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13 November 2006 Military News

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  • Air Force declassifies elite aggressor program AFPN 13 Nov 2006 -- After decades of secrecy, Air Force officials acknowledged Nov. 13 that Communist-built fighters were flown at the Tonopah Test Range northwest of Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Air Force, Navy wrap up joint mine exercise AFPN 13 Nov 2006 -- B-52 Stratofortress aircrews assigned to the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and Sailors with the Navy's Mobile Mine Assembly Unit 8 completed a week-long joint sea mine-laying exercise here Nov. 3.
  • Cyber Command -- the new frontier AFPN 13 Nov 2006 -- The Secretary of the Air Force announced Nov. 2 that 8th Air Force would become the Air Force's lead command for cyberspace.
  • Gulf of Guinea Maritime Safety, Security Conference Begins AFPS 13 Nov 2006 -- The ministerial-level Maritime Safety and Security in the Gulf of Guinea Conference, which is being conducted at the request of West and Central African partners, began today.
  • Ronald Reagan, CVW-14 Underway for Sustainment Training During JTFEX 07-1 Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2006 -- USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 departed San Diego Nov. 9 for quarterly sustainment training under the Navy's Fleet Response Training Plan (FRTP) during Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet's Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 07-1.
  • EOD Group 1 Sailors Take Part in JTFEX Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2006 -- Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group 1 from Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Coronado, Calif., are taking part in a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) here Nov. 10-16.
  • U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Visits China Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2006 -- Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. Gary Roughead arrived in China Nov. 11, making his first visit to the country as commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
  • BOXESG, Indian Western Fleet Complete Malabar '06 Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2006 -- USS Boxer (LHD 4) Expeditionary Strike Group (BOXESG) and the Indian navy's Western Fleet successfully completed Malabar 2006 off the Southwest coast of India Nov. 5.
  • "Saberhawks" Win DoD Maintenance Award Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2006 -- "Saberhawks" of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 47 from Naval Air Station North Island was presented with the Secretary of Defense field level Maintenance Award Oct.26.
  • NMCB 74 Deploys to Whidbey Island Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2006 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 deployed to the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) Sea Plane Base Nov. 7 to start a six-month deployment.
  • Sailors Bid Farewell to Sasebo Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2006 -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), USS Shiloh (CG 67) and USS Stethem (DDG 63) departed Sasebo, Japan, Nov. 9, ending the Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group's first port visit of the fall underway period.
  • Exercise Island Response Kicks Off in Seychelles Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2006 -- U.S. Navy divers and explosive ordnance disposal technicians kicked off Exercise Island Response 2006 on Mahe Island, Seychelles, Nov. 2.
  • NEX Depot Coming to NSA Bahrain Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2006 -- A Navy Exchange (NEX) Depot is scheduled to open its doors at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, Nov. 15.
  • U.S., Japanese Train Together In ANNUALEX Navy NewsStand 13 Nov 2006 -- The U.S. Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force kicked off their largest bilateral exercise, ANNUALEX, Nov. 9.
  • US Africa Command Study Goes to New Level VOA 13 Nov 2006 -- The U.S. Defense Department established a working group Monday to develop a detailed plan by early next year for a possible new Africa Command in the U.S. military structure
  • NATO Leader Wants Members to Meet Financial Obligations VOA 13 Nov 2006 -- NATO's secretary general has criticized member states for not spending enough on defense at a time when the military alliance is increasingly called upon to participate in dangerous missions, including in Afghanistan
  • Russian military to fly over U.S. under Open Skies treaty RIA Novosti 13 Nov 2006 -- A plane with Russian military observers will make an inspection flight over the United States under the Open Skies Treaty, the Russian Air Force's spokesman said Monday.
  • Howitzers for Indian army from Slovakia: Slovak minister IRNA 13 Nov 2006 -- Slovak Minister of Economy, L'ubomir Jahnatek on Monday called for sourcing more arms for the Indian Army's massive program of modernization of the artillery and offered armored and towed howitzers, caterpillar-wheeled and wheel-type armored howitzers.
  • Global expenditure on defence crossed USD 1000 billion: Indian minister IRNA 13 Nov 2006 -- Global expenditure on defence has crossed the 1,000 billion US dollar mark and is still rising
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 13 Nov 2006
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 13 Nov 2006

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