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05 July 2005 Military News

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  • Fitzsimons' Closure Attracts Investment, High-Tech Jobs AFPS 05 Jul 2005 -- The former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center located just outside Denver in Aurora, Colo., was once a military medicine showplace where then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower recovered from his heart attack in 1955.
  • Initial success or total failure; no in between for EOD AFPN 05 Jul 2005 -- One job for civil engineers does not allow for mistakes. It is either initial success or total failure.
  • Kitty Hawk Strike Group visits Sydney Navy NewsStand 05 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. Navy's oldest active warship, the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) along with its embarked air wing and two escort ships, arrived in Sydney, Australia, July 3 for a brief port visit that included a celebration of the United States' 229th Independence Day anniversary July 4.
  • Blue Ridge Communications Team Excels During Talisman Saber Navy NewsStand 05 Jul 2005 -- For nearly a month, the communications department of USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19), the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship, stepped up their game providing around-the-clock voice, video, data, tactical, network and messaging support and service for exercise Talisman Saber 2005 in June.
  • Iwo Jima Celebrates Fourth Birthday Navy NewsStand 05 Jul 2005 -- USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) celebrated its fourth birthday with a cake-cutting ceremony as the ship steamed underway June 30.
  • Gonzalez Conducts ESWS Qualification Program Assessment Navy NewsStand 05 Jul 2005 -- USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) celebrated the midway point of its scheduled six month deployment June 25 and took the opportunity to assess a major personnel program.

  • Russia: Army Cracks Down On Military Service Loophole RFE/RL 05 Jul 2005 -- The Russian Defense Ministry has announced it will close down most military cadet faculties in universities by 2009, saying they cost too much. The decision, however, is seen by many as a move to abolish a system widely used by young men to avoid active service in the Russian Army, notorious for its poor living standards and cruel hazing rituals.

  • State Department Briefing, July 5 Washington File 05 Jul 2005 -- Secretary Rice's Travel to Asia/Planned Bilateral Discussions, Representation at ASEAN Conference, Deputy Secretary Zoellick Travel to Sudan, Jordan and Egypt, Ambassador Khalilzad Health, North Korea, China, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Aruba, Lebanon, Israel/Palestinians, Albania, Farewell to Arshad Mohammed of Reuters

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