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07 August 2008 Military News

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  • Hamdan Sentenced To 66 Months 07 Aug 2008 -- A military panel has sentenced Salim Ahmed Hamdan of Yemen to 66 months of confinement for providing material support to terrorism by a military commission under the Military Commissions Act of 2006. The sentence includes a 61 month and eight day credit ordered by the military judge, Navy Capt. Keith Allred.
  • Bin Laden Driver Sentenced to 66 Months in Prison AFPS 07 Aug 2008 -- The first detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to have his case brought to trial was sentenced today by a military panel there to 66 months in prison for providing material support to terrorism.
  • U.S. Army Garrison Darmstadt Bids Germany Farewell AFPS 07 Aug 2008 -- With the gift of an American flag to this city's lord mayor, U.S. Army Garrison Darmstadt officially ended six decades of service at its inactivation ceremony Aug. 5.
  • Vice Chairman Tours UK, Meets With Counterparts AFPS 07 Aug 2008 -- The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff returned here yesterday after a three-day visit to meet with counterparts from the British military and view their operations.
  • 1st Air Cav receives new heavy-lift helos Army News 07 Aug 2008 -- From the outside, the CH-47F Chinooks don't look much different from their predecessors, aside from the new paint job, but making that observation is like judging a book by its cover.
  • Soldiers test FCS equipment in 'culminating' exercise Army News 07 Aug 2008 -- Soldiers of the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion participated in a three-day training exercise at Doña Ana Range Complex, N.M., July 28-30 that tested the experimental technologies of the Army Future Combat Systems.
  • Servicemembers treat 8,100 patients, livestock in Mali AFPN 07 Aug 2008 -- American servicemembers completed the largest annual humanitarian medical exercise in Africa July 26 after two-weeks of intense training and humanitarian assistance in villages throughout Mali.
  • French airmen train at Luke AFPN 07 Aug 2008 -- Approximately 20 French air force aircrews, 60 maintainers and support personnel and four Rafale aircraft visited the base here to participate in an exercise July 28 to Aug. 8.
  • Base members improve processes to increase efficiency AFPN 07 Aug 2008 -- Members of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing here have refined and streamlined processes in order to increase productivity and the level of support provided to the warfighter in theater.
  • Researchers create system to convert waste to energy AFPN 07 Aug 2008 -- Researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate here are developing a transportable waste-to-energy system to produce electricity at forward military operating locations.
  • Air Force officials release report on Sheppard T-38 accident AFPN 07 Aug 2008 -- Air Force officials here completed their investigation of the May 1 T-38C Talon accident at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, which resulted in the deaths of two pilots and destroyed the airplane.
  • Air Force officials release report on Columbus T-38 accident AFPN 07 Aug 2008 -- Air Force officials here recently completed its investigation of the April 23 T-38C Talon accident at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., which resulted in the deaths of two pilots and destroyed the airplane.
  • U.S. Navy Hosts Tri-lateral SAREX with ROK & JMSDF Sailors Navy NewsSstand 07 Aug 2008 -- Guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) hosted a tri-lateral search and rescue exercise (SAREX) Aug. 5 alongside Coast Guard cutter Kittiwake, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces (JMSDF) destroyer JS Haruna (DDH 141) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) destroyer ROKS Munmu the Great (DDH 976).
  • USS John S. McCain Arrives in Tonga Navy NewsSstand 07 Aug 2008 -- Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) arrived in Nuku'alofa July 30 for a scheduled port visit to participate in events and activities celebrating the coronation of His Royal Highness King George Tupou V.
  • Kauffman Continues Efforts in Jamaica During Partnership of the Americas Navy NewsSstand 07 Aug 2008 -- Sailors from the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) and Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42 Detachment (Det.) 7 volunteered for a community relations project at the Windsor Girls Home Aug. 2, during a theater security cooperation (TSC) visit in Ocho Rios.
  • Partnership of the Americas Underway Again Navy NewsSstand 07 Aug 2008 -- The guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59), the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40 departed from Mayport, Fla., July 29 to begin the second half of
  • VAQ-129 Rocks Major EA-18G Inspection Navy NewsSstand 07 Aug 2008 -- The first Conventional Weapons Technical Proficiency Inspection (CWTPI) for a fleet EA-18G Growler was conducted on Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, July 25.
  • "Gauntlets" Return, Kick Off Whidbey Electronic Attack Week Navy NewsSstand 07 Aug 2008 -- The "Gauntlets" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136 returned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Aug. 6, for the first time in 28 years, to participate in this year's Electronic Attack Week.
  • SPAWAR, ONR Host 11th Annual Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Competition Navy NewsSstand 07 Aug 2008 -- The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) San Diego hosted the 11th Annual International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, July 28-Aug. 3.
  • USS Kearsarge Deploys in Support of Continuing Promise 2008 Navy NewsSstand 07 Aug 2008 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) along with various embarked units and non-governmental organizations (NGO) departed Norfolk Aug. 6 for a four-month deployment, in support of mission Continuing Promise (CP) 2008 Caribbean Phase.
  • Russia, Kazakhstan agree on Sept. 1-5 for joint combat drills RIA Novosti 7 Aug 2008 -- Russia and Kazakhstan will hold joint combat exercises in the Urals area.
  • India test fires anti-tank "NAG" missile IRNA 7 Aug 2008 -- India's Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully conducted a test of the NAG in the past two days.
  • India says $1bln helicopter deal to be signed with Russia soon RIA Novosti 7 Aug 2008 -- The Indian Air Force said that India will soon sign a contract with Russia to receive 80 Mi-17 Hip-H multirole helicopters.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dep.t of State 07 Aug 2008
  • Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 07 Aug 2008

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