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10 June 2005 Military News

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  • DOD Announces Monthly Recruiting/Retention Numbers 10 Jun 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics by the active and reserve components for the month of May.
  • New Incentives, Marketing Aim to Attract Military Recruits AFPS 10 Jun 2005 -- The Army hopes to introduce new incentives to attract recruits while working to educate parents, teachers and other adults who influence young people's decision to enlist about the long-term benefits of military service.
  • DoD Won't Resort to Draft or Sacrifice Quality to Boost Numbers AFPS 10 Jun 2005 -- Despite recruiting shortfalls for the active Army and all reserve components except the Air Force Reserve in May, defense officials say they will strive to fill the ranks with the highest-quality recruits possible and have no intention of supporting a draft.

  • NORAD Changes to Prevent Another September 11th VOA 10 Jun 2005 -- The September 11th attacks in 2001 changed the way the United States looks at its domestic security. Part of that change was the establishment of a new military command for North America, and a re-focusing of the capabilities of one of the country's primary defense systems, the North American Air Defense Command, headquartered inside a mountain in Colorado.
  • Combatant Command Senior Enlisteds Gather at First Conference AFPS 10 Jun 2005 -- Several U.S. military's highest-placed enlisted warfighters met in Colorado for the first Combatant Command Senior Enlisted Leader Conference recently.
  • War on Terror Won't End With Treaty Signing, Cheney Says AFPS 10 Jun 2005 -- The global war on terror is not the kind of conflict that will end clearly with a treaty signing, Vice President Richard B. Cheney told servicemembers here today.
  • Report: Pilot error caused Predator crash AFPN 10 Jun 2005 -- Pilot error caused the Nov. 24, 2004 crash of an MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle at an undisclosed military installation in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, according to an accident investigation board report released June 10.
  • Airmen join Soldiers taking Kenya military to new heights AFPN 10 Jun 2005 -- As the sun rose June 6, seven Airmen wearing desert flightsuits stood outside the guarded entrance to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport waiting for their passengers.
  • U.S., Singapore Navy Boarding Teams Combine For CARAT Navy NewsStand 10 Jun 2005 -- A combined U.S. Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training event aboard USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) integrated the two navies as they shared maritime security tactics and techniques during exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2005, June 4.
  • Pascagoula Ships Sortie to Evade Tropical Storm Arlene Navy NewsStand 10 Jun 2005 -- USS Thomas S. Gates (CG 51) and USS John L. Hall (FFG 32) got underway from Naval Station Pascagoula, Miss., June 10 in order to evade approaching Tropical Storm Arlene.

  • NATO To Open Center for Training of Iraqi Military Officers Washington File 10 Jun 2005 -- ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR AFGHAN ELECTIONS / SEMINAR IN SOFIA TO ADDRESS WMD PROLIFERATION

  • State Department Briefing, June 10 Washington File 10 Jun 2005 -- Saudi Arabia, Syria/Lebanon, Iran, Bolivia, Mexico, South Korea, Iraq, China, Pakistan
  • White House Daily Briefing, June 10 Washington File 10 Jun 2005 -- Bush/Harvey Rosen, Bush/President Roh's meeting, North Korea, NAACP/new head, medicare, Africa/debt relief, 9/11 Commission, Porter Goss, weaponization of space, Syria/Lebanon

Defense Industry

  • Boeing KC-767A Tanker Makes First Trans-Atlantic Flight, Arrives in Paris Boeing 10 Jun 2005 -- Boeing (NYSE:BA) pilots flew the first Italian Air Force KC-767A advanced aerial refueling tanker on its first flight across the Atlantic Ocean today, for display at the Paris Air Show 2005.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $7 Million for M915 Add-On Armor General Dynamics 10 Jun 2005 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a $7.2 million contract from Israel-based Plasan Sasa for the production of Armor Protection Kits for the U.S. Army’s M915 tactical wheeled vehicle. Deliveries on this contract extend through August 2005.
  • Turkey Orders 12 S-70B SEAHAWK Helicopters Sikorsky 10 Jun 2005 -- Sikorsky Aircraft announced today it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Turkey for 12 new S-70B SEAHAWK helicopters plus an option for five additional helicopters. First deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2008.

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