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28 February 2006 Military News

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  • Department to Release Uncensored Detainee Hearing Transcripts AFPS 28 Feb 2006 -- The Defense Department is preparing to release detainee hearing transcripts containing the names of persons held at the detainee facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a senior Pentagon official said here yesterday.
  • Commissions resume in Guantanamo Army News 28 Feb 2006 -- With commissions slated to resume March 1 for four detainees at Guantanamo Bay, and about 16 international media outlets expected to report on the proceedings along with several other organizations that will observe the hearings, officials said security will be nothing short of tight.
  • DoD to Join Re-review of Ports Issue, Official Says AFPS 28 Feb 2006 -- The Defense Department will participate in a re-review of a slated acquisition of shipping terminal operations at six major U.S. ports by a United Arab Emirates-owned firm, a senior Pentagon official said here today.
  • Forward Deployed ARG Completes Philippines Relief Operation Navy NewsStand 28 Feb 2006 -- Sailors and Marines of the Forward Deployed Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Joint Task Force (JTF) Balikatan and USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) completed Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR) operations Feb. 28, for the victims of a wide-sweeping mudslide that occurred there Feb 17.
  • Curtis Wilbur Kicks Off Balikatan Navy NewsStand 28 Feb 2006 -- A maritime interception operations (MIO) training event kicked off Exercise Balikatan ’06, a combined exercise between the United States and the Republic of the Phillipines, Feb. 17.
  • USS Hopper Supports Ballistic Missile Defense in “Sky Hunter” Navy NewsStand 28 Feb 2006 -- USS Hopper (DDG 70), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer homeported at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, participated in the successful “Sky Hunter” Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) test event off the coast of southern California Feb. 15.
  • FISC Singapore Inherits Supply Functions Navy NewsStand 28 Feb 2006 -- A new Sembawang command, manned by familiar faces, set up shop in Singapore Jan. 31 when several of Naval Regional Contracting Center (NRCC) Singapore’s supply responsibilities were transferred to U.S. Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC) Yokosuka, Japan.
  • Seabees Spearheading Honduran School Project Navy NewsStand 28 Feb 2006 -- Seventeen Navy Seabees and six Honduran military engineers are building a primary school in February here as part of New Horizons 2006-Honduras, a joint training exercise between the U.S. military and the Honduran government.
  • Air Force vision embraces warfighters, heritage AFPN 28 Feb 2006 -- Heritage, future innovations and focus on the joint warfighter are three key points in the newly released Air Force Vision document, "Lasting Heritage.Limitless Horizons: A Warfighter's Vision."
  • Flightline access goes high-tech AFPN 28 Feb 2006 -- Security measures have soared to new levels since the global war on terrorism began.
  • Advisory Committee Recommends Big Changes to Military Pay System AFPS 28 Feb 2006 -- A committee that's spent the past year studying the military compensation system is recommending sweeping changes that, if approved, would bring military compensation more on par with private-sector compensation.
  • Officials Say Military Relations to be Key Part of Bush India Visit VOA 28 Feb 2006 -- Most of the attention before President Bush's visit to India this week has been focused on the pending nuclear cooperation agreement
  • State Department Briefing, February 28 Washington File 28 Feb 2006 -- China/Taiwan, Sudan, Korea, Cyprus, Palestinian Authority, Iran

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