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06 February 2006 Military News

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  • Fiscal 2007 Department of Defense Budget is Released 06 Feb 2006 -- President George W. Bush today sent to Congress his defense budget for fiscal 2007. The budget requests $439.3 billion in discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense, a seven percent increase over enacted fiscal 2006 funding levels.
  • Transcript: DoD News Briefing on Fiscal Year 2007 Budget 06 Feb 2006 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Undersecretary Of Defense (Comptroller) Tina Jonas, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace
  • Bush Proposes Seven Percent Increase in Defense Spending VOA 06 Feb 2006 -- President Bush's proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins in October calls for an increase of nearly seven percent in defense spending to $439 billion, and that does not include most of the cost for ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Air Force's FY 2007 budget released AFPN 06 Feb 2006 -- As part of the president's fiscal year 2007 budget plan, the Air Force is set to receive $105.9 billion.
  • Budget Request Focuses on Irregular Warfare, Transformation AFPS 06 Feb 2006 -- President Bush sent his $439.3 billion defense budget request for fiscal 2007 to Congress today, reflecting what Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld called a solid ongoing commitment to defeating global terrorism, transforming the military while increasing its capabilities, and taking care of men and women in uniform.
  • Defense Leaders: Budget Proposal Helps Ensure National Security AFPS 06 Feb 2006 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today urged people to think of the fiscal 2007 defense budget request not in terms of winners and losers, but rather in terms of the defense it will provide the American people.
  • GW Earns Flight Deck Certification Navy NewsStand 06 Feb 2006 -- USS George Washington (CVN 73) (GW) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 successfully completed flight deck certification Feb. 3, after the ship has not launched or recovered aircraft in more than a year. The certification comes four days after GW left Norfolk Naval Station.
  • U.S. Navy P-3 Assist in Egyptian Ferry Search and Rescue Navy NewsStand 06 Feb 2006 -- A U.S. Navy P-3 Orion from Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 Golden Swordsmen assisted search and rescue operations for survivors of the sunken Egyptian ferry Al Salam Boccaccio 98 in the Red Sea, Feb. 4.
  • Forrest Sherman Comes to New Home in Norfolk Navy NewsStand 06 Feb 2006 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) arrived at its new homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Feb. 3, after being commissioned at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., Jan. 28.
  • 'Steel Hammer' Hosts JSDF Joint Staff College Navy NewsStand 06 Feb 2006 -- USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) welcomed 40 officers of the Japan Self Defense Force Joint Staff College for a ship tour during a visit to Yokosuka Naval Base Jan. 18.
  • Guardian Completes Underway Training Navy NewsStand 06 Feb 2006 -- USS Guardian (MCM 5) returned to Sasebo, Japan, after completing underway mine sweep training and main space fire drills, Jan. 25.
  • Patriot Goes Underway for Training Navy NewsStand 06 Feb 2006 -- USS Patriot (MCM 7) departed its forward deployed home of Sasebo, Japan, for a routine underway training period, Jan. 30.
  • Edwards squadron writes book on CV-22 training AFPN 06 Feb 2006 -- Air Force is providing warfighters advanced and reliable tools to accomplish their mission by combining the capabilities of two distinctly different aircraft.
  • DoD Uses Katrina Lessons to Improve Response Capability AFPS 06 Feb 2006 -- The U.S. military performed admirably as it responded to Hurricane Katrina during the largest, fastest civil support mission in U.S. history - but it needs to do better in the future, according to the Pentagon's chief of homeland security.
  • NATO Head Calls for Expansion of Strategic Partnerships Washington File 06 Feb 2006 -- NATO must engage in broader political dialogue, expand its strategic partnerships and reform its funding mechanisms, says its secretary-general, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.
  • French Frigate Rescues Somalis in Gulf of Aden Navy NewsStand 06 Feb 2006 -- The French Navy frigate FS Jacoubet (F 794), operating as part of a Dutch-led maritime task force in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, rescued almost 50 Somalis whose small boat had been disabled as they attempted to cross the Gulf of Aden Feb 4.
  • State Department Briefing, February 6 Washington File 06 Feb 2006 -- Cambodia, Rice to attend funeral of Coretta Scott King, Denmark, Iran, Yemen, Palestinians, Venezuela, Greece, Haiti, Germany
  • White House Briefing, February 6 Washington File 06 Feb 2006 -- World leader call, FY '07 budget, religious tolerance, terror surveillance program, India, Iran, Yemen, escaped al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, Medicare, Abramoff, Gulf Coast

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  • Secretary-General calls on Haitians to vote in national elections tomorrow UN News Centre 06 Feb 2006 -- With national elections taking place in Haiti tomorrow, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on the country's people to exercise peacefully their right to vote and respect the outcome while urging the incoming leadership to show a commitment to reconciliation and inclusiveness.
  • Sea Launch Initiates Countdown for EchoStar X Launch Boeing 06 Feb 2006 -- The Sea Launch team has initiated a 72-hour countdown in preparation for the launch of the EchoStar X broadcast satellite on Wednesday, February 8, at the opening of a 49-minute launch window, at 3:35 pm Pacific Time (23:35 GMT).
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN-BUILT ECHOSTAR X SATELLITE READY FOR LAUNCH FEB. 8, 2006 Lockheed Martin 06 Feb 2006 -- The EchoStar X telecommunications satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for EchoStar Communications Corporation of Englewood, Colo., is ready for launch Feb. 8 aboard a Sea Launch Zenit launch vehicle provided by Sea Launch Company, LLC. EchoStar X is the first in a series of seven satellite launches planned this year for Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems (LMCSS).

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