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  • Army Briefs Sabine River Authority Officials Army News 15 Apr 2008 -- A host of Army leaders, to include the secretary of the Army, provided Texas officials a comprehensive overview of the service and its global responsibilities during a "fly-in" at the Pentagon Monday.
  • CMSAF addresses Academy cadets AFPN 15 Apr 2008 -- Academy cadets had an opportunity to receive insight from the Air Force's top enlisted member April 10.
  • C-130 unit gets a new bird with an old history AFPN 15 Apr 2008 -- For years, U.S. Air Force, coalition and sister service forces have relied on the steady stream of supplies and equipment brought in by aircrews flying KC-135 Stratotankers, C-130 Hercules, C-17 Globemaster IIIs and other airlift workhorses.
  • Pearl-like coating from oysters could protect aircraft AFPN 15 Apr 2008 -- Scientists from the University of Dayton Research Institute have manipulated the process of shell and pearl formation in oysters to demonstrate a method for depositing pearl-like coatings onto various metal surfaces.
  • Mullen Strives for Balance in Current Role as Joint Chiefs Chairman AFPS 15 Apr 2008 -- To keep U.S. forces well resourced, trained and poised for unknown future threats, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff strives for balance, he said today.
  • Gates, Rice Support Extension of Security-Assistance Legislation AFPS 15 Apr 2008 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recommended extending legislation that enables the U.S. military to provide funding for training and equipping foreign forces for global counterinsurgency operations during testimony before the House Armed Services Committee here today.
  • Department Works to Improve Absentee-Voting Procedures, Boost Participation AFPS 15 Apr 2008 -- The Defense Department has made great strides over the past four years to ensure servicemembers, particularly those stationed and deployed overseas, have greater opportunity to vote, a senior defense official told Congress today.
  • Leaders Cite Defense, State Department Teamwork in Iraq, Afghanistan AFPS 15 Apr 2008 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discussed ongoing collaboration between their agencies as part of counterinsurgency efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere during testimony before the House Armed Services Committee here today.
  • Senior Executive Service Appointment 15 Apr 2008
  • USS Henry M. Jackson Holds Change of Command Navy NewsStand 15 Apr 2008 -- USS Henry M. Jackson (HMJ) (SSBN 730) held a change of command ceremony, April 14 at the Jackson Park Chapel in Bremerton.
  • CFAY, Zushi Join Forces for Disaster Preparedness Navy NewsStand 15 Apr 2008 -- A memorandum of understanding for disaster preparedness and disaster response operations between Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) and the city of Zushi was signed during a formal ceremony at CFAY, April 11.
  • USS Nashville Visits Crete During Phoenix Express 08 Navy NewsStand 15 Apr 2008 -- Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Nashville (LPD 13) visited the port of Souda Bay, and the nearby city of Chania, April 8-14, as part of Phoenix Express 2008 (PE 08).
  • Ship's Blog Logs More than 9,000 Visitors Navy NewsStand 15 Apr 2008 -- Pearl Harbor based guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) has found an innovative way of keeping families and the public informed about their daily activities - launching a ship's blog, March 23.
  • USS Russell Navigates Uncharted Waters with Ship's Blog Navy NewsStand 15 Apr 2008 -- USS Russell's (DDG 59) Web log is having an impact on the World Wide Web since its debut two weeks ago, reaching 5,000 hits April 7.
  • Army Offers Renewed Incentives for Captains to Stay Army News 15 Apr 2008 -- In an effort to encourage more mid-grade officers to remain in service, the Army is again offering a "menu of incentives" for active-component captains that includes options for a cash bonus, attendance at graduate school or the Defense Language Institute.
  • Army Rehearses for Hurricane Season Army News 15 Apr 2008 -- Officials from 43 government agencies gathered around a detailed map here April 10 for a Rehearsal of Concept drill on hurricane relief operations.
  • Army Reserve, Inova Health System Launch Partnership Army News 15 Apr 2008 -- The Army Reserve joined with Inova Health System Monday in the launching of a public-private partnership that will allow both organizations to recruit, train and employ people interested in serving in the Reserve and in health-care careers.
  • Personal Security Detachment Soldiers Show Versatility AFPS 15 Apr 2008 -- The personal security detachment here does far more than escort their commander and command sergeant major around the battlefield.
  • USS Hopper & USS Port Royal Visit Palau Navy NewsStand 15 Apr 2008 -- Two Pearl Harbor based ships, guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) and guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70), visited the island of Palau, April 14.
  • Joint LOADEX Ensures Operational Success Navy NewsStand 15 Apr 2008 -- The Navy and Air Force came together during a training operation known as Load Exercise (LOADEX) at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., April 11-13, in an effort to increase interoperability during upcoming deployments.
  • U.S. 6th Fleet's Southeast Africa Task Force Arrives in Madagascar Navy NewsStand 15 Apr 2008 -- Landing ship dock USS Ashland (LSD 48) pulled into Antsiranana, a small port city on the northern tip of Madagascar, Tuesday, April 15.
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 15 Apr 2008
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 15 Apr 2008

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