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03 November 2006 Military News

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  • 109th Airlift Wing commemorates first South Pole landing AFPN 03 Nov 2006 -- An LC-130 Hercules from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing touched down at the South Pole on Oct. 30 to commemorate the first plane landing there 50 years ago.
  • Unified Engagement 2006 kicks off AFPN 03 Nov 2006 -- In a welcoming speech to more than 300 military members and civilians at the Battle Command Training Center here, Gen. Paul V. Hester, Pacific Air Forces commander, kicked off Unified Engagement 2006.
  • Mountain Home may help train Singapore Airmen AFPN 03 Nov 2006 -- Air Force and Singapore officials are negotiating to bring up to 10 Singapore F-15 Eagles to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, and establish a training squadron there.
  • Hydrogen fueling station now operating at Hickam AFPN 03 Nov 2006 -- State and U.S. Air Force officials gathered here Nov. 2 to unveil Hawaii's and the service's first hydrogen generation and dispensing station.
  • Army increases weight limit for females, standards remain same Army News 03 Nov 2006 -- Weight limits for female Soldiers have changed to incorporate current research regarding differences between male and female body types.
  • Nimitz Completes Underway, Certified 'Outstanding' Navy NewsStand 03 Nov 2006 -- USS Nimitz (CVN 68) passed another milestone on the way to deployment when the crew successfully completed Tailored Ship's Training Availability Nov. 2, after more than 30 days at sea.
  • NMCB 1 Seabees Near Completion of Missile Battery Site Navy NewsStand 03 Nov 2006 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 Seabees are currently engaged in a major site improvement project at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan, that must be completed by November this year.
  • VFA-213 'Blacklions' Declared "Safe for Flight" Navy NewsStand 03 Nov 2006 -- Following seven months of training and inspections, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 officially was declared "Safe for Flight" Oct. 27, during a briefing at the "Blacklions'" hangar by Commander, Strike Fighter Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Capt. John McCandlish, his staff and Carrier Air Wing 8 Deputy Commander, Capt. Daniel Dixon.
  • Seabee Detachment Stands Up at 'San Nic' Navy NewsStand 03 Nov 2006 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 are temporarily stationed at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) San Nicolas Island (SNI) for a six-month deployment.
  • Improved Arresting Gear System to Debut on USS Ronald Reagan Navy NewsStand 03 Nov 2006 -- A new type of aircraft arresting gear control system will be installed on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in 2007 during the ship's next scheduled maintenance period.
  • FOD Royalty 'Reigns' on Kitty Hawk Flight Deck Navy NewsStand 03 Nov 2006 -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) is ensuring the safety of the ship's flight deck with the "FOD royal family."
  • New Air Force Command to Fight in Cyberspace AFPS 03 Nov 2006 -- The Air Force's new cyberspace command will redefine air power for the 21st century and bring the fight to a realm that the enemy has already exploited extensively, the general in charge of the new command said here yesterday.
  • Army Secretary views MiTT training at Fort Riley Ary News 03 Nov 2006 -- Secretary of the Army Francis Harvey met with 1st Infantry Division Military Transition Team members at Fort Riley yesterday.
  • Wolfpack Celebrates 20 Years of Excellence Navy NewsStand 03 Nov 2006 -- Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 45 "Wolfpack" celebrated their 20th anniversary here Oct. 2-4.
  • United States Outlines "Ambitious Agenda" for Riga NATO Summit Washington File 03 Nov 2006 -- Afghanistan will top the agenda of the November 28-29 NATO summit in Riga, Latvia, say senior U.S. diplomats, adding that the American priority will be to enhance alliance capabilities and partnerships for future global missions.
  • Turkey Orders 17 S-70B SEAHAWK Helicopters Sikorsky 03 Nov 2006 -- Sikorsky Aircraft announced today it has signed an agreement which makes effective a contract with the Ministry of National Defense, Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) of the Government of Turkey for 17 new S-70B SEAHAWK« helicopters.
  • UK armed forces 5,170 'below strength' IRNA 03 Nov 2006 -- Defence Minister Derek Twigg admitted Friday that Britain's armed forces were "stretched" with sizeable deployment in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Balkans, but insisted that troops were "not over-stretched."
  • Russia to redeploy aircraft at modernized Tajik air base RIA Novosti 03 Nov 2006 -- Russia's 201st motorized infantry division in Tajikistan will redeploy its helicopters and planes to the Aini airbase near the country's capital, Russia's air force commander said Friday.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 03 Nov 2006
  • Press Gaggle by Tony Fratto The White House 03 Nov 2006

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