In the Military
Senate reconfirms Eikenberry for NATO
The U.S. Senate on Jan. 26 confirmed the re-appointment of Karl W. Eikenberry as a three-star lieutenant general and assignment as deputy chairman of North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Committee in Belgium. Eikenberry, who served several tours in Hawaii, is currently serving as commander of Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan.
Eikenberry previously was director of strategic planning for the U.S. Pacific Command at Camp Smith in Hawaii. He took charge of the Afghan operation in November 2003.
Eikenberry served from September 2002 to September 2003 as head of the U.S. military's office for military cooperation, which is charged with establishing the Afghan national army.
From September 2000 to May 2001, Eikenberry was the 25th Division's assistant commanding general. He was reassigned to the Pentagon in July 2001 and later was chief of the office of military cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.
DEPLOYING A KISS GOODBYE
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Cindy Davis comforted her son Troy, 9, just as the USS Russell began its departure from Pearl Harbor yesterday afternoon. Davis' husband, Rick, was aboard the guided missile destroyer, which was being deployed along with the USS Hamilton to join the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group. Also pictured is Rita Lawrence, with daughter Tianni, 8, who blew a kiss to her husband, Jason Lawrence. CLICK FOR LARGE
"In the Military" was compiled from wire reports and other sources by reporter Gregg K. Kakesako
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