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29 November 2007 Military News

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  • Bush to Urge Congress to Approve Supplemental War Funding VOA 29 Nov 2007 -- President Bush wants Congress to give American troops more money for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • US Seeks Clarification from China on Naval Dispute, But Wants to 'Move On' VOA 29 Nov 2007 -- The United States is seeking clarification from China on the reasons several U.S. Navy ships were denied entry to Hong Kong Harbor last week
  • China Denies 'Misunderstanding' about US Ships VOA 29 Nov 2007 -- The Chinese government has denied that a "misunderstanding" led to its refusal to allow U.S. warships to dock in Hong Kong, and has hinted it may be retaliating for recent U.S. actions
  • Ronald Reagan and CVW 14 Underway for TSTA/FEP Navy NewsStand 29 Nov 2007 -- USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 departed San Diego Nov. 27 to complete Tailored Ship's Training Assessment (TSTA), an intense training period designed to prepare the ship and embarked air wing for prompt and sustained combat operations at sea.
  • Conference makes virtual training a reality AFPN 29 Nov 2007 -- The special weapons and tactics team quickly moves through the terrorist camp to the front of a safe house while forces from air and sea take out the rest of the camp. With precise and quick tactics, the team proceeds though the house, takes out the remaining terrorists, secures the hostage, and brings her home safely.
  • Bush Discusses Long-Range Military Plans AFPS 29 Nov 2007 -- President Bush is at the Pentagon today to discuss his long-range plans for the U.S. military with senior civilian and military leaders.
  • Defense Department Outlines Recoupment Policies AFPS 29 Nov 2007 -- Defense Department policy prohibits services from recouping bonuses and other pay from servicemembers who do not complete their military contracts due to no fault of their own.
  • Army Funds Crunch Would Affect Installations Worldwide AFPS 29 Nov 2007 -- Installation operations and quality of life programs for soldiers and their families would be affected worldwide if the Army doesn't receive additional funding from Congress soon, a senior officer said here today.
  • Defense Department, VA Test New Disability Eval System AFPS 29 Nov 2007 -- The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have teamed to test a pilot disability evaluation program that officials hope will streamline the confusing and often frustrating process for servicemembers and their families.
  • Soldiers Train While Supporting Simulation Conference Army News 29 Nov 2007 -- Army Reserve Soldiers gained experience on simulators this week as several commands showcased their technologies at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference in the Orlando Convention Center.
  • USS Crommelin Deploys to Caribbean Navy NewsStand 29 Nov 2007 -- Guided missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) departed Naval Station Pearl Harbor on Nov. 27, for a six-month deployment to the Caribbean.
  • F-22 endures 3-week, cold-weather test at Eielson AFPN 29 Nov 2007 -- An F-22 Raptor came here for three weeks in November to test the aircraft's braking system on ice in time for the first snow at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, home to several F-22s since August.
  • >DoD and VA Begin Pilot Disability Evaluation System 29 Nov 2007 -- The Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently implemented a pilot test for disability cases originating at the three major military treatment facilities and the VA hospital in the national capital region
  • Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Reserve Component Command Change of Command Navy NewsStand 29 Nov 2007 -- Capt. John E. Cole assumed leadership of the Navy's largest reserve component command Nov. 16, when he relieved Capt. Ronald L. Harrell as commander of Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Reserve Component Command (RMARCC) at Naval Station Norfolk.
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 29 Nov 2007
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 29 Nov 2007

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