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05 October 2005 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Capability assessment helps AF prepare for future AFPN 05 Oct 2005 -- Air Force leaders use a future capabilities assessment to assist in planning for 2025 and beyond.
  • Recent changes improve Korea assignment program AFPN 05 Oct 2005 -- Recent policy changes to the Korea Assignment Incentive Pay program allow Airmen to apply for the program before or after their arrival in South Korea.
  • Chief of Staff tells meeting of Army successes Army News 05 Oct 2005 -- Army Chief of Staff Peter Schoomaker delivered the keynote address Tuesday at the Association of the United States Army's luncheon at the Washington Convention Center.
  • Generals discuss battle command improvements at AUSA annual meeting Army News 05 Oct 2005 -- A panel discussed advancements in the battlefield technology Tuesday at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting. Lt. Gen. Steven Boutelle, the Army's chief information officer/G6, led the panel entitled, "Improved Capabilities for Battle Command."
  • USS Camden Ends 38-plus Years of Navy Service Navy NewsStand 05 Oct 2005 -- The fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2) was decommissioned Sept. 29 at Pier Delta at Naval Base Kitsap, ending 38 years of naval service.
  • Division "Spotlight" Program on Stennis Improves Readiness Navy NewsStand 05 Oct 2005 -- USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) is conducting an evaluation program designed to ensure that each division on board is kept ready.
  • CTF 84 Reserve Unit Established Navy NewsStand 05 Oct 2005 -- Commander Task Force (CTF) 84 Navy Reserve Detachment stood up Oct. 1 during a ceremony at the Naval Support Activity (NSA) compound here.
  • Naval Security Group Aligns with NETWARCOM Navy NewsStand 05 Oct 2005 -- The Navy has integrated all of its Information Operations (IO) capabilities under one authority by formally disestablishing Naval Security Group Command (NAVSECGRU) and aligning its personnel and assets under Naval Network Warfare Command (NETWARCOM).

  • Cheney: America 'Won't Wait to Be Hit Again' by Terrorists AFPS 05 Oct 2005 -- U.S. servicemembers fighting in the global war against terrorism are "directly engaging the enemies of the United States" who have considered themselves to be at war with America since long before Sept. 11, Vice President Richard B. Cheney said here today.

  • State Department Briefing, October 5 Washington File 05 Oct 2005 -- State to host international conference on avian influenza, Tajikistan, Central Asia, Iraq, Balkans, Palestinian Authority, Iran, Nicaragua, China/Taiwan
  • White House Daily Briefing, October 5 Washington File 05 Oct 2005 -- Speech on terrorism/preview, Supreme Court/Harriet Miers, new sherpa, Roe versus Wade/litmus test, Iraq, Medicaid for hurricane victims, Social Security, Osama bin Laden, avian flu, Iran/Iraq

Defense Industry

  • Boeing and Lockheed Martin Cooperate in SDB II Competition Boeing 05 Oct 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] have signed an exclusive teaming agreement to compete for the Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) Increment II program.
  • EADS and DRS Technologies to Collaborate on Laser-based Obstacle Warning System for Helicopters EADS 05 Oct 2005 -- EADS and DRS Technologies have agreed to collaborate on U.S. marketing and production of the EADS HELLAS laser-based obstacle warning system that offers unprecedented protection for helicopters against difficult-to-detect obstacles, such as power lines.
  • Boeing and Lockheed Martin Cooperate in SDB II Competition Lockheed Martin 05 Oct 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] have signed an exclusive teaming agreement to compete for the Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) Increment II Program.
  • Northrop Grumman Gulf Coast Facilities Have Re-Opened for Business; All Employees Should Report to Work Northrop Grumman 05 Oct 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) reports that 12,500 employees from its Ship Systems sector workforce of nearly 19,800 have returned to work full time since its Gulf Coast facilities were impacted by Hurricane Katrina. An additional 3,020 employees have made contact with the company and are on various forms of approved leave. Another 3,562 employees have made initial contact with the company but are not working and 715 are not yet accounted for. Production work has resumed on the 11 ships under construction at the facilities in New Orleans, Gulfport and Pascagoula.
  • Sikorsky To Provide Logistics Support for EADS North America UH-145 Bid for U.S. Army LUH Sikorsky 05 Oct 2005 -- Sikorsky Aircraft will provide contractor logistic support (CLS) for the UH-145 as part of EADS North America bid for the U.S. Army's Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) mission. The companies announced the teaming arrangement today at a press conference held at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) in Washington, D.C.
  • CryoSat – Set for launch EADS 05 Oct 2005 -- Cryosat, the first satellite designed to measure polar sea ice, is ready for launch. Developed and built by EADS Astrium for the European Space Agency (ESA), the satellite is due to be launched on 8 October from the Plesetsk cosmodrome by a Eurockot Rockot launch vehicle. Eurockot is a subsidiary of EADS.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Analysis: Lessons Learned - Or Only Identified? By Kenneth Allard 05 Oct 2005 -- "Mobile homes shipped to Mississippi as emergency housing - but with the keys missing. And the now-notorious "ice odyssey" - in which truckloads of the stuff were apparently shipped all over the country but without coming anywhere close to those who desperately needed it. As they try to figure out what went wrong with these and other bungled FEMA responses to the hurricanes, it may be easier for Congress and the administration to throw up their hands and simply place the military in charge of the whole thing"

  • Moscow Warns Swiss Over Adamov Extradition RFE/RL 05 Oct 2005 -- Russia today cautioned Switzerland against extraditing former Atomic Energy Minister Yevgenii Adamov to the United States, suggesting such a step would negatively impact bilateral relations.
  • World: Concern Mounts Over Possible Flu Pandemic RFE/RL 05 Oct 2005 -- International concern is growing over the possible outbreak of an avian influenza (bird flu) epidemic.
  • EGYPT: Presidential election was a false start in democratisation, Crisis Group says IRIN 05 Oct 2005 -- Egypt’s presidential election in September was a “false start” in moves towards greater democracy and the government must do more to ensure that parliamentary elections due in November are free, fair and open to all, the International Crisis Group said.

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