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03 June 2008 Military News

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  • Unwavering U.S. Commitment Provides Backdrop to Korean Command Change AFPS 03 Jun 2008 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates hailed newly promoted Army Gen. William "Skip" Sharp as "the right man" to advance the close U.S. alliance with South Korea today, as Sharp took on the top U.S. military post on the Korean peninsula.
  • New Commander in Korea Outlines Top Priorities AFPS 03 Jun 2008 -- The new top U.S. officer here assumed command today with three priorities: maintaining deterrence through strength, strengthening the U.S.-South Korean military alliance, and improving the quality of life for U.S. troops stationed here.
  • US Defense Chief Says American-Korean Alliance Still Strong VOA 03 Jun 2008 -- United States Defense Secretary Robert Gates has reaffirmed that Washington's military commitment to South Korea will remain strong, well after the South makes a key move toward autonomy in its command structure
  • Helmet Sensors, Improved Armor Helping Soldier Survivability Army News 03 Jun 2008 -- About 7,000 Soldiers from the 101st Airborne and 4th Infantry Divisions deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are wearing helmet sensors to help Program Executive Office-Soldier improve upon the safety features of the advanced combat helmet.
  • Sharp Takes Command in Korea Army News 03 Jun 2008 -- Gen. Walter L. Sharp assumed command today of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea, saying the U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliance will stay "flexible and powerful enough" to deal with any potential threats in the region.
  • Remote maintenance saves Air Force millions of dollars AFPN 03 Jun 2008 -- Air Force Materiel Command members are using remote maintenance technology to repair air traffic control and landing systems, or ATCALS, and perform remote flight inspections, saving the Air Force millions of dollars.
  • Air Force officials look at hydrogen as potential fuel source AFPN 03 Jun 2008 -- Few car owners would ever think of pouring water down the gas tank; however, as Air Force officials here continue initiatives to redefine the Air Force's energy culture, more Airmen might picture water as an energy source.
  • Pentagon Seeks to Limit Procurement Cost Growth, Official Says AFPN 03 Jun 2008 -- The Defense Department is working to limit the growth of procurement costs for new equipment, the Pentagon's top acquisition official reported in written testimony submitted to the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
  • Independence Blue Receives Crew Certification Navy NewsStand 03 Jun 2008 -- Precommissioning unit (PCU) Independence's (LCS 2) blue crew received their first two certifications May 28, achieving a perfect score.
  • WASP Leads The Way With The Navy's New PT Uniform Navy NewsStand 03 Jun 2008 -- USS Wasp (LHD 1) became the first ship in the Navy to receive the service's new Physical Training (PT) uniforms on May 30, when representatives from the Navy Exchange (NEX) Norfolk arrived at the ship at the crack of dawn to distribute them to the crew.
  • Peleliu Makes Port Visit to Singapore Navy NewsStand 03 Jun 2008 -- Sailors and Marines aboard USS Peleliu had a chance to meet local citizens, experience local customs and traditions and enjoy the many recreational activities offered during a scheduled port visit to Singapore, June 2.
  • U.S. European Command Opens Navy Element Navy NewsStand 03 Jun 2008 -- U.S. European Command (EUCOM) Headquarters opened a Navy Support Element at the Army Post in Stuttgart, Germany, June 2.
  • HSL-49 Det. 6 Returns to North Island Navy NewsStand 03 Jun 2008 -- The "Highlifers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49 Det. 6 returned to Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) May 30, after completing a six-month deployment aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37).
  • Continuing Promise 2008 Concludes El Salvador Visit Navy NewsStand 03 Jun 2008 -- Salvadoran officials hosted a ceremony in Sonsonate, El Salvador May 31 to commemorate the completion of USS Boxer's (LHD 4) Continuing Promise (CP) 2008 efforts in El Salvador.
  • French Navy Hands Command of CTF 150 to Canada Navy NewsStand 03 Jun 2008 -- Canadian Navy Commodore Bob Davidson relieved French Navy Rear Adm. Jean-Louis Kerignard as Commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 during a change of command ceremony aboard FS Marne (A 630), June 3.
  • SECNAV Tours Next Generation Amphibious Assault Ship Navy NewsStand 03 Jun 2008 -- Secretary of the Navy, Donald C. Winter visited Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Makin Island (LHD 8) May 29, as part of a scheduled Gulf Coast visit.
  • USNS Sioux, USNS Grapple Complete Successful Tow of Decommissioned Nuclear Submarine Navy NewsStand 03 Jun 2008 -- Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet ocean tug USNS Sioux (T-ATF 171) completed the successful tow of decommissioned nuclear submarine ex-USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 709) to the Pacific Northwest May 30.
  • USS Rodney M. Davis Crew Returns to Everett Navy NewsStand 03 Jun 2008 -- Family and friends waved and cheered as USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) and her crew pull into their homeport, Naval Station Everett, May 30, after spending more than two months training in port and at sea in preparation for upcoming deployments.
  • 'Hurricane Herb' Gives Florida Guard Disaster-Response Test AFPS 03 Jun 2008 -- Just days into the 2008 hurricane season, the Florida Department of Military Affairs and Florida National Guard are actively preparing in case a devastating storm strikes the state this year.
  • NATO secretary general to discuss Ukraine's membership bid in Ukraine RIA Novosti 03 Jun 2008 -- NATO's secretary general will discuss Ukraine's bid to join the alliance's Membership Action Plan (MAP) at a North Atlantic Council meeting in Kiev on June 16-17, a deputy head of the presidential secretariat said on Tuesday.
  • New chief of staff to revive Russia's ailing military - expert RIA Novosti 03 Jun 2008 -- Gen. Nikolai Makarov's appointment as chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces suggests higher priority will be given to modernizing the military, a top Russian military expert said on Tuesday.
  • Deputy Defense Minister Makarov appointed chief of General Staff RIA Novosti 03 Jun 2008 -- Deputy Defense Minister Gen. Nikolai Makarov has been appointed chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, the Russian president said on Tuesday.
  • Russia destroys over 25% of its chemical weapons RIA Novosti 03 Jun 2008 -- Russia has destroyed over 25% of its chemical weapons arsenal, or 10,500 metric tons, a senior military official said on Tuesday.
  • Russia to test aircraft carrier for India's navy in 2011 RIA Novosti 03 Jun 2008 -- The Russian Sevmash shipyard said on Tuesday it planned to test an aircraft carrier currently being modernized for the Indian navy in 2011.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 03 Jun 2008
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The Whihe House 03 Jun 2008

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