25 June 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 25 Jun 2007 [PDF]
- Convoy hit by gunfire
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- MND-B patrol struck by improvised explosive device
- Press briefing with Brig. Gen. John Bednarek, deputy commanding general for operations, MND-NORTH, June 25, 2007 MNF-I 25 Jun 2007 -- TOPIC: UPDATE ON OPERATION ARROWHEAD RIPPER, PART OF OPERATION PHANTOM THUNDER
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Brig. Gen. Dana Pittard at the Pentagon 25 Jun 2007 -- Presenter: Commander of the Iraq Assistance Group, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Dana Pittard
- June 24 airpower summary: Surveillance supports operations AFPN 25 Jun 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations June 24, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Operation Crazyhorse Thunder detains 7 suspects MNF-I 25 Jun 2007 -- Seven suspects were detained for allegedly planting improvised explosive devices along Route Tampa, the highway leading into Baghdad, June 23.
- Seabees Improve Ramadi Medical Facility Navy NewsStand 25 Jun 2007 -- Four members from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 Delta Company constructed and installed two access doors at the Charlie Medical Facility at Camp Ramadi on June 22.
- Seabee Road Project Gives Army Wider Path in Iraq Navy NewsStand 25 Jun 2007 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 28, Delta Company, completed a road widening project for the U.S. Army's 5-7 Calvary unit at Camp Baharia near Fallujah on June 21.
- Airmen train Iraqis on fuel delivery AFPN 25 Jun 2007 -- Airmen from the 447th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Flight are training Iraqis here to fuel up their own C-130 Hercules aircraft without dependence on the Air Force.
- Officials in Iraq Detail Recent Phantom Thunder Operations AFPS 25 Jun 2007 -- Military officials in Iraq have detailed numerous operations in which Iraqi and coalition forces killed or capture al Qaeda operatives and other suspected terrorists and uncovered illegal weapons caches in Iraq.
- Suicide Bomber Kills Sunni Tribal Leaders, Others in Baghdad Hotel Attack VOA 25 Jun 2007 -- A suicide bomber has penetrated intense security around a major Baghdad hotel, detonating his explosives in the lobby and killing at least a dozen people
- IED emplacers detained during Operation Peregrine II MNF-I 25 Jun 2007 -- As the Paratroopers packed inside the helicopter, engines roared to life and lifted them into the black of night, June 23.
- USS John C. Stennis Now Operating in the Persian Gulf Navy NewsStand 25 Jun 2007 -- The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 entered the Persian Gulf on June 22, escorted by the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54).
- ARROWHEAD RIPPER: Troops Find Execution House, Illegal Prison in Baqubah AFPS 25 Jun 2007 -- Iraqi security forces and Task Force Lightning soldiers discovered an execution house and an illegal prison in the Baqubah neighborhood of Khatoon yesterday during the sixth day of Operation Arrowhead Ripper.
- Aeromedical evacuation teams ready to help anytime AFPN 25 Jun 2007 -- Bagram Air Base aeromedical evacuation teams bring the hospital to the wounded supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
- Pakistan protests NATO attack that killed 10 civilians RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2007 -- Pakistan has protested the killing of 10 civilians near its border with Afghanistan during a NATO operation and has demanded better coordination among international forces in the future, a senior Foreign Ministry official said Monday.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Maintainers keep jets flying at Cope North AFPN 25 Jun 2007 -- Of the 346 sorties flown during Exercise Cope North 2007, not one would be possible without the work done by maintenance crews.
- Carl Vinson Damage Control Division gets AFFF System Up and Running Navy NewsStand 25 Jun 2007 -- USS Carl Vinson's (CVN 70) damage control (DC) division began preparations to bring the aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) system back to operational status June 4, at Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard.
- Comfort Opens Doors, Nearly 400 Treated Navy NewsStand 25 Jun 2007 -- Medical personnel from the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Canadian forces and Project Hope assigned to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) began screenings and treatments for nearly 400 patients at various sites in Belize on June 22.
- Ike Receives the Battenberg Cup Navy NewsStand 25 Jun 2007 -- The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) received the prestigious Battenberg Cup in recognition of outstanding achievements over the course of the past year.
- Helicopter Squadron Detachment First of its Kind Navy NewsStand 25 Jun 2007 -- Helicopter Squadron Combatant (HSC) 23 Det. 2, known as "Wildcards," embarked aboard USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10), is currently providing logistic support, underway replenishment, passenger, mail and cargo transfers and search and rescue support for ships conducting maritime operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 Goes Hi-Tech Navy NewsStand 25 Jun 2007 -- Since arriving at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin on May 13, members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 have been preparing for Exercise Talisman Saber, a Joint Rapid Airfield Construction (JRAC) exercise conducted at a remote location in the outback of Australia's northern territory.
- Navy Ships Key to Missile Test Success Navy NewsStand 25 Jun 2007 -- Two U.S. Navy warships, a Spanish frigate, and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) mobile ground-based radar participated in a successful "hit to kill" intercept flight test conducted off the coast of Kauai on June 22.
- U.S. Introduction of More Fighter Bombers into S. Korea Flailed KCNA 25 Jun 2007 -- The U.S. imperialist aggressors transferred 20 F-16 fighter bombers and more than 300 air force personnel from the air force base in Aviano, Italy and deployed them in their air force base in Kunsan, south Korea on June 19 in the wake of the announcement about the transfer made on June 14.
- NATO chief says no quick fix to Russia's concerns over expansion RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2007 -- NATO's secretary general said Monday he did not expect a quick solution to Russia's concerns over the Western alliance's enlargement.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 25 Jun 2007
- Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 25 Jun 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for June 25, 2007
- BAE SYSTEMS HELPS MAINTAIN MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND'S TRANSPORT CAPABILITY BAE Systems 25 Jun 2007 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by General Dynamics American Overseas Marine for the drydocking and preservation of the USNS Brittin (T-AKR 305), Military Sealift Command's Bob Hope Class Large, Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off (LMSR) Ship.
- General Dynamics to Demonstrate Ground-based Counter-MANPADS Aircraft-Protection Technology General Dynamics 25 Jun 2007 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), will conduct a fully integrated system demonstration of its ground-based Counter Man-Portable Air Defense System (CMAPS) against Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) at the Naval Air Systems Command China Lake, Calif., test facility in August.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN RECEIVES $18 MILLION FOR LOW COST REDUCED-RANGE GMLRS PRACTICE ROCKETS Lockheed Martin 25 Jun 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received an $18 million contract for Low Cost Reduced-Range Practice Rockets (LCRRPR) for the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS).
- ATK Receives Contract in Excess of $5 Million for AIM-9M Sidewinder Rocket Motors ATK 25 Jun 2007 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a production contract in excess of $5 million to manufacture Mk 36 solid propellant rocket motors for the AIM-9M Sidewinder air-to-air missile system
- Sagem Défense Sécurité takes over Robonic Ltd Oy Sagem (Safran group) 25 Jun 2007 -- Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) has just acquired the Finnish company Robonic Ltd Oy – a specialist in the pneumatic UAV catapults based in Tampere, Finland.
- General Dynamics Receives $22 Million for Abrams TUSK, Stryker Work General Dynamics 25 Jun 2007 -- General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded two contracts to service Abrams main battle tanks and Stryker eight-wheeled combat vehicles.
- U.S. Army Awards Raytheon $10 Million to Provide Whole-Life Support for Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment Systems Raytheon 25 Jun 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $10.4 million U.S. Army contract modification to provide whole-life engineering support for the Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID) systems protecting U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.
- Boeing Supports Ninth Successful Intercept Test of Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Boeing 25 Jun 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] played a key role in Friday's successful intercept of a ballistic missile target outside the Earth's atmosphere by the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) and the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system.
- Northrop Grumman Exceeds All Demonstration Requirements for First Building Block of Joint High Power Solid State Laser Phase 3 Program Northrop Grumman 25 Jun 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has entered the integration and test phase for the Joint High Power Solid State Laser (JHPSSL) Phase 3 program after exceeding all demonstration requirements for the first gain module, or building block, that forms the core of its 100 kW solid-state laser system.
- Lockheed Martin/Northrop Grumman TSAT Team Demonstrates Technology Maturity of Laser Communications Subsystem Northrop Grumman 25 Jun 2007 -- A recent test conducted by the Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT)/Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) Transformational Satellite Communications (TSAT) space segment team has validated that its laser communications technology developed for the Risk Reduction and System Definition phase has achieved the goal of Technology Readiness Level 6 (TRL-6) -- a key milestone on the path to flight for the TSAT program.
- Raytheon Standard Missile-3 Achieves Ninth Hit-to-Kill Intercept in Space Raytheon 25 Jun 2007 -- A Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)-produced Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) successfully engaged a ballistic missile target outside the earth's atmosphere during a flight test over the Pacific Ocean.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 25 Jun 2007
- Security Council spotlights nexus between natural resources and conflict UN News Centre 25 Jun 2007 -- The exploitation of natural resources from diamonds to timber can trigger or fuel conflicts but their effective management can also contribute to post-conflict recovery, the Security Council said today.
- Paris talks generate momentum toward easing Darfur suffering - Ban Ki-moon UN News Centre 25 Jun 2007 -- A high-level meeting in Paris bringing together over a dozen countries concerned about the situation in the war-ravaged Darfur region of Sudan has helped generate additional momentum towards ending the suffering of the people there, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said after attending the talks.
- Darfur Has Been Failed by International Community, Rice Says Washington File 25 Jun 2007 -- Speaking on the eve of a United Nations-sponsored meeting in Paris on the crisis in Darfur, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she is disappointed at the failure of the international community to bring an end to the violence that has killed hundreds of thousands while displacing millions in Sudan's western region.
- SUDAN: Repair infrastructure so that the displaced can return home - IOM IRIN 25 Jun 2007 -- South Sudan should hasten the provision of basic services and infrastructure to encourage most of the two million displaced southerners around Khartoum to return home, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.
- France urges tough stance on Sudan in Darfur crisis RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2007 -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on the international community to take a tough stand on Sudan if the country refuses to cooperate on finding a solution to the crisis in war-torn Darfur.
- Russia against greater pressure on Sudan over Darfur - deputy FM RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2007 -- Russia is opposed to increasing international pressure on Sudan over the situation in its violence-torn province of Darfur, a deputy foreign minister said Monday.
- France Hosts International Conference on Darfur VOA 25 Jun 2007 -- France is hosting a major international conference on the crisis in Darfur. Among those participating are U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, as well as representatives from China, which is the biggest investor in Sudan and has considerable clout there
- Israel to Release 250 Imprisoned Fatah Members as Goodwill Gesture VOA 25 Jun 2007 -- The Israeli prime minister says he intends to free 250 Palestinian members of Fatah currently held in Israeli jails.
- Israel's Prime Minister Cautions Against High Expectations at Egypt Summit VOA 25 Jun 2007 -- Israel's prime minister says he hopes for progress, but he cautioned against any major breakthrough at a summit, later Monday, with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Jordan's King Abdullah
- Middle East: Palestinian Official Accuses Iran Of Orchestrating Gaza Seizure RFE/RL 25 Jun 2007 -- The intelligence chief of the Palestinian Authority claims Iran played a "big role" in Hamas's recent seizure of Gaza from Palestinian security forces.
- Security Council, Ban Ki-moon condemn deadly attack on UN peacekeepers UN News Centre 25 Jun 2007 -- The Security Council, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) have strongly condemned yesterday's bomb attack in southern Lebanon that killed six UN peacekeepers and seriously wounded two others.
- DR Congo: UN bolsters security measures in volatile east UN News Centre 25 Jun 2007 -- The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is taking measures to help the authorities bolster security in the country's troubled eastern provinces of North and South Kivu, a spokesperson for the world body said today.
- SOMALIA: Insecurity restricting aid operations IRIN 25 Jun 2007 -- Insecurity and violence in Somalia's capital Mogadishu are limiting the population's ability to make a living and restricting aid agency operations, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said.
- COTE D'IVOIRE: As conflict winds up, so too does emergency aid IRIN 25 Jun 2007 -- The EU will stop its emergency humanitarian aid to Cote d'Ivoire at the end of June, marking a shift in policy to focus more on assisting reconstruction as the country endeavours to emerge from five years of civil unrest.
- Despite Peace Talks With Pakistan, India Maintains Tight Grip on Kashmir VOA 25 Jun 2007 -- There has been a slow but steady thaw in relations between India and Pakistan in the past two years, with improvements in intergovernmental communication and cross-border transportation
- Black Sea Summit Sees Some Signs Of Reconciliation RFE/RL 25 Jun 2007 -- Representatives from 12 Black Sea states assembled in Istanbul, Turkey, today for the annual summit of the Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), with increasing economic cooperation and trade at the top of the day's agenda.
- Black Sea Talks Under Way In Istanbul RFE/RL 25 Jun 2007 -- A summit of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation is under way in Istanbul.
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