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  • US Defense Secretary Urges Funding for Afghanistan, Iraq Wars VOA 01 May 2009 -- US Defense Secretary Gates: US Congress should approve more funds for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • LOGCAP challenges on Southwest Asia outlined Army News 01 May 2009 -- Logistics Civil Augmentation Program personnel assigned to Southwest Asia confront daunting and even contradictory challenges in the performance of their duties.
  • Multinational Naval Force Sinks ex-USS Connolly Navy NewsStand 01 May 2009 -- On the morning of April 29 the ex-USS Connolly (DD 979) served as the target for a sinking exercise (SINKEX), the highlight of the annual exercise UNITAS Gold.
  • Army issues recall for some combat helmets Army News 01 May 2009 -- The Army has issued a recall of 34,218 Advanced Combat Helmets which failed ballistic tests.
  • Recovery Funds Pave the Way for Runway Repair Navy NewsStand 01 May 2009 -- The Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Kauai will have its runway repaired thanks to a $20 million dollar contract awarded to Bulltrack-Watts, a Joint-Venture, on April 28, by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii, using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding.
  • NAVFAC Southeast Awards Contract to Area Company Navy NewsStand 01 May 2009 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $43.1 million indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract for various types of paving on board Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Ga. on April 15 to EJS Contracting, Inc. [an 8(a) company] out of Albany, Ga.
  • UNITAS Gold Welcomes Mexican Navy Navy NewsStand 01 May 2009 -- The Mexican patrol vessel ARM Oaxaca (PO-161) participated along with ships from 11 nations in the sinking exercise (SINKEX) of the former ex-USS Connelly (DD 975) April 29 during UNITAS Gold.
  • First ARRA Contract Awarded on Guam to Small Business Navy NewsStand 01 May 2009 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas awarded a $3.4 million firm-fixed price, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) contract award on April 30 to Guam-based small business, Tumon Corporation, for the repair and modernization of a bachelor quarters building at Camp Covington, Naval Base Guam.
  • NAVFAC Hawaii Awards its First ARRA Contract Navy NewsStand 01 May 2009 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii awarded its first contract funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) on April 24 to Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc., of Aiea, Hawaii for $10.6 million to repair wharf S1 at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
  • UNITAS Gold Participants Practice MIO, Replenishment at Sea Navy NewsStand 01 May 2009 -- Maritime forces participating in UNITAS Gold practiced maritime interdiction operations (MIO) and replenishment-at-sea (RAS) techniques April 26.
  • Sealift Logistics Command Pacific Holds Change of Command Navy NewsStand 01 May 2009 -- Sealift Logistics Command Pacific (SEALOGPAC), the San Diego-based U.S. Navy command responsible for operational control of Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships in the Eastern Pacific, changed command during a ceremony aboard fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) at Naval Station San Diego May 1.
  • NAVFAC Southeast Awards First ARRA Projects Navy NewsStand 01 May 2009 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded two contracts last week as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for work at two installations in the Southeast.
  • USS Mustin Visits Donghae, Republic of Korea Navy NewsStand 01 May 2009 -- Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrived in Donghae, Republic of Korea (ROK) for a scheduled port visit April 30.
  • Seabees Start Training Early for Field Exercise Navy NewsStand 01 May 2009 -- Wearing outer tactical vests and Kevlar helmets, personnel of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4, based out of Ventura County, California, took their first steps in their homeport training cycle, conducting a Command Post Exercise (CPX) on April 28.
  • Navy Supply Corps Senior Leadership Symposium Navy NewsStand 01 May 2009 -- Senior Supply Corps leadership, including flag officers and captains, discussed the critical role the Navy Supply Corps plays in supporting the nation's Maritime Strategy during a conference April 28-30.
  • PE09 Members Conduct Damage Control Training Aboard the ITS Cigala Fulgosi Navy NewsStand 01 May 2009 -- Sailors and Marines from Turkey, Spain, and the United States attended damage control training hosted by Italian Marines aboard Italian vessel ITS Cigala Fulgosi April 29 as part of Phoenix Express.
  • Rhode Island Says Farewell to Skipper Navy NewsStand 01 May 2009 -- USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) (Gold) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. May 1.
  • Naval War College Launches Maritime Battle Labs Navy NewsStand 01 May 2009 -- Naval War College (NWC) staff, faculty, students and guests gathered at Evans Hall on April 30, to cut the ribbon for one of the college's newest assets, two Maritime Operations Center (MOC) battle labs for the Maritime Staff Operators Course (MSOC).
  • ARRA Contract Will Allow for Quality of Life Upgrades at Camp Lejeune Navy NewsStand 01 May 2009 -- OICC MCI East awarded a contract April 24 to replace roofs at various buildings in the French Creek and Hadnot Point areas of Camp Lejeune, N.C, and at MCAS New River in the amount of $1,189,437 to Quality Roofers and Guttering Incorporated, a local small business construction firm from Jacksonville, N.C.
  • NSWC Port Hueneme Tests Latest Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile Navy NewsStand 01 May 2009 -- Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Port Hueneme engineers successfully fired a test launch of the new production configuration of the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) April 24 from the U.S. Navy's self defense test ship in Port Hueneme, Calif.
  • Forrest Sherman Participates in At-Sea Phase of UNITAS Gold Navy NewsStand 01 May 2009 -- USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) coordinated with several U.S. Navy and Latin American ships during the beginning at-sea phases of UNITAS Gold April 23-25.
  • NSWC Crane Receives Joint Value Engineering Award Navy NewsStand 01 May 2009 -- Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) received a coveted Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Joint Value Engineering Special Achievement Award for its collaborative work on the Mobile Jettison Unit (MJU) Decoy Flare Rebuild project with the Crane Army Ammunition Activity (CAAA).
  • 'Gold Eagle' Firefighting Capabilities Recalibrated, Warfighting Readiness Increased Navy NewsStand 01 May 2009 -- In recent months, two damage controlmen have checked and recalibrated USS Carl Vinson's (CVN 70) Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) pressure gauges and are nearing completion, increasing the ship's warfighting readiness every day.
  • Reserve Airmen complete deployment to Guam AFNS 01 May 2009 -- More than 110 Airmen and four KC-135 Stratotankers from Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., completed a four-month deployment May 1 to Andersen Air Force Base.
  • Keesler personnel to participate in LIFESAVER 2009 AFNS 01 May 2009 -- Keesler AFB Airmen join local, state and federal agencies in "LIFESAVER 2009," a major federal coordinating center and national disaster medical system exercise being conducted May 5-7. With an estimated 2,000 participants, this is the largest "LIFESAVER" event since May 2005.
  • Red Flag-Alaska pilots train to fly, fight, win AFNS 01 May 2009 -- The flight plans have been filed; the mission briefs have been completed. Now it's time for the key players in a multinational force to come together to fly, fight and win.
  • Unit marks 50 years of NASA support AFNS 01 May 2009 -- Three NASA astronauts visited Patrick Air Force Base members April 24 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of support from the Air Force to the American space program.
  • In Case of Emergency : ARFF anti-terrorism training helps prepare for the worst USMC News 01 May 2009
  • Clinton, Gates Say Pakistan Now Understands Taliban Threat AFPS 01 May 2009 -- The Pakistani government finally is beginning to respond to the threat that Taliban extremists pose inside the country.
  • Pakistan seeks US helicopters, night vision devices to counter terrorism IRNA 01 May 2009 -- Pakistan: There are gaps in the country's capability and it needs equipment like helicopters and night vision devices.
  • Azerbaijan confirms participation in military drills in Georgia RIA Novosti 01 May 2009 -- Azerbaijani troops will take part in controversial NATO military exercises in Georgia.
  • Press Briefing By Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, 5-1-09 The White House 01 May 2009
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 01 May 2009

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