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26 January 2006 Military News

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  • Transcript: Press Conference of the President The White House 26 Jan 2006

  • USS San Antonio Arrives in Norfolk Navy NewsStand 26 Jan 2006 -- Family and friends greeted the arrival of the Navy’s newest ship, the amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio (LPD 17), as it arrived to its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, Jan. 25.
  • TACRON 11 Sailors Participate in JTFEX Navy NewsStand 26 Jan 2006 -- Tactical Air Control Squadron (TACRON) 11’s newest detachment, Det. 4, completed their final underway work-up training with Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 Jan. 26 on the strike group’s flagship, the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).
  • Navy to Commission New Guided Missile Destroyer Forrest Sherman 26 Jan 2006 -- The newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, Forrest Sherman, will be commissioned at 11 a.m. ET on Jan. 28, during a ceremony at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.
  • QDR Dominated by Uncertain, Unpredictable World AFPS 26 Jan 2006 -- The Quadrennial Defense Review, to be delivered to Congress Feb. 6, will be dominated by two words: uncertainty and unpredictability, senior defense officials said today.
  • Threat Reduction Agency Opens New Headquarters AFPS 26 Jan 2006 -- The agency charged with reducing threats against American forces celebrated the opening of its new headquarters building, the Defense Threat Reduction Center, here today.
  • Contingency skills course brings expeditionary basics to Airmen AFPN 26 Jan 2006 -- With Airmen doing more on the frontlines of the war on terrorism, the need exists for Air Force specialties across the board to receive training in a variety of expeditionary combat skills.
  • Rumsfeld: Military Prepared for 21st Century Challenges AFPS 26 Jan 2006 -- Through challenging the status quo and questioning old assumptions, the Defense Department is becoming a more capable force ready to face changing conflicts, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here yesterday.
  • Marine Corps Special Ops Will Add to Military Capability, Commander Says AFPS 26 Jan 2006 -- The Marine Corps Special Operations Command, the newest addition to the special operations community, will be a complementary force that will ease the strain on other services' elite units and will contribute to the nation's readiness in the global war on terror, the new unit's commander said here today.
  • Rollover simulator aims to save lives in Kuwait Army News 26 Jan 2006 -- A new training device is being developed by Coalition Forces Land Component Command in Kuwait to reduce or eliminate injury or death suffered by troops involved in Humvee rollovers in theater.

  • Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Presents New Air-Base Terms To U.S.-Led Coalition RFE/RL 26 Jan 2006 -- Kyrgyz authorities have presented new terms to the United States for continued use of the air base outside Bishkek. The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan uses the Manas air base for support operations.

  • Savage Hazing Incident Causes Outrage in Russia RFE/RL 26 Jan 2006 -- Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov today promised to make public the results of an investigation into a hazing incident in the army that has caused public outrage in Russia.

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  • Alcatel Alenia Space signs MOU on space cooperation with the South African CSIR Thales 26 Jan 2006 -- Alcatel Alenia Space today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), a leading research and development, technology and innovation institution in South Africa, to consolidate global cooperation in the space market and to leverage their respective competencies and knowledge.

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