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09 April 2008 Military News

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  • Supply Chain Partners Deliver 5,000 MRAPs to Warfighters AFPS 09 Apr 2008 -- Supply chain partners, from manufacturer to the front lines, reached a major milestone in keeping warfighters in Iraq and Afghanistan safe from the effects of many improvised explosive devices.
  • Aggressor fleet paint scheme nears completion AFPN 09 Apr 2008 -- After swapping out F-16 Fighting Falcons with the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Airmen from the 354th Maintenance Squadron sheet metal shop wasted no time in painting the newly-received aircraft with a flanker color scheme which helps other pilots identify these aircraft as the opposing force during training exercises.
  • New concept in maintenance training comes to fruition AFPN 09 Apr 2008 -- Years of hard work and planning came to realization April 7 when the first class of F-22 Raptor maintenance students graduated from the $21 million F-22 Maintenance Training Facility here.
  • Ammo troops make explosive impact on B-52 mission AFPN 09 Apr 2008 -- Airmen of the 36th Wing here, with their B-52 Stratofortress long-range bombers, have the capability of launching missions from Andersen to any location at any time and to anywhere.
  • Langley officials fight to keep F-22s from being damaged AFPN 09 Apr 2008 -- The Air Force's newest and most technologically advanced fighter, the F-22 Raptor, is under attack here.
  • Joint Chiefs Chairman Discusses Vision for Future AFPS 09 Apr 2008 -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stressed the need for more troops in Afghanistan, reduced deployment lengths, improved care for the wounded and a transition from "peacetime" to "wartime" processes.
  • HSL 42 : The First to Embark on USS Nitze Navy NewsStand 09 Apr 2008 -- Like a new neighbor moving in next door, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42 "Proud Warriors" tried to make a good impression with the Sailors assigned to USS Nitze (DDG 94) when the helicopter detachment first reported aboard March 17.
  • Navy ASW Center Gets New Commander Navy NewsStand 09 Apr 2008 -- Naval Oceanography Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Center held a change of command ceremonyduring a ceremony April 9 at Stennis Space Center (SSC).
  • John Paul Jones Completes ULTRA-S Navy NewsStand 09 Apr 2008 -- USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) completed their Unit Level Training Assessment - Sustainment (ULTRA-S) March 26, proving their ability to carry out all operations at the highest levels of proficiency.
  • Army to Relax Information Controls to Keep Pace with Cyberspace AFPS 09 Apr 2008 -- Cumbersome controls over information flow in the Army soon may be a thing of the past, as the service works to deliver its messages proactively in the fast-paced cyber world.
  • Peruvian Navy Ship Visits Seattle Navy NewsStand 09 Apr 2008 -- Navy Region Northwest said farewell to the captain and crew of the Peruvian Navy transport ship BAP Mollendo (ATC 131) April 6, following a port visit in Seattle.
  • USS Frank Cable Returns from Philippines Navy NewsStand 09 Apr 2008 -- Submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) returned to its homeport of Guam April 9 after a regulary scheduled underway period.
  • USS Denver Holds Change of Command Ceremony Navy NewsStand 09 Apr 2008 -- USS Denver (LPD 9) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, April 4.
  • U.S. senator calls for space-based interceptor missiles RIA Novosti 09 Apr 2008 -- United States Senator Wayne Allard has called for interceptor missiles to be deployed on satellites in permanent orbit, so that the U.S. can rapidly respond to threats anywhere on Earth.
  • NATO fighters again accompany Russian bombers near Alaska RIA Novosti 09 Apr 2008 -- NATO fighters accompanied Russian Tu-95 Bear strategic bombers on a regular strategic patrol flight on Wednesday, a Russian Air Force spokesman said.
  • Russia wants permanent presence at Poland, Czech missile sites IRNA 09 Apr 2008 -- Russia wants its military officers to be present at all times at the planned US missile sites in Poland and the Czech Republic to make sure Russia is not a target, the Russian foreign minister said Tuesday.
  • Russia, Poland in deadlock over missile shield RIA Novosti 09 Apr 2008 -- Russia and Poland have failed again to reach an agreement over the proposed U.S. missile shield in Central Europe, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 09 Apr 2008
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 09 Apr 2008

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