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  • TRS Members Must Re-Register for Restructured Program by Sunday Army News 27 Sep 2007 -- National Guard and Reserve members participating in the TRICARE Reserve Select healthcare plan have until Sunday - when all coverage under the "old" system ceases - to sign up for the restructured TRS.
  • Underwing platform aids C-17 maintainers AFPN 27 Sep 2007 -- A new underwing maintenance platform will help C-17 Globemaster III maintainers continue their mission safer and more effectively, said base officials here.
  • Chief of Naval Operations Nominee Cites Future Needs, Challenges Navy NewsStand 27 Sep 2007 -- Maintaining the U.S. Navy's sea and air deterrent and recruiting and retaining enough qualified sailors to man the fleet are among the U.S. Navy's top challenges in the years ahead, the officer nominated to lead that force told a Senate panel here Sept. 27.
  • T-45 Crashes Near Kleberg County Airport Navy NewsStand 27 Sep 2007 -- A T-45 Goshawk attached to Training Squadron 21 crashed on King Ranch about 2 miles north of Kleberg County Airport, Sept. 27, while returning to NAS Kingsville from a routine training flight.
  • Attack controllers receive 2,000th remote receiver AFPN 27 Sep 2007 -- Officials from U.S. Central Command Air Forces recently received the 2,000th remotely operated video enhanced receiver, a small laptop with an external antenna that allows joint terminal attack controllers on the ground to coordinate more accurate air strikes.
  • Nominee Vows to Bring Unified Focus to African Continent AFPS 27 Sep 2007 -- The new U.S. Africa Command will bring a more unified focus to the African continent and help strengthen stability and security in the region, the general nominated to stand up and lead the new command told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
  • STRATCOM Nominee Outlines Plans to Protect, Capitalize on Space, Cyberspace AFPS 27 Sep 2007 -- Securing continued civil, military and commercial access to cyberspace and space-based domains will be a major challenge to the next commander of U.S. Strategic Command, Air Force Gen. Kevin P. Chilton said during his confirmation hearing today.
  • Gates Likely to Approve Accelerated Army Plus-up AFPS 27 Sep 2007 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today he's "inclined to approve" an Army request to expand its end strength faster than initially planned to reduce stress on the force.
  • Admiral Details Tenets for New Maritime Strategy AFPS 27 Sep 2007 -- Any new U.S. maritime strategy must have at its core joint military capability, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command said here today.
  • Chief of Naval Operations Nominee Cites Future Needs, Challenges AFPS 27 Sep 2007 -- Maintaining the U.S. Navy's sea and air deterrent and recruiting and retaining enough qualified sailors to man the fleet are among the U.S. Navy's top challenges in the years ahead, the officer nominated to lead that force told a Senate panel here today.
  • Mattis Cites Joint Forces, NATO Issues at Hill Hearing AFPS 27 Sep 2007 -- Providing ready, jointly-trained U.S. forces to combatant commanders engaged in the war on terrorism is a priority task for the U.S. military, a top general said here today.
  • USS Stout Assists Distressed Vessel Off Somali Coast Navy NewsStand 27 Sep 2007 -- USS Stout (DDG 55) operating under Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) provided assistance to a Tanzanian-flagged passenger ferry in distress in international waters off the coast of Somalia Sept. 26.
  • NAVCENT and CTF 59 Flex Crisis Response Capabilities Navy NewsStand 27 Sep 2007 -- U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and Combined Task Force (CTF) 59 kicked off a crisis response table-top exercise Sept. 23 to sharpen procedures and capabilities to respond to a crisis in the region if support is requested.
  • Naval Station Norfolk Bids Farewell to USS Shreveport Navy NewsStand 27 Sep 2007 -- The amphibious transport dock USS Shreveport (LPD 12) was decommissioned during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Sept. 26.
  • Forrest Sherman Exercises With South African Navy Navy NewsStand 27 Sep 2007 -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98)got underway with South African navy frigate SAS Amatola (F 145) for coordinated at sea operations Sept. 26.
  • U.S. Turns Over Combined Task Force 158 to Australian Forces Navy NewsStand 27 Sep 2007 -- Royal Australian Navy Commodore Allan du Toit relieved Rear Adm. Garry E. Hall as commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 158 during a ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain Sept. 27.
  • Seabee Restores Water, Brings Comfort to Primary School Navy NewsStand 27 Sep 2007 -- Upon the conclusion of a three-day project Sept. 26, a primary school of 1,400 students in East Bank Demerara, now has running water, thanks to a Seabee attached to hospital ship USNS Comfort's (T-AH 20) embarked Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202.
  • Cyberspace expert briefs AFA conference attendees AFPN 27 Sep 2007 -- "The first battle in the wars of the future will be over the control of cyberspace," said Dr. Lani Kass at the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 26 in Washington.
  • Senate Considers Nominations to Four Key Defense Posts AFPS 27 Sep 2007 -- The Senate Armed Services Committee today is considering nominations of four senior officers named to take key Defense Department posts.
  • Russia promises retaliation if weapons deployed in space RIA Novosti 27 Sep 2007 -- Russia is ready to take appropriate measures if weapons are deployed in space, the commander of the Russian Space Forces said Thursday.
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 27 Sep 2007
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 27 Sep 2007

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