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03 August 2007 Military News

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  • Manta Airmen continue their counterdrug war AFPN 03 Aug 2007 -- American forces flying from here to hunt down drug runners could soon have to pack up their whole operation and move elsewhere.
  • B-1 crews excel at shows of presence AFPN 03 Aug 2007 -- Airmen and B-1B Lancers from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, have taken the reins from the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron here.
  • Navy Hosts Japan Self-Defense Force Air Crews Navy NewsStand 03 Aug 2007 -- The Naval Submarine Training Center, Pacific (NSTCP) hosted two air crews of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Patrol Squadron (VPDET) 42 on July 16.
  • Regional demonstrations encourage bright future AFPN 03 Aug 2007 -- The Air Force along with 15 countries from Central America, South America and the Caribbean came together to participate in a Regional Coordination Center demonstration July 31 through Aug. 2 in Eagan, Minn.
  • Pentagon Official Describes AFRICOM's Mission, Dispels Misconceptions AFPS 03 Aug 2007 -- U.S. Africa Command's foremost mission is to help Africans achieve their own security, not to extend the scope of the war on terrorism or secure African resources, a top Pentagon official said.
  • GAO Report Recognizes DLA's Excess Property Program Improvements AFPS 03 Aug 2007 -- The Defense Logistics Agency has significantly improved its handling of excess military property, specifically F-14 Tomcat fighter jet parts, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.
  • Defense Department, VA Work to Integrate Health Records AFPS 03 Aug 2007 -- The Defense Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs took the first step this week toward developing a joint electronic health record system that will better serve wounded servicemembers and veterans.
  • Stennis Stops in Singapore Navy NewsStand 03 Aug 2007 -- After a five-day port visit in Singapore, Sailors and Marines from USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) returned to sea July 23.
  • Stennis' Sailors and Marines Enjoy Hong Kong Navy NewsStand 03 Aug 2007 -- Sailors and Marines from USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) returned to sea Aug. 1 after a five-day port visit in Hong Kong.
  • Stethem Sailors Lend a Hand to the Australian Red Cross Navy NewsStand 03 Aug 2007 -- Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) donated some of their time to the Australian Red Cross during a port visit July 20-24 to Townsville.
  • Peleliu, Pacific Partners, Arrive in Singapore for Port Visit Navy NewsStand 03 Aug 2007 -- USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and its embarked Pacific Partnership team arrived in the port of Singapore July 28 for a regularly scheduled visit.
  • FRCSW Supports GWOT Navy NewsStand 03 Aug 2007 -- Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) helped two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters return overseas and continue supporting the global war on terrorism (GWOT) July 25.
  • USS Shoup Receives Visit from Homeport Mayor Navy NewsStand 03 Aug 2007 -- Everett's Mayor Ray Stephanson along with his guest, Pat McClain, toured the USS Shoup (DDG-86), at its homeport, Naval Station Everett Aug. 2.
  • JTFEX 07-2 Draws to an End Navy NewsStand 03 Aug 2007 -- The Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and Eisenhower CSG have completed Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 07-2 "Operation Bold Step," wrapping up a series of operational scenarios with the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (R06) July 31.
  • Navy/Air Force Wrap up Warfighter Talks Navy NewsStand 03 Aug 2007 -- The senior leadership of the Navy and Air Force held warfighter talks Aug. 3 at the Ronald Reagan Building here.
  • Comfort Completes visit to El Salvador Navy NewsStand 03 Aug 2007 -- The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) wrapped up its six-day mission in Acajutla July 31 with a ceremony in the town's municipal park.
  • Foreign Navies Crucial to U.S. Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Navy NewsStand 03 Aug 2007 -- Peruvian submarine Buque Armada Peruana (BAP) Chipana (SS-34) arrived in Mayport July 20 during training exercises with U.S. Navy ships as part of the Diesel Electric Submarine Initiative (DESI) off the coast of Florida and Georgia.
  • Presidency of Bosnia-Herzogovina Visits Big E Navy NewsStand 03 Aug 2007 -- Enterprise Strike Group hosted the three members of the Bosnia-Herzogovina presidency aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) (Big E) for a firsthand look at the ship and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 on July 30.
  • Air Force integrates space operations into A-staff AFPN 03 Aug 2007 -- Air Force officials here completed the final phase in integrating space functions into key Air Staff processes for operations, plans and requirements, or A3/5.
  • France Confirms Agreement to Sell Arms to Libya VOA 03 Aug 2007 -- France and Libya have agreed to their first arms deal since the European Union lifted an arms embargo on Libya in 2004
  • Cuba takes delivery of first Russian-made cargo airplane RIA Novosti 03 Aug 2007 -- Russia's Ulyanovsk-based Aviastar-SP has delivered the first of four Tu-204SE transport airplanes it is building for Cuba's flagship carrier, Cubana de Aviacion, the company said Friday.
  • Press Briefing by Scott Stanzel The White House 03 Aug 2007

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