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27 September 2005 Military News

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  • DoD Wants to Study Lessons from Katrina Before Proposing Changes AFPS 27 Sep 2005 -- The Defense Department wants to wait for after-action reviews of operations following Hurricane Katrina before making recommendations on changing laws or policies, Defense leaders said today.

  • U.S. To Leave Uzbek Base RFE/RL 27 Sep 2005 -- A senior U.S. diplomat has confirmed that U.S. forces will leave their base in Uzbekistan at the Tashkent government's request.
  • Nine nations kickoff Coalition exercise in England Army News 27 Sep 2005 -- United Kingdom (Army News Service, Sept. 27, 2005) -- Exercise Urgent Quest, the largest military utility assessment of Coalition combat identification technology since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom completed its first missions this week and continues through Oct. 7.
  • TR Sailors Act as Ambassadors in the Med Navy NewsStand 27 Sep 2005 -- USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), on a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean Sea, visited Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Sept. 13-17 and then made a two-day transit to Naples, Italy, for a port visit Sept. 19-23.
  • Air Force reservists fly last C-141 mission to combat zone AFPN 27 Sep 2005 -- For the last time in its long career, a C-141 Starlifter aircraft flew military patients out of a war zone Sept. 26.
  • Officials Report Acquisition Improvement Goals to Congress AFPS 27 Sep 2005 -- There is no quick solution to overhauling the defense acquisition system to make it more responsive to warfighter needs and taxpayer interests, Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England told the Senate Armed Services Committee here today.
  • Abe, CVW-2 Complete Surge Sustainment Training Navy NewsStand 27 Sep 2005 -- USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 completed quarterly surge sustainment training off of the coast of California Sept. 21.
  • Navy's Last Spruance-class Destoyer Decommissioned Navy NewsStand 27 Sep 2005 -- USS Cushing (DD 985), the last Spruance-class destroyer in service with the U.S. Navy, was decommissioned Sept. 21 on the 26th anniversary of the ship's commissioning.

  • Foreign Observers Monitor Chinese Military Exercises RFE/RL 27 Sep 2005 -- China says its armed forces have today begun a military exercise that is being monitored by foreign observers.

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