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30 January 2006 Military News

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  • VS-24 Scouts Take S-3B Viking to New Horizons Navy NewsStand 30 Jan 2006 -- During their current deployment with USS Theodore Roosevelt’s (CVN 71) embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, the “Scouts” of Sea Control Squadron (VS) 24 have taken the capabilities of the S-3B Viking to a new level.
  • Air Force Reorganizes Staff Structure 30 Jan 2006 -- The Department of Defense announced today that the staff functions at Headquarters Air Force, major commands and warfighting headquarters will soon all share the same "A-staff" structure.
  • Air Force Staff Restructures to Improve Joint Ops, Communication AFPS 30 Jan 2006 -- The Air Force will begin retagging its staff directorates throughout the service this week to bring them more on line with those of the other military services and joint commands so it can operate more effectively with them to support warfighters.
  • Chilean air force receives F-16 Peace Puma AFPN 30 Jan 2006 -- The delivery of two new F-16 Peace Puma aircraft from the United States to Chile Jan. 24 kicks off a promising era of interoperability between the two nations.
  • Headquarters Air Force realigns similar to 'J-staff' model AFPN 30 Jan 2006 -- The staff functions at Headquarters Air Force, major commands and warfighting headquarters will soon all share the same "A-staff" structure.
  • New location, same C-130 airlift mission AFPN 30 Jan 2006 -- Airmen and aircraft have relocated and the name of the squadron has changed. But, the mission of Airmen deployed here from the 463rd Airlift Group at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., has not.
  • Army to Test Future Combat Systems at Fort Bliss AFPS 30 Jan 2006 -- To further the development of the Future Combat Systems program, the Army is designating a combat unit to evaluate and test cutting-edge technology.
  • Transformed Battlefield Medical Care Saves Lives AFPS 30 Jan 2006 -- The military health system has revolutionized battlefield medical care in the past four years, reducing fatalities and raising the quality of care to all-time high levels, two Defense Department officials said here today.
  • Military Health System Headed To Joint Future AFPS 30 Jan 2006 -- "Jointness" is an inescapable reality for future military operations, and the military health care system will be no different, two Defense Department officials said here today.

  • White House Briefing, January 30 Washington File 30 Jan 2006 -- Council of Economic Advisors nomination, State of the Union address, budget, Alito nomination, elevating the tone in Washington, terrorist surveillance, Iran, energy, Patriot Act, tax reform, Palestinian election, terrorism, Abramoff
  • State Department Briefing, January 30 Washington File 30 Jan 2006 -- Kuwait, Haiti, China/Taiwan, Iran, Venezuela, Palestinian Authority, Cyprus

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  • Sea Launch Departs Home Port for EchoStar X Mission Boeing 30 Jan 2006 -- The Odyssey Launch Platform and the Sea Launch Commander have departed Home Port in Long Beach, Calif., for Sea Launch's first mission of the year. The Sea Launch team is preparing to launch the EchoStar X broadcast satellite on Feb. 8, at the opening of a 49-minute launch window, at 3:35 pm Pacific Time (23:35 GMT).



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