Navy/Marine Corps News for the Week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2006
Story Number: NNS061006-20
From the Navy News Service www.news.navy.mil
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Headlines Ashore and Afloat for the week ending Oct. 4, 2006:
- The amphibious assault ship USS Austin (LPD 4) is decommissioned.
- USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) returns to San Diego after a five-month deployment.
- Six years later, the USS Cole (DDG 67) tragedy is remembered
- American and British forces team up to train the Iraqi navy.
- A profile on Sailors serving aboard USS Constitution.
- Medal of Honor recipients are recognized aboard USS Constitution.
Duty in Misawa, Japan :59
- Seabees lay the cornerstone for Marine training in Rota, Spain.
- U.S. and Chinese forces team up to conduct a search and rescue exercise.
- Personnel from Diego Garcia conduct a medical evacuation exercise.
- Marines form the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit practice humanitarian relief operations.
- The Navy Professional Reading Program was introduced.
- Naval Station Pascagoula is disestablished.
- U.S. forces to fall under NATO control in Afghanistan.
Combined Federal Campaign :29
Our Town: 29
- One command gets the word out on the LCAC.
- Emphasizing community relations through soccer.
- Members of the Naval Academy and local community preserve the academy’s cemetery.
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