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28 September 2007 Military News

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  • Missile Defense Exercise and Flight Test Successfully Completed Missile Defense Agency 28 Sep 2007 -- The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announced today it has completed an important exercise and flight test involving a successful intercept by a ground-based interceptor missile designed to protect the United States against a limited long-range ballistic missile attack
  • Detainee Transfer Announced 28 Sep 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of one detainee from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Mauritania
  • Army Shows Congress FCS 'Spin-out' Technologies Army News 28 Sep 2007 -- Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. showed members of Congress equipment now being used in Iraq that incorporates technologies developed under the Future Combat Systems program.
  • GTMO Runway Project Completed on Schedule Navy NewsStand 28 Sep 2007 -- Naval Station (NAVSTA) Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), Naval Facilities Command Southeast (NAVFAC-SE) and Knik Construction personnel completed a runway resurfacing project Sept. 21 at the Guantanamo Bay Leeward Air Terminal.
  • Boxer Begins Post-Deployment Maintenance Period Navy NewsStand 28 Sep 2007 -- USS Boxer (LHD 4) began its Phased Maintenance Availability (PMA) period Sept. 12 to prepare the ship for future operations by upgrading systems and conducting general repairs and upkeep throughout the ship.
  • Global Fleet Station Hosts Jamaican Prime Minister Navy NewsStand 28 Sep 2007 -- The pilot Global Fleet Station (GFS) hosted the newly elected Prime Minster of Jamaica during a commemoration of its visit to Jamaica, Sept. 22.
  • USS Emory S. Land to Depart La Maddalena Navy NewsStand 28 Sep 2007 -- As part of a previously scheduled homeport shift, the USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) will permanently depart La Maddalena, as early as Sept. 29.
  • 7th Fleet, Strike Group Commanders Visit Essex Navy NewsStand 28 Sep 2007 -- Vice Adm. Doug Crowder, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet (C7F), and Rear Adm. Carol Pottenger, commander, U.S. Amphibious Force 7th Fleet visited USS Essex (LHD 2), Sept. 26, to meet with Essex's leadership and hold a question-and-answer session with department heads and senior enlisted leaders.
  • U.S. Africa Command Will Enhance Local Skills, Problem Solving Washington File 28 Sep 2007 -- The new U.S. regional military command for Africa (AFRICOM) will have a distinctly different mission from its sister commands: it will focus on helping African militaries handle conflict and implement African solutions through military expertise and knowledge shared on the continent.
  • Aerial intercept training prepares warfighters AFPN 28 Sep 2007 -- F-16 Fighting Falcon crews practiced rapid response situations during aerial intercept training held Sept. 24 at Andersen Air Force Base.
  • F-22 performs first drop of small diameter bomb AFPN 28 Sep 2007 -- The F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force staff conducted the first airborne separation of a small diameter bomb from the internal weapons bay of an F-22 during a September test mission here.
  • Session advances Tinker efforts to realign supply processes AFPN 28 Sep 2007 -- In preparation for the transition of part of the 776th Maintenance Support Squadron here to the Defense Logistics Agency in February 2008, Air Force and DLA officials conducted a kickoff session here in mid-September.
  • Gen. Chilton confirmed to head USSTRATCOM AFPN 28 Sep 2007 -- The commander of Air Force Space Command received Senate confirmation Sept. 28 to be the new commander of U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
  • Data shared across systems, services, intel communities AFPN 28 Sep 2007 -- By providing interoperability among 19 systems, four security domains, four networks, six countries and three continents, members of the Electronic Systems Center here recently demonstrated a level of connectivity some previously thought impossible.
  • Senate Confirms Nominees to Four Defense Posts AFPS 28 Sep 2007 -- The U.S. Senate voted this morning to confirm four senior military officers to serve as the next the chief of naval operations and commanders of U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Strategic Command and U.S. Joint Forces Command.
  • Military, Civilian Officials Urge Accession to Law of Sea Treaty AFPS 28 Sep 2007 -- Defense Department civilian and military leaders urged the Senate to ratify the United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea.
  • USS Pearl Harbor Comes Home Navy NewsStand 28 Sep 2007 -- USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) returned home to San Diego Sept. 26 after a six-month deployment to Central and South America in support of Partnership of the Americas 2007.
  • PSNS & IMF Laboratory First to Receive ISO Accreditation Navy NewsStand 28 Sep 2007 -- Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility's (PSNS & IMF) Laboratory Division (Code 134), responsible for chemical and materials analysis, became the first Naval Shipyard Laboratory to be fully accredited under the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Laboratory Quality Accreditation Office (LQAO).
  • Russia and U.S start joint naval exercise in the Amur Gulf RIA Novosti 28 Sep 2007 -- The joint Russian-U.S. naval exercise Pacific Eagle 2007 started on Friday in the Amur Gulf, near Vladivostok, the Pacific Fleet press office announced.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 28 Sep 2007
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 28 Sep 2007

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