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09 January 2008 Military News

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  • Army Destroys Half of Chemical Stockpile Army News 09 Jan 2008 -- As of Dec. 10, the Army has safely destroyed 50 percent of the United States' chemical-agent stockpile since beginning to comply with the Chemical Weapons Convention April 29, 1997.
  • Air Combat Command clears selected F-15s for flight AFPN 09 Jan 2008 -- Air Combat Command officials cleared a portion of the F-15 Eagle A through D model aircraft Jan. 9 for flying status and recommended a limited return to flight for Air Force units worldwide following engineering risk assessments and data received from multiple fleet-wide inspections.
  • CNO Tours Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Navy NewsStand 09 Jan 2008 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead toured Portsmouth Naval Shipyard here Jan. 8 as part of an eight-day trip visiting private and public shipyards throughout the U.S.
  • NECC Focuses on Language and Cultural Training for Mission Success Navy NewsStand 09 Jan 2008 -- For Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Sailors who deploy on missions throughout the world, cultural awareness and language training is essential to the success of those duties.
  • NAVFAC Southwest Begins Installation Process of Large Scale Wind Turbine Navy NewsStand 09 Jan 2008 -- Installation of the Marine Corps' first large scale wind turbine at Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Barstow began Jan. 8, with a kick-off meeting between Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest, MCLB, and Southern California Edison (SCE).
  • SECDEF Visits EODMU-3, Presents Bronze Stars Navy NewsStand 09 Jan 2008 -- Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Robert Gates, presented eight Bronze Stars to members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 and 3 at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado on Jan. 7.
  • Soldiers Learn to Rappel to Enhance Capabilities Navy NewsStand 09 Jan 2008 -- Sailors assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 8 Det. 20 helped qualify fellow service members in rapelling during a training session Jan. 4
  • NMCB 5 Seabees Arrive in Sasebo Navy NewsStand 09 Jan 2008 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, based in Port Hueneme, Calif., arrived at Fleet Activities Sasebo on Dec. 6, for a six-month deployment where they will support base operational readiness by performing facility upgrades and installation projects.
  • Russia Accepts RIMPAC Invitation Navy NewsStand 09 Jan 2008 -- Russia has accepted an invitation to participate in this summer's Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) naval exercises, Adm. Robert Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, stated at the 7th annual Hawaii-U.S. Military Partnership Conference Jan. 3.
  • South Korean civic leaders gain insight on Air Force mission AFPN 09 Jan 2008 -- Gunsan civic leaders received a firsthand look at how the United States and South Korean air forces work together to maintain peace and stability in the region Jan. 7 during a tour of Kunsan Air Base.
  • Hickam's C-17s deliver anywhere AFPN 09 Jan 2008 -- In the off-chance the C-17 Globemaster III can't land somewhere to deliver its cargo, that cargo may just come coasting out of the back of the aircraft -- with a parachute attached, of course.
  • Eielson maintainers use AFSO 21 to improve performance AFPN 09 Jan 2008 -- Members of the 354th Maintenance Squadron's Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight here recently implemented Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st century initiatives to reorganize the unit to save resources and manpower.
  • Soldiers Implement New Contract Training in Kuwait Army News 09 Jan 2008 -- Soldiers with the 1st Theater Sustainment Command put their Contracting Officer Representative training to work and saved the Army thousands of dollars while curbing fraud, waste and abuse.
  • Guard Providing Relief in Nevada Flooding Army News 09 Jan 2008 -- Nevada Sen. Harry Reid inspected the flooded town of Fernely, Nev., in an Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter Monday and requested President George Bush declare the Fernley flood a disaster, making home and business owners and the town eligible for federal aid.
  • Logistics Officers Don New Branch Insignia Army News 09 Jan 2008 -- The first wave of more than 10,000 logistics officers exchanged their branch insignia at a Fort Lee ceremony Wednesday, following the Jan. 1 establishment of the Logistics Branch.
  • Warrior Transition Office Focuses on Soldiers, Families Army News 09 Jan 2008 -- The deputy director of the Warrior Transition Office pledged Tuesday that his office, medical officials and Warrior Transition Unit cadre will always listen to concerns wounded warriors and their Families might have about their care.
  • Senior Russian diplomat flies to Warsaw for missile shield talks RIA Novosti 09 Jan 2008 -- Russia's deputy foreign minister will fly to Warsaw on Wednesday night to discuss the planned deployment of U.S. missile shield elements in Poland, a ministry spokesman said.
  • Polish PM Wants New US Security Guarantees on Missile Shield VOA 09 Jan 2008 -- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk says he wants extra security guarantees from the United States, before his government will agree to U.S. plans for a missile defense shield on Polish soil.
  • Russia launches full-scale production of new-generation warplane RIA Novosti 09 Jan 2008 -- Russia has started full-scale production of the Su-34 Fullback fighter bomber at a Siberian aircraft plant, plane maker Sukhoi said on Wednesday.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 09 Jan 2008
  • Press Gaggle by National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and Press Secretary Dana Perino The White House 09 Jan 2008
  • Press Briefing by National Security Advisor Steve Hadley The White House 09 Jan 2008

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