03 September 2005 Military News
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- IED found, six terrorists detained MNF-I 03 Sep 2005 -- A civilian tip helped Task Force Liberty soldiers find and defuse an improvised explosive device.
- One terrorist killed, one wounded making IED MNF-I 03 Sep 2005 -- A terrorist was killed and another was wounded when the improvised explosive device they were assembling exploded in an Ad Duluiyah home Sept. 1.
- Task Force Liberty Soldiers stop ambush, detain eight in Ad Duluiyah MNF-I 03 Sep 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers stopped an imminent ambush in Ad Duluiyah Sept. 2 and detained the four would-be attackers.
- Coalition Soldiers Capture Insurgents, Destroy Weapons Caches AFPS 03 Sep 2005 -- Acting on multiple intelligence sources and tips from concerned citizens, multinational forces raided a suspected terrorist location east of Al-Amiriyah, Iraq, capturing several terror suspects and destroying a weapons cache Sept. 2, Multinational Force Iraq officials reported today.
- Rebels Set Fire To Iraqi Oil Pipeline RFE/RL 03 Sep 2005 -- Insurgents today set fire to an oil pipeline linking the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk to the Baiji refinery.
- Transcript: Defense Department Briefing on Ongoing DoD Response to Hurricane Katrina 03 Sep 2005 -- Presenter: Lt. Gen. Joseph Inge, deputy commander, U.S. Northern Command
- Transcript: Defense Department Briefing on Ongoing National Guard Response to Hurricane Katrina 03 Sep 2005 -- Presenter: Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum, chief, National Guard Bureau
- More Active, Guard Troops Join Katrina Response AFPS 03 Sep 2005 -- President Bush announced today the deployment of 7,000 more active-duty forces to support hurricane relief operations along the hurricane-devastated Gulf Coast.
- Gulf Coast Evacuees Find Relief at Maxwell AFPS 03 Sep 2005 -- As more than 300 active-duty and reserve airman assigned to Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., return from deployments in the Middle East in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, their fellow Keesler airmen and families displaced by the hurricane are among those seeking shelter here.
- Military Leaders Describe Recovery Mission AFPS 03 Sep 2005 -- The relief effort under way along the Gulf Coast will probably be remembered as "the greatest disaster recovery effort in our nation's history," the deputy commander for U.S. Northern Command told Pentagon reporters today.
- Evacuations from New Orleans Continue as Troops Deliver Relief Supplies VOA 03 Sep 2005 -- Hurricane victims continue to be evacuated from New Orleans, after being stranded for days in squalid conditions in the flood-ravaged city.
- Rescue, Relief Efforts Continue in US Gulf States VOA 03 Sep 2005 -- Military vehicles with food and supplies continued to flow into New Orleans, as the exodus continues from the city devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
- Bush Sending 7,000 More Troops to Katrina-hit Region VOA 03 Sep 2005 -- President Bush is sending more federal troops to help restore order in areas hit by Hurricane Katrina.
- More National Guard Troops Arrive In Gulf States For Rescue Mission VOA 03 Sep 2005 -- The Pentagon has sent more than 30,000 National Guard troops to support Katrina relief and public order work in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
- Air Combat Command Airmen provide hurricane relief AFPN 03 Sep 2005 -- More than 500 combat engineers, communication specialists, medics and helicopter crews from Air Combat Command are providing relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
- Airmen provide communications capabilities AFPN 03 Sep 2005 -- Several Airman from the 5th Combat Communications Group left their families here Sept. 1 to provide communications capabilities for servicemembers in the devastated Gulf Coast region.
- Hurricane-affected Airmen to redeploy AFPN 03 Sep 2005 -- More than 300 active-duty and Reserve Airmen deployed from Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., will return early from their deployments to attend to their families' needs and aid in base recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
- Lackland Airmen turn office areas into living spaces AFPN 03 Sep 2005 -- Airmen from nearby Lackland Air Force Base turned a building of office cubicles into living spaces Sept. 2 for as many as 2,500 people displaced from Hurricane Katrina.
- Aeromedical evacuation hub established at Lackland AFPN 03 Sep 2005 -- Patients from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport are now being flown to Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, where a hub has been established to support Hurricane Katrina aeromedical evacuation operations.
- Truman Continues Preparations to Aid Hurricane Relief Navy NewsStand 03 Sep 2005 -- Phase two of USS Harry S. Truman's (CVN 75) involvement in Joint Task Force (JTF) Katrina began at dawn Sept. 2 with a refueling at sea (RAS).
- NH Pensacola Deploys Additional Relief to Storm-Ravaged Gulf Coast Navy NewsStand 03 Sep 2005 -- Six Hospital Corpsmen were sent Sept. 1 to relieve personnel at the Naval Support Activity New Orleans and Naval Air Station Belle Chasse health clinics.
- Four Navy Health Clinics Hit by Katrina 'Partially Operational' Navy NewsStand 03 Sep 2005 -- Four of Naval Hospital Pensacola's five Gulf Coast branch health clinics in New Orleans and Mississippi, which faced the brunt of Hurricane Katrina, are "partially operational," the hospital's engineer reported Sept. 3.
- Comfort Departs to Aid Katrina Refugees Navy NewsStand 03 Sep 2005 -- Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) set sail for the Hurricane Katrina-affected region of the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 2 in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's effort to provide medical support and humanitarian aid for victims of the recent natural disaster.
- Truman Prepares to Provide Water to U.S. Gulf Coast Navy NewsStand 03 Sep 2005 -- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) left her home port of Norfolk, Va., Sept. 1, and is now on her way to the Gulf Coast to act as the afloat forward support base for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
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- After recovery, Keesler's future uncertain AFPN 03 Sep 2005 -- Hurricane Katrina tried to give Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., a knockout blow. But though it left a huge path of destruction in its wake -- it did not succeed.
- Fuel Shortage Stalls Troop Deployment To Darfur VOA 03 Sep 2005 -- The African Union says it is temporarily suspending the deployment of troops to Sudan's troubled Darfur region because of a fuel shortage.
- Israeli Military to Complete Gaza Pullout by September 15 VOA 03 Sep 2005 -- The Israeli military says it will complete its withdrawal from the Gaza Strip by September 15, but warned it will strike the territory hard if Israel comes under attack.
- Putin Orders Probe of Beslan Massacre of 2004 VOA 03 Sep 2005 -- In Moscow, President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russia's top prosecutor, General Vladimir Ustinov, to investigate last year's hostage crisis at Beslan, a town where more than 330 children and adults died in a bloody confrontation between militants and Russian forces.
- Nepal Rebels Call Truce, Seek United Opposition to King VOA 03 Sep 2005 -- Communist rebels waging a violent, decade-long insurgency in Nepal have announced a unilateral three-month cease-fire.
- Lebanon Issues New Arrest Warrants in Hariri Probe VOA 03 Sep 2005 -- A Lebanese judge has issued formal arrest warrants against four generals suspected of involvement in the February assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
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