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27 June 2007 Military News

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  • Missile Defense Agency Conducts Successful Interceptor "Fly-Out" Test Missile Defense Agency 27 Jun 2007 -- Lieutenant General Henry "Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency director, announced today the successful completion June 26, 2007 of an important test exercise of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System
  • U.S.-U.K. Defense Treaty Signed Washington File 27 Jun 2007 -- The United States and the United Kingdom have signed a treaty to remove bureaucratic barriers and export license requirements between the defense industries of the two allies.
  • Seabees Tackle Dirt to Keep River Flowing in Philippines Navy NewsStand 27 Jun 2007 -- Seabees from Naval Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 and Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) began clearing thousands of tons of dirt and debris from a portion of the Tagas River in the city of Tabaco June 21.
  • New Kit Keeps Deployed Soldiers Living Well Army News 27 Jun 2007 -- With the new Expeditionary Force Provider Kit, deployed Soldiers can have fully-functional living quarters ready in the field in as little as four hours.
  • Abramson Assumes Command of Shiloh Navy NewsStand 27 Jun 2007 -- Capt. Alan Abramson relieved Capt. King Dietrich as the USS Shiloh (CG 67) commanding officer during a change of command ceremony in the ship's hanger bay June 22.
  • Guardian, Patriot Make New Friends in Navy's First Port Visit to Yonaguni Navy NewsStand 27 Jun 2007 -- The Sasebo-based minesweepers, USS Guardian (MCM 5) and USS Patriot (MCM 7), made a two-day port visit to Yonaguni on June 24-26, marking the first time a Navy vessel has visited the Japanese island since the United States returned Okinawa to Japan in 1972.
  • Combined Amphibious Force Lands Troops Ashore in Talisman Saber Navy NewsStand 27 Jun 2007 -- With similar amphibious ships and landing craft working in tandem, the Talisman Saber 2007 Amphibious Task Force successfully transported nearly 2,500 ground forces from task force ships to the Shoalwater Bay Training Area on June 22.
  • Bataan Strike Group Returns to 2nd Fleet Navy NewsStand 27 Jun 2007 -- The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and elements of the Bataan Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) successfully entered the U.S. 2nd Fleet area of operations (AOO) on June 26, as the group sailed west across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Australia, U.S. Teamwork with Weather Navy NewsStand 27 Jun 2007 -- During Talisman Saber 2007, Essex Sailors integrated with Australian forces to create a combined meteorological team June 6-25, providing up-to-date charts and maps for the warfighters.
  • Innovative Pier Facility Enhances Teamwork For Carl Vinson RCOH Navy NewsStand 27 Jun 2007 -- USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is enjoying the benefits of a new and innovative aircraft carrier pier at the ship's current home at Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard where the aircraft carrier is currently at the midpoint of its scheduled Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH).
  • PHIBRON 11 at Center of U.S.-Australian Command Staff Navy NewsStand 27 Jun 2007 -- Australian and U.S. forces have formed into a single, cohesive force in Talisman Saber 2007, performing everything from amphibious landings to maintaining tactical circuits, to ensuring the Australian environment is protected.
  • A-10s get digital makeover AFPN 27 Jun 2007 -- Air Force officials are making significant changes to A-10 Thunderbolt IIs as part of the "Precision Engagement" upgrade, which changes the aircraft designation from the A-10A to the A-10C.
  • Buddy Wing Program improves communication at Kunsan AFPN 27 Jun 2007 -- Airmen of both the 35th Fighter Squadron from Kunsan Air Base and the South Korean 155th Fighter Squadron from Junwon AB are teaming up for a Buddy Wing Program exercise June 27 to 29 here.
  • Air Guard F-15 crashes during training mission AFPN 27 Jun 2007 -- Coast Guardsmen have recovered the remains of the pilot June 27 of an Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle that crashed June 26 in the Pacific Ocean approximately 35 nautical miles west of Cannon Beach, Oregon, during a training mission.
  • Poland says U.S. missile base construction may start in 2008 RIA Novosti 27 Jun 2007 -- The construction of a base for U.S. interceptor missiles in Poland could begin in February 2008, a Polish deputy foreign minister said Wednesday during talks in Washington.
  • U.S. shield risks Russia's security dialogue with EU, NATO - minister RIA Novosti 27 Jun 2007 -- U.S. plans to deploy a missile defense system in Central Europe may undermine Russia's security cooperation with the European Union and NATO, Russia's defense minister said Wednesday.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 27 Jun 2007
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 27 Jun 2007

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