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07 February 2006 Military News

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  • Juneau Operates as Staging Platform for TRUEX Navy NewsStand 07 Feb 2006 -- USS Juneau (LPD 10) provided the platform, Feb. 2, for Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to launch Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC), in order to reach Guam shores and continue with Training in an Urban Environment Exercise (TRUEX).
  • Reagan Carrier Strike Group Makes Port Visit to Singapore Navy NewsStand 07 Feb 2006 -- The USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Carrier Strike Group arrived in Singapore Feb. 7 for a scheduled port visit. USS Lake Champlain (CG 57 ) and USNS Rainer (T-AOE 7 ) will be joining them in port.
  • HS-3 Supports Coalition Troops in Southeast Iraq Navy NewsStand 07 Feb 2006 -- HH-60 Seahawks from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 3 aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) supported British coalition troops in southeastern Iraq as part of Blue Shark Mission, Jan. 28.
  • F/A-18 Crashes During Training Mission Navy NewsStand 07 Feb 2006 -- A two-seat Navy F/A-18D aircraft from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125, impacted the ocean approximately four miles southeast of the air station during a routine training mission at approximately 5:17 p.m Feb. 6.
  • U.S.: Rumsfeld Details Record Defense Budget RFE/RL 07 Feb 2006 -- In a press briefing at the Pentagon, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the record amount allocated for defense in the 2007 budget proposal submitted to Congress on 6 February would be used to boost the United States' ability to both fight unconventional terrorism and win conventional wars.
  • US Defense Secretary Says Military Must Transform to Defend Against Terrorism VOA 07 Feb 2006 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the military must continue to transform in order to defend America against terrorists and future threats that are difficult to predict
  • Rumsfeld Speaks on Process Behind Budget, QDR AFPS 07 Feb 2006 -- No nation has the resources or capability to defend against every conceivable attack, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
  • Pace Highlights Troops' Needs to Senate Committee AFPS 07 Feb 2006 -- The nation's highest-ranking military officer addressed medical care, reserve component changes and recruiting and retention issues during testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee here today.
  • Pentagon Review Stresses Long-Term Strategy To Defeat Terror Washington File 07 Feb 2006 -- The Pentagon has released a four-year security strategy that focuses on new global capabilities, adapting the military to the information age and being prepared to wage a long-term fight against terrorist networks and militant extremism.
  • Transcript: Media Availability with Secretary Rumsfeld, Senator Warner and Gen. Pace 07 Feb 2006 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Senator John Warner (R, Va.), and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace
  • Army Guard, Reserve leaders discuss changes, challenges to force Army News 07 Feb 2006 -- In the first week of February, as the Army rolled out its budget and explained changes to its force structure, a top Army National Guard leader had a message for Soldiers: "The Army is in transition and we're all in this together."
  • Air Warfare Battlelab: Turning ideas into reality AFPN 07 Feb 2006 -- The Air Warfare Battlelab is one of seven that has been paving the road for a leaner and more lethal Air Force since 1997.
  • Duty history centralized for Reservists AFPN 07 Feb 2006 -- Beginning mid-March, Reserve Airmen will be able to access and change their duty history through the virtual Personnel Center Guard and Reserve, or vPC-GR, a 24/7 customer service Web portal operated by the Air Reserve Personnel Center here.
  • Air Force attends FBI training AFPN 07 Feb 2006 -- Explosive ordnance disposal, or EOD, technicians from nearby Hickam Air Force Base are attending FBI training here.
  • U.S. Army Reserve Streamlining Force, Helmly Says AFPS 07 Feb 2006 -- The U.S. Army Reserve must modernize how it "manages manpower" to prepare for future missions and challenges, head of the Army Reserve Command, said here yesterday.
  • NATO Transformation, Operations on Tap for Meeting AFPS 07 Feb 2006 -- NATO's continuing transformation and the alliance's operations, particularly in Afghanistan, are among major agenda items for NATO defense ministers when they meet Feb. 9 and 10 in Taormina, Sicily, a senior Defense Department official said here today.
  • White House Briefing, February 7 Washington File 07 Feb 2006 -- President's schedule, Bush phones Danish Prime Minister Rasmussen/freedom of speech, Bush/funeral services for Coretta Scott King, FY07 budget
  • State Department Briefing, February 7 Washington File 07 Feb 2006 -- Afghanistan, Mexico, Israel/Palestinians, Iran, Department, Denmark, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Greece, China/Taiwan

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for February 7, 2006
  • Boeing Delivers "Spirit of Hawai'i - Ke Aloha," First USAF C-17 in Pacific Region Boeing 07 Feb 2006 -- Officials from Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu today took delivery today of the first U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III to be based outside the continental United States. Saying the C-17 ushers in a "new era of airlift in the Pacific," the Air Force named the aircraft "Spirit of Hawai'i - Ke Aloha."
  • Northrop Grumman Receives $225 Million Contract for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Propulsion Replacement Program Northrop Grumman 07 Feb 2006 -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $225 million contract for 27 months to continue the full-rate production phase of the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Propulsion Replacement Program (PRP). The program will replace aging solid-rocket motor sets, for stages 1, 2, and 3, in the Minuteman III missile arsenal with remanufactured motors to maintain alert-readiness status through 2020.
  • Bath Iron Works Awarded $31 Million Contract for Destroyer Maintenance, Repair and Upgrades General Dynamics 07 Feb 2006 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $30.9 million modification to a previously awarded contract to perform Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) maintenance, repair and upgrade work for two Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyers homeported in Norfolk, Va. The existing contract was originally awarded in March 2005.
  • Six FOX NBC reconnaissance vehicles go to the Netherlands Rheinmetall Defence 07 Feb 2006 -- Rheinmetall Landsysteme has just delivered six highly advanced FOX NBC reconnaissance vehicles to the Dutch armed forces. In a ceremony at Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH's Kassel plant on January 25, 2006, Cees van der Knaap, the Dutch Deputy Minister of Defence, was presented with a symbolic key to the vehicles ahead of their official transfer to the NBC Reconnaissance Company of the Dutch armed forces.

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