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01 March 2006 Military News

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  • Sasebo Minesweepers Complete MINEX-EODEX 06 Navy NewsStand 01 Mar 2006 -- Two forward-deployed U.S Navy mine countermeasures ships with embarked personnel and 19 Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) assets completed the joint and combined MINEX-EODEX (Mine Exercise-Explosive Ordnance Disposal Exercise) 2006 in the Sea of Suo Nada off the coast of Kure, Japan, Feb. 24.
  • Hurricane-damaged Consolidated Mail Facility Reopens Aboard NAS Pensacola Navy NewsStand 01 Mar 2006 -- The Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Consolidated Mail Facility (CMF) co-located with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), reopened in its original building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 21.
  • HMS Bulwark Assumes Duties as Flagship in North Persian Gulf Navy NewsStand 01 Mar 2006 -- HMS Bulwark (L15), the Royal Navy's most modern and versatile warship, assumed duties Feb. 28 from USS Cape St. George (CG 71) as the flagship for the Royal Navy staff which leads Combined Task Force 58 (CTF 58), a multinational coalition that conducts maritime security operations (MSO) in the North Persian Gulf.
  • Japan Squadrons Support Singapore Air Show Navy NewsStand 01 Mar 2006 -- Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 and VFA 102 participated in Asian Aerospace 2006, the biggest air show in Asia, held in Singapore, Feb. 21–26.
  • Newly Trained Navy Customs Battalion Receives Senior Leadership Insight Navy NewsStand 01 Mar 2006 -- Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) and Commander, Navy Reserve Force spent a few hours with more than 400 mobilized Navy Reservists here Feb. 27, to share their leadership perspective about the changing skill sets needed by the Navy ashore and the value of service from Sailors in the Navy Reserve.
  • New Opportunities for Sailors to Sit in the Cockpit Navy NewsStand 01 Mar 2006 -- A new trial program to expand opportunity within the Navy’s officer and enlisted ranks is being implemented as part of Adm. Mike Mullen’s, Chief of Naval Operations, “Strategy for Our People.”
  • Center for Naval Leadership Revamps Leadership Courses Navy NewsStand 01 Mar 2006 -- The Center for Naval Leadership (CNL) introduced the new curriculum for First Line and Primary Leader Development Courses in January. The two formerly nine-day in-residence courses have been renamed and replaced with five-day courses, the Workcenter Supervisor (WCSLC) and Leading Petty Officer Leadership Courses (LPOLC), respectively.
  • Submarine Force Prepares for Compliance with Requirement to Retain Plastic Waste Navy NewsStand 01 Mar 2006 -- The Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) has developed a submarine plastic waste management program that safely, effectively and affordably retains plastic waste aboard submarines for shore disposal. A Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) message was issued in January 2006 to raise Fleet awareness of the action requirements.
  • Maintainers prepare for Raptor AFPN 01 Mar 2006 -- The F-22A Raptor's unequaled capabilities bring some unique challenges to Air Force maintainers here.
  • Air Force announces preferred F-22A locations AFPN 01 Mar 2006 -- The Air Force's preferred alternatives for the third and fourth operational F-22A beddowns are Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., and Hickam AFB, Hawaii, said Gen. T. Michael Moseley, Air Force chief of staff, today .
  • England, Giambastiani Defend Budget in House AFPS 01 Mar 2006 -- Though the president's 2006 defense budget request is "a lot of money," the deputy secretary of defense told the House Budget Committee here today, it is needed to protect America.
  • Reserve Forces Make Great Contributions, Leaders Say AFPS 01 Mar 2006 -- U.S. military reserve forces are better trained and at a higher state of readiness than they've ever been as they continue to take on their new operational role in the war on terror, senior reserve-component leaders said here today.
  • Pentagon to Appeal Court Ruling Against New Personnel System AFPS 01 Mar 2006 -- The Pentagon plans to appeal a recent federal court decision that stalled some labor-management provisions of the new National Security Personnel System, a senior Defense Department official said here today.
  • Army treating more PTSD Army News 01 Mar 2006 -- "We are seeing increased rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety and depression, which doesn't surprise us as we now have been at war essentially since 9/11/2001," said Col. Elspeth C. Ritchie, psychiatry consultant to the Army surgeon general.
  • Study shows troops back from Iraq get help for stress Army News 01 Mar 2006 -- Soldiers and Marines who are disturbed by the stress of the war in Iraq are receiving mental-health services early after their return, helping prevent development of serious conditions, according to a just-released study.
  • Army 07 budget boosts FCS, 'irregular warfare' Army News 01 Mar 2006 -- The Army will get $111.8 billion of the requested 2007 Department of Defense budget, including a nearly $4 billion boost to future combat systems such as unmanned aerial vehicles.
  • Big leap forward in detecting ground targets from cosmos AFPN 01 Mar 2006 -- When launched in 2010, a football-field-in-length demonstrator radar antenna, weighing more than 5 tons, will serve as the forerunner for the future of America's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets in space.
  • Officials Say Military Relations With India, Pakistan 'Excellent' AFPS 01 Mar 2006 -- While economic and political discussions will dominate President Bush's time during his visit to India and Pakistan, security issues also are important.
  • State Department Briefing, March 1 Washington File 01 Mar 2006 -- Rice travel to Latin America and Asia, Zoellick travel to Cambridge, visa eligibility requirements for former Taliban member, Iran, Cuba, Israel/Palestinians, Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, India

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