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03 August 2005 Military News

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  • Military Compensation Panel Mulls Enlisted Performance Pay AFPS 03 Aug 2005 -- Hard-charging servicemembers who are promoted ahead of their peers may one day also be rewarded with performance pay, the chief of a defense panel studying military compensation issues said here today.
  • Rumsfeld Lauds Air Force Progress in Adapting to Fight Terrorists AFPS 03 Aug 2005 -- Air Force personnel worldwide have been filling nontraditional roles to contribute to the fight against a multifaceted, adaptive insurgency, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said here Aug. 2.
  • Uzbek K2 Decision No Surprise to Washington AFPS 03 Aug 2005 -- Uzbekistan's decision to close the U.S. and coalition air base at Karshi-Khanabad did not come as a surprise to American policy makers, Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, undersecretary of state for political affairs, said Aug. 2.
  • Navy Sea Fighter Makes San Diego Home Navy NewsStand 03 Aug 2005 -- The Navy's experimental Littoral Surface Craft, Sea Fighter (FSF 1), arrived Aug. 1 at Broadway Pier in San Diego, its new homeport.
  • DESRON 31 Concludes Global Combat Deployment Navy NewsStand 03 Aug 2005 -- The staff of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 31 returned home Aug. 1 after completing a highly successful deployment with the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group, including more than three months of ground-breaking operations in the Persian Gulf, which concluded July 1.
  • Mighty 'Gold Eagle' Arrives at New Nest Navy NewsStand 03 Aug 2005 -- Friends, family and loved ones packed Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 14 July 31 to witness USS Carl Vinson's (CVN 70) arrival, bringing to an end its more than six-month global combat deployment. "The Gold Eagle" departed its former homeport of Bremerton, Wash., Jan. 13.
  • ESG 1 Crosses Date Line, Enters 7th Fleet AOR Navy NewsStand 03 Aug 2005 -- Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 1 entered the second phase of its Western Pacific/Indian Ocean deployment July 29 when the group crossed the international date line and entered the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).
  • International affairs program available to officers, civilians AFPN 03 Aug 2005 -- Air Force officers and civilians have the opportunity to continue their education through the Global Master of Arts Program II.
  • Air Force seeks applicants for IAS program AFPN 03 Aug 2005 -- Air Force officials are looking to develop a cadre of Air Force officers with international insight, foreign language proficiency and cultural understanding to work in today's security and expeditionary operations environment.
  • Crew chiefs turn bombers like fighters AFPN 03 Aug 2005 -- Postmen have nothing on these guys, particularly Tech. Sgt. Shannon Reynolds, a crew chief with the 40th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron at this forward-deployed location.

  • U.S. Seeks Sweeping Reforms of United Nations, Ambassador Says Washington File 03 Aug 2005 -- The United States is committed to sweeping reforms at the United Nations that include new human-rights and peacebuilding machinery, says Ambassador Anne W. Patterson.

  • Democracy in Middle East Would Strike Blow to Terrorists, Bush Says AFPS 03 Aug 2005 -- Establishing a democracy in the heart of the Middle East "will deal a serious blow" to terrorists' hateful ideology, President Bush said today.
  • State Department Noon Briefing, August 3 Washington File 03 Aug 2005 -- Sudan, Iran, Mauritania, Iraq, Belarus, Department/Rice's trip to Crawford, Texas, Saudi Arabia, Turkey/Iraq, North Korea
  • White House Daily Briefing, August 3 Washington File 03 Aug 2005 -- President's schedule, North Korea, Iran, Colombia

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  • U.S. Applauds Uribe Administration's Efforts in Colombia Washington File 03 Aug 2005 -- Colombia has made important progress in a number of areas in the three years since President Alvaro Uribe took office, and future U.S. support for Colombia will build on this success, says Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns.



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