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15 March 2006 Military News

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  • Three U.S. Ships Complete Neptune Warrior Coalition Course Navy NewsStand 15 Mar 2006 -- Three ships led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 24 departed Faslane, Scotland, March 11, having completed Neptune Warrior, a coalition course off the coast of Scotland with ships from the United Kingdom and Germany and aircraft from France.
  • Navy Team Surveys Port of Djibouti Navy NewsStand 15 Mar 2006 -- A team of Navy hydrographers came to the Horn of Africa in February and has spent two months surveying and mapping the seabed of the Port of Djibouti.
  • U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command Gains DESRON Navy NewsStand 15 Mar 2006 -- U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (NAVSO) has increased its flexibility and operational strength with the addition of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40 to its assigned units.
  • USS Ronald Reagan Makes Port Visit to UAE Navy NewsStand 15 Mar 2006 -- Sailors assigned to Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 7, including USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14, and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7 arrived in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates (UAE), March 15 for a scheduled port visit.
  • USS Ross Leaves Neptune Warrior Ready For Deployment Navy NewsStand 15 Mar 2006 -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) left Faslane, Scotland, March 10 after completing Neptune Warrior, an intense coalition course with British and German warships.
  • Forward Deployed ARG Returns to Sasebo at Spring Patrol Midpoint Navy NewsStand 15 Mar 2006 -- The Forward Deployed Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) returned to its forward-deployed home of Sasebo, Japan, March 14, completing bilateral training in the Republic of Philippines and Guam, while also delivering relief to mudslide victims in the Philippines’ southern Leyte Island.
  • Seabees in Korea Celebrate 64 Years of ?Can Do’ Attitude Navy NewsStand 15 Mar 2006 -- Seabees from around the Korean peninsula gathered to celebrate the Seabees' 64th Birthday March 4 at Commander, Fleet Activities Chinhae (CFAC), Republic of Korea.
  • HSL-43 Det. 2 ?Hunters’ Return from WESTPAC Navy NewsStand 15 Mar 2006 -- The “Hunters” of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (Light) (HSL) 43 Detachment 2 returned Feb. 24 from a five-month Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment aboard the destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91).
  • San Diego Squadrons Participate in Mandatory Stand Down Navy NewsStand 15 Mar 2006 -- Squadrons at Naval Air Station North Island participated in a safety stand down as part of a Navywide aviation safety stand down ordered by Commander, Naval Air Forces, Vice Adm. Jim Zortman in March.
  • "Tridents" of VP-65 Disestablished Navy NewsStand 15 Mar 2006 -- Naval Reserve Patrol Squadron (VP) 65, stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Point Mugu, was formally disestablished during a ceremony at the VP-65 hangar March 4.
  • Sault Turns USS Key West Over to Ishee Navy NewsStand 15 Mar 2006 -- Capt. Kenneth R. Sault turned over command of the Pearl Harbor-based USS Key West (SSN 722) to Cmdr. Thomas E. Ishee in a ceremony March 14.
  • HSC-26 Holds Change of Command Navy NewsStand 15 Mar 2006 -- Cmdr. Grady Banister relieved Cmdr. Kenneth Inglesby as the commanding officer of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 during a change of command ceremony March 10.
  • F-15s, MiGs are allies in the sky AFPN 15 Mar 2006 -- Multinational pilots from the United States and Malaysia have joined forces in the Pacific skies for Cope Taufan '06, a three-week air-to-air training exercise designed to sharpen air combat tactic skills and promote closer relations between allies.
  • QDR Allows Options, Capabilities Against Asymmetric Threat AFPS 15 Mar 2006 -- The first Quadrennial Defense Review undertaken during a time of war provides the military more options and more capabilities, a senior defense official said here today.
  • Threats Abound, QDR Will Help U.S. Meet Them, England Says AFPS 15 Mar 2006 -- As the 21st century progresses, the United States must be prepared to deal with threats posed by terrorists, corrupt regimes and emerging state powers, a top Pentagon leader said here yesterday.
  • Rice in Sydney For US-Japan-Australia Security Talks VOA 15 Mar 2006 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in Sydney at the start of a three-day Australia visit highlighted by security talks with her Australian and Japanese counterparts
  • China Increasing Military Ties in Latin America as Law Restricts US Military VOA 15 Mar 2006 -- The commander of U.S. forces in Latin America says countries in the region are increasingly turning to China for military training because of a U.S. law that has forced a reduction in a previously robust American training program.
  • State Department Briefing, March 15 Washington File 15 Mar 2006 -- Palestinian Authority, India, Belarus, Lebanon, Kosovo
  • White House Briefing, March 15 Washington File 15 Mar 2006 -- President's schedule, Medicare/prescription drug benefits, White House staffing, port security/foreign investments, voting in Louisiana, language on sexual discrimination in rules, Middle East/road map, immigration

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