In the Military
Isle aircraft take part in Indian show
A P-3 Orion subhunter from Kaneohe Bay and a C-17 Globemaster cargo jet from Hickam were in Bangalore, India, this week, participating in the this year's Aero India International Air Show at Yelahanka Air Force Station. Aero India is one of Asia's premier aerial events. This year, about 450 companies from more than 30 countries are expected to participate.
"This is an excellent opportunity to advance and strengthen alliances and partnerships, allowing us to contend with common challenges," said Lt. Gen. Chip Utterback, commander of 13th Air Force and the senior U.S. military representative at Aero India '07, in a news release. "Through participation in air shows and other regional events, the United States is able to demonstrate its commitment to the security of the Asia-Pacific region, promote the standardization and interoperability of equipment, and display capabilities critical to the success of current and future military operations." Units from Hawaii participating include Patrol Squadron Four from Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay and 15th Airlift Wing from Hickam Air Force Base.
With the formal nomination of Adm. Timothy Keating by President Bush this week as Pacific Command leader, the Navy could hold three of the five combatant commands.
Adm. William Fallon's nomination cleared the Senate last week, making him the first admiral to lead the Central Command. Keating is slated to succeed Fallon. The other Navy admiral who leads a a major command is Adm. James Stavridis, who heads the Southern Command.
The Citadel has named its $3 million marksmanship center for Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, the third most senior member of the U.S. Senate. The new, 12,000-square-foot center features 16 firing positions for marksmanship training, weapons qualifications and competitions, and allows the college to host regional tournaments. The Inouye Hall Marksmanship Center is used by the South Carolina National Guard, ROTC cadets, and the Citadel's rifle and pistol teams.
Inouye said he was honored that the marksmanship center was named after him. "I shall never forget this moment," Inouye said in news from the college. "I am a Citadel man now and I am proud to be a Citadel man. I will do my very best to conduct myself as a Citadel man."
Inouye first visited the Citadel in 1961 at the invitation of Gen. Mark Clark, then president of the college. Clark and Inouye served in World War II; Clark was commanding general of the Fifth Army in Italy, while Inouye served with the U.S. Army's 442nd Regimental Combat.
"In the Military" was compiled from wire reports and other sources by reporter Gregg K. Kakesako
, who covers military affairs for the Star-Bulletin. He can be reached by phone at 294-4075 or by e-mail at email@example.com