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09 July 2007 Military News

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  • Airborne Laser Completes Successful Fire Control Loop for Missile Engagement Sequence Missile Defense Agency 09 Jul 2007 -- Lt. General Henry A. "Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency director, announced today the successful completion of the basic steps required to complete a fire control loop (sequence of events) to engage a boosting ballistic missile for the Airborne Laser (ABL) aircraft during flight tests conducted on June 29, 2007.
  • Navy Admiral Takes Helm of U.S. Special Ops Command AFPS 09 Jul 2007 -- Adm. Eric T. Olson became the first Navy SEAL to command U.S. Special Operations Command during a ceremony here today.
  • China Pursues U.S. Military Ties More Slowly Than Hoped, Official Says AFPS 09 Jul 2007 -- China is following up on its stated interest in closer military ties with the United States but not as quickly or completely as initially hoped, an outgoing senior defense official said.
  • NMITC Readies Troops for Deployment Navy NewsStand 09 Jul 2007 -- Supporting the need for intelligence collection efforts to aid troops in the global war on terrorism, the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center (NMITC) is answering the call by providing two tactical courses to Sailors and Marines.
  • U.S. Naval Forces Arrive for Combined Training During CARAT Navy NewsStand 09 Jul 2007 -- The U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps are sharing capabilities and maritime expertise ashore, afloat and in the air with Royal Malaysian armed forces during the third phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) which kicked off July 3.
  • U.S. and Australian Engineers Fabricate Part for HMAS Tobruk on board ESSEX Navy NewsStand 09 Jul 2007 -- During Talisman Saber 2007, hull technicians from USS Essex (LHD 2) worked with Australian Heavy Landing Ship HMAS Tobruk (LSH 50) when fabricating a replacement part for the high-pressure (HP) air compressor required to start Tobruk's main propulsion diesel engines June 29.
  • Australian-U.S. Expeditionary Forces Complete Talisman Saber 2007 Navy NewsStand 09 Jul 2007 -- Highlighted by a dynamic scheme of maneuvers and elevated command and control, Talisman Saber 2007 expeditionary forces noted professional relationships as the cornerstone for this year's exercise, which officially concluded July 3.
  • Task Group 40.0 Departs Callao Navy NewsStand 09 Jul 2007 -- Partnership of the Americas (POA) Task Group 40.0 departed Callao July 6, after completing a port visit to experience local culture and interact with partner nations.
  • CARAT Sailors Stretch Their Legs in Malaysia Navy NewsStand 09 Jul 2007 -- Sailors from dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), guided-missile frigates USS Ford (FFG 54) and USS Jarrett (FFG 33) and the Royal Malaysian Navy made friends at Kebangsaan Teluk Kalong elementary school July 3, as a part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2007.
  • Mitscher Provides Help to Community in Peru Navy NewsStand 09 Jul 2007 -- Twenty-one Sailors from USS Mitscher (DDG 57) participated in a community relations project at the Virgen de Fatima Church during a port visit in Callao, Peru July 5.
  • Cooperative Archer military exercise begins in Georgia RIA Novosti 09 Jul 2007 -- A multinational military exercise under NATO's Partnership for Peace Program (PPP) opened Monday in Georgia, the country's Defense Ministry said Monday.
  • U.S. missile shield plans affect Asia - Russian FM RIA Novosti 09 Jul 2007 -- U.S. plans to deploy missile defenses in Central Europe may affect the situation in Asia, the Russian foreign minister said Monday.
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 09 Jul 2007
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 09 Jul 2007

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