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09 August 2006 Military News

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  • Upgraded EP-3 Arcraft Goes to Full Production Navy NewsStand 09 Aug 2006 -- The Program Executive Office for Air ASW, Assault and Special Mission Programs granted full rate production approval June 29 for the EP-3E Joint Airborne Signals Intelligence Architecture Modernization Common Configuration (JCC) Program spiral one aircraft.
  • Vitale Turns Command Over to Alexander Navy NewsStand 09 Aug 2006 -- Rear Adm. Townsend G. “Tim” Alexander relieved Rear Adm. Michael C. Vitale as commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, during a change of command ceremony held aboard Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Aug. 8.
  • Joint Effort Develops New Method to Test Jet Emissions Navy NewsStand 09 Aug 2006 -- Naval Air Systems Command partnered with government authorities, scientists, and engineers in 2004 to create a new test methodology to measure particulate matter (PM) emissions from aircraft gas turbine engines.
  • KC-135s take on aeromedical evacuation role AFPN 09 Aug 2006 -- While the KC-135 Stratotanker was originally designed to extend the length of other aircrafts' flight times, aircrews at Fairchild are also using the airplane for a completely different mission: to extend medical care to critically injured patients.
  • Crimea Cautiously Welcomes New Ukraine Government, but Not NATO VOA 09 Aug 2006 -- Many in Ukraine, particularly in the Russian-speaking south and east, remain hostile to the United States - their former Cold War foe
  • Russia to up defense spending by $2.6bln in 2007 RIA Novosti 09 Aug 2006 -- Russia will raise military spending by 70 billion rubles ($2.6 billion) in 2007, the finance minister said Wednesday.
  • Daily Press Briefing State Department 09 Aug 2006
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 09 Aug 2006

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