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18 January 2008 Military News

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  • Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Set to Deploy Navy NewsStand 18 Jan 2008 -- Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG), with more than 7,000 Sailors and Marines, will deploy Jan. 24 while the forward-deployed USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) undergoes scheduled maintenance in Yokosuka, Japan.
  • Civil Affairs Team, Seabees Making a Difference in Obock Navy NewsStand 18 Jan 2008 -- A team of Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 40 and Soldiers from Charlie Company 486th Civil Affairs Battalion (CA BN) Team 13 are working together in Obock to rebuild a slaughter house and the Waddi Primary School to promote stability in the region.
  • Coalition Efforts Build Lawful Maritime Order Navy NewsStand 18 Jan 2008 -- Coalition forces recently completed a coordinated operation in the Gulf of Aden and Horn of Africa to deter and disrupt activities and incidents that affect maritime security and stability.
  • Supply Corps Leadership Tackles Top Navy Issues Navy NewsStand 18 Jan 2008 -- All Navy Supply Corps admirals and captains gathered Jan. 15-17 in Norfolk to share insights from December's Navy Flag Officer and Senior Executive Service Training Symposium (NFOSES) and align the Supply Corps community with the Chief of Naval Operation's intentions to build the future force, maintain warfighting readiness, and develop and support Sailors and Navy civilians.
  • Boxer Sailors Get ULTRA Ready Navy NewsStand 18 Jan 2008 -- USS Boxer (LHD 4) was back at sea off the southern California coast Jan. 10-16 preparing for its upcoming series of Unit Level Training Assessments (ULTRA).
  • BHR Conducts Successful Ammo Offload Navy NewsStand 18 Jan 2008 -- Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (BHR) returned to its homeport of San Diego Jan. 18 after conducting a post-deployment ammunition offload off the coast of Southern California Jan. 14-17.
  • Boxer Adopts GSA Detailing Navy NewsStand 18 Jan 2008 -- As of Jan. 18, USS Boxer (LHD 4) has sent 14 Sailors around the world to fill individual augmentee (IA) assignments since returning from its Western Pacific deployment.
  • Navy Moving to Contract Weather Observers Navy NewsStand 18 Jan 2008 -- Military weather observers at all 25 U.S Navy continental United States air fields will be replaced by civilian contracted observers this year, in response to a Navy efficiency study.
  • Destroyed by Hurricane Ivan, Army Reserve Center Stands Tall Navy NewsStand 18 Jan 2008 -- Corry Station welcomed its newest resident - 350th Civil Affairs Command (CACOM) Headquarters - at a ribbon cutting and welcome aboard ceremony Jan. 12.
  • Joint exercise accomplishes historical achievements AFPN 18 Jan 2008 -- For the past week Airmen have been participating in an operational readiness exercise alongside South Korea airmen and soldiers, testing the combined mission of the two allies stationed here.
  • Maintenance unit completes upgrade of 100th A-10 AFPN 18 Jan 2008 -- An upgraded A-10 Thunderbolt II, which took off in early January for Moody Air Force Base, Ga., represents another production milestone for the Air Force.
  • Kunsan, Eielson swap F-16s AFPN 18 Jan 2008 -- Officials from the 8th Fighter Wing received 18 modified F-16 Fighting Falcons in mid January from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, as the two bases exchange fighter aircraft.
  • Weather center offers Web-based broadcasts AFPN 18 Jan 2008 -- In an effort to offer servicemembers, their families and other Department of Defense personnel stationed overseas access to timely weather updates, American Forces Network Weather Center weathermen here now include daily forecasts on their Web site.
  • General Brady assumes command of USAFE AFPN 18 Jan 2008 -- General Roger A. Brady ceremonially assumed command of U.S. Air Forces in Europe Jan. 17.
  • Policy changes to delay some Reserve field grade officer promotions AFPN 18 Jan 2008 -- Starting this year, policy changes will result in some Air Force Reserve officers having to wait longer before becoming eligible for promotion.
  • Gates Observes MRAP Progress, Praises Workers Behind It AFPS 18 Jan 2008 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates visited here to see progress made in speeding up delivery of mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to warfighters and to thank the people working behind the scenes to save military lives.
  • Dedication Runs High at MRAP Equipping Facility AFPS 18 Jan 2008 -- Just before rolling the mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle they've spent the last several hours configuring with electronics for shipment to Iraq or Afghanistan, crews at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command here slip a simple 8-and-a-half-by-11-inch certificate onto the dashboard.
  • Army Aims to Better Identify Soldiers with Brain Injuries AFPS 18 Jan 2008 -- An Army report released yesterday outlines how the service can better identify and help soldiers who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.
  • Military Absentee Voting 'Primary' Concern for Federal Voting Assistance Program AFPS 18 Jan 2008 -- For the Federal Voting Assistance Program, getting deployed troops and their families engaged in the current election season is a primary goal.
  • Aviation Modernization Program to Field Lakota, Modify Current Helos Army News 18 Jan 2008 -- The Army's $14.6-billion aviation modernization program includes fielding the Lakota UH-72A, along with a number of modifications to existing helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles.
  • Leaders announce policy changes for Airmen in AOR AFPN 18 Jan 2008 -- Changes are on the horizon for Airmen serving in the Central Command area of responsibility
  • Communications agency looks to protect data AFPN 18 Jan 2008 -- Air Force Communications Agency members here are aggressively developing a solution to protect personal and other sensitive information from being stolen and misused.
  • 480th Intelligence Wing realigned AFPN 18 Jan 2008 -- Air Force officials announced Jan. 14 the transfer of the 480th Intelligence Wing at Langley Air Force Base, Va., to the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency at Lackland AFB, Texas. Formal realignment of the affected units will occur on or before March 1.
  • New Russian envoy to NATO to arrive in Brussels in late January RIA Novosti 18 Jan 2008 -- The recently-appointed Russian ambassador to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, will arrive at the organization's HQ in Brussels on January 28, a source in Russia's mission to NATO said on Friday.
  • Ukraine MPs block rostrum to protest leadership's NATO plans RIA Novosti 18 Jan 2008 -- Members of opposition factions in Ukraine's parliament protested on Friday against the leadership's drive for NATO membership, blocking the rostrum.
  • Russia continues test flights of Yak-130 combat trainer RIA Novosti 18 Jan 2008 -- Russia is planning to start test flights of the fourth prototype Yak-130 combat training aircraft in March, a deputy Air Force commander said on Friday.
  • U.S. offers to help India develop missile shield RIA Novosti 18 Jan 2008 -- Lockheed Martin, a U.S. defense industry giant, has expressed an interest in helping India develop its own missile defense network, an Indian news agency said on Friday.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 18 Jan 2008

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