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06 July 2005 Military News

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  • U.S. Military Will Expand Homeland Security Support Washington File 06 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. armed forces will expand their ability to protect the homeland through a strategy of an active and layered defense that is designed to defeat the most dangerous challenges quickly and at a distance, according to a recently approved Defense Department plan.
  • Report: Loss of control caused Predator crash AFPN 06 Jul 2005 -- The loss of control of an MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle caused it to run out of fuel and crash Jan. 14 at a forward-deployed location in Southwest Asia, Air Force officials said July 6.
  • Quadrennial Defense Review Process Revs Up AFPS 06 Jul 2005 -- The Quadrennial Defense Review looks to make sure DoD is "arranged in the way that makes the most sense for the current situation," a senior Pentagon spokesman said here July 5.
  • 'Army Values' Concept Sells in Tough Recruiting Environment AFPS 06 Jul 2005 -- It was an exciting afternoon at the Times Plaza Recruiting Station here in downtown Brooklyn, as three newly recruited soldiers stopped by the station one last time before shipping off for training.
  • Bush Praises U.S.-Danish Partnership in War on Terrorism AFPS 06 Jul 2005 -- President Bush today thanked Denmark for providing hundreds of its troops to augment U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of the global war on terrorism.
  • Guam Guard returns from Africa Army News 06 Jul 2005 -- More than 150 Soldiers from the Guam Army National Guard returned to Hawaii after serving a year with Combined Joint Task Force -- Horn of Africa June 28.
  • USNS Sirius Becomes Training Ship for Texas Maritime Academy Navy NewsStand 06 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command combat stores ship USNS Sirius (T-AFS 8) became the Texas Maritime Academy's new training ship July 1.
  • Wasp Tests New 'Green Deck' Navy NewsStand 06 Jul 2005 -- The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) got underway June 20 to certify its new "green deck."
  • Iwo Jima Arrived in Portland for July 4 Celebration Navy NewsStand 06 Jul 2005 -- USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) arrived in Portland, Maine, July 2 to kick off Independence Day celebrations hosted by city officials and the Propeller Club of the Port of Portland.
  • Barbary Thunder II Proves to be a Success Navy NewsStand 06 Jul 2005 -- The amphibious transport ship USS Nashville (LPD 13) concluded joint exercise Barbary Thunder II with allied forces from Britain, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria in July.
  • EOD, Marines Practice Cast and Recovery Operations Navy NewsStand 06 Jul 2005 -- Search and Rescue swimmers from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, based out of Norfolk, Va., led a Cast and Recovery Operation in the Mediterranean Sea as part of Barbary Thunder II.
  • Talisman Saber Concludes as a Successful Evolution Navy NewsStand 06 Jul 2005 -- More than 11,000 personnel completed one of the largest combined military exercises between the U.S. and Australian militaries June 30.
  • Wasp Earns Well Deck Certification Navy NewsStand 06 Jul 2005 -- The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) earned its well deck certification June 23 off the coast of Virginia.

  • State Department Briefing, July 6 Washington File 06 Jul 2005 -- Burundi, Sudan, Deputy Secretary Zoellick Travel to Sudan, Jordan and Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Albania, Turkey, Syria, Burma, Israel/Palestinians

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