Wednesday, February 21, 2007

You Can Tell When the Navy's In Charge

..because three of the top five stories posted on the Centcom home page are:

Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW7) Continues OEF Missions over Afghanistan

CVW-7 returned to conducting missions for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) on Feb. 4, flying more than 200 combat sorties over 14 days, totaling more than 1,100 hours. A Combined Forces Air Component Command (CFACC) asset, CVW-7 integrates closely with multi-national coalition forces to prevent and counter Taliban attacks, the air wing has provided close air support and put various types of ordnance on enemy positions designated by ground forces.

“I think it’s great that we’re back in action supporting boots on the ground,” said Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) 3rd Class Matt Phrampus, Air Department. “I feel a great sense of pride knowing what I’m doing for my country.”

Exercise Eagle Salute Increases Interoperability with Egyptian Maritime Forces

MANAMA, Bahrain - Exercise Eagle Salute 07, a bilateral exercise between U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Egyptian maritime forces, was held Feb. 3-8 in the Red Sea.

Eagle Salute continued a series of bilateral exercises between U.S. and Egyptian maritime forces, and enhanced military-to military relationships by flexing U.S. and Egyptian units’ ability to communicate effectively. The exercise also consisted of damage control demonstrations and training, and officer exchanges between
the participating units.

USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Arrives in 5th Fleet

“The USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is here to help foster stability and security in the region,” said Quinn. “We look forward to working with our coalition partners to provide support for ground forces operating in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as conducting maritime security operations that help provide a safe environment for shipping within the region. We are ready, we are sustainable, we are flexible and we provide significant capabilities that contribute to regional peace and security.”

Welcome Aboard Admiral Fallon!

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