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23 June 2008 Military News

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  • US Court says Guantanamo Detainee Not 'Enemy Combatant' VOA 23 Jun 2008 -- A U.S. federal appeals court has struck down the U.S. military's classification of a Guantanamo Bay detainee as an enemy combatant
  • Missile Defense Agency Successfully Completes Third Integrated Ground Test Event Missile Defence Agency 23 Jun 2008 -- Air Force Lt Gen Henry "Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency Director, announced today the successful execution of Integrated Ground Test (GTI)-03, an important evaluation of hardware, software, and communication interfaces of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) against a variety of simulated ballistic missile threats
  • DoD Announces Nomination of First Female Four-Star General 23 Jun 2008 -- Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody of the Army for appointment to the grade of general and assignment as commander, Army Materiel Command.
  • Lt. Gen. Dunwoody nominated to receive 4th star Army News Release 23 Jun 2008 -- The Defense Department announced today, June 23, Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody is nominated for appointment to the rank of general and assignment as U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general.
  • White House Nominates First Female for Fourth Star Army News 23 Jun 2008 -- President George W. Bush has nominated the new deputy commanding general of Army Materiel Command for the rank of four star general and the top slot at AMC.
  • President Nominates Woman Army General for Fourth Star AFPS 23 Jun 2008 -- President Bush today nominated Army Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody for promotion, which, pending Senate approval, would make her the first woman to be a four-star officer in U.S. history.
  • Reserve Marines strengthen US, Moroccan ties at African Lion 08 USMC News 23 Jun 2008 -- More than 140 reservists from Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment recently finished more than 10 days of bi-lateral, combined arms training with the Royal Moroccan Army's 6th Regiment Infantry here as part of exercise African Lion 2008.
  • Free college degrees offered through Joint Education Center USMC News 23 Jun 2008 -- The Joint Education Center for Life Long Learning offers several education opportunities, but many Marines have no idea what resources are available or that time may be running out.
  • Navy, Air Force and Army kick-off joint exercise Eglin AFB News 23 Jun 2008 -- Navy Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) with support from Air Force surveillance and electronic warfare aircraft and an Army Patriot battalion are working closely together to defeat a 3-D irregular warfare threat over the snow-capped mountains in the northern Nevada desert.
  • Supreme Court Accepts Navy Sonar Requests Navy NewsStand 23 Jun 2008 -- Today, June 23, 2008, the Supreme Court accepted a request by the Navy that the Court review a series of lower court rulings that restrict the Navy's use of sonar in training exercises off the coast of southern California.
  • Donley in as acting Air Force secretary AFPN 23 Jun 2008 -- Michael B. Donley is the new acting secretary of the Air Force, succeeding Michael Wynne, who held the position since November 2005.
  • Battalion Aid Station Cares for Seabees During Deployment, Field Exercise Navy NewsStand 23 Jun 2008 -- While the Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 endure the rigors and stress of the battalion's field exercise (FEX), the corpsmen and officers of NMCB 7's medical department remain dedicated to ensuring each member of the battalion stays healthy, during the exercise or on deployment.
  • F-16 accident investigation complete AFPN 23 Jun 2008 -- Air Force officials here completed its investigation June 20 of the April 2 F-16 Fighting Falcon accident at Gila Bend Auxiliary Airfield, Ariz., and the accident investigation board determined the cause of this mishap to be pilot error.
  • New leaders take helm as Air University reorganizes AFPN 23 Jun 2008 -- Air University officials welcomed their new commander as well as one of the organization's newly minted centers of excellence also installed its new leader in a dual change-of-command ceremony June 23 at Maxwell Air Force Base's Air Park.
  • Global Mobility Wargame explores future of air mobility AFPN 23 Jun 2008 -- Wartime planners from across the Air Force, Army and coalition nations investigated future concepts in air mobility through Global Mobility Wargame 2008 from June 16 to 20 at the Air Force Expeditionary Center here.
  • It's a 'shamal world' for combat weather Airmen AFPN 23 Jun 2008
  • Mullen Urges Joint Staff to Speed Up Warfighter Support AFPS 23 Jun 2008 -- The nation's top military officer called on the Joint Staff today to speed up efforts to get new capabilities to warfighters and to focus on building capabilities needed to win not just the current war, but future wars as well.
  • CNO Visits Israel for Counterpart Visit Navy NewsStand 23 Jun 2008 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Gary Roughead is visiting Israel from June 21-24 at the invitation of Israel Navy Commander, Vice Adm. Eli Marum, to strengthen and further develop global maritime partnerships and increase maritime security.
  • Mercy Kicks Off Pacific Partnership in Vietnam Navy NewsStand 23 Jun 2008 -- USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), anchored off the coast of Nha Trang, kicked-off its Pacific Partnership visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, June 19.
  • Carrier Strike Group 7 Departs Hong Kong After Port Visit Navy NewsStand 23 Jun 2008 -- The six ships and more than 7,000 Sailors of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 7 departed Hong Kong, June 22, after four days in port.
  • Outreach Project Begins CARAT Singapore Phase Navy NewsStand 23 Jun 2008 -- U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy volunteers -- 40 in all --opened the Singapore phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2008 with a community relations project (COMREL), June 21.
  • Navy Christens New Hampshire Navy NewsStand 23 Jun 2008 -- The Navy christened its newest Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine "New Hampshire" June 21, at General Dynamics Electric Boat at Groton, Conn.
  • Russia may propose that Kiev raise Black Sea Fleet rent RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2008 -- Moscow may propose that Ukraine raises the rent for Russia's Black Sea Fleet base in the Crimean peninsula after the current agreement expires in 2017, a Russian deputy foreign minister said in an interview on Monday.
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 23 Jun 2008
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 23 Jun 2008

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