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27 August 2007 Military News

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  • MDA Announces Test of Multiple Kill Vehicle's Carrier Vehicle Divert and Attitude Control System Missile Defense Agency 27 Aug 2007 -- Lieutenant General Henry "Trey" Obering III, Missile Defense Agency director, announced testing of a key element of the Agency's Multiple Kill Vehicle payload system.
  • MNC-I Exceeds Retention Goal Army News 27 Aug 2007 -- Multinational Corps-Iraq retention goals for fiscal 2007 were met Aug. 15, more than six weeks ahead of schedule.
  • Coalition Exercise Focused on Improving Combat Identification Army News 27 Aug 2007 -- .S. Joint Forces Command's Joint Fires Integration and Interoperability Team will deploy with an eight-nation coalition to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and the National Training Center at Fort Irwin Calif., Sept. 7-19 to assess technologies designed to reduce friendly fire incidents and enhance combat effectiveness.
  • Gen. Casey: National Guard Vital in Long War Army News 27 Aug 2007 -- The National Guard is making a vital contribution to current wars and will continue to be integral as we enter a period of persistent conflict, the chief of staff of the Army said here Aug. 26.
  • USS George Washington Gets Underway for Sea Trials Navy NewsStand 27 Aug 2007 -- USS George Washington (GW) (CVN 73) left Norfolk Naval Shipyard on Aug. 27 and headed for sea trials.
  • Nassau ESG Conducts Group Sail Navy NewsStand 27 Aug 2007 -- The Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) set sail Aug. 24 for their first at-sea group exercise, in preparation for next year's six-month deployment.
  • Colombian Minister of Defense Visits Comfort Navy NewsStand 27 Aug 2007 -- Colombian Minister of Defense Juan Manuel Santos, toured hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) Aug. 26 while anchored off the coast of Bahia Malaga.
  • Release of Supreme Allied Commander Transformation 27 Aug 2007 -- North Atlantic Treaty Organization Defense Planning Committee member states have agreed to release Gen. Lance L. Smith as Supreme Allied Commander Transformation.
  • A-10 Thunderbolt II gets technological 'thumbs up' AFPN 27 Aug 2007 -- The precision engagement modified A-10C Thunderbolt II received its Initial Operational Capability Aug. 21 during a ceremony here.
  • Winter flights to Antarctica wrap up AFPN 27 Aug 2007 -- Airmen from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., completed the Operation Deep Freeze 2007-08 winter fly-in season when a final C-17 Globemaster III took off Aug. 25 from Pegasus White Ice Runway in Antarctica.
  • USS Mitscher Conducts Change of Command Navy NewsStand 27 Aug 2007 -- Cmdr. William P. McKinley was relieved by Cmdr. Dan Uhls as commanding officer of USS Mitscher (DDG 57) during a change of command ceremony Aug. 18 on the island of Barbados.
  • VMFA-323 Brings 2007 Successful Deployment to a Close Navy NewsStand 27 Aug 2007 -- The "Death-Rattlers" of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 323 successfully completed a seven-month deployment aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Aug. 26.
  • Navy Seabees 'Buzz' in GTMO Navy NewsStand 27 Aug 2007 -- The Public Works Department (PWD) Seabees on board Naval Station (NAVSTA) Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) have completed several projects on board NAVSTA GTMO from April 2006 to August 2007 saving the Navy more than $100,000.
  • Franklin Kentucky Native Assumes Command of Navy Destroyer Navy NewsStand 27 Aug 2007 -- Cmdr. Dan Uhls, a Franklin, Ky., native, assumed command of USS Mitscher (DDG 57) duing a change of command ceremony Aug. 17. Uhls relived Cmdr. William McKinley.
  • Torpedo Exercise Completed Aboard USS McCampbell Navy NewsStand 27 Aug 2007 -- Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and the "Warlords" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 51 based in Atsugi, Japan successfully completed a torpedo drop and recovery exercise Aug. 24 in the western Pacific Ocean.
  • Nearly 50,000 Sailors Expected to Complete Navy Leadership Coursework Navy NewsStand 27 Aug 2007 -- The Center for Naval Leadership (CNL) announced Aug. 26 that it will likely pass 50,000 course completions this year for the three leadership courses required to be advanced to E-6, E-7 and E-8.
  • Stennis Announces Return to Bremerton Navy NewsStand 27 Aug 2007 -- USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) is scheduled to arrive in its homeport of Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 31, marking the ship's return after being deployed for seven-and-a-half months.
  • SEACAT Communications Rely on CENTRIXS Navy NewsStand 27 Aug 2007 -- The Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) exercise involving equipment, vessels and personnel from six nations concluded in Singapore, Aug. 22.
  • US threatens to abandon NATO rapid reaction force IRNA 27 Aug 2007 -- The United States has drastically scaled down its military engagement in the NATO rapid reaction force and has threatened to abandon the elite troops of the western defense pact, the business daily Handelsblatt quoted NATO circles as saying Monday.
  • Russia Builds Up Its Military VOA 27 Aug 2007 -- Russia's recent resumption of strategic bomber flights is viewed by many analysts as more evidence of President Vladimir Putin's determination to build up his country's military might
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 27 Aug 2007
  • Press Gaggle by Scott Stanzel The White House 27 Aug 2007

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