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USS George H.W. Bush Redelivered to Fleet, Departs for Flight Deck Certification

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) departed Naval Station Norfolk, Va., for flight deck certification Feb. 2, three days after successfully completing Sea Trials. Bush embarked elements of Carrier Air Wing 8 to conduct flight deck certification and carrier qualifications following the ship's redelivery to the fleet. The crew recently completed an intensive seven-month Post Shakedown Availability/Selective Restrictive Availability (PSA/SRA) at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding, concluding with Sea Trials Jan. 27-29. "USS George H.W.

Portable ultrasound empowers Special Forces medics

When Maj. Andrew Morgan came to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), he already knew the value of ultrasound machines from being an emergency physician at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg. He brought that knowledge with him to the group in the summer of 2007 when he became the battalion surgeon for 1st Battalion, 3rd SFG, and he quickly pushed to have more ultrasound machines at his unit. He and his staff realized a deficiency in the arena of medical imaging after they reviewed the medical capabilities of the battalion's Special Forces operational detachment alpha teams.

54 HOURS OF VALOR

First Lt. Rebecca M. Turpin received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device at Combat Logistics Battalion 3’s Warriors’ Field on 4 September for her actions under enemy fire during the battalion’s last deployment to Afghanistan, October 2008 to May 2009.

 

MARINES INVESTIGATE INSURGENTS’ UNDERGROUND HIGHWAY

UNDERGROUND TALIBAN

Some people go cave exploring for fun, but when there is a possibility of stumbling on explosive materials, an armed enemy or a nasty surprise they’ve left to be triggered in the dark, it’s about as far from fun as you can get.

WARRIOR’S RAGE

Late in the afternoon of 26 February, 1991, barely 24 hours after more than 50,000 soldiers of Iraq’s Republican Guard Corps began their withdrawl from Kuwait and Southern Iraq, the two lead cavalry troops of “Cougar Squadron,” the 2nd Squadron of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, charged out of the sandstorm during Operation Desert Storm and caught it in the open desert along the north-south gridline of a military map referred to as the “73 Easting.” Taken by surprise, defending Iraq

EXECUTIVE OUTCOMES: AGAINST ALL ODDS - FIREFIGHT WITH UNITA, Part One

In 1992, the Cold War had ended. However, in Africa, things were starting to heat up as tensions held in check by the Cold War began to boil over. In other places, the Cold War was going out with a bang – not a whimper. Angola was one such place, where UNITA [National Union for the Total Independence of Angola], under Jonas Savimbi, refused to participate in the 1992 elections and tried to seize control.

HOW CHAVEZ LOST HONDURAS

THE START OF A CRISIS

WHY ARE WE FIGHTING?

Recently, a chain e-mail surrounding a proposal by a Vermont State Representative by the name of Fred Maslack has been making the rounds. This e-mail resurrected a story that will be ten years old later this year. The idea: Make non-gun owners in the state of Vermont register with the state and pay a $500 fee.

 

TARGET: FIVE-SEVEN

5.7x28MM

The weapon allegedly used by Nidal Malik Hasan in the Fort Hood shooting has been in the headlines before. But the story begins long before it hit the headlines. In fact, the story of the Five-seveN starts in 1990.