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15 February 2002 Military News

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  • AFGHAN / MINISTER VOA 15 Feb. 2002-- Security is tight at Kabul airport, a day after Afghanistan's interim minister of air transport and tourism was killed by an angry mob of Muslim pilgrims, apparently frustrated over delays in flights to Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • PHILIPPINES BASILAN RESIDENTS VOA 15 Feb. 2002-- The joint U-S-Philippines anti-terrorism exercises are underway despite some political concerns over the U-S military presence. Residents in the southern Philippines also have mixed feelings about the exercises in their backyard
  • Air base in Kyrgyzstan named after hero Air Force News 15 Feb. 2002-- He was a legend, a hero, and a role model, someone everyone looked up to. He gave his life Sept. 11 protecting his men during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
  • Raider detachment returns from Afghanistan Marine Corps News 15 Feb. 2002-- The last of the Raiders' original detachment to Afghanistan returned to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Monday, after being deployed for six months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The KC-130 Hercules came to a rest in the afternoon with family and friends waiting for their Marines with open arms.
  • Three Japanese warships, 700 troops set out for Indian Ocean Stars & Stripes 15 Feb. 2002-- Three Japanese warships are under way to replace part of the Maritime Self-Defense Force fleet deployed in the Indian Ocean as part of Japan's support for the U.S.-led campaign against terrorism

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