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20 June 2006 Military News

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  • Hornets Bring Multi-Mission Capability to Valiant Shield Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2006 -- USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 are participating in Exercise Valiant Shield 06 June 19-23, with more than 200 U.S. military aircraft in the Western Pacific.
  • USS Bonhomme Richard Hosts Trident Warrior 2006 Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2006 -- After weeks of preparation and communication upgrades, Trident Warrior 2006 (TW 06), a multinational communications exercise, went into full swing June 16 aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
  • EOD Unit Tests New Disposal Detonation Technique Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2006 -- The crew of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 at Naval Base Kitsap conducted a disposal by detonation operation June 16, utilizing a new method involving water to suppress the blast and noise created by the explosion.
  • USS Iwo Jima Arrives in Marseille, France Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2006 -- USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) arrived pierside in Marseille, France, June 20 after safely transiting the Strait of Gibraltar.
  • Valiant Shield Provides Valuable Joint Training Among U.S. Military Forces Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2006 -- Exercise Valiant Shield 2006, taking place now through June 23, brings together more than 20,000 Sailors, Airmen, Soldiers, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. The exercise focuses on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces and detecting, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air and on land in response to a wide range of missions.
  • C-5 still going strong after 38 years AFPN 20 Jun 2006 -- Thirty-eight years after the C-5 Galaxy made its maiden flight on June 30, 1968, it marks another significant milestone
  • DoD Establishes Mental Health Task Force 20 Jun 2006 -- The Department of Defense announced today the formation of a congressionally-directed task force to examine matters related to mental health and the Armed Forces.
  • Cheney: Teamwork is Winning Global War Against Terrorism AFPS 20 Jun 2006 -- Chiefly because the United States and its allies are confronting terrorism wherever it exists, terrorists are losing the global war on terror, Vice President Richard B. Cheney said yesterday at a media awards event here.
  • B-2s stay in shape with exercises AFPN 20 Jun 2006 -- The 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron has spent the past three weeks refining the skills necessary to maintain the B-2 Spirit, one of the world's most advanced weapon systems.
  • Theater leaders discuss different methods of war AFPN 20 Jun 2006 -- Representatives from all the geographic combatant commanders met here June 15 to discuss new ways of affecting change on an adversary involving less force than standard operations, and, in some cases, little or no force at all.
  • Robins team gives fast assist to special ops warfighters AFPN 20 Jun 2006 -- When MH-53 Pave Low crews discovered they were more vulnerable to small-arms fire than they thought, they put out a call for help. A team from the 330th Special Operations Support Group, now called the 580th Aircraft Sustainment Group, answered the call.
  • Navy to Christen USNS Sacagawea 20 Jun 2006 -- The Navy will christen the USNS Sacagawea, the newest ship in the Lewis and Clark class of underway replenishment ships on Saturday, June 24, 2006, during a 7:15 p.m. PDT launching at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif.
  • Press Gaggle by Tony Snow and National Security Advisor Steve Hadley The White House 20 Jun 2006
  • Daily Press Briefing US Department of State 20 Jun 2006

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