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18 August 2008 Military News

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  • Department of Defense Releases Selected Acquisition Reports 18 Aug 2008 -- The Department of Defense (DoD) has released details on major defense acquisition program cost, schedule, and performance changes since the December 2007 reporting period
  • Chief McKinley talks about Air Force focus areas AFPN 18 Aug 2008 -- "Hold your heads up high," said Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley during his enlisted call in the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy high bay here Aug. 13.
  • Acting secretary addresses VFW AFPN 18 Aug 2008 -- Acting Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley spoke before an audience of Veterans of Foreign Wars members Aug. 18 at their national convention here.
  • Travis, California firefighters extinguish blaze AFPN 18 Aug 2008 -- Travis Air Force Base emergency responders and members from several fire departments from the local area battled through the night and into the morning to prevent an eight-alarm blaze from potentially spreading through base housing Aug 16.
  • Air Guard Predator pilots increase combat air patrols AFPN 18 Aug 2008 -- Although they are some of the busiest pilots in the U.S. military, Air National Guard pilots who are now flying unmanned aircraft from the ground said they still climb into the cockpit and get some flight time whenever they can.
  • Future Predator/Reaper formal training unit announced AFPN 18 Aug 2008 -- Gen. John D.W. Corley, Air Combat Command commander, with concurrence from the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, announced today that Holloman AFB, N.M., is the preferred potential location for an additional unmanned aircraft system formal Training unit.
  • Rodney M. Davis returns from RIMPAC, Workups Navy NewsStand 18 Aug 2008 -- Friends and family members of the crew of USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) stood patiently on the pier as the ship moored at Naval Station Everett Aug. 15, following the guided missile frigate's participation in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008 exercise.
  • Naval Magazine Indian Island Changes Command Navy NewsStand 18 Aug 2008 -- Naval Magazine (NAVMAG) Indian Island changed hands Aug. 15 during a traditional change of command ceremony.
  • CARAT Exercises Come to a Close Navy NewsStand 18 Aug 2008 -- Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT), an annual series of bilateral military and humanitarian exercises between the United States and several Southeast Asian nations, came to a close Aug. 10 with the closing ceremony of the final phase in Brunei.
  • USS Ronald Reagan Strike Group Arrives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Navy NewsStand 18 Aug 2008 -- Three ships and more than 5,500 Sailors of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 7 arrived in Malaysia for a port visit Aug. 18.
  • PANAMAX 2008 Begins Work-up Phase Navy NewsStand 18 Aug 2008 -- The guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59), guided-missile destroyers USS Farragut (DDG 99) and USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40, and 19 partner nations began the "work up" phase of Fuerzas Aliadas (FA) PANAMAX 2008, Aug. 14.
  • The West's Coalition Of The Impotent RFE/RL 18 Aug 2008 -- In what seems to be a spooky reminder of the intra-European fallout over the Iraq war in 2003, observers and commentators are asking fearfully whether this week's Georgia-Russia conflict will reanimate the divide between Old Europe and New Europe.
  • Condoleezza Rice due in Warsaw to sign U.S. missile shield deal RIA Novosti 18 Aug 2008 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to visit Warsaw to sign a deal on the deployment of elements of a U.S. missile shield.
  • Irregular Warfare Capabilities Remain Priority for DoD AFPS 18 Aug 2008 -- Diminishing the threat from violent extremism is the U.S. military's top priority, but not its only priority.
  • Ground, Air Defense Forces hold antiaircraft drills in S. Russia RIA Novosti 18 Aug 2008 -- Antiaircraft units from the Far East Military District start a tactical drill in southern Russia's Krasnodar Territory.
  • India sends four major warships to Red Sea IRNA 18 Aug 2008 -- India has sent four of its major warships to the Red Sea and the African coast on a two-month-long deployment.
  • Indian Air Chief Marshal to depart for Malaysia IRNA 18 Aug 2008 -- India's Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal F H Major would embark on a three-day official visit to Malaysia.
  • Press Briefing by Gordon Johndroe The White House 18 Aug 2008

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