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07 February 2007 Military News

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  • Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Mr. Henry and Lt. Gen. Sharp from the Pentagon 07 Feb 2007 -- Presenter: Ryan Henry, Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy and Army Lt. Gen. Walter L. Sharp, Director, Joint Staff
  • Africa Command Geared Toward Stability AFPS 07 Feb 2007 -- The main goal of the new U.S. command in Africa will be to develop a stable environment on the continent to promote civil society and improved quality of life for the people there, a top Defense Department official said here today.
  • No More US Combat Troops to Be Based in Africa VOA 07 Feb 2007 -- U.S. officials say they have no plans to base additional combat forces in Africa as part of the creation of a separate U.S. military command for the continent, announced on Tuesday
  • US, African Militaries Meet to Discuss Cooperation in Sahara VOA 07 Feb 2007 -- Defense chiefs of the United States and nine African countries are wrapping up a two-day meeting in Dakar, Senegal on increasing military cooperation around the Sahara
  • Defense Department And Italy Sign Joint Strike Fighter Agreement 07 Feb 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today that Italy has signed the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) production, sustainment, and follow-on development (PSFD) memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will govern the cooperative program arrangements for the next phase of the Joint Strike Fighter program.
  • Seasoned Judge Tapped to Head Detainee Trials 07 Feb 2007 -- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has designated an experienced former U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Judge, Susan J. Crawford, to the position of convening authority for military commissions
  • New Sea-Based Missile Defense Radar Completes Successful Journey to Alaska MDA 07 Feb 2007 -- Lt. General Henry "Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency director, announced today that the Sea-based Xband Radar (SBX) has successfully traveled from Hawaii to the waters of the Aleutian Island chain of Alaska.
  • Minot Airmen return home from Andersen deployment AFPN 07 Feb 2007 -- Five months, more than 6,000 nautical miles and a 100-degree difference in temperature later, 110 Minot AFB Airmen returned home amid "welcome home" signs, balloons and excited children Jan. 30 from a deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
  • Reserve to form Distributed Ground System associate unit AFPN 07 Feb 2007 -- As part of the Air Force total force integration initiatives, Air Force Reserve Command is teaming up with Air Combat Command to form an associate unit with the 548th Intelligence Group in fiscal 2008 at Beale Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Air Force Reserve expands KC-135 force at March ARB AFPN 07 Feb 2007 -- Air Force Reserve Command officials have expanded the size of its KC-135 Stratotanker force at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., as part of the Air Force total force integration initiatives.
  • Thinking of tankers tactically AFPN 07 Feb 2007 -- Somewhere over Iraq, a tanker flies through the shimmering heat of the desert sun. The crew successfully off-loaded fuel to a pair of F-16 Fighting Falcons, performing their part of the close-air-support mission, before heading back to base.
  • Risks Increasing as Full Range of Operations Confronts U.S. Troops AFPS 07 Feb 2007 -- Military personnel going to Iraq or Afghanistan are trained, equipped and ready to do their jobs, but there is more to defending the United States and its interests than counterinsurgency operations, the nation's top military officer said today.
  • Gates Says Cost of Defending Nation High, but Worth It AFPS 07 Feb 2007 -- The president's fiscal 2008 defense budget request may be high, but the expenditure is necessary, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the House Armed Services Committee today.
  • Gates: Historical Context Important When Considering Budget Requests AFPS 07 Feb 2007 -- Considering budget requests in their historical contexts is important when experiencing "sticker shock at their combined price tags," Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the Senate Armed Services Committee during testimony yesterday.
  • IKE and Carrier Air Wing 7 Return to OEF Missions Navy NewsStand 07 Feb 2007 -- Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike), returned to providing close air support and reconnaissance missions for International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops on the ground in Afghanistan, starting Feb. 4, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • New Core Staff Deploys to the Horn of Africa Navy NewsStand 07 Feb 2007 -- A team of 85 Navy members will leave Naval Station Norfolk on Feb. 8 to begin a yearlong deployment to fill vital staff billets for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and to serve a crucial role in a region of strategic importance in the global war on terrorism.
  • 1,000-Ship Navy Discussed at West 2007 Navy NewsStand 07 Feb 2007 -- While meeting at the Western Conference Exposition (West 2007) here Jan. 31 to discuss future shipbuilding options, senior Department of the Navy officials also took the opportunity to expound on Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen's 1000-ship Navy concept.
  • FISC Singapore Detachment Supports Airliner Recovery Mission Navy NewsStand 07 Feb 2007 -- Postal Clerk 1st Class Mark Bettencourt of U.S. Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Yokosuka's Singapore Detachment (FISC Det. Singapore) played a crucial role Jan. 20 in the location of a missing Indonesian Airliner, Adam Air Flight KI 574, which crashed into waters off of Makassar, Indonesia, on New Year's Day.
  • Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Visits Guardian Navy NewsStand 07 Feb 2007 -- The 45th commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, Vice Adm. Doug Crowder visited USS Guardian (MCM 5) Jan. 29 to get a first-hand look at one of only two U.S. Navy minesweepers forward-deployed to the Western Pacific.
  • USS Gary Enjoys Visit To Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Navy NewsStand 07 Feb 2007 -- From whitewater rafting to visiting with the children at a special needs home, Sailors on the guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) enjoyed the city of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, during a four-day port visit Feb. 2-5.
  • Tortuga Conducts LCAC Operations Navy NewsStand 07 Feb 2007 -- Sailors aboard USS Tortuga (LSD 46) and Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) successfully conducted landing craft air cushion (LCAC) operations Feb. 4, in the vicinity of Okinawa, Japan, as part of a series of amphibious operations held in conjunction with Blue-Green Workups.
  • Military Sealift Command Transports Experimental Navy Ship Navy NewsStand 07 Feb 2007 -- Military Sealift Command large, medium-speed, roll/on, roll/off (LMSR) ship USNS Shughart (T-AKR 295) departed San Diego Feb. 5 carrying the experimental Navy ship Stiletto.
  • USS O'Kane Maneuvers for PHOTOEX Navy NewsStand 07 Feb 2007 -- While conducting flight and integrated strike group (ISG) exercises off the coast of Guam on Feb. 6, Sailors aboard USS O'Kane (DDG 77) performed ship maneuvering evolutions with the rest of the USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSSG) as part of a group Photo Exercise (PHOTOEX).
  • Maintainers keep planes flying at Cope Tiger AFPN 08 Feb 2007 -- Maintenance personnel are in Thailand as part of Exercise Cope Tiger '07.
  • Gates to Attend NATO Meetings, Munich Security Conference AFPS 07 Feb 2007 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will head to Europe tonight to attend NATO meetings in Seville, Spain, and to address the 43rd Munich Conference on Security Policy, in Munich, Germany.
  • Vice Chairman: Pakistan Strong, Dedicated Ally in War on Terror AFPS 07 Feb 2007 -- Pakistan has proven to be a dedicated ally of the United States since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in an interview.
  • Vandenberg team launches Minuteman III AFPN 07 Feb 2007 -- An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from North Vandenberg Feb. 7 at 12:14 a.m.
  • Indian Air Force soon to acquire 126 jets IRNA 07 Feb 2007 -- India's Defense Minister A K Antony Wednesday said the procedure for purchasing 126 multi-role combat jets for the Indian Air Force is at the final stage and will be completed shortly.
  • Russia unveils MiG-35 at Aero India 2007 IRNA 07 Feb 2007 -- Russian Aircraft Corporation-MiG Wednesday unveiled its newest MiG-35 fighter jet to the world at the Aero India show here with an eye on New Delhi's plans to purchase 126 multi-role combat aircraft.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Detp. of State 07 Feb 2007
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 07 Feb 2007

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