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28 April 2008 Military News

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  • Bataan Successfully Completes Light-Off Assessment Navy NewsStand 28 Apr 2008 -- Long hours and hard work are the reasons why the engineering department aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) successfully completed the ship's Light-Off Assessment (LOA), April 14-18.
  • 'Gold Eagle' Sailors Maintain Complex Network Systems in Shipyard Navy NewsStand 28 Apr 2008 -- Sailors from the "Gold Eagle" Combat Systems department have been working day and night this April in order to keep up with the fast paced data demands of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier during its scheduled Refueling Complex Overhaul.
  • 'Gold Eagle' Electricians Prepare Catapults for Operations Navy NewsStand 28 Apr 2008 -- Sailors from the "Gold Eagle" steam catapult and arresting gear team began conducting hydraulic electrical check-outs on all Catapult 1 electrical systems on board this April; an evolution that marks the imminent return of the aircraft carrier back to the fleet.
  • Airmen can request Afghan, Iraq campaign medal stars AFPN 28 Apr 2008 -- Officials from the office of the under secretary of defense have recently provided guidance on the wear of campaign stars on both Afghanistan and Iraq campaign medals.
  • Room for More Ships at Mayport Navy NewsStand 28 Apr 2008 -- A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) hearing concerning the homeporting of additional surface ships at Naval Station Mayport was held for the general public at Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Deerwood Campus, April 16.
  • USS San Francisco Changes Hands Navy NewsStand 28 Apr 2008 -- Cmdr. Nathan H. Martin relieved Capt. David A. Ogburn as commanding officer of USS San Francisco (SSN 711) during a change of command ceremony held at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor's Deterrent Park, April 25.
  • B-1B performs as never envisioned after 20 years AFPN 28 Apr 2008 -- May 2 marks 20 years since the last B-1B Lancer was delivered to the Air Force, and today commanders consider it one of the most valuable aircraft in Iraq.
  • Improving network warfare training in exercise AFPN 28 Apr 2008 -- For the first time exercise participants were provided a realistic picture of the results of a network attack on an adversary during a Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment earlier this month.
  • Heavily Deployed Brigade's Leaders Reflect on Most Recent Tour AFPS 28 Apr 2008 -- After months of intensive training at Fort Benning, Ga., and a rotation to the National Training Center, in Fort Irwin, Calif., the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team deployed here in March 2007, prepared to accomplish their mission.
  • Politicized Military Would Lose Public Trust, Official Says AFPS 28 Apr 2008 -- If the U.S. military lost its politically neutral footing, the armed forces would surrender the public's trust, a senior U.S. military officer who explained a new Defense Department directive on troops' political activity said in an interview.
  • DoD Announces New Relocation Tool for Families AFPS 28 Apr 2008 -- It's almost peak moving season again for military families, and Defense Department leaders want families to know new resources are available to help.
  • Air Force receives last GPS IIR satellite AFPN 28 Apr 2008 -- The Air Force received the last in a series of GPS IIR(M) satellites from Lockheed Martin during an recent fly-out ceremony at the Lockheed Martin facility in Valley Forge, Penn.
  • US Aircraft Carrier Kitty Hawk Makes Last Port Call VOA 28 Apr 2008 -- The Kitty Hawk is making its first visit to Hong Kong since Beijing refused to let the U.S. aircraft carrier drop anchor in the city last year
  • GWCSG Departs Rio de Janeiro, Continues UNITAS Navy NewsStand 28 Apr 2008 -- Sailors of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) departed the South American port city of Rio de Janeiro April 25 after a scheduled four-day port visit and will now begin the operational phase of UNITAS 49-08.
  • Signing of Czech-U.S. radar deal delayed - Czech Foreign Ministry RIA Novosti 28 Apr 2008 -- The signing of a treaty on the deployment of a missile-defense radar station in the Czech Republic has been postponed, a Czech Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday.
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 28 Apr 2008
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 28 Apr 2008

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