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17 March 2006 Military News

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  • EUCOM Leaders to Meet With African Nations to Discuss Security, Safety Navy NewsStand 17 Mar 2006 -- The Africa Center for Strategic Studies, the U.S. European Command and Commander, Naval Forces Europe (CNE) will jointly host a workshop entitled “Maritime Safety and Security in the Gulf of Guinea” in Accra, Ghana, March 19–22.
  • Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Conducts Undersea Warfare Training Navy NewsStand 17 Mar 2006 -- At the kickoff of its latest Western Pacific deployment, the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group gathered in Hawaiian waters in mid-March to hone its ability to detect, track and counter a threat from beneath the sea.
  • Safeguard Setting PACE On Afloat Education Navy NewsStand 17 Mar 2006 -- USS Safeguard (ARS 50), along with other Commander, Task Force (CTF) 76 ships, is encouraging its Sailors to participate in the Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) as Safeguard reached the seventh week of its first 12-week NCPACE term, March 14.
  • Force Reduction in Iceland Reflects Focus on New Global Threats Navy NewsStand 17 Mar 2006 -- The U. S. government has announced plans to remove its forces from Naval Air Station Keflavik, in Iceland, this fall, but reaffirmed its ongoing commitment to the island nation's security.
  • Navy/British Hydrographic Survey Exchange Adds Value Navy NewsStand 17 Mar 2006 -- The British Royal Navy now has the capability to speed up production of oceanographic charts, following an exchange program visit by an officer from the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Survey Team (FST) at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
  • DoD Announces Installation Realignment in Luxembourg 17 Mar 2006 -- The Department of Defense announced today that the United States will cease operations at the Army Prepositioned Site (APS) at Bettembourg, Luxembourg.
  • National Intelligence Changing to Meet 21st Century Needs AFPS 17 Mar 2006 -- Morphing threats have created the need for change in the U.S. intelligence community, a top Defense Department intelligence official said here March 14.
  • Commander shares vision for future force AFPN 17 Mar 2006 -- Lt. Gen. Gary L. North, 9th Air Force and U.S. Central Command Air Forces commander, shared his insight and vision for the future at the Combined Air Operations Center March 10.
  • KC-135 aircrews 'fuel the fight' for B-52s AFPN 17 Mar 2006 -- In six short weeks, deployed KC-135 Stratotankers have delivered more than 11 million pounds of fuel to B-52 Stratofortresses that have flown forward into Afghan airspace to provide close air support for U.S. and coalition forces on the ground.
  • F-16 Fighting Falcon covers multiple missions AFPN 17 Mar 2006 -- Hundreds of physical and mental training hours go into being a part of one of the most advanced careers in the world -- an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot.
  • Combat-ready for 50 years: B-52s fly past another milestone AFPN 17 Mar 2006 -- The B-52 Stratofortress reached a milestone March 12 with the 50th anniversary of the first B-52 wing being declared combat-ready.
  • Missouri Guard unit first ever selected for B-2 mission AFPN 17 Mar 2006 -- Air Force officials announced March 16 that the 131st Fighter Wing at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis will join the elite B-2 mission at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.
  • JDAM continues to be warfighter's weapon of choice AFPN 17 Mar 2006 -- To call yourself the Airman warfighter's weapon of choice is one thing, but it's quite another to go out and back it up.
  • Andersen host unit undergoes name change AFPN 17 Mar 2006 -- An official name change has been granted to Andersen's host unit. Andersen is now home of the 36th Wing -- a designation that was announced March 16 to better reflect the growing mission.
  • QDR Important for Many Reasons, Vice Chairman Says AFPS 17 Mar 2006 -- The Quadrennial Defense Review is not a glossy book that will gather dust on a bookshelf, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.
  • U.S. Not Fighting Alone Against Global Terrorists AFPS 17 Mar 2006 -- More than a half million U.S. and coalition forces are now engaged in the fight against global terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East, a senior U.S. general said at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing yesterday.
  • Balance Critical to U.S.-China Relationship, Officials Say AFPS 17 Mar 2006 -- The relationship between the United States and China has been improving, but the U.S. must balance this constructive relationship with the need to hedge against possible threats, two Defense Department officials said here yesterday.
  • DoD Announces Four New Dacowits Members 17 Mar 2006 -- The Department of Defense announced today the selection of a new chairperson and three 2006 appointees to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS).
  • Blue Roof program for damaged Katrina homes ends Army News 17 Mar 2006 -- Another chapter in what has become one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history came to a close as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency closed its Blue Roof program for victims of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
  • Responsive, affordable satellite enhances support to warfighter AFPN 17 Mar 2006 -- In the battle environment, every second counts, and accelerated (within 10 minutes) information downloaded to the joint warfighter, to be demonstrated in the upcoming TacSat-3 mission, could result in victory, but more importantly, in lives saved.
  • QDR Heavily Influenced by 9/11, England Says AFPS 17 Mar 2006 -- Had the terrorists possessed the means and the know-how, they would have killed 3 million people instead of 3,000 on Sept. 11, 2001, the deputy defense secretary said here yesterday.
  • U.S. Forces Leaving Iceland, Army Closing Luxembourg Site Washington File 17 Mar 2006 -- The United States has notified Iceland of plans to remove U.S. forces from the North Atlantic island nation by the end of September, and the Defense Department announced its departure from a storage site in Luxembourg.
  • Rice Participates in Security Dialogue with Japanese, Australian Counterparts VOA 17 Mar 2006 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is ending a three-day Australia visit Saturday, with a trilateral security dialogue with her Australian and Japanese counterparts.
  • Watchdog Panel Questions US Export Controls on China VOA 17 Mar 2006 -- A panel commissioned by the U.S. Congress to monitor national security implications of trade between the United States and China is questioning U.S. export control policy toward Beijing.
  • White House Briefing, March 17 Washington File 17 Mar 2006 -- Iraq, Iran, Belarus, Balkans, Pandemic influenza, Immigration, Port Security, Iceland, Ireland
  • State Department Briefing, March 17 Washington File 17 Mar 2006 -- Iran, Liberia, Belarus, North Korea

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