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RAF HYTHE, England — U.S. Army Lt. Col. Martin G. Binder has taken command of the U.S. Army’s Combat Equipment Battalion at RAF Hythe.

He took over from Lt. Col. Raymond R. Langlais Jr. in a ceremony last week at the facility.

Langlais has been in command since July 2002 and is moving to an assignment at the office of the deputy chief of staff for logistics at the Department of Army in the Pentagon.

Binder, accompanied by his wife, Gaile, and daughters Kathleen and Kelly, comes to England from the office of the deputy chief of staff for operations with the Department of Army at the Pentagon.

Search on for dhow

U.S. and British sailors continue to search for a dhow that sank Thursday night when it collided with the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.

No survivors or remains from the small ship have been found, though a debris field was located. No U.S. personnel were injured.

Searching are the USS Dextrous, a mine countermeasures ship, and the HMS Echo, a British hydrographic and oceanographic survey vessel, according to a 5th Fleet news release.

There is nothing to indicate the incident was anything more than an accident, said Cmdr. Jamie Graybeal, 5th Fleet spokesman.

Rhein-Main terminal to reopen

The passenger terminal at Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany, will begin a phased reopening Tuesday to restore passenger services in the main building by Wednesday.

The terminal shifted operations to two alternate locations after flooding caused by thunderstorms Friday.

Space available flights have also now resumed.

Though operations will return to the main terminal, passengers should expect slight operational delays, according to a statement issued by the Rhein-Main public affairs office.


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