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  • Transcript: DoD News Briefing with John Young, MRAP Task Force Chairman and others from the Pentagon 18 Jul 2007 -- Presenter: Director Defense Research and Engineering John Young, Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources Lt. Gen. John Castellaw, Deputy Chief of Staff USA G-8 Lt. Gen. Stephen Speakes and Commander Marine Corps Systems Command Brig. Gen. Michael
  • Gates Asks Congress to Transfer More Funds to MRAP Program AFPS 18 Jul 2007 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates yesterday asked Congress for approval to transfer nearly $1.2 billion to the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program to get an estimated 3,500 of the vehicles to Iraq by the year's end, defense officials announced today.
  • Agency helps expedite C-130 sale to Norway AFPN 18 Jul 2007 -- A quick turnaround by Air Force Security Assistance Center officials and other Air Force Materiel Command Foreign Military Sales organizations helped strengthen the tactical airlift capability of the Norwegian air force by arranging for the sale of four C-130J Hercules aircraft.
  • Flight Deck Certification Gets Lincoln Back In Business Navy NewsStand 18 Jul 2007 -- The flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) got a lot noisier July 12-15, as the ship conducted Flight Deck Carrier (FDC) Qualifications off the coast of Southern California.
  • Comfort Arrives in Nicaragua, Continues Mission Navy NewsStand 18 Jul 2007 -- After caring for more than 55,000 patients in Belize, Guatemala and Panama, hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Corinto on July 18, continuing its four-month humanitarian assistance deployment.
  • It's Full Steam Ahead as Phase Four of CARAT Begins in Singapore Navy NewsStand 18 Jul 2007 -- The fourth phase of the 13th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series began July 13 in an exercise that will include an estimated 1,500 military personnel, 13 ships, a submarine and the newly-commissioned Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) frigate RSS Formidable (68).
  • Guardian Initiates Mission-Essential Defense Training Navy NewsStand 18 Jul 2007 -- USS Guardian (MCM 5) Sailors completed non-lethal weapons instruction July 17, as part of the defense-training courses for armed watchstanders they will continue to participate in over the next two weeks.
  • NMCB 5 Complete Complex Field Training Navy NewsStand 18 Jul 2007 -- In temperatures above 100 degrees, more than 40 petty officers from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 participated in field training that pushed their collective physical and mental capacities to backbreaking limits at U.S. Army post Fort Hunter Liggett. The six-day training was completed July 16.
  • Navy Divers, Royal Malaysian Navy Divers Dive off Kemaman Navy NewsStand 18 Jul 2007 -- Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, Det. 11, conducted 44 familiarization dives with divers from the Royal Malaysian Navy Mine Warfare and Diving Center over a three-day period beginning July 8.
  • Exercise Angel Thunder trains combat search, rescue AFPN 18 Jul 2007 -- About 200 Davis-Monthan Airmen from the 563rd Rescue Group, the 943rd Rescue Group, the 355th Operations Group and the 55th Electronic Combat Group, along with the 12th Air Force Plans Shop and Personnel Recovery Coordination Center, are participating in Exercise Angel Thunder July 9 to 20 here.
  • First Aircraft Lands on Nackaroo Airstrip Navy NewsStand 18 Jul 2007 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 personnel along with other members of the Joint Rapid Airfield Construction (JRAC) Task Force, watched with anticipation as an Australian C-130 Hercules approached the Nackaroo Airstrip at Bradshaw Field Training Area (BFTA) in Australia's Northern Territory on June 23.
  • NORTHCOM, NORAD Working to Ensure Terror Plots Against Homeland Fail AFPS 18 Jul 2007 -- Officials at U.S. Northern Command are "keenly aware" of information within the newly released National Intelligence Estimate and are committed to working to ensure terrorists don't succeed in attacking the United States, a NORTHCOM official said.
  • Russia ready to discuss CFE Treaty with U.S. despite moratorium RIA Novosti 18 Jul 2007 -- Despite a recent moratorium on the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty, Russia is ready to discuss the issue with the United States, the Russian foreign minister told the U.S. secretary of state on the phone.
  • Malaysia to receive brand-new Russian fighters RIA Novosti 18 Jul 2007 -- Malaysia will receive the first 12 of its order of 18 Sukhoi Su-30-MKM Flanker fighters, the most advanced versions of the Su-27 warplane, before the year is out.
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 18 Jul 2007
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 18 Jul 2007

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