21 August 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 21 Aug 2007 [PDF]
- Aug. 20 airpower summary: Crew chiefs track the maintenance AFPN 21 Aug 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Aug. 20, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- BRIEFING BY US AMBASSADOR RYAN CROCKER. TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2007 MNF-I 21 Aug 2007
- Coalition Troops in Iraq Kill Five Insurgents, Net 11 AFPS 21 Aug 2007 -- Coalition troops today killed five al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists and captured 11 suspects during three operations in central and northern Iraq, officials said.
- Analysis: Afghanistan's Aid Challenge cfr.org 21 Aug 2007 -- The abduction of twenty-three South Koreans by the Taliban has renewed fears of escalating violence against aid workers in Afghanistan
Defense Policy / Programs
- DoD to Implement Interim Threat Reporting Procedures 21 Aug 2007 -- DoD's Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA) will close the TALON Reporting System effective Sept. 17, 2007, and maintain a record copy of the collected data in accordance with intelligence oversight requirements.
- Defense Department to Close TALON System AFPS 21 Aug 2007 -- The Defense Department announced today that it will close the TALON intelligence reporting system Sept. 17 and maintain a record copy of the collected data in accordance with intelligence oversight requirements.
- SOUTHCOM deploys damage assessment team to Belize AFPN 21 Aug 2007 -- Approximately 25 Airmen and Soldiers, two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter from U.S. Southern Command's Joint Task Force-Bravo here deployed to Belize today to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Dean.
- Manas medical group provides hope to local hospitals AFPN 21 Aug 2007 -- Members of the 376th Expeditionary Medical Group recently saw their efforts come to fruition during a hand-over ceremony of humanitarian medical equipment from the United States to three hospitals in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, as part of Operation Provide Hope.
- Servicemembers treat 1,300 patients in Peru AFPN 21 Aug 2007 -- Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo's medical disaster relief task force continue to supply medical assistance to the citizens of Pisco, Peru, following an 8.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the region Aug. 15.
- Course focuses on trauma training for nurses, medics AFPN 21 Aug 2007 -- To accommodate a large number of Airmen departing Wilford Hall Medical Center for Air Expeditionary Force 9/10, 59th Medical Wing leaders implemented a trauma pre-deployment course Aug. 16 for nurses and medical technicians.
- Alaska Air National Guard Unit Prepares for Larger Role at Elmendorf AFPS 21 Aug 2007 -- Air Force National Guard Col. Chuck Foster is going to miss his Tastee Freez.
- Malaysia, Singapore Boardings Wrap Up Anti-Terrorism Exercise Navy NewsStand 21 Aug 2007 -- The Royal Malaysian Navy, the Republic of Singapore Navy and Coastal Police boarding teams concluded their search of the USNS 1st Lt. Baldomero Lopez (T-AK 3010) Aug. 19 and 20 as part of Exercise Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) in the Strait of Malacca.
- JCSSG Sets Sights on San Diego Navy NewsStand 21 Aug 2007 -- USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, and USS Antietam (CG 54) are scheduled to arrive in San Diego, Aug. 27, marking the strike group's return after a nearly eight-month deployment.
- Partnership of the Americas Departs Nicaragua Navy NewsStand 21 Aug 2007 -- USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) departed Corinto Aug. 15, after completing theater security cooperation events with the Nicaraguan Navy to finish phase two of Partnership of the Americas (POA) deployment.
- USS Hawes Returns from Deployment Navy NewsStand 21 Aug 2007 -- More than 200 Sailors from the guided-missile frigate USS Hawes (FFG 53) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Aug. 18, after a seven-month deployment.
- Nimitz Strike Group Arrives in Hong Kong Navy NewsStand 21 Aug 2007 -- Six U.S. ships arrived in Hong Kong Aug. 20 for a scheduled port visit.
- Paul Hamilton's Crew Completes Unique Deployment Navy NewsStand 21 Aug 2007 -- USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) pulled into its homeport of Pearl Harbor, Aug. 20, after completing a seven-month deployment.
- Coast Guard MSSTs Bring Added Expertise to SEACAT Navy NewsStand 21 Aug 2007 -- The U.S. Coast Guard's Maritime Safety and Security Teams (MSSTs) lent its specialized training to the sixth annual Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) exercise which concluded Aug. 21.
- Command of Juneau Changes Hands Navy NewsStand 21 Aug 2007 -- Capt. Kent Whalen relieved Capt. John Alexander as commanding officer of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Juneau (LPD 10) in a change of command ceremony held on its flight deck Aug. 10.
- Operation Deep Freeze 2007-08 begins AFPN 21 Aug 2007 -- Operation Deep Freeze 2007-08 winter flights began Aug. 20 ending more than five months of isolation for the research station as the first C-17 Globemaster III delivered passengers and cargo to McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
- Defense procurement director promotes balanced acquisition AFPN 21 Aug 2007 -- The Defense Department's top acquisition executive shared his views with contract specialists regarding strategic sourcing designed to maximize efficiency in how the federal government procures goods and services Aug. 16 at Brooks City-Base.
- Pacific Airlift Rally commences AFPN 21 Aug 2007 -- Pacific Airlift Rally 2007, co-hosted by the U.S. and Indonesian air forces, began Aug. 20 and runs through Aug. 24 at Halim Air Base, Jakarta, Indonesia. Pacific Airlift Rally is a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored military airlift symposium and live-flying exercise for nations of the Pacific Rim. The symposium is conducted every two years.
- C-17s in Alaska Ramp Up to Go Operational AFPS 21 Aug 2007 -- Long-range, heavy airlift resources for wartime and humanitarian efforts across the globe will be a day's flying time closer to the need in less than a month.
- USS O'Kane Returns Home from Deployment Navy NewsStand 21 Aug 2007 -- After completing a seven-month deployment, Sailors aboard USS O'Kane (DDG 77) returned home Aug. 20.
- JCSCSG Arrives in Pearl Harbor Navy NewsStand 21 Aug 2007 -- John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSCSG) arrived in Pearl Harbor Aug. 20, marking the strike group's first port call to the United States after being deployed for more than seven months.
- Sasebo Divers Patch USS Essex Navy NewsStand 21 Aug 2007 -- Navy divers assigned to Ship Repair Facility Det. Sasebo installed patches on 13 holes aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) in early August as part of scheduled maintenance while the ship is docked in Fleet Activities Sasebo.
- Western Pacific Humanitarian Assistance Exercise Develops Cooperation Navy NewsStand 21 Aug 2007 -- Delegates from the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS), including the United States, gathered in Bali Aug. 21 for a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) table-top exercise.
- Search for Aviators Terminated, Names Released Navy NewsStand 21 Aug 2007 -- The search for three naval aviators missing since their E-2C Hawkeye crashed following take off from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) has been terminated and their status has now been listed as deceased.
- B-52 bombers to remain in service for foreseeable future RIA Novosti 21 Aug 2007 -- The U.S. Air Force (USAF) will continue flying the B-52 strategic bomber into the foreseeable future, despite their having been in service for more than five decades, a senior U.S. military official said Tuesday.
- CIS air defense units to conduct live firing in joint exercise RIA Novosti 21 Aug 2007 -- Units of a joint air defense system of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will conduct live firing August 22 as part of the active phase in a second stage of a joint annual exercise.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 21 Aug 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for August 21, 2007
- EADS North America Defense Security and Systems Solutions wins technical support contract from the U.S. Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) EADS 21 Aug 2007 -- EADS North America Defense Security and Systems Solutions, Inc. has won the multi-year Information Technology Technical Support contract from the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA).
- General Dynamics Awarded $8 Million for Ammunition Demilitarization General Dynamics 21 Aug 2007 -- The U.S. Army Field Support Command at Rock Island, Ill., has awarded General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $7.9 million modification to an existing demilitarization contract. This latest award for the demilitarization of obsolete and excess ammunition brings the total contract value to date to $80 million.
- ROYAL DANISH AIR FORCE FORMALLY ACCEPTS TWO LOCKHEED MARTIN LONG-RANGE SURVEILLANCE RADARS Lockheed Martin 21 Aug 2007 -- The Defence Acquisition & Logistics Organization (DALO) of the Danish Ministry of Defence formally transferred ownership of two Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] TPS-77 mobile, long-range surveillance radars to the Tactical Air Command of the Royal Danish Air Force
- U.S. Navy Recommends Raytheon Submarine Combat System for Fleet Introduction Raytheon 21 Aug 2007 -- The U.S. Navy has recommended Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) advanced submarine combat control system, AN/BYG-1, for fleet introduction on the SSGN Ohio Class and SSN-21 Seawolf Class attack submarines after favorable tests and evaluations.
- Sukhoi to supply six fighters to Indonesia - company RIA Novosti 21 Aug 2007 -- Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi will sign a memorandum of understanding on the delivery of six fighter jets to Indonesia, the company said Tuesday.
- MAKS-2007 air show opens near Moscow RIA Novosti 21 Aug 2007 -- MAKS-2007, an aviation exhibition held every two years, opened Tuesday in the town of Zhukovsky, near the Russian capital.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 21 Aug 2007
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY RUSSIAN FEDERATION United Nations 21 Aug 2007
- OPT: Power shortages threaten sewage treatment IRIN 21 Aug 2007 -- If power and fuel shortages continue, a major sewage treatment plant in the Gaza Strip will be unable to operate, causing public health risks, a water and sanitation official said.
- SOMALIA: Thousands flee central region after clash violence IRIN 21 Aug 2007 -- Hundreds of families have fled the Hiiraan and Galgadud regions of central Somalia after clashes between two communities claimed more than 30 lives, sources said.
- DRC: Thousands disarm and join reintegration process in Ituri IRIN 21 Aug 2007 -- Some 3,500 more militia members from the troubled eastern Democratic of Congo province Ituri handed in their weapons during the first two weeks of August, a government official said.
- KENYA: Insecurity, conflict affect education in northern region IRIN 21 Aug 2007 -- Poverty and frequent conflicts among pastoralist communities in northern Kenya have prevented thousands of children from enrolling in school and made them more likely to commit acts of violence, local leaders and government officials said.
- DR Congo: 3,500 ex-militia members in volatile district agree to disarm UN News Centre 21 Aug 2007 -- Another 3,500 ex-militia members from one of the most volatile corners of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have agreed to disarm, demobilize and try to reintegrate into the community, the United Nations peacekeeping mission to the vast African country has reported.
- Lebanon's Army Agrees to Truce with Islamic Militants VOA 21 Aug 2007 -- The Lebanese army Tuesday agreed to a ceasefire request from Islamic militants to allow their families to leave a Palestinian refugee camp where the two factions have been fighting for months.
- UN Blames Sudanese Government For Rapes in Darfur VOA 21 Aug 2007 -- The United Nations is accusing armed groups backed by the Sudanese government of systematic rapes and other forms of sexual abuse in South Darfur
- North American Leaders Wrap Up Summit VOA 21 Aug 2007 -- The leaders of the United States, Mexico and Canada have wrapped up a two-day summit at a Canadian resort
- Second Tsunami-Detection Station To Bolster Indian Ocean System Washington File 21 Aug 2007 -- Experts from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will put a second tsunami-warning device in the Indian Ocean in September, as part of the U.S. government's commitment to help the region protect its communities from impending tsunamis and other coastal hazards.
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