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25 October 2005 Military News

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  • Army activates third air and missile defense command Army News 25 Oct 2005 -- The 94th Air and Missile Defense Command unfurled its colors during a ceremony Oct 14, on Fort Shafter as the Army transforms to meet the security challenges of the 21st century.
  • Air defense continues during hurricane season AFPN 25 Oct 2005 -- Though it has been busy providing hurricane support over the past 14 months, the 1st Air Force is also busy doing its main job -- protecting America's skies.
  • Hybrid refueler truck could cut energy use AFPN 25 Oct 2005 -- The Air Force is looking for a way to save fuel and energy, while meeting mission needs.
  • Final GMT Requirements Released by CPD Navy NewsStand 25 Oct 2005 -- During October, commands throughout the Navy have been receiving a package containing facilitator guides, PowerPoint presentations, and videos for the first six of 12 GMT topics for 2006.
  • USS Juneau, 31st MEU Marines Conduct ARGEX Navy NewsStand 25 Oct 2005 -- USS Juneau (LPD 10) steamed out of Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 18 after loading Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to join the Forward Deployed Amphibious Ready Group (FD-ARG) for Blue-Green Workups, or Amphibious Ready Group Exercises (ARGEX).
  • Sealift Ship Hosts Military Transportation Leaders Navy NewsStand 25 Oct 2005 -- Air Force Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, commander, U.S. Transportation Command, and Vice Adm. David L. Brewer III, commander, Military Sealift Command (MSC), visited MSC's 950-foot large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ship USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR 313) in Norfolk, Va., Oct. 20.
  • Kitty Hawk Gets Underway as Upkeep Period Ends Navy NewsStand 25 Oct 2005 -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) returned to sea Oct. 24, commencing its fall underway period.
  • Enterprise Crew Brings on the Ammo Navy NewsStand 25 Oct 2005 -- USS Enterprise (CVN 65) completed a two-day ammunition on-load Oct. 24, bringing the aircraft carrier one step closer to combat readiness.
  • 5,000 U.S. Troops To Be Deployed In Bulgaria, Romania RFE/RL 25 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. military plans to deploy some 5,000 troops in Bulgaria and Romania next year as part of a plan to create new, more flexible bases in Eastern Europe.

  • TWO PURCHASED KIDD-CLASS DESTROYERS TO ARRIVE IN TAIWAN IN DECEMBER CNA 25 Oct 2005 -- Two of the four Kidd-class destroyers Taiwan has purchased from the United States are expected to arrive in the country in December and to be commissioned at Suao, Ilan in northeastern Taiwan, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) spokesman said Tuesday.

  • State Department Briefing, October 25 Washington File 25 Oct 2005 -- Statement and Fact Sheet on US Assistance to American Citizens in Mexico Affected by Hurricane Wilma/Working with Mexican Government, USAID Assistance Provided to Mexico, Syria/Lebanon, Cyprus, Macedonia/Greece/Kosovo, Georgia, Iraq, Pakistan
  • White House Briefing, October 25 Washington File 25 Oct 2005 -- Hurricane Wilma, President's speech on war on terrorism, CIA leak/Vice President's statements, Anti-torture amendment, Iraq/length of stay of troops, Rosa Parks, Tax reform panel recommendations, IranSyria

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