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  • On-going Fatigue Study Leads Navy to Ground Some P-3Cs Navy NewsStand 17 Dec 2007 -- The Naval Air Systems Command issued an Air Frame Bulletin Dec. 17 announcing the grounding of 39 P-3C Orion aircraft due to structural fatigue concerns.
  • Army tests carbines for the third time in extreme dust Army News Release 17 Dec 2007 -- Recently Army testing laboratories at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, subjected the M4 carbine and three other weapons to a severe environmental test called the "Carbine Extreme Dust Test."
  • Defense Travel System Maintains Customer Focus as Rollout Continues AFPS 17 Dec 2007 -- Halfway through the full rollout of the Defense Travel System, officials say it's accomplishing exactly what it set out to do: streamlining the travel process while improving service to travelers.
  • Former commander visits CJTF-HOA, gives insight into future Navy NewsStand 17 Dec 2007 -- A former commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa returned to Camp Lemonier Dec. 14 to visit Marines and talk to them about their mission and the direction of the Corps and the task force in the Global War on Terror.
  • Mesa Verde Commissioned Newest Navy Ship Navy NewsStand 17 Dec 2007 -- More than 300 Sailors and a platoon of Marines manned the rails of USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), the newest San Antonio class ship, bringing her to life during the commissioning ceremony held at Port Panama City, Fla., Dec. 15.
  • Bush Vows Support for Wounded Troops, Addresses Iran Threat AFPS 17 Dec 2007 -- America's wounded troops are getting the best medical care possible, and the country is committed to ensuring the bureaucratic system serves them equally well, President Bush said today in Fredericksburg, Va.
  • Japan/U.S. Missile Defense Flight Test Successful MDA 17 Dec 2007 -- Rear Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and Lt. General Henry "Trey" Obering III, Director of the United States Missile Defense Agency, announced today the successful completion of the cooperative Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) intercept flight test, off the coast of Kauai in Hawaii
  • U.S. ban forces Japan to modernize F-15 fighters RIA Novosti 17 Dec 2007 -- Japan will be unable to purchases state-of-the-art U.S. fighter aircraft before 2010, and will prioritize instead the upgrading of the Air Force's 40 F-15 Eagle jets, a Defense Ministry source said on Monday.
  • Russia to double ICBM launches after 2009 - commander RIA Novosti 17 Dec 2007 -- Russia will double its test launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles after 2009, the Strategic Missiles Forces (SMF) commander said on Monday.
  • Russian nuclear submarine test-fires ballistic missile RIA Novosti 17 Dec 2007 -- A nuclear submarine of Russia's Northern Fleet successfully test-launched a ballistic missile from the Barents Sea in the Arctic on Monday toward a site in the country's Far East, the Navy said.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 17 Dec 2007

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