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14 November 2006 Military News

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  • Department of Defense and Netherlands Sign Next Stage Joint Strike Fighter Agreement 14 Nov 2006 -- Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England and the Netherlands Deputy Secretary for Defence Cees van der Knaap signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to begin future cooperation in the production, sustainment, and follow-on development (PSFD) phase of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program.
  • Army announces temporary ACU boot policy - Black ICWB boots authorized with ACU in some zones Army News Release 15 Nov 2006 -- The Army announced today that in certain geographic areas for the next six months the black Intermediate Cold Wet Boot (ICWB) will be authorized for wear with the Army Combat Uniform (ACU) in lieu of the tan ICWB, which is currently in short supply.
  • Boeing X-45A unmanned combat vehicle on display AFPN 14 Nov 2006 -- The Boeing X-45A unmanned combat air vehicle was officially inducted into the National Museum of the United States Air Force collection during a ceremony Nov. 13.
  • GW Removes Mast, Begins Capstone Installation Navy NewsStand 14 Nov 2006 -- USS George Washington (CVN 73) (GW) successfully marked its first milestone of the Planned Incremental Availability plus Docking (PIA+D) Nov. 10 as the ship's main mast was removed nearly three weeks ahead of schedule for the installation of the new capstone suite.
  • USS Dallas Departs Bahrain Following Week-Long Port Visit Navy NewsStand 14 Nov 2006 -- USS Dallas (SSN 700) departed Manama, Bahrain, Nov. 11, following a week-long port visit that allowed the crew to conduct mid-deployment maintenance and take part in some well-earned liberty.
  • USS Anzio Provides Medical Assistance to Pakistani Dhow Navy NewsStand 14 Nov 2006 -- While conducting maritime security operations (MSO) off the coast of Pakistan, Nov. 13, the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) provided medical assistance to a civilian vessel in the Persian Gulf.
  • NMCB 1 Detachment Drills Wells in Pohnpei Navy NewsStand 14 Nov 2006 -- Twenty-four Seabees attached to U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 left their homeport of Gulfport, Miss., this summer on a regularly scheduled six-month deployment to Pohnpei, Micronesia, where they are currently working hand-in-hand with the local government to expand the small island's ability to develop reliable, high-producing water wells.
  • HSC-28 Detachment Returns from Deployment, Prepares for Next Navy NewsStand 14 Nov 2006 -- Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 Det. 3 returned from a six-month deployment to the Middle East with the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) Nov. 3.
  • JTFEX Expands EOD Group 1, NCWS 5 Training Skills Navy NewsStand 14 Nov 2006 -- More than 80 active-duty and Reserve Sailors from two commands under Naval Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) set up camp in preparation for a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) here Nov. 6-16.
  • US Defense Official: Suit Against Rumsfeld 'Frivolous' VOA 14 Nov 2006 -- U.S. officials are dismissing as frivolous a request by a New York-based advocacy group asking German prosecutors to investigate possible criminal charges against Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
  • Poland receives first F-16s AFPN 14 Nov 2006 -- The first F-16 Fighting Falcons acquired by the Polish air force arrived at the 31st Air Base here Nov. 9 and were featured at a special roll-out ceremony.
  • EU Gives Cautious Reception to Calls for Greater Role in Afghanistan VOA 14 Nov 2006 -- European foreign ministers meeting in Brussels offered a cautious reaction Monday to calls for the EU to increase its role in Afghanistan
  • Unified air defense system deal may be signed in late Nov. RIA Novosti 14 Nov 2006 -- Russia and Belarus may sign an agreement to form a unified air defense system during a meeting of the former Soviet republics' defense ministers November 23, a Belarusian military official said Tuesday.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 14 Nov 2006

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