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28 September 2005 Military News

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  • C-141 approaches historical conclusion as last flight nears AFPN 28 Sep 2005 -- Since its first flight Dec. 17, 1963, the C-141 Starlifter has enjoyed a prestigious history.
  • Eglin fighters shine at Bright Star AFPN 28 Sep 2005 -- The 33rd Fighter Wing here was the Air Force's lone fighter unit in Egypt to participate in the joint-combined training exercise Bright Star 05/06.
  • Army tests 'Excalibur' smart artillery munition Army News 28 Sep 2005 -- U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan could have a significantly more accurate howitzer-fired munition by March, officials said, following successful demonstration of the Army's first fully autonomous guided projectile, Excalibur, at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., Sept. 15.
  • Army depot employees save $90 million Army News 28 Sep 2005 -- Stripping parts from recently retired communications systems is enabling the depot to support a similar system without having to buy new components.
  • Army demonstrates Future Combat Systems Army News 28 Sep 2005 -- The Army initiative to transition to a new modular force took a step forward last week with the first comprehensive public demonstration of several Future Combat Systems technologies at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
  • Harpers Ferry Maintains Ship, Sailors Navy NewsStand 28 Sep 2005 -- USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) entered into its Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) period Sept. 19, a time set aside for major maintenance work.
  • Scranton Returns From Six-month Deployment Navy NewsStand 28 Sep 2005 -- The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Scranton (SSN 756) returned to Norfolk Naval Station Sept. 27, after a six-month deployment.
  • CNO Holds All Hands Call at NAS Oceana Navy NewsStand 28 Sep 2005 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen visited Naval Air Station Oceana Sept. 27 and talked to Sailors about the future of the U.S. Navy in the 21st century.
  • Coalition Navies Sharpen MSO Sword During Bright Star Exercise Navy NewsStand 28 Sep 2005 -- Sailors from the United States, Pakistan, Italy and Egypt trained together in Maritime Security Operations (MSO) Sept. 23-24 off the Egyptian coast as part of Exercise Bright Star.
  • McClusky Makes Major Drug Bust Navy NewsStand 28 Sep 2005 -- A high-speed open ocean chase resulted in the seizure of 3.5 tons of cocaine and the detention of five suspected smugglers during USS McClusky's (FFG 41) first drug bust in the Eastern Pacific Aug. 30.
  • Safeguard Concludes SALVEX Navy NewsStand 28 Sep 2005 -- USS Safeguard (ARS 50) completed the first Salvage Exercise (SALVEX) with the Indian navy Sept. 24, conducting 12 days of combined dive exercises off of India's western coast city of Cochin and its surrounding waters.

  • White House Briefing, September 28 Washington File 28 Sep 2005 -- Hurricane updates, war on terror, Congressman DeLay, prisoner abuse, Brown hearing, Supreme Court, Karen Hughes trip to Saudi Arabia, Social Security
  • State Department Briefing, September 28 Washington File 28 Sep 2005 -- Zoellick travels to Guatemala/Nicaragua/Brazil, public diplomacy, Bolton/UN reform, Israel/Palestinians, Iran, Sudan, Uzbekistan, Turkey

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