07 September 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 07 Sep 2005 [PDF] [Incorrectly labeled "AS OF: Sep 6, 2005"]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
- ONE SOLDIER KILLED IN ACCIDENT
- Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers find car bomb, 3 terror suspects MNF-I 07 Sep 2005 -- An Iraqi-U.S. Army cordon-and-search operation in west Baghdad led to the discovery of a vehicle-carried improvised explosive device in the early-morning hours of Sept. 6.
- Coalition Forces rescue hostages MNF-I 07 Sep 2005 -- At approximately 11:20 a.m. Sept. 7, Coalition Forces rescued American Roy Hallums and an Iraqi citizen from captivity in an isolated farm house located 15 miles south of Baghdad .
- Air strike destroys terrorist safe house MNF-I 07 Sep 2005 -- Coalition Forces conducted an air strike against an al-Qaida terrorist safe house in the western city of al-Jaramil Sept 7, further disrupting terrorist sanctuaries and activities in Iraq .
- Predator strike footage available on DVIDS MNF-I 07 Sep 2005 -- Multi-National Force - Iraq has released footage of an unmanned aerial vehicle strike on terrorists.
- Soldier Killed in Accident; Air Strike Destroys Terrorist Safe House AFPS 07 Sep 2005 -- One U.S. soldier was killed in a non-combat-related accident at about 6:30 p.m. local time today at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq, military officials reported.
- At Least Nine Iraqis Killed in Car Bombing VOA 07 Sep 2005 -- In Iraq Wednesday, US troops rescued an American contractor kidnapped more than 10 months ago, while a car bomb explosion in the southern city of Basra claimed more Iraqi lives.
- Hostage Released In Iraq RFE/RL 07 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. military say coalition forces have freed a U.S. contractor kidnapped in Iraq in November.
- Iraqi Army Takes Control of Najaf; U.S. Soldier Killed by IED AFPS 07 Sep 2005 -- A ceremony celebrating the transfer of authority of Forward Operating Base Hotel in Najaf, Iraq, and the anniversary of the end of hostile activities in Najaf was held at the base Sept. 6, military officials reported.
- Fighting Reported Across Iraq RFE/RL 07 Sep 2005 -- U.S. military jets bombed targets in Iraq near the Syrian border on 6 September where Al-Qaeda has reportedly expanded its presence.
- At Least Two Killed In Al-Basrah Explosion RFE/RL 07 Sep 2005 -- An explosion targeted a convoy today in the southern Iraqi city of Al-Basrah, damaging a vehicle and apparently killing at least two Westerners, believed to be private security guards.
- NAVHOSP Bremerton Staff Depart for Kuwait Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2005 -- Nearly 40 staff members from Naval Hospital Bremerton left here Sept. 4 bound for the U.S. Military Hospital in Kuwait, where they will serve for approximately six months in direct support of combat operations in Iraq.
- Afghan Police, Coalition Forces Find Weapons Caches, IEDs AFPS 07 Sep 2005 -- Afghan and coalition forces collected a number of weapons caches and disarmed several improvised explosive devices Sept. 6 across the southern and eastern parts of Afghanistan, military officials reported
- 82nd Airborne platoon beats off Taliban ambush Army News 07 Sep 2005 -- The ambush had just begun when Lt. Robert Williams saw a flash and felt the impact of a rocket-propelled grenade hit the armor plating on the turret of his vehicle.
- Taliban Claims Suicide Blast In Southern Afghanistan RFE/RL 07 Sep 2005 -- A provincial official says an explosives-packed car blew up today in Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province, causing casualties.
- Afghanistan Explosion Kills Four RFE/RL 07 Sep 2005 -- A vehicle exploded today in Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province, killing three people inside and a passerby.
- Transcript: Defense Department Special Briefing on Pentagon's Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts 07 Sep 2005 -- Presenter: Lieutenant General Joseph Inge, Deputy Commander, U.S. Northern Command
- AMC aircraft, people continue hurricane relief efforts AFPN 07 Sep 2005 -- the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Air Mobility Command has moved thousands of military support people, civilian emergency responders and evacuees, and has delivered tons of emergency equipment and supplies supporting relief operations.
- Communication units deploy to support hurricane relief AFPN 07 Sep 2005 -- Airmen from Air Combat Command headquarters and the Air National Guard deployed during the Past several days to provide around-the-clock service and support to the areas in the Gulf Coast ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
- Little Rock AFB hub for international Katrina aid AFPN 07 Sep 2005 -- The first international aid for Hurricane Katrina victims touched down in Arkansas on Sept. 5, and more international flights are on the way.
- PJs airlift those devastated by Hurricane Katrina AFPN 07 Sep 2005 -- Nearly 3,000 people have been airlifted out of the New Orleans area and taken to local care centers in the arms of 374th Expeditionary Rescue Group pararescuemen.
- AFMC provides assistance in Katrina's aftermath AFPN 07 Sep 2005 -- When disaster struck the Gulf Coast states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida in the form of Hurricane Katrina, Air Force Materiel Command stood up its crisis action team to assist with relief efforts to the region.
- Combat communications squadron hooks up tent city AFPN 07 Sep 2005 -- One combat communications squadron convoyed more than 600 miles to provide support to an Air Force tent city here.
- Helicopter mission changes as rescue tempo slows AFPN 07 Sep 2005 -- As the forced evacuation of New Orleans continues, Air Force helicopter crews here are flying fewer rescues and conducting more ferry missions from evacuee collection points.
- Military Response to Katrina Intensifies AFPS 07 Sep 2005 -- The 60,000 U.S. military forces on the ground in the hurricane-decimated Gulf Coast region are carrying out President Bush's priorities
- Marines Continue Search for Katrina Survivors AFPS 07 Sep 2005 -- More than 1,000 Marines who hurried to the storm-stricken Gulf Coast are continuing their search for residents still in need of rescue and life-saving sustenance after Hurricane Katrina plunged much of New Orleans under water, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force officials reported.
- Federal Troops Won't Enforce Mandatory Evacuations AFPS 07 Sep 2005 -- Federal troops continue to deploy to the area ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, but active-duty forces will not participate in the mandatory evacuation order issued by local authorities in New Orleans, a senior military officer involved in the operations said today.
- Sealift Command Charters Cruise Ships to House Evacuees AFPS 07 Sep 2005 -- Along with thousands of active-duty and National Guard troops, several commercial passenger ships are also reporting to duty to support hurricane-relief efforts along the Gulf Coast, U.S. Northern Command officials announced.
- Deployed Louisiana Guardsmen Ready to Support Katrina AFPS 07 Sep 2005 -- Members of the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Brigade Combat Team are preparing to turn their attention to hurricane-relief operations when they return from their deployment in Iraq, their commander said.
- Guard medics treat seniors in Gulfport Army News 07 Sep 2005 -- Forty-two aircraft, making six or more trips a day, are flying out of the Gulfport/Beloxi Air Guard base.
- 13th COSCOM joins almost 60,000 troops in Katrina relief Army News 07 Sep 2005 -- Soldiers of the 13th Corps Support Command from Fort Hood, Texas, are deploying to New Orleans this week in support of Joint Task Force Katrina.
- Gulfport Seabees, Medical Personnel Launch in Support of Hurricane Relief Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2005 -- Seabees from Gulfport and Port Hueneme, Calif., launched Sept. 5 on an expedition to New Orleans in an effort to help the area recover from Hurricane Katrina.
- Seabees Support JTF Katrina Operations Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2005 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 has deployed 265 Seabees to the U.S. Gulf Coast as a part of Joint Task Force Katrina recovery operations, in support of Federal Emergency Management Agency efforts.
- Over 63,000 Military Personnel Join Hurricane Relief Efforts Washington File 07 Sep 2005 -- More than 63,000 U.S. soldiers are participating in the relief effort in New Orleans and along the U.S. Gulf Coast, a Defense Department spokesman says.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Army Transformation to Mean Less Stress on Soldiers, Families AFPS 07 Sep 2005 -- The Army's shift to a modular force made up of smaller, more rapidly deployable units will not only improve warfighting capabilities, but will reduce stress on soldiers and their families, the secretary of the Army said.
- NEPMU-6 Sailors Return from Deployment Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2005 -- The last three Sailors from Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit (NEPMU) 6 on deployment returned here Aug. 29.
- NMCBs 4, 22 Participate In Operation Bearing Duel Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2005 -- More than 1,000 Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCB) 4 and 22 participated in Operation Bearing Duel Aug. 15 to Sept. 1.
- Central Asia: U.S. Embassy Says No Plans To Open Military Base In Turkmenistan RFE/RL 07 Sep 2005 -- Since last month articles have been circulating that the United States planned to use a military base in Turkmenistan to replace the base in Uzbekistan that the government has asked the U.S. to leave.
- Top US Commander Pacific Suggests China Might Be Spending Too Much on Military Buildup VOA 07 Sep 2005 -- The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, Admiral William Fallon - on a visit to China - suggests that Beijing's ongoing military buildup might be too extensive for a country not facing any outside threats.
- State Department Briefing, September 7 Washington File 07 Sep 2005 -- Statement on Status of New Orleans Passport Office/Recovery of Materials/Possible Delay of Passport Issuance Due to Hurricane DamageContinuing Efforts to Locate Department of State Employees from Passport Office, Iraq, Iran, Israel/Palestinian Authority, China, Egypt, Hurricane Katrina, North Korea
- White House Daily Briefing, September 7 Washington File 07 Sep 2005 -- Update on progress after Hurricane Katrina, supplemental request, response efforts
- EADS supports German elements of NATO Response Force 7 with command and control system EADS 07 Sep 2005 -- EADS has been awarded a contract by the Federal Office for Information Management and Information Technology of the Bundeswehr (IT-Amt Bw) to equip the German elements of the multinational NATO Response Force 7 (NRF7) with approximately 150 FAUST equipment sets. These are to be installed in various types of vehicle, including WOLF, DURO and FUCHS, which will then be delivered to the Franco-German Brigade for the implementation of their NRF7 assignment in 2006.
- EADS command, control and reconnaissance systems successfully complete first sea acceptance test for Finnish fast patrol boats EADS 07 Sep 2005 -- Within the scope of the Squadron 2000 Programme, in the Baltic in mid-August the Finnish Navy carried out the first sea acceptance of EADS command, control and reconnaissance systems. These modern marine systems, which have been supplied to Finland and integrated by EADS, consist of the Advanced Naval Combat System ANCS, the TRS-3D radar and the Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar MSSR 2000 I. This friend-foe interrogator now operates reliably on board the Finnish Squadron 2000 vessel Hamina. After the summer break, the first of four fast patrol craft can therefore enter operational service as planned. Equipping of the other three vessels will take place before the end of 2006.
- EADS joins Northrop Grumman KC-30 Advanced Tanker Team EADS 07 Sep 2005 -- EADS has joined Northrop Grumman as team mate and principal subcontractor on the Northrop Grumman KC-30 advanced tanker bid for the United States Air Force’s next generation aerial refuelling aircraft.
- ELECTRICAL POWER FLOWS INTO FIRST LOCKHEED MARTIN F-35 Lockheed Martin 07 Sep 2005 -- The first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter came alive with electrical power today, as technicians at Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] in Fort Worth initiated “power-on” – the incremental process of testing the aircraft’s circuits, electronic components and wiring. The event was completed on schedule.
- Lockheed Martin Awarded U.S. Navy Contract to Upgrade MH-60 Helicopter Communications Capabilities Lockheed Martin 07 Sep 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a $50.8 million U.S. Navy contract to improve the communications capabilities of the MH-60R and MH-60S multimission helicopters.
- Northrop Grumman to Compete in U.S. Air Force KC-135 Tanker Replacement Program Northrop Grumman 07 Sep 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that it will compete as the prime contractor for the U.S. Air Force's next-generation air refueling tanker.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Upgrade Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18s with LITENING Advanced Targeting Pod Northrop Grumman 07 Sep 2005 -- The Royal Australian Air Force announced today that they have selected Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) third-generation LITENING Advanced Targeting (AT) system for its F/A-18 Hornet aircraft upgrade program.
- UN Says Shaky Security in Darfur Hinders Humanitarian Aid VOA 07 Sep 2005 -- The United Nations reports banditry, looting and fighting in Sudan's western Darfur region have disrupted the distribution of humanitarian aid
- UN mission in Sudan says AU will increase security to allow humanitarian work UN News Centre 07 Sep 2005 -- After several instances of armed men looting humanitarian assistance in the troubled Darfur region of western Sudan, the African Union (AU) has agreed that its peacekeeping forces will increase security in designated areas, the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) said today.
- SUDAN-UGANDA: Salva Kiir pledges support against the LRA IRIN 07 Sep 2005 -- Sudanese First Vice-President Salva Kiir assured Uganda on Wednesday of his cooperation in the fight against the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), which operates from bases in both countries.
- Palestinian Gunmen Kill Former Gaza Security Chief VOA 07 Sep 2005 -- Palestinian gunmen shot and killed the former Gaza security chief early Wednesday, an incident sure to heighten fears about growing lawlessness in Gaza.
- Annan recommends extending mission mandate in Ethiopia, Eritrea until next March UN News Centre 07 Sep 2005 -- United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has recommended that the Security Council extend the mandate of the peacekeeping mission stationed between Ethiopia and Eritrea until mid-March and has called on the international community to intensify its effort to bring the two Governments together after their border war.
- ANGOLA: UNITA calls on govt to address acts of intimidation in provinces IRIN 07 Sep 2005 -- As Angola prepares to stage its first post-war poll there are growing concerns over incidents of politically-motivated violence between supporters of the country's major parties.
- SOUTH AFRICA : VIP protection troops in Burundi to be withdrawn, says govt IRIN 07 Sep 2005 -- South Africa is to withdraw over 300 troops protecting political leaders in Burundi following peaceful elections last month.
- DRC: UN enlarges its mission during election period IRIN 07 Sep 2005 -- The UN Security Council on Monday authorised the temporary deployment of additional personnel and equipment to the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the country's general elections due in 2006.
- Uzbekistan: Andijon And The 'Information War' RFE/RL 07 Sep 2005 -- The horrific violence that struck Andijon in May unfolded in the space of 24 hours.
- EGYPT: ‘Irregularities reported’ during election IRIN 07 Sep 2005 -- Egypt witnessed its first ever contested presidential elections on Wednesday, with more than 32 million eligible voters choosing a leader from 10 candidates.
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