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14 April 2008 Military News

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  • Media Availability with Secretary Gates, Secretary Peake and Deputy Secretary Mansfield at the Pentagon 14 Apr 2008 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Secretary of Veterans Affairs James Peake and Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Gordon Mansfield
  • Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment underway AFPN 14 Apr 2008 -- The Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment 2008 third quarter event kicked off here April 14 and will run through April 25 after two years of planning and preparation by Air Force officials.
  • Eielson intelligence flight supports Red Flag-Alaska AFPN 14 Apr 2008 -- Airmen with the 354th Operations Support Squadron Intelligence Flight here are providing U.S. and allied forces intelligence scenarios and targeting materials to support Exercise Red Flag-Alaska 08-2 running April 3 through 18.
  • Joint Task Force Supports Army South in Honduras AFPS 14 Apr 2008 -- A U.S. Army South exercise in Honduras is testing Joint Task Force Bravo's ability to support forward-deployed troops over three months as the number of U.S. military personnel on Soto Cano Air Base nearly doubles.
  • 'Austere Challenge' Testing New 7th Army Concept Army News 14 Apr 2008 -- The establishment of early-entry and operational command posts in late March during the deployment phase of Austere Challenge 2008 marked a significant milestone in the merger of U.S. Army Europe and V Corps into a single organization known as 7th Army.
  • Army Knowledge Online Upgrades Pave Way for DoD-Wide Net-centricity Army News 14 Apr 2008 -- Army Knowledge Online, the U.S. Army's enterprise portal and the world's largest intranet, is gearing up to support as many as 2.5 million users by the end of April.
  • Former MNF-Iraq Spokesman Addresses Joint Public Affairs Community Army News 14 Apr 2008 -- Students at the Defense Information School and Army Public Affairs Center here recently received a senior operator's perspective on the importance of public affairs in supporting mission commanders' objectives, as seen from his perspective as former spokesman for Multi-National Force-Iraq.
  • Warrior Workplace Program Helps Soldiers Face Transition Army News 14 Apr 2008 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New England District is assisting the Community Based Health Care Organizations of Massachusetts in a first of its kind program.
  • Phoenix Express 2008 Underway Navy NewsStand 14 Apr 2008 -- Phoenix Express 2008 (PE 08) wrapped up the inport portion of the exercise on April 13 and began the underway portion of the two-week exercise on April 14 with 12 ships getting underway from Naval Support Activity, Souda Bay, Crete.
  • USS Frank Cable Completes Mid-Cycle Assessment Navy NewsStand 14 Apr 2008 -- USS Frank Cable (AS 40) successfully completed its Mid-Cycle Assessment by Afloat Training Group (ATG) and Submarine Squadron 15 (SUBRON 15), April 14, proving the crew can safely and correctly train, operate and maintain Frank Cable.
  • USS Farragut Makes First International Port Visit Navy NewsStand 14 Apr 2008 -- USS Farragut (DDG 99) Sailors marked their ship's first official transit into a foreign port April 11, during a routine refueling visit to this Caribbean island, one of several "firsts" for Farragut since her May 4 commissioning.
  • Navy Core Competencies: USS Stethem Flexes Deck Seamanship Skills Navy NewsStand 14 Apr 2008 -- In today's Navy, advanced weapons systems and complex command and control architecture often take the spotlight. As guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) took to sea, March 18-26, from Yokosuka, her crew demonstrated more traditional Naval heritage - deck seamanship.
  • Fleet Activities Sasebo Changes Command Navy NewsStand 14 Apr 2008 -- Numerous U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) officers, local government officials and Sailors looked on as Capt. Tilghman D. Payne relinquished command of Fleet Activities Sasebo to Capt. Francis Xavier Martin at a formal ceremony in front of the base headquarters building April 11.
  • USS Curts welcomed in Saipan Navy NewsStand 14 Apr 2008 -- USS Curts (FFG 38) departed Saipan April 9 after a four-day port visit on the tropical island in the Northern Marianas Islands, where the crew enjoyed the beautiful beaches, historical sites and community relations projects.
  • Backgrounder: The U.S.-South Korea Alliance cfr.org 14 Apr 2008
  • CIS set to hold air defense exercises in April RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2008 -- The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will hold air defense command and staff exercises on April 22 involving over 100 military aircraft, a spokesman for the Russian Air Force said on Monday.
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 14 Apr 2008
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 14 Apr 2008

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