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25 July 2007 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Wanted: Wearable Power System, Batteries Included AFPS 25 Jul 2007 -- The Defense Department is offering $1 million to the person who invents a way for servicemembers to take a load off.
  • Germantown Assists Vessel in Distress Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2007 -- Like any Navy ship, the USS Germantown (LSD 42) conducts drill after drill to prepare for emergency situations.
  • With Seabee Help, Water Flows Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2007 -- Sailors from Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 202 attached to the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) began repair and restoration of the water system at the 15 de Julio Health Care Center in Chinandega on July 20.
  • Air Force NSPS update released AFPN 25 Jul 2007 -- The Air Force has deployed more than 39,000 employees to the National Security Personnel System. When fully implemented, NSPS will cover more than 128,000 Air Force employees and affect civilian employees, civilian supervisors and military members who supervise civilian employees.
  • Planners keep Rodeo 2007 aircraft flying AFPN 25 Jul 2007 -- On a gray Pacific Northwest morning in the middle of July, McChord Air Force Base resembled a European airfield at the height of the Berlin Airlift.
  • International officers observe Red Flag-Alaska AFPN 25 Jul 2007 -- Eighteen senior military leaders from nations across the globe converged in Alaska to see first-hand the training capabilities offered through Red Flag-Alaska exercises.
  • Commission Urges Improvements to Servicemembers' Care AFPS 25 Jul 2007 -- A commission tasked to fix problems with wounded servicemembers' care today presented a 29-page proposal to President Bush that suggests overhauling the disability-rating system and urges more attention be paid to returning Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans suffering from brain injuries.
  • Keating: Pacific Rim Enjoys Widespread Peace, Stability AFPS 25 Jul 2007 -- Pacific Rim nations are enjoying peace, wealth and stability made possible by free-market economic forces, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command said here yesterday.
  • Drilling Wells, Building Schools in the Horn of Africa Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2007 -- A detachment of Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 have been deployed to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) area of operation since Feb. 5, conducting well-drilling operations, school-building projects and other quality of life projects throughout East Africa.
  • First Maritime Force Protection Unit is Commissioned at Kings Bay Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2007 -- The U.S. Coast Guard commissioned the Maritime Force Protection Unit (MFPU) July 24 at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.
  • Kitty Hawk Bids Australia Farewell as Brisbane Port Visit Concludes Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2007 -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 left Brisbane, Australia, after a four-day port visit July 23, marking the carrier's last visit to Australia.
  • USNS Comfort Provides Veterinary Care for Nicaragua Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2007 -- The veterinary team aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) provided services to more than 1,200 cattle, horses, pigs, and dogs at seven ranches in the Chinandega region of Nicaragua from July 20 to 23 as part of Comfort's ongoing humanitarian mission.
  • Bulkeley Recognized as Top in Combat Readiness Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2007 -- Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen announced the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) as the winner of the calendar year 2005 and 2006 USS Arizona Memorial Trophy Winner in a message delivered to the fleet July 12.
  • USS Pearl Harbor Departs Panama Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2007 -- USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) completed a 10-day port visit to Vasco Nunez de Balboa and departed Panama on July 20 to begin the second phase of its Partnership of the Americas (POA) 2007 deployment.
  • Army's Land Warrior System Increases Soldiers' Combat Capabilities Army News 25 Jul 2007 -- Soldiers from Fort Lewis, Wash., who have been using the Land Warrior and Mounted Warrior systems in Iraq for the last two months, report that these "great tools" have surpassed their expectations.
  • Deputy Commander Joint Force Command Naples Visits 'Big E' Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2007 -- USS Enterprise (CVN 65) (Big E) hosted the Deputy Commander Joint Force Command Naples, Air Marshal Sir G.A. "Dusty" Miller, British Royal Air Force, on board for a firsthand look at the sea and air power of Big E and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 while conducting flight operations in the Mediterranean on July 22.
  • Rafales Trap Aboard Big E Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2007 -- USS Enterprise (CVN 65) (Big E) was a part of history July 23, when two French multi-role combat fighter Rafale M aircraft trapped and launched aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier for the first time.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 25 Jul 2007
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 25 Jul 2007

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  • Turkey: Ruling Party's Victory A Boost To Black Sea Stability? RFE/RL 25 Jul 2007 -- As Turkish citizens ponder what the Justice and Development Party's easy win in Turkey's recent parliamentary elections means for their future, citizens of neighboring countries are watching developments in Ankara with great interest.

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