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26 September 2007 Military News

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  • Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Press Secretary Geoff Morrell from the Pentagon 26 Sep 2007 -- Presenter: Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell
  • Gates Seeks $190 Billion More for Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan VOA 26 Sep 2007 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has asked Congress to approve nearly $190 billion more in funding for the military missions in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Bush to Ask for $42 Billion for War Operations AFPS 26 Sep 2007 -- President Bush will ask Congress for another $42 billion to fund operations in the war on terror in fiscal 2008, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the Senate Appropriations Committee today.
  • Additional Pentagon Budget Request Reflects Petraeus' Recommendations AFPS 26 Sep 2007 -- The additional budget request for the war on terror that Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will present to Congress today reflects troop-level recommendations made by the senior U.S. commander in Iraq, a Pentagon spokesman said today.
  • Army Leaders Urge Congressional Support to Meet Current, Future Demands AFPS 26 Sep 2007 -- The Army, stressed and stretched by six years of conflict, needs continued and uninterrupted support and resourcing to maintain its current operational levels while preparing for the future, its top civilian and military leaders told Congress today.
  • Military-Diplomatic Relationship as Critical in Pacific as Middle East AFPS 26 Sep 2007 -- With a big emphasis in Iraq on getting diplomatic and economic progress to catch up with security progress, officials here say U.S. military-diplomatic cooperation is just as important here, half a world away in the Pacific.
  • John Paul Jones Proves Battle-Ready During ULTRA-S Plus Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) completed a two-week evaluation called Unit Level Training Assessment-Sustainment Plus, known as "ULTRA-S PLUS" Sept. 8-22.
  • Peleliu Returns Home Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- USS Peleliu (LHA 5) returned to its homeport of San Diego following their four-month Pacific Partnership 2007 deployment Sept. 20.
  • USS Gary Returns to San Diego After 8 Years in Japan Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) returned home to Naval Base San Diego Sept. 10, after being forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan for eight years.
  • JPAC Concludes Month Deployment to Sicily Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- Members of the Joint Prisoner of War (POW)/Missing in Action (MIA) Accounting Command (JPAC) concluded their second month-long tour of Sicily Sept. 20.
  • Navy and Northrop Grumman Pursue Cooperative Research and Development Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division Commander Capt. Sheila Patterson signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Northrop Grumman (NG) at a signing ceremony here, Sept. 6.
  • NAS Whidbey Island Celebrates 65th Birthday Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island celebrated its 65th birthday at Adm. Nimitz Hall, the base galley, Sept. 21.
  • Carrier Strike Group Three Gets a New Leader Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- Rear Adm. M. Stewart O'Bryan assumes command of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3 in a change of command ceremony aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Sept. 26.
  • Beachmaster Detachment Returns from Partnership of the Americas Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- San Diego Sailors from Beachmaster Unit 1's Beach Party Team Delta returned home to family and loved ones Sept. 25, following a six-month deployment to South America as participants in Partnership of the Americas/UNITAS 2007 and Project Handclasp.
  • Patriot, Lassen Arrive in Russia for Pacific Eagle Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- USS Patriot (MCM 7) and USS Lassen (DDG 82), arrived to one of Russia's largest port cities Sept. 24 as part of a scheduled port visit and in conjunction with the bilateral exercise, Pacific Eagle, to be conducted with the Russian Federation Navy (RFN).
  • Seabees Work at Guyanese School Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- Crew members from hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) repaired facilities at the Dorothy Bailey Municipal Centre in Georgetown, Guyana, Sept. 25.
  • NSA New Orleans Test their Solid Curtain Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- Naval Support Activity (NSA) New Orleans' Security Department, assisted by their Auxiliary Security Force (ASF), participated in Exercise Solid Curtain - Citadel Shield 2007, Sept. 14-21.
  • Safeguard Transfers to Military Sealift Command Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- The rescue and salvage ship USS Safeguard was (ARS 50)decommissioned and transferred to Military Sealift Command (MSC) in a ceremony, Sept. 26 in Sasebo.
  • NATO Returns to Battle Creek for Technology Training Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- Navy reservists from across the United States have been invited to attend the third Navy Information Technology training exercise at Michigan Army National Guard Distance Learning Center, Battle Creek Sept. 29-30.
  • Nimitz Crew, Tigers Depart Hawaii, Set Sail for Home Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- Sailors and Marines welcomed family and friends aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) for Tiger Cruise 2007 as the ship departed Naval Station Hawaii Sept. 24 following a two-day port visit.
  • Intel deputy highlights ISR transformation progress AFPN 26 Sep 2007 -- The transformation of Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance was among the airpower topics highlighted during the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here.
  • Air Mobility Battlelab casts a BrightEye AFPN 26 Sep 2007 -- Members of the Air Mobility Battlelab here recently demonstrated a unique lighting system that is versatile, economical and portable for U.S. expeditionary forces.
  • AMC commander cites successes, needed upgrades AFPN 26 Sep 2007 -- The commander of Air Mobility Command briefed attendees from across the globe Sept. 26 on the command's past, present and future contributions to the nation's defense during the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here.
  • AF leader addresses cyberspace defense at conference AFPN 26 Sep 2007 -- Defending air and space is what the Air Force has done admirably for 60 years, and it will protect information in the cyberspace domain in the future with the establishment of the Air Force Cyber Command.
  • Global Air Chiefs Conference hosts second air chiefs forum AFPN 26 Sep 2007 -- Air chiefs from three countries offered presentations at the second air chiefs forum held Sept. 25 as part of the Global Air Chiefs Conference in Washington.
  • Top Air Force generals address Airmen's concerns AFPN 26 Sep 2007 -- Recapitalization, creation of an Africa Command, unmanned aerial vehicles and deployed Airmen were just a few of the key issues discussed during a four-star forum at the Air Force Association 2006 Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 24.
  • Air Force leaders discuss need to control cyberspace AFPN 26 Sep 2007 -- Military and industry leaders who gathered here this week spoke about the tremendous warfighting value of controlling cyberspace, but they were just as clear about the inherent threats.
  • Navy to Unveil New Maritime Strategy AFPS 26 Sep 2007 -- The U.S. Navy will unveil a new maritime strategy next month that will address the demands of a globalizing world, a top military official said here today.
  • Plan Calls for Sweeping Changes to Mental Health Care Services AFPS 26 Sep 2007 -- Servicemembers and their families can expect sweeping changes throughout the Defense Department's mental health care services during the next year.
  • Rapid Fielding Milestone at Fort Polk Army News 26 Sep 2007 -- The Army's Program Executive-Office Soldier outfitted it's one-millionth customer with a Rapid Fielding Initiative kit here Sept. 25.
  • NSWC Port Hueneme Presents 'E-Prognostics' at Fleet Maintenance Symposium Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Port Hueneme Division's Remote Support Coordinator presented a technical white paper, "E-Prognostics" Sept. 18 at the American Society for Naval Engineers (ASNE) Fleet Maintenance Symposium 2007.
  • CNAF Reserve Holds Change of Command Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- Rear Adm. Patrick E. McGrath relieved Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Lemmons as Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) Reserve during a change of command ceremony in Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 57's hangar Sept. 22.
  • Landmark Now Site of Demolition Project Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- An original structure aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain saw its last activity, Sept. 16, when planned demolition began on Oasis, a center providing services for service members in Bahrain since 1972.
  • NAVSEA Deputy Commander of Mobilization Holds Change of Command, Retirement Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- Rear Adm. (Sel.) Michael Browne relieved Rear Adm. Paul Shebalin as Naval Sea Systems Command's (NAVSEA) Deputy Commander of Mobilization during a change of command and retirement ceremony on Sept. 14 at the Washington Navy Yard.
  • Russian-U.S. missile defense talks to be held in Moscow Oct. 12 RIA Novosti 26 Sep 2007 -- The foreign and defense ministers of Russia and the United States are set to meet on October 12 in Moscow for missile defense talks, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 26 Sep 2007

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