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  • Rumsfeld Signs Pre-positioning Agreement With Norway AFPS 08 Jun 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and his Norwegian counterpart today signed an agreement here to allow U.S. Marines to pre-position military equipment in Norway
  • BRAC Communities Regained 90 Percent Of Lost Jobs, Official Says AFPS 08 Jun 2005 -- Redevelopment efforts have created more than 115,000 new jobs nationwide in communities affected by the last four base realignment and closure actions, a senior Defense Department official said here this week.
  • Hagee: Adaptable Tactics Helping to Defeat 'Thinking Enemy' AFPS 08 Jun 2005 -- America's armed forces face a "thinking enemy" on the battlefield, and defeating it demands adaptable tactics and a fast application of lessons learned, the commandant of the Marine Corps said here today.
  • NATO's Iraqi, ISAF Training Site in Norway Hosts Rumsfeld Visit AFPS 08 Jun 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today visited NATO's Joint Warfare Center here, where Iraqi troops and international forces in NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan have trained.
  • Myers Says Cooperation Key Against Extremists AFPS 08 Jun 2005 -- The nation's top military officer stressed the role international relationships play in the struggle against violent extremists in remarks here today.
  • DoD Working to Increase Tricare Access for Reserve Components AFPS 08 Jun 2005 -- The Defense Department has made "tremendous efforts and strides" to meet the needs of Reserve and Guard servicemembers who now qualify for health-care coverage under the Tricare program, the program manager said today during an interview on Fox News.
  • Air Force leaders testify on IG tanker lease report AFPN 08 Jun 2005 -- The Air Force's two most senior leaders testified June 7 on Capitol Hill about the Service's efforts to recapitalize its fleet of refueler aircraft.
  • Grand Forks, Eielson key to Air Force Future Total Force AFPN 08 Jun 2005 -- If the Base Realignment and Closure recommendations released in May are approved, Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., and Eielson AFB, Alaska, will see some changes.
  • Report: Flight control system problem caused F/A-22 crash AFPN 08 Jun 2005 -- A flight control system problem caused an F/A-22 Raptor to crash on the runway at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., on Dec. 20, according to an Air Force report released June 8.
  • ESGIMA Capabilities Maintain Mission Readiness for Kearsarge Strike Group Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) is demonstrating its ability to sustain its mission readiness, as well as the mission readiness of the entire Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), through its role as an Expeditionary Strike Group Intermediate Maintenance Activity (ESGIMA).
  • Air Speed Aims to Quicken Pace on Kitty Hawk Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) completed a two-week training period June 4 on a Navywide initiative called "Air Speed" that will greatly simplify the process of naval aircraft maintenance.
  • CTF 150 Coalition Warships Intercept Drug Smugglers Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- A coalition effort involving ships from Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150, under British Commodore Anthony Rix, Royal Navy, led to the seizure of more than 2.3 tons of hashish here in international waters June 4.
  • USS Gonzalez Wards Off Attack on Civilian Mariners in Indian Ocean Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), currently operating as part of Task Force 51 in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, helped ward off an attack on motor vessel Tigris June 6 in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia.
  • VQ-2 Scheduled for Homeport Change Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 2 will relocate from Rota, Spain, to Whidbey Island, Wash., effective Sept. 1.
  • Maritime Security Operations: A Critical Component for Security and Stability Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- In an interview June 1, the commander of combined maritime forces provided an update on the impact of maritime security operations (MSO) in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) area of responsibility.
  • Talisman Saber Ships Stop in Townsville Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- USS Boxer (LHD 4), commanded by Capt. Thomas J. Culora, USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), commanded by Cmdr. Andrew F. Cully, and USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), commanded by Cmdr. Brad Smith, arrived in Townsville, Australia, June 8 in order to prepare for their upcoming biennial exercise, Talisman Saber 2005, a joint exercise between U.S. and Australian forces.
  • Singapore Navy Fires Missiles at USN-Launched Target Drones Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) successfully fired Barak and Mistral missiles at U.S. Navy-launched aerial target drones during an inbound missile exercise in the South China Sea June 7.
  • USS Taylor Returns Home Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- USS Taylor returned to Naval Station Mayport, Fla., June 6 after completing a six-month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism in the Mediterranean.
  • Australian Forces Embark Boxer Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- More than 80 Australian army, navy and air force service members embarked USS Boxer (LHD 4) in Darwin, Australia, May 30 through June 1 in preparation for Exercise Talisman Saber 2005.

  • White House Daily Briefing, June 8 Washington File 08 Jun 2005 -- Mid-Session Review/economic forecast, Patriot Act, Bush/Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's meeting, Iraq, climate change, ElBaradei third term at IAEA, Guantanamo Bay
  • State Department Briefing, June 8 Washington File 08 Jun 2005 -- OAS declaration, North Korea, Israel/Palestinians, Sudan, United Nations, Guantanamo Bay, Uzbekistan, IAEA, Iran, Bolivia, Ethiopia, South Korea, Aruba, Bolton, Iraq
  • U.S Lawmakers Debate Iraq, Aid to Egypt, Other International Issues VOA 08 Jun 2005 -- Iraq, U.S. foreign assistance, nuclear proliferation, and human rights were among issues debated (Wednesday) during consideration by the House (of Representatives) International Relations Committee of legislation to fund the U.S. State Department and foreign assistance programs.

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