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20 April 2007 Military News

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  • Decommissioning Ends USS Saipan's 29 Years of Service Navy NewsStand 20 Apr 2007 -- The Navy bid farewell to the amphibious assault ship USS Saipan (LHA 2), April 20 in a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.
  • Ronald Reagan Strike Group Returns Following Deployment Navy NewsStand 20 Apr 2007 -- Thousands of family members and friends crowded the pier at Naval Air Station North Island on April 20 to welcome home the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) following a three-month deployment in support of operations in the Western Pacific.
  • Chosin, Chung-Hoon Deploy With Bonhomme Richard ESG Navy NewsStand 20 Apr 2007 -- Guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) and guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) departed Naval Station Pearl Harbor on April 16, joining the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) to conduct operations in the U.S Pacific and U.S. Central commands areas of operation.
  • George Washington Fuels Up for Move Navy NewsStand 20 Apr 2007 -- USS George Washington (CVN 73) (GW) took another step closer to completing the Planned Incremental Availability plus Docking with the onload of 39,000 gallons of jet propulsion fuel (JP-5) on April 14.
  • "Golden Hawks" celebrate 40 years Navy NewsStand 20 Apr 2007 -- The "Golden Hawks" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 112 celebrated their 40th anniversary April 18, starting with an award ceremony held on the fo'c'sle aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), followed by a cake-cutting ceremony in the Golden Hawks' ready room.
  • Oklahoma City First Sub with New VMS Navy NewsStand 20 Apr 2007 -- USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) took the next step in technological advances this April, adding the Navy's newest navigational tool to its arsenal.
  • Nassau Continues to be the Binding Force Navy NewsStand 20 Apr 2007 -- USS Nassau (LHA 4) continued strengthening maritime partnerships when the ship sponsored an Amphibious Air Traffic Control Center Pilot Brief (AATCC), April 11 for the 11 countries participating in exercise Phoenix Express 2007.
  • Red Flag-Alaska ends on positive note AFPN 20 Apr 2007 -- The year's first Red Flag-Alaska ended April 20 after two weeks of intense, air-combat training over Alaska's mountain ranges.
  • Air Support Ops keep control at Atlantic Strike V AFPN 20 Apr 2007 -- The 682nd Air Support Operations Squadron Airmen from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., provided tactical command and control as the Air Support Operations Center during Atlantic Strike V April 14-20 at the Avon Park Air Ground Complex at Avon Park, Fla.
  • Russia/U.S.: Pentagon Chief To Visit Moscow For Missile Talks RFE/RL 20 Apr 2007 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates faces delicate talks with his Russian counterpart, Anatoly Serdyukov, when he travels to Moscow on April 23.
  • U.S. Must Maintain Superiority in Space, General Says AFPS 20 Apr 2007 -- Maintaining superiority in space will go a long way toward protecting U.S. national interests, the commander of the Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center said here.
  • US Fails to Persuade Russia to Support Missile Defense Expansion in Europe VOA 20 Apr 2007 -- The United States has briefed NATO and Russia together Thursday for the first time about its proposals for expansion of missile defense into Europe
  • NATO Allies Agree Missile Defense Necessary RFE/RL 20 Apr 2007 -- NATO allies have agreed that Europe should defend itself against potential missile threats, and named Iran as one source of such threats.
  • Air Force official testifies on UAV executive agent issue AFPN 20 Apr 2007 -- The deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance explained why Air Force leaders support the idea of creating an executive agency for unmanned aerial vehicles before the House Armed Services air and land forces subcommittee April 19 here.
  • U.S., NATO Countries Agree on Need To Maintain Defense Linkage Washington File 20 Apr 2007 -- U.S. Under Secretary of Defense Eric Edelman, citing successful coupling of NATO and U.S. defense programs during the Cold War, said April 19 that such partnerships remain a good idea today "even though we're now in a post-Cold War era, facing new challenges and new threats."
  • US Lawmakers Call on India to Halt Military Cooperation with Iran VOA 20 Apr 2007 -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has asked India to cease its growing military cooperation with Iran
  • Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 20 Apr 2007
  • Press Gaggle by Dana Perino US Dept. of State 20 Apr 2007

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