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  • Transcript: DoD Press Briefing with Dr. Ward, Capt. Boynton, Mr. Leitch on USNS Comforts Four-Month, 12-Country Humanitarian Mission To South America, Central America and the Caribbean from the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington Va. 17 Aug 2007 -- Presenter: Dr. S. Ward Casscells, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs; Navy Capt. Bruce Boynton, Medical Treatment Commanding Officer; and Mr. Robert Leitch, Director of Project Hope Aboard USNS
  • Ruling Allows Navy to Continue Using Low-Frequency Sonar Navy NewsStand 17 Aug 2007 -- The National Marine Fisheries Services issued a final rule Aug. 16 that allows the Navy to continue operating Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) sonar in the western Pacific Ocean for the next five years, subject to a yearly authorization renewal.
  • Rampagers Bid Farewell to Commanding Officer Navy NewsStand 17 Aug 2007 -- In the presence of distinguished visitors, Sailors and family, the commanding officer bid farewell to the "Rampagers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83, during a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station Oceana Aug. 16.
  • CSAF's Scope highlights force structure changes AFPN 17 Aug 2007 -- The CSAF's Scope focuses on current topics the Air Force chief of staff feels are of special importance to today's Airmen.
  • Air Force doctrine gets new home at Air University AFPN 17 Aug 2007 -- The Air Force Doctrine Development and Education Center here stood up in August with the leaders of Air University, the 42nd Air Base Wing and local business and government agencies in attendance.
  • Holloman Airmen hand stealth knowledge to F-22 community AFPN 17 Aug 2007 -- The stealth community wrapped up a high-powered information exchange Aug. 13 to 17 at Langley Air Force Base, Va.
  • Soto Cano team responds to Peru earthquake AFPN 17 Aug 2007 -- Approximately 30 Soldiers and Airmen departed here Aug. 17 in support of relief efforts following the Aug. 15 earthquake near Lima, Peru.
  • SOUTHCOM alerts additional medics for Peru relief AFPN 17 Aug 2007 -- A 14-person Air Force medical team, consisting of six doctors, a physician's assistant, a pharmacist and medical technicians, will depart Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 18 en route to Ica, Peru to assist residents affected by the 8.0 magnitude earthquake Aug. 15.
  • Programs help Airmen, families prepare for deployment AFPN 17 Aug 2007 -- As part of ongoing efforts to inform Airmen about ways to manage stress, Air Force officials here introduced a monthly campaign to highlight initiatives to help Airmen and their families cope with life's difficulties, and the initiative for August is deployment readiness.
  • Whole-base transfer completed at Carswell AFPN 17 Aug 2007 -- The Air Force recently completed a whole-base transfer of legacy Base Closure and Realignment property at the former Carswell Air Force Base here when the Army accepted ownership of 247 acres of property known as the weapons storage area.
  • U.S. Military Medics to Respond in Peru Quake-Relief Efforts AFPS 17 Aug 2007 -- A joint U.S. military mobile surgical team from Joint Task Force Bravo, based at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras, will deploy to Peru today as part of U.S. Southern Command's response to an 8.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the South American nation Aug. 15.
  • Military More Aware of Stress on Troops, General Says AFPS 17 Aug 2007 -- The military is more sensitive to problems concerning stress and mental exhaustion than ever before, but more needs to be done, the commander of Multinational Corps Iraq told Pentagon reporters today.
  • More Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles Shipped to Middle East AFPS 17 Aug 2007 -- U.S. troops serving in Iraq will have a little more protection soon, as two of the military's newest armored vehicles are on their way to the theater.
  • New Chinook Unveiled at Fort Campbell Army News 17 Aug 2007 -- Aviation history was made at Fort Campbell Wednesday as a newly designed CH-47 Chinook helicopter was officially ushered into operation.
  • Navy to Investigate Unmanned Military Capabilities of Hybrid Craft Navy NewsStand 17 Aug 2007 -- The unmanned military capabilities of a hybrid hovercraft and ground-effect vehicle, UH-19XRW, were demonstrated July 25.
  • Quantum Mechanics Research May Impact Future Navy Navy NewsStand 17 Aug 2007 -- A new theory being studied by the Naval Special Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division quantum processing group (QPG) since 1996 will revolutionize quantum technology and impact the future Navy with hyper-capable devices, a principal scientist here stated Aug. 10.
  • 'Black Aces' Take Flight for Valiant Shield Navy NewsStand 17 Aug 2007 -- The "Black Aces" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 are flying critical missions in support of the joint-force Exercise Valiant Shield 2007 in the vicinity of Guam Aug. 7-15.
  • DESRON 23 Sharpens Skills During Valiant Shield 2007 Navy NewsStand 17 Aug 2007 -- Ships of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23 began operations as part of joint Exercise Valiant Shield 2007 in the vicinity of Guam, Aug. 7.
  • USS McClusky Off-loads Seized Narcotics in Key West Navy NewsStand 17 Aug 2007 -- After conducting counter narcotics operations for three months in the Eastern Pacific, Sailors of the guided- missile frigate USS McClusky (FFG 41) unloaded approximately 12 tons of seized cocaine with an estimated import value of $306 million at U.S Coast Guard Sector Key West, Aug. 6.
  • Stennis Traps 10,000th Aircraft of Deployment Navy NewsStand 17 Aug 2007 -- USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 landed the 10,000th aircraft of the ship's deployment Aug. 13.
  • Seabees Welcomed to the Jungle Navy NewsStand 17 Aug 2007 -- Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 and Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 1 disembarked an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter from the USS Peleliu (LHA 5) to take part in an engineering civil-assistance program in Josephstaal Aug. 8.
  • Nimitz Concludes Valiant Shield 2007 Navy NewsStand 17 Aug 2007 -- Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) with John C. Stennis and Kitty Hawk CSGs, wrapped up joint-service Exercise Valiant Shield 2007, along with units from the Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aug. 14.
  • Navy Chaplain Corps Aligns for the Future Navy NewsStand 17 Aug 2007 -- The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) have given their blessing to the Chaplain Corps' Strategic Plan.
  • EOD Unit Gets a "Lift" Navy NewsStand 17 Aug 2007 -- Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 6, Det. Mayport conducted training exercises with HH-60H Seahawks assigned to the "Red Lions" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 15 of Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Aug. 7.
  • John Paul Jones Sharpens Anti-Submarine Skills During Valiant Shield Navy NewsStand 17 Aug 2007 -- Navy ships from three carrier strike groups demonstrated hardened warfighting skills and joint interoperability between task force, strike group, and principle warfare commanders during Exercise Valiant Shield 2007, conducted Aug. 7-14 in the vicinity of Guam.
  • USS Nassau Gets New Commanding Officer Navy NewsStand 17 Aug 2007 -- USS Nassau (LHA 4) held a traditional change of command ceremony on Aug. 13 in the ship's hangar bay.
  • SCO States Hold Joint Military Exercises RFE/RL 17 Aug 2007 -- Troops from Russia, China, and four Central Asian countries today held joint military exercises in Russia's southern Ural Mountains, near the Kazakh border.
  • Regional security exercise cost Russia $80 million RIA Novosti 17 Aug 2007 -- An antiterrorism exercise conducted by a regional security organization has come with a price tag of 2 billion rubles ($80 million) for Russia, a Defense Ministry official said Friday.
  • Putin denies Shanghai regional group is military bloc RIA Novosti 17 Aug 2007 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed as irrelevant allegations that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a military bloc, and highlighted its increasing role in economic cooperation.
  • GUINEA: Military warns of more protests if demands not met IRIN 17 Aug 2007 -- Guinean soldiers warn they could stage fresh protests within weeks if the government fails to meet demands that were at the centre of military-led riots in May that left two people dead and several injured.
  • Press Gaggle by Gordon Johndroe The White House 17 Aug 2007

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