14 March 2009 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- DESRON 24 Group Sail Units Execute Complex Refueling at Sea Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2009 -- Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 24 Group Sail participants took part in a complex five-ship Replenishment-at-sea (RAS) March 12 in the Atlantic Ocean.
- Porter Participates in Low, Slow Flyer Exercise Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2009 -- Crew members aboard USS Porter (DDG 78) participated in a low, slow flyer exercise March 12, during a Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 24 Group Sail in the Atlantic Ocean.
- Stockdale Hosts Namesake Family for Historic Canal Transit Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2009 -- The soon-to-be-commissioned guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Stockdale (DDG 106), transited through the Panama Canal March 8 and 9 with some special guests aboard.
- NMCB 11 Keeps Rolling in Ethiopia Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2009 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 continue renovating an auditorium for the Dire Dawa Secondary School in Ethiopia.
- MCAG Displays Capabilities at NAVEXFOR 2009 Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2009 -- Maritime Civil Affairs Group (MCAG) participated in the Naval Expeditionary Forces (NAVEXFOR) Symposium and Expo at the Virginia Beach Convention Center March 10-12, as one of the three commands representing Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) forces.
- NMCB 11 Builds Foundation For Comoros Education Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2009 -- Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, based in Gulfport, Miss., are currently building new facilities at the Hamramba Primary School in Moroni, Comoros.
- New Orleans Opens State-of-the-Art Fire Station Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2009 -- Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) New Orleans held a ceremony March 11 to celebrate grand opening of the Navy's newest fire station.
- NMCB 40 Builds Confidence with Boat Owners Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2009 -- Boat owners can feel more secure with their property when U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 completes a tie-down pad at Sumay Cove in Santa Rita.
- USS Boxer Fire Injures Two Sailors Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2009 -- A fire broke out on the flight deck of USS Boxer (LHD 4) at approximately 4:15 p.m. March 13 while refueling an AH-1W Super Cobra in the Gulf of Aden.
- Palestinian Unity Talks Deadlocked VOA 14 Mar 2009 -- Palestinian officials say power-sharing talks between rival factions Hamas and Fatah were deadlocked Saturday because of disagreements over the shape of a prospective unity government.
- Sri Lanka Denies UN Charge of Possible War Crimes VOA 14 Mar 2009 -- Sri Lankan officials are rejecting claims that the government may have committed war crimes during intense fighting with Tamil Tiger rebels in recent weeks.
- US asks Lanka to devise political solution to ongoing conflict IRNA 14 Mar 2009 -- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asked Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, to devise a political solution to the ongoing ethnic conflict in the country.
- Lanka rejects UNHCR report on civilian casualties IRNA 14 Mar 2009 -- Sri Lanka on Saturday rejected UNHCR allegations that 2,800 Tamil civilians may have been killed in the no-fire zones, saying the claims were 'unsubstantiated' and also ruled out any ceasefire in its final offensive against the Tigers.
- Government reorganization plan to be ready at end of March CNA 14 Mar 2009 -- The Research, Development and Evaluation Commission (RDEC) will submit a government reorganization plan to the Cabinet by the end of March, for adoption in 2011, that would downsize the number of Cabinet departments from 37 to 28, RDEC Chairman Chiang Yi-hua said Saturday
- Taiwan urges China to revoke anti-secession law CNA 14 Mar 2009 -- The government urged China Saturday to drop its aggressive approach to dealing with Taiwan by annulling its anti-secession law and removing its missiles targeting Taiwan, on the fourth anniversary of the enactment of the law by Beijing
- Pakistani Government to Appeal Ruling Against Opposition VOA 14 Mar 2009 -- Pakistan's government says it will appeal a recent court ruling against two opposition leaders in an effort to defuse a political crisis.
- Japan Sends Ships to Anti-Piracy Mission Off Somalia VOA 14 Mar 2009 -- Japan has sent two navy destroyers to the water's off Somalia's coast to join international anti-piracy efforts in the region.
- Zimbabwe's Mugabe Calls for End to Political Violence VOA 14 Mar 2009 -- Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has called for an end to political violence and said the new unity government should bring peace and stability to the troubled nation.
- Madagascar's President Rejects Opposition Claims VOA 14 Mar 2009 -- The government of Madagascar President Marc Ravalomanana says he remains in power, despite opposition claims that it has assumed powers of the presidency.
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