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14 May 2007 Military News

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  • Defense Department Blocks Internet Sites to Protect Grid AFPS 14 May 2007 -- The Defense Department is blocking access to many popular Internet sites from department-owned computers due to bandwidth issues, U.S. Strategic Command officials said today.
  • Navy to Christen USNS Richard E. Byrd 14 May 2007 -- The Navy will christen the USNS Richard E. Byrd at 7:30 p.m. PDT on May 15. The launching ceremony for the newest ship in the Lewis and Clark class of underway replenishment ships will be held at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego.
  • Military, civilian emergency communications tested AFPN 14 May 2007 -- A two-week national-level exercise involving local, state and federal government agencies is proving the capabilities of a system designed to provide effective communication and organization between different emergency responders.
  • Guardian Begins At-Sea Operations for Cobra Gold '07 Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- Sasebo, Japan-based minesweeper USS Guardian (MCM 5) began its at-sea portion of Cobra Gold 2007 near the waters of Sattahip on May 11, facilitating the laying of mine shapes (simulated mines) for upcoming mine countermeasure bilateral training with the Royal Thai Navy.
  • USNS Sacagawea Arrives in Norfolk Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- USNS Sacagawea, the latest in a line of Dry Cargo Ammunition Ships (T-AKE 2), arrived at its new homeport, Naval Station Norfolk, May 11.
  • Ships from Bonhomme Richard ESG Depart Singapore Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (BHR), USS Denver (LPD 9), and USS Rushmore (LSD 47) departed Singapore on May 12 after a three-day port visit.
  • Senator, Former SECNAV Tours Carl Vinson Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- Virginia Senator Jim Webb visited USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) on May 11 at its new location on Pier 3 at Northrop Grumman Newport News (NGNN) shipyard in Newport News.
  • USNS Shasta Rescues Five After Fire Strikes Cargo Ship Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- Civil service mariners aboard Military Sealift Command ammunition ship USNS Shasta (T-AE 33) rescued all crew members aboard a disabled commercial cargo ship May 12 in the Western Pacific near Saipan.
  • Carl Vinson Prepares for Crew Move Aboard Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- Sailors stationed aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) are moving into the next phase of their Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH), since the aircraft carrier left dry dock for a pierside location at Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard on May 9.
  • Harpers Ferry Sails Off for CARAT 2007 Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- Dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) left its forward-deployed home of Sasebo on May 11 to participate in the annual exercise series Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2007.
  • CNO and MCPON Visit Pearl Harbor Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(SW/FMF)Joe R. Campa Jr. met with Pearl Harbor Sailors on May 7 aboard USS Pasadena (SSN 752), USS Russell (DDG 59) and at two all-hands calls in Sharkey Theater at Naval Station Pearl Harbor.
  • Army aids in aerial evac during North Pole exercise AFPN 14 May 2007 -- Two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews teamed with Airmen and civilian emergency responders May 10 to evacuate simulated victims of a terrorist attack as part of Alaska Shield/ Northern Edge 2007.
  • NORAD celebrates 49th birthday AFPN 14 May 2007 -- North American Aerospace Defense Command officials celebrated its 49th anniversary May 12 with cake and reflected on the importance of its mission.
  • USS Lake Erie Deploys to Western Pacific Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- USS Lake Erie (CG 70) departed Pearl Harbor on May 4 to the Western Pacific in support of the global war on terrorism and to conduct maritime security operations.
  • USS Bataan Visits Bahrain for Liberty Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- The crew aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) moored pierside in Manama, Bahrain, from April 29 to May 4 for a scheduled port visit.
  • UNITAS 48-07 Finishes Atlantic Phase Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- UNITAS Atlantic 48-07 brought together naval forces from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Spain and the United States in the South Atlantic for exercises at sea from May 4-11.
  • National Guard Responding to U.S. Wildfires AFPS 14 May 2007 -- National Guard troops are responding to wildfires in Florida, Georgia, Minnesota and California, using air assets to deliver water and providing logistics and communication support.
  • Rice in Russia for Missile Defense Talks VOA 14 May 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice begins discussions in Moscow later Monday with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, aimed at smoothing over Russian objections and mistrust over Washington's missile defense plans in Europe
  • Russia: Rice Visits Moscow Amid Strained Relations RFE/RL 14 May 2007 -- The U.S. secretary of state arrived in Russia today for two days of talks with President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and other top officials.
  • U.S. Secretary of State arrives in Moscow for talks RIA Novosti 14 May 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Moscow Monday to discuss a variety of bilateral and international issues with the Russian leadership, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Moscow said.
  • Losyukov: Russia to confront US' missile defense shield plan IRNA 14 May 2007 -- Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Losyukov said on Monday that Russia considers any US plan to place elements of a missile defense shield near its borders in East Europe as a factor of instability and will confront it.
  • CSTO plans to expand its military contingent RIA Novosti 14 May 2007 -- The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is planning to create a large military contingent comprising units and formations of several Central Asian states, the head of the post-Soviet security group said Monday.
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 14 May 2007
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 14 May 2007

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