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16 February 2007 Military News

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  • 820th Red Horse starts 'New Horizons' project in Nicaragua AFPN 16 Feb 2007 -- The opening ceremony for New Horizons Nicaragua was held here Feb. 15, marking a new beginning for the citizens of this small village in the Carazo District. New Horizons is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored readiness training exercise.
  • Force Increase Necessary for War on Terror, Leaders Say AFPS 16 Feb 2007 -- The end-strength increases in the Army and Marine Corps will help reduce strain on the forces and position them for the long war against terrorism, the leaders of the two services said in congressional testimony yesterday.
  • Corps Reaches Out to Former Marines AFPS 16 Feb 2007 -- The Marine Corps is reaching out to former Marines in its effort to grow the service, the Marine commandant said today.
  • Recruiting is Solid Despite Difficulties, Defense Official Says AFPS 16 Feb 2007 -- Recruiting and retention remain solid despite a difficult recruiting market, a top Defense Department official said here yesterday.
  • Recovery Effort Underway for Sunken MH-60S Helicopter Navy NewsStand 16 Feb 2007 -- A Navy salvage and recovery operation to bring up the wreckage of an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter that crashed off the coast of California last month got underway Feb. 15.
  • USS Kauffman Strengthens Relationships in Gabon Navy NewsStand 16 Feb 2007 -- As part of Commander, Naval Forces Europe/Commander, 6th Fleet's (CNE-C6F) long-term strategy to improve maritime security and safety in the Gulf of Guinea region, USS Kauffman (FFG 59) completed a four-day port visit here Feb. 14.
  • Blue Ridge Provides Assistance, Spreads Goodwill in Cebu Navy NewsStand 16 Feb 2007 -- USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Sailors, embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff members, Marines, as well as Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 joined forces during their three-day port visit in Cebu from Feb. 11-14 to spread humanitarian relief throughout the community.
  • HSC-28 Conducts Night Operations Training Navy NewsStand 16 Feb 2007 -- Sailors assigned to the "Dragon Whales" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 conducted combat readiness exercises Feb. 12 aboard MH-60S Knighthawk helicopters.
  • Coast Guard Cutter Conducts Training at Little Creek Navy NewsStand 16 Feb 2007 -- The seagoing buoy tender USCGC Juniper (WLB 201), homeported in Newport, R.I., conducted underway training drills Feb. 12 in the Chesapeake Bay.
  • USS Carter Hall Visits Galveston for Navy Week Navy NewsStand 16 Feb 2007 -- USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) arrived in Galveston, Texas on Feb. 15, to take part in the Galveston Navy Week festivities.
  • Naval Coastal Warfare Group 1 Plans Way Ahead Navy NewsStand 16 Feb 2007 -- Commanding officers, executive officers and senior enlisted from approximately 15 units affiliated with Navy Coastal Warfare Group (NCWGRU) 1 met Feb. 9-11 at a conference held aboard Naval Base Coronado to review past accomplishments, highlight current needs and outline future goals.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 16 Feb 2007
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 16 Feb 2007

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