08 June 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 08 Jun 2005 [PDF]
- SOLDIER KILLED BY IED
- INDIRECT FIRE KILLS TWO 42ND INFANTRY DIVISION SOLDIERS
- TASK FORCE LIBERTY SOLDIER KILLED BY IED IN AD DWAR
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- 1-9 FA discovers enormous cache in Zafaraniya factory MNF-I 09 Jun 2005 -- A stockpile of materials used to make explosives was discovered June 5 by 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, at a factory in Northern Zafaraniya .
- 1-64 AR Soldiers nab targeted terror suspect, 6 others MNF-I 09 Jun 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers captured seven terror suspects, including a man specifically targeted for terrorist activities, and weapons and seized bomb making materials in a series of combat operations conducted in east Baghdad June 6.
- IEDs, Indirect Fire Kill Four Soldiers in Separate Incidents AFPS 08 Jun 2005 -- Improvised explosive devices killed two soldiers In Iraq, and two other soldiers were killed by indirect fire in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, military officials in Baghdad reported today.
- Seabees Upgrade Facilities at Camp Moreell, Provide Training Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- Sailors from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 stationed at Camp Moreell have been busy building, upgrading and expanding facilities on camp since their arrival April.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Rumsfeld Signs Pre-positioning Agreement With Norway AFPS 08 Jun 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and his Norwegian counterpart today signed an agreement here to allow U.S. Marines to pre-position military equipment in Norway
- BRAC Communities Regained 90 Percent Of Lost Jobs, Official Says AFPS 08 Jun 2005 -- Redevelopment efforts have created more than 115,000 new jobs nationwide in communities affected by the last four base realignment and closure actions, a senior Defense Department official said here this week.
- Hagee: Adaptable Tactics Helping to Defeat 'Thinking Enemy' AFPS 08 Jun 2005 -- America's armed forces face a "thinking enemy" on the battlefield, and defeating it demands adaptable tactics and a fast application of lessons learned, the commandant of the Marine Corps said here today.
- NATO's Iraqi, ISAF Training Site in Norway Hosts Rumsfeld Visit AFPS 08 Jun 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today visited NATO's Joint Warfare Center here, where Iraqi troops and international forces in NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan have trained.
- Myers Says Cooperation Key Against Extremists AFPS 08 Jun 2005 -- The nation's top military officer stressed the role international relationships play in the struggle against violent extremists in remarks here today.
- DoD Working to Increase Tricare Access for Reserve Components AFPS 08 Jun 2005 -- The Defense Department has made "tremendous efforts and strides" to meet the needs of Reserve and Guard servicemembers who now qualify for health-care coverage under the Tricare program, the program manager said today during an interview on Fox News.
- Air Force leaders testify on IG tanker lease report AFPN 08 Jun 2005 -- The Air Force's two most senior leaders testified June 7 on Capitol Hill about the Service's efforts to recapitalize its fleet of refueler aircraft.
- Grand Forks, Eielson key to Air Force Future Total Force AFPN 08 Jun 2005 -- If the Base Realignment and Closure recommendations released in May are approved, Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., and Eielson AFB, Alaska, will see some changes.
- Report: Flight control system problem caused F/A-22 crash AFPN 08 Jun 2005 -- A flight control system problem caused an F/A-22 Raptor to crash on the runway at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., on Dec. 20, according to an Air Force report released June 8.
- ESGIMA Capabilities Maintain Mission Readiness for Kearsarge Strike Group Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) is demonstrating its ability to sustain its mission readiness, as well as the mission readiness of the entire Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), through its role as an Expeditionary Strike Group Intermediate Maintenance Activity (ESGIMA).
- Air Speed Aims to Quicken Pace on Kitty Hawk Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) completed a two-week training period June 4 on a Navywide initiative called "Air Speed" that will greatly simplify the process of naval aircraft maintenance.
- CTF 150 Coalition Warships Intercept Drug Smugglers Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- A coalition effort involving ships from Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150, under British Commodore Anthony Rix, Royal Navy, led to the seizure of more than 2.3 tons of hashish here in international waters June 4.
- USS Gonzalez Wards Off Attack on Civilian Mariners in Indian Ocean Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), currently operating as part of Task Force 51 in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, helped ward off an attack on motor vessel Tigris June 6 in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia.
- VQ-2 Scheduled for Homeport Change Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 2 will relocate from Rota, Spain, to Whidbey Island, Wash., effective Sept. 1.
- Maritime Security Operations: A Critical Component for Security and Stability Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- In an interview June 1, the commander of combined maritime forces provided an update on the impact of maritime security operations (MSO) in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) area of responsibility.
- Talisman Saber Ships Stop in Townsville Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- USS Boxer (LHD 4), commanded by Capt. Thomas J. Culora, USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), commanded by Cmdr. Andrew F. Cully, and USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), commanded by Cmdr. Brad Smith, arrived in Townsville, Australia, June 8 in order to prepare for their upcoming biennial exercise, Talisman Saber 2005, a joint exercise between U.S. and Australian forces.
- Singapore Navy Fires Missiles at USN-Launched Target Drones Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) successfully fired Barak and Mistral missiles at U.S. Navy-launched aerial target drones during an inbound missile exercise in the South China Sea June 7.
- USS Taylor Returns Home Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- USS Taylor returned to Naval Station Mayport, Fla., June 6 after completing a six-month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism in the Mediterranean.
- Australian Forces Embark Boxer Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2005 -- More than 80 Australian army, navy and air force service members embarked USS Boxer (LHD 4) in Darwin, Australia, May 30 through June 1 in preparation for Exercise Talisman Saber 2005.
- White House Daily Briefing, June 8 Washington File 08 Jun 2005 -- Mid-Session Review/economic forecast, Patriot Act, Bush/Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's meeting, Iraq, climate change, ElBaradei third term at IAEA, Guantanamo Bay
- State Department Briefing, June 8 Washington File 08 Jun 2005 -- OAS declaration, North Korea, Israel/Palestinians, Sudan, United Nations, Guantanamo Bay, Uzbekistan, IAEA, Iran, Bolivia, Ethiopia, South Korea, Aruba, Bolton, Iraq
- U.S Lawmakers Debate Iraq, Aid to Egypt, Other International Issues VOA 08 Jun 2005 -- Iraq, U.S. foreign assistance, nuclear proliferation, and human rights were among issues debated (Wednesday) during consideration by the House (of Representatives) International Relations Committee of legislation to fund the U.S. State Department and foreign assistance programs.
- First Boeing 767 Aircraft for Japan Tanker Program Arrives in Wichita Boeing 08 Jun 2005 -- The first Boeing (NYSE:BA) 767 airplane for the Japan Tanker Program arrived in Wichita today for conversion into a KC-767 tanker, the world's most advanced aerial refueling tanker.
- Boeing Delivers Fourth C-40B to Air Force Boeing 08 Jun 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] delivered the fourth C-40B, a 737-700 aircraft based on the Boeing Business Jet, to the U.S. Air Force.
- CACI Awarded $73 Million Contract to Support U.S. Naval Aviation Readiness CACI 08 Jun 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a three-year, $73 million prime contract by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Patuxent River, Maryland to support the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) and the Naval Aviation Readiness Integrated Improvement Program (NAVRIIP).
- Lockheed Martin Successful in Additional Dual Mode Guided Bomb Tests for U.S. Navy Lockheed Martin 08 Jun 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully completed additional flight tests of its Dual Mode Guided Bomb (DMGB) at the U.S. Navy’s China Lake test range recently. The weapons were released from Navy aircraft and maneuvered through controlled flight and target impact as planned, achieving mission success.
- Raytheon Awarded $260 Million Contract for BMDS Radar Contractor Logistics Support Raytheon 08 Jun 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a contract by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) radars. The contract has a potential value of $260 million over the five-year period of performance.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 08 Jun 2005
- Kashmiri Separatists See Breakthrough in Peace Negotiations VOA 08 Jun 2005 -- Separatist leaders from Indian-ruled portions of the Kashmir region say there are strong indications India and Pakistan are moving toward a negotiated settlement of the long-running dispute over the divided Himalayan territory.
- Israel to Implement Gaza Pullout despite Growing Opposition VOA 08 Jun 2005 -- Israel is promising to implement its pullout from Gaza on schedule this summer, despite a lack of cooperation from Jewish settlers.
- UGANDA: Museveni extends olive branch to LRA leader IRIN 08 Jun 2005 -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni pledged on Tuesday to forgive the leader of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Joseph Kony, if he gave up fighting and came out of the bush.
- DRC: Mayi-Mayi attacks displace 1,700 in Katanga IRIN 08 Jun 2005 -- At least 1,700 people have fled villages in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Katanga Province following attacks by Mayi-Mayi militiamen, a UN official told IRIN on Tuesday.
- US, France Help Lebanon Investigate Reporter's Killing VOA 08 Jun 2005 -- The United States and France are working with Lebanese authorities investigating the murder of a prominent anti-Syrian journalist in Lebanon last week.
- Piracy Alert Issued for Ships Sailing off Somali Coast VOA 08 Jun 2005 -- The International Maritime Bureau has issued a piracy alert to ships passing off the coast of Somalia.
- TOGO: Unity government stalls as president rejects opposition demands IRIN 08 Jun 2005 -- Attempts to establish a government of unity in the wake of Togo's disputed presidential elections stalled after new President Faure Gnassingbe rejected opposition demands prior to joining.
- Togolese President Rejects Proposals for Unity Government VOA 08 Jun 2005 -- Togo's President, Faure Gnassingbe, has rejected terms opposition leaders are demanding for a new government of national unity. Regional heads of state have been pushing for a government that would include the opposition to put an end to months of political turmoil, following the death of Mr. Gnassingbe's long-ruling father.
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