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14 October 2005 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Cope Thunder supply mission diverse AFPN 14 Oct 2005 -- As aircraft lift from the flightline and roar into the low-lying clouds, two 353rd Combat Training Squadron supply liaisons are busy helping customers with the supply process.
  • New Command to Streamline Reserve Medical Management AFPS 14 Oct 2005 -- A new Army Reserve command that streamlines the way medical forces are trained and managed is slated to stand up this weekend in Pinellas Park, Fla.
  • Army Reserve to activate ARMEDCOM Army News 14 Oct 2005 -- The largest medical command in the Army will activate Oct. 16 in a ceremony at the Army Reserve Center in Pinellas Park, Fla.
  • Meeting the Challenge of a New Era; CNO Releases 2006 Guidance Navy NewsStand 14 Oct 2005 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen released his 2006 Guidance for the Navy Oct. 14.
  • Ghostriders Finish Last Major Underway Aboard USS Mount Whitney Navy NewsStand 14 Oct 2005 -- The NATO exercise Destined Glory (Loyal Midas) 2005, which ran from Sept. 29 to Oct. 14 in the Thyrrenian Sea near Sardinia, marked the end of an era for Helicopter Combat Support Squadron (HC) 2, Detachment 1, the Ghostriders, as their last major underway period.
  • Hospital Ship Comfort Returns to Baltimore Navy NewsStand 14 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returned to Baltimore's Canton Pier Oct. 13, following a six-week hurricane relief mission to the U.S. Gulf Coast region.
  • Renovation to Kitsap Submarine Service Pier Complete Navy NewsStand 14 Oct 2005 -- A $39 million renovation to the service pier located on the waterfront of Naval Base Kitsap at Bangor concluded with a formal ribbon cutting Oct. 3 in one of the new support buildings on the pier.
  • Cryptology Officers Get New Name, Boss Navy NewsStand 14 Oct 2005 -- Those in the Navy Cryptology officer community were designated 'Information Warfare Officers' in May to reflect their roles in managing, moving and protecting information.

  • White House Daily Briefing, October 14 Washington File 14 Oct 2005 -- Pakistan earthquake, Karl Rove/leak investigation, Harriet Miers, Wounded soldier debt, Iraq referendum, Video conference with troops, Emergency preparedness, Immigration, CPI, Canada
  • State Department Briefing, October 14 Washington File 14 Oct 2005 -- Travel of Karen Hughes to Southeast Asia, Zimbabwe, Sudan/Darfur, United Kingdom, China, North Korea, Macedonia, Iraq, Venezuela, Cyprus

Defense Industry

  • General Dynamics Awarded $223 Million Contract for First Trimaran Littoral Combat Ship Construction General Dynamics 14 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. Navy today awarded a Bath Iron Works-led team a $223 million contract for the detailed design and construction of an innovative, trimaran-hull Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) as part of its newest ship class. The team will complete the design and construct a high-speed, networked, 127-meter surface combatant ship for delivery to the Navy in October 2007. This award is an option of a contract awarded in July 2003. Bath Iron Works is a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
  • First Northrop Grumman-Built Standardized Command Posts Complete, Being Fielded to Army's 1st Cavalry Division Northrop Grumman 14 Oct 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) rolled out the U.S. Army's first two high-tech command post systems, built under the Standardized Integrated Command Post System program, today. Over the next nine months, Northrop Grumman will build 48 command post platforms (CPP) for fielding to the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.
  • Alcatel Alenia Space-built Syracuse 3A military communications satellite successfully launched Thales 14 Oct 2005 -- Alcatel Alenia Space applauds the successful launch of the next-generation military communications satellite Syracuse 3A. The satellite was launched by an Ariane 5 rocket during the night of October 13th to 14th, 2005 at 00:32 am (Paris time) from the Guyana Space Center, in Kourou. This satellite was built by Alcatel Alenia Space, for French defense procurement agency DGA.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • World: Global Response Against Possible Bird Flu Pandemic Gathering Force RFE/RL 14 Oct 2005 -- Fears are growing about a possible global outbreak of deadly bird flu in humans. But the response, too, is now gathering pace, with countries around the world stepping up their precautions.

  • Hope Dwindles For Finding More Quake Survivors in Pakistan VOA 14 Oct 2005 -- Officials in earthquake-hit Pakistan say search and rescue operations for any survivors have ended, and that the effort now is to provide relief for millions of people who are hungry and left out in the open.

  • Central Asia: What Did Rice Accomplish During Three-Day Tour? RFE/RL 14 Oct 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice finished her tour of Central Asia yesterday
  • Witness At Andijon Trial Says Troops Shot Civilians RFE/RL 14 Oct 2005 -- A witness at the trial of 15 people accused of organizing an antigovernment revolt in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijon has testified that government troops opened fire on civilians during the crisis.
  • Andijon Witness Testifies That Troops Shot Civilians RFE/RL 14 Oct 2005 -- A witness at the trial of 15 people accused of organizing an anti-government revolt in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijon said today that government troops opened fire on civilians during the crisis, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reported.

  • Orbital-Built Galaxy 15 Satellite Successfully Launched For PanAmSat Orbital Sciences Corp. 14 Oct 2005 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that the Galaxy 15 geosynchronous (GEO) communications satellite the company built for PanAmSat Corporation (NYSE: PA) was successfully launched aboard an Ariane rocket on Thursday, October 13, 2005. The mission originated from the European Space Agency's launch complex at Kourou, French Guiana, at approximately 6:30 p.m. (Eastern). The Galaxy 15 satellite was deployed into a transfer orbit about 90 minutes after lift-off. Initial communications with the satellite have been established and it is performing as expected in the early stages of the mission. The Galaxy 15 satellite is the eighth Orbital-built GEO satellite to be completed and launched. The company also has another eight GEO satellites in various stages of design, development and manufacturing that will be launched over the next several years.

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