24 September 2005 Military News
- TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIER KILLED IN IED ATTACK
- U.S. Soldiers Capture Terrorists, Thwart Terrorist Acts in Iraq AFPS 25 Sep 2005 -- U.S. soldiers have maintained the offensive in Iraq and have stopped ongoing terrorist activities and captured numerous terrorist suspects in recent days, military officials said.
- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers foil roadside bombers MNF-I 24 Sep 2005 -- A 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division Soldier, observing a main road north of Baghdad, foiled the efforts of two roadside bombers in the late night hours of Sept. 22.
- Task Force Liberty names terrorist killed in Ad Duluiyah MNF-I 24 Sep 2005 -- One of the individuals killed Sept. 23 in Ad Duluiyah was Jabbar Ateyia Saud, a member of the City Council.
- Taliban Militants Storm Southeast Afghan Prison RFE/RL 24 Sep 2005 -- Two people were killed overnight when Taliban militants tried unsuccessfully to storm a prison and police station in southeastern Afghanistan.
- Air Force Evacuates Thousands; Crews, Aircraft Standing By AFPS 24 Sep 2005 -- As part of a comprehensive, government-led hurricane-relief effort, the U.S. Air Force evacuated nearly 2,000 Gulf Coast residents from the path of Hurricane Rita Sept. 22.
- Fort Sam Houston Serves as FEMA Forward Base AFPS 24 Sep 2005 -- Six days ago the Army Medical Department Center and School and Fort Sam Houston here began to mobilize personnel and resources in preparation for Hurricane Rita.
- Fifth U.S. Army Supports Rita Relief Operations AFPS 24 Sep 2005 -- Joint Task Force Rita has been established here to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency as they support state and local authorities in response to Hurricane Rita, which came ashore this morning packing 120 mph winds near the southeastern tip of Texas.
- Bush Visits Military Hurricane-Relief Hub at U.S. Northern Command AFPS 24 Sep 2005 -- President Bush today visited U.S. Northern Command to see military personnel in action as they dealt with humanitarian issues surrounding the landfall of Hurricane Rita.
- Bush: U.S. Military at Forefront of Protecting Americans From Rita AFPS 24 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. military is working closely and proactively with federal and state government agencies to save lives and property threatened by Hurricane Rita, President Bush said today in his weekly radio address.
- Search and rescue missions underway AFPN 24 Sep 2005 -- A combined search-and-rescue team with helicopters and HC-130 Hercules aircraft flew its first mission Sept. 24, combing the Texas Gulf Coast for Hurricane Rita victims.
- Civil Air Patrol plays key role in hurricane disaster relief AFPN 24 Sep 2005 -- With Hurricane Rita having passed through Texas and Louisiana, Civil Air Patrol units from the two states are working to provide aerial damage assessments, transporting officials and supplies, and conducting search and rescue missions.
- McGuire unit returns from Hurricane Rita mission AFPN 24 Sep 2005 -- Twenty members of McGuire Air Force Base's 621st Contingency Response Wing deployed to Beaumont, Texas, Sept. 22 to assist hurricane evacuation efforts for more than 1,900 people at the Southeast Texas Regional Airport.
- Bataan Returns Home After Hurricane Relief Efforts Navy NewsStand 24 Sep 2005 -- The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) returned to her homeport at Naval Station Norfolk Sept. 23 after a 66-day underway period in support of Fuerzas Aliadas PANAMAX 2005 and 19 days in support of Joint Task Force Katrina search, rescue and relief efforts in the New Orleans and Gulfport and Biloxi, Miss., areas.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Historic C-9 heads to Andrews for retirement AFPN 24 Sep 2005 -- The last remaining active-duty Air Force C-9 Nightingale received a red carpet farewell Sept. 20 when it departed for Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
- Colombian Rebels Accept Venezuela's Peace Talk Offer VOA 24 Sep 2005 -- Colombia's second-largest rebel group has accepted an offer from neighboring Venezuela to facilitate peace talks between the guerrillas and the Colombian government.
- Israeli Air Strikes Against Militants in Gaza Kill At Least 2 VOA 24 Sep 2005 -- At least two Palestinian militants have been killed in an Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip, as violence escalates less than two weeks after the Israeli pullout.
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