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06 December 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • Harry S. Truman Deploys in Support of Enduring Freedom Navy Newsstand 06 Dec 2002-- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) left its homeport of Norfolk, Va., Dec. 5 for a regularly scheduled six-month deployment, the ship's second since its commissioning in 1998.
  • USS PAUL HAMILTON, UNIDENTIFIED VESSEL COLLIDE IN NORTH ARABIAN GULF 07 Dec 2002 -- The USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60) and an unidentified vessel collided in the North Arabian Gulf at approximately 8:24 p.m. local time (12:24 EST) today
  • 6th Afghan Battalion begins training Army News Service 06 Dec 2002 -- A record-setting day wound up being just the jumpstart the 6th Battalion of the Afghan National Army needed to finally begin training.
  • AFGHANISTAN/CIVIL AFFAIRS VOA 06 Dec 2002 -- U-S military authorities say they plan a major restructuring of coalition military activities in Afghanistan, shifting emphasis away from combat operations and toward reconstruction efforts
  • Service members stop in the "Heart of the Mediterranean" Marine Corps News 06 Dec 2002-- Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa recently visited the tiny Mediterranean island-country, Malta, during the task force's voyage to northeast Africa, where its mission is to disrupt and defeat transitional terrorist groups in that region , which pose a threat to the United States or its allies.

Other Conflicts

  • DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 06 Dec 2002
  • ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS VOA 06 Dec 2002 -- Two United Nations workers were among 10 Palestinians killed Friday, following an Israeli army raid in the Gaza Strip
  • IVORY COAST-FIGHTING VOA 06 Dec 2002 -- French soldiers in Ivory Coast have discovered a mass grave believed to contain the bodies of victims killed in ongoing fighting between loyalists and rebels in the west of the country
  • UNHCR/IVORY COAST VOA 06 Dec 2002 -- The United Nations Refugee Agency says more than 30-thousand people have fled Ivory Coast over the past week to escape intensified fighting
  • BRITAIN / CHECHEN ENVOY VOA 06 Dec 2002-- Britain has ordered an extradition hearing for a senior Chechen official wanted by Russia on charges of murder and armed rebellion. The man, Akhmed Zakayev, was arrested Thursday night after flying to London from Denmark
  • ISRAEL PALESTINIANS VOA 06 Dec 2002-- Ten Palestinians have been reported killed and 12 wounded during an Israeli incursion overnight into a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Long Range Helo Raid Exercise Caps off 22d MEU (SOC)'s Stint in CENTCOM Marine Corps News 06 Dec 2002-- In the waning days of its deployment as the landing force for the U.S. Fifth and Sixth Fleets, the 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) conducted a long-range helicopter raid exercise deep into a country in the Central Command area of operations.
  • Mason Delivery Accepted Navy Newsstand 06 Dec 2002-- On a cold and rainy Nov. 22, in Bath, crewmembers and guests gathered at Bath Iron Works (BIW) to receive the 21st Arleigh Burke-class ship delivered to the Navy by BIW.
  • HMS SEVERN LAUNCHED BY VOSPER THORNYCROFT Royal Navy News 06 Dec 2002-- HMS Severn was launched by shipbuilder Vosper Thornycroft (VT) in Southampton on 4th December and is the second of three new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) that are being leased to the Royal Navy. VT is financing the 60m build of the three ships and will lease the vessels to the Royal Navy and support them in service for five years. At the end of that time, the MOD can extend the charter, purchase outright or return them to VT.
  • MOD ANNOUNCES STUDY INTO REVOLUTIONARY AIR DEFENCE SYSTEM Royal Navy News 06 Dec 2002-- The Royal Navy could get a state-of-the-art air defence system that would give it a vital edge in the battles of the future, following a contract signed today by the Minister for Defence Procurement, Lord Bach.
  • Golden Eagles rev up for deployment Hawai'i Navy News 06 Dec 2002-- Family and friends said goodbye to officers and Sailors of Patrol Squadron Nine (VP 9), stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe, Nov. 29 as they began a six-month deployment to support Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • 26th MEU (SOC) Marines enhance air defense capabilities Marine Corps News 06 Dec 2002-- The Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) section of the Marine Air Control Group (MACG) detachment of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), participated in their annual Stinger missile shoot, Dec. 3, at Onslow Beach.
  • CNO Sees Future of Navy at CSS NAVSEA News Wire 06 Dec 2002-- Coastal Systems Station is making things happen for the future of the Navy, and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern Clark wants to make sure that programs underway here make it to the Fleet as soon as possible. "What is going on at this base is the development of tomorrow's Navy," Clark said, "specifically in the areas where we will perform combat tomorrow - in the near-land areas, in the littorals and where the threat of tomorrow will appear and CSS is helping us transform our Navy."
  • Focused Mission Ship Studies to Help Chart Course for Future Navy NAVSEA News Wire 06 Dec 2002-- Six industry concept studies are currently underway that will help the Navy define future requirements for a focused-mission, multi-capable, high-speed ship that can perform a variety of missions. Naval Sea Systems Command recently awarded six, $500,000 contracts to perform 90-day concept studies that will explore a range of approaches in an overall effort to define future ship requirements. These studies will further refine the Navy's requirements and knowledge of technology options for the proposed Littoral Combat Ship and other future ship classes.
  • NUWC Newport Tests New Torpedo Fuel Alternative NAVSEA News Wire 06 Dec 2002-- Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport Division recently completed testing of a new monopropellant that could potentially be used as a cleaner fuel alternative for propelling torpedoes. Model Fuel I, a low-cost, wakeless and environmentally friendly monopropellant was tested at Newport Division's propulsion test facility as part of a three-run test series to determine a cleaner alternative for Otto fuel, which the Navy is currently using for torpedo and other propulsion needs.
  • Latest Ship Self Defense System Mod Tested NAVSEA News Wire 06 Dec 2002-- Moving one step closer to operational deployment, the latest modification in the Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) program, the SSDS MK 2, Mod 1 was successfully tested on November 19 at Surface Combat Systems Center Wallops Island, a field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command.
  • Pantons participate in Keen Sword exercise PACAF News 06 Dec 2002-- The 35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" returned from clawing through Keen Sword 03 exercise in Japan.

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