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31 July 2006 Military News

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  • Army Announces Maj. Gen. Miller's Retirement Army News Release 01 Aug 2006 -- Today at a ceremony in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes Maj. Gen. Geoffrey D. Miller, special assistant to the Director of the Army Staff, retired from the United States Army following 34 years of selfless service to the Nation - including overseas assignments in Germany, Korea, Cuba and Iraq.
  • Commander, Naval Surface Forces Visits Sasebo Navy NewsStand 31 Jul 2006 -- Vice Adm. Terrance T. Etnyre, commander, Naval Surface Forces (COMNAVSURFOR) made a visit July 27-28 to thank Sailors based on ships here for their service and to convey a vision for the way ahead for the Navy's surface forces.
  • Guardian Arrives in Niigata, Japan, for Port Visit Navy NewsStand 31 Jul 2006 -- USS Guardian (MCM 5) pulled into Niigata, Japan, July 27 for a scheduled port visit as part of a training underway period, just after the ship completed a ship's restricted availability (SRA) period.
  • U.S., Australian Navies Conduct IED Training During RIMPAC Navy NewsStand 31 Jul 2006 -- U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group 1 and Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving Team 1 trained together here July 21 in a skill-sharing evolution at Schofield Barracks, as a part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006.
  • New First Wave Deployment Sees NHB Staff Heading to Kuwait Navy NewsStand 31 Jul 2006 -- Twenty-three staff members left Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) July 27 on a six-month deployment to help staff the Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) in Kuwait.
  • JTFEX 06 Prepares COMPHIBGRU 2 for Deployment Overseas Navy NewsStand 31 Jul 2006 -- As Commander, Amphibious Group (PHIBGRU) 2 prepares to deploy to the Middle East next year, it received valuable training with joint and coalition forces during Joint Task Force Exercise 2006 (JTFEX 06) "Operation Bold Step," July 21-28.
  • Malaysian, U.S. Navies Practice Maritime Interdiction Skills During CARAT Navy NewsStand 31 Jul 2006 -- Four combined U.S. and Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) teams climbed aboard a simulated rogue vessel to look for drugs and weapons during an exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) maritime interdiction July 31.
  • Border Patrol credits Guard with drop in apprehensions Army News 31 Jul 2006 -- The number of illegal immigrants crossing from Mexico into the U.S. Border Patrol's busy Tucson, Ariz., sector have dropped from about 600 a day in March to 200 this month, according to Border Patrol officials.
  • Handbook helps weapon systems get to warfighter quicker AFPN 31 Jul 2006 -- The Department of Defense is constantly looking for ways to reduce the time it takes to get new weapon systems in the hands of the warfighter.
  • NORAD, NORTHCOM Personnel to Move AFPS 31 Jul 2006 -- Some military and civilian personnel will be moving from Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center, near Colorado Springs, Colo., to nearby Peterson Air Force Base.
  • Coast Guard's Protection of Ports Vital to U.S. Security, Bush Says AFPS 31 Jul 2006 -- President Bush praised the Coast Guard's efforts to protect the country's ports in a speech today at the U.S. Coast Guard Integrated Support Command in Miami.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Department of State 31 Jul 2006

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