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08 March 2006 Military News

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  • US Military Denies Expanding Overseas Intelligence Operations VOA 08 Mar 2006 -- Small teams of U.S. Special Operations troops are turning up in a number of American embassies around the world
  • Manda Bay Boat Ramp Eases Training Operations Navy NewsStand 08 Mar 2006 -- A new boat ramp here is making Kenyan and American force training operations a little easier thanks to the U.S. Naval Construction Force’s Seabee Battalions, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 and Underwater Construction Team 1, part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA).
  • CVW-8 Squadrons Return From USS Theodore Roosevelt Navy NewsStand 08 Mar 2006 -- Six squadrons from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 will return to Naval Station Norfolk and Naval Air Station Oceana March 9 and 10 following their six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The remainder of CVW-8’s squadrons will return to their homebases of Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Fla., and NAS Whidbey Island, Fla.
  • Forward Deployed ARG Completes Balikatan 06 Navy NewsStand 08 Mar 2006 -- Exercise Balikatan 2006, the 22nd in the series, officially ended March 5, capping two weeks of combined training and combined efforts in humanitarian assistance and civil action projects in the Republic of Philippines.
  • U.S. 6th Fleet Stresses MDA to Ambassadors Aboard Roosevelt Navy NewsStand 08 Mar 2006 -- Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet (C6F) Vice Adm. John Stufflebeem and a team of U.S. ambassadors visited Naval Station Rota, Spain, March 3 before boarding a C-2A Greyhound bound for USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) where the group toured the ship and discussed Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA).
  • FY07 Budget Supports Sailors, Marines and Their Families Navy NewsStand 08 Mar 2006 -- Continuing to improve the quality of life for Sailors, Marines and their families is a major theme of the Department of Navy’s (DoN) FY07 Budget request, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Michael W. Hagee, told lawmakers at the Capitol, March 8.
  • NSWC Engineers Deliver Combat Readiness to USS Ronald Reagan Navy NewsStand 08 Mar 2006 -- Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) engineers who worked with industry and Sailors on land and during multiple at sea periods aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) are now standing ready to provide combat system technical support as the carrier supports ground troops in Iraq since arriving in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
  • Special Operations Forces 'Play a Leading Role' in Terror Fight AFPS 08 Mar 2006 -- Multiservice U.S. special operations forces are at the tip of the spear in the war against global terrorism, a senior DoD official said on Capitol Hill today.
  • NATO 'Reinventing' Itself, General Says AFPS 08 Mar 2006 -- The common military defense principle that spawned NATO remains valid, but the alliance is now also engaged in security operations to deal with new 21st century threats, the U.S. general in command of the alliance's military forces said yesterday.
  • Integration builds on fighter wings' strengths AFPN 08 Mar 2006 -- The ongoing association between the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings here will make both organizations stronger by capitalizing on the strengths of each, said Lt. Gen. John A. Bradley, commander of Air Force Reserve Command.
  • Commander Stresses Senate Support to Achieve Goals in Korea AFPS 08 Mar 2006 -- Continued Senate support is essential to maintaining readiness and stability on the Korean peninsula and in the region, the commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Korea said yesterday.
  • EUCOM Leader Calls Africa Global Strategic Imperative AFPS 08 Mar 2006 -- Modest near-term investments in Africa will prevent costly future intervention, U.S. European Command's leader said.
  • QDR Emphasizes International Alliances AFPS 08 Mar 2006 -- A key element of the Quadrennial Defense Review is to strengthen allied operations and increase partner-nation capacity, senior defense officials told a Senate committee here today.
  • Musharraf, Abizaid discuss Pak-Afghan `tiff' IRNA 08 Mar 2006 -- Pakistan's President General Pervez Musharraf and visiting US General John Abizaid, commander of US Central Command, on Wednesday discussed the Pak-Afghan volley of allegations and counter-allegations.
  • Pakistan President, US Military Commander Discuss Anti-terror Fight VOA 08 Mar 2006 -- A senior U.S. military commander met with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf Wednesday to discuss the war against terrorism
  • White House Briefing, March 8 Washington File 08 Mar 2006 -- Hurricane Katrina recovery, Dubai/port security, NSA/eavesdropping investigation, Iran/IAEA, North Korea
  • State Department Briefing, March 8 Washington File 08 Mar 2006 -- North Korea, Iran, Department, Kosovo, Sudan, Lebanon

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