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09 November 2005 Military News

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  • NSPS regulations appear in Federal Register Army News 09 Nov 2005 -- Final regulations for DoD's National Security Personnel System were released to Congress Oct. 26 and published Nov. 1 in the Federal Register.
  • 'RAMS' puts training to test AFPN 09 Nov 2005 -- The blades of the Army UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter beat the air as four firefighters rushed to it with 200 pounds of specialized extrication gear.
  • Maintainers keeping F-16s soaring over India AFPN 09 Nov 2005 -- The jets are all taking part in exercise Cope India 06, which began Nov. 7 and lasts through Nov. 19. It is the third such exercise held between the U.S. and Indian air forces.
  • BRAC Deadline Expires; DoD to Begin Closures, Realignments AFPS 09 Nov 2005 -- The Base Realignment and Closure Commission's recommendations for reshaping the Defense Department's infrastructure and force structure officially took effect at 12:01 a.m. today after Congress allowed them to pass into law at the mandated Nov. 8 deadline.
  • Army Has No Plans to Drop Recruiting Standards AFPS 09 Nov 2005 -- The Army is looking for the best in its prospective recruits and won't let standards slip as it fills its ranks, the top general for Army recruiting and retention said today during an interview on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal."
  • VAQ-137 Prowls Beneath the Radar Aboard Big E Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2005 -- USS Enterprise (CVN 65) began the second week of its Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) in the Atlantic Ocean Nov. 5, and Sailors from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137 are keeping the Prowlers flying under the radar, or rather, rendering the enemy's radar useless.
  • Submarine Learning Facility Opens New Tactical Trainer Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2005 -- Submarine Learning Facility (SLF) Norfolk opened the submarine force's newest tactical trainer for use by the fleet Nov. 4.
  • P-8A MMA Team Conducts Major Design Review Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2005 -- The integrated Navy/Boeing team that is delivering the service's next generation sub-hunter held its Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of the P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft Program in Seattle Oct. 31-Nov. 4.

  • GUINEA: President forces head of army and nearly 2,000 soldiers into retirement IRIN 09 Nov 2005 -- President Lansana Conte retired off nearly 2,000 soldiers, including the head of the Guinean armed forces, in his largest single reduction of armed forces personnel, a military officer told IRIN.

  • State Department Briefing, November 9 Washington File 09 Nov 2005 -- Iraq, Allegations CIA Maintains Secret Prisons, Secretary Rice's Comments Yesterday, Administration's Policy on Use of Torture, Saudi Arabia, China, Cyprus, Macedonia, North Korea, Zimbabwe, Libya
  • White House Briefing, November 9 Washington File 09 Nov 2005 -- Ahmed Chalabi, elections/president's effect, oil companies/profits, ethics briefings, religious freedom report, North Korea, South Asia/earthquake aid

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