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12 February 2007 Military News

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  • DoD News: DoD Announces Recruiting And Retention Numbers For January 12 Feb 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of January.
  • U.S./Israel Complete Successful Arrow Missile Defense Test MDA 12 Feb 2007 -- The Missile Defense Agency today announced the successful ballistic missile intercept Sunday by the joint U.S./Israel Arrow missile defense system
  • Lajes Airmen impact mission at Naval Station Rota AFPN 12 Feb 2007 -- Naval Station Rota in Spain houses an average of 50 Airmen who are on temporary duty from bases throughout U.S. Air Forces in Europe who are fighting the war on terrorism by supporting the Air Force's mobility mission.
  • Air transportation specialists key to life at Lajes AFPN 12 Feb 2007 -- Keeping Lajes Field members fed and informed is a vital job that falls on the shoulders of a 28-year-old sergeant's team, since virtually everything the base needs is flown into the small island off Portugal that Lajes Field calls home.
  • Iron Thunder roars through Shaw AFPN 12 Feb 2007 -- Thunder was heard throughout the Carolinas in early February as more than 100 Air Force, Navy, Marine and Royal Air Force aircraft participated in Exercise Iron Thunder.
  • Active Military Meets January Recruiting Goals; Retention Remains Strong AFPS 12 Feb 2007 -- All active components of the military services met or exceeded their recruiting goals for January, the Defense Department announced today.
  • BHR Successfully Completes ATG Test Navy NewsStand 12 Feb 2007 -- USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (BHR) brought one of her pre-deployment certifications to a successful close and ended three days of assessment by the Afloat Training Group (ATG) Pacific as she pulled into homeport Feb. 8 after a one-night underway.
  • New U.S. Military Command Reflects Africa's Growing Importance Washington File 12 Feb 2007 -- U.S. officials say President Bush's decision to create a new military U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) reflects the long-term strategic value of Africa and is not aimed at protecting oil, fighting Islamist militants or countering China's growing involvement on the continent.
  • Chief McKinley testifies before Congress AFPN 12 Feb 2007 -- Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley spoke to the House Appropriations Committee's quality of life and veterans' affairs subcommittee Feb. 9 in Washington, D.C.
  • Guardian Arrives in Shimonoseki Navy NewsStand 12 Feb 2007 -- USS Guardian (MCM 5) arrived in Shimonoseki, Japan, on Feb. 8 for a scheduled port visit.
  • Patriot Sailors Arrive in Iwakuni for Port Visit, Test Out Marine Corps Pier Navy NewsStand 12 Feb 2007 -- Sailors of mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) braved a treacherous passage through Japan's southwest Honshu Island in a thick fog to reach the city of Iwakuni on Feb. 9 for a weekend visit.
  • Tortuga Degausses and Tests Radars Navy NewsStand 12 Feb 2007 -- USS Tortuga (LSD 46) began Shipboard Electronic System Evaluation Facility (SESEF) and degaussing testing Jan. 26 in preparation for a busy operational schedule.
  • RADM Broadway Outlines Navy Reserve Intelligence Command Goals Navy NewsStand 12 Feb 2007 -- Rear Adm. Michael Broadway held a "2007 Management Conference" for the senior leadership of Navy Reserve Intelligence Command (NRIC) following his change of command ceremony Feb. 2 at the Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Cargo Handlers Complete 'Deep Freeze' Mission On Time Navy NewsStand 12 Feb 2007 -- Sailors completed cargo handling operations on schedule Feb. 11, for "Operation Deep Freeze," the annual resupply mission for the National Science Foundation in McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
  • Arnold conducts Minuteman motor test AFPN 12 Feb 2007 -- Arnold Engineering Development Center workers here successfully completed the first of eight scheduled Minuteman motor tests this year in late January.
  • Bishkek seeking no closure of U.S. base - speaker RIA Novosti 12 Feb 2007 -- Kyrgyzstan does not insist on closing a U.S. base or stripping American servicemen in the country of diplomatic immunity, the Kyrgyz parliamentary speaker said Monday.
  • Russia: Putin Speech Renews Debate On EU Foreign Policy RFE/RL 12 Feb 2007 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered an impassioned address at the annual security conference in Munich on February 10, in which he blasted the United States for trying to impose what he called its "unilateral" vision on the world
  • Russia: Why Did Putin Come On So Strong? RFE/RL 12 Feb 2007 -- Speaking before political and military leaders from 40 countries at the Munich security conference over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin showed that his views are clearly at odds with his Western partners.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 12 Feb 2007
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 12 Feb 2007

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