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26 July 2006 Military News

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  • Army Statement on Readiness and the Costs of War Army News Release 26 Jul 2006 -- The following is a statement from the Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, in light of recent statements about the U.S. Army's readiness and financial situation during war
  • Air Force officials announce 2007 force-shaping initiatives AFPN 26 Jul 2006 -- Air Force officials announced today new force-shaping initiatives to be used to meet the required 2007 fiscal year end-strength numbers.
  • Air Force meeting requirements for multi-year funding on F-22 AFPN 26 Jul 2006 -- The Air Force will meet all requirements to proceed with multi-year funding on purchasing of the last 60 F-22 Raptor aircraft.
  • Gen Moseley: New long-range bomber on horizon for 2018 AFPN 26 Jul 2006 -- A new bomber scheduled for operation as early as 2018 will enhance America's long-range strike capabilities, according to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley in a recent Armed Services Committee speech.
  • PACAF exercise hosts Mexican observers AFPN 26 Jul 2006 -- Mexican air force observers are seeing firsthand how U.S. and coalition forces work together during Cooperative Cope Thunder to aid in their decision to become future exercise participants.
  • British pilot finishes Raptor training at Tyndall AFPN 26 Jul 2006 -- The first British pilot to complete F-22 Raptor training graduated July 17 at Tyndall Air Force Base.
  • USS Stephen W. Groves Begins Second Half of Deployment Navy NewsStand 26 Jul 2006 -- USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29) departed Mayport Naval Station July 14 for the second half of a counter-narco terrorism operations (CNT OPS) deployment for U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command.
  • Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia Changes Command Navy NewsStand 26 Jul 2006 -- Coast Guard Capt. Gary Smialek relieved Coast Guard Capt. Daniel J. McClellan as commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia and Commander, Task Force 55.6 in Bahrain, July 17.
  • Boxer’s Aviation Ordnancemen Arm Dubuque Navy NewsStand 26 Jul 2006 -- Members of USS Boxer’s (LHD 4) fly-away rocket building team traveled to USS Dubuque (LPD 8) to help arm a UH-1N Huey and several AH-1W Super Cobras of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s (MEU) Aviation Combat Element (ACE) July 17-21 during their Composite Training Unit Exercise off the coast of Southern California.
  • Dubuque Incorporates with ESG 5, Readies for Deployment Navy NewsStand 26 Jul 2006 -- USS Dubuque (LPD 8) completed 17 days of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 incorporation July 28 after operating off the coast of Southern California in preparation for their Western Pacific deployment scheduled later this year.
  • USS Iwo Jima Sailors Provide Departure Assistance Navy NewsStand 26 Jul 2006 -- Fifty Sailors and Marines from USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)) returned to the multipurpose, amphibious assault ship July 25, after providing much-needed assistance to nearly 2,000 American citizens aboard USS Trenton (LPD 14).
  • Big E's Ventilation Tiger Team Keeps the Ship Cool Navy NewsStand 26 Jul 2006 -- USS Enterprise (CVN 65) set up a working party of Sailors in July to perform corrective and preventive maintenance on the nearly 600 cooling coils aboard the ship.
  • CTF 53 Wins Transportation Award Navy NewsStand 26 Jul 2006 -- Commander, Logistic Forces, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (COMLOGFORNAVCENT), parent command of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, based in Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, won the 2005 National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) Military Unit Award in July.
  • Carl Brashear, 'Man of Honor,' Dies Navy NewsStand 26 Jul 2006 -- Retired Navy diver Carl Brashear died July 25 at 2:35 p.m. at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth of respiratory and heart failure.
  • CNO Statement on Passing of Carl M. Brashear Navy NewsStand 26 Jul 2006 -- Every Sailor in our Navy joins me today in mourning the death of Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate (Master Diver) Carl M. Brashear, as true an American hero as ever lived. We extend to his family our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies.
  • MCPON Campa ‘Saddened’ at Passing of Former Master Diver Carl Brashear Navy NewsStand 26 Jul 2006 -- With the passing of former Master Diver Carl Brashear July 25, “the Navy has lost a great shipmate,” Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. said.
  • Unmanned Aircraft Give Military Added Capability AFPS 26 Jul 2006 -- The instant feedback of information supplied by unmanned aerial vehicles is bringing immediate "value added" to U.S. military operations, the Joint Staff's director for strategic plans and policy explained yesterday.
  • U.S. Suggests NATO Allies Could Pool Money To Buy C-17 Aircraft Washington File 26 Jul 2006 -- The United States says European allies could pool their resources to buy four Boeing C-17 Globemaster III long-range cargo jets - a plan that would help reduce NATO's chronic airlift shortage while providing more business for Boeing.
  • Seminar Looks at Countering Ideological Support for Terrorism AFPS 26 Jul 2006 -- Scores of representatives from almost two dozen nations left the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies here with what could be new directions in the fight against terror after a week-long seminar.
  • Post-Soviet security org. to hold war games in Kazakhstan RIA Novosti 26 Jul 2006 -- About 2,500 servicemen from four member countries of the post-Soviet Collective Security Treaty Organization will participate in joint military exercises in Kazakhstan, a CSTO official said Wednesday.
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 26 Jul 2006
  • Daily Press Briefing US Department of State 26 Jul 2006

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