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17 January 2007 Military News

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  • Report Says US Military Equipment Gets to Iran, China VOA 17 Jan 2007 -- A U.S. news agency reports that surplus American military equipment has made its way to Iran and China through unscrupulous dealers and a lack of security in a Defense Department program
  • SDDC becomes a Major Subordinate Command to AMC Army News 17 Jan 2007 -- The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) is officially a Major Subordinate Command to U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va.
  • U.S. Navy Decoms Trenton, Transfers to Indian Navy Navy NewsStand 17 Jan 2007 -- The amphibious transport dock ship USS Trenton (LPD 14), was decommissioned Jan. 17 in a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. Immediately following the decommissioning, Trenton was recommissioned and transferred to the Indian Navy, bearing the name INS Jalashwa.
  • Drugs Seized in Eastern Pacific Off-loaded in Mayport, Fla. Navy NewsStand 17 Jan 2007 -- USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) dropped off 20 tons of seized drugs here Jan. 12, as the ship returns for a brief maintenance period during its counter-narco terrorism deployment in support of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (NAVSO) and Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South.
  • Tortuga's Boarding Team Prepares for Spring Patrol Navy NewsStand 17 Jan 2007 -- The visit, board, search and seizure team aboard USS Tortuga (LSD 46) continues to perfect skills acquired over the past year as they prepare for the ship's upcoming spring patrol.
  • Army General Visits EOD Mobile Unit 3 at NAB Coronado Navy NewsStand 17 Jan 2007 -- Brig. Gen. Edward Cardon, assistant division commander (support) of the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division, visited Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado Jan. 16, to get a brief on the unit's capabilities and meet key leaders.
  • "Ike" and Arctic Perform Unique Underway Replenishment Navy NewsStand 17 Jan 2007 -- The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike)(CVN 69) conducted a rare six-station replenishment at sea (RAS) with the Fast Combat Support Ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) Jan. 15, while operating in U.S. 5th Fleet's area of operation in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO).
  • Boxer Replenishment Demonstrates "1,000-Ship Navy" Concept Navy NewsStand 17 Jan 2007 -- USS Boxer (LHD 4) conducted an underway replenishment with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary support tanker HMS Bayleaf (A109) Jan. 10, while performing Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf.
  • USJFCOM hosts first-responder focused modeling and simulation demonstration event Army News 17 Jan 2007 -- All this week, the USJFCOM Joint Innovation and Experimentation (JI&E) Directorate's Joint Futures Laboratory (JFL) will sponsor a modeling and simulation (M&S) capabilities demonstration event focusing on military support for civilian agency homeland defense and security operations.
  • Wing begins new chapter with F-15E AFPN 17 Jan 2007 -- Continuing to show a strong force and a visible presence in Afghanistan, the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing added a new capability to its inventory Jan. 14.
  • Israel's Top General Steps Down VOA 17 Jan 2007 -- The head of the Israeli Defense Forces, Air Force General Dan Halutz has resigned
  • Israeli Military Chief Steps Down After Lebanon 'Failure' RFE/RL 17 Jan 2007 -- Israel's military chief, Lieutenant General Dan Halutz, resigned today, saying he wanted to assume his responsibility for last summer's unsuccessful war against Lebanon's Hizballah militia.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 17 Jan 2007
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 17 Jan 2007

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