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19 April 2005 Military News

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  • Detainee Transfer Announced 19 Apr 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today that it transferred 17 detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Afghanistan for release and one detainee to Turkey for release. This transfer increases the number of detainees who have departed Guantanamo to 232.
  • Mullen Sees 3 Main Challenges Facing U.S. Navy AFPS 19 Apr 2005 -- Adm. Michael Mullen told the Senate Armed Services Committee that if he is confirmed as the next chief of naval operations, he will fight for the sailors who are doing so much for freedom around the world.
  • Defense Nominee Says US Monitors China Closely VOA News 19 Apr 2005 -- The man nominated to be the new Deputy Defense Secretary says the United States must be prepared to meet any challenge from China, but he hopes U.S.-China relations will develop so that there is never any such confrontation.
  • Airmen guard diverse flying mission AFPN 19 Apr 2005 -- With fighter, tanker, cargo, transport, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft at the largest wing in the area, the flightline at a forward-deployed location is nothing short of active.
  • Comm squadron makes mission possible AFPN 19 Apr 2005 -- Miles of wires weaving information through walls and underground pathways connect each facility together to form a network so Airmen can make a phone call or log onto a computer and accomplish their mission here.
  • Contingency response team prepares airfield for Italians AFPN 19 Apr 2005 -- In fewer than 45 days, tanker airlift control element Airmen will achieve what some may deem impossible. -- The Naval Historical Center (NHC) received the official report in April from a September 2004 survey, which shed light on the loss of the submarine USS O-9, which mysteriously sank June 20, 1941, with the loss of all 33 Sailors.
  • Two Helicopter Wings Merge Into HSCWINGPAC Navy NewsStand 19 Apr 2005 -- Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (HSCWP) was established April 15 in a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island.
  • Carrier Ex-America Departs Philadelphia Navy NewsStand 19 Apr 2005 -- The decommissioned aircraft carrier, ex-America (CV 66) departed the Navy's Inactive Fleet Facility April 19 for its final and vital mission as a live-fire test and evaluation, and weapons effect platform for the next generation aircraft carrier.
  • Storms lash 22nd MEU during first at-sea training exercise USMC News 19 Apr 2005 -- A dark cloud hung over the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit as the unit completed its first shipboard exercise off the North Carolina coast in preparation for its upcoming deployment.

  • Ukraine Accuses Russia Of Black Sea Treaty Violations RFE/RL 19 Apr 2005 -- Ukraine has accused Russia of violating a treaty governing the Russian navy's use of a Black Sea port.

  • White House Daily Briefing, April 19 Washington File 19 Apr 2005 -- President's schedule, energy legislation, 10th anniversary of Oklahoma City bombing, China/currency regime, Bolton/nomination
  • State Department Briefing, April 19 Washington File 19 Apr 2005 -- Release of Terrorism Statistics/Patterns of Global Terrorism Report, Release of Country Reports of Terrorism/National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)/Public Understanding of Issue, Reports on Delay of Vote on Bolton Nomination, Selection of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI, European Union; Lebanon/Syria; Kuwait; Iran; Israel/Palestinians; Kosovo/Greece

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  • Bush Wants Syria to Continue Withdrawal from Lebanon VOA News 19 Apr 2005 -- President Bush says Syria must finish withdrawing soldiers and security services from Lebanon before Lebanese elections scheduled for next month.
  • Angolan Optimistic About Containing Marburg Virus Outbreak Washington File 19 Apr 2005 -- An outbreak of the killer Marburg virus beyond northern Angola is being successfully controlled thanks to a combination of frontline assistance by international health agencies and "social mobilization," says Angola's top health official.

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