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09 November 2007 Military News

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  • U.S. Ship To Host Multinational Experts off African Coast Washington File 09 Nov 2007 -- The USS Fort McHenry arrived off the coast of West Africa in November to lead an international team of experts that will train African sailors to confront the daily challenges of illegal fishing, piracy, drug trafficking and oil smuggling.
  • Secretary Wynne speaks at symposium in Las Vegas AFPN 09 Nov 2007 -- The secretary of the Air Force spoke about the past accomplishments and future plans of the Air Force to a crowd of more than 300 people during the 2007 Air and Space Leaders symposium at the Wynn Hotel and resort Nov. 8 in Las Vegas.
  • Formal training scheduling to centralize AFPN 09 Nov 2007 -- Scheduling of all Air Force-directed formal training historically accomplished by major command personnel and manpower directorates is being centralized at the Air Force Personnel Center here to streamline services and make maximum use of Air Force resources.
  • Mattis Takes JFCOM Helm at Norfolk Change of Command AFPS 09 Nov 2007 -- Marine Gen. James N. Mattis today become the new chief of U.S. Joint Forces Command during a change-of-command ceremony aboard an aircraft carrier berthed at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
  • SS Petersburg Heading for New Home Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- The Navy and Guam said goodbye to SS Petersburg (T AOT-9101) as the tanker left Delta/Echo pier on U.S. Naval Base Guam Nov. 10.
  • Nassau Strike Group Successfully Completes Force Protection Certification Exercise Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- Sailors with the Nassau Strike Group (NASSG) successfully completed its Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection certification exercise on Naval Station Norfolk Nov. 1-2 in an effort to enhance the strike group's security capabilities through training.
  • Ronald Reagan Earns Flight Deck Certification Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- The officers and crew of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) returned to homeport Nov. 9 after completing flight deck certification.
  • Gates Discusses Asian Security Challenges, Opportunities AFPS 09 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. security shield in the Pacific has improved the lives of billions of people, and the United States will remain committed to the region even as the alliance that guarantees that security changes, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told students at Sophia University here today.
  • Opportunity Now for Asia to Develop Multilateral Relationships AFPS 09 Nov 2007 -- Now is the time for Asian countries to develop multilateral relationships to deal with security challenges in the region, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during a question-and-answer period following a speech at Sophia University here today.
  • Seabees Build the Foundation of Crisis Response Exercise Ashore Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 40 of Commander Task Force (CTF) 56 built a base camp Nov. 4 in Bahrain that provided the communications headquarters for a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) exercise.
  • Communication Key During Crisis Response Exercise Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- Communications were crucial to the success of the humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) exercise held in Bahrain and the Persian Gulf Nov. 1-7.
  • FAST Marines Conduct Close-Quarters Battle Training in Yokosuka Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- Marines from the 1st Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST), 3rd Platoon honed their close-quarters battle (CQB) skills Nov. 6, by taking over an abandoned building at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka.
  • Yokosuka SAR Swimmers Train for Mission Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- Search and Rescue (SAR) swimmers from the Yokosuka area participated in fleet concentration area SAR physical training at the Seahawk Natatorium Nov. 7, on Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka.
  • Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Exercise Culminates with Mock Oil Spill Demonstration Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- U.S Navy and civilian personnel and equipment assigned to Commander, Navy Region Southwest Asia (CNRSWA) joined Commander Task Force (CTF) 59 and coalition partners Nov. 6 for a mock oil spill cleanup demonstration in the waters of Mina Salman port.
  • Harry S. Truman Conducts Replenishment at Sea Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) received more than 540,000 gallons of fuel from USNS Artic (T-AOE 8) Nov. 6 while conducting a Replenishment At Sea (RAS) evolution.
  • Bilateral Conference Plans 2008 Engagements for U.S., Brazil Navies Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- Delegates from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard met with members of the Brazilian Navy Nov. 5-6 to discuss interactions and cooperation between their navies for 2008 during the U.S. Navy and Brazilian Navy Operational Naval Committee (ONC Brazil) conference.
  • Gulf of Mexico Exercise-Full Steam Ahead for Mine Countermeasures Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- Two Mine Countermeasures (MCM) ships, several MH-53E helicopters and hundreds of Sailors trained in the Gulf of Mexico's Corpus Christi operating area through Nov. 9 for the Gulf of Mexico Exercise (GOMEX) 08-2.
  • WASP Supporting Regional Crisis Response Exercise Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- USS Wasp (LHD 1) participated in a crisis response exercise in the Persian Gulf Nov. 1-7 aimed at enhancing coalition force and regional response capabilities.
  • Logistics Play Vital Role in Crisis Response Exercise Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- Combined Task Force (CTF) 59 and other coalition logistic teams began the second phase of a crisis response exercise in the region on Nov. 1.
  • Press Gaggle by Gordon Johndroe The White House 09 Nov 2007
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 09 Nov 2007

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