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30 August 2008 Military News

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  • San Antonio Begins Its Maiden Deployment Navy NewsStand 30 Aug 2008 -- The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) deployed from its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk Aug. 28 as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG).
  • Fleet Commander Orders Bataan Underway Navy NewsStand 30 Aug 2008 -- Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet, Vice Adm. Mel Williams, Jr., ordered USS Bataan (LHD 5) to get underway Sept. 1, for disaster response if called upon to perform this mission.
  • GW Shipshape After Three Months In San Diego Navy NewsStand 30 Aug 2008 -- USS George Washington (CVN 73) completed all repairs at Naval Station Air North Island, Calif., Aug. 20, making her fully operational and ready to continue her deployment.
  • Continuing Promise Mission Arrives in Colombia Navy NewsStand 30 Aug 2008 -- USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) along with various embarked units began humanitarian civic assistance (HCA) operations in Colombia Aug. 27, marking the ship's second stop in the Caribbean phase of Continuing Promise (CP) 2008.
  • Naval Base San Diego Hosts Annual SNA Symposium Navy NewsStand 30 Aug 2008 -- Members of the San Diego chapter of the Surface Navy Association (SNA) held the 10th annual West Coast Symposium at Naval Base San Diego (NBSD) Aug. 28.
  • NAS JRB New Orleans Service Members, Families Ordered to Evacuate Ahead of Hurricane Gustav Navy NewsStand 30 Aug 2008 -- The commanding officer of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) New Orleans closed NAS JRB in Belle Chasse, La., Aug. 30.
  • U.S. ship to visit Sevastopol naval base RIA Novosti 30 Aug 2008 -- A U.S. vessel, involved in delivering aid to Georgia, will visit the Ukrainian port of Sevastopol, used by Russia's Black Sea Fleet on September 1, a source in the city administration said on Saturday.
  • President Ma optimistic about U.S. arms sales to Taiwan CNA 30 Aug 2008 -- President Ma Ying-jeou expressed optimism for the first time Saturday about the possibility of the United States giving the green light for the sale of a package of weapon systems to Taiwan.

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