09 May 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 09 May 2007 [PDF]
- TASK FORCE LIGHTNING SOLDIERS ATTACKED
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD News: DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Weekly press conference with Maj. Gen. Willian Caldwell IV, spokesman, MNF-I, and Maj. Gen. David Edgington, director, Air Component Coordination Element, MNF-I, May 9, 2007 MNF-I 09 May 2007 -- TOPIC: SECURITY OPERATIONS IN IRAQ
- Transcript: DoD Operational Update Briefing with Secretary Gates and General Pace from the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington Va 09 May 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace
- NPDB 3 Begins Mission in Bucca, NPDB 2 Remains Navy NewsStand 09 May 2007 -- The last major group of more than 400 Sailors assigned to Navy Provisional Detainee Battalion (NPDB) 3 arrived here May 8 to begin their tour at the largest Theater Internment Facility in Iraq.
- May 8 airpower: F-15Es provide overwatch power AFPN 09 May 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan in the following operations May 8, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Two Insurgents Killed, 34 Nabbed in Iraq AFPS 09 May 2007 -- Coalition forces killed two insurgents, detained 34 others and destroyed improvised explosive devices in Iraq over the past three days.
- NMCB 4 Seabees Transform Lakes of Mud into Gravel Parking Lots Navy NewsStand 09 May 2007 -- What had been large lakes of mud due to a recent rainstorm are now gravel parking lots for the Camp Ramadi dining facility and exchange thanks to the Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4, who completed the work April 26.
- May 7 airpower: Tankers key to show-of-force operations AFPN 09 May 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan in the following operations May 7, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- DoD Announces Units for Next Afghanistan Rotation 09 May 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today major units scheduled to deploy as part of the next rotation operating in Afghanistan
- Army Units Announced for Afghanistan Rotation Army News Release 09 May 2007 -- The Department of the Army confirmed today, May 9, the Department of Defense announcement sending Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) to Afghanistan as part of a normal rotation of forces
- Defense Officials Announce Next Rotation for Afghanistan AFPS 09 May 2007 -- Defense Department officials today announced the next two major Army units that will deploy to Afghanistan to continue the operations of current U.S. forces in the region.
- Afghan Officials Say NATO Airstrike Killed Women, Children VOA 09 May 2007 -- Local officials in southern Afghanistan say an air strike has killed at least 21 civilians, including women and children
- Afghan Governor Says Air Strike Killed 21 Civilians RFE/RL 09 May 2007 -- The governor of southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province says an overnight air strike by NATO forces has killed at least 21 civilians -- including women and children.
- Afghan Lawmakers Favor Talks With Afghan Taliban RFE/RL 09 May 2007 -- The upper chamber of the Afghan Parliament has voted in favor of opening dialogue with Afghan Taliban fighters in a bid to persuade them to accept the Afghan government.
- Afghanistan: Effort To Change Media Law Puts Journalists On Guard RFE/RL 09 May 2007 -- Some Afghan journalists have expressed fears that media are facing new restrictions and increased government control.
- Iran: Expelled Afghans Face Difficult Conditions On Return RFE/RL 09 May 2007 -- Tehran has expelled some 30,000 Afghans from Iran since mid-April in an attempt to repatriate 1 million unregistered Afghan refugees by March 2008
- Insurgent Attacks on Afghan Civilians Rise Sharply VOA 09 May 2007 -- A U.S. military commander has apologized for the killings of Afghan civilians by U.S. Marines in early March
Defense Policy / Programs
- DoD Announces Release of Implementation Plan for Pandemic Influenza 09 May 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the release of its implementation plan for preparing, planning and responding to a potential pandemic influenza outbreak.
- Information Key in Stemming Potential Pandemic Flu Outbreak AFPS 09 May 2007 -- Servicemembers and their families should be aware of Defense Department efforts to prepare the force and assist the nation in a possible outbreak of pandemic influenza, a senior official said.
- Airborne Laser Successfully Completes High-Speed Tracking Test MDA 09 May 2007 -- Lt. General Henry A. "Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency director, announced today that the prototype Airborne Laser (ABL) aircraft successfully passively tracked a vertically dynamic target for the first time.
- Air Force opens newest air ops center AFPN 09 May 2007 -- Twelfth Air Force and Air Forces Southern will open the Air Force's newest Falconer, the 612th Combined Air Operations Center, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 9.
- Airborne staff connects ground forces AFPN 09 May 2007 -- Convoys going on patrols in Iraq can run into problems when they lose communication.
- Willard Assumes Command of U.S. Pacific Fleet Navy NewsStand 09 May 2007 -- Adm. Robert F. Willard relieved Adm. Gary Roughead as commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet during a change of command ceremony held May 8 at Naval Station Pearl Harbor.
- BOXESG Visits Australia Navy NewsStand 09 May 2007 -- The ships of Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group (BOXESG) made a port visit to Fremantle, Australia, from April 29 to May 3, after completing maritime security operations in U.S. 5th Fleet's area of responsibility.
- Whidbey Island Opens New Flight Line Fire Station Navy NewsStand 09 May 2007 -- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) held a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the new flight line fire station May 7.
- USNS Stockham Stops in Guam, Opens Doors to Navy League Navy NewsStand 09 May 2007 -- Military Sealift Command ship, USNS Stockham (T-AK 3017) stopped in Guam on April 26 for maintenance, refueling and to top-off provisions, as well as some rest and relaxation, after aiding earthquake and tsunami victims in the Solomon Islands.
- Guard Responding to Domestic Crises Nationwide AFPS 09 May 2007 -- While President Bush toured the site of a deadly tornado in Kansas today, the National Guard continues to demonstrate its readiness as it responds to natural disasters from coast to coast.
- Gates Urges Congress to Approve Defense Budget, Wartime Spending Request AFPS 09 May 2007 -- Delays in getting an emergency supplemental war-funding bill approved are causing disruption within the Defense Department, particularly among programs at home, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today.
- Air Force gains larger presence in Romania AFPN 09 May 2007 -- The Romanian parliament passed legislation the first week of May that now authorizes the U.S. military to use several of its bases.
- Black Knights Get New CO, Hold At-Sea Change of Command Navy NewsStand 09 May 2007 -- The Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 held a change of command ceremony aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) on May 5.
- New US Military Command for Africa Focuses on Partnership VOA 09 May 2007 -- The United States is moving ahead with a new military command structure for Africa, consolidating all U.S. activity on the continent
- Pilots, attack controllers to sharpen war skills in Nevada towns AFPN 09 May 2007 -- Airmen will invade two Nevada towns and attack targets on the ground May 23 and 24 as pilots and joint terminal attack controllers get realistic training for the war on terrorism.
- NATO Response Force works to improve communications AFPN 09 May 2007 -- Representatives from 26 NATO nations met during the first week of May for NATO Response Force Exercise Allied Reach '07 at Allied Air Component Command Headquarters in Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 10 May 2007
- Press Gaggle by Tony Snow The White House 09 May 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for May 09, 2007
- BAE SYSTEMS, NORTHROP GRUMMAN TEAM ON ARMY-MARINE CORPS PROGRAM BAE Systems 09 May 2007 -- BAE Systems has joined Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) in a bid for the Common Army and Marine Command & Control (CAMC2) program.
- BAE SYSTEMS TESTS CABLE AND OBSTACLE DETECTION SYSTEM FOR HELICOPTERS BAE Systems 09 May 2007 -- BAE Systems has completed flight testing of a prototype lightweight, all-weather cable and obstacle detection system.
- The Spanish Air Force accepts the first P-3 modernised by EADS CASA EADS 09 May 2007 -- On the 7th of May 2007, the Spanish Air Force accepted the first P-3 aircraft modernised by EADS CASA, in accordance with the contract for the operational updating of the Air Force's five P-3B aircraft.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN DELIVERS 150TH C-130J SUPER HERCULES; CALIFORNIA AIR NATIONAL GUARD RECEIVES MILESTONE AIRCRAFT Lockheed Martin 09 May 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has delivered the 150th C 130J Super Hercules built to date
- Sikorsky Selects CH-53K Fuselage Supplier Team Sikorsky 09 May 2007 -- Sikorsky Aircraft announced today that it has selected four subcontractors to design and fabricate the major fuselage sections for its new CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter currently under development for the United States Marine Corps.
- ATK Launches Force-on-Force Training System for Military and Law Enforcement Markets ATK 09 May 2007 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK), has unveiled a new training system for military and law-enforcement markets
- BAE SYSTEMS CONDUCTS SUCCESSFUL TEST OF ADVANCED PRECISION KILL WEAPON SYSTEM BAE Systems 09 May 2007 -- BAE Systems conducted a successful test flight of its 2.75-inch guided rocket, the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), on May 8, 2007.
- Boeing Awarded F-16 Mission Training Center Contract Boeing 09 May 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a $19 million U.S. Air Force contract to provide Mission Training Center (MTC) services for F-16 pilots at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.; Misawa Air Base in Japan; and Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany.
- First NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter for Oman performed Maiden Flight at Eurocopter in Marignane EADS 09 May 2007 -- Eurocopter continues its schedule of milestones in the NH90 program and has successfully performed the maiden flight of the first NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) for the Sultanate of Oman at its Marignane facility on May 9th.
- L-3 Communications Link Simulation and Training Delivers Predator Mission Aircrew Training Systems L-3 Communications 09 May 2007 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its L-3 Link Simulation and Training (L-3 Link) division has delivered the first five of seven Predator Mission Aircrew Training System (PMATS) production units to Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, NV.
- Northrop Grumman Wins Radar Contract for Republic of Singapore Air Force C-130 Aircraft Northrop Grumman 09 May 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract to integrate its AN/APN-241 low-power color weather and navigation radar on the C-130 aircraft for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).
- Raytheon Awarded $59 Million Contract for Cooperative Engagement Capability Program Raytheon 09 May 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $59 million contract for work on the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) program
- Navy and DCNS sign environmental charter DCNS 09 May 2007 -- French Navy Chief-of-Staff Admiral Alain Oudot de Dainville and DCNS Chairman and CEO Jean-Marie Poimbœuf signed a joint environmental charter reflecting the partners’ commitment to environmental protection and improved living and working conditions in their respective areas.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 09 May 2007
- Ban Ki-moon urges peaceful solution at UN meeting on Question of Palestine UN News Centre 09 May 2007 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a peaceful and negotiated two-state solution as the UN Committee opened the UN African Meeting on the Question of Palestine today in Pretoria with the South African Government's support.
- UN Committee, South Africa convene meeting on Question of Palestine UN News Centre 09 May 2007 -- In a bid to spur action on Middle East peace, a United Nations Committee is slated to open its African Meeting on the Question of Palestine today in Pretoria, with support from the South African Government.
- Chad Signs Agreement to End Child Soldier Recruitment VOA 09 May 2007 -- Chad's Minister of Foreign Affairs has signed an agreement with the United Nations to end child soldier recruitment
- SUDAN-UGANDA: Frustration over LRA's refusal to free women and children IRIN 09 May 2007 -- The Ugandan government on Tuesday said the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) continued to hold thousands of abducted children and women, despite repeated pleas for their release from both the state and international organisations.
- Turkish parliament cancels presidential poll RIA Novosti 09 May 2007 -- The Turkish parliament has canceled the presidential vote after the only candidate pulled out of the race, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Wednesday.
- Turkey's Foreign Minister Denies Islamic Agenda VOA 09 May 2007 -- Turkey's foreign minister Abdullah Gul in an interview with VOA denied opposition charges that his Justice and Development Party is seeking a greater role for Islam in the government
- Estonia: Defense Minister Says Bronze Soldier Had To Go RFE/RL 09 May 2007 -- As the Estonian authorities brace themselves, fearing a repeat of the riots by ethnic Russian youth that followed the removal of a Soviet World War II memorial from central Tallinn, RFE/RL correspondent Ahto Lobjakas spoke to one of the main architects of the move, Defense Minister Jaak Aaviksoo
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