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01 February 2007 Military News

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  • Civil Support Teams Certified for Five States 01 Feb 2007 -- The Department of Defense notified Congress today that Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams (WMD-CST) of the New Hampshire, Vermont, Delaware, North Dakota and Montana National Guard are now certified.
  • Spooky gunship armed with new cannons AFPN 01 Feb 2007 -- Crews at Hurlburt Field have put the finishing touches on the first AC-130U Spooky gunship armed with the 30 mm Bushmaster cannon.
  • C-21 fleet continues to dwindle AFPN 01 Feb 2007 -- Members of the 76th Airlift Squadron bid farewell to three of its 13 C-21 aircraft in January, as the Air Force retires the aircraft from the active-duty inventory.
  • Competition challenges Airmen's warfighting abilities AFPN 01 Feb 2007 -- Twenty-one teams composed of 84 Andersen AFB Airmen competed Jan. 25 and 26 here in Warrior Day, a competition designed to simulate challenges Airmen may face in combat.
  • Casey: Army is Not Broken AFPS 01 Feb 2007 -- The Army faces significant challenges in the years ahead, but it is still the world’s preeminent land power and has not been overly strained by the war on terror, Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., commander of Multinational Force Iraq, said here today.
  • Army’s Equipment ‘Reset’ Program Ahead of 2006 Pace AFPS 01 Feb 2007 -- The combination of available money and around-the-clock work is enabling the Army to increase the pace of refurbishment of equipment that’s damaged or worn out from service in Afghanistan and Iraq, senior military leaders testified before a joint U.S. House committee on Capitol Hill yesterday.
  • USCGC Midgett, Yemen Coast Guard Conduct Professional Exchange Navy NewsStand 01 Feb 2007 -- U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WHEC 726) completed a two-day professional exchange with members of the Yemen Coast Guard on Jan. 17 while conducting maritime security operations (MSO) in the Red Sea as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
  • U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force Join to Support European Command Navy NewsStand 01 Feb 2007 -- The U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) provided Tyndall Air Force Base a C-5 Galaxy jet and a C-17 Globemaster III jet from Jan. 25-28 to load the Deployable Joint Command and Control (DJC2) and deliver the system to U.S. European Command (EUCOM).
  • “Argonauts” Celebrate Forty Years Navy NewsStand 01 Feb 2007 -- During a ceremony on board the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron 147 (VFA-147) celebrated their 40th birthday.
  • "Providers" Provide CSG Support Worldwide Navy NewsStand 01 Feb 2007 -- Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, “The Providers,” surge deployed Jan. 27 to the Western Pacific.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 01 Feb 2007
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 01 Feb 2007

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