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13 February 2007 Military News

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  • Army On Track for Plus-up Equipment, New Requirements Army News Release 13 Feb 2007 -- Recent media reports and a three-page summary from a classified Defense Department Inspector General report suggest the Army may have difficulty meeting its equipment requirements with regard to the recently announced troop increase in Iraq
  • Air Force completes F-16 accident investigation AFPN 13 Feb 2007 -- Air Force officials completed an investigation of the F-16 Fighting Falcon accident at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Oct. 26, 2006, which resulted in the loss of the 56th Fighter Wing aircraft.
  • Hurricane Hunters track Pacific winter storms AFPN 13 Feb 2007 -- While most people flee when a pending storm is coming, Keesler AFB Airmen go right into the heart of storms to provide detailed information about storms to warn people of hazardous weather.
  • Last-minute call leads to unplanned refueling mission AFPN 13 Feb 2007 -- A late night call, a cancelled sortie and flexibility led an aircrew from the 351st Air Refueling Squadron here to expedite medical care for more than a dozen severely injured troops being transported from Iraq to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Feb. 7.
  • Blue Ridge Provide Firefighting Aid to Philippine Vessel Navy NewsStand 13 Feb 2007 -- While in port during a regularly scheduled visit Feb. 12, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) responded to a request from local authorities to assist in combating a fire that had broken out on board super ferry, Manila Bay I.
  • USS McInerney Welcomes Costa Rican Dignitaries Aboard Navy NewsStand 13 Feb 2007 -- Following support to the seizure of 2.3 tons of contraband with the assistance of Costa Rica in early January, USS McInerney (FFG 8) welcomed several Costa Rican government officials in mid-January to greet and congratulate the crew on a successful interdiction.
  • Ship Class Squadrons Begin Operations Navy NewsStand 13 Feb 2007 -- Eight class squadrons (CLASSRONs) have been established as part of the Surface Warfare Enterprise (SWE), four of which are being stood up Feb. 15.
  • Lincoln Flight Deck Readies for Operations Navy NewsStand 13 Feb 2007 -- While USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) undergoes routine maintenance and repairs at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the ship's flight deck is getting some special attention during the month of February.
  • Russia: Washington Reacts To Putin's Munich Speech RFE/RL 13 Feb 2007 -- The United States has been cautious in its reaction to Russian President Vladimir Putin's criticisms of its policies
  • Indo-French joint air exercise "Garuda-III" begins in India IRNA 13 Feb 2007 -- A bilateral exercise called Garuda-III between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the French Air Force (FAF) began Monday in Kalaikunda air base in West Bengal state. The joint exercise runs until Feb 23.
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 13 Feb 2007

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  • LEBANON: Pro-government group urges peace after deadly bombing IRIN 13 Feb 2007 -- Leaders of the Lebanese pro-government 'March 14' group warned that the country was sliding towards Iraq-style sectarian violence after at least three people were killed in explosions that hit two buses travelling through a Christian-majority mountain town outside Beirut.
  • Bus Bombings in Lebanese Christian Area Kill 3 VOA 13 Feb 2007 -- Two explosions, which occurred minutes apart, tore through two passenger buses on a mountainside road, north of Beirut

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