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30 March 2006 Military News

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  • Seabees Assuring the Future of Honduras in New Horizons ?06 Navy NewsStand 30 Mar 2006 -- A team of Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 based in Gulfport, Miss., are participating in a U.S. Southern Command exercise New Horizons ?06 until May.
  • Rushmore Receives High Score on ULTRA-C Certification Navy NewsStand 30 Mar 2006 -- USS Rushmore (LSD 47) earned the highest score for damage control readiness of any ship in the Atlantic and Pacific fleet during their unit level training assessment (ULTRA-C) certification as part of the SHIPTRAIN program, March 17.
  • U.S. Naval Forces Assist in Search and Rescue in Bahrain Navy NewsStand 30 Mar 2006 -- U.S. 5th Fleet assets and personnel responded immediately at approximately 10:15 p.m., March 30 after learning that a vessel capsized in a Bahraini harbor, approximately one mile east of the command’s headquarters in Bahrain.
  • Honolulu Mayor Bids Aloha to Namesake City Submarine Navy NewsStand 30 Mar 2006 -- Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann visited the Pearl Harbor-based USS Honolulu (SSN 718), March 29, to bid farewell to the nuclear-powered attack submarine that has served as his city’s namesake for the last two decades.
  • Abraham Lincoln Strike Group Partners with Republic of Korea Navy NewsStand 30 Mar 2006 -- USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) hosted several Republic of Korea (ROK) military officials during Foal Eagle 2006 in the East Sea, March 29.
  • HCS-5 Earns Navy Unit Commendation Navy NewsStand 30 Mar 2006 -- The “Firehawks” of Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadron (HCS) 5 received the Navy Unit Commendation (NUC) in February 2006 for exceptionally meritorious service from March 2003 through April 2004.
  • CNIC Signs Memorandum With VFW Navy NewsStand 30 Mar 2006 -- Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) in March with the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) to provide assistance to Sailors and their families on military installations.
  • Global Hawk 'sets sail' from Edwards AFPN 30 Mar 2006 -- A Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle known as N-1 took off from Edwards' main runway March 27 on a one-way mission to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.
  • Airmen work smarter, not harder with Smart Ops 21 AFPN 30 Mar 2006 -- For some Airmen, Air Force Smart Ops 21 is a term just being introduced into the field, but for the 52nd Maintenance Group, it is quickly becoming the standard way of doing business.
  • USAFE reaching out to establish security ties AFPN 30 Mar 2006 -- Airmen and their counterparts from other countries meeting to discuss ways to fix runways may not impact the war on terror like an airstrike against al Qaeda forces.
  • Reconstitution site keeps machines in fight Army News 30 Mar 2006 -- Like Soldiers needing rest and recuperation from battle fatigue, military equipment also needs a little R&R to be effective before returning to the fight.
  • Military Health System Transforming to Address New Challenges AFPS 30 Mar 2006 -- The Defense Department's Military Health System must transform to continue its commitment to protecting the health of its servicemembers and other beneficiaries, a top DoD official told Congressmen yesterday.
  • Terrorists Will Test American Resolve, DoD Policy Official Says AFPS 30 Mar 2006 -- The nature of the United States' enemies has changed, and Americans must maintain patience and will as the country fights the Long War against extremists, a top DoD policy official said here today.
  • New Threats Demand New Approach to Deterrence, Defense AFPS 30 Mar 2006 -- The old concept of mutually assured destruction -- the idea that a nuclear attack would have such devastating consequences that neither the United States nor its foes would dare launch one -- isn't enough of a deterrent in today's strategic environment, a senior defense official told Congress yesterday.
  • DoD Committed to Stopping Spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction AFPS 30 Mar 2006 -- The Defense Department is taking a new approach to combat the threat of weapons of mass destruction in a complex and uncertain world, a DoD official said here yesterday.
  • U.S., NATO Outlining Priorities for November Summit in Latvia Washington File 30 Mar 2006 -- NATO's top priority for its November summit in Latvia is ensuring the 26-nation military alliance succeeds after taking over security operations throughout Afghanistan, a senior U.S. diplomat says.
  • Georgia Says Russian Base Deals Near RFE/RL 30 Mar 2006 -- Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli says bilateral agreements setting a timeframe and modalities for the withdrawal of Russian troops would be signed on March 31.
  • State Department Targets Stores of Shoulder-fired Missiles Washington File 30 Mar 2006 -- Shoulder-fired missiles in the hands of terrorists and insurgents pose a serious danger to military and civilian aircraft, says John Hillen, U.S. assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs.
  • State Department Briefing, March 30 Washington File 30 Mar 2006 -- Russia, Iraq, Iran, Israel/Palestinians, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan

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  • BURUNDI: Drought drives thousands back to refugee life IRIN 30 Mar 2006 -- In a small locality of Kibondo District in northwestern Tanzania, a mere two-hour drive from the border with Burundi, is a temporary camp called Nyakimonomono, which hosts at least 7,000 Burundian refugees who have fled a food crisis in their country.
  • Revolutionary Jet Engine Tested Over Australia VOA 30 Mar 2006 -- Australian and Japanese researchers have successfully tested a jet engine that could one day revolutionize air and space travel.
  • Sea Launch Departs Home Port for JCSAT-9 Mission Boeing 30 Mar 2006 -- The Odyssey Launch Platform and the Sea Launch Commander departed Home Port in Long Beach, Calif., this week, in preparation for Sea Launch's second mission of the year. The Sea Launch team plans to launch the JCSAT-9 communications satellite on April 11, at the opening of a 34-minute launch window, at 4:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (23:30 GMT).

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