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21 May 2007 Military News

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  • Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Brig. Gen. Brown from the Pentagon 21 May 2007 -- Presenter: Program Executive Office Soldier Brig. Gen. R. Mark Brown
  • Army Defends Body Armor Quality AFPS 21 May 2007 -- U.S. troops operating in Iraq and Afghanistan have the best body armor in the world, and the Army is constantly looking for ways to improve force protection, the general in charge of the program told reporters here today.
  • Canadian pilot killed as jet crashes during air show practice AFPN 21 May 2007 -- A Canadian Forces Snowbirds pilot crashed and was killed during an air show practice May 18 at about 3:45 p.m. at Malmstrom Air Force Base near Great Falls, Mont.
  • ACC leader: Air Force must balance resources, look ahead AFPN 21 May 2007 -- The Air Force's increased operations tempo is putting a strain on aircraft and Airmen, said the Air Combat Command commander at a conference at Offutt Air Force Base.
  • Leaders Have Restored Trust at Walter Reed, Official Says AFPS 21 May 2007 -- Since taking command of the Army's premier medical center, Army Maj. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker has restored the trust of patients and energized staff members, the Defense Department's top health official said today.
  • Ashland Returns Home to NAB Little Creek Navy NewsStand 21 May 2007 -- More than 350 Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) returned home May 16 to Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek after a six-month deployment.
  • Harriers Land On Board Kearsarge For COMPTUEX Navy NewsStand 21 May 2007 -- AV/8B Harriers from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 261 arrived aboard amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) May 14 as part of the Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).
  • Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group Arrives in 5th Fleet Navy NewsStand 21 May 2007 -- The Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (BHRESG) entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) May 19.
  • Enterprise Returns to Norfolk Navy NewsStand 21 May 2007 -- The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) (Big E) returned to its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk on May 11 following a 12-day underway period for carrier qualifications.
  • Global Fleet Station Commences Training in Nicaragua Navy NewsStand 21 May 2007 -- U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard training teams began the second visit of the pilot Global Fleet Station (GFS) May 14, aboard High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) in Puerto Cabezas.
  • USS Benfold Visits NAVSTA Everett Between Exercises Navy NewsStand 21 May 2007 -- USS Benfold (DDG 65) experienced what Naval Station (NAVSTA) Everett has to offer during a scheduled port visit, May 15-20.
  • PHIBRON 2 Changes Command Navy NewsStand 21 May 2007 -- Capt. Peter Fanta relieved Capt. Donna Looney as commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 2 and commander, Bataan Strike Group during a change of command ceremony aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5) May 21, while the ship was in port.
  • Anzio Rescues Stranded Sailors Navy NewsStand 21 May 2007 -- The guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) responded to a distress call May 20 from Amerauto, a 34-foot sailing vessel.
  • "Black Aces" Change Command at Sea Navy NewsStand 21 May 2007 -- Cmdr. Gregory Keithley became the 55th commanding officer (CO) of the "Black Aces" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 when he relieved Cmdr. Dell Bull during a ceremony in the hangar bay May 16 aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).
  • USS Michigan Undergoes Submarine Escape Training Navy NewsStand 21 May 2007 -- Sailors from the USS Michigan (SSGN 727) underwent training on the MK-10 Submarine Escape and Immersion Equipment (SEIE) at the Naval Base Kitsap Bangor Fitness and Aquatic Center on May 17.
  • Naval Staffs, Units Reach Training Milestones for Cobra Gold 2007 Navy NewsStand 21 May 2007 -- From middle-of-the night physical training to airfield security tactics to underwater detonations or planning for a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief mission; training milestones were achieved in a multitude of missions areas for the United States, Royal Thai and Republic of Singapore combined Naval forces (CNAVFOR) during Cobra Gold 2007, which officially concluded May 18.
  • Kearsarge ESG Begins COMPTUEX Navy NewsStand 21 May 2007 -- The Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) began their Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) May 14.
  • Mine Warriors, Industry Plot New Directions Navy NewsStand 21 May 2007 -- More than 20 speakers from the military and defense industry added insight into development, advances and the overall status of mine warfare at the biannual Mine Warfare Conference held May 6-10 at the Marriot Bay Point Resort, just minutes from the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Panama City.
  • Afloat Training Group Pacific Puts Boxer to the Test Navy NewsStand 21 May 2007 -- USS Boxer (LHD 4) completed Afloat Training Group Pacific's (ATGPAC) Unit Level Training Assessment-Sustainment (ULTRA-S) May 18, evaluating Boxer's ability to train its crew members and respond to emergencies.
  • Bush, Scheffer Discuss NATO Issues in Texas Meeting AFPS 21 May 2007 -- NATO operations in Afghanistan, transformation of the alliance and missile defense in Europe topped the agenda as President Bush met with NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer in Crawford, Texas, today.
  • Bush Welcomes NATO Leader at Texas Ranch Washington File 21 May 2007 -- Security in Afghanistan, Kosovo's future and European missile defense figured prominently in discussions between President Bush and NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer during a two-day meeting at the president's ranch in Crawford, Texas.
  • UK orders new nuclear attack submarine for Royal Navy - MoD RIA Novosti 21 May 2007 -- Britain's Ministry of Defense said Monday it had placed an order for the construction of a new nuclear-powered attack submarine with a UK-based company.
  • Russian Air Force to procure new Yak-130 trainers RIA Novosti 21 May 2007 -- The Russian Air Force is planning to commission over 200 Yak-130 combat trainers, the Air Force commander said Monday.
  • Two Navy bomber regiments to join Air Force in 2008 RIA Novosti 21 May 2007 -- Two regiments of Tu-22M Backfire strategic bombers currently under Navy command are set to become part of the Russian Air Force by the end of 2008, a senior Air Force official said Monday.
  • S-400 missile defense systems to start defending Moscow July 1 RIA Novosti 21 May 2007 -- S-400 missile defense systems will be put on combat duty around Moscow July 1, the commander of the Russian Air Force said Monday.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept of State 21 May 2007
  • Press Gaggle by Tony Fratto The White House 21 May 2007

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