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26 April 2010 Military News

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  • Transcript: DOD News Briefing with Army Lt. Gen. Schoomaker; Brig. Gen. Cheek and Maj. Gen. Perkins from the Pentagon DoD 26 Apr 2010 -- Presenter: Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, Army Surgeon General; Brig. Gen. Gary Cheek, Commander, Warrior Transition Command; Maj. Gen. David Perkins, Commanding General, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado
  • F-16 drawdown begins at Spangdahlem AFNS 26 Apr 2010 -- Six F-16 Fighting Falcons are scheduled to depart here April 27 as the first step for the 52nd Fighter Wing staff in the Combat Air Force Restructuring plan expected to save the Air Force approximately $355 million in fiscal 2010 and $3.5 billion during the next five fiscal years.
  • Cope West shows U.S. partnership with Indonesia AFNS 26 Apr 2010 -- Members of the U.S. and Indonesian air forces held an opening ceremony here April 20 that officially marked the beginning of a joint tactical airlift exercise called Cope West 2010.
  • Airmen train Japanese customs agency members to detect threats AFNS 26 Apr 2010 -- Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents from Det. 623 here and Airmen from the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Unit here trained Hakodate customs inspectors with the Japan Ministry of Finance April 23 on counterterrorism measures to deter potential threats that may pass through Northern Japan's ports and terminals.
  • B-1 adapts, remains effective after 25 years AFNS 26 Apr 2010 -- The non-nuclear B-1 Lancer has adapted from a strategic mission to a close-air support role, and will continue to play an effective part in today's fight in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to leaders here.
  • Air Force-wide social media access begins AFNS 26 Apr 2010 -- Air Force officials began a two-week phased opening April 26 of access to social media sites Air Force-wide.
  • Official Calls Wounded Warriors Report ‘Unrepresentative’ AFPS 26 Apr 2010 -- The focus of a New York Times article depicting neglect and suffering endured by a group of wounded soldiers recovering in an Army program is unrepresentative of the recovery effort at large, the Army surgeon general said today.
  • Logistics battalion storms Ft. Bragg en route to Afghanistan USMC News 26 Apr 2010 -- More than 500 Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, descended upon a massive training area at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 19 - 27, to conduct essential training for their upcoming seven-month deployment to Afghanistan.
  • Hundreds Attend Historic Base Closure Ceremony Navy NewsStand 26 Apr 2010 -- A ceremony marked the closing of Naval Station Ingleside, and the reversion of the property to the Port of Corpus Christi April 23.
  • DESRON 40 Changes Command Navy NewsStand 26 Apr 2010 -- Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40 held a change of command ceremony at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., April 23.
  • USS Shiloh, Lassen Renovate Primary School in India Navy NewsStand 26 Apr 2010 -- Sailors from the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) painted class rooms at the Bhatikar Model English School in Goa, India, April 23.
  • ESG 5 Sailors Perform Community Service Navy NewsStand 26 Apr 2010 -- Sailors from Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 volunteered at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIAL) School, a school focused on providing education to children with learning disabilities in Manama, Bahrain, April 22.
  • Italian navy, air force officials visit F-35 training wing AFNS 26 Apr 2010 -- Representatives from the Italian air force and navy visited the 33rd Fighter Wing here April 20 in an effort to check the progress of the first F-35 Lightning II integrated training center and learn more about this new coalition venture.
  • Air Guard security forces at the top of their game AFNS 26 Apr 2010 -- Air National Guard security forces are at the top of their game, their top officer said here April 21.
  • U.S., Indonesian airmen jump into training AFNS 26 Apr 2010 -- U.S. and Indonesian airmen conducted high-altitude, low-opening jumps over the Gorda drop zone in Indonesia as part of Exercise Cope West 2010 here.
  • Lynn to Visit Servicemembers, Talk with High-Tech Leaders AFPS 26 Apr 2010 -- Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III arrived here today to visit with servicemembers and discuss asymmetric threats to the United States during a three-day trip to California that also will include talks with top officials from high-tech companies.
  • Lynn Thanks Vinson’s Crew for Service, Adaptability AFPS 26 Apr 2010 -- Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III today thanked the crew of the USS Carl Vinson for their efforts to rescue Haitian people following the earthquake there, actions he said demonstrated the adaptability that makes America’s military the best in the world.
  • Tobyhanna sharpens Talon armament Army News 26 Apr 2010 -- Tobyhanna is meeting a short suspense to provide an installation kit that offers armored protection for a mine-detecting robot.
  • 2nd Bn, 4th Inf Reg medics answer when comrades call Army News 26 Apr 2010 -- Thoughts of life and death in a combat zone can consume a Soldier. Having confidence in the first line of medical assistance when the worst happens is critical to Soldiers putting aside those fears and focusing on the mission at hand. The medics of 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division conducted trauma lanes April 15 to ease anxieties in fellow Soldiers by continuing to improve their medical skills. This intense, day-long training takes on the feel of macabre theater in which every Soldier plays a part to demonstrate the realities of combat medicine.
  • "Ironhorse" receives new commanders Army News 26 Apr 2010 -- After two successful years of commanding the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Col. Tobin Green relinquished his command to Col. Scott Efflandt during a ceremony on Cooper Field, here, April 23.
  • 1/405th AFSB realigns LBE program in Germany Army News 26 Apr 2010 -- The 1st Battalion, 405th Army Field Support Brigade is realigning the Left Behind Equipment program in Germany in order to streamline operations and consolidate support to the Soldier.
  • Russian military wages war on Siberian ice RIA Novosti 26 Apr 2010 -- Russian military helicopters dropped ten bombs in Siberia in their annual offensive against ice-choked rivers, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said on Monday.
  • Ukraine parliament committee against Russian Navy base deal RIA Novosti 26 Apr 2010 -- The Ukrainian parliament committee for international affairs on Monday recommended the Supreme Rada against ratifying a new deal extending Russia's use of a naval base in Crimea.
  • Ukrainian opposition ready to use fists to 'defend national interests' RIA Novosti 26 Apr 2010 -- The party of former Ukrainian premier Yulia Tymoshenko may be forced to attack its opponents during a debate on the ratification of a deal to extend the lease of a Russian naval base, a lawmaker said on Monday.
  • Post-Soviet security bloc completes joint anti-terror drills RIA Novosti 26 Apr 2010 -- Units from the Collective Security Treaty Organization's rapid reaction force have completed joint command-and-staff counter-terrorism exercises in Tajikistan, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said on Monday.
  • Indian, Afghan Leaders Discuss Security and Terrorism in New Delhi VOA 26 Apr 2010 -- India has pledged to continue its involvement in the reconstruction of Afghanistan during a visit by Afghan leader Hamid Karzai to New Delhi. The leaders of the two countries also discussed efforts to tackle terrorism, which threatens stability in the South Asian region.
  • Afghan, Indian Leaders Discuss Militant Threat RFE/RL 26 Apr 2010 -- Indian Prime Minister Mahmohan Singh and visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai have met in New Delhi to explore the issues of regional cooperation and security.
  • India, Afghanistan discuss terrorism which threatens region IRNA 26 Apr 2010 -- The fight against terrorism and extremism topped the agenda of talks between PM Manmohan Singh and Afghan President Hamid Karzai as the two leaders met ahead of the SAARC summit.
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 26 Apr 2010
  • Briefing by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, 4/26/10 The White House 26 Apr 2010

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