11 July 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 11 Jul 2007 [PDF]
- MND-B Soldier dies from non-battle related cause
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Press briefing with Brig. Gen. Kevin Bergner, spokesman, Multi-National Force - Iraq, July 11, 2007 MNF-I 11 Jul 2007 -- TOPIC: OPERATIONAL UPDATE
- Airmen lead multinational effort for Iraqi bombing victims AFPN 11 Jul 2007 -- Airmen from the 506th Air Expeditionary Group here coordinated and carried out a multinational effort to receive and airlift 21 injured Iraqi civilians for treatment in Turkey July 8.
- Two Terrorists Killed, 21 Detained in Iraq Raids Today AFPS 11 Jul 2007 -- Two terrorists were killed and 21 suspects detained in raids targeting al Qaeda throughout Iraq today.
- Antiterrorism Successes Continue in Iraq Despite Foreign-Born Resistance AFPS 11 Jul 2007 -- Coalition and Iraqi forces have killed or captured hundreds of al Qaeda members in Iraq over the past two months, including 26 of the terror network's "high-value" leaders and a would-be bomber, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman said.
- July 10 Airpower Summary: Tankers fuel the fight AFPN 11 Jul 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops during operations July 10, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Weather team acclimates to mission in southern Baghdad AFPN 11 Jul 2007 -- Illuminated by the late night moonlight, an Air Force weather forecaster ascended the narrow, rickety staircase leading up to the helipad's plywood control tower at Forward Operating Base Kalsu.
- New Afghan Police Units Help Counter Aggressive Taliban Tactics AFPS 11 Jul 2007 -- A senior police advisor to the Afghan government described a new more heavily armed and heavily armored Afghan police unit during a conference call with online journalists covering the military.
Defense Policy / Programs
- New DOD Inspector General Report Questions Contracting Processes Representative Louise M. Slaughter, Chairwoman, House Committee on Rules 11 jul 2007 -- Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY-28), Chairwoman of the House Rules Committee, today released a new report from Defense Department's Inspector General (IG) detailing the contracting processes that were used in 2005 to select the manufacturers of armored vehicles and up-armoring equipment headed to Iraq. Rep. Slaughter requested last May that the report be conducted. It will be released publicly later this week.
- DoD Announces Installation Realignments in Germany 11 Jul 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today that the United States will cease operations at U.S. Army, Europe, locations in Buedingen, Gelnhausen, Darmstadt, Hanau and Turley Barracks in Mannheim, Germany.
- Expeditionary airlifters fly air convoys AFPN 11 Jul 2007 -- Over the past 12 months, Airmen of the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron have transported the equivalent of Colorado Springs' population, each person carrying a million pounds, back and forth to the Middle East 700 times.
- Fairchild Airmen train for Rodeo 2007 AFPN 11 Jul 2007 -- Airmen who will represent Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., at the bi-annual Air Mobility Command Rodeo 2007 teamed up with their counterparts from McChord AFB, Wash., for four days of training recently at the Grant County International Airport here.
- Retention Remains High Military-Wide, Including in Combat Zone AFPS 11 Jul 2007 -- Regardless of what's happening in terms of recruitment, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines already serving are reenlisting at rates that surpass all expectations, according to defense officials.
- USS McCampbell Arrives in Yokosuka Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2007 -- USS McCampbell (DDG 85), an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyer, arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka (FAY) on July 9, making her the newest addition to the forward-deployed naval forces (FDNF).
- USS Kentucky Gets New Commanding Officer Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2007 -- Cmdr. Benjamin Pearson III relieved Cmdr. Jeffery Coran as the commanding officer of the USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) (Gold) in a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap, Bangor Deterrent Park, July 6.
- Comfort Traverses Panama Canal Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2007 -- The U.S. Naval hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) transited the Panama Canal on July 10, traveling from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.
- Comfort Treats Thousands During Four-day Visit to Panama Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2007 -- Collectively, personnel from the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard and Public Health Service, along with Project Hope volunteers, Canadian Forces doctors and medical personnel from USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) treated nearly 5,000 patients during a four-day site visit at the Al Brown Arena in Colon.
- Rear Admiral Cellon Assumes Command of 1st Naval Construction Division Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2007 -- Rear Adm. Richard E. Cellon relieved Rear Adm. Robert L. Phillips as commander of 1st Naval Construction Division (1NCD) on June 29 during a ceremony at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Norfolk.
- Training, communication key to success for A-10 pilots AFPN 11 Jul 2007 -- When A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots throughout Southwest Asia respond to a ground commander or joint terminal attack controller's call for close-air-support, pilots on alert respond with the appropriate ordnance loaded to accomplish the mission.
- National Guard Troops Help Fight Wildfires in Western States AFPS 11 Jul 2007 -- National Guard troops from Utah, South Dakota and California are helping fight wildfires raging in their respective states in the face of blistering temperatures, gusting winds and bone-dry conditions, National Guard Bureau officials reported today.
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 11 Jul 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 11 Jul 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for July 13, 2007
- ATK Successfully Test Fires the Newest Member of Its Bushmaster Medium-Caliber Gun System Family ATK 11 Jul 2007 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has successfully test-fired the newest member of its battle-proven Bushmaster Chain GunT family, the Lightweight 25mm (LW25).
- Boeing Delivers Second C-40C to U.S. Air Force Reserve Command Boeing 11 Jul 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has delivered the second of three C-40C transport aircraft to the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), providing a critical airlift asset to government leaders on official business.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN COMPLETES C-130J SUPER HERCULES DELIVERIES TO ROYAL DANISH AIR FORCE 11 Jul 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has delivered a fourth C 130J Super Hercules to the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF), completing the current order for Denmark. Denmark's first C-130J was delivered in March 2004 and began operational service only one month after arriving at the RDAF's 721 Squadron in Aalborg, Denmark.
- Northrop Grumman's KC-30 Team Selects Honeywell's Military Certified Formation Flying System to Ensure Safer In-Flight Operations 11 Jul 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) KC-30 Tanker team is leveraging Honeywell's FAA-certified Military Airborne Collision Avoidance System - Formation Rendezvous (MILACAS-FR) for the KC-30 Tanker.
- BAE SYSTEMS BEGINS PRODUCTION OF THAAD INTERCEPTOR SEEKER BAE Systems 11 Jul 2007 -- BAE Systems has received a $62.3 million contract from Lockheed Martin Corp. to begin production of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Interceptor Seeker.
- Raytheon Awarded $304 Million for Ballistic Missile Defense System Upgrades Raytheon 11 Jul 2007 -- The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $304 million contract to develop advanced tracking and discrimination capabilities for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) forward based AN/TPY-2 radar.
- Raytheon's Cobra Unmanned Aircraft System Makes a Series of Firsts in North Dakota Raytheon 11 Jul 2007 -- A Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Cobra Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) conducted the first official unmanned aircraft flight in North Dakota June 25.
- New Presidential Helicopter Makes Successful First Flight GE Aviation 11 Jul 2007 -- The VH-71 helicopter made its maiden flight at AgustaWestland's facility in Yeovil, UK, on July 3, marking a significant milestone in the development of the United States' Presidential aircraft. The VH-71 is powered by three 2,500-shaft-horsepower GE CT7-8E engines.
- Rheinmetall buys Switzerland's Zaugg Elektronik AG Rheinmetall Defence 11 Jul 2007 -- The Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group continues to expand its defence technology portfolio, taking up a 100% stake in Zaugg Elektronik AG of Lohn-Ammannsegg, Switzerland, effective 1 January 2007. Jointly owned, Zaugg Elektronik was previously controlled via a holding company.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 11 Jul 2007
- LEBANON: People flee Nahr al-Bared camp ahead of expected final assault IRIN 11 Jul 2007 -- Up to 150 people from the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp in north Lebanon fled on 11 July, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
- Security Council welcomes planned continuation of Western Sahara talks UN News Centre 11 Jul 2007 -- The Security Council today welcomed news that United Nations-sponsored talks on Western Sahara between Morocco and the Frente Polisario, along with neighbours Algeria and Mauritania, are set to resume next month, voicing hope that "substantial negotiations" will take place.
- SOMALIA: Green light for reconciliation conference IRIN 11 Jul 2007 -- After three postponements and many threats of non-attendance, Somalia's national reconciliation conference, due to start on 15 July, will proceed as planned, a senior official told IRIN.
- SUDAN: Darfur actors to discuss road map for peace IRIN 11 Jul 2007 -- The UN and African Union are to meet key regional and international actors in Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur to seek a blueprint for peace in the region.
- Serbia decisively rejects draft resolution on Kosovo status RIA Novosti 11 Jul 2007 -- Serbia decisively rejects a new draft resolution on the status of Kosovo introduced by Washington for UN Security Council approval as the draft has independence for the province as its main aim, the prime minister said Wednesday.
- Heavy Fighting Reported in Southern Philippines Between Marines, Muslim Rebels VOA 11 Jul 2007 -- The Philippine government and Muslim rebels say nearly 30 people may have been killed in the heaviest fighting in recent months in the island republic's restive south
- Sri Lanka's Military Says Last Rebel Bastion in East Captured VOA 11 Jul 2007 -- Sri Lanka's military says it has captured the last stronghold of Tamil Tiger rebels in the east of the country
- Pakistan: Musharraf's Position Precarious After Red Mosque Storming RFE/RL 11 Jul 2007 -- Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf angered many Pakistanis four months ago by ordering the removal of a Supreme Court justice on charges of corruption
- Red Mosque assault over, 160 hostages freed - Pakistani general RIA Novosti 11 Jul 2007 -- The Pakistani military regained control of the Red Mosque Wednesday, freeing at least 160 students held hostage there during a weeklong standoff, the army spokesman said.
- Pakistani Authorities Searching for Explosives Left Behind in Red Mosque VOA 11 Jul 2007 -- Pakistani officials say the fight to clear Islamabad's Red Mosque of well-armed militants is complete
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