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20 July 2006 Military News

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  • Midshipmen Train in Wet Trainer at NB Point Loma Navy NewsStand 20 Jul 2006 -- Midshipmen from various Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs around the country experienced the submarine wet trainer at Naval Base Point Loma July 17 as part of their Midshipman summer training program.
  • Patriot, EODMU 5 Det 51 Depart Hong Kong Navy NewsStand 20 Jul 2006 -- Sailors of Sasebo, Japan-based USS Patriot (MCM 7) felt refreshed as they left Hong Kong July 15, greatly enjoying the world-class dining, lodging and shopping of the island while a handful were also able to take advantage of a special home-cooked meal.
  • U.S. Military Medical Team Arrives in Cyprus Navy NewsStand 20 Jul 2006 -- U.S. military medical personnel, either on standby or already aboard ships, will act as first responders in the assisted departure of American citizens from Lebanon.
  • USS Rushmore Unleashes AAV Raid for RIMPAC Navy NewsStand 20 Jul 2006 -- During a Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006 amphibious warfare scenario, Southern California and Hawaii-based Marine units and Sailors aboard USS Rushmore (LSD 47) conducted an amphibious assault vehicle, sea-based raid on the beach of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, July 18.
  • Vinson's Reactor Department Completes Half of SFWP Navy NewsStand 20 Jul 2006 -- USS Carl Vinson’s (CVN 70) Reactor Department completed 50 percent of its ship’s force work package (SFWP), June 30, marking a milestone in the ship’s overall success during its current Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH).
  • ITs Provide Support at RIMPAC 2006 Navy NewsStand 20 Jul 2006 -- Information technology specialists from the U.S. Navy and seven coalition countries are providing a vital function during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006 exercise this summer, by keeping channels of communication among participants up and running.
  • Allied Navies Control Supply Sea Lanes for RIMPAC Navy NewsStand 20 Jul 2006 -- For the first time during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), a coalition effort is serving as the logistical and material support arm of the exercise.
  • NBSD Conducts Accountability Exercise Navy NewsStand 20 Jul 2006 -- Naval Base San Diego (NBSD) conducted a 100 percent personnel accountability exercise July 19 for all DoD military and civilian personnel and their families in the San Diego area.
  • Cooperative Cope Thunder a massive multilateral air exercise AFPN 20 Jul 2006 -- More than 800 U.S. forces and allies arrived here this week for Cooperative Cope Thunder 06-03, the Air Force's largest multilateral air combat exercise in the Pacific.
  • Swedish Gripen fighters arrive at Eielson AFPN 20 Jul 2006 -- The Swedish Air Force endured a long journey to participate in the Pacific Air Forces exercise Cooperative Cope Thunder for the first time.
  • AFSOC commander discusses mission with Congress AFPN 20 Jul 2006 -- "We're helping those who cannot stand on their own against tyranny," Lt. Gen. Michael W. Wooley told a roomful of people Tuesday on Capitol Hill.
  • Guard, Reserve Make Valued Contributions to Terror War, Other Missions AFPS 20 Jul 2006 -- The reserve components have greatly contributed to the global war on terrorism, while also providing personnel for homeland security and disaster relief missions, senior officials told a congressionally chartered committee yesterday.
  • Brazil Takes Control of Western Hemisphere Military Council AFPS 20 Jul 2006 -- The Brazilian military today assumed leadership of the Inter-American Defense Board, the military advisory board to the Organization of American States.
  • Vandenberg launches Minuteman III AFPN 20 Jul 2006 -- An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from here today at 3:14 a.m.
  • Defense weather satellites provide environmental support AFPN 20 Jul 2006 -- Officials from the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center here said they are on track to launch a third satellite in November that will join two others already in orbit essential in tracking global weather conditions and providing data for distribution to Department of Defense and civilian government agencies.
  • Ukrainian-U.S. joint exercise called off in Mideast crisis RIA Novosti 20 Jul 2006 -- Sea Breeze 2006, a Ukrainian-U.S. joint naval exercise has been cancelled because of the crisis in the Middle East, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said Thursday.
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 20 Jul 2006
  • Daily Press Briefing US Department of State 20 Jul 2006

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