13 July 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 13 Jul 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: DoD Media Roundtable with Secretary Gates and Gen. Pace in the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington, Va. 13 Jul 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace
- July 12 airpower summary: C-130s provide vital airlift support AFPN 13 Jul 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations July 12, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Sailors Depart for Air Cargo Handling Mission in Iraq Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2007 -- Twenty-seven Sailors donned desert utility uniforms and boarded a bus in the early morning hours of July 13 to catch a military flight bound for the Middle East.
- Forces Kill Two Terrorists, Capture 19 in Iraq Today AFPS 13 Jul 2007 -- Coalition forces killed two terrorists and detained 19 suspects during combat operations in central and western Iraq today.
- Fighting Erupts After US Troops Arrest Alleged Insurgent Leader in Iraq VOA 13 Jul 2007 -- The U.S. military says its troops killed six Iraqi policemen and seven suspected militants in Baghdad during a raid to arrest an Iraqi police lieutenant accused of insurgent activity.
- Dragons' Operation 'Hammers' enemy MNF-I 13 Jul 2007 -- Multi-National Division - Baghdad troops detained more than 100 suspected insurgents and seized more than 200 weapons caches during Operation Dragon Hammer in the Rashid District of the Iraqi capital July 1 -11.
- Airmen support Afghan presidential mission AFPN 13 Jul 2007 -- A Phoenix Raven security team with the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia provided security for a C-17 Globemaster III and its crew July 11during an Afghan presidential support mission at a remote airstrip here.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Mr. Geren Becomes 20th Secretary of the Army Army News Release 13 Jul 2007 -- Mr. Pete Geren became the 20th Secretary of the Army here today, following his nomination by President George W. Bush and confirmation by the United States Senate.
- DoD Announces Certification of WMD-CST Team for South Dakota 13 Jul 2007 -- The Department of Defense (DoD) notified Congress today that the Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD-CST) of the South Dakota National Guard is now certified.
- Airborne Laser Successfully Targets Simulated Missile in Flight Missile Defense Agency 13 Jul 2007 -- Lieutenant General Henry "Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency director, announced today that the Airborne Laser (ABL) program has reached another significant development milestone by successfully completing its first of two Low Power System Integration-Active Flight Test knowledge points
- Seabee Equipment Delivered to Sao Tome Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2007 -- Military Sealift Command-contracted cargo ship CEC Endeavor began off-loading U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 equipment in the West African island nation of Sao Tome and Principe on July 13.
- Stavridis Pleased with Work of Guantanamo Troops Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2007 -- The commander of U.S. Southern Command visited Joint Task Force (JTF) Guantanamo on July 9 where he was pleased to see projects underway to improve detainee and migrant operations here.
- Patriot Sailors Expect Success Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2007 -- USS Patriot (MCM 7) Sailors began a short term Ship's Restricted Availability (SRA) maintenance period July 2.
- Lewis Takes the Helm of USS Houston Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2007 -- Continued excellence was the theme of the day as Cmdr. John Zavadil was relieved by Cmdr. Michael Lewis as commanding officer of the USS Houston (SSN 713) on July 6.
- Guantanamo's Naval Hospital and Joint Medical Group Changes Leadership Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2007 -- Navy Capt. Ronald L. Sollock handed over command of U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo and Joint Medical Group, Joint Task Force - Guantanamo, to Navy Capt. Bruce C. Meneley in a ceremony held at the Bayview Club here July 6.
- Air Force chief of staff initiates MQ-1 Predator plus-up AFPN 13 Jul 2007 -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley is accelerating delivery of the Defense Department's December 2009 goal of 21 daily MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle combat air patrols, or CAPs, by one year.
- Team GW Meets Mast Milestone Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2007 -- USS George Washington (CVN 73) (GW) Sailors completed a key milestone June 21 during its Planned Incremental Availability plus Docking at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) when contractors returned ownership of the ship's main mast to the crew.
- Air Guard opens new combat training runway AFPN 13 Jul 2007 -- It's a 3,500-foot-long stretch of cement with a few hundred feet added on, just in case. That's not much space on which to safely land a heavily loaded, half-million pound cargo plane, but officials here say it's the perfect runway for Mississippi Air National Guard pilots to train on.
- AFIT students conduct payload testing for space shuttle AFPN 13 Jul 2007 -- An upcoming space shuttle mission is going to feature a flight hardware experiment designed by Air Force Institute of Technology students from the graduate school of engineering and management's department of aeronautics and astronautics.
- Missile deactivation begins at Malmstrom AFPN 13 Jul 2007 -- The first Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was removed from a launch facility near Brady, Mont., July 12 as a result of the order to begin missile deactivation activities here.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 13 Jul 2007
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 13 Jul 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for July 13, 2007
- Force Protection, Inc. Offers Comment on Report by Pentagon's Inspector General Force Protection Inc. 13 Jul 2007 -- Force Protection, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRPT) today offered comment on a June 27 report issued by the Pentagon's Inspector General that criticized the U.S. Marine Corps for awarding sole source armored vehicle contracts to the company in 2005, despite delays in delivering the vehicles on schedule.
- Boeing KC-767 Tanker Win Would Benefit Illinois Economy Boeing 13 Jul 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that Illinois will benefit from an estimated 3,300 direct and indirect jobs if it is selected to build the U.S. Air Force's new tanker aircraft fleet.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 13 Jul 2007
- Tamil Tigers defiant as Sri Lanka says captures east IRNA 13 Jul 2007 -- Sri Lankan troops have driven Tamil Tiger fighters from their last stronghold in the island's east, the military said, but the rebels vowed to carry on with a guerrilla-style war.
- UN envoy on Darfur peace process holds consultations before key meeting UN News Centre 13 Jul 2007 -- The United Nations envoy tasked with re-energizing the peace process in Darfur is holding talks today in Asmara, the Eritrean capital, ahead of a key meeting to assess recent progress towards finding peace in the war-torn Sudanese region.
- SOMALIA: Optimism over peace conference despite violence IRIN 13 Jul 2007 -- Organisers of the Somali national reconciliation conference are optimistic it will be on schedule, but observers warn that very little can be achieved unless questions over representation and ongoing violence are first resolved.
- Tamil Tigers Vow Retaliation for Capture of Stronghold VOA 13 Jul 2007 -- The Sri Lankan government says it is planning victory celebrations and is drawing up an economic plan for the east of the country, where troops have captured a Tamil Tiger stronghold
- Proposal to reduce Russia's role in UN inappropriate-FM RIA Novosti 13 Jul 2007 -- The Russian foreign minister dismissed remarks by a UN envoy Friday as inappropriate suggesting Russia's role at the UN Security Council should be reduced over its hard line against Western states' Kosovo plan.
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