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22 May 2007 Military News

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  • Passage of US Bill to Fund Iraq, Afghanistan Wars Likely by Friday VOA 22 May 2007 -- U.S. congressional Democrats have dropped their demands to include in a war funding bill a timetable for a U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq
  • Soldiers' Armor Best in the World, General Says AFPS 22 May 2007 -- The Army spares no expense or effort to provide soldiers the top level of protection technology available, the officer in charge of outfitting and equipping Army soldiers said yesterday.
  • Defense Officials Promote Language Programs to Recruit Linguists AFPS 22 May 2007 -- As language and cultural sensitivities factor more and more into military operations, defense officials are promoting several initiatives to increase the number of servicemembers and employees with critical language skills.
  • Buzby Assumes Command of Joint Task Force Guantanamo AFPS 22 May 2007 -- Navy Rear Adm. Mark H. "Buz" Buzby assumed command of Joint Task Force-Guantanamo, relieving Navy Rear Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., during a change-of-command ceremony here today.
  • USS Florida Conducts Successful Strike Operational Evaluation Navy NewsStand 22 May 2007 -- USS Florida (SSGN 728) launched four Tomahawk cruise missiles from the Gulf of Mexico to the Eglin Air Force Base land attack test range, May 15 to 17, during its successful Strike Operational Evaluation (OPEVAL).
  • Joint Exercise Tests Mine Warfare Training Navy NewsStand 22 May 2007 -- More than 300 Sailors tested their mine warfare proficiency from May 7 to 16 during Gulf of Mexico Exercise (GOMEX) 07-2, which marks the transition training to ready-to-deploy status and includes integrated surface, air and undersea mine countermeasures (MCM) operations.
  • Attack controllers call in air strikes at Kansas range AFPN 22 May 2007 -- The joint terminal attack controllers, called JTACs, are training in the Smoky Hill ANG Range training for future deployments in support of operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom.
  • Attack controllers help ensure air strike accuracy AFPN 22 May 2007 -- The days of carpet bombing are over. In today's military it's about surgical strikes and preventing unnecessary collateral damage.
  • Monterey Naval Postgraduate School Prepares Military Elite Washington File 22 May 2007 -- Perched atop a knoll on the outskirts of Monterey on the grounds of the former Del Monte Hotel sits a premier U.S. defense education institution that has trained leaders from 70 nations.
  • U.S. Defense Institution Takes on Challenge of Peacemaking Washington File 22 May 2007 -- As humanitarian and post-conflict challenges increase across the globe, the U.S. military finds itself playing a larger role in relief and reconstruction efforts, guided intellectually by defense educational institutions like the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey.
  • USS Arleigh Burke Commanding Officer Relieved Navy NewsStand 22 May 2007 -- Rear Adm. Dan Holloway, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 12, relieved Cmdr. E.J. McClure, of command of the guided missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) due to a loss of confidence in her ability to command.
  • DOD stands up joint space office AFPN 22 May 2007 -- The Department of Defense stood up the joint service Operationally Responsive Space Office in a ceremony May 21 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
  • SCO will not become military alliance-Russian security official RIA Novosti 22 May 2007 -- The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will not be transformed into a military alliance, Russia's senior security official said Tuesday.
  • Russia set to ratify NATO SOFA agreement RIA Novosti 22 May 2007 -- The lower chamber of the Russian parliament plans to ratify Wednesday an agreement among signatories to the North Atlantic Treaty and other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces (SOFA).
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 22 May 2007
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 22 May 2007

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