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01 November 2005 Military News

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  • Secretary of Defense Approves Marine Special Operations Command 01 Nov 2005 -- The Secretary of Defense approved a joint recommendation by U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and the Marine Corps to create a Marine special operations command as a component of USSOCOM.
  • Marine Corps to Join U.S. Special Operations Command AFPS 01 Nov 2005 -- The Marine Corps will soon officially join the special operations community with a new Marine Special Operations Command to become a component of U.S. Special Operations Command, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld announced here today.

  • Rumsfeld: US 'Not Inclined' to Give UN Access to Guantanamo Prisoners VOA 01 Nov 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the U.S. government is not inclined to grant United Nations special rapporteurs access to prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility

  • DoD Plans Web Page to Support President's Plans Against Pandemic AFPS 01 Nov 2005 -- DoD's deployment health officials plan to post a Web page later this week as part of President Bush's strategy to combat the possibility of a flu pandemic.

  • Third Air Force inactivates AFPN 01 Nov 2005 -- Headquarters 3rd Air Force inactivated today during a ceremony here as part of a larger U.S. Strategic Theater Transformation.
  • USS Salt Lake City Retires from Active Duty Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2005 -- The crew of the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Salt Lake City (SSN 716) held the ship's inactivation ceremony Oct. 26 at Naval Base Point Loma, Calif.
  • 'Open the air base' unit returns from successful desert trial AFPN 01 Nov 2005 -- Say you need to move troops to a war zone in some isolated region or relief supplies to a devastated area, and you need to do it in a hurry.
  • Tunnel 9 completes vehicle testing AFPN 01 Nov 2005 -- The Arnold Engineering Development Center's Tunnel 9 facility in White Oak, Md. is playing a crucial role in the ongoing Falcon program, with the completion of mission-critical testing of the Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 1.
  • Officials Express Confidence in New Civilian Personnel System AFPS 01 Nov 2005 -- Pentagon officials want to emphasize to civilian employees that the changes in their personnel system are all about improving national security.
  • Force generation requires four R's Army News 01 Nov 2005 -- An all-star panel discussed the Army's evolving force-generation system last month and the four R's that it addresses: rebalancing, resetting, recapitalizing and redeploying.
  • PHIBLEX 06 Closing Ceremony Held at Marine Base Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2005 -- Sailors and Marines together with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) held a closing ceremony after successfully completing Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 06 Oct. 29 at Marine Base Ternate.
  • Blue-Green Team Embarks Philippine Marines Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2005 -- Ships of the Forward Deployed Amphibious Ready Group performed amphibious backload operations Oct. 27 as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 06, bringing back some special embarks along with the Marines of 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).
  • USNS Niagara Falls Underway from Palau Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2005 -- The Military Sealift Command combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3), which ran aground while departing Malakal Harbor, Palau, at 1 p.m. local time, Oct. 27, freed itself at 4:20 p.m. local time Oct. 29.
  • Hurricane Relief No Problem For Wasp Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2005 -- The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) loaded nearly 600 pallets of stores and relief supplies in 24 hours, ending Oct. 22, in preparation for getting underway to lend humanitarian assistance in the wake of Hurricane Wilma.
  • Top U.S. Commander In Kyrgyzstan For Base Talks RFE/RL 01 Nov 2005 -- The top U.S. military commander in the Persian Gulf region visited Bishkek today for talks with President Kurmanbek Bakiev and other Kyrgyz officials.

  • Defense Department Report, November 1: Detainees, Pakistan, Japan Washington File 01 Nov 2005 -- U.S. will allow U.N. visitors partial access at Guantanamo detention facility / UPDATE ON U.S. MILITARY AID TO PAKISTAN FOR EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY / LATEST U.S.-JAPAN BASING ARRANGEMENT IN BOTH COUNTRIES' INTEREST

  • Defense Minister Says Russia Not Planning Military Alliance In Asia RFE/RL 01 Nov 2005 -- Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov has said that recent joint military exercises with China and India do not mean that Russia is seeking a new military alliance in Asia

  • White House Briefing, November 1 Washington File 01 Nov 2005 -- President's flu strategy, Supreme Court nominee, India-Pakistan relations, Osama bin Laden, Iraq, Prince Charles visit, tax reform
  • State Department Briefing, November 1 Washington File 01 Nov 2005 -- Egypt/Israel/Palestinian Authority, Israel/Palestinian Authority, Syria, Sudan, Norway, Finland, Taiwan, Query on Whether There Will Be Any Meetings on Avian Influenza, Korea, Tanzania, Azerbaijan

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