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08 March 2007 Military News

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  • THAAD Radar Completes Successful Target Tracking Test MDA 08 Mar 2007 -- Lt. General Henry "Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency director, announced today the successful completion of an important radar data collection flight test for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense element.
  • Army Names New Walter Reed Deputy Commanding General Army News Release 08 Mar 2007 -- Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody and Walter Reed Army Medical Center Commanding General Maj. Gen. Eric Schoomaker announced March 8 that Brig. Gen. Michael S. Tucker will become the new deputy commanding general of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
  • Carrier Strike Group Wraps Up Joint Exercise Navy NewsStand 08 Mar 2007 -- The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 took their final steps toward deployment as they completed the Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) March 2.
  • Cowpens Team Attends Single-Ship ASW Qualifications at Yokosuka Navy NewsStand 08 Mar 2007 -- The U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) team aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) attended the single-ship ASW qualification course at Yokosuka Naval Base on March 6.
  • Exercise Foal Eagle 2007 in Full Swing Navy NewsStand 08 Mar 2007 -- Essex Amphibious Ready Group and embarked elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in the Republic of Korea (ROK) on March 5 to conduct Reception Staging Onward-Movement and Integration and Foal Eagle 2007 (RSOI/FE 07), an exercise which will run through the end of March.
  • Warfare center is now U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center AFPN 08 Mar 2007 -- The Air Mobility Warfare Center flag was rolled up and a new flag bearing the name "United States Air Force Expeditionary Center" was unfurled March 5 during a re-designation ceremony here.
  • DoD, State Department Criticize Red Cross Law of War Study AFPS 08 Mar 2007 -- The top lawyers in the State Department and DoD have sent a letter to the International Committee of the Red Cross criticizing the methodology authors used in compiling a study that purports to be a definitive explanation of the laws of war.
  • Walter Reed Problems Could Damage Staff Morale AFPS 08 Mar 2007 -- Top DoD and Army officials are concerned that recent widely publicized problems in outpatient care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here might overshadow the quality of inpatient care and lower staff morale.
  • Disability Evaluation System Needs 'Top-Down' Overhaul, Officials Say AFPS 08 Mar 2007 -- One of the Defense Department's top officials said today he is not surprised that servicemembers get different disability ratings from each of the services, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration.
  • Outgoing Army Secretary Reflects on His Tenure Army News 08 Mar 2007 -- In his last official interview March 7, outgoing Secretary of the Army Dr. Francis J. Harvey reflected with pride on many facets of his 28-month tenure.
  • Osprey Returns to Nassau's Flight Deck Navy NewsStand 08 Mar 2007 -- Two years after landing on USS Nassau's (LHA 4) flight deck for the first time, the MV-22 Osprey made its return at a scheduled landing signal enlisted (LSE) qualification during flight operations Feb. 21.
  • Commander Expresses Optimism About Pacific Region Missile Defense AFPS 08 Mar 2007 --Spurred by North Korean missile testing in 2006, the United States has made significant strides this year in upgrading its missile detection in the Pacific region, the top U.S. Pacific Command official said yesterday.
  • China Not Strategic Adversary of U.S., Gates Says AFPS 08 Mar 2007 -- China is not a strategic adversary of the United States, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during a news roundtable yesterday.
  • Chinese Military Buildup a Source of Interest and Concern Washington File 08 Mar 2007 -- U.S. officials are calling on China to show greater transparency in its military strategy and doctrine, saying the country's continuing military buildup is a "source of concern and interest" for China's neighbors and the United States.
  • US Defense Secretary Says China Is Not Strategic Threat VOA 08 Mar 2007 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday he does not consider China a strategic threat, in spite of the country's sharply rising defense spending and capability
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 08 Mar 2007
  • Press Gaggle by Steve Hadley, Dan Bartlett and Tony Snow The White House 08 Mar 2007

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