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12 September 2007 Military News

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  • FOX News says top U.S. officials pushing for Iran strike RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2007 -- United States military officials and weapons experts are advising the leadership to drop diplomacy with Iran over its nuclear program, and prepare for military action, FOX News reported.
  • Terror Suspect Transferred To Guantanamo 12 Sep 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of a dangerous terror suspect to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
  • NECC Introduces Next Level VBSS Capability Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2007 -- On the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, active duty and reserve Sailors with the various commands of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) continued their training exercise at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown Cheatham Annex, Va.
  • Deployed HM-14 Det Makes Mission First on Labor Day, Gets Special Visit Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2007 -- Instead of spending Labor Day with a barbecue, family and friends, Sailors of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 Det. 1 spent the American holiday ensuring their helicopters were mission ready, and they received a special visit.
  • Harpers Ferry Completes ISIC-led ULTRA-S Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2007 -- The dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 9) successfully completed a three-day evaluation, Unit Level Training Assessment-Sustainment (ULTRA-S) conducted by the Immediate Superior in Charge (ISIC) Sept. 3, while on a multi-month deployment in the Western Pacific.
  • USS Jarret Returns Home Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2007 -- USS Jarret (FFG 33) returned home to Naval Station San Diego on Sept. 11, after a five-month deployment supporting multinational training with armed forces from Asia.
  • Expeditionary maintenance group gets fuel flying AFPN 12 Sep 2007 -- With jet fuel burning and the ramp radiating heat, another KC-135 Stratotanker is launched from Manas Air Base to support coalition aircraft over Afghanistan.
  • AEF Operations begins move to Air Force Personnel Center AFPN 12 Sep 2007 -- The Air Force Personnel Center here recently earned an initial operating capability for an Air and Space Expeditionary Force systems migration.
  • Bush Nominates Mattis to Lead U.S. Joint Forces Command AFPS 12 Sep 2007 -- President Bush has nominated Marine Lt. Gen. James N. Mattis to receive his fourth star and to lead U.S. Joint Forces Command, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced yesterday.
  • USS John L. Hall, USS Elrod Take Advantage of Opportunities En Route to Neptune Warrior Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2007 -- Six ships led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (COMDESRON) 22 left the east coast Sept. 4 to participate with naval forces from Denmark, France, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, and the United Kingdom in Neptune Warrior.
  • Battle Cats Return to NASNI Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2007 -- Sailors from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 43 Det. 3 returned to Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) in San Diego on Sept. 11, after a four-and-a-half month deployment operating with countries in Southeast Asia.
  • Hollywood Effects Prepare Sailors for Deployment Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2007 -- Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) introduced a new aspect of combat life-saving training to many predeploying Sailors during the two-week NECC-centric exercise Comet '07, which ended Sept. 13.
  • Carl Vinson Sailors Travel to Canada to Test Shipboard Waste Disposal System Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2007 -- Fourteen USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Sailors returned from a 60-day trip to Montreal, Canada Aug. 30, where they tested, operated, maintained, and evaluated the Plasma Arc Waste Destruction System (PAWDS).
  • Mobile Damage Control Facility Comes to USS Carl Vinson Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2007 -- USS Carl Vinson's (CVN 70) Engineering Department hosted the "War Wagon" damage control training facility Sept. 4-12 at Huntington Hall in Newport News to enhance the crew's damage control readiness as they prepare to move aboard next year.
  • CJTF-HOA Co-hosts Maritime Security Conference in Kenya Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2007 -- Nearly 150 military and civilian personnel representing the maritime safety and security sectors of regional governments came together Sept. 4-7 to attend the 2nd annual East Africa and Southwest Indian Ocean (EASWIO) Maritime Security Conference and Port Security Seminar in Mombasa, Kenya.
  • Commander Task Group 152 Completes Focused Ops Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2007 -- Commander, Task Group (CTG) 152 completed focused operations in the Central Persian Gulf Sept. 7 to increase awareness amongst regional mariners of the coalition efforts to help maintain security and stability in the region.
  • USNS Lewis and Clark Lives Up To Namesake Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2007 -- USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) delivered supplies to coalition ships operating in the Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR) Sept. 6-12.
  • USS Cleveland Participates in Composite Unit Training Exercise Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2007 -- The amphibious transport dock USS Cleveland (LPD 7) and embarked Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Naval Station San Diego Sept. 7 to participate in the USS Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group's (ESG) Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).
  • USS Mitscher Sailors Conduct Weapons Qualifications in Guantanamo Bay Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2007 -- Sailors stationed onboard USS Mitscher (DDG 57) participated in a weapons qualification range Sept. 10 at U.S. Naval Station (NAVSTA) Guantanamo Bay (GTMO).
  • Chilean Submarine Simpson Arrives at Point Loma Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2007 -- Chilean Submarine (CS) Simpson (SS-21) arrived at Naval Base Point Loma on Sept. 10, to take part in the Diesel Electric Submarine Initiative (DESI) with the U.S. Navy.
  • Halsey Earns ESWS Pennant Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2007 -- USS Halsey (DDG 97) earned the Silver Surface Warfare Excellence Pennant Aug. 31 after achieving 100-percent Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) qualification by enlisted personnel in pay grades E-5 through E-9.
  • Patriot's Senior Enlisted Exchange Command Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2007 -- The Senior Enlisted Advisor (SEA) of Mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) turned over his leadership role on Sept. 7.
  • IKE Receives Multiple Awards Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2007 -- The crew of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike)(CVN 69) took part in an highly anticipated awards ceremony this week, where the ship received the Battenberg Cup, the Battle Efficiency Award and both the Enlisted Surface and Aviation Warfare Pennants Sept. 10.
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 12 Sep 2007
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 12 Sep 2007

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