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03 March 2006 Military News

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  • DoN Budget Supports GWOT and QDR, Leaders Tell Congress Navy NewsStand 03 Mar 2006 -- The nation’s top Navy and Marine Corps leaders told members of Congress March 1 that the Navy Department’s proposed $127.3 billion budget request for fiscal year 2007 (FY07) fully supports the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) and will help win the global war on terrorism.
  • Naval Aviation Conducts Stand Down to Focus on Safety Navy NewsStand 03 Mar 2006 -- Commander, Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. Jim Zortman directed a Navywide aviation safety stand down March 3, to be conducted by all non-deployed squadrons no later than March 10. Deployed squadrons will conduct the stand down as operations permit.
  • Service Training Chiefs Explore Joint Initiatives Navy NewsStand 03 Mar 2006 -- Education and training leaders from all four branches of the U.S military and the U.S. Coast Guard met at Naval Air Station Pensacola Feb. 8-9 to participate in the 2006 Interservice Training Summit.
  • Pearl Harbor Ships Deploy with ESG 3 Navy NewsStand 03 Mar 2006 -- Friends and family members gathered at Pearl Harbor Feb. 27 to say goodbye to more than 700 Sailors of Pearl Harbor-based ships, USS Port Royal (CG 73) and USS Rueben James (FFG 57).
  • Steel Hammer Sailors Lend a Hand in Leyte Navy NewsStand 03 Mar 2006 -- Five USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) Sailors got the unique opportunity to join 91 Sailors from USS Essex (LHD 2) and USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) in a community service project Feb. 25 at St. Bernard Elementary School in southern Leyte.
  • Langley unit receive its first Raptors AFPN 03 Mar 2006 -- After two-and-a-half months of waiting, an aircraft with a 94th Fighter Squadron emblem has once again landed at Langley Air Force Base.
  • Air Force seeks new tanker AFPN 03 Mar 2006 -- The Air Force wants a new refueler aircraft, something commercially available now, which can be modified to replace the existing KC-135 Stratotanker fleet.
  • Air Force leaders testify on processes used to combat costs AFPN 03 Mar 2006 -- The Air Force has seen a rise in the cost of doing business, Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne told members of the House Armed Services Committee during testimony March 1.
  • Kunsan units deploy to Singapore AFPN 03 Mar 2006 -- More than 70 Airmen from the 80th Fighter Squadron and 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit deployed from Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, March 2 for Operation Commando Sling.
  • Spiral 3 underway for JEFX '06 AFPN 03 Mar 2006 -- Spiral 3 of the Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment '06 kicked off March 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
  • Virginia Guard unit begins integrating with fighter wing AFPN 03 Mar 2006 -- The 1st Fighter Wing and the 192nd Fighter Wing are integrating as an associate wing where both maintain separate administrative command but share aircraft and equipment
  • Five wings compete in 'Tanker Winter Games' AFPN 03 Mar 2006 -- Five 18th Air Force KC-135 wings came together for the first "Tanker Winter Games" here Feb. 23 through 26.
  • DoD Needs More Flexible Civilian Workforce, Official Says AFPS 03 Mar 2006 -- One day senior defense civilians could perform jobs now only filled by generals or admirals, and rank-and-file civilians could be deployed overseas to free up military members for combat-related duties, a senior DoD civilian said here today.
  • European Command, Logistics Agency Sign Agreement AFPS 03 Mar 2006 -- A new agreement between U.S. European Command and the Defense Logistics Agency spells out the level of service that EUCOM expects and that DLA agrees to provide in support of the theater mission.
  • Army writing new Counterinsurgency Field Manual Army News 03 Mar 2006 -- The Combined Arms Center hosted experts from the CIA, State Department and academia last week during a two-day workshop aimed at providing input to authors rewriting the Counterinsurgency, or COIN, Field Manual, FM 3-24.
  • Review of European Security Issues Washington File 03 Mar 2006 -- Possible May 21 independence ballot for Montenegro; Kosovo status talks and KFOR restructuring; NATO "can deliver solutions" to global challenges; Caribbean is transit point for Europe-bound drugs; U.N. court to hear Bosnian genocide case; upcoming webchats on Southeast Europe and U.S. strategy in Europe
  • State Department Briefing, March 3 Washington File 03 Mar 2006 -- Pakistan, Philippines, Palestinian Authority, Iran, Kenya, Belarus, China, North Korea, Russia, China/Taiwan, Kosovo, Department Focus on Asia Region

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