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20 June 2007 Military News

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  • Air Guard retires last F-16A in service AFPN 20 Jun 2007 -- The last operational F-16A Fighting Falcon flew its final mission here June 15, taking off from the Air National Guard base for indefinite storage at the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
  • Australian Replenishment Ship Tops Off Tortuga's Tank Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2007 -- USS Tortuga (LSD 46) completed a refueling at sea (RAS) on June 15 with an Australian resupply ship during the bilateral exercise Talisman Saber 2007 (TS07).
  • USAFE fighter squadron deploys to Kunsan AFPN 20 Jun 2007 -- Airmen of the 555th Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, reunited with the 8th Fighter Wing June 19 here after being away for years during the squadron's deployment to Kunsan AB.
  • Flexibility Encouraged to Promote Reserve-Component Service AFPS 20 Jun 2007 -- More flexibility is needed to encourage Guard and Reserve members to better balance their military and civilian obligations as they contribute to the nation's defense, a senior official told the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves today.
  • Tobyhanna Technicians Repair Battle-worn Equipment Army News 20 Jun 2007 -- Tobyhanna employees work around the clock to repair equipment damaged in Southwest Asia and ensure servicemembers are prepared to carry out their mission in the war on terrorism.
  • Down Under: Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Successful at Talisman Saber Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2007 -- The Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command (NMAWC) Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) Platoon completed its support of Talisman Saber 2007 on June 18, executing multiple Remote Environmental Monitoring Units (REMUS) missions off the northeastern coast of Australia.
  • MSC Cargo Ship Hosts U.S. Ambassador to Estonia Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2007 -- The noncombatant Military Sealift Command ship USNS LCPL Roy M. Wheat (T-AK 3016) welcomed U.S. Ambassador to Estonia Stanley Davis Phillips and the Estonian Chief of Defense Estonia Army Col. N. Vali aboard the ship for a tour in Tallinn on June 19.
  • Geren: Army Pushing to Accelerate New Armored Vehicles to Theater AFPS 20 Jun 2007 -- The Army is working with its sister services to ramp up production of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle and speed up the timetable for getting it to deployed troops, Pete Geren, the Army secretary nominee, said yesterday.
  • Barksdale bombers to fly in Koa Lightning AFPN 20 Jun 2007 -- Four B-52 Stratofortress aircraft and aircrew from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron deployed here from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., are scheduled to fly to Hawaii and back this week to participate in the latest Koa Lightning exercise.
  • USS Mitscher Unleashes Firepower in Live-fire Exercises Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2007 -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), a unit of Partnership of the Americas (POA) Task Group 40.0, conducted a sinking exercise June 3 during Teamwork South 2007.
  • Mobile Security Squadron 7 Conducts Annual Training Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2007 -- Mobile Security Squadron (MSS) 7 Det. 73 conducted their annual Command Assessment Readiness Training (CART) at Reserve Craft Beach in Piti from June 5 through 9, to recertify their Sailors in preparation for their scheduled deployment.
  • Lincoln Changes Command Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2007 -- Capt. Patrick D. Hall relieved Capt. C. Andrew McCawley as commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) on June 18, in a change of command ceremony held aboard the ship, which was moored at Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton.
  • CIS air defense exercise begins in East Siberia RIA Novosti 20 Jun 2007 -- The first stage of the joint air defense exercise of the Commonwealth of Independent States has begun in East Siberia, a deputy commander of Russia's Air Force said Wednesday.
  • NATO says cooperation with Russia to stay on course RIA Novosti 20 Jun 2007 -- NATO enlargement will not affect cooperation with Russia, and missile defense plans in Europe are not aimed against the country, the Western alliance's secretary general said Wednesday.
  • U.S. hosts Frukus Russia-NATO interoperability naval exercise RIA Novosti 20 Jun 2007 -- Russian, U.S., U.K., and French warships have started sea maneuvers as part of the major Russia-NATO interoperability exercise near the U.S. Atlantic coast, a Russian Navy spokesman said Wednesday.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 20 Jun 2007
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 20 Jun 2007

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  • ESA awards S-band onboard satellite mobile broadcast repeater development to Thales Alenia Space Thales 20 Jun 2007 -- The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Thales Alenia Space to develop an advanced S-band onboard satellite mobile broadcast repeater and to develop and qualify repeater's key equipment. This equipment will be fully compliant with hybrid satellite/terrestrial systems based on DVB-SH, the new mobile broadcast standard whose technical specifications have been adopted by the DVB Project.

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