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08 April 2008 Military News

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  • Tweet complete: T-37 retires after 39 years of service AFPN 08 Apr 2008 -- The T-37 Tweet formally retired April 3 from Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training here after 39 years of service as the gateway to the sky for more than 10,000 Air Force aviators.
  • Aerial porters can now train anytime, anywhere AFPN 08 Apr 2008 -- Air transportation Airmen across the Air Force can access training anytime, anywhere through the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center's distance learning program.
  • 'Campus Dining' to transform AF food services AFPN 08 Apr 2008 -- Air Combat Command is leading the Air Force in a study that will change the way food service is delivered at Air Force installations.
  • Airmen at war set cargo, passenger movement records AFPN 08 Apr 2008 -- Air transportation requirements of cargo and troops within U.S. Central Command's 27-nation area of responsibility reached an all-time high in March, but Airmen responded to this demand with a record-setting performance, officials said.
  • Bush Confers Highest Military Decoration on Fallen Navy SEAL AFPS 08 Apr 2008 -- President Bush today posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor to Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor, a Navy SEAL whose mortal sacrifice in Iraq saved the lives of two fellow SEALs and several Iraqi soldiers.
  • U.S., Chile Sign Information-Sharing Agreement AFPS 08 Apr 2008 -- Top defense officials for the United States and Chile today signed an agreement to begin sharing science and technology information, further strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries.
  • Ronald Reagan Strike Group Returns Following Successful COMPTUEX Navy NewsStand 08 Apr 2008 -- The officers and crew of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 7, and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 returned to San Diego April 7, following completion of the ship's Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) that took place off the coast of Southern California.
  • USS La Jolla departs for Western Pacific Navy NewsStand 08 Apr 2008 -- USS La Jolla (SSN 762) departed Pearl Harbor Naval Station for a scheduled Western Pacific deployment, April 3.
  • USS Peleliu Completes COMPTUEX in Preparation for Deployment Navy NewsStand 08 Apr 2008 -- Commander, Amphibious Squadron 3 (CPR-3), USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and the other ships of Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group completed Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) March 28.
  • USS Ashland Builds Maritime Partnerships in Mauritius Navy NewsStand 08 Apr 2008 -- USS Ashland (LSD 48) arrived in Port Louis, Mauritius, April 8, the first U.S. Navy ship to visit the Indian Ocean island this year.
  • TR Completes Successful TSTA FEP Process Navy NewsStand 08 Apr 2008 -- USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Sailors successfully completed the three-week Tailored Ship's Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP) process, April 6.
  • Nassau Sailors Tour Island of Gozo during Malta Port Visit Navy NewsStand 08 Apr 2008 -- USS Nassau (LHA 4) Sailors and Marines toured the Maltese island of Gozo during a port visit to Malta, March 14-17.
  • Navy Launches Newest T-AKE Navy NewsStand 08 Apr 2008 -- USNS Amelia Earhart, the newest ship in the U.S. Navy's Lewis and Clark-class of dry cargo/ammunition ships owned and operated by Military Sealift Command (MSC), was launched April 6 during a nighttime ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego.
  • Tarawa Makes Landmark Launch From LHA Class Ship Navy NewsStand 08 Apr 2008 -- Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) successfully launched and retrieved raiding craft combat rubber inflatables (CRRC) for the first time from an LHA class ship, March 29.
  • MCPON Visits Sasebo Navy NewsStand 08 Apr 2008 -- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, MCPON (SW/FMF) Joe R. Campa Jr., visited the Sailors of Fleet Activities Sasebo April 7.
  • NMCB 4 Chiefs and Officers Conduct Field Training Exercise Navy NewsStand 08 Apr 2008 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4's officers and chiefs participated in their annual chief and officer field training exercise March 24 through March 28 at Fort Hunter Liggett.
  • "Gold Eagle" Medical and Dental Departments Merge Navy NewsStand 08 Apr 2008 -- USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is merging its Medical and Dental departments at Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard this April to provide more efficient services for the crew and help produce more well-rounded and flexible Navy corpsman.
  • Four U.S. Ships to Participate in Phoenix Express 08 Navy NewsStand 08 Apr 2008 -- Four U.S. Navy ships will participate in Phoenix Express 2008 (PE 08), a U.S.-hosted, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional maritime partnerships and foster the ability to operate jointly, from April 8-22.
  • Keating Praises Micronesia's Partnership in Promoting Stability AFPS 08 Apr 2008 -- Navy Adm. Timothy J. Keating's visit here today turned personal when, after praising Micronesia as a partner in promoting regional security, he got to personally thank a local soldier severely wounded while serving in the U.S. military in Iraq.
  • Senior Executive Service Appointments 08 Apr 2008 -- Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced the following Department of Defense Senior Executive Service appointments
  • Kearsarge Completes CMAV, Prepares for Certification Cycle at Sea Navy NewsStand 08 Apr 2008 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) began its certification cycle April 1, after a post-deployment, month-long continuous maintenance availability, or CMAV.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 08 Apr 2008
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 08 Apr 2008

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