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16 April 2008 Military News

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  • MILCON: Fort Myer Building DoD's Largest Childcare Center Army News 16 Apr 2008 -- The construction of a 50,831 square-foot Child Development Center is underway at Fort Myer, Va., and when completed it will be the largest childcare facility in the Department of Defense.
  • NMCB 4 Welcomes a New Commanding Officer Navy NewsStand 16 Apr 2008 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 held a change of command ceremony, April 11 at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme where Cmdr. Dean A. VanderLey relieved Cmdr. Craig S. Hamer.
  • US Official Urges Congress to Pass War Funding Request VOA 16 Apr 2008 -- The Bush administration is warning Congress of potential layoffs at the Department of Defense if they do not approve a $108 billion funding package for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan by the end of next month.
  • Red Flag-Alaska pilots engage in realistic combat scenarios AFPN 16 Apr 2008 -- Aerial dog-fights between 10 or more jets and dodging simulated missiles may sound like a boss-level of a video game, but it's really the daunting experience of a combat pilot during the Exercise Red Flag-Alaska 08-2 that runs April 3 through 18 at Eielson Air Force Base.
  • Navy Reserve Policy Board Meets at NAS JRB Fort Worth Navy NewsStand 16 Apr 2008 -- The National Navy Reserve Policy Board (NNRPB) met at Naval Air Station (NAS) Joint Reserve Base (JRB) Fort Worth, April 12, to consider, recommend and report to the Secretary of the Navy, policy matters that may affect many Sailors in the Navy Reserve community.
  • ECRC Holds First Weapons Qualification Navy NewsStand 16 Apr 2008 -- Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC) held its first command weapons qualification at Rodriguez Indoor Range, Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, April 14.
  • HSL-46 Gets the Golden Wrench Navy NewsStand 16 Apr 2008 -- Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46 was presented with the coveted Sikorsky Aircraft "Golden Wrench Award" for maintenance excellence, April 10.
  • CNO Visits USS Harry S. Truman Navy NewsStand 16 Apr 2008 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead visited the crew of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) April 15 to address Sailors deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO).
  • DoD Releases List of Qualified Competitors For The $1 Million Wearable Power Prize 16 Apr 2008 -- The Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E) today issued the list of qualified competitors for its Wearable Power Prize competition to be held this fall in California
  • Chief of Naval Operations Visits Bahrain Navy NewsStand 16 Apr 2008 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead visited Bahrain April 13-15 to meet with U.S. and coalition leaders as well as Sailors currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO).
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 16 Apr 2008
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino and Jim Connaughton, Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality The White House 16 Apr 2008

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