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22 June 2007 Military News

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  • Terror Suspect Transferred To Guantanamo 22 Jun 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of a dangerous terror suspect to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
  • Spokeswoman Says Administration Not Ready to Shut Guantanamo VOA 22 Jun 2007 -- The Bush administration says it has no immediate plans to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay Cuba despite demands by some members of Congress and human rights groups
  • Sea-Based Missile Defense "Hit to Kill" Intercept Achieved Missile Defense Agency 22 Jun 2007 -- Lieutenant General Henry A. 'Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) director, announced the successful completion today of MDA's latest "hit to kill" intercept flight test conducted jointly with the U.S. Navy off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii.
  • New Africa Command To Have Unique Structure, Mission Washington File 22 Jun 2007 -- The new Defense Department command in Africa, AFRICOM, will be unique in its mission and command structure, according to a senior Defense Department official.
  • Fuel upgrades improve Lajes Field mission AFPN 22 Jun 2007 -- Congress recently approved an $18 million project to upgrade and expand the fuel hydrant system at Lajes Field that will greatly enhance the base's mission to refuel aircraft flying across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Maintenance crews prep fighters at Cope North AFPN 22 Jun 2007 -- Maintenance Airmen from Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., know how to pack a punch as they are deployed to Andersen AFB and currently participating in Exercise Cope North with Japan Air Self Defense Force members.
  • Whiteman AFB achieves environmental milestone AFPN 22 Jun 2007 -- With a stroke of a pen, another chapter in Whiteman Air Force Base's Cold War history was brought to a close June 19 in Kansas City.
  • AFCEE builds new C-17 hangar at Hickam AFPN 22 Jun 2007 -- Officials at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, are making room for eight C-17 Globemaster IIIs with the construction of various facilities, including a new corrosion control hangar to paint and wash the aircraft and another facility to perform maintenance functions.
  • Army Reserve Now Part of Operational Force, General Says AFPS 22 Jun 2007 -- The Army Reserve has transformed into an operational force, but needs to make more changes to better meet current and future needs, the top Army Reserve commander told reporters at the Foreign Press Center here yesterday.
  • Personnel Chiefs Push For Incentives, Integration for Reserve Forces AFPS 22 Jun 2007 -- The reserve components are vital to the military and its ability to fight the war on terror, so it's essential that they're properly managed and compensated, the service personnel chiefs told the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves yesterday.
  • USNS Comfort Arrives in Belize Navy News Centre 22 Jun 2007 -- The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Belize on June 20, its first scheduled stop as part of the Partnership for the Americas mission to conduct training and humanitarian assistance operations.
  • UNITAS 48-07 Pacific Phase Begins Navy News Centre 22 Jun 2007 -- UNITAS 48-07 Pacific Phase began in international waters off the coast of South America on June 18 with final coordination meetings held aboard USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52).
  • Transformation Warfare Conference Brings Military, Industry Leaders Together Navy News Centre 22 Jun 2007 -- The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) sponsored Transformation Warfare 2007 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, June 19 to 21 to address the theme "Reconstituting and Reinventing the Force."
  • Field Training Launched for Australian-U.S. Forces in Talisman Saber 07 Navy News Centre 22 Jun 2007 -- Australia and U.S. forces officially began the field training phase of Talisman Saber 2007 on June 19, transitioning from work-up-like integrated training to a combined force executing within a simulated scenario.
  • Guardsmen Respond to New York Floods, Alaska Fires AFPS 22 Jun 2007 -- National Guard troops are helping to search for people still missing after flash floods deluged the southern Catskill Mountains, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer said in a statement today, and Alaska Guardsmen are fighting spreading wildfires in the nation's largest state.
  • Seabees Participate in Humanitarian Mission Navy NewsStand 22 Jun 2007 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 loaded one of their bulldozers onto USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during its stopover on Guam on June 10-12, for use in humanitarian projects during Pacific Partnership 2007.
  • Indian Navy Commissions INS Jalashwa at Naval Station Norfolk Navy News Centre 22 Jun 2007 -- The landing platform dock INS Jalashwa (LPD 41) was commissioned by the Indian Navy during a ceremony June 22 at Naval Station Norfolk.
  • Russia says it hopes for missile defense agreement with U.S. RIA Novosti 22 Jun 2007 -- Moscow hopes to reach an agreement on missile defense with the U.S., Russia's foreign minister said Friday in an interview with TV network Vesti 24.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 22 Jun 2007
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 22 Jun 2007

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