Thursday, March 30, 2006

Defense: U.S. and Russian navy crews in training exercise

The Guam Pacific Daily News, reports that U.S. and Russian navy crews on Guam have been learning how they would land their aircraft on each other's vessels, exchange supplies and conduct other procedures in the event of a joint response to a natural disaster.

More than 1,300 crewmembers from two U.S. Navy cruisers and four Russian ships are on island this week to practice joint relief exercises. The scenario for today is the days after a strong typhoon.

I like the quote of the commander of Coast Guard Sector Guam, who said he never imagined 30 years ago that he would be saluting Russian military officers, much less hearing the Russian band that played "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the Russian national anthem during a wreath-laying ceremony at the War in the Pacific National Historical Park Asan Bay Overlook.

Full article by Tammy Anderson