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10 August 2007 Military News

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  • DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for July 2007 10 Aug 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the Active and Reserve components for the month of July.
  • Secretary monitors Joint Tactical Radio System development AFPN 10 Aug 2007 -- The secretary of the Air Force recently visited the Joint Program Executive Office in San Diego to discuss the current status of the Department of Defense-mandated Joint Tactical Radio System, or JTRS, program.
  • SERE training to be required for all Airmen AFPN 10 Aug 2007 -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley met Aug. 10 at the Pentagon with several Air Force leaders to discuss the road ahead for survival, evasion, resistance and escape training.
  • Leaders consider returning maintainers to flying squadrons AFPN 10 Aug 2007 -- Air Force leaders are considering realigning aircraft maintenance units directly into flying squadrons.
  • Air National Guard assists with Utah mining rescue AFPN 10 Aug 2007 -- Air National Guard members airlifted a critical piece of equipment Aug. 9 in Salt Lake City to assist with rescue operations for six Utah miners, who have been trapped deep inside the earth since the Crandall Canyon Coal Mine collapsed Aug. 6.
  • Services Meet or Exceed July Recruiting Goals AFPS 10 Aug 2007 -- All active-duty components made their recruiting goals for July, Defense Department officials announced today.
  • Secretary of the Army Shares Perspective on Force, Families Army News 10 Aug 2007 -- Secretary of the Army Pete Geren spoke one-on-one about his present and future priorities for the Army this week with Soldiers Media Center reporter Jini Ryan.
  • CID Publishes Country Studies Navy NewsStand 10 Aug 2007 -- The Center for Information Dominance (CID) Corry Station has developed a resource to provide cultural information to the fleet and Navy family members preparing for duty abroad, the command announced Aug. 10.
  • Operation Smile Supports Comfort Mission in Peru Navy NewsStand 10 Aug 2007 -- An Operation Smile medical team performed 24 cleft-palate and cleft-lip operations Aug. 8 and 9 on patients ranging from infants to 29 years old aboard hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), which is in Peru for a week-long visit.
  • HSM-41 Receives First MH-60R Helicopter Trainer Navy NewsStand 10 Aug 2007 -- Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 41 on Naval Station North Island was given the first MH-60R (Romeo) Tactical Operational Flight Trainer 2 (TOFT 2) Aug. 3.
  • Forces Surveillance Support Center Celebrates 20 Years Navy NewsStand 10 Aug 2007 -- Forces Surveillance Support Center (FSSC) held a 20th anniversary celebration Aug. 7 at Naval Support Activity, Northwest Annex Chesapeake.
  • MDSU-2 Brings Unique Capability to Minneapolis Bridge Recovery Navy NewsStand 10 Aug 2007 -- Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 from Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek are bringing unique expeditionary diving and salvage capabilities to the search and recovery efforts at the site of the I-35 bridge collapse.
  • MCPON Visits Carl Vinson Sailors During RCOH Navy NewsStand 10 Aug 2007 -- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (SW/FMF) Joe R. Campa Jr., visited USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Sailors Aug. 9, to see firsthand the progress of the ship's development during the aircraft carrier's Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH).
  • Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 10 Aug 2007

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