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17 January 2006 Military News

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  • 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

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  • 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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