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14 December 2007 Military News

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  • Bush Reports to Congress on Scope of Force Deployments AFPS 14 Dec 2007 -- President Bush reported to Congress today on the scope of overseas deployments to support the war on terror, emphasizing that he'll direct additional measures as necessary to ensure the United States can protect its citizens and interests.
  • U.S. military medical team treats 7,300 patients in El Salvador AFPN 14 Dec 2007 -- A U.S. Southern Command team, consisting of approximately 16 Air Force medical professionals, completed a medical readiness training exercise in La Union, El Salvador Dec. 13, where they provided general medical services to 7,300 patients from communities near the country's southeastern coast.
  • Review provides update on Global Logistics Support Center AFPN 14 Dec 2007 -- More than 80 supply chain customers and practitioners from across the Department of Defense and the Air Force came together here recently to participate in the second program management review for the Global Logistics Support Center.
  • Navy, Army Secretaries Warn of Possible Furloughs, Constraints AFPS 14 Dec 2007 -- Navy Secretary Donald C. Winter and Army Secretary Pete Geren sent letters to installation commanders Dec. 12 telling them to prepare for possible furloughs due to a lack of funding for the global war on terror.
  • VP-40 Returns to Whidbey Island Navy NewsStand 14 Dec 2007 -- Patrol Squadron (VP) 40 returned home Nov. 29 from a deployment to the Persian Gulf and the Horn of Africa.
  • EOD Mobile Unit 5 Helps Increase Philippine Army EOD Capability Navy NewsStand 14 Dec 2007 -- The U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 5, Detachment 7 delivered an SRS-5 light weight explosive protection suit and provided training on combating Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) EOD Dec. 10 at Camp Edilberto Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental Province, Philippines.
  • CJTF-HOA Briefs Mission to African Military Leaders Navy NewsStand 14 Dec 2007 -- Delegation chiefs participating in the Africa Endeavor (AE) 2008 Initial Planning Conference were briefed here by the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Systems deputy director on the roles and responsibilities of the task force Dec. 6.
  • Rawhides Home in Time for Holidays Navy NewsStand 14 Dec 2007 -- Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 Detachment (Det.) 4 returned to Naval Station Norfolk Dec. 14 after a six-month deployment aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
  • The U.S. Navy to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Great White Fleet Navy NewsStand 14 Dec 2007 -- One hundred years ago on Dec. 16, 1907, the Great White Fleet departed Hampton Roads, Va., marking the first global naval voyage in America's young history.
  • Military Sealift Command to Deliver Largest MRAP Shipment AFPS 14 Dec 2007 -- In the largest single shipment to date, more than 200 mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles were loaded onto USNS Pililaau, a large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ship operated by Military Sealift Command yesterday in Charleston, S.C.
  • Army Creates New Branch for Logistics Officers Army News 14 Dec 2007 -- The Army plans to develop a new corps of multifunctional logisticians with creation of the new logistics branch.
  • Army Will Form Logistics Branch Army News 14 Dec 2007 -- The Department of the Army announced the establishment of a new branch Thursday, which will become effective January 1, 2008.
  • USS Hue City Rescues Crew of a Pakistani Dhow Navy NewsStand 14 Dec 2007 -- U.S. Navy rescued six Pakistani crew members from a sinking dhow in the Gulf of Oman Dec. 13.
  • Russia says no info exchange with NATO under arms treaty freeze RIA Novosti 14 Dec 2007 -- Russia will not provide data on its Armed Forces stipulated under the CFE treaty at an annual information exchange meeting on Friday, a Russian diplomatic source said.
  • Press Briefing by Scott Stanzel The White House 14 Dec 2007
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 14 Dec 2007

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for December 14, 2007
  • 155MM Study Looks To Pack More Punch Into The Royal Navy's Fleet BAE Systems 14 Dec 2007 -- A team from across BAE Systems has been awarded the second phase of a UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) study programme to examine the possibility of increasing the firepower of the Royal Navy fleet by integrating a 155mm gun on future warships.
  • NATION'S NEWEST USAF WEATHER SATELLITE DELIVERED TO LAUNCH SITE Lockheed Martin 14 Dec 2007 -- The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F-18 Block 5D-3 spacecraft, built under contract for the U.S. Air Force by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., in preparation for a July 2008 launch.
  • Thales Australia launches local ISR capability Thales 14 Dec 2007 -- The business will bring together its search and detect sensor devices with information management, analysis and exploitation software. This new business unit aims to be customer-focused with an engineering system-definition process, used in conjunction with business analysis, to derive agreed capability requirements at the outset.

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