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10 August 2005 Military News

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Current Operations

Defense Policy / Programs

  • DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for July 10 Aug 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics by the active and reserve components for the month of July.
  • July Recruiting, Retention Figures Reflect Continued Success AFPS 10 Aug 2005 -- A fresh supply of recent high school graduates, more recruiters and more enticing enlistment incentives are being credited with the Army's second straight successful month of meeting its recruiting goals, according to the Defense Department's acting deputy undersecretary for military personnel policy.

  • Rhein-Main transition on track AFPN 10 Aug 2005 -- The more than $465-million project to return Rhein-Main Air Base to Germany by Dec. 31 is "on track," the Rhein-Main Transition Program chief said.
  • Aeromedical Evacuation Improvements Saving Lives AFPS 10 Aug 2005 -- Better training, more advanced equipment and aeromedical evacuation procedures that are constantly being improved are helping save thousands of lives of troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, Air Force medical officers told the American Forces Press Service during a Pentagon interview.
  • Army awards 'Warrior' long-range UAV contract Army News 10 Aug 2005 -- The Army has awarded a $214-million contract for development of an Extended-Range Multi-Purpose unmanned aerial vehicle named the "Warrior."
  • USS Santa Fe Departs for Western Pacific Navy NewsStand 10 Aug 2005 -- Friends and family members waved goodbye to the submariners of USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) as the Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered attack submarine departed from its homeport of Pearl Harbor Aug. 9.
  • Wasp Successfully Completes Underway Demonstration Navy NewsStand 10 Aug 2005 -- The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) successfully completed the final phase of its engineering department's Underway Demonstration June 23, a major step toward making the ship deployable under the new Fleet Response Plan (FRP).
  • Air Traffic Control Modernization Reaches Major Milestone Navy NewsStand 10 Aug 2005 -- The Department of Defense's National Airspace System Modernization Program is proving its mettle on both sides of the Atlantic after recently going into full-rate production.
  • U.S. Base In Kyrgyzstan To Replace Closing Uzbek Base RFE/RL 10 Aug 2005 -- U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Stephen Young said today that some of the duties of the U.S.- led coalition operating in Afghanistan that were previously performed at the coalition base in Uzbekistan will be transferred to the Manas base in Kyrgyzstan.

  • White House Daily Briefing, August 10 Washington File 10 Aug 2005 -- President's schedule, North Korea, economy, Iraq, Bush meets Rumsfeld August 11 to discuss foreign policy
  • State Department Daily Briefing, August 10 Washington File 10 Aug 2005 -- Iraq, Iran, Cyprus, Israel/Palestinians, Mauritania, Turkey/Iraq, Colombia

Defense Industry

  • Two Boeing X-45As Complete Graduation Combat Demonstration Boeing 10 Aug 2005 -- Two Boeing [NYSE: BA] Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems (J-UCAS) X-45A unmanned aircraft successfully completed a graduation exercise when they flew their most challenging simulated combat mission today at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
  • General Dynamics, Carroll County, State of Maryland Partner to Build Production and Operations Center General Dynamics 10 Aug 2005 -- General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS), a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics Land Systems, has collaborated with the Carroll County Industrial Development Authority and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development to build a new manufacturing facility in the Westminster Technology Park. Approximately 135 jobs over four years will be created with this expansion. Groundbreaking on the 150,000-square-foot facility was Aug. 9 and the new building is projected to open in the second quarter of 2006. General Dynamics Land Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
  • Northrop Grumman to Deploy Two More Global Hawks in Global War on Terrorism Northrop Grumman 10 Aug 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to deploy two production RQ-4A Global Hawk aerial reconnaissance systems early this fall. The air vehicles will join an advanced concept technology demonstration version of the Global Hawk currently in theater supporting the global war on terrorism.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • GUINEA-BISSAU: Vieira officially declared president IRIN 10 Aug 2005 -- Guinea-Bissau's electoral commission on Wednesday formally declared one-time military ruler Joao Bernardo "Nino" Vieira the president of the small West African country, dismissing his challenger's claims that last month's ballot had been fraudulent.
  • Turkey Pledges More Democracy for its Minority Kurds VOA 10 Aug 2005 -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to press ahead with reforms for his country's large Kurdish minority in line with Turkey's drive to join the European Union



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