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30 April 2008 Military News

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  • Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Lt. Gen. Ham and Lt. Gen. Sattler from the Pentagon 30 Apr 2008 -- Presenter: Director for Operations, Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. Gen. Carter Ham and Director for Strategic Plans and Policy Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. Gen. John Sattler
  • Fort Campbell Barracks Improving Army News 30 Apr 2008 -- Between now and the year 2014, approximately 2,340 facilities will be built here at the cost of $152 million, including brand new 1+1 barracks, which are under construction to replace barracks from the 1950s.
  • Qualified Airmen can request Afghan, Iraq campaign medal stars AFPN 30 Apr 2008 -- A recent memorandum from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense provides guidance on the wear of campaign stars on both the Afghanistan and Iraq campaign medals.
  • Synthetic fuel testing begins on fighter engine AFPN 30 Apr 2008 -- Engineers at Arnold Engineering Development Center began testing a Pratt & Whitney F100 engine April 29 in the J-1 simulated altitude jet engine test cell using a blend of alternative synthetic fuel. The engine is the power plant for the F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon.
  • Navy Re-establishes 4th Fleet to Promote Future Interoperability AFPS 30 Apr 2008 -- The recent re-establishment of U.S. 4th Fleet will promote increased alignment with the 32 countries and 13 territories in the Caribbean and in Central and South America, a senior Navy official said yesterday.
  • Problems Corrected at Fort Bragg Dorms Army News 30 Apr 2008 -- The poor conditions in a barracks at Fort Bragg, N.C. have largely been corrected, said an Army general responsible for maintaining such facilities.
  • Army Wounded Warrior Program Honors Four Years of Service Army News 30 Apr 2008 -- The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program is proud to announce that April 30, 2008 marks four years of committed service to severely wounded, injured, and ill Soldiers and their Families.
  • USS Carl Vinson Continues Progress with SCOOP Navy NewsStand 30 Apr 2008 -- Crew members aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) are making significant progress in the ship's refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) process as the Shipboard Coordinated On-load and Outfitting Plan (SCOOP) reached its half-way milestone on board April 28.
  • HSL-44 Det. 5, USS Steven W. Groves Returns to Mayport Navy NewsStand 30 Apr 2008 -- Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) (HSL) 44 Detachment 5, returned to their homeport in Mayport, May 2, after being deployed on USS Steven W. Groves (FFG-29) for a six-month counter-illicit trafficking (CNT) deployment.
  • Essex Sailors Take Aim Navy NewsStand 30 Apr 2008 -- Sailors from the forward deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) took the opportunity to enhance their qualifications in small arms training, April 28.
  • Seabees, Trinidad Local Defense Force Team Up Navy NewsStand 30 Apr 2008 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 deployed 20 Sailors to Trinidad to support Beyond the Horizon (BTH) 2008, and work alongside engineers from Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force's first Engineer Battalion Construction Squadron.
  • Field Communications Operator Course Prepares Seabees for Deployment Navy NewsStand 30 Apr 2008 -- Seabees from any construction unit in the U.S. Navy rely on communications to succeed in the missions they are assigned to complete. The first step in learning about field communications is attending the Field Communications Operator Course.
  • Navy Announces Commissioning of Submarine North Carolina 30 Apr 2008 -- The Navy's newest attack submarine North Carolina will be commissioned Saturday, May 3, during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony at Port of Wilmington in Wilmington, N.C.
  • Gates Calls Arrival of Second Carrier in Gulf 'Reminder' of U.S. Presence AFPS 30 Apr 2008 -- The movement of a second aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf this week doesn't signal an escalation of the U.S. naval presence -- but could serve as a "reminder" of it to countries in the region, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here last night.
  • Gates: Counterdrug Partnership Big Step in Building U.S.-Mexican Ties AFPS 30 Apr 2008 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates' visit here yesterday, the first in 12 years for a U.S. defense secretary, focused heavily on a counterdrug partnership aimed at helping Mexico's fight against drug cartels and other transnational threats.
  • Essex Welcomes 31st MEU Navy NewsStand 30 Apr 2008 -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) arrived in Okinawa, April 27, to embark Sailors and Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), for their annual Spring Patrol throughout East and Southeast Asia.
  • USS Florida Deploys After Team Effort Navy NewsStand 30 Apr 2008 -- USS Florida (SSGN 728), led by Capt. William Traub, Blue Crew commanding officer, departed on its maiden operational deployment as a newly converted guided-missile submarine, from the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Kings Bay, on April 26.
  • Navy Recruiters Survive, Assist in Tonado Recovery Operations Navy NewsStand 30 Apr 2008 -- At approximately 4:30 p.m. April 28, Navy Recruiting Station Suffolk in Suffolk, was destroyed by a tornado.
  • India's 'Lakshya' test flown successfully IRNA 30 Apr 2008 -- 'Lakshya', India's indigenously developed micro-light and pilotless target aircraft (PTA), was successfully test flown on Wednesday from the integrated test range (ITR) at Chandipur, about 15 km from Balasore in Orissa.
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 30 Apr 2008

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