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13 July 2007 Military News

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  • Mr. Geren Becomes 20th Secretary of the Army Army News Release 13 Jul 2007 -- Mr. Pete Geren became the 20th Secretary of the Army here today, following his nomination by President George W. Bush and confirmation by the United States Senate.
  • DoD Announces Certification of WMD-CST Team for South Dakota 13 Jul 2007 -- The Department of Defense (DoD) notified Congress today that the Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD-CST) of the South Dakota National Guard is now certified.
  • Airborne Laser Successfully Targets Simulated Missile in Flight Missile Defense Agency 13 Jul 2007 -- Lieutenant General Henry "Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency director, announced today that the Airborne Laser (ABL) program has reached another significant development milestone by successfully completing its first of two Low Power System Integration-Active Flight Test knowledge points
  • Seabee Equipment Delivered to Sao Tome Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2007 -- Military Sealift Command-contracted cargo ship CEC Endeavor began off-loading U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 equipment in the West African island nation of Sao Tome and Principe on July 13.
  • Stavridis Pleased with Work of Guantanamo Troops Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2007 -- The commander of U.S. Southern Command visited Joint Task Force (JTF) Guantanamo on July 9 where he was pleased to see projects underway to improve detainee and migrant operations here.
  • Patriot Sailors Expect Success Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2007 -- USS Patriot (MCM 7) Sailors began a short term Ship's Restricted Availability (SRA) maintenance period July 2.
  • Lewis Takes the Helm of USS Houston Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2007 -- Continued excellence was the theme of the day as Cmdr. John Zavadil was relieved by Cmdr. Michael Lewis as commanding officer of the USS Houston (SSN 713) on July 6.
  • Guantanamo's Naval Hospital and Joint Medical Group Changes Leadership Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2007 -- Navy Capt. Ronald L. Sollock handed over command of U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo and Joint Medical Group, Joint Task Force - Guantanamo, to Navy Capt. Bruce C. Meneley in a ceremony held at the Bayview Club here July 6.
  • Air Force chief of staff initiates MQ-1 Predator plus-up AFPN 13 Jul 2007 -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley is accelerating delivery of the Defense Department's December 2009 goal of 21 daily MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle combat air patrols, or CAPs, by one year.
  • Team GW Meets Mast Milestone Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2007 -- USS George Washington (CVN 73) (GW) Sailors completed a key milestone June 21 during its Planned Incremental Availability plus Docking at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) when contractors returned ownership of the ship's main mast to the crew.
  • Air Guard opens new combat training runway AFPN 13 Jul 2007 -- It's a 3,500-foot-long stretch of cement with a few hundred feet added on, just in case. That's not much space on which to safely land a heavily loaded, half-million pound cargo plane, but officials here say it's the perfect runway for Mississippi Air National Guard pilots to train on.
  • AFIT students conduct payload testing for space shuttle AFPN 13 Jul 2007 -- An upcoming space shuttle mission is going to feature a flight hardware experiment designed by Air Force Institute of Technology students from the graduate school of engineering and management's department of aeronautics and astronautics.
  • Missile deactivation begins at Malmstrom AFPN 13 Jul 2007 -- The first Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was removed from a launch facility near Brady, Mont., July 12 as a result of the order to begin missile deactivation activities here.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 13 Jul 2007
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 13 Jul 2007

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  • Proposal to reduce Russia's role in UN inappropriate-FM RIA Novosti 13 Jul 2007 -- The Russian foreign minister dismissed remarks by a UN envoy Friday as inappropriate suggesting Russia's role at the UN Security Council should be reduced over its hard line against Western states' Kosovo plan.

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