28 June 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 28 Jun 2006 [PDF]
- MARINE KILLED IN AL ANBAR
- MND-B SOLDIER KILLED BY ROADSIDE BOMB
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- CENTAF releases airpower summary AFPN 28 Jun 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for June 28.
- EagleCash makes spending easier for deployed Soldiers Army News 28 Jun 2006 -- Soldiers from Multi-National Division - Baghdad will now be able to handle nearly all their cash transactions from within their base camp, and at selected forward operating bases, with just a card and a simple touch on a screen.
- Coalition Forces Capture Terrorist; 450 Detainees Released AFPS 28 Jun 2006 -- Coalition forces today captured an al Qaeda in Iraq terrorist in a raid at his home, one day after the Iraqi government and the coalition released 450 detainees from internment facilities, military officials reported.
- Australian Navy Cools Down the Oil Platforms Navy NewsStand 28 Jun 2006 -- Sailors from the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) completed some major electrical upgrades to the U.S. Navy and Iraqi marine living facilities on the Khawr al Amaya Oil Terminal (KAAOT) June 12.
- Afghanistan Land Mine Kills Soldier; Troops Kill Taliban Fighters AFPS 28 Jun 2006 -- A coalition soldier was killed and three others were injured today when their vehicle struck a land mine in Afghanistan's Helmand province, and Afghan and coalition forces today killed 12 terrorists at a Taliban compound, military officials reported.
- Progress in Afghanistan Is 'Truly Significant,' General Says AFPS 28 Jun 2006 -- Life has improved for Afghanistan's people since the days of Taliban rule, a senior U.S. military commander told U.S. legislators here today.
- AFGHANISTAN: Civilians caught in escalating southern conflict IRIN 28 Jun 2006 -- Civilians are increasingly falling victim to an upsurge in fighting between Taliban insurgents and government and US-led coalition forces.
- Pakistan to deploy more troops on Afghan border: FM IRNA 27 Jun 2006 -- Pakistan will deploy 10,000 more troops along the Afghan border, which will take the total number of troops there to 90,000, Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri said.
- Afghanistan: Rice Visit To Boost Morale As Security Worsens RFE/RL 28 Jun 2006 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in Afghanistan today for talks with President Hamid Karzai
- Rice Repeats Washington's Full Support for Karzai VOA 28 Jun 2006 -- U.S Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has reiterated Washington's full support for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and promised that resurgent Taleban forces in the country will be defeated.
- Italians Assume Command of CTF 152 AFPS 28 Jun 2006 -- Italian Navy Rear Adm. Salvatore Ruzittu relieved U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ray Spicer as commander of Combined Task Force 152 today, marking the first time that all three of the major maritime task forces in the region have been commanded by officers from nations other than the U.S. or United Kingdom.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Secretary Rumsfeld and Minister Nelson from the Pentagon 29 Jun 2006 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Australian Minister of Defense Hon. Dr. Brendan Nelson MP
- Fighter aircraft arrive for Combat Archer AFPN 28 Jun 2006 -- Twenty-eight fighter aircraft from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho; Luke AFB, Ariz.; and Shaw AFB, S.C., are here participating in Combat Archer.
- AFSO 21 streamlines logistics processes AFPN 28 Jun 2006 -- Airmen with the 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron Material Management Flight are implementing a new way of thinking by streamlining their process of asset distribution at Incirlik and collocating people into one building.
- Resupply Ship Sacagawea Christened in San Diego Navy NewsStand 28 Jun 2006 -- Dry cargo and ammunition ship Sacagawea (T-AKE 2) was christened and launched into San Diego Bay during a twilight ceremony at General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard here June 24.
- ALCSG Enters U.S. 3rd Fleet AOR Navy NewsStand 28 Jun 2006 -- The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group (ALCSG) entered the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) June 27, after spending the majority of a successful 2006 deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet AOR.
- SPS Patino Completes Refueling Exercise with USS Boone Navy NewsStand 28 Jun 2006 -- USS Boone (FFG 28) conducted an underway replenishment (UNREP) with Spanish replenishment ship SPS Patino (A14) to refuel while underway in the North Atlantic Ocean June 25, during the operational phase of the Neptune Warrior Course.
- USS Columbia Captures Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy Navy NewsStand 28 Jun 2006 -- USS Columbia (SSN 771) received word of her selection as the Pacific Fleet's recipient of the Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy, June 13.
- Second CARAT Phase Closes in Thailand Navy NewsStand 28 Jun 2006 -- The Thailand phase of exercise series Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) ended June 27 during a closing ceremony at the Royal Thai Navy’s (RTN) Frigate Squadron 2 piers here.
- Italians Assume Command of CTF 152 Navy NewsStand 28 Jun 2006 -- Italian Navy Rear Adm. Salvatore Ruzittu relieved Rear Adm. Ray Spicer as commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 152 June 28, marking the first time that all three of the major maritime CTFs in the region have been commanded by officers from nations other than the U.S. or United Kingdom.
- MSD 71 Sailors Adapt to Life, Work on Iraq’s Oil Terminals Navy NewsStand 28 Jun 2006 -- Sailors assigned to Mobile Security Detachment (MSD) 71 are adapting to their life and work aboard Iraq’s oil terminals.
- Army, Marines Need Funds to Fix Worn Equipment, Generals Say AFPS 28 Jun 2006 -- To successfully prosecute the war against terrorism, the U.S. military needs additional funds to maintain its equipment, the Army chief of staff told Congress yesterday.
- HEAT simulates Humvee rollover Army News 28 Jun 2006 -- Soldiers of the 142nd Corps Support Battalion no longer have to survive a deadly situation to describe what it's like to roll over in an uparmored Humvee.
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 28 Jun 2006
- Daily Press Briefing US Department of State 28 Jun 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for June 28, 2006
- BAE Systems Awarded $27.2 Million Contract Modification to Reset Bradley Combat System Vehicles for the U.S. Army BAE Systems 28 Jun 2006 -- BAE Systems has received a $27.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command to reset 44 Bradley A2 Operation Desert Storm (ODS) vehicles returning from Iraq.
- BAE Systems Awarded $10.8 Million Contract to Conduct Home Station Reset on Critical U.S. Army Combat Systems BAE Systems 28 Jun 2006 -- BAE Systems has received a $10.8 million contract to reset key U.S. Army combat systems at various military installations throughout the U.S. from the Army’s Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command.
- Boeing Awarded B-52H Weapons Integration Contract Boeing 28 Jun 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has received a U.S. Air Force contract worth up to $150 million to support new weapons integration efforts on the B-52H bomber.
- Boeing Announces Supplier Agreement with Armor Holdings for Combat Search and Rescue Program Boeing 28 Jun 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has announced an agreement with Armor Holdings Aerospace and Defense Group of Phoenix, Ariz. [NYSE:AH], to support the proposed HH-47 Combat Search and Rescue helicopter program for the U.S. Air Force.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 28 Jun 2006
- Palestinians Say Israeli Forces Have Arrested Hamas Government Officials VOA 28 Jun 2006 -- Palestinian security officials say Israeli forces have arrested several ministers and lawmakers of the Hamas-led Palestinian government, including Deputy Prime Minister Nasser Shaer, amid widening Israeli military operations in the northern Gaza Strip.
- Israel Has Right to Self-Defense, White House Says Washington File 28 Jun 2006 -- The Bush administration says Israel "has the right to defend itself and the lives of its citizens," and called upon the Palestinian Authority and Hamas to return Israel's kidnapped soldier, while at the same time urging Israel not to harm innocent civilians or to cause unnecessary destruction to civilian property.
- Israeli Air Strikes Continue in Gaza, Warplanes Buzz Syrian Leader's Home VOA 28 Jun 2006 -- Israeli military forces have launched new air strikes on the southern Gaza Strip, in an operation to rescue a soldier kidnapped by Palestinian militants.
- Annan Appeals for Middle East Calm VOA 28 Jun 2006 -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appealed for calm as Israel prepares a military offensive aimed at freeing a captured soldier.
- Secretary-General calls for 'maximum restraint' in Israeli-Palestinian flare-up UN News Centre 28 Jun 2006 -- Calling on all sides in the upsurge of violence in the Gaza Strip to exercise maximum restraint and ensure that civilians are not harmed, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today the first step towards a solution would be the release of the Israeli soldier kidnapped by Palestinian militants.
- Israeli Troops Launch Gaza Offensive VOA 28 Jun 2006 -- Israeli military officials say the army has launched a ground offensive in southern Gaza following the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier.
- Analysis: Israeli Forces Strike Into Gaza cfr.org 28 Jun 2006 -- Led by an air assault, Israeli forces surged across the border into the Gaza Strip (BBC) on Wednesday for the first time since pulling out last summer, as talks to secure the release of a kidnapped Israeli soldier failed.
- Analysis: Radical Field Commander Named Chechen Vice President RFE/RL 28 Jun 2006 -- Chechen Republic Ichkeria President and resistance commander Doku Umarov named Shamil Basayev on June 27 as his vice president and as government chairman, chechenpress.org reported.
- Chechnya: Basayev Appointment Sends Signal To Russia And Beyond RFE/RL 28 Jun 2006 -- The man who claimed responsibility for the 2004 Beslan school siege, rebel field commander Shamil Basayev, has been appointed vice president of the breakaway republic's separatist government, putting Russia's most-wanted man next in line to become separatist president.
- Lankan Tigers regret Rajiv Gandhi's assassination IRNA 28 Jun 2006 -- The Sri Lankan rebel organization Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), held responsible for the assassination of former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, said it "deeply regrets" the "monumental historical tragedy."
- India rejects Lankan rebels' apology over Rajiv Gandhi's assassination IRNA 28 Jun 2006 -- India has rejected the Sri Lankan rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's (LTTE) apology for the dastardly crime of killing former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991.
- Lankan rebels destroyed Navy patrol craft in clash IRNA 28 Jun 2006 -- Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on Wednesday destroyed a naval patrol craft of Sri Lanka's northwestern coast wounding at least three sailors and fired mortar bombs at military positions in the troubled northeast killing a soldier and injuring six people, including civilians.
- Violence Spirals in Sri Lanka as Tamil Rebels Clash with Navy VOA 28 Jun 2006 -- The situation in Sri Lanka continues to worsen, with Tamil Tiger rebels and the navy clashing on land and at sea.
- United States Wants United Nations in Darfur Before 2007 Washington File 28 Jun 2006 -- The United States will continue to press for the handover of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur to the United Nations before the end of 2006, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said June 27.
- SUDAN: Annan to meet al-Bashir over UN force in Darfur IRIN 28 Jun 2006 -- United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, announced he would meet the Sudanese President at the African Union (AU) summit on 1 July to discuss a potential role for a UN peacekeeping force in the troubled western Sudanese Darfur region.
- UGANDA: Gov't to send team to Sudan over proposed LRA talks IRIN 28 Jun 2006 -- Uganda has been formally invited by the government of southern Sudan to attend peace talks with the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group whose brutal attacks, mostly directed at civilians, have wreaked havoc in northern Uganda over the last two decades.
- ATK Composite and Propulsion Technologies Help Launch National Reconnaissance Office Satellite ATK 28 Jun 2006 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) propulsion and composite technologies supported yesterday's successful launch of a Boeing Delta IV rocket carrying a classified spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. This was the first Delta IV mission launched from the Western Range at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
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