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24 June 2008 Military News

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  • Born of controversy: The GI Bill of Rights AFPN 24 Jun 2008 -- It has been heralded as one of the most significant pieces of legislation ever produced by the federal government, one that impacted the United States socially, economically and politically. But it almost never came to pass.
  • Reserve MPs share experience, training with Moroccans during African Lion 08 USMC News 24 Jun 2008 -- More than 55 Marines and sailors from Military Police Company, Headquarters Battalion, 4th Marine Division participated in peace keeping operations training with members of the 7th Battalion, Brigade Infantry Mobile of the Royal Moroccan Army here as part of exercise African Lion 2008 from June 9-29.
  • African Lion humanitarian assistance makes impact on Guelmim Province USMC News 24 Jun 2008 -- The value of acute medical and dental care can often be taken for granted for those fortunate to have access to basic care. But for those who lack such access, even the simplest medical procedures become a difficult hurdle to overcome.
  • Thule members support local medical evacuation AFPN 24 Jun 2008 -- Thule Air Base members recently provided critical medical care to a local Inuit woman after a stabbing in a nearby village.
  • Stenner takes reins of Air Force Reserve AFPN 24 Jun 2008 -- Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr. assumed command of the Air Force Reserve and its 68,000 members June 24 in a ceremony at the Air Force Memorial here.
  • AFCYBER headquarters staff to operate virtually AFPN 24 Jun 2008 -- Air Force Cyber Command officials announced their intent to spread out headquarters staffing among nine locations so it can meet the 45 percent manning requirements needed for initial operations.
  • Bush Commits Navy Support Following Philippines Typhoon AFPS 24 Jun 2008 -- U.S. Pacific Command is moving quickly to support President Bush's promise to provide naval assets in the wake of a deadly typhoon in the Philippines that left more than 150 dead and hundreds missing.
  • African Nations Working for Maritime Security AFPS 24 Jun 2008 -- Representatives from 10 East African nations, along with coalition partners from the United Kingdom, France and the United States participated in a week-long working group to help lay a foundation for great partnership in the realm of maritime security.
  • General Cites Work to Improve Communications With Pakistan AFPS 24 Jun 2008 -- Senior U.S. and Pakistani military officials are working hard to improve communications and collaboration between their organizations, especially with regard to operations along the 450-mile-long Afghanistan-Pakistan border, a senior U.S. officer posted in Afghanistan said today.
  • Fleet Forces Commander Visits Sailors in Pacific Northwest Navy NewsStand 24 Jun 2008 -- Adm. Jonathan Greenert, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Command visited Navy Region Northwest, making stops at Naval Base Kitsap and Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, June 19-20, to gain a better understanding of operations in the region.
  • Singapore CARAT Phase Gets Underway Navy NewsStand 24 Jun 2008 -- Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2008 entered a new phase with an opening ceremony at Republic of Singapore Fleet Headquarters, June 23.
  • Bataan Completes First Underway Replenishment in Year Navy NewsStand 24 Jun 2008 -- The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) conducted her first replenishment at sea (RAS) in a year, June 20, with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195).
  • Mercy Mission Highlights Teamwork Navy NewsStand 24 Jun 2008 -- Recently when USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) made a port stop in the southern Philippines during Pacific Partnership 2008, Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTF-P), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the government of the Republic of the Philippines (RP) rolled out the red carpet.
  • Strategic Command units win awards AFPN 24 Jun 2008 -- Three U.S. Strategic Command units have been selected recently for the Omaha Trophy, which is presented annually to units demonstrating the highest standards of performance.
  • Eglin team prepares Small Diameter Bombs for warfighters AFPN 24 Jun 2008 -- Guided munitions such as the Small Diameter Bomb have helped change the way wars are fought.
  • Backgrounder: France's New Military Vision cfr.org 24 Jun 2008
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 24 Jun 2008
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 24 Jun 2008

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  • DoD News: Contracts for June 24, 2008
  • Russia to sell six multi launch rocket systems to Turkmenistan RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2008 -- Turkmenistan has signed a $70 million contract with Russia to buy six Smerch multi launch rocket systems (MLRS), a Russian business daily said on Tuesday.
  • US Navy Conducts First Test of Raytheon's Standard Missile 6 Raytheon 24 Jun 2008 -- The U.S. Navy successfully conducted the first test of the Standard Missile 6 extended range anti-air warfare missile produced by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN).
  • Raytheon Participates in Key Satellite Payload Trade Study Raytheon 24 Jun 2008 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has successfully completed a key satellite payload trade study with Northrop Grumman, the prime contractor for the Space Tracking and Surveillance System.
  • Rheinmetall wins major contract for mortar ammunition Rheinmetall Defence 24 Jun 2008 -- Rheinmetall Defence of Düsseldorf has booked an order to supply the Royal Dutch Armed Forces with 81 mm mortar ammunition. Covered by a framework contract extending over a three-year period, the order is worth €51 million. The framework contract contains an option for extending the agreement twice by one year. For 2008, the Royal Dutch Armed Forces have already activated a first tranche worth €16.5 million.
  • Torpedo success for Thales as RAN completes test firing Thales 24 Jun 2008 -- The MU90 is an advanced lightweight anti-submarine torpedo developed by EuroTorp, which has already been acquired by the French, Italian, German, Danish and Polish navies. It will replace the Royal Australian Navy's existing lightweight torpedo, currently near the end of its shelf life.

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