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23 August 2006 Military News

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  • DoD Announces Installation Realignment in Germany 23 Aug 2006 -- The Department of Defense announced today that the United States would cease operations at four U.S. Army, Europe, locations in Babenhausen and Aschaffenburg, Germany.
  • Navy Commissions Attack Submarine Texas 23 Aug 2006 -- The Navy will commission the USS Texas, second ship of the Virginia attack submarine class, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at the Port of Galveston piers in Galveston, Texas.
  • Tracking technology improves sustainment AFPN 23 Aug 2006 -- Air Force Materiel Command members are taking advantage of Automatic Identification Technology and finding ways to improve it.
  • B-52 Stratofortress ages like wine AFPN 23 Aug 2006 -- First deployed in 1955, the B-52 Stratofortress is already twice the age of many Airmen who maintain it.
  • New facility to help MPs learn detainee handling Army News 23 Aug 2006 -- When the 705th Military Police Battalion converted from a non-deployable unit to a deployable one and gained its internment and resettlement designation last fall, the need for a detainee training facility became apparent.
  • Army reaches milestone in FCS modernization program Army News 23 Aug 2006 -- The Army moved closer to transforming itself into a more relevant, capable and ready 21st-century force Aug. 11 when officials completed the In-Process Preliminary Design Review (IPDR) of its principal modernization effort, the Future Combat Systems program.
  • USS Frank Cable Returns from Japan Navy NewsStand 23 Aug 2006 -- The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) returned to its homeport of Guam, Aug. 18, after a five-week mission of training and community involvement.
  • HSL-45 Incorporates With ESG 5, Completes JTFEX Navy NewsStand 23 Aug 2006 -- Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSL) 45 concluded its Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) aboard USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) Aug. 16 in preparation for its upcoming deployment with Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5.
  • 7th Inf. Div. becomes Training Support Division West Army News 23 Aug 2006 -- The 7th Infantry Division's mission expanded yesterday during a ceremony transforming the unit into the Training Support Division West, First U.S. Army.
  • Soldiers hone response to civil emergencies Army News 23 Aug 2006 -- The scenario could be one of your darkest nightmares: a madman driven by an anti-American zealotry has shattered the peace of a major U.S. city.
  • U.S. Armed Forces Engaged in a Variety of Missions Washington File 23 Aug 2006 -- While Iraq dominates the headlines, the U.S. military is engaged in security, humanitarian and training missions across the globe, in addition to continuing its operations in the struggle against terrorism, a senior Army officer says.
  • Tiny Guam Key to US Pacific Military Strategy VOA 23 Aug 2006 -- Senior U.S. officials are planning several days of meetings on the Pacific Island of Guam next month to discuss the expansion of the U.S. military presence on the island.
  • Transcript: Media Roundtable with Dr. Winkenwerder from the Pentagon 23 Aug 2006 -- Presenter: Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Dr. William Winkenwerder
  • Army Engineers Working Tirelessly in Gulf Coast Region AFPS 23 Aug 2006 -- Since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast a year ago next week, the Army Corps of Engineers has worked tirelessly with federal, state and local officials, industry partners, and thousands of volunteers to repair damage done in the area and prepare for future disasters, the corps' chief said here yesterday.
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 23 Aug 2006

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