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18 October 2009 Military News

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  • Gates to Meet New Japanese Leaders, Talk Security With South Koreans VOA 18 Oct 2009 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates heads to Japan and South Korea this week with North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and the new Japanese government's defense policies high on the agenda. The visits come just a couple of weeks before President Barack Obama will visit the two countries.
  • Search for missing pilot turns from rescue to recovery effort AFNS 18 Oct 2009 -- The commander of the 20th Fighter Wing, Col. Joe Guastella, issued the following announcement Oct. 17 regarding Capt. Nicolas Giglio, missing since a mid-air collision Oct. 15:
  • Operation BIG LIFT Army News 18 Oct 2009 -- In the early morning of October 22, 1963, soldiers of the 2nd Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas, lumbered up with their gear and individual weapons to an assembly of large cargo aircraft from the Military Air Transportation Service
  • Defender Visits Yakushima Navy NewsStand 18 Oct 2009 -- Mine Countermeasures ship USS Defender arrived in Yakushima for a three-day port call, Oct. 18. It was the first visit by a Navy ship to this small island located 225 miles south of the Japanese mainland.
  • WASP Makes Port Call at Guantanamo Bay Navy NewsStand 18 Oct 2009 -- The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp departed Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Oct. 11, concluding a two-day port visit.
  • Russian Black Sea Fleet Objects To Ukrainian Checks RFE/RL 18 Oct 2009 -- In the early morning of October 22, 1963, soldiers of the 2nd Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas, lumbered up with their gear and individual weapons to an assembly of large cargo aircraft from the Military Air Transportation Service
  • Russian foreign minister speaks on missile defense, START, world situation RIA Novosti 17 Oct 2009 -- On Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gave an interview to editors-in-chief of RIA Novosti, the Voice of Russia radio station, and the Russia Today TV channel in which he discussed topical issues of Russian foreign policy and current global developments.

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