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22 March 2006 Military News

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  • USS Tucson Deploys to Western Pacific Navy NewsStand 22 Mar 2006 -- The nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) departed on a Western Pacific deployment from its homeport of Pearl Harbor March 21.
  • Kitty Hawk Commences ANNUALEX ?05 Navy NewsStand 22 Mar 2006 -- The USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Carrier Strike Group began the main event of its fall underway period Nov. 9, when it joined with other components of the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) in support of Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 2005.
  • Kitty Hawk Arrives In Hong Kong For Port Visit Navy NewsStand 22 Mar 2006 -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), along with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, USS Stethem (DDG 63) and USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), pulled into Hong Kong harbor Nov. 24, commencing a port visit in which Sailors hoped to take advantage of Hong Kong’s world-class shopping and cultural attractions.
  • CSG 9 Participates in Exercise with JMSDF Navy NewsStand 22 Mar 2006 -- Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 participated in a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) in the Western Pacific area of operations March 22-23.
  • Army to Transform the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) Army News Release 22 Mar 2006 -- The Secretary of the Army has endorsed an integrated and systemic approach to reset and reinvigorate the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).
  • Army plans to transform IRR Army News 22 Mar 2006 -- The Army is creating a special "Individual Warrior Category" within the Individual Ready Reserve for Soldiers who are qualified and ready to deploy.
  • Spangdahlem airlift hub still growing AFPN 22 Mar 2006 -- Nine months after setting up shop at this long-time fighter base, the 726th Air Mobility Squadron continues to set up a key airlift hub.
  • DoD May Issue New Instructions to Military Commissions AFPS 22 Mar 2006 -- The Defense Department is considering issuing new instructions to military commissions that specifically prohibit the admission of evidence that's been obtained by torture, a senior DoD official told reporters here today.
  • Pegasus launches from Vandenberg AFPN 22 Mar 2006 -- An Orbital Sciences Corporation Pegasus XL rocket was launched today at 6:03 a.m. The rocket took off from an L-1011 aircraft and carried NASA's Space Technology 5 spacecraft into orbit.
  • Missile Defense System Ties Many Elements Together AFPS 22 Mar 2006 -- The proposed U.S. ballistic missile defense system is intended to tie numerous independent elements into a sophisticated web of protection, U.S. military officials said.
  • State Department Briefing, March 22 Washington File 22 Mar 2006 -- Iran, Spain, Palestinian Authority, State Department Purchase of Lenovo Computers, Under Secretary Hughes Address to International Conference on Faith and Service, China, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Greece, Turkey
  • White House Briefing, March 22 Washington File 22 Mar 2006 -- President's schedule, Chinese President Hu's visit to White House, Iraq/U.S. troop levels

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  • CHAD: Capital city deserted after shooting near presidential palace triggers panic IRIN 22 Mar 2006 -- Schools, businesses and offices were deserted in the Chadian capital, N'djamena, Wednesday after shooting near the presidential palace sent people fleeing.
  • Gambia Foils Coup Attempt VOA 22 Mar 2006 -- Several army officers have been arrested in Gambia following an attempted coup Tuesday night
  • GAMBIA: Attempted coup averted, government says IRIN 22 Mar 2006 -- The Gambian government has thwarted a coup attempt, a presidential communique said on Wednesday, but it is business as usual in the capital Banjul.
  • ATK Rocket Motors Power Successful Launch of Pegasus XL ATK 22 Mar 2006 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) solid propulsion and composite technologies supported the successful launch today of an air-launched Pegasus XL rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The rocket carried three microsatellites comprising NASA’s Space Technology No. 5 (ST-5) mission into orbit.
  • Orbital's Pegasus Rocket Successfully Launches NASA's Space Technology 5 Spacecraft Orbital Sciences Corp. 22 Mar 2006 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that its Pegasus® space launch vehicle successfully launched three small scientific spacecraft for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Space Technology 5 program (ST5).
  • SAIC Wins NASA Safety and Mission Assurance Contract SAIC 22 Mar 2006 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today it has been awarded a $148 million cost-plus-award-fee recompete contract to provide safety and mission assurance support services for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Johnson Space Center in Houston. The NASA contract is for a three-year base period. Two one-year options would bring the total value to $256.5 million.

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