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16 January 2008 Military News

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  • Navy Granted Authority To Use Sonar In Training Off California 16 Jan 2008 -- The Navy announced today that two important steps have been taken under existing law and regulations to allow it to conduct effective, integrated training with sonar off the coast of southern California after a federal court earlier this month imposed untenable restrictions on such training.
  • Air Force weapon system roadmap released AFPN 16 Jan 2008 -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley today released the Air Force's weapon system "roadmap," a long-term plan for providing Air Force capabilities the nation needs in the 21st century to meet threats to the nation's security.
  • CNO: 'LCS Will be the Workhorse of the Navy' Navy NewsStand 16 Jan 2008 -- Marinette Marine Corporation, which is building the Navy's first littoral combat ship, USS Freedom (LCS 1), was the final stop, Jan. 14, for Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead on his eight-day tour of private and public shipyards throughout the U.S.
  • Masso Provides IA and GSA Updates at Surface Navy Association Symposium Navy NewsStand 16 Jan 2008 -- The Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel spoke to members of the Surface Navy Association (SNA) Jan. 16, about the road ahead as the Navy transitions individual augmentees (IA) assignments to Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Support Assignments (GSA).
  • Africa Partnership Station Aims to Boost Maritime Security Navy NewsStand 16 Jan 2008 -- A multinational crew aboard USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) is cruising port to port in the Gulf of Guinea off Africa's west coast, training African volunteers on bolstering regional security.
  • EODMU-11 and IMF Recover World War II Type Munitions in Puget Sound Navy NewsStand 16 Jan 2008 -- Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, Det. Bangor, and Intermediate Maintenance Facility's Navy Dive Locker recovered World War II type munitions out of Puget Sound at Port Madison near Agate Pass, Jan 3.
  • USNS John Ericsson, Singapore Navy Wraps up Training Exercise Navy NewsStand 16 Jan 2008 -- Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) completed a three-day underway replenishment training exercise with the Singapore navy on Jan. 12.
  • Harry S. Truman Holds Man Overboard Drill Navy NewsStand 16 Jan 2008 -- The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) (HST) conducted a man overboard drill Jan. 9 to help sustain the ship's state of readiness.
  • MCPON, MCPOCG Address SNA National Symposium Navy NewsStand 16 Jan 2008 -- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(SW/FMF) Joe R. Campa Jr. and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (MCPOCG) Charles "Skip" Bowen delivered a joint message Jan. 15 at the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) 2008 National Symposium.
  • 4 new pilots begin F-22 training AFPN 16 Jan 2008 -- The first Air Force pilots selected to fly the F-22 Raptor without previous fighter experience entered the 63rd Fighter Squadron for the Raptor Lead-in course Jan. 14 here.
  • New financial manager-comptroller sworn in AFPN 16 Jan 2008 -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne swore in the Air Force's new assistant secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller in a ceremony at the Pentagon Jan. 15.
  • Personnel center leadership changes hands AFPN 16 Jan 2008 -- Air Force Personnel Center officials welcomed their 23rd commander during a change-of-command ceremony here Jan. 16.
  • DoD Selects New Government Travel Charge Card 16 Jan 2008 -- The Department of Defense announced today the selection of Citibank to provide travel charge card services for its members under the General Services Administration's umbrella SmartPay® 2 master contract.
  • F-16 crashes in Gulf of Mexico AFPN 16 Jan 2008 -- An Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashed at about 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Gulf of Mexico near Key West, Fla.
  • Army Fields Up-Armored Humvees to NTC Army News 16 Jan 2008 -- Brand new, lined up one after the other in a seemingly endless row, the Army's current Up-Armored Humvees have finally made their way to the National Training Center.
  • No U.S.-Chinese warship standoff in Taiwan Strait: U.S. official CNA 16 Jan 2008 -- There were no incidents when the Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier battle group navigated through the Taiwan Strait last November, a spokesman for the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Tuesday.
  • Poland rejects calls for three-way talks on missile shield RIA Novosti 16 Jan 2008 -- Warsaw sees no need to hold three-way talks involving Russia on U.S. plans to deploy missile defense elements in Poland, the country's foreign minister said on Wednesday.
  • Belarus considers buying advanced Russian air defense system RIA Novosti 16 Jan 2008 -- Belarus is looking to buy the advanced S-400 Triumf (SA-21 Growler) air defense system from Russia, the chairman of the Belarusian State Military-Industrial Committee said on Wednesday.
  • Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 16 Jan 2008
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 16 Jan 2008

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