell Message from Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker Army News 06 Apr 2007 -- The following is a farewell message to the Army from Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, the 35th chief of staff of the Army.
  • New combat squadron stands up at Little Rock AFPN 06 Apr 2007 -- The 41st Airlift Squadron became the newest unit of the 463rd Airlift Group at Little Rock Air Force Base in a ceremony April 6 as well as being named the first active-duty combat C-130J Hercules squadron in the Air Force.
  • Guam B-52s evacuate to Fairchild in wake of typhoon AFPN 06 Apr 2007 -- Aircrews and six B-52 Stratofortress bombers from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, arrived here April 1 seeking refuge from Typhoon Kong-Rey, which ripped through the Western Pacific April 2.
  • Incirlik Airmen practice emergency response AFPN 06 Apr 2007 -- A simulated 6.2 earthquake shook Incirlik Air Base April 2 causing casualties and destruction, and base Airmen rushed into action.
  • CNIC Prepares for Upcoming Hurricane Season Navy NewsStand 06 Apr 2007 -- Hurricane Season, which begins on June 1 and runs until Nov. 30, is once again approaching and the need for accountability and safety of personnel is a Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) top priority.
  • Carl Vinson Earns the 2006 Admiral Vern Clark Safety Award Navy NewsStand 06 Apr 2007 -- The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) "Gold Eagle" was awarded the 2006 Admiral Vern Clark Safety award during a ceremony in Washington D.C., April 3.
  • Essex ARG, 31st MEU Make Simultaneous Visits to Korean Ports Navy NewsStand 06 Apr 2007 -- Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ESXARG) ships USS Essex (LHD 2) and USS Juneau (LPD 10) arrived in Busan and USS Tortuga (LSD 46) pulled into Chinhae on April 4 for scheduled port visits following the conclusion of Foal Eagle (FE) 2007.
  • USS Samuel B. Roberts Makes Port Call to Martinique Navy NewsStand 06 Apr 2007 -- Sailors from USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) "Sammy B" and embarked helicopter detachment, Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48, arrived in the Port de France Martinique on April 3, for the first port visit of the ship's Partnership of the Americas (POA) 2007 deployment to South America.
  • U.S., ROK Navies Complete Successful, Robust RSOI/Foal Eagle 2007 Navy NewsStand 06 Apr 2007 -- Service members attached to the U.S. 7th Fleet and Republic of Korea (ROK) Combined Forces Command proved their joint/combined abilities to defend the peninsula would be successful based on their efforts during the annually scheduled combined and joint Exercise Reception, Staging, Onward movement, & Integration and Foal Eagle 2007 (RSOI/FOAL EAGLE 07), from March 25 to 31.
  • Carney Sailors Improve Lives in Antigua Navy NewsStand 06 Apr 2007 -- Sailors from USS Carney (DDG 64) recently completed three community relations (COMREL) projects during a port visit to Antigua March 27-29.
  • USS Rodney M. Davis Preps for Last of Deployment Navy NewsStand 06 Apr 2007 -- USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG-60), based in Everett, Wash., completed their mid-deployment continuous maintenance availability (CMAV) while in port Mayport, Fla., in late March.
  • Marine University Promotes Professional Military Education Washington File 06 Apr 2007 -- With security challenges growing rapidly in every region of the world, one of the U.S. Marine Corps' premier learning centers is preparing its U.S. and foreign students for two realities -- today and well into the future -- says Marine Corps University President Donald Gardner.
  • Army Guard Helicopters Primed for Southwest Border Duty Army News 06 Apr 2007 -- The first of three-dozen upgraded and overhauled OH-58 Kiowa helicopters are scheduled to arrive on the U.S. border with Mexico this month to boost the National Guard's support to the U.S. Border Patrol in Operation Jump Start.

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  • SUDAN: Landmines continue to plague the south IRIN 06 Apr 2007 -- A demonstration to show how sniffer dogs are used to find landmines was underway while Cosmos Abolou explained the use of artificial limbs to delegates attending World Mine Action Day on Wednesday.

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