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27 March 2008 Military News

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  • Vandenberg lieutenant has special tie to Endeavour mission AFPN 27 Mar 2008 -- The crew of the recent Space Shuttle Endeavour traveled with a unique payload designed in part by a lieutenant assigned to Vandenberg Air Force Base.
  • Airmen augment Romanian security for NATO summit AFPN 27 Mar 2008 -- Airmen from across U.S. Air Forces in Europe converged on locations throughout the continent this week to support Operation Noble Endeavor, a Romanian-led effort to police the sky above the upcoming NATO summit in Bucharest, Romania.
  • Air Force Web site can prevent air mishaps for civilian pilots AFPN 27 Mar 2008 -- Air Combat Command officials here currently are reaching out to private civilian pilots by publicizing a Web site designed to prevent mid-air collisions with military aircraft.
  • Female U-2 pilots say gender isn't a factor AFPN 27 Mar 2008 -- In its 50 years of flight, only six women pilots have been at the controls of the U-2 Dragon Lady.
  • Changes in Military Health System Promote Confidence AFPS 27 Mar 2008 -- Both public and patient confidence in the military health system are growing, and that system is leading the nation in developing new patient technologies, a senior Tricare official said.
  • Jackson Testing New Weapons Qualification Method Army News 27 Mar 2008 -- "One shot, one kill" may be the motto of the Army sniper, but for Soldiers qualifying in Basic Rifle Marksmanship, the traditional one shot per target on the range could soon come to an end.
  • New Policy Taking Effect for Evaluations Army News 27 Mar 2008 -- Beginning April 1, the U.S.Army's Human Resources Command will require that all Officer Evaluation Reports and Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Reports be electronically submitted using "My Forms" on Army Knowledge Online.
  • Senior Executive Service Appointments 27 Mar 2008 -- Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced the following Department of Defense Senior Executive Service appointments:
  • $49.3 Million Awarded to Universities for Research Equipment 27 Mar 2008 -- The Department of Defense (DoD) today announced plans to award $49.3 million to academic institutions to support the purchase of research instrumentation
  • NMCB 3 Earns Battle "E" Award Navy NewsStand 27 Mar 2008 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 were recognized as the best Seabee battalion in the Navy during a presentation ceremony at Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme, March 21.
  • Royal Thai Navy Visits Sasebo Navy NewsStand 27 Mar 2008 -- Royal Thai Navy (RTN) frigates H.T.M.S. Naresuan (FF-421) and H.T.M.S. Saiburi (FF-458) arrived at Fleet Activities Sasebo March 25, as part of a cadet overseas training tour for the Royal Thai Naval Academy.
  • Ashland Sailors Participate in Israel Community Relations Project Navy NewsStand 27 Mar 2008 -- Sailors from the amphibious dock landing ship, USS Ashland (LSD 48) participated in a community relations day, March 21, during a port visit to Haifa.
  • USS Georgia Ready for Return Navy NewsStand 27 Mar 2008 -- USS Georgia (SSGN 729) held a return-to-service ceremony at the Naval Submarine Base in Kings Bay, March 28.
  • Seabees Begin Construction in Trinidad & Tobago Navy NewsStand 27 Mar 2008 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 began construction in Trinidad and Tobago, March 25, on a community clinic, the first of several engineering assistance projects planned for New Horizons/Beyond the Horizons (NH/BTH) 2008.
  • Africa Partnership Station and Project Hope Team Up in Liberia Navy NewsStand 27 Mar 2008 -- Project Hope teamed up with Africa Partnership Station (APS) to deliver medical supplies, humanitarian and postal equipment, and much needed medical and technical skills to the people of Liberia.
  • Maritime Strategy Port Call at University of Denver Navy NewsStand 27 Mar 2008 -- The diplomats of tomorrow met with Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Vice Adm. John Morgan and naval strategist Capt. Dan Cloyd at the University of Denver, March 26 to discuss the new joint-service Maritime Strategy and what it means to the nation's future.
  • UK urged to review military equipment purchases IRNA 27 Mar 2008 -- The British government was urged Thursday to review its military equipment purchases in the light of continuing delays with key programs.
  • NATO: Georgian, Ukrainian MAP Bids Likely To Go The Wire At Summit RFE/RL 27 Mar 2008 -- One week before NATO leaders convene in Bucharest, Georgian officials have traveled to the alliance's headquarters in Brussels for a last-gasp bid to secure their country a Membership Action Plan (MAP), seen as a virtual guarantee of future membership.
  • Lavrov: Russia Still Opposes NATO Expansion, US Missile Defense Plans VOA 27 Mar 2008 -- Russia's foreign minister again has expressed opposition to NATO expansion and U.S. plans for a missile defense system in central Europe.
  • Putin, Bush to discuss missile defense, CFE in Bucharest, Sochi RIA Novosti 27 Mar 2008 -- The Russian and U.S. leaders will discuss European missile shield plans and the CFE arms reduction treaty when they meet in Romania and Sochi next month, the Russian foreign minister said on Thursday.
  • Bush To Meet Putin In Russia VOA 27 Mar 2008 -- President Bush has accepted an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin to travel to Russia for talks April 6 on missile defense
  • Russia: Top Brass Signals Trouble Within Defense Ministry RFE/RL 27 Mar 2008 -- Reports that the chief of Russia's General Staff tendered his resignation has rekindled speculation over the extent to which General Yury Baluyevsky opposes reform efforts led by Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov.
  • Russia's military says no further personnel cuts RIA Novosti 27 Mar 2008 -- Russia will not scale down its Armed Forces in the near future through ongoing organizational reform, a senior military official said on Thursday.
  • Russia scraps six more Topol systems under START-1 treaty RIA Novosti 27 Mar 2008 -- Russia has dismantled another six outdated Topol mobile missile systems under a major international treaty on strategic arms reductions, the Strategic Missile Forces said in a statement on Thursday.
  • Press Gaggle by Gordon Johndroe The White House 27 Mar 2008
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 27 Mar 2008

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