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24 March 2008 Military News

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  • MILCON: Fort Eustis Changing Footprint Army News 24 Mar 2008 -- Fort Eustis, located on the James River at the northern tip of Newport News, Va., is home to the U.S. Army Transportation Corps and Center and currently provides training in rail, marine and amphibious operations, along with other modes of transportation.
  • Ramstein Airmen use AFSO 21 for performance reports AFPN 24 Mar 2008 -- Members of the 86th Airlift Wing recently found ways to reduce performance report processing time by more than 30 days using Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st century process preparation.
  • Women pilots: A weapon to be used AFPN 24 Mar 2008
  • New operations center to open at Hanscom AFPN 24 Mar 2008 -- Members of the 652nd Electronic Systems Squadron here are preparing for the future home of the U.S. Air Force Central's Combined Air and Space Operations Center facility as construction continues here.
  • SARC helps deployed servicemembers respond to crisis AFPN 24 Mar 2008 -- Air Force Sexual Assault Response Coordinators will be stressing education and awareness about sexual assault throughout the month of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
  • Army Screens 320,000th Soldier for PDHRA Army News 24 Mar 2008 -- This month the U.S. Army screened its 320,000th Soldier as part of the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment program.
  • Soldiers Trying New Protective Vests in Baghdad Army News 24 Mar 2008 -- After stomping around for a few days with the new Improved Outer Tactical Vest, 4th Infantry Division Soldiers came back with mixed reviews for the new tactical gear.
  • John C. Stennis Underway as Major Maintenance Nears Completion Navy NewsStand 24 Mar 2008 -- The crew of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) got the 90,000-ton nuclear powered aircraft carrier underway March 24, for the first time in almost seven months.
  • VP-4 'Skinny Dragons' Rescue Two Stranded Mariners at Sea Navy NewsStand 24 Mar 2008 -- The crew of a U.S. Navy P-3C Orion patrol aircraft conducted a rescue and recovery mission to help two men who were stranded at sea in their small motorboat after encountering mechanical problems approximately 200 miles southwest of Costa Rica, March 16.
  • Swift Assists Vessel in Distress Off Liberian Coast Navy NewsStand 24 Mar 2008 -- While transiting off the coast of Monrovia, Liberia as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS), High Speed Vessel 2 Swift received a distress call, March 20, relayed from Cap Lara, a Greek flagged vessel, to a Portuguese fishing vessel, the Princesa Do Guadiana, which was stranded off the coast with no food, water or fuel.
  • Kearsarge Completes SARCERT Navy NewsStand 24 Mar 2008 -- Search and rescue swimmers aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) completed the search and rescue certification (SARCERT) March 13.
  • DESRON 40 Welcomes New Commander Navy NewsStand 24 Mar 2008 -- Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40 held a change of command ceremony at Naval Station Mayport, March 20.
  • USS Crommelin Conducts Community Relations Project in Colombia Navy NewsStand 24 Mar 2008 -- While in port Cartegena, Sailors from USS Crommelin (FFG 37) volunteered for a community relations project at a local school Feb. 22.
  • FOL Comalapa Brings Joy to Orphanage in El Salvador Navy NewsStand 24 Mar 2008 -- Service members from Forward Operating Location (FOL) Comalapa carried out a community relations project March 14 at the "Hogar Vito Guarato" Orphanage on the outskirts of San Salvador.
  • Ronald Reagan Strike Group Underway for COMPTUEX Navy NewsStand 24 Mar 2008 -- The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) departed San Diego March 17 to conduct a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California as part of the training cycle for a regularly scheduled deployment.
  • Russia to double production of conventional weapons by 2015 RIA Novosti 24 Mar 2008 -- Russia will more than double production of conventional weaponry by 2015, a first deputy prime minister said on Monday.
  • Bush to Discuss Ukraine's Controversial NATO Bid VOA 24 Mar 2008 -- The White House says President Bush will use his trip to Ukraine, Romania, and Croatia next week to try to show support for freedom and democracy in the region and to help the NATO alliance confront 21st century challenges
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 24 Mar 2008
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 24 Mar 2008

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