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13 December 2007 Military News

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  • The United States Extends Strategic Nonproliferation Partnership with Kazakhstan 13 Dec 2007 -- The United States of America and the Republic of Kazakhstan finalized an extension amendment to their bilateral Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Agreement today
  • CSAF's Scope cites maintenance, logistics reorganization AFPN 13 Dec 2007 -- The Chief of Staff of the Air Force's Scope focuses on current topics the Air Force chief of staff feels are of special importance to today's Airmen.
  • Army Announces Logistics Branch Army News Release 13 Dec 2007 -- The Department of the Army announced today, Dec. 13, the establishment of a new branch which will become effective Jan. 1, 2008
  • Air Force graduates first network warfare class AFPN 13 Dec 2007 -- The first Undergraduate Network Warfare Training Class graduated Dec. 7 here representing the Air Force's expansion into the domain of cyberspace.
  • USAFE hosts AFSO 21 process council AFPN 13 Dec 2007 -- The Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st century process council was hosted by U.S. Air Forces in Europe officials Dec. 10 and 11 at Ramstein Air Base.
  • Kadena F-15 pilots train to keep talons sharp AFPN 13 Dec 2007 -- Despite the Air Force-wide stand down of F-15 Eagles, Kadena Air Base pilots are maintaining their skills and capabilities through virtual means.
  • Wounded Warrior Program Provides Enduring Support to Families AFPS 13 Dec 2007 -- There's no set limit on how long the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior program will provide one-on-one service to severely wounded soldiers and their families, a U.S. Army official said yesterday.
  • Service Academies Make Progress in Preventing Sexual Assault, Harassment AFPS 13 Dec 2007 -- The Defense Department's Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the U.S. Service Academies, released late last week, concludes that the Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., all have made "great progress" in establishing prevention and response programs.
  • Academy Officials: Sexual Assault Reporting Shows System is Working AFPS 13 Dec 2007 -- Rather than being alarmed by 40 reports of sexual assault at the U.S. service academies during the 2006-2007 school year, officials are calling them a sign that programs designed to encourage victims to report are working.
  • Comparative Testing Office Announces Projects for Fiscal 2008 13 Dec 2007 -- The Department of Defense announces the selection of new start projects being funded in fiscal 2008 under the Comparative Testing Office's (CTO) Defense Acquisition Challenge (DAC) and Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) programs.
  • CNO Testifies Before HASC on Global Maritime Strategy Navy NewsStand 13 Dec 2007 -- During a two-hour session before the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Dec. 13, the nation's top Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard leaders testified before members of Congress for the first time since releasing their unified maritime strategy, "The Cooperative Maritime Strategy for 21st Century Seapower."
  • USS Port Royal Visits Timor-Leste Navy NewsStand 13 Dec 2007 -- USS Port Royal (CG 73) departed Dili, Dec. 12, after anchoring off the coast for a scheduled port visit during their deployment to the Western Pacific.
  • U.S., Ecuadorian Navies Meet to Discuss, Plan 2008 Naval Engagements Navy NewsStand 13 Dec 2007 -- U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard leaders met with Armada de la Republica del Ecuador (Ecuadorian Navy) delegates for the Operational Naval Committee conference (ONC Ecuador) Dec. 11-12, to discuss and plan interactions between the two navies in 2008.
  • Surgeon General Visits NSA Bahrain, Camps Arifjan and Buehring Navy NewsStand 13 Dec 2007 -- Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson Jr., the U.S. Navy Surgeon General and Chief of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery visited the Branch Medical Clinic on board Naval Support Activity (NSA), Bahrain Dec. 6.
  • APS Trains Cameroonian Sailors on VBSS Techniques Navy NewsStand 13 Dec 2007 -- As part of the Navy's Global Maritime Strategy, Africa Partnership Station (APS) is training Cameroonian Sailors on visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) techniques in a two-week course as an international effort aiming to enhance regional maritime safety and security in West and Central Africa.
  • Navy to Honor 100th Anniversary of Great White Fleet Navy NewsStand 13 Dec 2007 -- Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead will host a ceremony to honor the 100th anniversary of President Theodore Roosevelt's Great White Fleet deployment on Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.
  • HSC 25 Det. 1 Returns Home Navy NewsStand 13 Dec 2007 -- Loud cheers from friends, warm hugs and kisses from family members, and words of admiration from shipmates filled the air as Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 Det. 1 returned to Andersen Air Force Base after completing a 10-month deployment, Dec. 5.
  • US, Russian Officials Discuss Controversial Missile Defense Plan VOA 13 Dec 2007 -- A U.S. arms control official says Washington's planned missile defense system for Europe remains necessary despite reports that Iran abandoned its nuclear arms program several years ago
  • Daily Press Briefing US dept. of State 13 Dec 2007
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 13 Dec 2007

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