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01 October 2007 Military News

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  • President Bush Welcomes New Military Advisor VOA 01 Oct 2007 -- President Bush has taken part in a military ceremony honoring the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and welcoming his replacement
  • Mullen Becomes Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff AFPS 01 Oct 2007 -- Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen took the helm today as the 17th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, vowing to work to give servicemembers "clear direction, outstanding equipment and focused policies" to accomplish current missions and prepare for future ones.
  • New Chairman Thanks Troops, Families for Service, Sacrifice AFPS 01 Oct 2007 -- The military's new top officer thanked troops and their families for their service and sacrifice, and he told them their efforts are "vital" to national security interests.
  • Pace Calls for Reasoned Discourse to Advance U.S. Democracy AFPS 01 Oct 2007 -- Reasoned discourse allows American democracy to grow and flourish, but some people seem more intent on spewing personal venom than in finding solutions, Marine Gen. Peter Pace said here today as he retired from the Marine Corps after more than 40 years of service.
  • Bush, Gates Praise Outgoing Chairman AFPS 01 Oct 2007 -- President Bush and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today praised retiring Marine Gen. Peter Pace as a gifted leader and an advisor who used sound judgment and who spoke with candor.
  • Task force readies Eglin for F-35 mission AFPN 01 Oct 2007 -- With the next generation of fighter aircraft slated to arrive here in less than three years, the Eglin Air Force Base F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Site Activation Task Force is already working to get the base ready.
  • Navy Seabees train with Kadena RED HORSE members AFPN 01 Oct 2007 -- Navy Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7 "crossed into the blue" and worked with Airmen during a joint-training exercise held Sept. 24 to 26 at Kadena Air Base.
  • FOL Manta firefighters assist local firefighters AFPN 01 Oct 2007 -- Members of the Forward Operating Location Manta Fire Department and medical team responded to a fishing boat fire Sept. 26 here at the request of the local authorities.
  • New System Recognizes Officers' Joint Experience Army News 01 Oct 2007 -- Active-duty officers aspiring to the rank of brigadier general now have two ways to earn points toward becoming a Joint Qualified Officer.
  • USAREUR Policy Changes Ensure Same-Day Service for New Arrivals Army News 01 Oct 2007 -- Soldiers and their Family members arriving for assignments in U.S. Army Europe will no longer have to wait days to reach their final destinations.
  • Comfort Departs Guyana, Heads for Suriname Navy NewsStand 01 Oct 2007 -- Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Guyana Oct. 1 after a week of humanitarian operations in the country.
  • USS Nashville Hosts Ship-to-Shore Operations Exercise Navy NewsStand 01 Oct 2007 -- Sailors and Marines aboard USS Nashville (LPD 13), assigned to the Nassau Strike Group (NASSG), successfully played out their ship-to-shore operations duty Sept. 25 as part of Exercise Expeditionary Strike Group Integration exercise (ESGINT) while operating in Onslow Bay, N.C.
  • COMUSNAVCENT Visits Turkmenistan Navy NewsStand 01 Oct 2007 -- Vice Adm. Kevin J. Cosgriff, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/ U.S. 5th Fleet, concluded a visit to Turkmenistan Sept. 28 to discuss opportunities for future U.S. engagement in the Caspian Sea region.
  • Comfort Arrives in Suriname, Last Stop on Mission Navy NewsStand 01 Oct 2007 -- After seeing and treating patients in 11 countries, the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in the port of Paramaribo, Oct. 1, for the last stop on its four-month humanitarian assistance deployment.
  • Shadowhawks Return to Whidbey Island Navy NewsStand 01 Oct 2007 -- Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141, the "Shadowhawks," returned to their homeport, Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island.
  • Hypersonic vehicle completes inaugural flight AFPN 01 Oct 2007 -- A hypersonic vehicle comprised of five innovative payloads accomplished a successful, six-minute flight during its initial mission Sept. 20 here.
  • New DoD Predatory Lending Regulation Takes Effect 01 Oct 2007 -- The Department of Defense today put into effect a new regulation that protects service members and their families from high-cost, short-term loans.
  • Comfort Completes Mission in Guyana Navy NewsStand 01 Oct 2007 -- A closing ceremony commemorating hospital ship USNS Comfort's (T-AH 20) completed mission at the Project DAWN Health Care Center in Guyana, was held Sept. 30.
  • PACE cancels U.S. missile shield debate RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2007 -- The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has cancelled a debate on U.S.' plans to deploy missile shield elements in Central Europe, fiercely opposed by Russia.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 01 Oct 2007
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 01 Oct 2007

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