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25 August 2005 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • BRAC Commissioners Continue Final Deliberations AFPS 25 Aug 2005 -- The Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission began its second day of final deliberations today by approving the Defense Department's recommendation to close Walter Reed Army Medical Center here.

  • Transcript: Special Defense Department Briefing 25 Aug 2005 -- Presenter: Undersecretary of Defense Personnel and Readiness David S.C. Chu, Chief of Naval Personnel Vice. Adm. G.L. Hoewing and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape Delilah Rumburg
  • Improvements Recommended in Academies' Sexual-Assault Prevention AFPS 25 Aug 2005 -- The U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis have been making progress in the prevention and handling of sexual assault and violence, but there are key issues that need to be addressed, a defense task force report released today said.
  • DoD Releases Task Force Report 25 Aug 2005 -- The Department of Defense today released the report of the Defense Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies.

  • Beale's Global Hawk mission extends worldwide AFPN 25 Aug 2005 -- Airman with the 12th Reconnaissance Squadron here are part of the Air Force's only operational Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle unit.
  • New Vice Chairman Shares Views on War, Transformation Priorities AFPS 25 Aug 2005 -- Transforming the military to fight the war on terror is at the heart of the mission for the new vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • IED Conference spotlights 'mine dogs' Army News 25 Aug 2005 -- One of the more promising developments discussed at the Warfighter IED Conference, Aug. 16-17, was the use of mine dogs to defeat improvised explosive devices.
  • First Senior Enlisted Advisor to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Selected 25 Aug 2005 -- Gen. Peter Pace has selected Command Sgt. Maj. William J. Gainey to serve as the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman beginning Oct 1, 2005.
  • USS Boxer Provides Humanitarian Relief IRNA 25 Aug 2005 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), commanded by Capt. Thomas J. Culora, will visit the Marshall Islands Aug. 25-29 to conduct a community outreach program on the island of Majuro, which is home to more than 30,000 people.
  • Safeguard Divers Train Hosts, Celebrate Birthday Navy NewsStand 25 Aug 2005 -- Divers from Philippine Navy special forces and Underwater Construction Team (UCT) received instruction and training aboard USS Safeguard (ARS 50) from divers aboard the rescue and salvage ship shortly after the ship celebrated its 10th birthday Aug. 17.
  • USS Dextrous Crew Constant Prepares for Maritime Security Operations Navy NewsStand 25 Aug 2005 -- The crew of USS Dextrous (MCM 13) got underway Aug. 18 from the Mina Salman pier in Bahrain to conduct sea trials, following a four-month maintenance period.

  • White House Daily Briefing, August 25 Washington File 25 Aug 2005 -- President's schedule, Israel/Palestinian Authority, Iraqi constitution, war on terror, week ahead
  • State Department Briefing, August 25 Washington File 25 Aug 2005 -- Libya, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Korea, China, Iran, Morocoo/Algeria, Israel/Palestinians, United Nations, Pakistan/North Korea

Defense Industry

  • ATK Awarded Contracts Totaling $126 Million for Facility Modernization, Medium-Caliber Ammunition and Propellant ATK 25 Aug 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK), the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition, was recently awarded $126 million of contracts to continue managing and modernizing the Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RAAP), Radford, Virginia, and to produce a variety of medium-caliber ammunition and rocket propellants. If all options are exercised, the total value of the contracts could reach approximately $427 million.
  • EADS obstacle warning system for Royal Thai Air Force EADS 25 Aug 2005 -- EADS has equipped two helicopters, deployed by the Royal Thai Air Force for transporting VIPs, with the HELLAS obstacle warning system. As EADS Defence Electronics announced on Thursday, representatives of the Thai State Ministry and the Royal Thai Air Force have signed the acceptance documents at Lop Buri air force base, approximately 150 kilometres north of Bangkok.
  • RCWS-30 Successfuly Passes Field Trials in Finland, Israel Rafael 25 Aug 2005 -- The Remote Controlled Weapon Station – RCWS 30mm, produced by RAFAEL Armament Development Authority Ltd. has recently completed a series of successful field tests in Finland and in Israel.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Ingushetia Official Injured in Bomb Attack VOA News 25 Aug 2005 -- A top official in southern Russian region of Ingushetia was wounded in an apparent assassination attempt when two blasts struck his motorcade in the region's main city of Nazran.
  • Apparent Assassination Attempt Targets Ingush Premier RFE/RL 25 Aug 2005 -- One person was killed and two others were wounded, including Ingushetia's prime minister, when two powerful bomb blasts rocked the capital of the southern Russian republic today.

  • Syria Hindering Hariri Probe, Bolton Says Washington File 25 Aug 2005 -- The United States August 25 called on Syria to cooperate with the U.N. investigation into the terrorist attack that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.
  • Security Council calls for cooperation with probe of Lebanese ex-Premier murder UN News Centre 25 Aug 2005 -- Underlining its support for the United Nations commission investigating the assassination last February of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the Security Council today reiterated its call for all States and all parties, especially those which have yet to respond adequately, to provide any information that can help solve the crime.

  • EGYPT: Focus on second week of campaigning IRIN 25 Aug 2005 -- After over a week of campaigning the Egyptian people have been greeted to the unfamiliar sight of several different presidential candidates asking for their vote.

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