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11 July 2005 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for June 11 Jul 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics by the active and reserve components for the month of June.
  • June Recruiting, Retention Stats Up for All Services AFPS 11 Jul 2005 -- Recruiting and retention rates were up in June for all the services in both the active and reserve components, Defense Department officials announced today.

  • Recruiting focus of CSA meeting in Seattle Army News 11 Jul 2005 -- Less than two months after a Seattle high school was in the national spotlight for its attempt to bar military recruiters from the school, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker met with about 70 community officials in Seattle.
  • Nimitz Improves Readiness with Mass Casualty Drill Navy NewStand 11 Jul 2005 -- Crew members from all over the aircraft carrier raced into action as they reacted to a simulated mass casualty drill on the mess deck June 24.
  • Fitzgerald Sailors Enjoy Liberty in Hobart, Tasmania Navy NewStand 11 Jul 2005 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and its crew of more than 300 Sailors enjoyed four days of liberty while visiting Hobart, Tasmania, during a routine port visit July 1-5.
  • U.S.: Bush Presses Iraq, Afghanistan As Fronts In Terror War RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- U.S. President George W. Bush today updated the American people on the progress of the "war on terror" and thanked the country's armed forces for their efforts in the conflict.
  • Sasebo Minesweepers, Yokosuka Destroyer Make Naval History in Russia Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2005 -- Three U.S. 7th Fleet ships took part in the first minesweeping countermeasures operation exercise between the U.S. and Russian navies July 5.
  • NH Penscola Narrowly Escapes Latest Hurricane Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2005 -- Naval Hospital Pensacola sustained only minor damage July 10 following a close encounter with Hurricane Dennis and its 125 mph winds.
  • Nimitz Makes First Port Visit to Malaysia Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2005 -- Nimitz departed Port Kelang, Malaysia, July 4 after a four-day port visit to resume its deployment in support of the global war on terrorism.
  • New York City Honors NMCB 21 Seabees With 'Freedom Award' Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2005 -- The City of New York honored four Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 21 with the "Freedom Award" in a ceremony at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College June 29.
  • Air Force District of Washington becomes fully operational AFPN 11 Jul 2005 -- The Air Force District of Washington, which reactivated provisionally in January, assumed full operational capability in a ceremony here July 7.
  • Eglin spared as Hurricane Dennis flexes AFPN 11 Jul 2005 -- Hurricane Dennis approached the Emerald Coast and the base July 8, an area still trying to get back to a sense of normalcy 10 months after Hurricane Ivan ripped through the area.
  • Ammo, weapons Airmen get job done despite friendly rivalry AFPN 11 Jul 2005 -- While most, if not all, Airmen of the 40th Air Expeditionary Group take pride in their jobs, two seemingly similar specialties take it to a level where a friendly rivalry exists at this forward-deployed location.
  • Altus aircrew showcases dual-row airdrop AFPN 11 Jul 2005 -- An aircrew from the 58th Airlift Squadron here has made the first dual-row airdrop from a C-17 Globemaster III July 5.
  • Flexibility, working together key to Air Force FTF AFPN 11 Jul 2005 -- Leaders from the active-duty Air Force, Air Reserve Command and National Guard Bureau spoke recently about the direction of the Air Force's Future Total Force.
  • FTF initiatives make progress AFPN 11 Jul 2005 -- The Air Force director of plans and programs provided an update of the six Future Total Force initiatives being tested in the United States during a roundtable discussion July 7.
  • Joint UAV Center of Excellence at Creech AFPN 11 Jul 2005 -- The newly created Joint Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Center of Excellence will stand up in October at Creech Air Force Base, Nev.
  • Afghan Army Logisticians to Visit U.S. AFPS 11 Jul 2005 -- Senior members of the Afghan National Army's Logistics Command will travel to the United States this week to visit Army Materiel Command headquarters at Fort Belvoir, Va., and other military logistics depots and supply centers.
  • Defense Review Matches Strategy with Capabilities AFPS 11 Jul 2005 -- The Quadrennial Defense Review, due to Congress in February, is a long-term look to ensure DoD has the tools needed to do the missions of the future, a senior DoD policy official said.
  • Kyrgyz President Questions Presence Of U.S. Base RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- Kyrgyzstan's newly elected President Kurmanbek Bakiev today questioned the continued presence of U.S. troops on a military base they have used since late 2001.

  • Defence pact with US not aimed at joining arms race: India IRNA 11 Jul 2005 -- Allaying apprehensions that the Indo-US framework agreement on defence cooperation will fuel arms race, New Delhi's Defence Minister Pranab Minister today said in the eastern metropolitan city of Kolkata, it would ensure that there was no sudden disruption in supplies during period of hostilities, reports Press Trust of India.

  • Russian Army Records 98 Non-Combat Deaths In June RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- Suicides, murders, accidents, and other non-combat deaths in the Russian military totaled 98 last month.

  • State Department Briefing, July 11 Washignton File 11 Jul 2005 -- Israel/Palestinians, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Iraq, North Korea, Sudan
  • White House Daily Briefing, July 11 Washignton File 11 Jul 2005 -- Statement on the anniversary of the massacre in Srebrenica, Case of leak of name of CIA agent, War on terrorism, British memo/troop withdrawal, Supreme Court appointment, North Korea, Voting rights reauthorization

Defense Industry

  • Boeing Awarded Additional $175 Million for Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems Capability Demonstration Program Boeing 11 Jul 2005 -- The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Boeing [NYSE: BA] an additional $175 million to continue the X-45C portion of the Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems (J-UCAS) Capability Demonstration Program.
  • Boeing Begins Major Upgrade of U.S. AWACS Fleet Boeing 11 Jul 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] started installing satellite communications and air traffic management upgrades on the first of 32 U.S. Air Force AWACS aircraft.
  • CACI Awarded $11 Million Task to Support Defense Personnel Records Image Retrieval System CACI 11 Jul 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a task order of an estimated $11 million value if all options are exercised to continue work on the Defense Personnel Records Image Retrieval System (DPRIS) initiative for the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $169 Million Contract to Build Antennas for Advanced Radio Telescope General Dynamics 11 Jul 2005 -- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $169 million contract by Associated Universities Inc. (AUI) to design, manufacture and deliver 25, 12-meter antennas for the North American portion of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) project, an international astronomy facility. ALMA’s primary goal is to provide a radio telescope array that will allow scientists to observe and image galaxies out to the edge of the universe, and stars and planets in their formative stages with unprecedented clarity.
  • ATK Awarded $75 Million Contract for Trident II Solid Propulsion ATK 11 Jul 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a $75.7 million contract from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, Calif., to produce solid propulsion systems for all three stages of the U.S. Navy’s Trident II (D-5) Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM).

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • US Hails Kyrgyz Election as Step Toward Stability VOA 11 Jul 2005 -- The United States is reacting positively to the presidential election in Kyrgyzstan, which acting president Kurmanbek Bakiyev won in a landslide.
  • Bakiev Upbeat About Kyrgyz Democratic Process RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- Kyrgyzstan's newly elected President Kurmanbek Bakiev today expressed satisfaction about his victory in yesterday's elections.
  • OSCE Says Kyrgyz Vote Advances Democratic Progress VOA 11 Jul 2005 -- The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which monitored Sunday's presidential election in Kyrgyzstan, said the vote marked tangible progress toward democracy.
  • Bakiev Declared Winner In Kyrgyzstan RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- Kyrgyz acting president Kurmanbek Bakiev today was declared winner of yesterday's presidential election.

  • Official Andijon Death Toll Rises To 187 RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- An Uzbek prosecutor today said that the death toll from the May violence in eastern Uzbekistan has risen to 187.

  • Philippine Political Crisis Continues VOA 11 Jul 2005 -- Pressure continued to mount Monday for Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to resign over allegations of vote-rigging in the 2004 elections. Former president Corazon Aquino again called for Mrs. Arroyo to step down, and the opposition is planning protests in the capital later this week.

  • Stability is Key Word in Guinea-Bissau Second-Round Campaign VOA 11 Jul 2005 -- A lively campaign has opened in Guinea-Bissau for a second round presidential election pitting a long-time former military ruler against a short-term former interim leader.



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