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24 October 2009 Military News

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  • Chairman Calls U.S.-Japan Relationship ‘Vital’ AFPS 24 Oct 2009 -- U.S. basing in Japan, Japanese help in Afghanistan and regional and global challenges were among the issues the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed during a news conference yesterday in Tokyo.
  • USS City of Corpus Christi Arrives in Laem Chabang Navy NewsStand 24 Oct 2009 -- USS City Of Corpus Christi (SSN 705), one of the U.S. Navy's three forward deployed fast attack nuclear powered submarines, arrived in Laem Chabang, Thailand on Oct. 24 for a scheduled port visit.
  • USS Nimitz Makes Port Visit to Bahrain Navy NewsStand 24 Oct 2009 -- The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) arrived in Bahrain for a liberty port visit Oct. 24, while on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
  • FISC Pearl Harbor Improves Fuel Operations, Maintains Readiness Navy NewsStand 24 Oct 2009 -- Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC) Pearl Harbor celebrated the completion of a comprehensive fuel supply and storage system project Oct. 7 that will enhance efficiency and accountability within FISC Pearl Harbor's expansive fuel terminal operation.
  • Logisticians Assume the Watch Navy NewsStand 24 Oct 2009 -- A new rating has emerged onboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Two weeks after the official merger of the Storekeeper (SK) and Postal Clerk (PC) ratings, Sailors in the new Logistics Specialist (LS) rating have quietly assumed the watch on the deployed big deck.
  • Lincoln Fired Up To Be Test Bed for New Ovens Navy NewsStand 24 Oct 2009 -- Commander Naval Air Forces (CNAF) has chosen USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to be the test bed for brand new technologically advanced ovens that could potentially be used onboard all U. S. aircraft carriers.
  • Damage Control Academy Provides Vital Training Navy NewsStand 24 Oct 2009 -- Aboard any Navy ship, one of the most important skills that all Sailors must learn is damage control in case of an emergency. To that end, USS Wasp's (LHD 1) Damage Control Academy (DCA) teaches the methods that lead to success in the fight against potential catastrophe.
  • Everett Focuses on Saving Energy Navy NewsStand 24 Oct 2009 -- Naval Station, (NAVSTA), Everett held an on base Energy Awareness Fair to show personnel how to conserve, save and recycle energy Oct. 22.
  • Medvedev, Obama hope for new nuclear arms pact by early December RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2009 -- The presidents of Russia and the United States hope that a treaty on nuclear arms cuts to replace START 1 will be ready by early December, the Kremlin said on Saturday.
  • Joint US-Georgia military exercises to begin on Monday RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2009 -- The United States and Georgia will begin military exercises on October 26 in preparation for sending troops to Afghanistan, a foreign liaison officer in the US embassy in Tbilisi said on Saturday.

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  • Abbas's Call for Elections Deepens Palestinian Divisions VOA 24 Oct 2009 -- The Palestinian Authority has announced a date for elections, throwing a wrench into national unity talks with its Islamic militant rivals.
  • Hamas refuses to take part in Palestinian elections RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2009 -- Islamist movement Hamas will not take part in the Palestinian elections set for January 24 and will ban them in the Gaza Strip it controls, an advisor to the enclave's head of government said Friday.
  • Senior UN official deplores latest kidnapping of aid worker in Darfur UN News Centre 24 Oct 2009 -- The top United Nations humanitarian official in Sudan today condemned the kidnapping of a staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the latest in a series of aid worker abductions in the country's war-scarred region of Darfur.
  • Uganda, Burundi Condemn Threats By Somali Insurgents VOA 24 Oct 2009 -- Uganda and Burundi have condemned threats made by Somalia's Islamist Al Shabaab insurgents to strike Kampala and Bujumbura. The threats come in response to a firefight Thursday between peacekeepers and insurgents in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 30 people.

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