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26 June 2007 Military News

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  • C-130 upgrades geared to save Air Force $250M AFPN 26 Jun 2007 -- The latest modifications for the Air Force's tactical workhorse, the C-130 Hercules are set to debut with the installation of an improved landing gear, carbon brakes and a new anti-skid system.
  • Civil Affairs Provides Humanitarian Assistance in Uganda Navy NewsStand 26 Jun 2007 -- In northern Uganda, military personnel from Bravo Company 489th Civil Affairs (CA) Battalion (BN) Team A16 are working to provide peace and stability to an area that hasn't been so peaceful.
  • CNO's Vision of '1,000-Ship Navy' Tested by CARAT Exercise Navy NewsStand 26 Jun 2007 -- When Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen put forth the bold concept of a "1,000-ship navy," he envisioned the U.S. and other navies worldwide joining in regional partnerships to improve maritime security and the sharing of information.
  • Hickam crew prepares for AMC Rodeo AFPN 26 Jun 2007 -- Airmen around the world are preparing for the 2007 Air Mobility Command Rodeo scheduled for July, including Hickam Air Force Base members.
  • Kearsarge Providing War Support with Individual Augmentees Navy NewsStand 26 Jun 2007 -- In support of the global war on terrorism, the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) has been doing its part by sending Sailors to fill individual augmentee (IA) assignments in the Middle East.
  • Naval Station Great Lakes Hosts SONS Exercise Navy NewsStand 26 Jun 2007 -- Naval, federal, state and local city officials responded to "what if" disaster scenarios at Naval Station Great Lakes during the station's first Spill of National Significance (SONS) exercise June 19-21.
  • CARAT Sailors Build Friendships in Thailand Navy NewsStand 26 Jun 2007 -- Sailors from dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and frigates USS Jarrett (FFG 33) and USS Ford (FFG 54) participated in several community improvement events June 18-23 as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2007.
  • Seabees Ease Typhoon Victims' Burden Navy NewsStand 26 Jun 2007 -- Sailors from Naval Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7, Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 1 and Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 began renovating a large bathroom and shower facility at a Typhoon Evacuation Center in Guinobatan on June 21.
  • U.S., Thai Navy Divers Test Knowledge, Skills During CARAT Navy NewsStand 26 Jun 2007 -- U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) divers participated in manned chamber operations training June 22 using the Cowan Transportable Recompression Chamber System (TRCS) -- a valuable tool that could save a diver's life.
  • Fleet Surgical Team 1 Begins Philippine Portion of Pacific Partnership Navy NewsStand 26 Jun 2007 -- Members of the San Diego-based Fleet Surgical Team (FST) 1 began treating patients from the Bicol Region of the Philippines on June 22 in support of Pacific Partnership.
  • Rural Salvadorans Receive Free Medical Care from U.S. Military Washington File 26 Jun 2007 -- Medical training exercise provides consultations, medications to rural poor
  • Predators reach quarter-million flight hours AFPN 26 Jun 2007 -- Airmen from the 11th Reconnaissance Squadron flew an MQ-1 Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle past the 250,000 flying hour milestone marking the historic milestone with a ceremony June 22 at Creech Air Force Base.
  • Bataan Enjoys Port Visit in Spain Navy NewsStand 26 Jun 2007 -- Sailors and Marines aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) made a port visit to Rota on June 14-20, before heading toward home after a six-month deployment.
  • Russia Warns NATO Against Unilateral Security Steps RFE/RL 26 Jun 2007 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned NATO against unilateral steps that would compromise Russia's national security.
  • NATO hopes Russia remains in CFE treaty RIA Novosti 26 Jun 2007 -- NATO hopes Russia will not quit the Conventional Forces in Europe treaty, the alliance's secretary general told journalists Tuesday.
  • Russia links its cooperation with NATO to bloc's reform RIA Novosti 26 Jun 2007 -- Russia's foreign minister said Tuesday the country will be building its cooperation with NATO with an eye to the trans-Atlantic alliance's internal reforms.
  • Lavrov Warns NATO Against Compromising Russia's Security VOA 26 Jun 2007 -- Moscow is warning NATO not to adopt policies that increase European security at the expense of Russia
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 26 Jun 2007
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 26 Jun 2007

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