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09 September 2005 Military News

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  • Turkey, U.S. Discuss Combatting Kurdish Rebels In Iraq RFE/RL 09 Sep 2005 -- Top Turkish and U.S. military officers discussed ways today of combating armed Turkish Kurd rebels currently in northern Iraq.
  • Mobilized Customs Inspectors Return from Kuwait, Iraq Navy NewsStand 09 Sep 2005 -- Mobilized Reservists of Naval Expeditionary Logistics Support Force (NAVELSF) Forward Group Oscar returned to Norfolk Sept. 8 from a nearly eight-month deployment after providing support for the Department of Defense's customs inspection mission in Iraq and Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • U.S. Soldier Acquitted In Afghan Detainee's Beating RFE/RL 09 Sep 2005 -- A U.S. military jury has acquitted a U.S. Army reserve soldier of charges in connection with the beating of an Afghan detainee who later died.

  • Transcript: Defense Department Special Briefing 09 Sep 2005 -- Presenter: Brigadier General John P. Basilica, Commander of 256th Brigade Combat Team, Louisiana National Guard, Assigned to Task Force Baghdad, Multinational Corps-Iraq
  • Air Force engineers make home for 82nd Airborne AFPN 09 Sep 2005 -- After a week of sleeping on ponchos inside hangars, nearly 900 Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division can now rest easy in an Air Force tent package thanks to the efforts of Airmen deployed to the 4th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron.
  • Airmen, Soldiers provide hurricane support AFPN 09 Sep 2005 -- Air Force reservists with the 939th Air Refueling Wing here are providing around-the-clock support to airlift the Oregon Army National Guard's 41st Brigade deploying to the area affected by Hurricane Katrina.
  • C-130s to spray for insects in states affected by hurricane AFPN 09 Sep 2005 -- Two C-130 Hercules and 50 Air Force reservists from the 910th Airlift Wing left Youngstown Air Reserve Station on Sept. 8 to fly aerial spray missions in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.
  • AF continues hurricane relief effort in Jackson AFPN 09 Sep 2005 -- After more than a week of 24-hour search and rescue operations from here, HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters switched to flying day missions Sept. 8.
  • AFRC wants hurricane victims to check in AFPN 09 Sep 2005 -- Air Force Reserve Command officials said they are extremely concerned about reservists assigned to New Orleans or Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., who have not contacted their units with their status after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29.
  • Nearly 71,000 Troops Supporting Katrina Relief Efforts AFPS 09 Sep 2005 -- The Defense Department established NORTHCOM in 2002 to consolidate homeland defense and civil support missions previously done by various military organizations under a single unified command.
  • National Guard Aircrews Bring Aid to Mississippians AFPS 09 Sep 2005 -- National Guard soldiers flying helicopters from dawn to dusk are providing a critical air bridge to communities throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
  • Louisiana National Guard Brigade Ready to Join Recovery Efforts AFPS 09 Sep 2005 -- After a year in Iraq, the 256th Brigade Combat Team of the Louisiana National Guard is coming back to the United States to join another fight -- the fight against the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina.
  • Army engineers clear streets after Katrina Army News 09 Sep 2005 -- After Hurricane Katrina, all but three houses on one block in the city of Waveland, Miss., were left in pieces, with rubble up to six feet high.
  • Tortuga Continues Rescue Operations in New Orleans Navy NewsStand 09 Sep 2005 -- The amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) continues to operate on the Mississippi River conducting search and rescue (SAR) missions ashore and providing humanitarian assistance to survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Navy Medicine Provides Relief and Support to Hurricane Katrina Victims Navy NewsStand 09 Sep 2005 -- The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), headquarters of Navy Medicine, is coordinating the Navy's medical support of relief efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.
  • NAVELSF Provides Air Cargo Handling Support for Relief Efforts Navy NewsStand 09 Sep 2005 -- Sailors from three Naval Expeditionary Logistics Support Force (NAVELSF) battalions departed here Sept. 4, bound for Joint Reserve Base (JRB) Fort Worth, Texas, to lend cargo handling expertise and assistance to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
  • Whidbey Island Sailors, Marines Support Hurricane Relief Effort Navy NewsStand 09 Sep 2005 -- Thirty five Sailors from Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2 and more than 200 personnel from Marine Expeditionary Unit Service Support Group (MEUSSG) 24 Joint Task Force (JTF) arrived in the Gulf of Mexico aboard USS Whidbey Island (LSD-41) to assist in Hurricane Katrina Relief Search and Rescue efforts Sept. 5.
  • Navy Preparing To Shelter Military Evacuees Navy NewsStand 09 Sep 2005 -- Navy housing offices across the country are preparing to shelter military members and families displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
  • Reserves Helping With Hurricane Katrina Recovery Navy NewsStand 09 Sep 2005 -- Dozens of Navy Reserve Component (RC) officer and enlisted personnel have volunteered since the end of August for active duty to provide needed help as Navy installations, regions and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNI) respond to the impact of Hurricane Katrina.

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