17 January 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 17 Jan 2006 [PDF]
- TWO SOLDIERS DIE IN HELICOPTER CRASH
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- CENTAF releases combined airpower summary AFPN 17 Jan 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released the combined airpower summary report for Jan. 13 to 17.
- 18th Airborne Corps Artillery Transfers Authority to 5th Corps AFPS 17 Jan 2006 -- Servicemembers witnessed the transfer of authority between the 18th Airborne Corps Artillery and the 5th Corps Artillery here today.
- Pentagon Looks Into Recent Helicopter Crashes in Iraq AFPS 17 Jan 2006 -- The Pentagon is seeking answers as to why three U.S. helicopters have crashed in Iraq within the past two weeks, a senior Defense Department official said here today.
- Iraqi tips lead to terrorists Army News 17 Jan 2006 -- Iraqi civilians are tiring of terrorist activity and many are providing useful tips identifying terrorists and their weapons caches, and some are even attacking the terrorists, say leaders of the coalition forces.
- Think of safety first AFPN 17 Jan 2006 -- Keeping Airmen here safe is not a task taken lightly by the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing's ground safety office.
- Afghanistan: Are Militants Copying Iraqi Insurgents' Suicide Tactics? RFE/RL 17 Jan 2006 -- Afghanistan's southern border town of Spin Boldak was in shock today after the bloodiest suicide bombing in the country's history.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Norfolk-based Submarines Selected for 2005 Battle “E” Awards Navy NewsStand 17 Jan 2006 -- Submarine Squadron 6’s USS Scranton (SSN 756) and Submarine Squadron 8’s USS Newport News (SSN 750) were presented the 2005 Battle “E” Efficiency Awards Jan. 1 for Norfolk-based submarines.
- Andersen AFB: growing to meet its mission AFPN 17 Jan 2006 -- The eyes of U.S. military leaders are once again focused on Andersen to provide peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
- AMC completes KC-135 accident investigation board AFPN 17 Jan 2006 -- Air Mobility Command has released the results of its investigation into the May 15, 2005, mishap involving a KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee, Wis.
- Flight demonstrations set stage for future Weapon Data Link Network AFPN 17 Jan 2006 -- Two-way communications with a weapon after it's released from an aircraft is at the forefront of all new weapons technology, and standards for it has become a priority.
- Army selects unit to test FCS Army News 17 Jan 2006 -- The Army has selected Fort Bliss, Texas, as the location for its Evaluation Brigade Combat Team, or EBCT, which will evaluate and test leading-edge technology for the Future Combat Systems program.
- New simulator training helicopter door gunners Army News 17 Jan 2006 -- A new virtual helicopter door-gunner simulator, used to train deploying Soldiers and capable of interacting with its ground-convoy counterpart, is now being demonstrated at military installations.
- Schoomaker predicts bigger, busier Army in '06 Army News 17 Jan 2006 -- The chief of staff of the Army said he expects to see developments with base realignment and closures, an increase in modular brigades and operational force strength, and 20,000 jobs converted from the military to civilian workforce in 2006.
- New aircraft, UAVs to shape future fight Army News 17 Jan 2006 -- More than 300 aircraft of all types will roll off assembly lines and improve the Army's war-fighting capability during the next seven years, according to Army aviation leaders at a forum here.
- Demonstrators Protest US, Philippine Military Exercises VOA 17 Jan 2006 -- Thousands of protesters have demonstrated outside a Philippine army camp, where U.S. soldiers and Philippine troops have begun joint military exercises.
- US Rejects Philippine Demand for Custody of Marines in Rape Case VOA 17 Jan 2006 -- The United States has rejected a Philippine government request to hand over four U.S. Marines charged with rape, saying they will remain in U.S. custody until all judicial proceedings are complete.
- White House Briefing, January 17 Washington File 17 Jan 2006 -- Poland/Kaczynski's U.S. visit, NSA, Iran, Pakistan, Liberia, Abramoff, Iraq, Supreme Court/assisted suicide ruling, Chile, Senator Lott
- State Department Briefing, January 17 Washington File 17 Jan 2006 -- Kuwait, Pakistan, Under Secretary Hughes efforts to reshape public diplomacy efforts, travel by Under Secretary Burns to India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, work with governments in Western Hemisphere on positive agenda and free trade, Chile, Bolivia, China, Iran, Egypt, Liberia, China/Taiwan
- DoD News: Contracts 17 Jan 2006
- CACI Awarded Follow-on Intelligence and Information Warfare Contract to Support U.S. Army CACI 17 Jan 2006 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity order contract to support the Engineering, Technical and Operations Support Services (ETOSS) program for the U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD).
- LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARDED $57.3 MILLION FOR AEGIS ENGINEERING, INSTALLATION AND INTEGRATION Lockheed Martin 17 Jan 2006 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] $57.3 million under an existing contract for Aegis Combat System engineering, installation and integration on new U.S. Navy destroyers, as well as upgrades for Aegis-equipped cruisers and destroyers already in service.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 17 Jan 2006
- LIBERIA: Sirleaf unveils first members of new peacetime government IRIN 17 Jan 2006 -- Newly inaugurated President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has announced the first ministers to join her 22-member peacetime government.
- LIBERIA: A chronology of 25 years of conflict and turmoil IRIN 17 Jan 2006 -- On President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's first day in office, IRIN takes a look back at 25 turbulent years of war and, finally, peace in Liberia.
- COTE D IVOIRE: Anti-UN protests threaten fragile peace process IRIN 17 Jan 2006 -- Cote d'Ivoire's frail peace process came under sharp fire on Tuesday as protests by pro-government youth targeting the UN peacekeeping mission went into a second day and the ruling party announced it was quitting the government, and hence the peace process.
- Annan demands end to anti-UN protests in Côte d'Ivoire UN News Centre 17 Jan 2006 -- A United Nations police office was firebombed in a Côte d'Ivoire's San Pedro town and protesters gathered for a second day outside UN premises in the economic capital, Abidjan, prompting Secretary-General Kofi Annan today to demand an immediate halt to anti-UN violence in the divided West African country.
- Pro-Government Protests Continue in Ivory Coast VOA 17 Jan 2006 -- Demonstrators remain in the streets of Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, denouncing foreign mediators who called for parliament to be dissolved.
- NIGERIA: Militants threaten to cripple oil exports if demands not met IRIN 17 Jan 2006 -- Ethnic Ijaw militants claiming responsibility for a spate of attacks on oil facilities in Nigeria's Niger Delta have threatened new raids to cripple the country's oil exports if demands to free detained leaders are not met within 48 hours.
- Israeli Army Seals Hebron After Settler Riots VOA 17 Jan 2006 -- Israeli security forces are cracking down on Jewish settlers in the volatile West Bank town of Hebron after days of unrest.
- India and Pakistan Open New Round of Talks VOA 17 Jan 2006 -- India and Pakistan have started a new round of talks focused on new confidence-building measures and their dispute over Kashmir.
- Nepal Imposes Curfew in Response to Communist Violence, Political Opposition VOA 17 Jan 2006 -- The government of Nepal has imposed a curfew on cities across the country after a recent rise in insurgent violence, and ahead of a major demonstration planned for later this week.
- NO COMMENT ON U.S. MILITARY DEPLOYMENT ALONG SOMALIAN COASTLINE: MOFA CNA 17 Jan 2006 -- The Ministry of Foreign Ministry (MOFA) Tuesday declined to comment on reports saying U.S. warships have besieged Somalia to force the unconditional release of 11 vessels held for ransom by the African country's rebel militia.
- EADS Astrium awarded Nimiq 4 satellite by Telesat EADS 17 Jan 2006 -- EADS Astrium has been selected by Telesat, one of the world’s leading satellite operators, to build the company’s new Nimiq 4 satellite. This is the third consecutive order for a Eurostar E3000 satellite from the Canadian-based operator following Anik F1R and Anik F3. Planned to enter service in 2008, Nimiq 4 will broadcast direct-to-home TV from its orbital location of 82º West.
- Galileo sends first signals to Earth based on Alcatel Alenia Space's technology Thales 17 Jan 2006 -- Giove-A, the first Galileo pilot satellite launched on December 28th, has transmitted its signals to the Earth stations using the Navigation Signal Generation Unit (NSGU) and the wide-band Navigation Antenna developed by Alcatel Alenia Space.
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