28 February 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 28 Feb 2006 [PDF]
- SOLDIER KILLED BY SMALL-ARMS FIRE
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- CENTAF releases daily airpower summary AFPN 28 Feb 2006 -- U.S Central Command Air Forces officials released today's airpower summary.
- Two U.S. Soldiers Killed; Suspects Detained on Tips AFPS 28 Feb 2006 -- Two Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers were killed in separate incidents over the past two days, and five Iraqi patrols resulted in the detention of three suspected insurgents in Ramadi.
- Insurgents captured after attack on Coalition Army News 28 Feb 2006 -- Civil Affairs Soldiers attached to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), were on a goodwill mission to meet with citizens of Hawijah to discuss how Coalition Forces could help improve living conditions in the city when the convoy was hit by two RPG's and small arms fire Tuesday.
- Multiple Attacks in Iraq Kill 37 Iraqis, 2 British Soldiers VOA 28 Feb 2006 -- At least 37 Iraqis were killed Tuesday in the latest violence since one of Shi'ite Islam's holiest shrines was bombed last Wednesday.
- RFE/RL Afghanistan Report, Volume 5, Number 6 28 February 2006
- Afghan Police Fire on Rioting Inmates VOA 28 Feb 2006 -- After a day-long truce, violent riots resumed inside one of Afghanistan main jails. Police shot into a crowd of inmates killing one and injuring at least three others.
- Afghan Prison Crisis Enters Fourth Day RFE/RL 28 Feb 2006 -- The standoff between Afghan security forces and rioting prisoners at a high-security jail in Kabul is entering a fourth day.
- Fighting Resumes At Afghan Prison RFE/RL 28 Feb 2006 -- Gunfire erupted at Kabul's main prison today after negotiations with rioters apparently broke down.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Department to Release Uncensored Detainee Hearing Transcripts AFPS 28 Feb 2006 -- The Defense Department is preparing to release detainee hearing transcripts containing the names of persons held at the detainee facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a senior Pentagon official said here yesterday.
- Commissions resume in Guantanamo Army News 28 Feb 2006 -- With commissions slated to resume March 1 for four detainees at Guantanamo Bay, and about 16 international media outlets expected to report on the proceedings along with several other organizations that will observe the hearings, officials said security will be nothing short of tight.
- DoD to Join Re-review of Ports Issue, Official Says AFPS 28 Feb 2006 -- The Defense Department will participate in a re-review of a slated acquisition of shipping terminal operations at six major U.S. ports by a United Arab Emirates-owned firm, a senior Pentagon official said here today.
- Forward Deployed ARG Completes Philippines Relief Operation Navy NewsStand 28 Feb 2006 -- Sailors and Marines of the Forward Deployed Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Joint Task Force (JTF) Balikatan and USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) completed Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR) operations Feb. 28, for the victims of a wide-sweeping mudslide that occurred there Feb 17.
- Curtis Wilbur Kicks Off Balikatan Navy NewsStand 28 Feb 2006 -- A maritime interception operations (MIO) training event kicked off Exercise Balikatan ’06, a combined exercise between the United States and the Republic of the Phillipines, Feb. 17.
- USS Hopper Supports Ballistic Missile Defense in “Sky Hunter” Navy NewsStand 28 Feb 2006 -- USS Hopper (DDG 70), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer homeported at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, participated in the successful “Sky Hunter” Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) test event off the coast of southern California Feb. 15.
- FISC Singapore Inherits Supply Functions Navy NewsStand 28 Feb 2006 -- A new Sembawang command, manned by familiar faces, set up shop in Singapore Jan. 31 when several of Naval Regional Contracting Center (NRCC) Singapore’s supply responsibilities were transferred to U.S. Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC) Yokosuka, Japan.
- Seabees Spearheading Honduran School Project Navy NewsStand 28 Feb 2006 -- Seventeen Navy Seabees and six Honduran military engineers are building a primary school in February here as part of New Horizons 2006-Honduras, a joint training exercise between the U.S. military and the Honduran government.
- Air Force vision embraces warfighters, heritage AFPN 28 Feb 2006 -- Heritage, future innovations and focus on the joint warfighter are three key points in the newly released Air Force Vision document, "Lasting Heritage.Limitless Horizons: A Warfighter's Vision."
- Flightline access goes high-tech AFPN 28 Feb 2006 -- Security measures have soared to new levels since the global war on terrorism began.
- Advisory Committee Recommends Big Changes to Military Pay System AFPS 28 Feb 2006 -- A committee that's spent the past year studying the military compensation system is recommending sweeping changes that, if approved, would bring military compensation more on par with private-sector compensation.
- Officials Say Military Relations to be Key Part of Bush India Visit VOA 28 Feb 2006 -- Most of the attention before President Bush's visit to India this week has been focused on the pending nuclear cooperation agreement
- State Department Briefing, February 28 Washington File 28 Feb 2006 -- China/Taiwan, Sudan, Korea, Cyprus, Palestinian Authority, Iran
- DoD News: Contracts for February 28, 2006
- Boeing ScanEagle UAV Surpasses 10,000 Combat Flight Hours Boeing 28 Feb 2006 -- ScanEagle, a long-endurance fully autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle developed by Boeing [NYSE:BA] and The Insitu Group, has surpassed 10,000 combat flight hours in less than two years supporting U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy operations.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN DELIVERS FIRST C-130J SUPER HERCULES FOR 2006 Lockheed Martin 28 Feb 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] delivered the first C-130J airlifter of 2006 yesterday. The aircraft was flown to Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., and assigned to the 403rd Wing's 815th Airlift Squadron, Air Force Reserve Command's only C-130J combat delivery squadron.
- THALES and RAFAEL Announce Firing Success for Defender Rafael 28 Feb 2006 -- On 28 February 2006, Thales and Rafael achieved another milestone in the DEFENDER system integration venture. The DEFENDER successfully fired the BARAK missile at Shdema Test Range in the south of Israel. This latest achievement follows previous extensive integration testing and dry runs.
- Raytheon's JPS Communications' ACU-T Enables Timely and Efficient Communications for the Afghan National Army Raytheon 28 Feb 2006 -- The U.S. Military's Office of Security Cooperation-Afghanistan (OSC-A) has improved the Afghan National Army's (ANA) radio communications and safety readiness by deploying Raytheon's ACU-T tactical device.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 28 Feb 2006
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECRETARY-GENERAL’S SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR SUDAN United Nations 28 Feb 2006
- UN: Darfur Refugee Crisis Deepens As Security Council Deadlocked RFE/RL 28 Feb 2006 -- The humanitarian catastrophe in Sudan's Darfur province -- one of the world's most pressing refugee crises -- is deepening and spreading across the border to Chad
- Iran to Finance Hamas-led Palestinian Authority VOA 28 Feb 2006 -- Iran is promising to bail out the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority, following the victory of the Islamic militant group Hamas in parliamentary elections a month ago
- Hamas choices will shape Middle East future, top UN envoy says UN News Centre 28 Feb 2006 -- Welcoming the decision of the European Union (EU) to provide emergency assistance to the Palestinian Authority, the United Nations top envoy for Middle East peace said today that the next choices that Hamas makes are the single most important variables in the future of the region.
- U.S. Welcomes Sri Lankan, Tamil Tiger Commitment to Cease-fire Washington File 28 Feb 2006 -- The United States joined Japan, Norway and the European Union (together known as the Co-chairs of the Tokyo Donors' Conference) in welcoming the renewed commitment by the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to their 2002 cease-fire agreement.
- Cyprus: Annan and Papadopoulos meet on strategies toward reunification UN News Centre 28 Feb 2006 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and President Tassos Papadopoulos of Cyprus agreed in Paris today that demilitarization, de-mining and technical talks on a range of issues would greatly improve the atmosphere for talks on reuniting the island.
- Annan appeals for international support for Burundi's reconstruction UN News Centre 28 Feb 2006 -- A forum of key countries helping Burundi recover from years of civil war and violence met in Bujumbura, the capital today, and heard an appeal from United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to work actively for lasting development in the small Central African country.
- DR Congo: UN mission to Central Africa visits war-torn eastern region UN News Centre 28 Feb 2006 -- The joint mission to Central Africa by the heads of three United Nations humanitarian agencies is now in the eastern region of the war-shattered Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where they plan to meet refugees returning home by boat from neighbouring Tanzania.
- EQUATORIAL GUINEA-GABON: Annan reopens talks on territorial dispute IRIN 28 Feb 2006 -- The presidents of Gabon and Equatorial Guinea have agreed to work out an accord on a 34-year-old dispute over three small islands in oil-rich waters off their coasts.
- ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: Asmara rejects talks on border dispute IRIN 28 Feb 2006 -- The Eritrean government has rejected a proposal by the United Nations Security Council to hold talks with an independent commission to resolve its ongoing border dispute with Ethiopia.
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON NARCOTICS CONTROL BOARD REPORT United Nations 28 Feb 2006
- Philippine Government to Decide Saturday Whether to Lift Emergency Rule VOA 28 Feb 2006 -- The Philippine government will make an assessment Saturday on whether to continue the emergency rule declared by President Gloria Arroyo.
- Philippines Supreme Court to Rule on State of Emergency as Arrests of Government Opponents Continue VOA 28 Feb 2006 -- The Philippine Supreme Court says it will hear challenges next week to the legality of the state of emergency declared by President Gloria Arroyo
- ATK Orbus 1A Transition Program Completes Final Qualification Testing ATK 28 Feb 2006 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has completed the final phase of qualification testing of the Orbus 1A solid rocket motor used as the second- and third-stage for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s Boost Vehicle-Plus (BV+) interceptor on contract to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LM).
- LOCKHEED MARTIN AND ATK ACHIEVE FINAL QUALIFICATION OF ORBUS 1A MOTOR FOR BOOST VEHICLE-PLUS PROGRAM Lockheed Martin 28 Feb 2006 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that the ORBUS 1A second- and third-stage solid rocket motor has completed qualification testing for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA’s) Boost Vehicle-Plus (BV+) program. Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) supplies the ORBUS 1A motor.
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