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  • DoD Announces Installation Realignment in Germany 29 Jul 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today plans for the return of eleven Army bases to Germany in fiscal 2007
  • U.S. to Return 11 Bases to Germany in Fiscal 2007 AFPS 29 Jul 2005 -- About 6,100 soldiers will be affected by the United States returning 11 bases to Germany in fiscal 2007, Defense Department officials said today.

  • Orange Crush Tests CVW-5's Wartime Capabilities Navy NewsStand 29 Jul 2005 -- Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, embarked on USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), began an extensive exercise July 18 that aims to test their ability to integrate with other military units in a wartime situation.
  • Indonesian Marines Experience U.S. Amphibious Operations Navy NewsStand 29 Jul 2005 -- Thirty Indonesian marines embarked aboard USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) in the Java Sea July 26, coming aboard via landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 detachment Western Pacific Alpha.
  • Geren designated acting Air Force secretary AFPN 29 Jul 2005 -- The president designated Pete Geren to be the acting Secretary of the Air Force on June 29, replacing Michael L. Dominguez.
  • Battlelab develops C-5 aircrew night vision system AFPN 29 Jul 2005 -- C-5 Galaxy aircrews must tape over some white lights in the cockpit of their huge aircraft before missions into a "blacked out" environment when they must use night vision goggles.
  • AFIT, reach lab agreement boosts research capabilities AFPN 29 Jul 2005 -- Scientists, faculty and students will have greater access to research opportunities through a landmark Memorandum of Agreement signed July 26 between the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Air Force Research Laboratory.
  • Air Force fighting fires at home AFPN 29 Jul 2005 -- Guardsmen and reservists are used to international situations that call for them to put out fires. Now, they are doing it here at home -- literally.
  • Aeromedical mission has healing touch AFPN 29 Jul 2005 -- On any given day, Airmen with the 386th Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility at a forward-deployed location provide support and medical care for patient movement and serve as an integral link in the global aeromedical evacuation system.
  • Predator operators see whole picture AFPN 29 Jul 2005 -- Each MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle mission flown in the Iraqi sky begins and ends here.
  • Army Strykers return to combat zones Army News 29 Jul 2005 -- The Army's Stryker combat vehicles are back in fight now that the first Stryker repair facility is operating in Qatar.
  • First NIOC Stands Up as NSGAs Align with NETWARCOM Navy NewsStand 29 Jul 2005 -- The Navy took the first step to integrate all of its Information Operations capabilities into one team July 27 with the disestablishment of Fleet Information Warfare Center (FIWC), Detachment San Diego and Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) San Diego, while establishing a new combined command - Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) San Diego.
  • ESG 1 Conducts ASW Exercise with Japanese Destroyers Navy NewsStand 29 Jul 2005 -- Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 1 conducted a successful anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) July 25-26 off the coast of Hawaii.

  • Asia-Pacific Forum Seeks to Intervene Diplomatically in Regional Conflicts VOA 29 Jul 2005 -- The Asia-Pacific region's main security forum says it will strengthen its contribution to global security and begin working diplomatically to prevent conflicts in the region

  • China No Threat to United States in Africa, U.S. Official Says Washington File 29 Jul 2005 -- Despite perceived rivalries, the United States and China are cooperating at a number of levels to end conflict and advance development in resource-rich Africa, a top U.S. State Department official told Congress July 28.

  • State Department Reorganizing to Match Today's Priorities Washington File 29 Jul 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has announced four significant organizational changes at the State Department intended to enhance efforts to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction and to position the department for maximum effectiveness in support of President Bush's mission to promote democracy.
  • Rice Announces Reorganization of Arms Control, International Security Bureaus Washington File 29 Jul 2005 -- Following is the text of a State Department fact sheet describing departmental changes announced by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice July 29 to enhance efforts to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction and to refocus on the promotion of democracy

  • Deputy Secretary Zoellick Lauds ASEAN "Preventive Diplomacy" Washington File 29 Jul 2005 -- The move toward "preventive diplomacy" among the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is "very constructive," Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick says.

  • White House Daily Briefing, July 29 Washington File 29 Jul 2005 -- Domestic agenda, stem cell, Bolton nomination, Osama bin Laden, Middle East, national security, energy bill, economy k.
  • State Department Daily Briefing, July 29 Washington File 29 Jul 20005 -- Kyrgyz Republic, Serbia, Korea, Russia, Miscellaneous, China, Department, Lebanon, Iran, Zambia, Israel/Palestinians, Mexico

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