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20 October 2005 Military News

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  • Rumsfeld Arrives in Korea for Security Talks AFPS 20 Oct 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld arrived here today to take part in consultative talks aimed at assessing the U.S.-South Korean military alliance, South Korea's increasing defense capabilities, and the allies' capability to deter aggression from North Korea.
  • US: Korean DMZ Quieter as Economic, Diplomatic Efforts Proceed VOA 20 Oct 2005 -- The commander of U.S. and South Korean forces says North Korea has reduced the number of provocations along the de-militarized zone in the past year, apparently in an effort to protect growing economic cooperation with the South and ongoing multi-national talks that could bring it more economic aid.

  • Rumsfeld Urges More Transparency from Chinese Military AFPS 20 Oct 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld urged members of China's Academy of Military Science today to share information that could shed light on its military programs and, hopefully, eliminate concerns by the United States and other nations.
  • Rumsfeld Shares Transformation Philosophy with Chinese Military AFPS 20 Oct 2005 -- The roadblocks to military transformation "are enormous," and overcoming them requires leaders who believe in and advocate the changes being introduced, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told members of China's Academy of Military Science here today.
  • Rumsfeld Concerned About Chinese Nuclear Missile Buildup VOA 20 Oct 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has ended his 48-hour visit to China, expressing concern about an expansion of the country's missile capability.

  • Moseley: Air Force needs to bolster intelligence cadre AFPN 20 Oct 2005 -- The Air Force can do a better job training and maintaining the Airmen that gather, process and distribute military intelligence, the Air Force chief of staff said.
  • Air Force meets 2005 enlisted, OTS recruiting goal AFPN 20 Oct 2005 -- The Air Force exceeded its fiscal 2005 enlisted recruiting goal by sending 19,222 men and women to basic military training.
  • New Air Force Portal tool gets warfighters parts faster AFPN 20 Oct 2005 -- Armed with a single user ID, password and valid stock number, Airmen can now get parts into the hands of warfighters quicker with a new Air Force Portal application.
  • Depot's around-the-clock service better for warfighters AFPN 20 Oct 2005 -- A new one-stop customer service center here is helping get aircraft replacement parts to "downrange" customers much faster.
  • Hurricane Hunters fly into record season AFPN 20 Oct 2005 -- Despite being displaced and working out of a temporary home, the men and women of the Hurricane Hunters are flying missions to track Hurricane Wilma.
  • Cavalry activates new Longknife Brigade Army News 20 Oct 2005 -- The 1st Cavalry Division activated the 4th Brigade Combat Team, the first BCT to be activated at Fort Bliss, in a ceremony Tuesday.
  • Safeguard Returns to Sasebo Navy NewsStand 20 Oct 2005 -- USS Safeguard (ARS 50) returned to its forward-deployed home port Oct. 16 in Sasebo, Japan, after completing a six-month deployment in support of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2005.
  • Big E's V-4 Division Brings on the Fuel Navy NewsStand 20 Oct 2005 -- USS Enterprise (CVN 65) completed its first replenishment at sea in more than a year Oct. 18, after completing an Extended Selected Restricted Availability (ESRA) at the Northrop Grumman Shipyards in Newport News, Va.
  • USS Belleau Wood Decommissioned After 27 Years of Service Navy NewsStand 20 Oct 2005 -- The Navy said farewell as USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3) was decommissioned Oct. 13, the Navy's 230th birthday, at Naval Station San Diego.
  • Navy Construction Force's Largest Project Progressing Navy NewsStand 20 Oct 2005 -- Sixty-one Sailors from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 are supporting the Navy's ongoing $19 million construction project at Navy Auxiliary Landing Field (NALF), San Clemente Island.
  • Navy Improves Network Security by Blocking Access to Commercial Webmail Navy NewsStand 20 Oct 2005 -- The Navy has begun enforcing policies set forth in its Information Technology User Acknowledgement Form by blocking access to Web-based commercial e-mail sites (webmail) from Department of the Navy-funded networks

  • State Department Briefing, October 20 Washington File 20 Oct 2005 -- Afghanistan, Lebanon, Israel/Palestinians, Middle East, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Avian Flu, Venezuela, Georgia, China/Taiwan

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