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04 January 2008 Military News

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  • 10,000th VX Rocket Eliminated at PBCDF Army News 04 Jan 2008 -- The Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility eliminated the 10,000th VX nerve-agent filled rocket Jan. 3.
  • Court Imposes Restrictions on Navy Sonar Use Navy NewsStand 04 Jan 2008 -- A federal court has ordered the Navy to take additional mitigating measures when training with mid-frequency active sonar off the California coast.
  • Swift Deploys to Join Africa Partnership Station Initiative Navy NewsStand 04 Jan 2008 -- The High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift departed Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek Jan. 4, headed for the western coast of Africa to join the Navy's Global Fleet Station (GFS), Africa Partnership Station (APS) initiative.
  • USS Reuben James Visits Malaysia Navy NewsStand 04 Jan 2008 -- USS Reuben James (FFG 57) entered port in Penang, Dec. 30, just in time for the crew to ring in the New Year.
  • Momsen Completes Supply Certification Navy NewsStand 04 Jan 2008 -- USS Momsen (DDG 92) completed its 2007 Supply Management Certification (SMC) Nov. 27, demonstrating outstanding programs in retail, general store, hazardous material, postal and food services management.
  • Higgins Excels During Sustainment Exercise Navy NewsStand 04 Jan 2008 -- USS Higgins (DDG 76) completed a sustainment exercise (SUSTEX) with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) Dec. 13, conducting a myriad of exercises to demonstrate sustained proficiency in warfare competencies.
  • Search for Missing USS Hopper Sailor Concludes Navy NewsStand 04 Jan 2008 -- The search to locate a Sailor discovered missing from USS Hopper (DDG 70) was called off at 2:05 p.m. local time after 30 hours of extensive searching.
  • USS Hopper Experiences Culture of Malaysia Navy NewsStand 04 Jan 2008 -- The Pearl Harbor-based Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) spent Christmas in port in Penang.
  • First phase of legal complex nears completion AFPN 04 Jan 2008 -- The first phase of a $10.2 million project to construct the expeditionary legal complex here inches closer to completion as Air Guard civil engineers put their finishing touches on its various structures.
  • Reserve Command Recruiting Service seeks applicants AFPN 04 Jan 2008 -- The Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service is now seeking applicants to fill recruiting positions in locations across the globe.
  • Air Force officals announce OTS selections AFPN 04 Jan 2008 -- One hundred seventy one men and women from across America have earned an opportunity to become Air Force leaders following their selection for an officer's commission, officials here announced Jan. 3.
  • New Units in Germany Helping Injured Soldiers Army News 04 Jan 2008 -- For wounded Soldiers, there are two new units available in Germany to help them transition back to the military or civilian sector.
  • Polish, Czech PMs to discuss U.S. missile shield plans next week RIA Novosti 04 Jan 2008 -- Poland's prime minister, Donald Tusk, will visit the Czech Republic next week to discuss U.S. missile shield plans with his Czech counterpart Mirek TopolÓnek, the Polish government spokeswoman said Friday.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 04 Jan 2008
  • Press Briefing by Tony Fratto The White House 05 Jan 2008

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