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29 August 2005 Military News

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  • Commission Wraps Up BRAC Decisions AFPS 29 Aug 2005 -- The Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission wrapped up four days of deliberations in final actions Aug. 26 and 27 by voting to turn Pope Air Force Base, N.C., into an Army airfield and recommending sweeping recommendations to revamp the Air National Guard and consolidate its operations.

  • Aviation Transformation includes new aircraft, upgrades Army News 29 Aug 2005 -- Many changes are in store for Army aviation, beginning with a contract for 368 new Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters.

  • National Guard Responds to Hurricane Katrina AFPS 29 Aug 2005 -- Thousands of National Guard troops from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were on duty today as Hurricane Katrina hammered New Orleans, Gulfport, Miss., and other points on the Gulf Coast with 145-mph winds and torrential rains.
  • Hurricane Response Demonstrates Guard's State, Federal Capabilities AFPS 29 Aug 2005 -- National Guard's solid response to Hurricane Katrina demonstrates that the Guard is still fully capable of responding to stateside emergencies while supporting the war in terror overseas, the chief of the National Guard Bureau told the American Forces Press Service today.
  • Troops ready to assist with Hurricane Katrina Army News 29 Aug 2005 -- More than 5,000 National Guard troops have been activated in four states to assist with recovery operations as 140-mile-per-hour winds of Hurricane Katrina strike the Gulf Coast.
  • Bataan Prepared to Assist in Hurricane Katrina Aftermath Navy NewsStand 29 Aug 2005 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and other U.S. Navy assets are making preparations to provide assistance in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, if needed.

  • Kirtland Pave Hawk accident investigation complete AFPN 29 Aug 2005 -- The Air Force has completed its investigation of the HH-60G Pave Hawk accident May 11 near Angel Fire, N.M., which resulted in the death of an Air Force flight engineer.
  • F/A-22 to begin follow-on operational test, evaluation AFPN 29 Aug 2005 -- The F/A-22 Raptor began follow-on operational test and evaluation Aug. 29.
  • ESG-1 Conducts Successful EOD Exercise with Australian Navy Navy NewsStand 29 Aug 2005 -- The members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 Detachment 7 and EOD Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted training exercises here with the Australian Clearance Diving Teams (AUSCDT) Aug. 15-21.

  • State Department Briefing, August 29 Washington File 29 Aug 2005 -- North Korea/Six-Party Talks, Russia, Iraq, Venezuela, Kosovo, Egypt

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