09 September 2005 Military News
- 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.
Defense Policy / Programs
- BRAC Panel Sends Final Report to President AFPS 09 Sep 2005 -- The Base Realignment and Closure Commission delivered its final report, outlining its recommendations for reshaping the Pentagon's infrastructure and force structure plan, to President Bush late Sept. 8.
- Edwards' testers 'propel' Hurricane Hunters through Katrina AFPN 09 Sep 2005 -- It has been labeled the greatest disaster in this nation's history by government officials.
- Air Force reservists fight fires in Idaho AFPN 09 Sep 2005 -- Two specially equipped C-130 Hercules and 29 reservists from here are helping squelch forest fires in Idaho.
- Navy Recruiting Adjusts to Katrina Devastation Navy NewsStand 09 Sep 2005 -- A week after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast Aug. 29, Navy Recruiting personnel from the disaster area and all over the country are working together to help pick up the pieces, bring back some normalcy to their lives and resume their mission.
- NMCI High-Speed Remote Access Delivery Begins Navy NewsStand 09 Sep 2005 -- The Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) marked a milestone in August as it began delivery of a product that laptop users across the enterprise have been eagerly awaiting: high-speed remote access.
- Hunter Standoff Killer Demonstration a Success Navy NewsStand 09 Sep 2005 -- The Hunter Standoff Killer Team (HSKT) advanced concept technology demonstration (ACTD) is a step closer to demonstrating combined-force interoperability after successful test events here April 19 and Aug. 17.
- NAVFAC Washington Improves Utilities Services at Indian Head Navy NewsStand 09 Sep 2005 -- In August, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington began work on improving a number of utility services at Indian Head and Stump Neck Annex here.
- Mayport Ships Prepare for Tropical Storm Ophelia Navy NewsStand 09 Sep 2005 -- As a precautionary measure, U.S. Navy ships home ported here got underway Sept. 8 in anticipation of possible impacts from Tropical Storm Ophelia.
- Serbia-Montenegro: What's Behind The 'Robbery Of The Century'? RFE/RL 09 Sep 2005 -- Serbia and Montenegro has been rocked in recent weeks by a scandal involving corruption in the Defense Ministry
- White House Daily Briefing, September 9 Washington File 09 Sep 2005 -- Hurricane relief, Iraq, terrorism
- ATK Helps Air National Guard Rush "Scathe View" Technology into Service to Aid in Search and Rescue Efforts Along Gulf Coast ATK 09 Sep 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) and the Air National Guard worked in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina to use "Scathe View" technology to assist Air National Guard search and rescue (SAR) missions.
- Lockheed Martin Deploys First of Two Satellites Supporting Space-Based GPS Navigation Services for FAA Lockheed Martin 09 Sep 2005 -- A satellite that will enable future air navigation enhancements has been deployed for Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]. The payload is the first use of the GPS L5 civil navigation frequency for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and supports a move toward satellite-based navigation to make air traffic management safer, more reliable and more accurate. It also is the first deployment of this technology for civil aviation use in North America.
- NWDA And BAE SYSTEMS Launch Regional Initiative BAE Systems 09 Sep 2005 -- Today, 9 September, the Right Honourable Jack Straw, Foreign Secretary and MP for Blackburn, helped the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and BAE Systems launch a joint initiative aimed at sustaining and maximising the world class aerospace industry within the North West.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 09 Sep 2005
- Somali President Denies Rising Tension, Foreign Troops VOA 09 Sep 2005 -- Somalia's president is eager to play down fears of a surge in fighting, a day after U.N. aid workers were evacuated from parts of the country amid threats by militia leaders
- SOMALIA: UN official urges restraint amid rising tension IRIN 09 Sep 2005 -- The UN Secretary-General's special envoy for Somalia urged members of the split transitional government to exercise restraint on Thursday amid reports of militia movement in the town of Jowhar, where the president and the prime minister are based.
- COTE D IVOIRE: October elections "not possible", Annan IRIN 09 Sep 2005 -- In a new blow to hopes for an imminent peace in Cote d'Ivoire, UN chief Kofi Annan has said that key elections slated to heal the nation's strife cannot technically take place as scheduled on 30 October.
- DRC: General says dissident officer creating rebel force IRIN 09 Sep 2005 -- Laurent Nkunda, a dissident army general from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in the process of recruiting a rebel force in the territory of Masisi, less than 100 km north of Goma, the provincial capital of North Kivu, according to the army commander in the region, Gabriel Amisi.
- Colombia Proposes to Meet Rebels to Discuss Hostages VOA 09 Sep 2005 -- Colombia is awaiting a response to its offer to hold talks with the country's main leftist rebel group to discuss a possible exchange of jailed rebels for hostages.
- Israel to Complete Gaza Pullout by Tuesday VOA 09 Sep 2005 -- Israeli forces are completing their withdrawal from Gaza with the last soldier expected to be out by Tuesday - slightly ahead of schedule.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SPEAKERS OF PARLIAMENTS United Nations 09 Sep 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON DPI/NGO CONFERENCE United Nations 09 Sep 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UN OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIME United Nations 09 Sep 2005
- Belize-Guatemala Accord Aims To Resolve Territorial Dispute Washington File 09 Sep 2005 -- Belize and Guatemala have signed an agreement, brokered by the Organization of American States (OAS), aimed at deepening relations between the two countries while they continue trying to resolve a long-standing territorial dispute.
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