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19 December 2005 Military News

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  • Press Conference of the President The White House 19 Dec 2005
  • Staying on Offense Key to Defeating Terrorism, Bush Says AFPS 19 Dec 2005 -- The Sept. 11, 2001, attacks showed that the United States could no longer ignore the threat of global terrorism and that America must go on the attack, President Bush said during a nationally televised address Dec. 18.

  • Military Commission Charges Referred 19 Dec 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today that charges were referred to a military commission in the cases of Jabran Said Bin al Qahtani and Sufyian Barhoumi by the appointing authority, John D. Altenburg Jr. on Dec. 16, 2005.

  • ESG 3 Sails Toward Deployment With 16-day Work-up Navy NewsStand 19 Dec 2005 -- Six ships and about 3,500 Sailors and Marines of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 successfully completed their Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) Dec. 16 off the coast of Southern California.
  • Stennis Tests AFFF Systems Navy NewsStand 19 Dec 2005 -- While USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) was underway for weeklong sea trials after an 11-month Docked Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA), its engineering and air departments fully tested all its aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) systems throughout the ship Dec. 13-16.
  • Stennis Steps Into the Future of Navigation with All-digital Helm Navy NewsStand 19 Dec 2005 -- Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) successfully tested and operated a state-of-the-art, touch screen digital helm and lee helm during a series of sea trials that began Dec. 12.
  • Harpers Ferry Improves Sailors and Ship During SRA Navy NewsStand 19 Dec 2005 -- The amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) got underway for sea trials Dec. 10 as the ship transitions out of her Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) period.
  • VRC-40 Welcomes Return of First Rewired C-2A Navy NewsStand 19 Dec 2005 -- Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 celebrated the return of the first rewired C-2A Greyhound in a ceremony Dec. 14 at their hangar at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
  • Moseley: Airmen engaged worldwide AFPN 19 Dec 2005 -- Since August 1990, when the first wing deployed for Operation Desert Shield, the Air Force has been engaged in solid combat, the Air Force chief of staff said.
  • Moseley discusses past, plans for future AFPN 19 Dec 2005 -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley brought up several points of Air Force history at a three-day Air National Guard senior leader conference here.
  • Work on Quadrennial Defense Review, 2007 DoD Budget Continues AFPS 19 Dec 2005 -- Pentagon civilian and military leaders continue work on developing the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review and the 2007 DoD budget, officials said.

  • France Discusses Continued Military Presence In Tajikistan RFE/RL 19 Dec 2005 -- France, which already has a military presence in Tajikistan, has discussed deepening cooperation with the Central Asian country.

  • Moscow Concerned At Foreign Forces Around Russia RFE/RL 19 Dec 2005 -- In comments seemingly directed at the United States, Moscow today expressed concern at foreign military forces deployed along the country's periphery.

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