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31 January 2005 Military News

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  • Operation Deep Freeze sees end of C-141 Starlifter era AFPN 31 Jan 2005 -- The gateway to the highest, driest and coldest continent on earth remains wide open and actively engaged by Airmen deployed supporting Operation Deep Freeze.
  • Mobile Security Detachment Sailors Train Saipan SSDF Enroute to Haiti Navy NewsStand 31 Jan 2005 -- Members of the Ship's Self-Defense Force (SSDF) team aboard USS Saipan (LHA 2) capitalized on the expertise of Mobile Security Detachment (MSD) 23 during a training session Jan. 28 in the ship's hangar bay.
  • Corpsmen Train to Deploy with Marines in OIF Navy NewsStand 31 Jan 2005 -- The Sailors of 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Force Service Support Group, along with other corpsmen from different commands from as far away as Rota, Spain, participated in a Just-In-Time Medical Augmentation Program Exercise (JIT/MAPEX) here, culminating with a Mass Casualty Exercise and Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC) drill Jan. 20.
  • FAST Marines train in Germany USMC News 31 Jan 2005 -- Marines from 5th platoon, 3rd Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Company recently spent a week training in the Swabian region of southern Germany. The Marines are near the end of their six-month rotation to Rota, Spain, providing a quick reaction force for the U.S Navy's Sixth Fleet and the U.S. European Command.

  • State Department Briefing, January 31 Washington File 31 Jan 2005 -- Rice/travels to Europe, Rice/phone calls, Israel/Palestinians, Egypt, Iraq, Sudan, Cuba, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, China/Taiwan
  • White House Daily Briefing, January 31 Washingon File 31 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi elections, Egypt, Israel, Palestinians, Guantanamo, oil prices

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  • United Nations Plans Interim Alert System for Indian Ocean Washington File 31 Jan 2005 -- The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is developing an interim tsunami alert system for the Indian Ocean that will cover the region while a complete system is being put in place.

  • EU FOREIGN MINISTERS VOA 31 Jan 2005 -- European Union foreign ministers, meeting in Brussels, have suspended diplomatic sanctions against Cuba, following the communist country's release of several political dissidents. The ministers also hailed what they called the courage and determination of Iraqis who voted in Sunday's elections.

  • BANGLADESH/INTERPOL VOA 31 Jan 2005 -- Agents of the international police organization, Interpol, are to help police in Bangladesh investigate a grenade attack that killed a top opposition official last week. Meanwhile, a general strike called by the opposition to protest the attack is in its third day.
  • RED CROSS/ERITREA VOA 31 Jan 2005 -- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says Eritrean food stocks have run out after four years of successive drought. The humanitarian agency says Eritreans are in desperate need of international assistance.

  • US / EGYPT ARREST VOA 31 Jan 2005 -- The United States Monday urged the Egyptian government to reconsider its arrest of a prominent legislator. The State Department said the arrest of opposition party leader Ayman al-Nur raises questions about the outlook for democracy in Egypt.

  • Orbital Joins Lockheed Martin-Led Crew Exploration Vehicle Team Orbital Sciences Corp. 31 Jan 2005 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that it has joined a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) led "all-star" team of aerospace industry innovators competing to design and build NASA's new Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV). Orbital's teaming agreement with Lockheed Martin continues the company's history as a key participant in the development of a next-generation human space transportation system. In chronological order, Orbital has contributed to NASA's Space Transportation Architecture Studies, the Space Launch Initiative, and, most recently, the Orbital Space Plane program, all of which have led to the decision by NASA to develop and build the CEV.

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