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  • Mullen Says Conventional Forces Must Learn From Special Ops Personnel AFPS 02 Apr 2008 -- All servicemembers are going to have to become more like special operations troops as the war against terror continues, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said yesterday.
  • Arnold contributes to first supersonic flight using synthetic fuel AFPN 02 Apr 2008 -- When a B-1B Lancer became the first Air Force aircraft to fly at supersonic speed using a 50/50 blend of synthetic and petroleum-based fuels March 19, the Arnold Engineering Development Center work force knew they played a significant role in supporting the flight.
  • Research leads to improved wireless communication AFPN 02 Apr 2008 -- An Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded researcher whose work focused on multi-user detection technology has made radio reception clearer in locations where interference is a challenge for deployed servicemembers.
  • U.S., Japan AWACS units join forces AFPN 02 Apr 2008 -- A Kadena Air Base squadron signed an agreement here March 26 with its Japan Air Self-Defense Force counterpart formalizing the joint working relationship they've enjoyed for years.
  • A-10 makes wheels-up landing AFPN 02 Apr 2008 -- An Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II made an emergency landing here without its landing gear March 25.
  • The Navy Bids Farewell to VS-31 Navy NewsStand 02 Apr 2008 -- The Navy said farewell to the Topcats of Sea Control Squadron 31 (VS-31) in a disestablishment ceremony held March 27, aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville.
  • USS John L. Hall Visits Montenegro Navy NewsStand 02 Apr 2008 -- USS John L. Hall (FFG 32) pulled into port in Bar, Montenegro March 20 for a four day port visit in support of the Commander, Naval Forces Europe-Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet (CNE-C6F) operational objective to improve maritime safety and security in Europe and Africa.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Visits Sailors in El Salvador Navy NewsStand 02 Apr 2008 -- The Commandant of the U.S Coast Guard, Adm. Thad Allen, visited Sailors at Forward Operating Location (FOL) Comalapa, El Salvador, March 30-31.
  • Navy Introduces New PT Uniforms Navy NewsStand 02 Apr 2008 -- The Navy introduced its new physical training uniform (PTU) to the world, in a photo shoot, March 20-21.
  • New PT Uniforms Ready to Hit the Shelves Navy NewsStand 02 Apr 2008 -- The Navy's new Physical Training or PT uniforms are ready to hit NEX Uniform Center shelves beginning this spring.
  • Wasp Earns Prestigious Award Navy NewsStand 02 Apr 2008 -- USS Wasp (LHD 1) earned the Battle Effectiveness (Battle "E") award Feb. 29, receiving distinction as one of the top large-deck amphibious assault ships on the East Coast.
  • NATO to Beef Up Forces in Afghanistan; No Accord on Members VOA 02 Apr 2008 -- NATO leaders have devised a plan to bolster alliance forces in parts of Afghanistan where the threat of combat is high
  • Defense Secretary Arrives in Bucharest for NATO Summit AFPS 02 Apr 2008 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates landed here today for the start of the NATO summit.
  • Bush Pushes NATO Acceptance of Three Balkan Nations AFPS 02 Apr 2008 -- President Bush today called NATO's upcoming decision on whether to accept three Balkan nations for membership into the alliance "historic" and said the United States strongly supports their membership.
  • Changing World Leads to NATO'S Transformation AFPS 02 Apr 2008 -- NATO's creation in 1949 provided a unique framework for Western military cooperation in an era of Soviet expansion, and subsequently throughout the Cold War.
  • NATO Grows with Afghanistan Experience AFPS 02 Apr 2008 -- NATO's effort in Afghanistan shows not only how far the alliance has come from its original mission of confronting the Cold War era's Soviet threat, but also how far it has to go to become a force for the 21st century.
  • NATO Diary: A Chaotic Start In Bucharest RFE/RL 02 Apr 2008 -- The annual summit of the NATO military alliance begins in earnest on the evening of April 2 with a working dinner attended by the leaders of the 26 member states.
  • Spokesman: NATO to Postpone Membership Offers to Georgia, Ukraine, Macedonia VOA 02 Apr 2008 -- A NATO spokesman says he does not expect the bloc to start the membership process for Georgia and Ukraine at this week's summit in Bucharest.
  • Analysis: The NATO Alliance at War cfr.org 02 Apr 2008 -- Ahead of a presidential trip to Europe built around the upcoming summit of the Atlantic alliance in Romania, President Bush said his chief goal "is to make sure NATO stays relevant."
  • Bush Urges NATO Enlargement, More Troops for Afghanistan VOA 02 Apr 2008 -- President Bush is urging NATO to continue its eastward expansion and to provide more support for military operations in Afghanistan
  • NATO to discuss expansion as it gathers for summit in Bucharest RIA Novosti 02 Apr 2008 -- A three-day NATO summit opens Wednesday in the capital of Romania, Bucharest, which will focus among other issues on the alliance's controversial eastern expansion into former Soviet territories.
  • NATO: In Rough Neighborhood, Hopefuls Feel Lure Of 'Soft Power' RFE/RL 02 Apr 2008 -- Talk to people on the streets of Tbilisi and it becomes clear that Georgia's bid to join NATO is motivated at least partially by fear
  • NATO: What Is A Membership Action Plan? RFE/RL 02 Apr 2008 -- Georgia and Ukraine will be holding their breath for any announcement on their bids to obtain a Membership Action Plan (MAP) during this week's NATO summit.
  • Russia will respond pragmatically to NATO expansion - Lavrov RIA Novosti 02 Apr 2008 -- Russia will offer a pragmatic response to NATO's possible eastward expansion, the Foreign Minister said Wednesday as the alliance is due to discuss setting Ukraine and Georgia on the path to membership.
  • UK ground forces to get advanced air warning system IRNA 02 Apr 2008 -- British ground commanders are to get a new system that will tell them what is happening in the air, help reduce friendly fire incidents and improve ability to counter air attacks, the Ministry of Defense announced Wednesday.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 02 Apr 2008

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