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03 May 2004 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Live bombs to drop for more realistic training Army News Service 03 May 2004-- The home to field artillery, Fort Sill, Okla., is re-instituting joint live fire in an exercise this week involving troops from across the country, and a new Joint Fires Course scheduled to debut this fall.
  • CEREMONY WELCOMES V CORPS' 3RD CORPS SUPPORT COMMAND BACK FROM MASSIVE MISSION IN IRAQ V Corps Release 03 May 2004-- Soldiers, families, friends as well as German leaders gathered in front of the headquarters of V Corps' 3rd Corps Support Command here April 29 to welcome the COSCOM home from its year deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and honor its service in Southwest Asia.
  • Fair Winds and Following Seas to O'Brien After 27 Years Navy Newsstand 03 May 2004-- Spruance-class destroyer USS O'Brien (DD 975) will make a final deployment when her crew takes the ship back to the United States, bringing her 27 years on active duty to a close in May.
  • Reuben James Returns to Pearl Harbor Navy Newsstand 03 May 2004-- After spending three months away, USS Reuben James (FFG 57) returned to her homeport at Pearl Harbor April 23.
  • USS SALT LAKE CITY (SSN 716) deploys SUBPAC Release 03 May 2004-- USS SALT LAKE CITY (SSN 716) departed San Diego recently for a Western Pacific deployment. The Los Angeles-class attack submarine and her crew of more than 135 will be conducting operations throughout the Western Pacific.
  • Unmanned Vehicle Detachment works to recover Navy aircraft SUBPAC Release 03 May 2004-- When the fast-attack submarine USS THRESHER was lost off the coast of Cape Cod in the early 1960s, with all hands aboard, the Navy took steps to ensure such a tragedy would never occur again. From that tragedy, the submarine rescue unit was formed which would later be known as Deep Submergence Unit (DSU). Today this one-of-a-kind unit uses deep submergence vehicles to rescue or retrieve downed submarines and aircraft. After DSU was established, the Unmanned Vehicles Detachment (UMV) became part of the unit in the mid 1970s, which is currently the only detachment in the Navy to specialize in unmanned vehicles.
  • Aliso Viejo Marine receives Silver Star Marine Corps News 03 May 2004-- Marine Staff Sgt. Adam R. Sikes received the Silver Star from the Secretary of the Navy, Honorable Gordon R. England, during a ceremony Monday at 5th Marine Regiment parade deck here.
  • Las Cruces Marine receives Navy Cross Marine Corps News 03 May 2004-- Marine Sgt. Marcos A. Martinez received the Navy Cross from the Secretary of the Navy, Honorable Gordon R. England, during a ceremony Monday at 5th Marine Regiment parade deck here.
  • Ossian Marine posthumously receives Silver Star Marine Corps News 03 May 2004-- Lori Bohr, wife of Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jeffrey E. Bohr, Jr., who was killed in action April 10, 2003, accepted the Silver Star on behalf of her husband from the Secretary of the Navy, Honorable Gordon R. England, during a ceremony Monday at 5th Marine Regiment parade deck here.
  • Huntington Beach Marine receives Silver Star Marine Corps News 03 May 2004-- Marine Cpl. Timothy C. Tardif received the Silver Star from the Secretary of the Navy, Honorable Gordon R. England, during a ceremony Monday at 5th Marine Regiment parade deck here.
  • America's Squadron sails home Marine Corps News 03 May 2004-- Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 returned April 6 after supporting Marine Aircraft Group 12 and Marine Air Control Group 18 in training exercises for more than a month in Yechon, Korea.
  • Guard, Reserve Cited For Improved Homeland Defense Capabilities AFPS 03 May 2004 -- Despite great progress and improvements in the nation's defenses against another terrorist attack, "we are not comfortable -- we are not satisfied," the assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense told a House subcommittee here April 29.
  • Risks Low for Service Members from Depleted Uranium, DoD Says AFPS 03 May 2004 -- Depleted uranium poses very low health risks to U.S. service members, senior Defense Department officials said here April 29.

  • State Department Noon Briefing, May 3 Washington File 03 May 2004 -- Israel/Palestinians, North Korea, Cuba, Mexico, Haiti, Panama, Freedom of Press Day, India, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Georgia
  • White House Daily Briefing, May 3 Washington File 03 May 2004 -- President's schedule, Iraq/prisoner abuse/military standards of conduct, campaign, Israel/Palestinians, Turkey/war on terrorism

Defense Industry

  • ATK Receives $12 Million 30mm Ammunition Contract ATK 03 May 2004 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems, NYSE: ATK) has received a contract exceeding $12 million from the U.S. Army Field Support Command, Rock Island, Ill., for 30mm PGU-15 Target Practice (TP) ammunition. With options, the contract value could surpass $22 million.
  • CACI Completes Acquisition of Defense and Intelligence Group of American Management Systems, Incorporated CACI 03 May 2004 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI), a leading information technology and network solutions provider to the federal government, announced today that its subsidiary, CACI Enterprise Solutions, Inc., has completed the purchase of the Defense and Intelligence Group and related assets of American Management Systems, Incorporated (NASDAQ:AMSY) for $415 million in cash. The effective date of the transaction was May 1, 2004.
  • Lockheed Martin Selected for Next Stage of UK Nimrod Upgrade "R" Program Lockheed Martin 03 May 2004 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today that it has been selected by the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence (MoD) for an assessment phase contract to compete for a major upgrade of the Royal Air Force (RAF) fleet of Nimrod R Mk1 aircraft. Designated 'Project Helix,' this intelligence upgrade to the British Nimrod platform focuses on maintaining the capability of the Nimrod R out to 2025 and includes upgrades to the aircraft mission systems, associated ground stations and training facilities.
  • Northrop Grumman Redelivers USS Ronald Reagan After Successful Post Shakedown Availability Northrop Grumman 03 May 2004 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) successfully redelivered the nation's newest and most advanced nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), to the U.S. Navy after a post shakedown availability (PSA).
  • Northrop Grumman Receives $888 Million Contract to Develop Advanced Airborne Radar Northrop Grumman 03 May 2004 -- May 3, 2004 -- The U.S. Air Force's ability to track and identify stationary and moving vehicles, and low-flying cruise missiles will increase dramatically using a new airborne radar system being developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC).
  • Air Force Approves $5.3 Million Raytheon Maverick Variant Evaluation Raytheon 03 May 2004 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to conduct a utility evaluation of the Lock-On-After-Launch(TM) (LOAL) variant of the AGM-65 Maverick missile.
  • CACI States Position About Reported Allegations Concerning Employees in Iraq CACI 03 May 2004 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) said today that with respect to the alleged improper employee behavior toward prisoners in Iraq recently reported in the media, despite inquiries the company thus far has received no information on the matter from the U.S. Government. The Company continues to support the Army's mission in Iraq and around the world.
  • Northrop Grumman Adds New Capabilities To Its Multi-Service Family of ISR Systems Northrop Grumman 03 May 2004 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recently released the latest upgrade to its open-source architecture, multi-service family of intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance (ISR) systems.

Other Conflicts

  • DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 03 May 2004
  • Genocide Convention Now Extends to Systematic Rape, Prosper Says Washington File 03 May 2004 -- Pierre-Richard Prosper, U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes, who honed his skills as a prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), takes great pride in having helped expand the definition of genocide to include organized violence against women, such as rape, a legal precedent that continues to have relevance in ethnic-based conflicts today.

  • White House Maintains Support for Sharon Withdrawal Plan Washington File 03 May 2004 -- The Bush administration maintains its support for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to withdraw Israeli settlements from Gaza and portions of the West Bank despite the rejection of the proposal by Israel's Likud Party.
  • U-S / SHARON / GAZA VOA 03 May 2004 -- The State Department dismissed suggestions Monday that the defeat of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Gaza withdrawal plan in a vote of his Likud party was also a defeat for U-S Middle East diplomacy. Secretary of Colin Powell will discuss the next steps in peace efforts Tuesday in a meeting of the Middle East "Quartet" at the United Nations.
  • ISRAEL/POLITICS VOA 03 May 2004 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has begun consultations with his cabinet to find a way forward after his disengagement plan was resoundingly defeated by members of his right-wing Likud party.
  • ISRAEL / POLITICS VOA 03 May 2004 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon vows not to resign despite the defeat of his proposed plan to pull out of the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank. In a vote Sunday members of Mr. Sharon's Likud Party voted overwhelmingly against the plan.
  • ARAB / REACT VOA 03 May 2004 -- There are diverse reactions from the Arab world following Sunday's Likud Party vote in Israel rejecting Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to withdraw Israeli troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip.

  • U-S / GEORGIA / ADJARIA VOA 03 May 2004 -- The United States Monday expressed strong support for the Georgian government's efforts to restore authority in the rebellious Ajaria region on the Black Sea Coast. The State Department said it is concerned that the Ajarian leader, Aslan Abashidze, may be trying to provoke a military confrontation.
  • Georgian Leader Gives Ultimatum To Adjaria RFE/RL 03 May 2004 -- Tensions between Georgia's central authorities and the breakaway Adjar Autonomous Republic are mounting in the wave of an ultimatum delivered yesterday by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.
  • GEORGIA / ADJARIA VOA 03 May 2004 -- Georgian officials say every effort is being made to find a peaceful resolution to the latest tensions with the autonomous Adjaria region.

  • Reduced UN force in Timor-Leste recommended for another year UN News Centre 03 May 2004 -- United Nations peacekeepers have played a crucial role in the extraordinary political progress made by newly independent, post-conflict Timor-Leste, and a reduced force of nearly 700 troops should remain for another year to allow the country to become self-sufficient, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a new report to the Security Council.
  • U.S. Praises New U.N. Resolution to Help Haiti Washington File 03 May 2004 -- U.S. officials are praising a U.N. Security Council resolution that authorizes a new peacekeeping force in Haiti of more than 8,000 troops and civilians (political and human rights experts) to help stabilize the troubled Caribbean nation.
  • IVORY COAST/U-N VOA 03 May 2004 -- U-N report says a violent crackdown on an anti-government protest in Ivory Coast in March was carefully planned by security forces. Government officials are concerned about how information from the report is being released.

News Reports

  • NEPAL / PROTESTS VOA 03 May 2004 -- Protests continue to build in Nepal against King Gyanendra's decision to dissolve the government. Over the past few days, there were both peaceful marches and violent clashes as young Nepalis demanded a return to democracy.
  • NIGERIA/PROTESTS VOA 03 May 2004 -- Nigerian police have stopped anti-government rallies in major cities when protesters tried to go ahead despite a police ban.



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