19 July 2008 Military News
- Pakistan's top Taliban commander dies in road accident IRNA 19 Jul 2008 -- A top Pakistani Taliban commander was killed in a road accident in the country's tribal region early Saturday, officials in the region said.
- 15 die in Pakistani Taliban infighting IRNA 19 Jul 2008 -- A top Pakistani Taliban commander was killed in a road accident in the country's tribal region early Saturday, officials in the region said.
- 302nd AEG conducts 23rd day of California wild fire support AFPN 19 Jul 2008 -- Aircraft of the 302nd Air Expeditionary Group began their 23rd day of aerial firefighting support missions July 18 in a coordinated effort to control wildfires in California.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Canadian Fleet Commodore Visits BHR Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2008 -- The Canadian Fleet Pacific commander visited the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (BHR) July 16 during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008.
- U.S., Malaysia Increase Interoperability During CARAT 2008 Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2008 -- The Malaysia phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2008 concluded with a closing ceremony celebrating the exercise's successes achieved through cooperation and friendship between the two militaries.
- CSG-7 Sailors Lend a Hand in Korea Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2008 -- More than 5,500 Sailors of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 7 and five ships departed two Republic of Korea ports July 18 after a routine port visit marked by numerous community service activities across the area.
- Fourth Fleet Commander Meets with Panamanian Maritime Service Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2008 -- The U.S. 4th Fleet commander met with delegates from the Panamanian Maritime Service during a conference July 15-16 in Mayport, Fla.
- NCTAMS PAC Improve Warfighters' Comms Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2008 -- Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific (NCTAMS PAC), installed the first of three new state-of-the-art Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite dishes.
- Farragut Sailors Return to Mayport Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2008 -- Friends and family members of USS Farragut (DDG 99) gathered en masse July 15 to await the arrival of their loved ones for a two-week maintenance period.
- Truman Conducts CIWS PAC Fire Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2008 -- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) completed a towed drone unit (TDU) shoot required for carrier qualifications July 14.
- U.S. Marines, Malaysian Rangers Dig in for Jungle Training Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2008 -- The 3rd Marines Combat Assault Company (CAC) held survival training with Malaysia's 8th Army Rangers, July 8.
- NMCB 11 Tackles Historic Training Exercise Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2008 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 completed Operation Tandem Fury, its first field training exercise (FTX) in more than 40 years June 27.
- Middle East Logistics Command Changes Leadership Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2008 -- The command responsible for providing air and sea logistics to the U.S. Navy in the Middle East changed leadership July 17 in Manama, Bahrain.
- NATO proposes joint Black Sea naval drills with Russia RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2008 -- NATO has proposed holding joint mine-clearing exercises in the Black Sea with the Russian Navy, the country's Black Sea Fleet said on Saturday.
- Lithuania confirms willingness to host U.S. missile shield RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2008 -- Lithuania's president, currently on a visit to Argentina, told a national paper that his country is willing if necessary to host elements of a U.S. missile shield.
- Cabinet to decide on IDF upgrade project next month: MND CNA 19 Jul 2008 -- The Executive Yuan has yet to decide on a project aimed at upgrading Taiwan-made indigenous defense fighters (IDFs) , a Ministry of National Defense (MND) spokeswoman said Saturday.
- Russia insists on Georgian troop pullout to end Abkhazia conflict RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2008 -- Russia's president told Germany's foreign minister at talks on the conflict between Georgia and its rebel region Abkhazia that Tbilisi must pull its troops out of the province before a peace deal can be reached.
- U.S. presidential hopeful Obama arrives in Afghanistan RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2008 -- United States Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday, on a tour including Iraq and Germany aimed at proving he can lead on security and foreign policy.
- Presidential Hopeful Barack Obama Meets Military Leaders in Afghanistan VOA 19 Jul 2008 -- U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has met with U.S. military commanders in Afghanistan, at the start of an international tour designed to boost his foreign policy credentials.
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