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30 August 2005 Military News

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  • Guard, NORTHCOM Respond to Hurricane Aftermath AFPS 30 Aug 2005 -- Twenty-four hours after Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast, an estimated 7,500 National Guard troops from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi were on duty today, supporting civil authorities, distributing generators, providing medical care, and setting up shelters for displaced residents.
  • Guard troops to help neighbors combat Katrina Army News 29 Aug 2005 -- Army National Guard Special Forces boat crews were prepared to leave their Florida homes and conduct search and rescue operations in flooded, devastated communities in Mississippi or Louisiana.
  • Keesler, Columbus survive Hurricane Katrina AFPN 30 Aug 2005 -- Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., survived a direct hit by Hurricane Katrina, but initial estimates show it suffered extensive damage to industrial and housing areas.

  • REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT TO COMMEMORATE THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF V-J DAY Washington File 30 Aug 2005 -- President Bush says he has "confidence" in the successful outcome of the global campaign against terrorism, comparing the battle to the struggle faced by the United States and its allies during World War II.

  • New Center Helps Promote Records Classification Review AFPS 30 Aug 2005 -- A government-wide effort to declassify documents that no longer need protecting, including thousands of Defense Department materials, took a big step forward last week with the official opening of the Interagency Referral Center, in College Park, Md.
  • Army Recruiting Campaign Focuses on Prospects, Influencers AFPS 30 Aug 2005 -- Army advertising aimed at parents, teachers, coaches and other adults who influence young people's decisions regarding military service appears to be gaining momentum as part of the overall "Army of One" recruiting campaign, the director of the Army's strategic outreach effort said today.
  • ARH contract signing marks step forward in aviation Army News 29 Aug 2005 -- Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody marked the beginning of a new era in Army aviation Aug. 29 when he signed a ceremonial contract with Bell Helicopter for the Army's $2.2 billion Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter.
  • Dive Casualty Drill Tests EOD Reservists' Response Time Navy NewsStand 30 Aug 2005 -- Divers from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 10 participated in a dive casualty drill as part of a scenario-driven exercise at FUERZAS ALIADAS PANAMAX 2005 in Panama City, Panama, Aug. 4-17.
  • F/A-18 Airframe Logs 6 Million Flight Hours Navy NewsStand 30 Aug 2005 -- The F/A-18 airframe design - which includes Hornet and Super Hornet generations - reached a milestone of having logged six million accumulated flight hours, Aug. 3.
  • Hydro Blast Machinery Revolutionizes Navy's Way of Removing Non-Skid Navy NewsStand 30 Aug 2005 -- USS Essex (LHD 2) took another step to replace the "non-skid" aboard the ship Aug. 26 using a hydro-blast method, a method that is saving valuable man-hours and money during the ship's current selected restricted availability (SRA) period
  • CNE/C6F Warfighting Staff Underway for JFMCC Exercise Navy NewsStand 30 Aug 2005 -- Sailors and Marines from the combined staff of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet (CNE/C6F) are underway participating in an exercise as Joint Forces Maritime Component Commander Europe (JFMCC EUR).
  • GW Leaves Dry Dock Navy NewsStand 30 Aug 2005 -- USS George Washington (CVN 73) (GW) completed an undocking and berthing shift at the Northrop Grumman Newport News (NGNN) shipyard Aug. 30.
  • USS Firebolt Responds to Call for Medical Help Navy NewsStand 30 Aug 2005 -- USS Firebolt (PC 10), conducting maritime security operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf, responded to a call for medical assistance from a local fishing dhow at approximately 8 p.m. (local), Aug. 29.

  • State Department Briefing, August 30 Washington File 30 Aug 2005 -- U.S. Passport office in New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, Palestinian Authority, North Korea, Venezuela, Lebanon, Morocco/Algeria, Iran, United Nations/Millennium Summit, Kosovo, Iraq, arms control

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  • Lebanon: UN probe names intelligence officers as suspects in ex-premier's death UN News Centre 30 Aug 2005 -- The United Nations inquiry into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri identified three former heads of Lebanese intelligence and security agencies and a former member of parliament as suspects in the car bombing that also killed 20 other people, a UN spokesperson said today.
  • Former Lebanese Security Chiefs, Guards Commander Suspects in Hariri Murder Probe VOA 30 Aug 2005 -- Lebanon says three former security chiefs and the commander of the country's Presidential Guards are suspects in the U.N. probe into the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
  • Lebanon Police Arrest Former Security Chiefs VOA 30 Aug 2005 -- Lebanese police have arrested three high-ranking former pro-Syrian security officials for questioning as suspects in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq al Hariri.

  • TANZANIA: Violence must end, Zanzibari political rival say IRIN 30 Aug 2005 -- Presidential candidates from the two main rival political parties in Tanzania's semi-autonomous islands of Zanzibar and Pemba have committed themselves to encouraging their supporters to stop fomenting violence in the run-up to the 30 October elections.

  • EGYPT: Election rules slammed by civil society groups IRIN 30 Aug 2005 -- The issuing of rules and directives for the upcoming Egyptian presidential elections by the Presidential Election Committee (PEC) on 28 August has enraged both the judges and civil organisations hoping to supervise the poll on 7 September.
  • Orbital Receives Contract For Horizons-2 Commercial Communications Satellite Orbital Sciences Corp. 30 Aug 2005 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that Horizons-2 Satellite, LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between PanAmSat Corporation (NYSE: PA) and JSAT Corporation (Tokyo: JSAT), has ordered one geosynchronous (GEO) communications satellite, which will be based on Orbital's industry-leading STARTM small satellite platform. The spacecraft will carry the name Horizons-2 and will be launched into a PanAmSat-licensed orbital slot at 74 degrees West Longitude over the United States. The new order calls for a 22-month on-ground delivery schedule. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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