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15 January 2008 Military News

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  • Commander Expeditionary Strike Group 3 to Deploy to 5th Fleet Navy NewsStand 15 Jan 2008 -- Thirty-five Sailors and Marines from commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 will deploy to Bahrain in January for a one-year deployment to the region.
  • Navy Releases Blue Angels Investigation Report Navy NewsStand 15 Jan 2008 -- The Navy released its investigation report Jan. 14 on the Blue Angels crash that occurred April 21, 2007 in Beaufort, S.C., sighting pilot error as the primary causal factor.
  • New Wharf Hosts Navy's First SSGN on Guam Navy NewsStand 15 Jan 2008 -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Jan. 11 to mark the completion of upgrades to Bravo Wharf at Naval Base Guam, providing the capability to host the Navy's newest guided missile class (SSGN) submarines.
  • Commander, Strike Force Training Pacific Changes Helm Navy NewsStand 15 Jan 2008 -- A change of command ceremony was held for Commander, Strike Force Training Pacific (CSFTP) on board USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Jan. 11.
  • NAVEUR's Guidance - Executing Maritime Strategy Navy NewsStand 15 Jan 2008 -- Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe (NAVEUR)/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa Guidance for 2008 was released Jan. 8, by Adm. Mark Fitzgerald, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Europe.
  • Port Royal and Hopper COs Discuss Incident in Strait of Hormuz Navy NewsStand 15 Jan 2008 -- Capt. David Adler, commanding officer of USS Port Royal (CG 73), and Capt. Jeffery James, commanding officer of USS Hopper (DDG 70), met with Middle Eastern and U.S. national media at Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet headquarters Jan. 13 to discuss last week's incident in the Strait of Hormuz.
  • Medical Team Provides Services to CJTF-HOA Personnel Navy NewsStand 15 Jan 2008 -- The primary mission of Expeditionary Medical Force (EMF) 12 is to provide medical services to more than 1,800 personnel assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) at the Seth Michaud Emergency Medical and Dental Facility at Camp Lemonier.
  • Pakistan, Bahrain Defense Forces Strengthen Relations Navy NewsStand 15 Jan 2008 -- A delegation of Pakistani defense officials, including the secretary of Pakistan's Ministry of Defense, is visiting the Kingdom of Bahrain Jan. 14-18 to improve relations between the defense forces of the two countries.
  • Africa Partnership Station Aims to Boost Maritime Security AFPS 15 Jan 2008 -- A multinational crew aboard USS Fort McHenry is cruising port to port in the Gulf of Guinea off Africa's west coast, training African volunteers to bolster regional security.
  • Biomedical maintainers ensure combat medical success AFPN 15 Jan 2008 -- Airmen of the 332nd Medical Support Squadron Biomedical Maintenance Flight here help save lives by ensuring proper preparation of patients prior to air evacuation from the theater of operations every day.
  • New ALS curriculum creates new challenges AFPN 15 Jan 2008 -- Airmen attending Airman Leadership School here and at all Air Force bases come into the new year with many changes to its core curriculum that may create a more challenging course for students ready to become NCOs.
  • Joint Chiefs Chairman Visits U.S. Southern Command AFPS 15 Jan 2008 -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visited U.S. Southern Command headquarters here yesterday, where he thanked servicemembers and staff for their work and stressed the importance of the security cooperation efforts the command oversees in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Law Restricts Political Involvement of Military Army News 15 Jan 2008 -- As the election year kicks off, there are many questions concerning Army policies that restrict both political activities by Soldiers and Department of Defense Civilians, and candidates' use of DOD facilities for political events.
  • Troops Continue Korean Oil Spill Cleanup Army News 15 Jan 2008 -- The smell of crude oil was still evident early Jan. 4 as 45 Soldiers and Airmen joined more than 150 workers and other volunteers as they started another day of beach cleanup after Korea's worst oil spill occurred a month ago at Mallipo Beach.
  • Military Clothing Designers on Cutting Edge Army News 15 Jan 2008 -- When you think about clothing designers, you may think of a favorite brand or store, but not immediately about the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. Natick, though, has clothing designers who develop and improve military clothing and equipment.
  • Air Force receives 4 Presidential Rank Awards for intelligence AFPN 15 Jan 2008 -- White House officials here recently chose four career intelligence senior executives for 2007 Presidential Rank Awards for their exceptional long-term accomplishments.
  • Air Force alters cold-weather gear policy AFPN 15 Jan 2008 -- The deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel here recently authorized commanders to use their discretion to authorize deviation from policy for wear of cold-weather battle dress uniform outer garments with the airman battle uniform during the coming winter months.
  • Construction Begins on $92 Million Trauma Research Facility AFPS 15 Jan 2008 -- Construction of a $92 million center for all Defense Department combat casualty care and trauma research missions began with a groundbreaking ceremony here Jan. 11.
  • US Military Leader Works to Build Trust in China VOA 15 Jan 2008 -- The head of the U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Timothy Keating, is in China for a visit he says is aimed at further strengthening military relations, a task he personally began when he first visited China last May.
  • US Lawmakers Renew Opposition to US Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia VOA 15 Jan 2008 -- A group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives is renewing objections to any sale of sophisticated U.S. precision-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia
  • Polish Missile-Defense Site Would Benefit All Europe, Official Says AFPS 15 Jan 2008 -- A proposed anti-ballistic missile defense site in Poland would benefit all of Europe, a senior Pentagon spokesman said here today.
  • Polish defense minister to discuss U.S. missile plans in Washington RIA Novosti 15 Jan 2008 -- Polish Defense Minister Bogdan Klich is to discuss Washington's plans for a missile defense base in Poland during his current visit to the U.S., a Polish Defense Ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday.
  • Indo-Lanka naval cooperation 'extremely successful' IRNA 15 Jan 2008 -- Sri Lankan Navy Commander Vice Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda Tuesday said that the cooperation between the navies of Sri Lanka and India was 'extremely successful' in countering the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 15 Jan 2008

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  • Rice Condemns Latest Beirut Bombing VOA 15 Jan 2008 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice condemned the bomb blast that struck a U.S. embassy vehicle Tuesday in Beirut as an act of terrorism
  • India, China Laud Closer Ties VOA 15 Jan 2008 -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has wound up a three-day visit to Beijing on an upbeat note, as both sides praised a growing friendship between the two Asian giants

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