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19 March 2008 Military News

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  • Airmen build legal complex at Camp Justice AFPN 19 Mar 2008 -- Approximately 50 Airmen deployed to support Joint Task Force Guantanamo in February to put the finishing touches on the Expeditionary Legal Complex construction projects at Camp Justice here.
  • USNORTHCOM hosts hurricane preparation conference AFPN 19 Mar 2008 -- Heavy snow may have been falling outside, but the men and women gathered inside a conference room here in mid-March had another kind of severe weather on their minds.
  • Officials provide Virtual Uniform Board update AFPN 19 Mar 2008 -- Air Force officials recently announced the new Virtual Uniform Board, which transforms the Air Force Uniform Board process by providing a streamlined tool for submitting recommendations to improve dress and personal appearance standards.
  • T-6A accident investigation complete AFPN 19 Mar 2008 -- Air Force officials have completed the investigation of the Nov. 28, 2007, T-6A Texan II mid-air collision near Gunshy Auxiliary Field, Miss., which resulted in the loss of both aircraft.
  • Americans Must Be Committed to Defeating Terrorist Enemy, England Says AFPS 19 Mar 2008 -- Americans must be as committed to defeating the terrorist enemy as that enemy is to defeating the United States and all that for which the nation stands, Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England said today at the Navy League's Sea, Air, Space Expo here.
  • War on Terrorism Requires More Than Military Force, Expert Says AFPS 19 Mar 2008 -- Winning the war on terrorism will be a long, slow process predicated on earning the loyalty of people insurgents want to control for their own ends, according to one of the U.S. Army's premier counter-insurgency experts.
  • 'Dagger' Brigade Switches Patch in Activation Ceremony Army News 19 Mar 2008 -- The 2nd "Dagger" Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Infantry Division officially became the 172nd Infantry Brigade (Separate) "Blackhawks" during an activation ceremony here March 17.
  • U.S. and Indian Officials Discuss WWII Recovery Missions 19 Mar 2008 -- Officials of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) met today with representatives of the Indian government in New Delhi to lay the groundwork for future U.S.-Indian humanitarian operations in Arunachal Pradesh State.
  • NAVFAC Southeast Awards $45.8 Million Contract to Local Contractor Navy NewsStand 19 Mar 2008 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $45.8 million contract on March 4 to NTF, L.L.C., a large business joint venture of Opus South and Whitesell-Green of Pensacola, Fla. for design and construction of a new facility for the U.S. Air Force at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola.
  • Expeditionary Forces Fill Gap in Maritime Zone Navy NewsStand 19 Mar 2008 -- During the Naval Expeditionary Forces Expo and Symposium, in Virginia Beach March 11-13, leaders from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force discussed how they work together in an expanded battlespace, applying the new unified maritime strategy.
  • TR Prepares for Busy Underway Navy NewsStand 19 Mar 2008 -- USS Theodore Roosevelt (TR) (CVN 71) got underway March 17, in preparation for upcoming carrier qualifications and strike group drills
  • NMCB 1 Celebrates Seabee Birthday Abroad Navy NewsStand 19 Mar 2008 -- On March 5, 1942, Adm. Ben Moreell was granted the authority to establish a naval construction force and officially call its personnel "Seabees."
  • Navy Seabee Achieves Third Warfare Qualification in Only Four Years Navy NewsStand 19 Mar 2008 -- A U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 Sailor completed his third warfare designation on March 15, achieving this career milestone in less than four years.
  • Mustin Proves Practice Makes Perfect During ULTRA-C Navy NewsStand 19 Mar 2008 -- Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mustin (DDG 89) demonstrated that practice makes perfect during a Unit-Level Training Assessment-Certification (ULTRA-C) conducted March 10-14.
  • NATO fighters scramble again to intercept Russian Bear bombers RIA Novosti 19 Mar 2008 -- NATO fighters scrambled to accompany Russian Tu-95 Bear strategic bombers on a regular patrol over the Atlantic on Wednesday, a Russian Air Force spokesman said.
  • Russian foreign ministry receives U.S. missile defense proposals RIA Novosti 19 Mar 2008 -- The U.S. has handed Russia new proposals on the planned deployment of a missile defense shield in Central Europe, a Russian deputy foreign minister confirmed Wednesday.
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 19 Mar 2008
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 19 Mar 2008

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