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21 November 2007 Military News

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  • Wounded Warriors Entitled to Keep Bonus Payments Army News 21 Nov 2007 -- Soldiers who become ill or are wounded while on active duty are entitled to keep all recruitment bonuses due them.
  • Bush Presses Congress for Iraq War Funding VOA 21 Nov 2007 -- President Bush is pressing Congress to approve his latest budget request for the war in Iraq, where he says leaders are beginning to make progress toward political reconciliation
  • Ramstein receives first upgraded C-130 AFPN 21 Nov 2007 -- Bigger, faster, stronger. That is what the Air Force has in mind with its new J model C-130 Hercules aircraft, unveiled at Ramstein Nov. 9, and meant to replace the C-130E.
  • Entire F-15 fleet returning to flight AFPN 21 Nov 2007 -- Gen. John D.W. Corley, commander, Air Combat Command, sent a message Nov. 21 to F-15 pilots, weapons systems officers and maintenance professionals outlining the actions the Air Force has taken following the Nov. 2 F-15C Eagle mishap that resulted in the loss of the aircraft.
  • Bright Star brings together coalition forces AFPN 21 Nov 2007 -- Sixty Charleston Airmen recently participated in the oldest training exercise in the U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility aboard three C-17 Globemaster IIIs.
  • Airmen practice runway repair, RAAF airmen observe AFPN 21 Nov 2007 -- Approximately 110 personnel, most from the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, attended the Det. 1, 554th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer Silver Flag exercise here last week.
  • AMC aircrews reach million sorties milestone AFPN 21 Nov 2007 -- Air Mobility Command passed a major milestone Nov. 19, when an AMC aircraft flew the command's one millionth sortie since September 11, 2001.
  • Wilford Hall Medical Center: 50 years of medical excellence AFPN 21 Nov 2007 -- Hospital officials and guests commemorated Wilford Hall Medical Center for 50 years as the Air Force's medical flagship in a ceremony here Nov. 16 that marked medical excellence from 1957-2007.
  • Fairford Airmen prepare for shuttle launch AFPN 21 Nov 2007 -- When the Space Shuttle Atlantis, mission number STS-122, launches on Dec. 6, a world will stand watching
  • Warrior Transition Unit Draws Praise in Germany Army News 21 Nov 2007
  • DoD Names Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics 21 Nov 2007 -- The Department of Defense today announced John J. Young Jr. has taken over the duties as the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.
  • U.S. EOD Experts Share Techniques with AFP Navy NewsStand 21 Nov 2007 -- Subject matter expert exchanges between Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines (JSOTF-P), explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) experts and their Philippine Marine counterparts held Nov. 12-13 on Jolo, provided both nations with a wealth of practical field experience and techniques.
  • Second Fleet, Air Force Collaborate to Test Technology Navy NewsStand 21 Nov 2007 -- The Air Force's Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment 2008-1 (JEFX 08-1) wrapped up Nov. 16.
  • HMS Victory Commanding Officer Visits USS Constitution Navy NewsStand 21 Nov 2007 -- The commanding officer of the oldest commissioned warship in the world, HMS Victory, joined the captain and crew of USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat, for three days in the Charlestown Navy Yard in what might be a history-making visit Nov. 5-7.
  • NMCB 1 Pours on Another Triumph Navy NewsStand 21 Nov 2007 -- Seabees with U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, Guam Detachment completed their first overhead concrete pour at the Orote Point concrete masonry unit-block (CMU) mechanics' shop on board Naval Base Guam, Nov. 20.
  • Department of Homeland Security Gets New Facility in Gulfport Navy NewsStand 21 Nov 2007 -- A new facility for the Gulfport Air and Marine Detachment of the Department of Homeland Security is near completion on Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) Gulfport after Hurricane Katrina leveled the facility in 2005.
  • Russia completed troop withdrawal from Georgia a year early RIA Novosti 21 Nov 2007 -- The Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that Russia had completed the withdrawal of its troops from Georgia almost a year early than the agreed deadline, despite Tbilisi's unfriendly foreign policy.
  • Russian Air Force to receive six upgraded Su-24 bombers RIA Novosti 21 Nov 2007 -- Russia's Air Force is to get six upgraded Su-24 Fencer frontline bombers with another six set for upgrade, an Air Force spokesman said on Wednesday.
  • New Russian airborne troops chief appointed RIA Novosti 21 Nov 2007 -- Lieutenant General Valery Yevtukhovich has been appointed commander of the Russian Airborne Troops, a Defense Ministry source said Wednesday.

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