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16 February 2010 Military News

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  • U.S. Donates Boats, Military Equipment to Pakistan AFPS 16 Feb 2010 -- The United States recently donated a number of water trucks, field artillery cannon and patrol boats to the Pakistani government, according to U.S. State Department news releases.
  • Mobility general visits Airmen in Southwest Asia AFNS 16 Feb 2010 -- The Air Mobility Command vice commander visited Airmen at an air base in Southwest Asia as part of a visit through the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Feb. 10 and 11.
  • The Pacesetter Battalion turns 67 Army News 16 Feb 2010 -- Soldiers of the 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) celebrated the unit's 67th birthday with a dining-in at the theater here Dec. 28.
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground readies for transformation Army News 16 Feb 2010 -- About 150 people gathered at the Top of the Bay Club Tuesday, Feb. 16 for an Association of the United States Army luncheon. Major Gen. Nick Justice, Aberdeen Proving Ground Installation Commander, and Research, Development and Engineering Command Commanding General, told the group about Army transformation.
  • Vectors prep sister units for combat ops Army News 16 Feb 2010 -- If the old adage "Experience is the best teacher" is correct, then the 48th Chemical Brigade has selected a top-notch unit to train its company commanders and first sergeants in the finer points of movement on today's battlefield.
  • Road to success: 7th Chem trains, certifies crew Army News 16 Feb 2010 -- "East bound and down, loaded up and truckin'. We're gonna do what they say can't be done. We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there..." This line from a song by Jerry Reed brings back memories of citizens' band radios and convoys with lines of massive trucks traveling the highways.
  • Saving energy: IMCOM conservation study aimed at reducing costs, saving resources Army News 16 Feb 2010 -- Millions of dollars are seeping out of doors and windows or being vaporized by the lighting systems of homes and work centers in the Wiesbaden and Baumholder communities.
  • NMCB 7 Deploys to Europe, Africa on Scheduled Ten-Month Deployment Navy NewsStand 16 Feb 2010 -- Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 deployed from Gulfport, Miss., to various locations throughout Europe and Africa as part of the battalion's regularly scheduled 2010 deployment.
  • VAQ 141 Holds 'Safe For Flight' Ceremony for Growler Navy NewsStand 16 Feb 2010 -- The "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 held a flyover and a ceremony commemorating their designation of "Safe for Flight" in the EA-18G Growler on Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, Wash., Feb. 12.
  • Airmen confirm satellite completes integrated system test AFNS 16 Feb 2010 -- The Air Force's second geosynchronous Space Based Infrared Systems satellite successfully completed its first baseline integrated system testing, Feb. 10, at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, Calif.
  • India Increasing Defense Spending as Economy Grows VOA 16 Feb 2010 -- India is expected to spend $100 billion in the next decade on its military. The South Asian nation is believed to be the world's largest buyer of weaponry, and there is an intense competition among foreign arms merchants for a slice of that market. The key players have gathered in New Delhi for the four-day India Defense Exhibition.
  • French media exposes secret report on French nuclear tests on humans RIA Novosti 16 Feb 2010 -- France carried out nuclear tests on its servicemen in the 1960s to study the effect of radiation on humans, according to a secret report uncovered by French media.
  • U.S., Russian MPs to discuss missile defense in Europe RIA Novosti 16 Feb 2010 -- Russian parliamentarians and U.S. congressmen will discuss plans to deploy elements of a U.S. missile defense system in Romania and Bulgaria, a senior Russian MP said Tuesday.
  • How real is the threat of laser weapons? RIA Novosti 16 Feb 2010 -- On February 12, 2010, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) used the Airborne Laser Test Bed (ALTB) mounted on a Boeing B-747 jumbo jet to shoot down a liquid-propellant and a solid-propellant target missile.
  • Russian NATO envoy pours cold water on Transdnestr's missile proposal RIA Novosti 16 Feb 2010 -- Russia's envoy to NATO has poured cold water on an offer by Moldova's unrecognized republic of Transdnestr to deploy Russian missile defense elements.
  • Transdnestr could host Russian military base, but Russia is unwilling RIA Novosti 16 Feb 2010 -- Transdnestr leader Igor Smirnov said in Moscow on Monday that the breakaway republic in Moldova was not opposed to Russia deploying its Iskander tactical missiles in the republic.
  • Several states look to Russian missiles for national defense systems RIA Novosti 16 Feb 2010 -- Several countries are considering creating their national anti-aircraft defense systems using solely Russian weapons, a spokesman for Russia's leading interceptor missile producer said on Tuesday.
  • UN-backed pact against cluster munitions to take effect from August UN News Centre 16 Feb 2010 -- The United Nations-backed convention banning the use of cluster munitions will enter into force on 1 August after the 30th country ratified the pact today, a move that was immediately welcomed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as “a major advance on the global disarmament agenda.”
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 16 Feb 2010
  • Briefing by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, 2/16/10 The White House 16 Feb 2010

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