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25 July 2008 Military News

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  • Lynch commands III Corps Army News 25 Jul 2008 -- Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno passed the reigns of Fort Hood and III Corps to Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch in a noncommissioned officer-led ceremony Friday in front of III Corps Headquarters.
  • Air Force observes integration's 60th anniversary AFPN 25 Jul 2008 -- In ceremonies and speeches throughout the week, the Air Force and its sister services observed the 60th anniversary since racial integration was mandated in the military.
  • 60 years celebrated! AFPN 25 Jul 2008 -- The service has come a long way in 60 years, as the military celebrates the 60th Anniversary of integration in the armed forces July 26 here.
  • Army Personnel Official Calls Diversity a National Security Issue AFPS 25 Jul 2008 -- Ensuring the Army's force is diverse now goes far beyond the initial integration of blacks into the service 60 years ago, the Army's top personnel officer said today.
  • Bold Quest Plus aims to cut 'fog of war' Army News 25 Jul 2008 -- A coalition team providing humanitarian assistance to a war-torn village receives heavy sniper fire from a nearby building where friendly forces were patrolling earlier.
  • Indonesian Navy Participates in Pacific Partnership 2008 Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2008 -- The Indonesian Navy embarked seven health and medical officers aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) during the Pacific Partnership mission in Timor-Leste
  • Accident investigation board convened to investigate B-52 crash AFPN 25 Jul 2008 --Gen. John D.W. Corley, commander of Air Combat Command, has convened an accident investigation board to investigate the B-52 Stratofortress mishap off the northwest coast of Guam.
  • Bold Quest Plus wraps up in Florida AFPN 25 Jul 2008 -- Bold Quest Plus, which included units from the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, and coalition partners from Canada and the United Kingdom, wrapped up this week, highlighting innovative ways to enhance future U.S. and coalition warfighting capabilities.
  • Air Force signs agreements with N.M. for green power AFPN 25 Jul 2008 -- Air Force officials signed several agreements July 24 with the governor of New Mexico that will add up to 245 megawatts of additional renewable energy in the state.
  • DCAA Announces Review by Inspector General 25 Jul 2008 -- The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) announced today that it has asked the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General (DoDIG) to review allegations of shortcomings within the agency that oversees contracting issues.
  • Wasp Excels At Aircraft Firefighting Team Trainer Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2008 -- The Crash and Salvage team from USS WASP (LHD 1) completed the Aircraft Firefighting Team Trainer in Pensacola May 16, with almost perfect results - surpassing the fleet average in every category.
  • Green Roots Help Increase Interoperability for Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2008 -- After completing the "blue" phase of its Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX), the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) began supporting the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26 MEU) July 19 in the "green" phase of its pre-deployment certification effort.
  • RIMPAC Combined Force Takes Kauai by Storm Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2008 -- U.S., Australian, Indonesian and Canadian forces participated in a beach assault exercise July 14-15 at Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) Barking Sands.
  • New Ship Class Begins Operations in 7th Fleet Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2008 -- Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) entered the waters of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet July 24, marking the first Lewis and Clark-class multi-product combat logistics support ship in service in the 52 million-square-mile region.
  • New Student Barracks Under Construction at NCTC Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2008 -- Construction of Naval Construction Training Center's (NCTC) new $20.7 million bachelor enlisted quarters (BEQ) is underway aboard Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) Gulfport and is scheduled for completion in August 2009.
  • Russian Navy prioritizes construction of nuclear submarines RIA Novosti 25 Jul 2008 -- The construction of new-generation nuclear-powered ballistic missile and attack submarines is a top priority for the Russian Navy's development, the Navy commander said on Friday.
  • Russia wants Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine after 2017 - Navy chief RIA Novosti 25 Jul 2008 -- Russia would like to keep the Black Sea Fleet base in Ukraine's port of Sevastopol after 2017, the Russian Navy commander said Friday.
  • UK to replace nuclear warheads, secret documents reveal IRNA 25 Jul 2008 -- The British government is planning to replace the country's nuclear warheads despite ministers claiming that no decision has yet been made, according to secret Ministry of Defence documents obtained by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).
  • Timing at issue on U.S. arms sales to Taiwan: new ROC representative CNA 25 Jul 2008 -- Taiwan's new representative to the United States said Friday in Taipei that timing is the main concern regarding U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, adding that he had not heard that the Bush administration will freeze the deal and that his top priority after assuming the post will be to push the weapons package through the U.S. Congress.
  • U.S. expert sees arms sales to Taiwan moving forward in coming weeks CNA 25 Jul 2008 -- A top U.S. expert on cross-Taiwan Strait affairs said Thursday that he expects the Bush administration to begin the process of transferring an array of defensive weapons to Taiwan in the coming weeks.
  • Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 25 Jul 2008

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