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15 March 2003 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • PRESIDENT AUTHORIZES TWO NEW MEDALS 15 Mar 2003 -- A presidential executive order signed Wednesday authorizes the Department of Defense to create two new military medals for service in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT).
  • Bonhomme Richard Awarded 3rd Consecutive Battle 'E' Navy NewStand 15 Mar 2003 -- For the third year in a row, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) has been named the Pacific Fleet's best large-deck amphibious warship and has been awarded the Battle Efficiency award for 2002.
  • 3/23 ready to train aboard Combat Center USMC News 15 Mar 2003 -- They hail from Tennessee, California, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Alabama and even New York, but on Sunday, the 3d Bn, 23rd Marines found themselves in Twentynine Palms.

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

  • KENYA/WEAPONS VOA 15 Mar 2003 -- Kenya on Saturday began destroying more than seven-thousand illicit small arms it said had been confiscated from criminals. Some of the weapons that were burned had reportedly been used in various conflict raging in the region.
  • CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC/UNREST VOA 15 Mar 2003 -- Violence has broken out in the capital of the Central African Republic, in what appears to be a coup attempt. Gunmen have surrounded the president's palace and the airport.

News Reports

  • UN health agency warns air travellers against contagious form of pneumonia UN News Centre 15 Mar 2003 -- The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today issued an emergency bulletin warning travellers about a contagious form of pneumonia which has recently emerged in various part of the globe.
  • ITALY/SAVOYS VOA 15 Mar 2003 -- Italy's former royal family officially ended its 57-year exile Saturday, arriving in the southern Italian city of Naples for a weekend visit. But the reception was mixed.
  • ASIA MYSTERY ILLNESS VOA 15 Mar 2003 -- A Hong Kong health official has implicitly criticized the World Health Organization for issuing a world-wide alert about a mysterious illness. More than forty Hong Kong residents are showing possible symptoms of the disease, which also appears to have struck in Vietnam and China.
  • SERBIA/FUNERAL VOA 15 Mar 2003 -- Tens-of-thousands of mourners gathered in Belgrade Saturday for the funeral of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic, who was assassinated Wednesday.



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