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14 March 2009 Military News

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  • 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.

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Other Conflicts

  • 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.

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