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11 September 2009 Military News

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  • Post-9/11 U.S. is Safer, More Prepared, Commander Says AFPS 11 Sep 2009 -- Americans are safer and the country is in a better position to respond to threats and attacks than eight years ago, the top military commander over homeland defense said today.
  • Obama, Pentagon Leaders Honor 9/11 Victims, Pledge Resolve in Defense of U.S. AFPS 11 Sep 2009 -- President Barack Obama today reflected on those who perished on Sept. 11, 2001, and said today’s anniversary is an opportunity to renew American resolve against those who perpetrated the attacks.
  • Metering Program Helps Army Reduce Energy Costs Army News 11 Sep 2009 -- In the past, the Army did not have meters on buildings to measure electricity or natural gas use like private homes; the installation received one big energy bill that was not broken down by individual buildings
  • Cargo Helicopter Upgraded Ahead Of Schedule Army News 11 Sep 2009 -- The Prototype Integration Facility has celebrated the completion of its latest modification to the CH-47F helicopter with a recognition ceremony for the team
  • Guard members join Texas Rangers along Mexican border Army News 11 Sep 2009 -- Texas National Guard members have been asked by Gov. Rick Perry to support a special group of Texas Rangers called "Ranger Recon Teams" at high-traffic and high-crime areas along the Mexican border, state Guard officials confirmed today
  • Feeding Soldiers becomes easier with new kitchen system Army News 11 Sep 2009 -- Soldiers deployed to remote locations in Iraq and Afghanistan have recently been using charcoal and wooden pallets to create a "grill" to cook meals. However, the Expeditionary TRICON Kitchen System is changing that.
  • AMCOM Mission Flows With War Tide Army News 11 Sep 2009 -- The mission in the nation's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has changed in recent months, and Redstone Arsenal's charge has shifted slightly because of it
  • New Contracting Brigade Activated at Fort Shafter Army News 11 Sep 2009 -- The 413th Contracting support Brigade was activated recently at a ceremony on Palm Circle at Fort Shafter
  • Air Force Strengthens Nuclear Deterrence Operations AFPS 11 Sep 2009 -- New initiatives underway within the Air Force to consolidate commands, modernize systems and strengthen personnel emphasize nuclear security.
  • Navy Carrier Strike Group Deployment Schedules to Shift Navy NewsStand 11 Sep 2009 -- The Navy announced Sept. 11 the decision to shift near-term carrier strike group (CSG) deployment schedules to address a delay in the completion of USS Enterprise's (CVN 65) maintenance availability at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding-Newport News.
  • Commander U.S. 2nd Fleet Visits Brazilian Ship Navy NewsStand 11 Sep 2009 -- The commander of U.S. 2nd Fleet visited Brazilian frigate BNS Liberal (F-43) during its port visit to Naval Station Norfolk Sept. 10.
  • USS Tortuga Changes Command Navy NewsStand 11 Sep 2009 -- USS Tortuga (LSD 46), one of only two forward-deployed landing ship docks, held a change of command ceremony Sept. 10 while moored in Sasebo, Japan.
  • Renovation Contract Awarded for Fitness Center at NAS Meridian Navy NewsStand 11 Sep 2009 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $6.8 million Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) for the renovation of a fitness center at Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian Aug. 28 to F&T Joint Venture, a small business out of Prospect Heights, Ill.
  • ARRA Funded Dormitory Construction at Keesler AFB Navy NewsStand 11 Sep 2009 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded Anderson Drace Joint Venture, a small business, of Gulfport, Miss. a $14.5 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) contract Aug. 28 for construction of a dormitory at Keesler Air Force Base (AFB).
  • ARRA Funds for Airfield Lighting at NAS JRB New Orleans Navy NewsStand 11 Sep 2009 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded Atlantic Electric, LLC, of North Charleston, S.C. a $14.9 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funded project for the repair and replacement of airfield lighting at Naval Air Station (NAS) New Orleans Joint Reserve Base (JRB) on Aug. 28.
  • Seventh Fleet Holds Key Conference in Korea Navy NewsStand 11 Sep 2009 -- Navy task force commanders from around the Western Pacific concluded a series of meetings in the Demilitarized Zone Sept. 11 marking the first time a 7th Fleet conference of this type was held in the Republic of Korea.
  • Makin Island to Arrive in San Diego Navy NewsStand 11 Sep 2009 -- The Navy's newest multi-purpose amphibious ship, USS Makin Island (LHD 8), will arrive at her homeport in San Diego Sept. 14, bringing more than 1,000 Sailors and their families to the community.
  • USNS Richard E. Byrd Air Detachment Proves Vital to PP09 Navy NewsStand 11 Sep 2009 -- Pacific Partnership 2009 (PP09) arrived at its final mission site the second week of September concluding a three-month humanitarian civic assistance mission that wouldn't have been possible for the U.S. Navy to execute without the support of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) contracted air detachment.
  • Networking Infrastructure and Immersive Simulation Results Presented Navy NewsStand 11 Sep 2009 -- The Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) will brief Sept. 24 the results of two recent studies, Future Naval Use of COTS Networking Infrastructure and Immersive Simulation for Marine Corps Small Unit Training.
  • USS Connecticut Deploys Navy NewsStand 11 Sep 2009 -- The USS Connecticut (SSN 22) left Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton for a scheduled Western-Pacific deployment Sept. 10.
  • Airmen stand up medical squadron to support training exercise AFNS 11 Sep 2009 -- Airmen built and set up the 458th Expeditionary Medical Squadron here in early September to support a multinational medical exercise.
  • Air Guard officials tout G-RAP program AFNS 11 Sep 2009 -- A revitalization of the Air National Guard's advertising and marketing and the continued success of its recruiting assistant program have helped recruiters in August and throughout the fiscal year, recruiting officials said here Sept. 10.
  • Robotic Rodeo Displays Future Help for Soldiers AFPS 11 Sep 2009 -- Two seemingly different U.S. Army organizations gathered robotics experts, technologists, academecs, soldiers and companies from across the country in search of solutions to help save soldiers’ lives.
  • Schweinfurt training area opens up for 173rd ABCT exercise Army News 11 Sep 2009 -- The Army is constantly altering its training methods and objectives to fully prepare Soldiers for the current threats and contingencies. In an effort to meet these demands and increase Soldiers' readiness, Camp Robertson, part of the Schweinfurt local training area, has upgraded its facilities to provide the tools and equipment needed for collective pre-deployment training.
  • Harvest Hawk mission kit brings new era in Marine aviation USMC News 11 Sep 2009 -- Marine Corps aviation took the next step in battlefield capabilities, when a KC-130J "Super Hercules" from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 tested a new surveillance and weapons system, Aug. 29
  • Putin says Russia ready to work with West on arms development RIA Novosti 11 Sep 2009 -- Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia was ready to cooperate with the West in developing new weapon systems.
  • Russia to call tender for foreign helicopter carrier RIA Novosti 11 Sep 2009 -- Russia plans to hold an international tender for the purchase of a helicopter carrier, involving France, Spain and the Netherlands, the country's Navy chief said on Friday.
  • No relocation of Bulava missile production - Russian Navy RIA Novosti 11 Sep 2009 -- Russia's Defense Ministry will not transfer production of Bulava ballistic missiles to a different plant, the Navy chief said on Friday.
  • Russian Navy denies reports of damage to Black Sea Fleet flagship RIA Novosti 11 Sep 2009 -- The Russian Navy has denied media speculation that the Moskva missile cruiser, the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, needed repairs at a shipyard after a recent incident on board.
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 11 Sep 2009

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