02 September 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 02 Sep 2005 [PDF]
- Two Task Force Baghdad Soldiers killed
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: Defense Department Special Briefing on Operations In Iraq 02 Sep 2005 -- Presenter: Army Lieutenant General John Vines, Commander of Multinational Corps-Iraq and Commander General of the 18th Airborne Corps
- Only Small US Troop Increase for Iraqi Referendum VOA 02 Sep 2005 -- The second ranking U.S. commander in Iraq says he expects only a small increase in the number of U.S. troops in the country for next month's constitutional referendum, because the new Iraqi security forces will take the lead in providing security.
- AFGHANISTAN: Electoral observation effort gearing up IRIN 02 Sep 2005 -- With a little over two weeks to historic parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, tens of thousands of observers are set to monitor the internationally-supported poll, the joint UN-Afghan electoral body announced this week.
- U.S. Soldier, Afghan Interpreter Killed in Attack AFPS 02 Sep 2005 -- A U.S. soldier and an Afghan interpreter were killed in a small-arms fire attack Sept. 1 south of Deh Chopan, in Afghanistan's Zabul province.
- RFE/RL Afghanistan Report, Volume 4, Number 25 2 September 2005 -- AFGHANISTAN'S ELECTION PROCESS / FEMALE AFGHAN CANDIDATE DISCUSSES DEVELOPMENT NEEDS / EU OBSERVER MISSION HEAD 'HOPEFUL' ABOUT SEPTEMBER ELECTIONS / UN ENVOY WARNS VIOLENCE COULD DISRUPT POLLS / THIS WEEK IN AFGHANISTAN'S HISTORY
- Transcript: Defense Department Special Briefing on Efforts to Mitigate Infrastructure Damage from Hurricane Katrina 02 Sep 2005 -- Presenter: Lieutenant General Carl Strock, Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Chief of Engineers
- Full-Scale Defense Department Hurricane Response Continues AFPS 02 Sep 2005 -- Military support for the Hurricane Katrina response focused today on continuing to evacuate people stranded along the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast and getting food, water and medical care to the storm's victims.
- Civil engineers provide hurricane relief at Keesler AFPN 02 Sep 2005 -- The Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency here is assisting in hurricane recovery efforts at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
- AMC response groups establish airfield operations for hurricane relief AFPN 02 Sep 2005 -- In support of massive relief operations to help victims of Hurricane Katrina, several elements of the Air Mobility Command Contingency Response Group deployed to Louisiana and Mississippi Aug. 30 and 31 to establish air mobility operations.
- Minot helicopter flight supports hurricane relief efforts AFPN 02 Sep 2005 -- Four 54th Helicopter Flight Airmen and one UH-1N Huey helicopter departed here early Sept. 2 en route to Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., to assist in the Hurricane Katrina disaster response.
- EMS team deploys to New Orleans AFPN 02 Sep 2005 -- Airmen with the 375th Medical Group here deployed to hurricane-ravaged New Orleans on Sept. 1 to provide additional medical support to relief agencies already present in the area.
- Hurricane Hunters rebound, gear up for next storm AFPN 02 Sep 2005 -- For a week and a half, Air Force Reserve Command's Hurricane Hunters from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flew in and out of Hurricane Katrina around the clock gathering data.
- Little Rock, Tyndall, Guard Bureau helping evacuees AFPN 02 Sep 2005 -- As recovery efforts continue in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Air Force bases are opening their doors to help evacuees.
- Maxwell serves as staging facility for hurricane operations AFPN 02 Sep 2005 -- As evacuees continue to surge here fleeing the devastating affects of Hurricane Katrina, officials are bracing for the 1,300 Keesler Air Force Base training students expected here Sept. 3.
- AF support missions intensify after wake of Hurricane Katrina AFPN 02 Sep 2005 -- As thousands flee in a mass exodus from Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, hundreds of Airmen nationwide are flocking to the region to help recover from Hurricane Katrina's devastation.
- NAVFAC's Mobile Utilities Experts Support Katrina Relief Efforts Navy NewsStand 02 Sep 2005 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command's (NAVFAC) Mobile Utilities Support Equipment (MUSE) technicians deployed Aug. 31 to Gulfport, Miss., where they will assess damage and urgent utility needs for Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport.
- NH Jacksonville Medical Team Deploys To Aid Hurricane Victims Navy NewsStand 02 Sep 2005 -- Eighty-four medical personnel from Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville, Fla., boarded buses to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., Sept. 1 to rendezvous with USS Bataan (LHD 5).
- NMCB 40 Seabees Deploy to Support Hurricane Katrina Recovery Navy NewsStand 02 Sep 2005 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 40 began deploying a detachment of 125 personnel to Gulfport, Miss., Sept. 1 to provide humanitarian assistance and conduct debris removal in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.
- Navy Deploys Amphibious Hovercraft to Transport Relief to Katrina's Victims Navy NewsStand 02 Sep 2005 -- Supported by local merchants' donations, Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City (NSWC PC) rallied personnel Aug. 31 to load Landing Craft, Air Cushion, (LCAC) with food and fresh water for transport to residents devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
- NAVSEA Assists Gulf Coast Shipyards After Hurricane Katrina Navy NewsStand 02 Sep 2005 -- Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) military and civilian personnel are assisting in the damage assessment and clean-up of the Gulf Coast shipyards after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
- CNI Discusses Support for Sailors in the Aftermath of Katrina Navy NewsStand 02 Sep 2005 -- In a Sept. 2 interview, Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNI) Rear Adm. Christoper E. Weaver discussed the Navy's initiatives to ensure support is available for Sailors and family members affected in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
- NAVFAC Engineers Assist Gulf Coast Military Installations Navy NewsStand 02 Sep 2005 -- Civil Engineer Corps officers and civilian engineers from Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington departed Sept. 1 for the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast to help restore the area's military installations.
- Truman En Route to U.S. Gulf Coast in Support of Hurricane Relief Operations Navy NewsStand 02 Sep 2005 -- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) departed its homeport of Norfolk, Va., Sept. 1 in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state disaster relief operations following the massive devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
- AIRPAC Helicopters Support Hurricane Relief Navy NewsStand 02 Sep 2005 -- Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) (HSL) 43, HSL-47 and HSL-49 departed Naval Air Station North Island Sept. 1 to assist with Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts.
- Seabee Hurricane Recovery Force to Reach 3,000 Navy NewsStand 02 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. Navy Seabees are currently deploying additional personnel to the Gulf Coast to help with Hurricane Katrina recovery operations.
- Army Engineer Corps Working To Assist Recovery from Katrina Washington File 02 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seized with a sense of urgency as it fans out across the U.S. Gulf Coast area devastated by Hurricane Katrina to do whatever it can to help the area recover from the one-two punch of a Category 4 hurricane and the ensuing flooding.
- Army Undertakes Special Planning Effort Army News Release 02 Sep 2005 -- The Army announced today it is undertaking special planning to address the needs of the 256th Brigade Combat Team, Louisiana Army National Guard, which will begin its redeployment from Iraq in the forthcoming weeks.
- Hotlines up for Soldiers, families hit by hurricane Army News 02 Sep 2005 -- Families of Deployed Army National Guard Soldiers affected by Hurricane Katrina are asked to call 1-888-777-7731 so that Guard members can be informed of their family's situation.
- More Soldiers deploy to help with hurricane relief Army News 02 Sep 2005 -- Thousands of National Guard and active-duty Soldiers from across the nation are deploying to the Gulf coast to help with Hurricane Katrina recovery operations.
- AER to help hurricane victims Army News 02 Sep 2005 -- For those Soldiers, active and retired, and their family members who have been affected by Hurricane Katrina, Army Emergency Relief will assist with short-term needs such as food, lodging, clothing, gas, and other financial needs such as rent deposits and bill payment.
- Aviators rescue hundreds of Katrina evacuees Army News 02 Sep 2005 -- Florida Army National Guard aviators have transported nearly 600 evacuees from areas hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi.
- Guard Pours Into Gulf Region, Engineers Focus on Draining New Orleans AFPS 02 Sep 2005 -- As National Guard vehicles forded floodwaters in downtown New Orleans today delivering critical relief supplies and helping law enforcement officials restore order, workers from the Army Corps of Engineers were focused on draining the city and repairing gaps in its levee system.
- Convoys of Much-Needed Aid Arriving for Hurricane Victims in New Orleans VOA 02 Sep 2005 -- Thousands of National Guard troops are in New Orleans to bring desperately needed food and supplies to the flood-ravaged city and evacuate tens of thousands of people stranded in worsening sanitary conditions.
- National Guard Deploying to New Orleans Amid Violence VOA 02 Sep 2005 -- U.S. National Guard troops have been pouring into New Orleans to stop looting and violence that has broken out in the city since Hurricane Katrina hit.
Defense Policy / Programs
- General Mosley swears in as Air Force's 18th chief of staff AFPN 02 Sep 2005 -- Gen. T. Michael Moseley was sworn in as the Air Force's 18th chief of staff in a ceremony here Sept. 2 that also featured the retirement of Gen. John P. Jumper after 39 years of service.
- Commodore Miranda Leads Coalition Task Group 58.1 in Pesian Gulf Navy NewsStand 02 Sep 2005 -- Capt. Hank Miranda relieved Royal Australian Navy Capt. Stu Mayer as commander, Task Group (CTG) 58.1 Aug. 13.
- Boxer Departs Marshall Islands Following COMREL Projects Navy NewsStand 02 Sep 2005 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), departed Majuro, the capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Aug. 29 after completing several community service programs and volunteer projects on the island.
- Theodore Roosevelt CSG Deploys in Support of Global War on Terrorism Navy NewsStand 02 Sep 2005 -- The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG), along with Carrier Air Wing 8, departed Norfolk, Va., September 1 in support of the global war on terrorism.
- General Dynamics Completes Acquisition of Itronix Corporation General Dynamics 02 Sep 2005 -- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) today completed its acquisition of Itronix Corporation, a Spokane, Washington-based provider of wireless, rugged mobile computing solutions. Plans to acquire the company were announced on August 3; terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition is accretive to General Dynamics.
- Northrop Grumman Delivers First Data-Link Plug-and-Play LITENING Advanced Targeting Pods to U.S. Marine Corps Northrop Grumman 02 Sep 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps 17 "plug-and-play" LITENING Advanced Targeting (AT) pods (used by pilots to identify targets) that utilize any standard data link and video/data recorder to pass data to ground- and air-based users. This plug-and-play technology enables the Marines to adapt their current LITENING pods and data-link capabilities to specific missions without the need for aircraft modifications.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 02 Sep 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT United Nations 02 Sep 2005
- In Liberia, UN envoy asks presidential candidates to keep campaign peaceful UN News Centre 02 Sep 2005 -- The chief of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia has said it will react robustly to any attempt to disrupt the electoral process before or after polling day in October and expects the results of the elections to be respected.
- Russia: Beslan Mothers To Meet Putin At Kremlin RFE/RL 02 Sep 2005 -- Mothers and other relatives of victims of the Beslan school hostage massacre met with Russian President Vladimir Putin today (2 September) at the Kremlin.
- Israel Freezes Plans to Expand West Bank Settlement VOA 02 Sep 2005 -- Israel's deputy prime minister says Israel has frozen plans to expand its largest West Bank settlement near Jerusalem.
- Sudan's New Parliament to Push for Darfur Peace Deal VOA 02 Sep 2005 -- Sudan's parliament is meeting for the first time this week since the January peace deal to end the country's 21-year civil war.
- DRC: AWOL soldiers return to base IRIN 02 Sep 2005 -- One of two army battalions in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that the military reported as missing on 26 August, may not have been absent; while the other battalion has since returned to its barracks, Defence Minister Adolphe Onusumba said on Thursday.
- UZBEKISTAN: Trial of Andijan accused to start in September IRIN 02 Sep 2005 -- The trials of people involved in the 13 May unrest in the eastern city of Andijan later this month, in which up to 1,000 people were killed according to rights groups, are set to begin later this month.
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