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Guam reservists support cargo hub at Incirlik - INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey (AFPN) -- Twelve reservists temporarily assigned to the 728th Air Mobility Squadron had to travel a long, long way from home to get here.

CENTAF air power summary - In Afghanistan May 2, Air Force F-15 Eagles successfully struck two caves near Asadabad with precision-guided JDAMs. Initial reports indicate secondary explosions were seen from the caves, used by enemy forces to store weapons, after the strike and the cave entrances where effectively sealed. The planned strike was in continued support of Operation Mountain Lion.

White House Report: Afghanistan; Costa Rica; Flu Plan; Darfur - President Bush spoke with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan and congratulated him on the approval of his Cabinet by the National Assembly, White House press secretary Scott McClellan told reporters May 2. The new Cabinet members were sworn in May 2.

DOE's National Laboratory Directors Highlight Scientific Merits of GNEP - WASHINGTON , DC – Directors of nine of the Department of Energy's (DOE) national laboratories today announced their support for the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) and discussed the collaboration among the labs in carrying out the partnership. GNEP, part of President Bush's Advanced Energy Initiative, will support advanced technologies to recycle spent nuclear fuel

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES CAN NO LONGER BE POSTPONED - Recent history had turned on its head the idea that environmental issues could somehow be postponed until later in the development process, as everyone now saw that environmental issues could become major economic and social problems relatively early in the process, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Jose Antonio Ocampo, said as the Commission on Sustainable Development opened its fourteenth session at Headquarters today.

Increasing Attacks Against Palestinian Refugees - Amid increasing attacks against Palestinian refugees living in Iraq, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today welcomed a religious decree by the war-torn country’s leading Shiite Muslim cleric, Grand Ayatollah Al-Said Al-Sistani, calling for their protection.

Good Reporters Translate, Interpret the News - Many news organizations assign journalists to cover specific areas, either geographic or topical, known as “beats.” This is a term originally used to describe a regular route for a sentry or policeman.

McKinley selected as 15th CMSAF - Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley has named Chief Master Sgt. Rodney J. McKinley to serve as the 15th chief master sergeant of the Air Force. Chief McKinley will assume his new position July 1, following the June 30 retirement of Chief Master Sgt. of the Air

Joint public affairs element improves military communication - By standing up the Joint Public Affairs Support Element, the U.S. military is on its way to greatly improving the way it delivers timely, accurate information from combatant commanders to the media.

After 20 Years of Darkness, the Lights Are Finally Back On - After 20 years of darkness, the lights are finally back on in Gardez. That’s thanks to the Czech Republic’s donation of a generator and the talents of the US Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District’s (AED) Yvan Nobile.

U.S. Air Force Warfare Center perspective on Smart Operations 21 by Maj. Gen. Stephen Goldfein - For those who were around in the mid-1990s, you may remember Total Quality Management, or TQM. This was a business practice that was being applied to the Air Force in an era of force reductions. TQM was successful in the business world, and many of its concepts promised improvements and efficiencies for our Air Force.

United Nations Special Humanitarian Envoy Warned That Crisis Worsens - Arriving today in Kenya, where 3.5 million people need emergency assistance, a United Nations Special Humanitarian Envoy warned that the crisis could deepen as families exhaust their remaining resources.

NASA Launches Satellites for Weather, Climate, Air Quality Studies - Two NASA satellites were launched Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on missions to reveal the inner secrets of clouds and aerosols, tiny particles suspended in the air.

8 Facilities in the Southeast Commit to Environmental Improvements - Eight facilities in the American Southeast have made a commitment to environmental improvement beyond current legal requirements. These facilities join 29 others throughout the nation as new members in the National Environmental Performance Track program.

Rumsfeld Encouraged by Progress in Iraq By Melody Merin - Washington – In the wake of his recent visit to Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld expressed his optimism about that country’s future and noted the importance of the new unified government in Iraq.

President's Radio Address - THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Last weekend, the people of Iraq formed a national unity government. This is an important milestone on the road to democracy in Iraq

Holocaust Legacy Demands Opposing Evil By Vince Crawley - In emotional language, Zoellick spoke of the "shock and revulsion"

Energy Official to Highlight Advanced Energy Initiative - WASHINGTON , DC – Tomorrow, Friday, April 28, 2006, Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Andy Karsner will deliver keynote remarks to the Workshop on the Future of the Biofuels Industry in America, in Washington, DC.

Environmental Progress in US-Mexico Border Region - Washington, D.C. - April 27, 2006) U.S. and Mexican officials met today to report significant progress in improving the border area's environmental health at the National Coordinators' Meeting of the Border 2012 Program. Accomplishments to date include:

A Letter to Governor Schwarenegger - Thank you for your message honoring Petty Officer 3rd Class Marcques J. Nettles who died in Iraq. You ordered that the California Capitol flags be flown at half staff in honor of his service to our country.


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