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15 August 2007 Military News

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  • Navy Embarks on a Warehousing and Storage GSIP Navy NewsStand 15 Aug 2007 -- The Navy has embarked on an ambitious global shore infrastructure plan (GSIP) footprint reduction initiative in support of the CNO's target of a 30 million square feet reduction by 2013.
  • Hickam Airmen conduct 4-ship airdrop training AFPN 15 Aug 2007 -- Four C-17 Globemaster III aircrews from the 535th Airlift squadron conducted multi-element airdrop training over the Kahuku training range Aug. 13 here allowing aircrew members to maintain currency while increasing proficiency and capability.
  • Exercise Valiant Shield wraps up AFPN 15 Aug 2007 -- Exercise Valiant Shield 2007, the largest exercise of its kind in the Pacific, wrapped up eight days of flying operations Aug.13.
  • Lessons From Horn of Africa to Apply in Africa Command AFPS 15 Aug 2007 -- As the war on terrorism moves forward, the lessons of U.S. operations in the Horn of Africa will resonate around the Defense Department and the government, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here yesterday.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $15 Million To Continue Supporting the Excalibur Production Program General Dynamics 15 Aug 2007 -- General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was recently awarded $15 million for Hi-G 4-Axis Control Actuator Systems as part of its continuing support of Raytheon's Excalibur (XM982) Block 1a production program
  • JCSSG Completes Exercise Valiant Shield 2007 Navy NewsStand 15 Aug 2007 -- The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSSG) successfully wrapped up Exercise Valiant Shield 2007 while operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Aug. 14.
  • MDSU-2 Chief Selectees Aid I-35 Recovery Navy NewsStand 15 Aug 2007 -- While working at the site of the I-35 bridge collapse, three first class Navy Divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 learned they were selected for chief petty officer Aug. 8.
  • Tortuga Trains for ULTRA E Navy NewsStand 15 Aug 2007 -- The crew of the dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) conducted a main space fire drill on Aug. 8 in preparation for a Unit Level Training Assessment, Engineering (ULTRA E).
  • Comfort Completes First Half of Mission Navy NewsStand 15 Aug 2007 -- Personnel deployed with hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) hit the halfway mark of their four-month humanitarian deployment while setting up for medical operations in Ecuador Aug. 15.
  • Paul Hamilton Excels in Valiant Shield 2007 Navy NewsStand 15 Aug 2007 -- USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) began participating in Exercise Valiant Shield 2007 in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Aug. 9.
  • CVW-9 Flies Sorties in Large-Scale Joint Exercise Navy NewsStand 15 Aug 2007 -- As part of Exercise Valiant Shield 2007, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, embarked aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), has been flying sorties and participating in air operations with components of the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps in a large-scale exercise in the Guam operating area.
  • Preble, HSL-45 Team Up for Valiant Shield Navy NewsStand 15 Aug 2007 -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) and embarked Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Squadron (HSL) 45 Det. 1, the "Wolfpack," have been working together for more than a year; two commands integrated to complete a unified mission.
  • Central Asia: Summit Shows Growing Interest In Shanghai Cooperation Organization RFE/RL 15 Aug 2007 -- The presidents of the six members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan will meet outside the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, on August 16 for their annual summit.
  • Russian Armed Forces to adopt new communications system by 2015 RIA Novosti 15 Aug 2007 -- Russia's Armed Forces will begin using new-generation command and communications systems by 2015, a first deputy prime minister said Wednesday.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 15 Aug 2007
  • Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 15 Aug 2007

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