03 July 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 02 Jul 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Non-hostile related accident
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Brig. Gen. Wiggins at the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington, Va. 03 Jul 2007 -- Presenter: Deputy Director for Operations, Joint Staff Brig. Gen. Perry Wiggins
- July 2 airpower summary: C-17s provide needed supplies AFPN 03 Jul 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations July 2, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Operation Phantom Thunder Proceeds in Iraq; Afghan Progress Continues AFPS 03 Jul 2007 -- Operation Phantom Thunder enters its third week with coalition forces operating in and around Baghdad, Diyala province and Anbar province, in Iraq, a Joint Staff spokesman said here today.
- U.S. Forces Rescue Downed Helicopter Crew; Ops Continue Throughout Iraq AFPS 03 Jul 2007 -- An AH-64 Apache helicopter crew rescued two U.S. pilots after enemy fire brought down their OH-58D Kiowa helicopter south of Baghdad yesterday.
- Operation Eagle Venture IV detains nine terror suspects MNF-I 03 Jul 2007 -- Coalition Forces detained nine suspected insurgents while constructing a battle position between Mahmudiyah and Yusifiyah, Iraq, June 29-30.
- 'Desert Heat' No Sweat for NMCB 1 Navy NewsStand 03 Jul 2007 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 completed its inter-deployment field exercise (FEX), Operation Desert Heat, June 29.
- AFGHANISTAN: Civilians complain about impact of fighting on their lives IRIN 03 Jul 2007 -- For Janaan, 11, it is not important who killed his father, Shier Mohammad. He only knows that his father died during a clash in the Sangeen District of southern Helmand Province in March 2007.
- Coalition Forces Kill Militant, Operation Ghartse Ghar Continues in Afghanistan AFPS 03 Jul 2007 -- Coalition forces in Afghanistan killed a suspected militant and detained two others yesterday in an operation against al Qaeda in the Zana Khan district of Ghazni province.
- Tajikistan asks NATO to help with Tajik-Afghan border protection RIA Novosti 03 Jul 2007 -- Tajikistan has asked NATO forces to help it protect its national border with Afghanistan and combat drug trafficking, the country's foreign ministry said Tuesday.
- NATO Chief says Taleban, al-Qaida Hide Behind Civilians VOA 03 Jul 2007 -- NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer says the alliance must do everything in its power to avoid civilian casualties in Afghanistan
Defense Policy / Programs
- Airmen honor 30 years of AWACS AFPN 03 Jul 2007 -- The 552nd Air Control Wing here celebrated the 30th anniversary of the E-3 Sentry, also known as the Airborne Warning and Control System, or AWACS, June 29 through July 1, with 552nd commanders and Airmen, past and present, coming from around the globe to share their stories.
- Wright-Patterson Airmen take over Hickam air operations AFPN 03 Jul 2007 -- Airmen of the 87th Aerial Port Squadron from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, flew into Hickam AFB and took over air operations here.
- North Dakota ANG unit flies first unmanned mission AFPN 03 Jul 2007 -- Members of the 119th Wing flew its first unmanned aircraft system mission as an MQ-1 Predator flew July 2 from Fargo.
- Medical Exercise Provides Joint Training for U.S, Gabonese Forces Navy NewsStand 03 Jul 2007 -- Joint training exercise Medflag 2007 began July 3 in Libreville, with more than 65 U.S. military medical and support personnel deploying to the area for the eight-day bilateral medical training.
- Lincoln Comes Home, Again Navy NewsStand 03 Jul 2007 -- A feeling of anticipation swept the crew of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as the ship entered its homeport of Everett June 30, after nine months away.
- Comfort Completes Humanitarian Work in Guatemala Navy NewsStand 03 Jul 2007 -- The Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) weighed anchor and left the Bay of Amatique, July 2, after completing five days of training and humanitarian assistance operations in several Guatemalan cities.
- USS Louisiana Earns Omaha Trophy Navy NewsStand 03 Jul 2007 -- U.S. Strategic Command announced USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) the winner of the Omaha Trophy, May 31.
- U.S.-Australian Fire Support Ships Demonstrate Combined Capabilities Navy NewsStand 03 Jul 2007 -- Australian and U.S. Navy escort ships demonstrated combined fire support in defense of an expeditionary strike group and ground forces ashore during Talisman Saber 2007 (TS07), which was conducted from June 18 through July 3.
- Global Fleet Station Wraps-up First Belize Visit Navy NewsStand 03 Jul 2007 -- The pilot Global Fleet Station (GFS), embarked aboard High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift, completed its first visit to Belize on June 21.
- Wolfpack Sailors Return Home from Successful Deployment Navy NewsStand 03 Jul 2007 -- Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 45 Det. 3 "Wolfpack," returned home after a seven-month counter-narcotics deployment in the eastern Pacific June 8.
- Global Fleet Station Completes First Guatemala Visit Navy NewsStand 03 Jul 2007 -- The pilot Global Fleet Station (GFS) completed its first visit to Guatemala on June 9, aboard High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift.
- NORTHCOM Responsible for Setting Base Force Protection Levels AFPS 04 Jul 2007 -- Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta are the four levels of force protection applied to every American military installation, with Alpha being the lowest level and Delta being the highest
- U.S./Russia: NATO Wary Of Entering Missile-Defense Dispute RFE/RL 03 Jul 2007 -- NATO is reacting warily to Russia's proposal to build a joint missile-defense project as an alternative to the system the United States wants to install in Poland and the Czech Republic.
- Czech govt. okays U.S. radar deployment near Prague - official RIA Novosti 03 Jul 2007 -- The Czech government has given the U.S. the go ahead to deploy a missile-defense radar near the town of Misov, 90 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of Prague, the country's Security Council official said Tuesday.
- NATO ready to discuss new proposals with Moscow - source RIA Novosti 03 Jul 2007 -- NATO has no objections to discussing setting up an information exchange between Brussels and Moscow on missile launches in the framework of the Russia-NATO Council, a source in NATO headquarters said Tuesday.
- U.S. must drop European missile shield plans - Russian source RIA Novosti 03 Jul 2007 -- Russia's new defense proposals could be implemented only if the United States abandons plans to deploy elements of its missile shield in Europe, a Russian delegation source at the informal Putin-Bush talks said Tuesday.
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 03 Jul 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for July 03, 2007
- U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $257 Million for Additional Stryker Combat Vehicles General Dynamics 03 Jul 2007 -- The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command on June 26 awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $257 million delivery order under an existing contract for 165 Stryker eight-wheeled combat vehicles.
- U.S. ARMY SELECTS LOCKHEED MARTIN TO SUPPORT AIR MANEUVER BATTLE LABORATORY Lockheed Martin 03 Jul 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been selected by the U.S. Army to develop and analyze concepts that will enhance the unmanned systems component of its Air Maneuver Battle Laboratory in Fort Rucker, Ala.
- Raytheon Selected to Provide Improved AN/PAS-13 Thermal Weapon Sights to Army Raytheon 03 Jul 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will begin supplying improved AN/PAS-13 thermal weapon sights in December 2007, as part of the U.S. Army's Thermal Weapon Sight II Bridge program
- Team Oshkosh and TerraMax™ Complete Qualifying Test for the DARPA Urban Challenge Event Oshkosh 03 Jul 2007 -- Oshkosh Truck Corporation (NYSE:OSK) announced today that Team Oshkosh’s TerraMax™ unmanned ground vehicle successfully completed the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) site visit in preparation for the 2007 Urban Challenge. The testing took place at an Oshkosh Truck facility with DARPA officials, and included unmanned navigation for intersection precedence, y-turns, route planning and stationary vehicle avoidance. Invitations to participate in the National Qualification Event will be announced on August 9, 2007.
- Successful launch of SAR-Lupe satellite, with Thales Alenia Space's SAR sensor electronics units Thales 03 Jul 2007 -- The second SAR-Lupe satellite, part of the German observation system, was successfully boosted into orbit yesterday from the Plesetsk space centre by a Russian Cosmos-3M rocket at 21:38:41 hours CEST. SAR-Lupe provides high-resolution images of the ground 24 hours a day to the German Ministry of Defence.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 03 Jul 2007
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON SECURITY COUNCIL’S WORK PROGRAMME FOR JULY United Nations 03 Jul 2007
- UN, African Union officials meet with non-signatories to Darfur peace accord UN News Centre 03 Jul 2007 -- Senior officials from the United Nations and the African Union (AU) have met with the non-signatories to the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA) to discuss next steps in the political process aimed at ending hostilities in the strife-torn region of Sudan, the UN Mission in the country said today.
- Israel Finalizes List of 250 Palestinians Prisoners to Be Freed VOA 03 Jul 2007 -- Israel has put the final touches on plans for a release of Palestinian prisoners
- Russia has no plans to reinforce peacekeepers in Georgia RIA Novosti 03 Jul 2007 -- Russia is not planning to reinforce its peacekeepers in Georgia's self-proclaimed republic of South Ossetia following recent tensions in the region, the first deputy commander of the ground forces said Tuesday.
- US, Russia Remain Divided on Kosovo Issue VOA 03 Jul 2007 -- The United States and Russia remain far apart on the issue of Kosovo
- In Russia, Summit Deemed Sunny, But Low On Substance RFE/RL 03 Jul 2007 -- One news item dominated the front pages of Russia's newspapers today -- the camaraderie between George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin at their meeting at the Bush family home in Kennebunkport, Maine, on the Atlantic coast.
- No Claws Bared As 'Lobster Summit' Ends With Putin Proposal RFE/RL 03 Jul 2007 -- Twenty-four hours in the brisk, salty air of Kennebunkport appears to have had its intended effect on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American host, President George W. Bush.
- Pakistan Police Battle Religious Militants in Capital VOA 03 Jul 2007 -- Pakistani security forces have exchanged gunfire with hundreds of students holed up inside a radical mosque in central Islamabad
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