24 February 2007 Military News
- Feb. 24 airpower: Bombers on patrol AFPN 24 Feb 2007 -- In Afghanistan on Feb. 23, a U.S. Air Force B-1B was assigned to observe a compound for possible insurgent targets near Musa Qal'eh. Coalition forces were taking small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades from insurgents in the compound.
- Truck Bomb Kills 37 Outside Sunni Mosque West of Baghdad VOA 24 Feb 2007 -- Iraqi police say a truck bomb killed 37 people and wounded more than 60 outside a Sunni mosque Saturday in restive Anbar province.
- Ammar al-Hakim released from detention by US troops IRNA 24 Feb 2007 -- US forces have released Ammar al-Hakim, son of prominent Iraqi Shiite leader Abdel Aziz Hakim, Friday night after 11 hours in detention.
- Stennis Sends Aircraft Forward in 1st Combat Mission of Deployment Navy NewsStand 24 Feb 2007 -- The USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSSG) began conducting missions over Afghanistan on Feb 23.
Defense Policy / Programs
- BHR's ACE Conducts FAC-A Training Navy NewsStand 24 Feb 2007 -- USS Bonhomme Richard's (LHD 6) (BHR) Air Combat Element (ACE) conducted Forward Air Command Airborne (FAC-A) training on San Clemente Island on Feb. 22.
- USS McInerney Visits Panama Navy NewsStand 24 Feb 2007 -- USS McInerney (FFG 8) visited Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Panama, Feb. 18 through Feb. 21, just in time for Carnivale, as known as Mardi Gras.
- USS Ronald Reagan and USS Lake Champlain Arrive in Sasebo, Japan Navy NewsStand 24 Feb 2007 -- USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) arrived in Sasebo, Japan Feb. 23 for a scheduled port visit. While in port, the ships' crew members will have a chance to participate in friendship-building and goodwill-generating activities, as well as cultural exchanges.
- Vice President Cheney Visits USS Kitty Hawk Navy NewsStand 24 Feb 2007 -- Vice President Dick Cheney visited USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Feb. 21 to thank military personnel, family members and civilian employees stationed in Japan for their service.
- U.S. says missile shield in Europe could evolve in future RIA Novosti 24 Feb 2007 -- The U.S. administration said Friday that elements of the U.S. missile defense system could be placed in the future not only in Poland and the Czech Republic but also in other countries.
- Gov't troops overrun LTTE bases in Sri Lanka IRNA 24 Feb 2007 -- Sri Lankan security forces have overrun three LTTE bases in the island's restive Trincomalee district in an offensive coinciding with the fifth anniversary of the ceasefire which is now practically holding only on paper.
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