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04 December 2007 Military News

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  • US Congress, Bush Continue Standoff Over Spending VOA 04 Dec 2007 -- An end-of-year battle continues between majority Democrats in Congress and President Bush over government spending and money for military operations in Iraq.
  • President Names Ford as Acting Under Secretary of the Army Army News Release 04 Dec 2007 -- Secretary of the Army Pete Geren today, Dec. 4, expressed his appreciation for President Bush's designation of the Honorable Nelson M. Ford, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller (ASA(FM&C)), to be the Acting Under Secretary of the Army.
  • Nellis to save $1 million annually with use of solar panels AFPN 04 Dec 2007 -- Officials from Nellis Air Force Base and SunPower Corp. are scheduled to finalize the commission of 15 megawatts in solar power to the base this month, making up North America's largest solar photovoltaic power system.
  • PERSCO teams do more than track 'boots on the ground' AFPN 04 Dec 2007 -- Every commander needs to know who is in the field and how those numbers affect Air Force readiness -- in short, how many "boots are on the ground."
  • DoD Announces New Manufacturing Technology Program 04 Dec 2007 -- Today the Department of Defense announced its new Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program for 2008 at the Defense Manufacturing Conference in Las Vegas. John J. Kubricky, deputy under secretary of defense for advanced systems and concepts, explained that the Army, Navy and Air Force have successfully managed their individual ManTech programs for decades; this is the first year for DoD's defense-wide program.
  • Operation Deep Freeze main season underway AFPN 04 Dec 2007 -- Active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., and the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing, combined efforts to support the 13th Air Force-led Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica, Operation Deep Freeze.
  • Technology conference powers down AFPN 04 Dec 2007 -- More than 500 exhibitors set up various displays to show off their cutting-edge technology to American military members the last week of November at the Interservice Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference at the Orange County Convention Center here.
  • Essex Departs Cambodia After Historic Port Visit Navy NewsStand 04 Dec 2007 -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) departed the Kingdom of Cambodia Dec. 2, after completing a six-day port visit to the Sihanoukville area and surrounding cities.
  • TSV-1 Prevail Offers Fleet Unique Training Opportunity Navy NewsStand 04 Dec 2007 -- Training Support Vessel (TSV-1) Prevail is supporting the Nassau Strike Group in its Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX) through Dec. 17. as the strike group readies for deployment.
  • French Ship Guepratte Provides a Presence in Gulf of Aden Navy NewsStand 04 Dec 2007 -- The French frigate Guepratte (F 714) is contributing to security and stability in the Gulf of Aden as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150.
  • Navy-Chartered Ship Loads Mine Resistant Vehicles in Africa Navy NewsStand 04 Dec 2007 -- Military Sealift Command-chartered ship ITB Thunder/Lightning here loaded heavily armored mine-resistant vehicles destined for use by U.S. troops operating in Iraq Dec. 3-4.
  • CNO Meets with Israel Navy Commander in Chief Navy NewsStand 04 Dec 2007 -- Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead met Nov. 4 with Israel Navy Commander in Chief, Vice Adm. Eli Marum, during an office call here at the Pentagon.
  • PSD-Bangor Moves to its Namesake Base Navy NewsStand 04 Dec 2007 -- The Naval Base Kitsap (NBK), Bangor Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) began its move back to NBK-Bangor from NBK-Bremerton Dec. 1.
  • Estonia extends military missions in Afghanistan, Bosnia RIA Novosti 04 Dec 2007 -- Estonia's parliament extended the country's military mission in Afghanistan, the parliament's press service said on Tuesday.
  • Russian strategic bombers conducted over 70 patrols since August RIA Novosti 04 Dec 2007 -- Russia's strategic bombers have carried out since August over 70 patrol flights over the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic oceans, as well as the Black Sea, a senior Air Force official said on Tuesday.
  • Press Conference by the President The White House 04 Dec 2007
  • US Democratic Presidential Contenders Reject Bush View on Iran VOA 04 Dec 2007 -- The Democratic presidential contenders criticized President Bush Tuesday for his administration's approach toward Iran. The Democrats condemned Mr. Bush's assertion that nothing has changed regarding Iran despite a new U.S. intelligence assessment that Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program back in 2003
  • Bush Calls for Continued Pressure on Iran VOA 04 Dec 2007 -- President Bush says there will be no change in U.S. policy on Iran following the release of a new U.S. intelligence assessment of Tehran's nuclear capabilities and ambitions
  • Ban Ki-moon: States must step up efforts to eliminate scourge of cluster munitions UN News Centre 04 Dec 2007 -- Ahead of an international meeting on cluster munitions, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his appeal to Member States to eradicate the arms which cause "unacceptable harm to civilians."
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 04 Dec 2007

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