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19 April 2007 Military News

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  • DoD Receives Independent Review Group Report 19 Apr 2007 -- The Independent Review Group (IRG) established by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates provided DoD with its assessment of rehabilitative care and the administrative processes at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) and the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) on Monday.
  • Media Availability with Secretary of Defense Gates from Telaviv, Israel 19 Apr 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates
  • Boeing KC-767 Tanker Extends Wing Refueling Hoses for First Time Boeing 20 Apr 2007 -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] KC-767A Tanker reached another significant test milestone April 12 when its aircrew successfully extended and retracted the left and right Wing Aerial Refueling Pod (WARP) hoses for the first time.
  • Partnership of the Americas Arrives at Salvador Navy NewsStand 19 Apr 2007 -- U.S. Navy Task Group 40.0, deployed for Partnership of the Americas (POA) 2007, arrived in Salvador, Brazil, April 18, for a port visit.
  • Reserve Unit Hosts NATO Operational Planning Process Exercise Navy NewsStand 19 Apr 2007 -- Supreme Allied Command Transformation (SACT) Detachment 113 will reprise last year's training exercise to familiarize military Reservists from around the nation with NATO's Operational Planning Process (OPP) on April 21-22, at Battle Creek Air National Guard Base.
  • USS Russell Returns to Homeport Navy NewsStand 19 Apr 2007 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) returned home to Naval Station Pearl Harbor on April 7 after a three-month deployment with Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG).
  • Battlefield technology key to Atlantic Strike V AFPN 19 Apr 2007 -- As the convoy travels down the dusty path, the lead Humvee's Joint Terminal Attack Controller zeroes in on a potential target 1,500 meters in front of him. He sends the coordinates to the waiting aircraft above.
  • Weather can't stop desert-dwelling Airmen at Red Flag-Alaska AFPN 19 Apr 2007 -- Working in a cold-weather environment may not be in the repertoire of desert-dwelling maintainers supporting Exercise Red Flag-Alaska 07-1, but Airmen from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., don't seem to mind and they're not about to let it affect their mission.
  • Gates: U.S. Committed to Relationship With Israel AFPS 19 Apr 2007 -- The United States is committed to continue helping Israel "maintain its qualitative military edge" over other countries in the region that threaten its security, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.
  • Chief of Staff Shares Vision, Gets Feedback Army News 19 Apr 2007 -- The Army's top-ranking officer paid a visit here Tuesday, touring the installation a week after taking over the Army's top uniformed position.
  • Last Call for Navy's Large Harbor Tugs Navy NewsStand 19 Apr 2007 -- The U.S. Navy large harbor tugs seem to have all but disappeared from most U.S. ports over the last decade.
  • Lincoln Outfitted With New Pri-Fly Equipment Navy NewsStand 19 Apr 2007 -- Flight operations aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) will never again be the same following the overhaul of the ship's navigational equipment and systems.
  • DESRON 31 Change Of Command Navy NewsStand 19 Apr 2007 -- Capt. R. Bruce Stewart, deputy for operations U.S. Pacific Fleet, assumed command of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 31 on April 5 during a ceremony held pierside at Naval Station Pearl Harbor.
  • Defense Secretary Gates Cites Concerns About Syria, Iran Washington File 19 Apr 2007 -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates discussed prospects for reconciliation in Iraq, the Middle East peace process, disruptive Syrian activities in the region and Iran's nuclear ambitions as part of his ongoing trip through the Middle East that included stops in Egypt, Israel and Iraq.
  • Air Force proactive in combating biological warfare AFPN 19 Apr 2007 -- Air Force officials have approved a new Counter-Biological Warfare Concept of Operations and Air Force Instruction to help Air Force installations better respond to biological threats.
  • PACAF leads way in Air Force's anthrax vaccine push AFPN 19 Apr 2007 -- Pacific Air Forces' implementation of the Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program is off to a good start.
  • Airmen train colleagues for combat during Atlantic Strike AFPN 19 Apr 2007 -- Insurgents wait beside a roadway for an Army convoy. As Humvees pass, the insurgents launch their attack, blasting improvised explosive devices and firing rockets at the vehicles. Air Force joint terminal attack controllers embedded with the Soldiers respond by calling for an impromptu airstrike. A-10 Thunderbolt IIs swoop in to quickly neutralize the threat as the convoy continues on its mission.
  • US Senator Freezes Military Aid to Colombia VOA 19 Apr 2007 -- A leading U.S. lawmaker has frozen $55 million in military aid to Colombia due to concerns about a scandal linking Colombian politicians to paramilitary fighters.
  • Georgia to start NATO membership program in fall - president RIA Novosti 19 Apr 2007 -- Georgia will be ready to start a NATO membership program in the fall of 2007, President Mikheil Saakashvili said at the 65th Rous-Rout seminar Thursday.
  • Second military convoy leaves Russian base in Georgia RIA Novosti 19 Apr 2007 -- A second military convoy carrying equipment left a Russian military base in Georgia early Thursday, a RIA Novosti correspondent said.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 19 Apr 2007
  • Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 19 Apr 2007

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  • U.S. Prepared To Boost Reconstruction Aid for Lebanon Washington File 19 Apr 2007 -- President Bush has requested a dramatic increase in levels of funding to support ongoing relief and reconstruction efforts in Lebanon as part of the supplemental budget now under consideration in Congress, and administration officials addressing a congressional subcommittee asserted that the funds are necessary to support progressive forces in that country.
  • South Caucasus: Is Russia Losing Influence? RFE/RL 19 Apr 2007 -- Moscow's influence in the South Caucasus region has been steadily waning in recent years.
  • Central Asia/Caspian: Region's Growth A Mixed Blessing, UN Warns RFE/RL 19 Apr 2007 -- The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) has identified Caspian-basin and Central Asian states as Asia's fastest-growing economies.



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