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27 March 2006 Military News

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  • USNS Mercy Installing New Helo Pad, Hangar Navy NewsStand 27 Mar 2006 -- A new temporary helicopter shelter is being installed aboard the San Diego-based hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), to improve mission readiness.
  • General Specifications for Ship Overhaul Now Available on the Web Navy NewsStand 27 Mar 2006 -- Sailors now have an easier way to access overhaul and repair standards for surface ships with the release of the General Specifications for Overhaul of Surface Ships (GSO) on the World Wide Web in March.
  • Harbeson Relieves Miranda as DESRON 50 Commodore Navy NewsStand 27 Mar 2006 -- Capt. Jeffrey Harbeson relieved Capt. Enrique F. Miranda as Commander, Middle East Force/Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 50 in a change of command ceremony aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Wrangell (WPB 1332) March 24.
  • Chancellorsville Volunteers in Singapore, Thailand Navy NewsStand 27 Mar 2006 -- During port calls to Singapore and Pattaya, Thailand, in February, Sailors from USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) volunteered some of their liberty time for community service projects at homes that provide for disadvantaged children.
  • Stethem Supports Nagasaki Orphanage Navy NewsStand 27 Mar 2006 -- Sailors touched by a February visit to the Myojoen Orphanage during USS Stethem’s (DDG 63) port visit to Nagasaki, Japan, continued to reach out to the children there by raising more than $500 to buy the orphanage new sports equipment, March 16.
  • ESD Members Conduct Training Exercise Navy NewsStand 27 Mar 2006 -- Sailors from Embarkation Security Detachment (ESD) 263, assigned to the Navy and Marine Corps Operational Support Center here, participated in a two-week Annual Training exercise in Virginia in February.
  • CSG 9 Participates in Foal Eagle 06 Navy NewsStand 27 Mar 2006 -- Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, led by Rear Adm. J. W. Goodwin, embarked on USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), is currently participating in Reception Staging Onward Movement and Integration and Foal Eagle 2006 (RSOI/FE 06), which began March 26 and runs through the end of the month.
  • Vandegrift Boarding Team Demonstrates Capabilities Navy NewsStand 27 Mar 2006 -- USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) hosted more than 50 U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Sailors, Feb. 27, to showcase the capabilities of both Vandegrift and JDS Ikazuchi’s (DD 107) Maritime Interception Operations (MIO) boarding teams.
  • Spangdahlem mechanics fix jet engines on 'the line' AFPN 27 Mar 2006 -- Mechanics at this base fix F-16 Fighting Falcon engines on a production line that makes the process of getting engines back in service more predictable.
  • Maintainers multi-task to keep C-17s safe AFPN 27 Mar 2006 -- In a dusty tent in the middle of maintenance town, computers are humming and a lone radio squawks the status of an incoming C-17 Globemaster III.
  • U-2 maintainers boast streaking hot record AFPN 27 Mar 2006 -- In the world of sports, there have been some incredible streaks. Cal Ripken Jr. played in 2,632 consecutive major league baseball games.
  • Wing modifies Phase II tactics, sharpens Airmen's combat skills AFPN 27 Mar 2006 -- Hundreds of Airmen sucking air through gas masks or hours while hunkered down in work centers during scenarios, disaster training is considered a rite of passage in the Air Force.
  • U.S. Security Needs International Support, Official Says Washington File 27 Mar 2006 -- In a period of ever greater uncertainty, no country can address its security requirements without international support, the deputy secretary of defense says.
  • Security Cooperation Essential to DoD Mission, Deputy Secretary Says AFPS 27 Mar 2006 -- Partnerships and cooperation with allies and friendly nations are essential for the U.S. to address threats in the global war on terrorism, the deputy defense secretary said here today.
  • Missile Defense Key Security Element, Says U.S. Official Washington File 27 Mar 2006 -- Missile Defense Key Security Element, Says U.S. Official
  • White House Briefing, March 27 Washington File 27 Mar 2006 -- Iraq, immigration reform, Iraq/war justification, China/trade, Israel/elections, Bulgaria/U.S. military cooperation
  • State Department Briefing, March 27 Washington File 27 Mar 2006 -- Iran, Iraq, Nigeria/Liberia, Ukraine, Nigeria, Palestinian Authority, Afghanistan, North Korea, Japan

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