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20 June 2005 Military News

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  • Coast Guard Ready to Meet Security Requirements, Commandant Says AFPS 20 Jun 2005 -- To meet post-Sept. 11 security responsibilities, the United States Coast Guard has crafted and is implementing a transformation policy to ensure America's coastlines and waterways are safe, the Coast Guard's top official said June 17.
  • Fort Leonard Wood Communities Prepare for Growth AFPS 20 Jun 2005 -- The communities surrounding Fort Leonard Wood are preparing for the growth anticipated due to upcoming base realignments and the return of forces from Europe and Korea to stateside bases -- and applying important lessons they learned from the past.
  • Pak, US navies to conduct joint wargames from 22 IRNA 20 Jun 2005 -- Pakistan and US navies will conduct a joint exercise in the North Arabian Sea from June 22, it was announced here on Monday by US and Pakistani naval officials.
  • Weather forecasters provide support in Kosovo AFPN 20 Jun 2005 -- The forecasters, who are deployed from California and Kentucky Air National Guard units, provide weather support as "force multipliers" to allow the brigade to accomplish its missions safely, effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Granite Thunder 2005 rocks New Boston AFPN 20 Jun 2005 -- A van lies on its side at the edge of a road where two men sprint from the scene into the nearby woods.
  • Indian Springs renamed Creech Air Force Base AFPN 20 Jun 2005 -- Nearby Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Air Field officially changed its name to Creech Air Force Base on June 20 in honor of Gen. Wilbur L. "Bill" Creech.
  • Premier air mobility competition kicks off AFPN 20 Jun 2005 -- Brig. Gen. David S. "Scott" Gray kicked off the Rodeo 2005 competition with those words June 19 when Rodeo participants and observers gathered on the flightline here for the opening ceremony.
  • Army, Navy Team Up on Boxer Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2005 -- The Australian army and the U.S. Navy are working side by side for four intensive weeks during Exercise Talisman Saber 2005 in June.
  • Swedish Submarine Expected To Enhance Navy's Antisubmarine Warfare Primacy Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2005 -- The Swedish attack submarine HMS Gotland arrives in San Diego June 23 and will begin a one-year bilateral training effort with the U.S. Navy's antisubmarine warfare (ASW) forces.
  • Bonhomme Richard Sailors, Marines Enjoy Hawaii Port Visit Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2005 -- USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (BHR) pulled into Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, May 25 for a three-day port visit on the return leg of its 2004-2005 Western Pacific deployment.
  • NCIS Director Recognizes Special Agents in Bahrain Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2005 -- The director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) recognized several special agents and an investigator from the NCIS Middle East Field Office June 15, for their achievements in Iraq.
  • Boxer, JPJ Visit Townsville Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2005 -- USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) and USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrived June 8 in the heart of North Queensland, Australia, for a four-day port visit in the city of Townsville, where the ships made preparations for their involvement in Exercise Talisman Saber 2005.
  • Vinson Strike Group Responds to Distress Call Navy NewsStand 20 Jun 2005 -- While conducting maritime security operations in the Persian Gulf June 11, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) received a distress call over bridge-to-bridge radio from the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Henif at approximately 8:20 a.m. requesting medical assistance for a crew member.

  • US Senate to Vote on UN Ambassador Nominee VOA 20 Jun 2005 -- President Bush is urging Senate Democrats to stop blocking the nomination of John Bolton to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and allow an up-or-down vote on the Senate floor later Monday.

  • State Department Briefing, June 20 Washington File 20 Jun 2005 -- Afghanistan, Burma, Iran, Syria, Department/Rice's schedule, Lebanon, Israel/China, Vietnam, North Korea, Nepal, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Mexico, Zimbabwe
  • White House Daily Briefing, June 20 Washington File 20 Jun 2005 -- European Union, John Bolton/nomination, Iraq, Vietnam, second term agenda, Osama bin Laden, Pakistan, detainees, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, North Korea, Downing Street Memo, tax reform

Defense Industry

  • General Dynamics Awarded $141 Million to Upgrade Abrams Tanks General Dynamics 20 Jun 2005 -- The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $141 million contract to upgrade 60 M1A2 Abrams tanks to the latest System Enhancement Package (SEP) configuration (M1A2 SEP).
  • General Dynamics Awarded $5 Million to Develop Automated Storage and Retrieval System for U.S. Navy General Dynamics 20 Jun 2005 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a $4.8 million contract from the Advanced Technology Institute (Charleston, S.C.) through the Office of Naval Research (Arlington, Va.) to develop a land-based demonstrator of technology for the Automated Storage and Retrieval System, an automatic warehouse system designed to be used aboard ships.
  • Raytheon and U.K. Ministry of Defence Sign $16.5 Million RaPID Contracts Raytheon 20 Jun 2005 -- Raytheon Company and the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, Defence Logistics Organisation, today signed a series of contracts for Raytheon Partnering in Defence (RaPID) that over the next 13 years will reduce the cost of ownership of Raytheon munitions used in the Royal Air Force inventory.

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