16 April 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 16 Apr 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- MND-B patrol ends with small arms fire
- MND-B patrol targeted by IED strike
- Explosively-formed projectile targets MND-B patrol
- April 15 airpower summary: Maintainers keep aircraft in tip-top shape AFPN 16 Apr 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan in the following operations April 15, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Coalition Troops Kill, Capture Terrorists in Iraq AFPS 16 Apr 2007 -- Coalition forces killed at least three enemy fighters and nabbed 11 others during operations across Iraq the past three days, military officials reported.
- Forces Detain Militants, Capture Weapons Cache in Afghanistan AFPS 16 Apr 2007 -- Coalition and Afghan forces nabbed eight enemy combatants and found a weapons cache during operations in Afghanistan over the past two days.
- Suicide Bomber in Northern Afghanistan Kills 9 VOA 16 Apr 2007 -- Officials in Afghanistan say a suicide bomber has killed nine policemen and wounded 25 others in the northern part of the country.
- Report Cites Surge in Afghan Civilian Casualties as Taleban Gains Strength VOA 16 Apr 2007 -- Civilian causalities in Afghanistan surged dramatically in the last 15 months according to a new report, which pins most of the deadly violence on Taleban extremists
- Provincial Reconstruction Team Khost Holds Change of Command Navy NewsStand 16 Apr 2007 -- Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Khost, Afghanistan, held a change of command April 11 during which Cmdr. David Adams relieved Cmdr. John F. Wade as commanding officer.
Defense Policy / Programs
- President Bush Discusses the Iraq War Supplemental The White House 16 Apr 2007
- Bush Pushes Congress on War Funding VOA 16 Apr 2007 -- President Bush invited military families to the White House Monday, as he stepped up his campaign for Congressional passage of a war funding bill without a timetable for withdrawal
- Bush Thanks Military Families, Urges Congress to Pass War Spending Bill AFPS 16 Apr 2007 -- President Bush thanked families of troops serving overseas for their sacrifices and praised organizations that support veterans and military families today at the White House
- Deputy Under Secretary for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs and Republic of Korea Deputy Minister for Policy and Public Affairs Release Joint Statement 16 Apr 2007 -- U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Asian & Pacific Security Affairs Richard P. Lawless and Republic of Korea Deputy Minister for Policy and Public Affairs Jeon, Jei Guk, issued a joint statement summarizing their visit today in Washington, D.C.
- Detainee Denies Running Al Qaeda Training Camps in Afghanistan AFPS 16 Apr 2007 -- An alleged terrorist being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, denied U.S. government accusations that he managed al Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan or facilitated a failed terrorist attack on Los Angeles in 1999, according to a transcript released today from his March 27 tribunal hearing.
- Funding Needs Prompt Army Spending Constraints Army News Release 18 Apr 2007 -- The Army remains determined to do whatever necessary to execute its mission: defending the nation and prosecuting the war on terror while ensuring uninterrupted support to the Families of our deployed Soldiers.
- Combat Patches Authorized at Lower Echelons Army News 18 Apr 2007 -- The Army has changed its policy on the wear of combat patches as a result of the way Soldiers and their units now deploy.
- Gates Visits Jordan to Thank Ally, Discuss Regional Concerns AFPS 16 Apr 2007 -- Iran and Iraq are set to be lead topics in discussions Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is slated to have with Jordanian leaders during a visit here.
- Electronic Attack Squadron Commander Relieved Navy NewsStand 16 Apr 2007 -- The commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, Capt. Scott Stearney, relieved the commanding officer of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140, Cmdr. Christopher Rankin, April 16 due to a loss of confidence in his ability to lead his crew and carry out essential missions aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).
- Agency certifies new instrument landing system AFPN 16 Apr 2007 -- A new instrument landing system, or ILS, aiding flight safety at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing was certified by Air Force Flight Standards Agency officials April 10, completing a collaborative project in the works since 2005.
- DoD Names Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs 16 Apr 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today that Dr. S. Ward Casscells has assumed the duties as assistant secretary of defense for health affairs.
- NECC Establishes Expeditionary Training Command Navy NewsStand 16 Apr 2007 -- Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) established Expeditionary Training Command (ETC) in a ceremony held at Drexler Manor on Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek April 13.
- Samuel B. Roberts Sailors Enjoy First Port Call Navy NewsStand 16 Apr 2007 -- USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) "Sammy B" departed her first port call of Port de France, Martinique April 7 to begin the transit south to join the rest of Task Group 40 currently deployed in support of Partnership of Americas (POA) 2007.
- U.S Navy Divers Strengthen Ties With Republic of Korea Navy Divers Navy NewsStand 16 Apr 2007 -- Divers from USS Safeguard (ARS 50) conducted joint diving exercises with divers from the Republic of Korea Navy March 2-9, to learn techniques from each other that could help in future combined operations.
- USS Safeguard Participates in Joint De-Beaching Exercise Navy NewsStand 16 Apr 2007 -- USS Safeguard (ARS 50) participated in a de-beaching exercise with the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) ship ROKS Pyungtaek (ATS-27) during a joint salvage exercise (SALVEX 07) March 10 in waters near Chinhae, Republic of Korea (ROK).
- USS Safeguard Recovers USNS Shasta Anchor Navy NewsStand 16 Apr 2007 -- USS Safeguard (ARS-50) recovered USNS Shasta's (T-AE 33) anchor from 275 feet of water March 6, in a scheduled recovery operation.
- USS De Wert Honors Namesake During Port Visit Navy NewsStand 16 Apr 2007 -- A seemingly routine port visit to Buzzards Bay, Mass. during April 2-6 gave the Sailors of USS De Wert (FFG 45) a rare opportunity to experience some of its ship's history.
- Man Overboard Training Aboard USS Mustin Navy NewsStand 16 Apr 2007 -- The crew of USS Mustin (DDG 89) practiced the proper procedures for a ship-board recovery of a man overboard April 11.
- NMCB 4 Turns Big Rocks into Small Rocks Navy NewsStand 16 Apr 2007 -- At Naval Base Guam's Orote Point quarry, Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCB) 4 and 74 conducted a joint blast April 9 as part of turnover requirements.
- NSA New Orleans Readies for Hurricane Season Navy NewsStand 16 Apr 2007 -- More than 100 base and tenant command personnel from Naval Support Activity (NSA) New Orleans attended two days of briefings, hosted by NSA's Emergency Management (EM) Team and the local Community Support Center (CSC), April 9-10 in preparation for the 2007 Gulf Coast hurricane season.
- Pakistan has no agreements with US on joint operation: spokesperson IRNA 16 Apr 2007 -- Pakistan said on Monday that it has no agreement with the United States for any agreement on joint operation on its soil.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 16 Apr 2007
- Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 16 Apr 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for April 16, 2007
- L-3 Communications Awarded Potential $94.6 Million Joint Warfare Support Division Contract L-3 Communications 16 Apr 2007 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Government Services, Inc. (L-3 GSI) subsidiary has been awarded a five-year contract, provided all options are exercised, by the Joint Warfare Support Division (JWSD), Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center, Charleston, to provide services to include integration, production, test and evaluation, fielding, training, certification/accreditation, maintenance and life-cycle sustainment management
- LOCKHEED MARTIN ACQUIRES RLM SYSTEMS, LTD. Lockheed Martin 16 Apr 2007 -- Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE: LMT], today announced it has acquired the defense and intelligence business of RLM Systems Pty, Ltd., an Australia-based provider of system engineering, software development, integration, and program management services and products
- LOCKHEED MARTIN RECEIVING $14-MILLION ANNUAL SUPPORT CONTRACT FOR THE U.K.'S TRIDENT MISSILE PROGRAM Lockheed Martin 16 Apr 2007 -- The U.S. Navy is awarding Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a one-year, $14.2-million contract for continued program management and engineering services for the United Kingdom's Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) program.
- Raytheon Wins $14 Million Award for Radio Communications System Raytheon 16 Apr 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded an initial $14 million contract through the U.S. government to supply 650 Enhanced Position Location Reporting System, or EPLRS, networked data radios to the Department of National Defence of Canada.
- CACI Awarded $35 Million Contract to Provide Intelligence-Related Support to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Louisville CACI 16 Apr 2007 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a $35 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) Intelligence-Related Contract to continue its support for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Detachment Louisville (NSWC Louisville).
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 16 Apr 2007
- Ban Ki-moon welcomes Sudanese acceptance of UN help to African mission in Darfur UN News Centre 16 Apr 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed Sudan's announcement confirming that it accepts the entire "heavy support package" of troops, police officers, civilian staff and equipment which the United Nations will provide to the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in the violence-wracked Darfur region.
- SUDAN: End restrictions on aid workers, says top US official IRIN 16 Apr 2007 -- The Sudanese authorities must honour an agreement with the United Nations to end restrictions on humanitarian operations in the western Darfur region, a top United States official has said.
- High-Ranking American Envoy Calls for 'Action' From Sudan VOA 16 Apr 2007 -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, John Negroponte, on Monday, charged Sudan with actively supporting Darfur's feared Arab militias known as janjaweed
- UGANDA-SUDAN: Renewed truce raises optimism over future talks IRIN 16 Apr 2007 -- The renewed truce between the Ugandan government and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has boosted hopes that upcoming talks between the two may finally end the conflict in northern Uganda, a senior official said on Monday.
- Uganda: Secretary-General hails cessation of hostilities extension, planned talks UN News Centre 16 Apr 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the extension of a cessation of hostilities between the Ugandan Government and the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), and voiced hope that resumed talks will lead to a comprehensive settlement to the conflict which has caused thousands of deaths and forced 1.5 million people to flee since it began some two decades ago.
- NEPAL: Delayed elections threaten peace IRIN 16 Apr 2007 -- Nepal's key political parties have expressed concern that the country's hard-earned peace is at risk due to delayed national elections.
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