01 March 2006 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- MND-B SOLDIER DIES IN NON-COMBAT RELATED INCIDENT
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- At Least 26 Killed in Iraq Bombings VOA 01 Mar 2006 -- Bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital have killed at least 26 people and wounded nearly 60 others Wednesday.
- CENTAF releases daily airpower summary AFPN 01 Mar 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's airpower summary.
- Terrorists Kill 17 Iraqis, Wound 40 in Attacks AFPS 01 Mar 2006 -- In two days of terrorist attacks, 17 Iraqis were killed and more than 40 injured in two separate incidents in the Dora neighborhood in southern Baghdad Feb. 26 and 27, officials said today.
- Gonzalez Sailors Assist Stranded Iranian Mariners Navy NewsStand 01 Mar 2006 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), currently deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of maritime security operations (MSO), rescued six Iranian mariners Feb. 28 after they had been adrift for 10 days.
- Reserve Seabee Regiment Readies to Relieve Active-Duty Counterpart in Iraq Navy NewsStand 01 Mar 2006 -- For the first time in the global war on terrorism, a reserve Seabee regiment is scheduled to relieve its active-duty counterpart in Iraq about mid-spring.
- Ramstein Airmen train Iraqis to fly, fix C-130s AFPN 01 Mar 2006 -- Ramstein Airmen deployed to Iraq to train Iraqis on the C-130 Hercules aircraft -- standing up the first Iraqi airlift squadron under the country's new regime.
- Special Ops school moves from Jordan to Iraq Army News 01 Mar 2006 -- The seventh and final group of soldiers graduated from an elite counterterrorism course in Jordan last week, bringing to an end a special operations training partnership among Iraq, Jordan and the U.S. that taught more than 500 Iraqi troops since 2003.
- Servicemember Killed; Seven Enemy Fighters Captured in Afghanistan AFPS 01 Mar 2006 -- A U.S. servicemember was killed and two were wounded in offensive operations in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province yesterday, military officials reported.
- U.S. Narcotics Report Finds Continuing Problems in Afghanistan Washington File 01 Mar 2006 -- The production and trafficking of opium and its derivatives continue to be a major challenge to Afghanistan's political and economic development and threatens regional stability, according to the State Department's 2006 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report issued March 1.
- President Bush makes surprise visit to troops in Afghanistan AFPN 01 Mar 2006 -- President George W. Bush and the First Lady, Laura Bush, made a surprise visit here March 1 to remind troops their mission in Afghanistan is still an important fight in the global war on terrorism.
- Bush: U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Serving on 'Frontier of Freedom' AFPS 01 Mar 2006 -- President Bush today thanked U.S. troops serving on the "frontier of freedom" at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.
- Bush in Kabul: Afghanistan's Democracy Inspirational AFPS 01 Mar 2006 -- The democratic process taking hold in Afghanistan is an inspiration to the cause of freedom, President Bush said in the country's capital, Kabul, today.
- Bush Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan VOA 01 Mar 2006 -- President Bush has made a surprise visit to Afghanistan. Mr. Bush made a secret detour to Kabul on his way to talks in India and Pakistan.
- Afghan Officials Say Kabul Prison Siege Over VOA 01 Mar 2006 -- Afghan officials say authorities have regained control of Kabul's main high-security prison after four days of rioting that left at least five people dead and more than 30 injured.
- U.S. Sailors Assist Stranded Iranian Mariners AFPS 01 Mar 2006 -- Sailors from the guided missile destroyer USS Gonzalez, currently deployed to the Arabian Gulf, rescued six Iranian mariners yesterday after they had been adrift for 10 days.
- Pakistan Forces Strike Suspected Militant Camp in North Waziristan VOA 01 Mar 2006 -- Pakistani security forces have attacked a suspected militant training camp near the Afghan border early Tuesday morning.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Sasebo Minesweepers Complete MINEX-EODEX 06 Navy NewsStand 01 Mar 2006 -- Two forward-deployed U.S Navy mine countermeasures ships with embarked personnel and 19 Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) assets completed the joint and combined MINEX-EODEX (Mine Exercise-Explosive Ordnance Disposal Exercise) 2006 in the Sea of Suo Nada off the coast of Kure, Japan, Feb. 24.
- Hurricane-damaged Consolidated Mail Facility Reopens Aboard NAS Pensacola Navy NewsStand 01 Mar 2006 -- The Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Consolidated Mail Facility (CMF) co-located with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), reopened in its original building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 21.
- HMS Bulwark Assumes Duties as Flagship in North Persian Gulf Navy NewsStand 01 Mar 2006 -- HMS Bulwark (L15), the Royal Navy's most modern and versatile warship, assumed duties Feb. 28 from USS Cape St. George (CG 71) as the flagship for the Royal Navy staff which leads Combined Task Force 58 (CTF 58), a multinational coalition that conducts maritime security operations (MSO) in the North Persian Gulf.
- Japan Squadrons Support Singapore Air Show Navy NewsStand 01 Mar 2006 -- Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 and VFA 102 participated in Asian Aerospace 2006, the biggest air show in Asia, held in Singapore, Feb. 21–26.
- Newly Trained Navy Customs Battalion Receives Senior Leadership Insight Navy NewsStand 01 Mar 2006 -- Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) and Commander, Navy Reserve Force spent a few hours with more than 400 mobilized Navy Reservists here Feb. 27, to share their leadership perspective about the changing skill sets needed by the Navy ashore and the value of service from Sailors in the Navy Reserve.
- New Opportunities for Sailors to Sit in the Cockpit Navy NewsStand 01 Mar 2006 -- A new trial program to expand opportunity within the Navy’s officer and enlisted ranks is being implemented as part of Adm. Mike Mullen’s, Chief of Naval Operations, “Strategy for Our People.”
- Center for Naval Leadership Revamps Leadership Courses Navy NewsStand 01 Mar 2006 -- The Center for Naval Leadership (CNL) introduced the new curriculum for First Line and Primary Leader Development Courses in January. The two formerly nine-day in-residence courses have been renamed and replaced with five-day courses, the Workcenter Supervisor (WCSLC) and Leading Petty Officer Leadership Courses (LPOLC), respectively.
- Submarine Force Prepares for Compliance with Requirement to Retain Plastic Waste Navy NewsStand 01 Mar 2006 -- The Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) has developed a submarine plastic waste management program that safely, effectively and affordably retains plastic waste aboard submarines for shore disposal. A Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) message was issued in January 2006 to raise Fleet awareness of the action requirements.
- Maintainers prepare for Raptor AFPN 01 Mar 2006 -- The F-22A Raptor's unequaled capabilities bring some unique challenges to Air Force maintainers here.
- Air Force announces preferred F-22A locations AFPN 01 Mar 2006 -- The Air Force's preferred alternatives for the third and fourth operational F-22A beddowns are Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., and Hickam AFB, Hawaii, said Gen. T. Michael Moseley, Air Force chief of staff, today .
- England, Giambastiani Defend Budget in House AFPS 01 Mar 2006 -- Though the president's 2006 defense budget request is "a lot of money," the deputy secretary of defense told the House Budget Committee here today, it is needed to protect America.
- Reserve Forces Make Great Contributions, Leaders Say AFPS 01 Mar 2006 -- U.S. military reserve forces are better trained and at a higher state of readiness than they've ever been as they continue to take on their new operational role in the war on terror, senior reserve-component leaders said here today.
- Pentagon to Appeal Court Ruling Against New Personnel System AFPS 01 Mar 2006 -- The Pentagon plans to appeal a recent federal court decision that stalled some labor-management provisions of the new National Security Personnel System, a senior Defense Department official said here today.
- Army treating more PTSD Army News 01 Mar 2006 -- "We are seeing increased rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety and depression, which doesn't surprise us as we now have been at war essentially since 9/11/2001," said Col. Elspeth C. Ritchie, psychiatry consultant to the Army surgeon general.
- Study shows troops back from Iraq get help for stress Army News 01 Mar 2006 -- Soldiers and Marines who are disturbed by the stress of the war in Iraq are receiving mental-health services early after their return, helping prevent development of serious conditions, according to a just-released study.
- Army 07 budget boosts FCS, 'irregular warfare' Army News 01 Mar 2006 -- The Army will get $111.8 billion of the requested 2007 Department of Defense budget, including a nearly $4 billion boost to future combat systems such as unmanned aerial vehicles.
- Big leap forward in detecting ground targets from cosmos AFPN 01 Mar 2006 -- When launched in 2010, a football-field-in-length demonstrator radar antenna, weighing more than 5 tons, will serve as the forerunner for the future of America's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets in space.
- Officials Say Military Relations With India, Pakistan 'Excellent' AFPS 01 Mar 2006 -- While economic and political discussions will dominate President Bush's time during his visit to India and Pakistan, security issues also are important.
- State Department Briefing, March 1 Washington File 01 Mar 2006 -- Rice travel to Latin America and Asia, Zoellick travel to Cambridge, visa eligibility requirements for former Taliban member, Iran, Cuba, Israel/Palestinians, Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, India
- DoD News: Contracts for March 1, 2006
- CACI Completes Acquisition of Information Systems Support, Inc. CACI 01 Mar 2006 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has completed its transaction to purchase substantially all of the assets of Information Systems Support, Inc. (ISS).
- Integration of LFK into MBDA successfully completed EADS 01 Mar 2006 -- The integration of LFK GmbH into the European missile systems group MBDA has received clearance from the European Commission and the German Ministry of Economics and Technology on Tuesday, according to EADS and MBDA. The legal formalities allowing this operation have been successfully completed.
- Raytheon Awarded $35.9 Million Contract for Submarine Satellite Communications Solution Raytheon 01 Mar 2006 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $35.9 million U.S. Navy contract to deliver 15 Submarine High Data Rate (Sub HDR) multi-band satellite communication systems (SATCOM).
- Lockheed Martin Successfully Conducts Guided Flight Test of Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II Lockheed Martin 01 Mar 2006 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) yesterday conducted a successful ground-launched medium-range guided test vehicle (GTV) flight of the “HELLFIRE® Junior” missile it is offering for the U.S. government’s Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) II requirement.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 01 Mar 2006
- Côte d'Ivoire: UN hails first meeting on Ivorian soil of leaders of rival sides UN News Centre 01 Mar 2006 -- The United Nations Mission in Côte d'Ivoire today hailed the first meeting of the main political and military leaders on Ivorian soil since the 2002 civil war as "a significant step on the road to national reconciliation" in the divided country.
- COTE D IVOIRE: In groundbreaking talks, faction leaders recommit to peace IRIN 01 Mar 2006 -- The five key players in Cote d'Ivoire's conflict have renewed their commitment to peace efforts after holding their first face-to-face talks at home since war broke out more than three years ago.
- Ivory Coast Summit Ends Without Major Decision VOA 01 Mar 2006 -- An unprecedented summit of the principle parties in Ivory Coast's more than three-year-old civil war has ended negotiations after just one day
- UN peacekeepers in DR of Congo help army in second operation against rebel militia UN News Centre 01 Mar 2006 -- In the second military operation this week of its kind, some 300 United Nations peacekeepers, backed by helicopter gunships, are helping the army of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) dislodge militia said to have been looting and enslaving locals in the eastern region of the vast country.
- DRC: Hundreds flee fighting in Ituri District IRIN 01 Mar 2006 -- Hundreds of civilians have been displaced by fighting between United Nations-supported government troops and militiamen in the northeastern province of Orientale in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Bunia, Ituri District.
- DRC: UN heads drum up support for vulnerable Congolese IRIN 01 Mar 2006 -- The heads of three United Nations agencies, who are on a joint mission to Africa's Great Lakes region, have identified the alleviation of human suffering, security and protection of vulnerable people as some of the issues vital to stability and peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
- United States Continues To Press for Action on Darfur Washington File 01 Mar 2006 -- Even though it relinquished the Security Council presidency to Argentina on March 1, the United States will continue to push for action on Darfur, senior U.S. officials say.
- UN Takeover of Darfur Peacekeeping Mission in Doubt VOA 01 Mar 2006 -- A top U.N. official says the African Union is backing away from an agreement to allow the United Nations to take over peacekeeping operations in Darfur
- Top Islamic Jihad Commander Killed in Gaza VOA 01 Mar 2006 -- A senior Islamic militant has been killed in the Gaza Strip.
- Israel Denies it Killed Islamic Jihad Commander VOA 01 Mar 2006 -- Israel has denied involvement in the death Tuesday of a senior commander of the Islamic Jihad militant group.
- BURUNDI: Donors pledge US $170 million for post-war recovery bid IRIN 01 Mar 2006 -- Burundi received pledges of about US $170 million at the end of a donor's conference on Tuesday, to cover the cost of its emergency post-war recovery needs for 2006.
- Alcatel Alenia Space demonstrates the first emergency service based on EGNOS, a precursor to Galileo Thales 01 Mar 2006 -- Alcatel Alenia Space today announced that it will demonstrate the first emergency service based on EGNOS, a precursor of Galileo, in Lisbon, Portugal, on March 3rd. The integrated end-to-end Location-Based Solution (LBS), designed under the coordination of Alcatel Alenia Space, enables the Civil Security forces and Fire Brigades to locate emergency calls from mobile phones and efficiently guide the intervention team.
- Philippine President Considers Lifting State of Emergency VOA 01 Mar 2006 -- Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says she will lift the state of emergency she imposed six days ago over an alleged coup plot "as soon as possible."
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