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28 July 2006 Military News

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  • Navy Names Two New Combat Logistics Force Ships 28 Jul 2006 -- The Department of the Navy has announced the naming of the Navy's newest combat logistics force underway replenishment naval vessels, the USNS Richard E. Byrd T-AKE 4 and USNS Robert E. Peary T-AKE 5, to honor the two American explorers
  • Lakenheath Strike Eagles return from Bulgaria AFPN 28 Jul 2006 -- Airmen and their F-15E Strike Eagles returned to this base today from Bulgaria with new flying skills and friends in a land they had never visited.
  • Green Lighting tests Pacific bomber force AFPN 28 Jul 2006 -- B-2 Stealth bombers, KC-10 Extenders and support personnel are participating in a new exercise here.
  • Air Force operations and organization doctrine updated, released AFPN 28 Jul 2006 -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley has approved the latest revision to Air Force Doctrine Document 2, Operations and Organization.
  • Public affairs, multimedia functions merge under Strategic Communication AFPN 28 Jul 2006 -- Twenty-four hour news cycles and the demand for real-time data and images dictate an adjustment in how the Air Force is organized in order to better leverage its capabilities and provide timely and focused information to the public, the Air Force chief of staff said recently in a memorandum.
  • ESG 5 Completes COMPTUEX Navy NewsStand 28 Jul 2006 -- Sailors and Marines with Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 successfully completed their Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) July 28 off the coast of Southern California.
  • Navy Reservists to Report for Customs Mission Navy NewsStand 28 Jul 2006 -- Navy Reserve Sailors report for duty at 104 Navy Operational Support Centers across the country, July 28, for a pending Middle East deployment.
  • Shamrocks of VS-41 Holds Sundown Ceremony Navy NewsStand 28 Jul 2006 -- The "Shamrocks" of Sea Control Squadron (VS) 41 held a sundown ceremony July 27 at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., to commemorate their decommissioning after 46 years of service.
  • Future Naval Officers Launch Marine Corps EFV from USS Cleveland Navy NewsStand 28 Jul 2006 -- More than 30 Midshipmen embarked aboard USS Cleveland (LPD) 7 July 10-16 helped launch the Marine Corps’ newest weapon system, the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV).
  • Naval Hospital Bremerton Prepares for Pandemic in 3-Day Drill Navy NewsStand 28 Jul 2006 -- Naval Hospital Bremerton concluded a three-day pandemic flu drill July 20 designed to test the process for receiving patients after the outbreak of an infectious illness.
  • Restructuring of Legal Services in Europe Underway Navy NewsStand 28 Jul 2006 -- A pilot program implemented July 7 at the Navy Legal Service Office (NLSO) in Naples is set to reduce their staffing from a 45-person command to 11 in an effort to grant the Judge Advocate General of the Navy more flexibility in shifting billets to support the global war on terrorism.
  • Navy to Establish Two New Seabee Units in Gulfport Navy NewsStand 28 Jul 2006 -- The Navy approved the establishment of the 25th Naval Construction Regiment (NCR) and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, July 18, which will be headquartered in Gulfport, Miss.
  • DSU Recieves Meritorious Unit Commendation for International Response Navy NewsStand 28 Jul 2006 -- The Navy’s Deep Submergence Unit (DSU) received the Meritorious Unit Commendation at Naval Base Coronado July 27, for operations during a Russian submarine rescue in Kamchatka, Russia, and participation in exercise Sorbet Royal.
  • Training Wing 4 Changes Command Navy NewsStand 28 Jul 2006 -- The Chief of Naval Air Training, Rear Adm. Donald Quinn, announced Navy Capt. David N. Maynard relieved Capt. Dale E. Little as the commodore of Training Air Wing 4 during a ceremony aboard Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, July, 27.
  • Militaries Provide Care, Build Medical Capabilities During CARAT Malaysia Project Navy NewsStand 28 Jul 2006 -- A festive mood overtook a tiny Malaysian village’s schoolyard as nearly 600 residents streamed in for basic medical and dental treatment when the U.S. Navy and Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) partnered to provide health care here July 25-27.
  • REDCOM MIDWEST Participates in Pilot at Reserve Center Navy NewsStand 28 Jul 2006 -- The Center for Naval Leadership (CNL) introduced the workspace trainer (WST) qualification program to focus on improving communication and raising the quality of instruction during on-the-job training (OJT), July 24-28.
  • Alexander Promoted During Change of Command Navy NewsStand 28 Jul 2006 -- Capt. Townsend "Tim" G. Alexander was promoted to rear admiral as he turned command of Naval Base Coronado (NBC), at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) over to Capt. Anthony E. Gaiani during a change of command ceremony July 26.
  • CNO Visits Tortuga Navy NewsStand 28 Jul 2006 -- While exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2006 wrapped up in Indonesia, Sailors aboard USS Tortuga (LSD 46) hosted the Navy’s most distinguished Sailor July 18.
  • MND DECLINES TO COMMENT ON REPORT ON F-16 FIGHTER DEAL CNA 28 Jul 2006 -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) declined to comment Friday on a report that Taiwan is seeking to buy 66 F-16C/D fighter aircraft from the United States.
  • F-16s only if Pakistan ensures tech security IRNA 28 Jul 2006 -- Pakistan has been asked by the United States to provide several cast iron guarantees in order to ensure that there is no unauthorized transfer of technology or equipment that will come to Pakistan in the event of the delivery of F-16 fighter aircraft.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Department of State 28 Jul 2006

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