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22 February 2004 Military News

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  • Okinawa's jungle premiere training Marine Corps News 22 Feb 2004-- Marines serving on Okinawa take pride in the fact that they are serving in the home of III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Bases Japan. However, another thing that makes the military community on Okinawa unique is that it is home to the Department of Defense's only jungle warfare training grounds
  • Iron Fist: CAB supports 3rd MarDiv mobility Marine Corps News 22 Feb 2004-- Packed into Assault Amphibious Vehicles and Light Armored Vehicles, Marines stormed the beaches and jungles of the central training area here Feb. 10-12 to perfect the effectiveness of the `Task Force Iron Fist' concept.
  • Warhorses saddle up for Iraq Marine Corps News 22 Feb 2004-- For the second time within a year, the Marines of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron-465, currently on the Unit Deployment Program to Okinawa from MCAS Miramar, are getting ready to deploy to Iraq sometime in this month.
  • Marines arrive for Balikatan Marine Corps News 22 Feb 2004-- More than 700 U.S. Marines and Sailors from III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan arrived at Subic Bay, Philippines via the "West Pac Express" a high speed vessel, (HSV) Sunday morning, Feb. 15 to participate in exercise Balikatan 2004.
  • Bombers Arrive at Andersen PACAF News 22 Feb 2004-- The first three B-52 Stratofortress bombers from Minot AFB, N.D., arrived here Sunday under overcast skies. A total of six bombers from the 5th Bomb Wing will make Andersen their new home for an undetermined amount of time at the request of the U.S. Pacific Command.

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  • ISRAEL / BUS BOMBING VOA 22 Feb 2004 -- A suspected Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up on a crowded bus in Jerusalem this (Sunday) morning, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens.
  • HAGUE/ISRAEL BARRIER VOA 22 Feb 2004 -- The International Court of Justice plans three-days of hearings this week in The Hague to determine whether a barrier being built by Israel in the West Bank violates international law. The emotionally charged case has brought people from all sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to make their voices heard in the highest U-N judicial body.
  • Six Russian Soldiers Die In Chechnya RFE/RL 22 Feb 2004 -- Six Russian soldiers were killed in rebel attacks and by land mines in Chechnya over the past day.

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