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07 October 2005 Military News

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  • DoD Announces Issuance of Reimbursement Policy 07 Oct 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today the issuance of a policy and procedures for reimbursing members of the armed forces for privately purchased protective, safety or health equipment for Operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom as required by Public Law 108-375, section 351.

  • US Senate Approves Defense Spending Bill VOA 07 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. Senate Friday unanimously (97-to-0) approved a $445 billion defense spending bill that includes money for continued military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a provision to streamline the Pentagon's interrogation procedures for military prisoners and detainees.

  • Exercise Stresses Need to Cooperate in Bosnia AFPS 07 Oct 2005 -- The experiences of hurricanes Katrina and Rita hammered home the need for people all over the United States to aid one another.
  • New Supply-Tracking System Gets Items to Troops Faster AFPS 07 Oct 2005 -- Defense Department officials know they'll save taxpayers money with the new "radio frequency identification" tracking system.
  • Bonhomme Richard Enters Drydock in San Diego Navy NewsStand 07 Oct 2005 -- Multipurpose Amphibious Assault Ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (BHR) entered a floating drydock at General Dynamic's National Steel and Shipbuilding Company Oct. 1 for an extended maintenance period.
  • Swift's Back and Forth Efforts Pay Off Navy NewsStand 07 Oct 2005 -- The Navy's high-speed vessel Swift (HSV 2), homeported at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va., played a major role in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in September.
  • SURFLANT Endorses Investigation Into McFaul-Churchill Collision Navy NewsStand 07 Oct 2005 -- Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (CNSL), Rear Adm. Michael Nowakowski endorsed Rear Adm. Raymond Spicer's, commander, Carrier Strike Group 12, report of the investigation into the collision between USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and USS McFaul (DDG 74) Oct. 3.
  • Senate Learns of U.S. Military Partnerships in Africa Washington File 07 Oct 2005 -- The American military is more dedicated now than ever before to helping Africans deal with security concerns that threaten their stability and hard-won economic gains, says Marine General James Jones, commander of the U.S. European Command (EUCOM).
  • Edwards, DARPA explore new C-17 capability AFPN 07 Oct 2005 -- Soaring 6,000 feet above the sun-baked California desert, a pair of Edwards aircraft -- a C-17 Globemaster III shadowed by a C-12 Huron observer aircraft -- carried out an unusual mission with an even more unusual cargo recently.
  • Moseley: C-17 'worth weight in gold' in Pacific AFPN 07 Oct 2005 -- Basing C-17 Globemaster IIIs in Hawaii will boost Pacific Air Force's airlift capabilities in the region, the Air Force chief of staff said Oct. 6.
  • Cope Thunder exercise begins AFPN 07 Oct 2005 -- Cope Thunder 06-1 participants are using the 62,000 square miles of airspace at this remote base to "fly, fight and win" during Pacific Air Force's premier combat airpower exercise.
  • Reserve wing welcomes change to flying mission AFPN 07 Oct 2005 -- The 445th Airlift Wing received its first of 11 C-5 Galaxy aircraft Oct. 3.
  • Barksdale joins Bright Star 2005 AFPN 07 Oct 2005 -- Airmen here recently engaged in a unique international exercise -- Bright Star 2005.
  • Air Warfare Center changes names to USAF Warfare Center AFPN 07 Oct 2005 -- The Air Warfare Center here officially changed its name Oct. 1 to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center.
  • Iraq commander: Reserve, Guard at 'ramming speed' Army News 07 Oct 2005 -- The former commanding general of Multi-National Corps-Iraq gave his assessment of the difference between the active and reserve-component Soldiers he commanded.

  • US to Block NATO Ties for Serbia, Croatia Until Arrest of War Crimes Figures VOA 07 Oct 2005 -- A key State Department official said Friday, the United States will block NATO membership or partner relations with Serbia-Montenegro and Croatia until top Balkans war crimes figures are brought to justice.

  • U.S., Kyrgyzstan Discuss Arms Control RFE/RL 07 Oct 2005 -- A senior U.S. diplomat has held talks in Bishkek with Kyrgyz Prime Minister Felix Kulov.

  • Iran Unconcerned By U.S.-Funded Azerbaijani Radars RFE/RL 07 Oct 2005 -- A senior Iranian official said today it has no concerns over the planned construction of a U.S.-funded radar station north of its border with Azerbaijan.

  • State Department Briefing, October 7 Washington File 07 Oct 2005 -- Dr. ElBaradei/IAEA/Nobel Peace Prize award, IAEA/three-term rule, Avian Flu, Indonesia, North Korea, Iraq, China, Mexico/Central America
  • White House Daily Briefing, October 7 Washington File 07 Oct 2005 -- Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, hurricane relief, Karl Rove, homeland security, Greenspan successor, economy, refineries, war on terror, Iran, avian flu, Middle East

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  • Northrop Grumman Receives U.S. Air Force Military Support Contract Northrop Grumman 07 Oct 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract to expand the U.S. Air Force's staff of qualified mission-support personnel for technical and engineering support and for increased air defense of the United States.

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