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04 March 2008 Military News

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  • PEO Soldier: Modernization at Good Value Army News 04 Mar 2008 -- The Army is now modernizing what Soldiers wear, carry and fight with at a rate faster than at any time in history.
  • Pilots Safe After Training Aircraft Mishap Navy NewsStand 04 Mar 2008 -- At approximately 8:45 a.m. today a T-45C Goshawk from Training Squadron Nine on board NAS Meridian, crashed near the runway.
  • Maintainers in Pacific gain top-down view of transformation AFPN 04 Mar 2008 -- One of the top Air Force leaders involved in engineering a broad transformation in aircraft maintenance processes and organizational structures talked with senior leaders, wing commanders and maintainers throughout Pacific Air Forces March 3 here.
  • Joint Chiefs chairman visits servicemembers in Kirkuk AFPN 04 Mar 2008 -- The highest ranking U.S. military officer made a brief visit to meet American servicemembers at several deployed units March 2 at Kirkuk Air Base.
  • Exercise Balikatan '08 tests ability to deliver AFPN 04 Mar 2008 -- Moving large amounts of equipment, personnel or humanitarian relief supplies can be a daunting task
  • Peacekeeping mission continues for Airmen in Kosovo AFPN 04 Mar 2008 -- More than a dozen Airmen currently deployed here are helping 1,400 American Soldiers maintain stability here despite the riots and assault on the U.S. embassy in protest to Kosovo's declaration of independence Feb. 17 in Belgrade, Serbia.
  • GPS helps troops locate targets, one another AFPN 04 Mar 2008 -- Members of the Joint Service System Management Office here provide global positioning systems-enabled technology in direct support of warfighters worldwide.
  • Construction Battalions Participate in "Super" Field Exercise Navy NewsStand 04 Mar 2008 -- Active-duty and reserve Sailors from Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCB) 133, 27 and 24 are currently in the field participating in their annual Field Training Exercise (commonly known as FTX), only this one's a little different.
  • Joint U.S., Nigerian Exercise Maritime Safari 2008 Concludes Navy NewsStand 04 Mar 2008 -- Personnel from Commander Task Force 67, Patrol Squadron Detachment Sigonella (PATRON SIGONELLA), and Fleet Maritime Patrol Mobile Operations Command Center Mediterranean concluded a seven-day deployment to Ikeja Air Force Base Feb. 28.
  • Air Force JTACs train on leading edge technology AFPN 04 Mar 2008 -- Approximately 20 Air Force joint terminal attack controllers from 16 different locations throughout the U.S. and other countries arrived here Feb. 23 to perform training with the mobile Air Support Operations Center Gateway in preparation for deployment.
  • Soldiers Injured as Severe Weather Strikes Mississippi Base AFPS 04 Mar 2008 -- Fourteen soldiers with the Arkansas National Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team were injured last night when severe weather passed through Camp Shelby.
  • USS Ingraham Honors Visitors Navy NewsStand 04 Mar 2008 -- Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 43, Det. 7, the "Battle Cats", bid farewell to their commanding officer, Cmdr. Matthew Coughlin, Feb. 19, as he departed USS Ingraham (FFG 61) concluding a five-day visit.
  • Bahrain Assumes Command of CTF 152 Navy NewsStand 04 Mar 2008 -- Royal Bahrain Navy Brig. Gen. Abdulla Saeed Al Mansoori relieved U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Bill Gortney as commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 152 in a ceremony held at the Bahraini Naval Headquarters March 4, marking the first time coalition forces have been commanded by a Gulf nation.
  • Africa Partnership Station Returns to Gabon Navy NewsStand 04 Mar 2008 -- Africa Partnership Station (APS) arrived in Port Gentile, for a return visit, aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) March 3.
  • TTGP Prepares Fleet One Scenario at a Time Navy NewsStand 04 Mar 2008 -- Tactical Training Group Pacific (TTGP) led international military forces positioned around the world through a Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercise headquartered in San Diego, Feb. 25-29.
  • Mobile Utilities Experts Complete Expeditionary Power Plant Navy NewsStand 04 Mar 2008 -- Five mobile utilities support equipment (MUSE) technicians returned to Port Hueneme Feb. 24, after making final adjustments to the prime power plant they installed at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, to meet the camp's increasing energy demands.
  • COMNAVSURFOR Announces Winners of Battle "E" Navy NewsStand 04 Mar 2008 -- Commander, Naval Surface Forces (SURFOR) announced the 2007 Battle Effectiveness (Battle "E") winners Feb. 28.
  • Canada, Argentina, and U.S. Partner for Maritime Security Training Navy NewsStand 04 Mar 2008 -- Four Canadian ships completed training with the George Washington Carrier Strike (GW CSG) Group Feb. 29 following the completion of their Task Group Exercise 02-08 while at sea off the coast of Florida.
  • HS-6 Achieves 19 Years Mishap-Free Navy NewsStand 04 Mar 2008 -- The "Indians" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 6 reached a new milestone Feb. 8 by achieving 19 years of flight operations without a class "A" mishap.
  • Navy Ship Christened 'New York' Symbolizes U.S. Resiliency Navy NewsStand 04 Mar 2008 -- On what was described as a "fine Navy, Marine Corps day," in New Orleans, Defense Department officials, service members and distinguished guests gathered March 1 to christen a tangible symbol of America's mettle.
  • US Politicians Call for Investigation of Airborne Tanker Contract VOA 03 Mar 2008 -- The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives has promised an investigation of a contract to build new airborne tanker planes won by a partnership that includes the European parent of Airbus.
  • Russia to revamp military transport aircraft fleet RIA Novosti 04 Mar 2008 -- The Russian Air Force has outlined plans to modernize the country's ageing fleet of military transport aircraft, the Air Force's commander said on Tuesday.
  • Russian Air Force to purchase first Yak-130 trainers in 2009 RIA Novosti 04 Mar 2008 -- Russia's Air Force will start procuring its first batch of new Yak-130 trainers in 2009, the Air Force's commander said on Tuesday.
  • China set to raise defense budget as Taiwan prepares for polls RIA Novosti 04 Mar 2008 -- China may raise its defense spending by almost 20% to $58.7 billion in 2008, a National People's Congress (NPC) spokesman said on Tuesday as Taiwan prepared for a crucial vote on its future.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 04 Mar 2008
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 04 Mar 2008

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