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  • 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.

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