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24 April 2008 Military News

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  • Navy Re-Establishes U.S. Fourth Fleet 24 Apr 2008 -- Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced today the re-establishment of the U.S. Fourth Fleet and assigned Rear Adm. Joseph D. Kernan, currently serving as commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, as its new commander. Fourth Fleet will be responsible for U.S. Navy ships, aircraft and submarines operating in the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
  • Security forces fire with precision AFPN 24 Apr 2008 -- When Air Force battle requirements call for Airmen to observe, report and engage a target from close proximity, without being seen, they call for their sharpshooters.
  • NASA officials turns to Air Force for 'Guppy' evaluation AFPN 24 Apr 2008 -- NASA officials brought the Super Guppy -- a uniquely-designed aircraft used to transport cargo, including parts of the space shuttle program -- to Tinker AFB in mid-April so that maintainers here could inspect the aircraft and perform some repairs.
  • Distributed Learning Initiative Delivers Training Anywhere, Any Time AFPS 24 Apr 2008 -- Every seven seconds, someone within the Defense Department completes an online training course through a program that's become the gold standard for delivering education and training anywhere, any time.
  • CSG9 Ships Participate in Singapore PASSEX Navy NewsStand 24 Apr 2008 -- Ships and aircraft from Carrier Strike Group 9 and the Republic of Singapore Navy conducted a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) while underway near Singapore, April 15.
  • Brazil, Argentina, George Washington Carrier Strike Group Kick-Off UNITAS Navy NewsStand 24 Apr 2008 -- USS George Washington (CVN 73) and the George Washington Carrier Strike Group participated in the opening ceremony for UNITAS 49-08 in Rio de Janeiro April 22.
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 24 Apr 2008

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