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02 August 2008 Military News

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  • General McNabb confirmed by Senate AFPN 02 Aug 2008 -- Gen. Duncan McNabb soon will assume command of the United States Transportation Command. With the Senate confirmation vote Aug. 1, the 34-year Air Force veteran will become the ninth USTRANSCOM commander.
  • USS Juneau Makes Farewell Visit to Namesake City Navy NewsStand 02 Aug 2008 -- USS Juneau (LPD 10) arrived at the Coast Guard Station pier in Juneau July 26, to begin a four day visit to her namesake city. It will be here last visit there before deactivation in San Diego.
  • Commander Navy Region Midwest Changes Leadership Navy NewsStand 02 Aug 2008 -- Commander Navy Region Midwest shifted leadership with a traditional change of command ceremony, Aug. 1, at historic Ross Field at Naval Station Great Lakes.
  • LOGSU-1 Conducts Change of Command Navy NewsStand 02 Aug 2008 -- Naval Special Warfare Group 1 Logistics Support Unit 1(LOGSU-1), during a ceremony held at Naval Amphibious Base, Aug. 1.
  • Italian Submarine Visits Norfolk Navy NewsStand 02 Aug 2008 -- The Italian submarine ITS Salvatore Todaro (S 526) arrived at Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 3 Aug. 1 to begin a 13-day visit following the submarine's participation in a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) with Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group.
  • Regional Support Group Changes Commanders Navy NewsStand 02 Aug 2008 -- Regional Support Group (RSG) Groton held a change of command ceremony at the Submarine Force Library and Museum, Groton on Aug. 1.
  • Naval Special Warfare Group 4 Changes Hands Navy NewsStand 02 Aug 2008 -- Naval Special Warfare Group (NSWG) 4 transferred to another set of hands during a change of command ceremony July 31 outside NSWG 4 headquarters.
  • NAVFAC Midwest Changes Leadership Navy NewsStand 02 Aug 2008 -- The Navy command responsible for facilities engineering, environmental issues and public works support throughout Navy Region Midwest changed hands in a ceremony Aug. 1
  • Mercy's Oxygen Plant Breathes Life Into Ship's Mission Navy NewsStand 02 Aug 2008 -- As the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) prepares to arrive in Papua New Guinea Aug. 4 for the latest phase of Pacific Partnership, doctors, nurses and technicians, including volunteers from non-governmental organizations, prepare to evaluate and treat patients.
  • Japanese Official Learns of Possible US Nuclear Sub Leak from Television VOA 02 Aug 2008 -- Japan's foreign minister criticized his subordinates Saturday after they failed to notify him for nearly a full day about a potential radioactive leak aboard a nuclear powered U.S. Navy submarine.
  • Mirage readiness rate higher than standard: MND CNA 02 Aug 2008 -- The readiness rate of Mirage jet fighters has consistently stood above the standard set by the Ministry of National Defense (MND), the military said Saturday.

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