16 September 2004 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 16 Sep 2004 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- THREE MARINES DIE IN AL ANBAR PROVINCE
- PRECISION STRIKE IN FALLUJAH CENTCOM 16 Sep 2004 -- Multi-National Force-Iraq conducted a successful precision strike today on a confirmed Abu Musab Al Zarqawi terrorist site in Fallujah. Sources reported the presence of terrorists, foreign fighters, and weapons systems that were intended for use against Iraqi and Multi-National forces.
- 'OPERATION HURRICANE' SWEEPS THROUGH RAMADI CENTCOM 16 Sep 2004 -- Multi-National Force-Iraq began clearing operations to discover and remove illegal weapons and ammunition caches and to disrupt the Daham terrorist network in Ramadi Sept. 16.
- MNF-I CONDUCTS SUCCESSFUL STRIKE CENTCOM 16 Sep 2004 -- Multi-National Forces - Iraq conducted a successful precision strike today on a confirmed Abu Musab Zarqawi terrorist meeting site. The meeting site was a compound surrounded by fields in the vicinity of the town of Qaryat ar Rufush. The strike occurred at approximately 9:45 p.m., local Baghdad time.
- IRAQI SECURITY, MNF-I FORCES UNCOVER ILLEGAL WEAPONS CENTCOM 16 Sep 2004 -- Iraqi National Guard, Iraqi Police and Multi-National forces from the Multi-National Division Central South area of Karbala, conducted a search for illegal weapons and ammunition Sept.16 in the town of Nahr Wand.
- Electric Grid Stabilized After Attack AFPS 16 Sep 2004 -- The Iraq electricity grid stabilized today after a series of explosions here early Sept. 14 left three oil pipelines damaged and one main electrical line severed.
- Strike Kills 60 Terrorists Near Fallujah AFPS 16 Sep 2004 -- A precision strike on a compound near Fallujah has killed approximately 60 terrorists, Multinational Force Iraq officials said today.
- ELECTRIC GRID STABILIZED AFTER TUES. ATTACK CENTCOM 16 Sep 2004 -- The Iraq electricity grid stabilized Thursday night after a series of explosions here early Tuesday morning left three oil pipelines damaged and one main electrical line severed.
- 1/7 Marines ready to roll thanks to 3/7 USMC News 16 Sep 2004 -- Stopping the flow of weapons and explosives is the first step in preventing crime and fighting in Iraq.
- UN staff returning to troubled city in western Afghanistan to resume operations UN News Centre 16 Sep 2004 -- United Nations staff are gradually returning to the troubled city of Heart in western Afghanistan, where the offices of the UN mission and agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were ransacked and seriously damaged on Sunday, to try to restore the world body's operations there.
- U.S. Troops in Afghan Theater Face Ballot Deadline AFPS 16 Sep 2004 -- As coalition forces help Afghanistan prepare for its presidential election in October, U.S. servicemembers in that country aren't losing sight of their own upcoming elections.
- AFGHANISTAN/KARZAI VOA 16 Sep 2004 -- Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai was forced to cancel a trip to a provincial capital after a rocket hit near the landing site for his helicopter. As Ayaz Gul reports from neighboring Pakistan, Afghan authorities say they have detained three people in connection with the attack.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Open Skies Treaty: Second Russian Observation Mission in the United States US Dept. of State 16 Sep 2004 -- Fact Sheet
- Last active-duty C-141B Starlifter makes final flight AFPN 16 Sep 2004 -- The last two active-duty C-141B Starlifters in the U.S. Air Force inventory flew their final journey Sept. 16 after a special departure ceremony here.
- AEF still an evolving concept AFPN 16 Sep 2004 -- While the air and space expeditionary force construct is not new, it is not finished growing yet either, according to the Air Force deputy chief of staff for air and space operations.
- Some KC-135Es removed from flying schedule AFPN 16 Sep 2004 -- Gen. John W. Handy, commander of Air Mobility Command, has directed 29 KC-135E Stratotanker aircraft with identified engine strut problems be removed from the flying schedule while Air Force leaders evaluate a report from the Fleet Viability Board and recommendations of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center's KC-135 system program office.
- New Drill Makes CVN 70 CBR Ready Navy NewsStand 16 Sep 2004 -- Sailors assigned to USS Carl Vinson's (CVN 70) In Port Emergency Team (IPET) responded to an unprecedented suspicious-substance drill Sept. 9, when a postal clerk reported a curious white powder posing as a dangerous chemical agent sifting from a box in Vinson's mail handling room.
- Enterprise Tiger Teams Start with a Roar Navy NewsStand 16 Sep 2004 -- USS Enterprise (CVN 65) began its Extended Selected Restricted Availability (ESRA) period at Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard Sept. 10, after crew members formed "tiger teams."
- War on Terror Testing, Reinforcing Air Force Concepts AFPS 16 Sep 2004 -- The war on terror is teaching the Air Force important lessons and validating others as the service prepares to celebrate its 57th birthday Sept. 18, according to Air Force Secretary James G. Roche.
- White House Daily Briefing, September 16 Washington File 16 Sep 2004 -- White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan briefed reporters on Air Force One September 16 as they accompanied President Bush on a trip to St. Cloud, Minnesota
- State Department Noon Briefing, September 16 Washington File 16 Sep 2004 -- Department/Donald Keyser Case, Iraq, Iran, Israel/Palestinians, Pakistan, North Korea, Russia/Georgia
- GE Engine Certified for U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy Program GE Aviation 16 Sep 2004 -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has certified GE's CF6-80C2 engine for the U.S. Air Force (USAF) C-5 Galaxy modernization program. The certification follows eight months of ground-testing of the engine to validate engine-aircraft integration and the new FADEC III control system. The FADEC III control system has been certified on the GE90-115B and CFM56-7 engines.
- General Dynamics to Support Army Communications Efforts in Baghdad General Dynamics 16 Sep 2004 -- General Dynamics Network Systems was chosen to install a complete voice, video, and data network infrastructure for the U.S Army at Camp Victory, in Baghdad, Iraq. This project is valued at $3.6 million for General Dynamics and is expected to expand to include additional military installations in the Baghdad area. General Dynamics Network Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
- Last Lockheed Martin C-141 Starlifter In Active Duty Air Force Service Retired After Nearly Four Decades Of Service Lockheed Martin 16 Sep 2004 -- The last two Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] C 141 StarLifters assigned to the 305th Air Mobility Wing (AMW) were retired in ceremonies here this morning, closing out the turbofan-powered airlifter's historic 39-year career with the active-duty component of the U.S. Air Force.
- Leading Congressional Defense Appropriator Tours US101 "Marine One" Demonstrator Lockheed Martin 16 Sep 2004 -- Team US101’s Presidential Helicopter Replacement (VXX) program concept demonstrator was toured today by U.S. Rep. Jack Murtha (PA-12) – the ranking minority member of the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee – during a visit to Lockheed Martin’s facility in Owego, NY. Murtha was invited to Owego and accompanied by fellow appropriator U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey (NY-22), whose district encompasses the facility.
- Lockheed Martin Enters North American Military Truck Market Lockheed Martin 16 Sep 2004 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today it has entered into a license agreement with HMT Vehicles Ltd. of Bristol, United Kingdom, to manufacture and sell tactical wheeled vehicles to government customers in North America.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 16 Sep 2004
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 16 Sep 2004
- UN/ANNAN/SUDAN VOA 16 Sep 2004 -- .N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is urging the Security Council to urgently adopt a U.S. drafted resolution on Sudan. The council may hold a rare Saturday session to vote on the measure.
- DARFUR: 'IT'S GENOCIDE. PERIOD.' NO EXCUSE FOR 'INACTION' US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 16 Sep 2004
- U.S. Pressing U.N. Security Council for Vote on Darfur Washington File 16 Sep 2004 -- Submitting a revised version of its draft Security Council resolution on Sudan, the United States September 16 pressed for a vote quickly, saying that time is critical in the race to save lives in Darfur.
- Senate Appropriators Approve $175 Million for Aid to Darfur Washington File 16 Sep 2004 -- The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $175 million for emergency aid to the Darfur region of Sudan.
- DRC: Slow start to disarmament in Ituri IRIN 16 Sep 2004 -- Just seven combatants were disarmed on Monday, the first day of a US $10.5-million disarmament and reintegration programme for Ituri, a war-ravaged district in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC). By Wednesday the number had only risen to 10, an organizer said.
- UN envoy to Sudan meets African Union official as Darfur peace talks falter UN News Centre 16 Sep 2004 -- Senior United Nations and African Union (AU) officials have held discussions on the humanitarian and security crises engulfing the Darfur region of Sudan as peace talks to try to end the conflict appear set to be adjourned.
- NIGERIA/SUDAN TALKS VOA 16 Sep 2004 -- Peace talks on Sudan being held in Abuja, Nigeria have been suspended. The parties failed to reach agreement on issues of security and disarmament in the western Darfur region. But the parties say they will return to talks in a few weeks.
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