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Navy/Marine Corps News for the Week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2006

#1 Postby boardman » Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:25 pm

Navy/Marine Corps News for the Week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2006
Story Number: NNS061006-20
10/6/2006

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.

NMCN Stories:
- 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.

Break 1:
Duty in Misawa, Japan :59

NMCN Stories:
- 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.

Fleet Information:
- The Navy Professional Reading Program was introduced.
- Naval Station Pascagoula is disestablished.
- U.S. forces to fall under NATO control in Afghanistan.

Break 2:
Combined Federal Campaign :29
Our Town: 29

NMCN Stories:
- 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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