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21 June 2007 Military News

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  • Transcript: DoD Special Briefing on Africa Command with Mr. Ryan Henry from the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington Va. 21 Jun 2007 -- Presenter: Ryan Henry, Principal Deputy Undersecretary Of Defense For Policy
  • New US Africa Command Not for Combat, Says Defense Official VOA 21 Jun 2007 -- A senior defense department official says the planned new U.S. military command for Africa is not being organized with combat in mind, and will not immediately result in any changes in U.S. military activity on the continent
  • Officials Discuss New U.S. Command with African Leaders AFPS 21 Jun 2007 -- Leaders in five African nations see the U.S. Africa Command, or AFRICOM, as a constructive approach to making the continent more stable, a senior Defense Department official told reporters at the Pentagon today.
  • Army Reaches Major Chemical Weapons Convention Milestone Army News 21 Jun 2007 -- The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency announced today the safe destruction of 45 percent of the United States' chemical stockpile, accomplishing a major Chemical Weapons Convention milestone well ahead of the other signatory nations with major stockpiles.
  • Airborne Laser Aircraft Slated to Provide Missile Defense AFPS 21 Jun 2007 -- A typical-looking 747 aircraft on the tarmac here today -- distinguishable from other 747s only by its glass, bulb-shaped nose -- could one day be the silver bullet that shoots ballistic missiles out of the sky.
  • NATO celebrates 25th anniversary of E-3's arrival AFPN 21 Jun 2007 -- Nearly 130,000 German, Dutch and Belgian citizens flooded the tarmac on Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base June 16 and 17 to celebrate the successful legacy of a multinationally operated airplane that began flying out of the northern German community in February 1982.
  • KC-135, C-17 crews rendezvous for refuel readiness AFPN 21 Jun 2007 -- A KC-135 aircrew from the 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base, Japan flew to Hawaii to meet up with Hickam Air Force Base's C-17 Globemaster III crew to practice in-flight refueling procedures.
  • Pace Will Stay Focused on Supporting Troops in Combat AFPS 21 Jun 2007 -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today he is going to stay focused on his job of providing the best military advice to the president, vice president, defense secretary and rest of the National Security Council until his term expires at the end of September.
  • Camp Humphreys Development Rises from Rice Paddies AFPS 21 Jun 2007 -- As the U.S. military transforms its forces from a cold-war formation in South Korea, nowhere is the growth more visible than here, in what used to be considered a "sleepy little camp with not much happening," officials here said.
  • Second Phase of CARAT Begins in Thailand Navy NewsStand 21 Jun 2007 -- The second phase of the 13th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series began June 19 with an opening ceremony at Sattahip Naval Base.
  • Likely Divisive Hearing Cited in Decision on Joint Chiefs of Staff Washington File 21 Jun 2007 -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he recommended against renewing the term of General Peter Pace as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the most senior military officer in the United States, because he wanted to prevent an antagonistic, Iraq-focused Senate hearing that might harm the nation.
  • Pentagon Puts Critical Technology on Trial AFPS 21 Jun 2007 -- Defense officials this week are judging innovative tools that provide geospatial imaging, boost network communication and security, or fulfill other warfighter requirements on their utility, security and interoperability with existing and new systems.
  • 'New Media' Program Seeks Opportunities in 24/7 Global Networks AFPS 21 Jun 2007 -- As evolving technology enables new links among people and speeds the flow of information around the globe, communications organizations must adapt to those changes to remain relevant and valuable to their core audiences, a Pentagon official said last week.
  • Vice Chairman Answers Soldiers' Questions AFPS 21 Jun 2007 -- The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff met with soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division here yesterday, thanking them for their service and telling them better equipment is on the way.
  • Admiral Surprises Soldiers With Candid, Detailed Answers AFPS 21 Jun 2007 -- When the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff showed up to speak to 1st Cavalry soldiers here yesterday, soldiers were a bit surprised by how in tune he was with the current situation in Iraq.
  • Gates, Pace Pledge to Fix Defense Mental Health System AFPS 21 Jun 2007 -- Current Defense Department mental health efforts fall significantly short of adequately serving servicemembers and their families, and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said fixing the program is an achievable vision.
  • Command of 22nd NCR Changes Hands Navy NewsStand 21 Jun 2007 -- Capt. Eric S. Odderstol was relieved as commander, 22nd Naval Construction Regiment (22nd NCR) by Capt. Robert A. McLean III, during a change of command ceremony June 20 aboard Construction Battalion Center Gulfport.
  • US Navy Hospital Ship Launches Latin America Mission VOA 21 Jun 2007 -- A U.S. Navy hospital ship is launching a medical and humanitarian mission that will include stops in 12 nations in Latin America
  • Air Intelligence Agency becomes Air Force IRS Agency AFPN 21 Jun 2007 -- The Air Intelligence Agency officially became the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency in a ceremony held June 15 here consolidating Air Force ISR functions to better serve the warfighter and the nation.
  • Russia continues military pullout from Georgia RIA Novosti 21 Jun 2007 -- A train carrying military hardware left a Russian base in Georgia early Thursday as part of a 2006 deal on the withdrawal of Russian bases from the ex-Soviet Caucasus state, the Georgian Defense Ministry said.
  • UK signs defence cooperation deal with the US IRNA 21 Jun 2007 -- Outgoing Prime Minister Tony Blair signed a treaty with US President George W. Bush Thursday that ends the requirement to grant an individual export license for every piece of American defence equipment and technology.
  • Global NATO: Congressman Suggests Creating Worldwide Alliance Washington File 21 Jun 2007 -- NATO's 26 nations should consider expanding membership well outside of Europe and North America -- perhaps inviting Pacific-region democracies to join -- the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee told NATO's senior commander June 22.
  • Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 21 Jun 2007
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 21 Jun 2007

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  • Analysis: Smiles in Damascus and Tehran cfr.org 21 Jun 2007 -- Syria and Iran seem like unnatural allies. Syria is a predominantly Sunni state run by Alawites, a secular Baathist offshoot; Iran is a mainly Shiite state, run by religious mullahs.
  • Thales Alenia Space and Arianespace sign launch contract for first pan-African satellite RASCOM 1 Thales 21 Jun 2007 -- Thales Alenia Space and Arianespace today announced the signature of the launch Service & Solutions contract for the first pan-African communications satellite, RASCOM 1, dedicated to the African continent. The satellite is scheduled for launch into a geostationary transfer orbit in the last quarter of 2007 by an Ariane 5 launcher from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

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