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07 June 2005 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • BRAC Positive for Affected Communities, Senior Official Says AFPS 07 Jun 2005 -- Many civilian communities emerge from military base closures or realignments often in better economic health than before, a senior DoD official noted at a defense community redevelopment association meeting here June 6.
  • England Says DoD Actions Must Be 'Above Reproach' AFPS 07 Jun 2005 -- Emphasizing that the Defense Department has "very high ethical standards," acting Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he expects everyone in DoD to act legally and ethically with every action they deal with.
  • New Launch Date Projected for New Civilian Personnel System AFPS 07 Jun 2005 -- The first phase of the Defense Department's new National Security Personnel System has been adjusted slightly, to later in the fiscal year, NSPS officials told the American Forces Press Service today.
  • Trasncript: Senior leaders speak on future total force initiative AFPN 07 Jun 2005 -- Lt. Gen. Stephen Wood, Air Force deputy chief of staff of plans and programs joined by Brig. Gen. Charles D. Ethredge, deputy to the chief of Air Force Reserve, Brig. Gen. Charles Ickes, deputy director, Air National Guard and Brig. Gen. Allison Hickey, assistant deputy director of strategic planning, met in a media roundtable June 3 here.
  • State-of-the-art carbon dioxide laser speeds up production AFPN 07 Jun 2005 -- A unique tool used to cut parts for all weapons systems supported here brings a whole new meaning to cutting edge technology at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center.
  • USS Safeguard Takes Mother Ship Role in Deployment Navy NewsStand 07 Jun 2005 -- USS Safeguard (ARS 50) visited Changi and Sembawang, Singapore, May 5-15 to take part in exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) '05.
  • Virtual Systems Command Initiates SeaPort-e Contracts Navy NewsStand 07 Jun 2005 -- A quantum step forward in the Virtual Systems (VS) Command initiatives occurred May 31, as the Navy awarded 504 Multiple Award Contracts (MACs) for support services under the Rolling Admission provision of SeaPort-e.
  • Australian Officers Embark Boxer to Prepare for Talisman Saber '05 Navy NewsStand 07 Jun 2005 -- Three Australian naval officers from Maritime Headquarters in Sydney and two army officers from 5 Aviation Regiment in Townsville embarked USS Boxer (LHD 4) May 24 to assist in Navy preparations for Exercise Talisman Saber '05.
  • Eleven Nations Get Underway For BALTOPS 2005 Navy NewsStand 07 Jun 2005 -- Eleven nations' naval units set sail June 5-6 from Ventspils and Liepaja, Latvia, for the 33rd annual maritime Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), co-hosted by the United States and Latvia.
  • CNATTU Oceana Training to Preserve Navy's 'Super' Investment Navy NewsStand 07 Jun 2005 -- The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) stood up the Navy's second Master Training Suite (MTS2) in March at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Va., to train enlisted aviation ratings in the maintenance of the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet.
  • Coast Guard Cutter Bear Kicks off 6th Fleet Deployment Navy NewsStand 07 Jun 2005 -- Approximately 100 Coast Guardsmen aboard USCGC Bear (WMEC 901) began their 2005 deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operation May 22.
  • Curtis Wilbur, ROKN Counter Special Ops Navy NewsStand 07 Jun 2005 -- USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) and the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) kicked off the second exercise of this year's Counter Special Operations Forces Exercise 05-2 (CSOFEX 05-2) May 24

  • Confirm Bolton, Gun Rights Group Urges Senate US Newswire 07 Jun 2005 -- "We urge the United States Senate to confirm promptly the nomination of John R. Bolton as United States Ambassador to the United Nations," John Michael Snyder, Public Affairs Director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA), stated here today.
  • Peace Action: Bolton Exposed as 'U.N.Diplomatic' on Capitol Steps; Photo Available US Newswire 07 Jun 2005 -- With the Capitol as a backdrop, dozens of "U.N.diplomats" stood holding oversized headshots/masks of John Bolton marked "U.N.diplomatic" and an 11 by 2 foot banner exclaiming "Bolton: U.N.diplomatic." in protest of the possible imminent Senate confirmation vote for the position of United Nations Ambassador.

  • State Department Briefing, June 7 Washington File 07 Jun 2005 -- Sudan, North Korea, Bolivia, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel/ Palestinians, U.S. Policy Toward Terrorist Organization; Lebanon; Uzbekistan; China
  • White House Daily Briefing, June 7 Washington File 07 Jun 2005 -- Prime Minister Blair's visit, North Korea, Air Force-Boeing lease deal, climate change, Blair/African aid plan, China/trade, China/Six-Party Talks, Iran, Darfur/Sudan

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Pelosi: President Playing a Shell-Game with Humanitarian Assistance to Africa US Newswire 07 Jun 2005 -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement this evening in response to the announcement this afternoon by President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair of an African emergency famine relief initiative
  • Ethiopian Police Clamp Down on Growing Student Protests VOA 07 Jun 2005 -- Ethiopian police Tuesday raided a technical college in the capital Addis Ababa in a continuing clamp-down on student protests that appear to be spreading.
  • Uzbekistan: Report Cites Evidence Of Government 'Massacre' In Andijon RFE/RL 07 Jun 2005 -- A prominent U.S.-based human rights monitor says the Uzbek government crackdown last month in Andijon amounted to a massacre of innocent civilians.
  • U.S. Maintains Stance On Hizbollah RFE/RL 07 Jun 2005 -- U.S. President George W. Bush's press secretary says that the United States still considers Lebanon's Hizbollah movement a terrorist organization that should be disarmed

  • Orbital Delivers 500th Space And Launch System Orbital Sciences Corp. 07 Jun 2005 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) reached a significant operational milestone late last week when the company delivered its 500th space and launch system since the company was founded 23 years ago. As one of the most active developers of many types of satellites and rocket systems and the clear leader in the market for smaller-sized, more affordable and responsive space systems, Orbital has averaged one product delivery to customers every 17 days since 1982. The pace of operational activity has also been on a steep upward trajectory over the past decade, with 342 of the company’s 500 deliveries taking place in the last 10 years alone, or about one delivery every 10 days since mid-1995.

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