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12 July 2007 Military News

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  • Army Fills 100% of Requests for Equipment from Seven Key States and Three Territories this Hurricane Season Army News Release 12 Jul 2007 -- The Department of the Army announced today, July 12, the completion of the provision of nearly 2,600 pieces of equipment requested by seven states and three territories in hurricane-prone areas of the United States in anticipation of possible needs this storm season
  • AFRICOM Chief Nominated for Unique New Command Washington File 12 Jul 2007 -- General William E. Ward, an Army officer, is President Bush's choice to be the first chief of the new U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), which will coordinate U.S. government support for nations across the continent.
  • Airmen hold munitions exercise at Kunsan AFPN 12 Jul 2007 -- Airmen from across the Air Force are participating in the annual Combat Ammunition Production Exercise July 10 through 13 here.
  • Kadena prepares for typhoon AFPN 12 Jul 2007 -- Kadena Air Base members are bracing for Typhoon Man-Yi as its current path will pass over Okinawa, base weather officials said.
  • Defense Logistics Agency helps keep A-10s flying AFPN 12 Jul 2007 -- Defense Logistics Agency members and the Defense Supply Center Richmond responded to a fast suspense request from Air Force officials for critical A-10 Thunderbolt II wing fittings to help keep the planes operational.
  • Coalition Ships Assist Distressed Vessel in Gulf of Oman Navy NewsStand 12 Jul 2007 -- Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ship Suzunami and Pakistani ship Tippu Sultan provided assistance to a vessel in distress in the Gulf of Oman July 12 while supporting coalition maritime operations in the 5th Fleet area of operations.
  • Hurricane Katrina Repairs Continue at NAS-JRB New Orleans Navy NewsStand 12 Jul 2007 -- The Navy is continuing to make repairs and improvements on Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base (NAS-JRB) New Orleans. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $56.9 million contract July 3 to Broadmoor L.L.C. of Metairie, La., for the design and construction of six projects on the base.
  • Mobility team answers call for critically injured Soldiers AFPN 12 Jul 2007 -- Airmen of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing turned a typical transport mission into a lifesaving effort for a critically injured Soldier where time was of the essence and there was no room for error.
  • Advance Coordination Team Smooths Way for Comfort Mission Navy NewsStand 12 Jul 2007 -- As crew members of Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) focused on the last two days of operations in Guatemala, a small team of three crew members were heading toward the airport in for a flight to Panama.
  • Aloha and Farewell USS Buffalo Navy NewsStand 12 Jul 2007 -- Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Buffalo (SSN 715) and her crew departed Naval Station Pearl Harbor permanently July 8 for her new homeport at Naval Base Guam.
  • Task Group 40.0 Prepares for the Second Phase of POA 2007 Navy NewsStand 12 Jul 2007 -- Task Group 40.0 successfully ended the first phase of its Partnership of the Americas (POA) 2007 deployment after circumnavigating South America while conducting numerous exercises at sea and various port visits.
  • "Big E" Conducts MISSILEX Navy NewsStand 12 Jul 2007 -- USS Enterprise (CVN 65) (Big E) successfully conducted a NATO Sea Sparrow Missile (NSSMS) Exercise (MISSILEX) on July 10 while operating off the East Coast of the United States.
  • Ceremony Held for First Completed Berthing During Vinson's RCOH Navy NewsStand 12 Jul 2007 -- ribbon cutting ceremony was held on board USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) June 29, to commemorate the completion of the first refurbished berthing space aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.
  • Blesch assumes command of LOGSU 2 Navy NewsStand 12 Jul 2007 -- Cmdr. Patrick Blesch assumed command of Naval Special Warfare Group 2's Logistics Support Unit (LOGSU 2) from Cmdr. Robert Gantt during a ceremony at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va., on July 2.
  • Kansas, Iowa Guard Continue Kansas Flood Assistance AFPS 12 Jul 2007 -- Kansas and Iowa National Guard members are providing assistance to several Kansas communities recovering from the effects of recent record rains and flooding, a state of Kansas official said today.
  • Another train with Russian military hardware leaves Batumi base RIA Novosti 12 Jul 2007 -- A train carrying military equipment 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, a Russian military official said.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 12 Jul 2007

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