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11 July 2007 Military News

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  • New DOD Inspector General Report Questions Contracting Processes Representative Louise M. Slaughter, Chairwoman, House Committee on Rules 11 jul 2007 -- Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY-28), Chairwoman of the House Rules Committee, today released a new report from Defense Department's Inspector General (IG) detailing the contracting processes that were used in 2005 to select the manufacturers of armored vehicles and up-armoring equipment headed to Iraq. Rep. Slaughter requested last May that the report be conducted. It will be released publicly later this week.
  • DoD Announces Installation Realignments in Germany 11 Jul 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today that the United States will cease operations at U.S. Army, Europe, locations in Buedingen, Gelnhausen, Darmstadt, Hanau and Turley Barracks in Mannheim, Germany.
  • Expeditionary airlifters fly air convoys AFPN 11 Jul 2007 -- Over the past 12 months, Airmen of the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron have transported the equivalent of Colorado Springs' population, each person carrying a million pounds, back and forth to the Middle East 700 times.
  • Fairchild Airmen train for Rodeo 2007 AFPN 11 Jul 2007 -- Airmen who will represent Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., at the bi-annual Air Mobility Command Rodeo 2007 teamed up with their counterparts from McChord AFB, Wash., for four days of training recently at the Grant County International Airport here.
  • Retention Remains High Military-Wide, Including in Combat Zone AFPS 11 Jul 2007 -- Regardless of what's happening in terms of recruitment, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines already serving are reenlisting at rates that surpass all expectations, according to defense officials.
  • USS McCampbell Arrives in Yokosuka Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2007 -- USS McCampbell (DDG 85), an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyer, arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka (FAY) on July 9, making her the newest addition to the forward-deployed naval forces (FDNF).
  • USS Kentucky Gets New Commanding Officer Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2007 -- Cmdr. Benjamin Pearson III relieved Cmdr. Jeffery Coran as the commanding officer of the USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) (Gold) in a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap, Bangor Deterrent Park, July 6.
  • Comfort Traverses Panama Canal Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2007 -- The U.S. Naval hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) transited the Panama Canal on July 10, traveling from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.
  • Comfort Treats Thousands During Four-day Visit to Panama Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2007 -- Collectively, personnel from the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard and Public Health Service, along with Project Hope volunteers, Canadian Forces doctors and medical personnel from USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) treated nearly 5,000 patients during a four-day site visit at the Al Brown Arena in Colon.
  • Rear Admiral Cellon Assumes Command of 1st Naval Construction Division Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2007 -- Rear Adm. Richard E. Cellon relieved Rear Adm. Robert L. Phillips as commander of 1st Naval Construction Division (1NCD) on June 29 during a ceremony at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Norfolk.
  • Training, communication key to success for A-10 pilots AFPN 11 Jul 2007 -- When A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots throughout Southwest Asia respond to a ground commander or joint terminal attack controller's call for close-air-support, pilots on alert respond with the appropriate ordnance loaded to accomplish the mission.
  • National Guard Troops Help Fight Wildfires in Western States AFPS 11 Jul 2007 -- National Guard troops from Utah, South Dakota and California are helping fight wildfires raging in their respective states in the face of blistering temperatures, gusting winds and bone-dry conditions, National Guard Bureau officials reported today.
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 11 Jul 2007
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 11 Jul 2007

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