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15 May 2007 Military News

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  • AF releases draft amendment for new helicopter proposals AFPN 15 May 2007 -- Air Force officials here announced May 14 the release of a draft amendment to the combat search and rescue replacement vehicle request for proposal.
  • Proposed Cuts Endanger Army's Future Combat System AFPS 15 May 2007 -- Proposed cuts to the Army's Future Combat Systems endanger a program that would improve military capabilities today and in the future, said Army Lt. Gen. Stephen M. Speakes, the service's director of force development and deputy chief of staff.
  • Helicopter squadron provides support, security from air AFPN 15 May 2007 -- The rotor blades begin to turn and the aircraft starts to vibrate as the UH-1N Huey helicopter prepares for takeoff. The pilot, co-pilot and flight engineer run their checklists, while two security forces members sit in the back of the helicopter ready for anything
  • Teamwork of Crew Helps Carl Vinson Achieve Milestone Navy NewsStand 15 May 2007 -- USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) accomplished another milestone May 9 when the ship moved from dry-dock to a pier location at Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard, where it will continue the second half of the aircraft carrier's Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH).
  • Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 Turns 65 Navy NewsStand 15 May 2007 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 formed during the early stages of America's involvement in World War II, on May 11, 1942. Sixty-five years later, personnel from NMCB 4 were singing Happy Birthday celebrating the birthday of NMCB 4 with a cake-cutting ceremony.
  • U.S. Mobile Security Force Trains with Thai Navy Navy NewsStand 15 May 2007 -- Members of the Guam-based Mobile Security Squadron (MSS) 7, Detachment (Det) 71 launched initial bilateral training in base and air field security with the Royal Thai Navy on May 11, as part of Cobra Gold 2007.
  • McGuire NCO Academy closes its doors AFPN 15 May 2007 -- After three decades of operation, officials at the McGuire NCO Academy closed its doors, furled and encased its flag, and held its inactivation ceremony here May 3.
  • Joint initiative transforms air defense in Asia AFPN 15 May 2007 -- Air Force and the Japanese Self Defense Force leaders paved the road to increased interoperability with the stroke of a pen at a ceremony here May 15.
  • AFSO 21 changes improve C-17 availability at McChord AFPN 15 May 2007 -- Airmen here are using Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st century to come up with more efficient ways to use available C-17 Globemaster IIIs for training missions during the week.
  • Conference Tackles Key Issues in Fight Against Terrorism AFPS 15 May 2007 -- Dealing with the underlying causes of terrorism is an issue nations continue to struggle with, the U.S. ambassador to Turkey said in opening remarks at the Countering Ideological Support for Terrorism conference here yesterday.
  • Shreveport at the Forefront of Coalition Building Navy NewsStand 15 May 2007 -- Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious docking ship USS Shreveport (LPD 12) have been working toward building lasting cooperation between the United States and its coalition and regional partners in an effort that supports Chief of Naval Operations' 1,000-ship navy strategy.
  • EODMU 5 Members Participate in Thai Diver Night of PT Navy NewsStand 15 May 2007 -- Four U.S. Navy dive specialists and a trio of senior supporters went through a small portion of Royal Thai Navy (RTN) diver physical training (PT) with Thai diving students May 11
  • USS San Francisco Goes Gold Navy NewsStand 15 May 2007 -- USS San Francisco (SSN 711) painted their anchor gold March 7, in honor of winning the retention excellence award Dec. 5 for fiscal year 2006.
  • Global Fleet Station Completes First Visit to Panama Navy NewsStand 15 May 2007 -- U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard training teams concluded the first visit to Colon, Panama, during the pilot Global Fleet Station (GFS) on May 11 aboard High Speed Vessel (HSV 2) Swift.
  • Sasebo Minesweepers Complete Replenishment at Sea Navy NewsStand 15 May 2007 -- Sasebo, Japan-based minesweepers USS Guardian (MCM 5) and USS Patriot (MCM 7) conducted a successful refueling at sea with USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) off the coast of the Philippines on April 27.
  • Air Intelligence Agency to become Air Force ISR Agency AFPN 15 May 2007 -- Air Force officials here announced May 14 a force structure change designating the Air Intelligence Agency at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, as the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency.
  • Rice, Putin Agree to Disagree, Respectfully VOA 15 May 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to ease tensions and tone down harsh rhetoric, but after two days of extensive talks in Moscow, stark differences remain over missile defense and Kosovo
  • Putin, Rice agree to tone down rhetoric, turn to real issues - Lavrov RIA Novosti 15 May 2007 -- Russia's president and the U.S. state secretary agreed Tuesday to "tone down rhetoric" in public debate and focus on real issues, the Russian foreign minister said.
  • Rice Continues Missile Defense Talks in Moscow VOA 15 May 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, later Tuesday for talks aimed at improving ailing U.S.-Russian relations ahead of next month's G-Eight Summit in Germany, when President Putin will meet President George Bush
  • Military convoy leaves Russia's Batumi base in Georgia RIA Novosti 15 May 2007 -- A military convoy left a Russian military base in Georgia by rail early Tuesday as part of a 2006 deal on the withdrawal of Russian bases from the South Caucasus country.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 15 May 2007
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 15 May 2007

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