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20 February 2007 Military News

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  • Minesweeper Crew Visits Etajima, Japan Navy NewsStand 20 Feb 2007 -- A handful of crew members of forward-deployed mine countermeasures ships USS Patriot (MCM 7) and USS Guardian (MCM 5) visited the historical island of Etajima on Feb. 11, the site of the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy from 1888 to 1945 and, since 1956, the center of the Maritime Self-Defense Service School.
  • New command may change USAFE's role in Africa AFPN 20 Feb 2007 -- U.S. Air Forces in Europe Airmen have played an active role in Africa since the 1970s, but future participation has yet to be defined due to the recent establishment of U.S. Africa Command.
  • Air Force continues support to affected communities BRAC AFPN 20 Feb 2007 -- Across the nation, communities are being reshaped by the military's transformation due to Base Realignment and Closure changes
  • US Military to Review Its Medical Care After Press Report VOA 20 Feb 2007 -- The U.S. Defense Department has announced two reviews of care provided to wounded service members and their families at the main military health care facilities in the Washington area, the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Maryland.
  • DoD Working on Patient-Care Issues AFPS 20 Feb 2007 -- The Defense Department is working to address patient-care problems recently identified at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the department's flagship medical facility, a DoD spokesman said today.
  • Department to Review Military Medical Rehabilitative and Administrative Care 20 Feb 2007 -- The Secretary of the Army and the Secretary of the Navy have begun a review of the medical care provided at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center to those wounded in service to their country
  • Amphibious Squadron 5 Holds Change Of Command Navy NewsStand 20 Feb 2007 -- Capt. Peter K. Dallman relieved Capt. David S. Angood as Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5 during a change of command ceremony aboard USS Boxer's (LHD-4) Feb. 14.
  • USS Nebraska Blue Changes Leadership Navy NewsStand 20 Feb 2007 -- Cmdr. Matthew Colburn relieved Cmdr. John Carter as commanding officer of USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) (Blue) in a change of command ceremony held at the Keyport Undersea Museum on Feb. 16.
  • High-tech arms priority for Russia military - first deputy PM RIA Novosti 20 Feb 2007 -- Development of state-of-the-art precision-guided weapons is a major priority for Russia's military-industrial complex, a senior government official said Tuesday.
  • Missile shield in Europe could lead to cold war - Slovak ex-premier RIA Novosti 20 Feb 2007 -- The deployment of elements of the U.S. missile defense system in Central Europe could lead to a deterioration in relations between Russia and NATO, a former prime minister of Slovakia said Tuesday.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 20 Feb 2007
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 20 Feb 2007

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