23 August 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 23 Aug 2006 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Aug. 23 AFPN 23 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Aug. 23.
- Baghdad Operation Improving Security, Joint Staff General Says AFPS 23 Aug 2006 -- Operation Together Forward, the Iraqi-led operation to reduce violence in Baghdad, is progressing well and is improving the security situation around the Iraqi capital, a Joint Staff official said here today.
- Marines May Recall Some Recent Veterans to Active Duty AFPS 23 Aug 2006 -- President Bush has authorized the Marine Corps to call up Marines from the service's Individual Ready Reserve, which may mean a return to duty for some recently discharged veterans.
- US Marines to Begin Recall of Ready Reserves VOA 23 Aug 2006 -- The United States is recalling to active duty several thousand Marines to bolster American military units in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Brig. Gen. Barbero from the Pentagon 23 Aug 2006 -- Presenter: Deputy Director, Regional Operations, Joint Staff, Brig. Gen. Michael Barbero
- RFE/RL Afghanistan Report, Volume 5, Number 22 23 August 2006
- Coalition Refutes Taliban Claims; Terrorists Captured AFPS 23 Aug 2006 -- A Taliban spokesman in Afghanistan recently made several claims to the media that were proven false by coalition forces, and in recent operations three suspected terrorists were captured and two civilians injured by extremists, U.S. military officials reported.
Defense Policy / Programs
- DoD Announces Installation Realignment in Germany 23 Aug 2006 -- The Department of Defense announced today that the United States would cease operations at four U.S. Army, Europe, locations in Babenhausen and Aschaffenburg, Germany.
- Navy Commissions Attack Submarine Texas 23 Aug 2006 -- The Navy will commission the USS Texas, second ship of the Virginia attack submarine class, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at the Port of Galveston piers in Galveston, Texas.
- Tracking technology improves sustainment AFPN 23 Aug 2006 -- Air Force Materiel Command members are taking advantage of Automatic Identification Technology and finding ways to improve it.
- B-52 Stratofortress ages like wine AFPN 23 Aug 2006 -- First deployed in 1955, the B-52 Stratofortress is already twice the age of many Airmen who maintain it.
- New facility to help MPs learn detainee handling Army News 23 Aug 2006 -- When the 705th Military Police Battalion converted from a non-deployable unit to a deployable one and gained its internment and resettlement designation last fall, the need for a detainee training facility became apparent.
- Army reaches milestone in FCS modernization program Army News 23 Aug 2006 -- The Army moved closer to transforming itself into a more relevant, capable and ready 21st-century force Aug. 11 when officials completed the In-Process Preliminary Design Review (IPDR) of its principal modernization effort, the Future Combat Systems program.
- USS Frank Cable Returns from Japan Navy NewsStand 23 Aug 2006 -- The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) returned to its homeport of Guam, Aug. 18, after a five-week mission of training and community involvement.
- HSL-45 Incorporates With ESG 5, Completes JTFEX Navy NewsStand 23 Aug 2006 -- Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSL) 45 concluded its Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) aboard USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) Aug. 16 in preparation for its upcoming deployment with Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5.
- 7th Inf. Div. becomes Training Support Division West Army News 23 Aug 2006 -- The 7th Infantry Division's mission expanded yesterday during a ceremony transforming the unit into the Training Support Division West, First U.S. Army.
- Soldiers hone response to civil emergencies Army News 23 Aug 2006 -- The scenario could be one of your darkest nightmares: a madman driven by an anti-American zealotry has shattered the peace of a major U.S. city.
- U.S. Armed Forces Engaged in a Variety of Missions Washington File 23 Aug 2006 -- While Iraq dominates the headlines, the U.S. military is engaged in security, humanitarian and training missions across the globe, in addition to continuing its operations in the struggle against terrorism, a senior Army officer says.
- Tiny Guam Key to US Pacific Military Strategy VOA 23 Aug 2006 -- Senior U.S. officials are planning several days of meetings on the Pacific Island of Guam next month to discuss the expansion of the U.S. military presence on the island.
- Transcript: Media Roundtable with Dr. Winkenwerder from the Pentagon 23 Aug 2006 -- Presenter: Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Dr. William Winkenwerder
- Army Engineers Working Tirelessly in Gulf Coast Region AFPS 23 Aug 2006 -- Since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast a year ago next week, the Army Corps of Engineers has worked tirelessly with federal, state and local officials, industry partners, and thousands of volunteers to repair damage done in the area and prepare for future disasters, the corps' chief said here yesterday.
- Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 23 Aug 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for August 23, 2006
- Boeing Receives First Production Remote Aerial Refueling Operator Station for KC-767 Tanker Boeing 23 Aug 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] recently received its first production Remote Aerial Refueling Operator (RARO) II station for the KC-767 Tanker from DRS Laurel Technologies of Johnstown, Pa., a unit of DRS Technologies, Inc. [NYSE: DRS].
- Northrop Grumman Marine Systems Celebrates 100 Years in Operation in Sunnyvale, California Northrop Grumman 23 Aug 2006 -- A 50-year-old business forced to rebuild after its factories were destroyed in the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 now celebrates its 100th anniversary at its second home here in Sunnyvale.
- Boeing Completes GOES-P Weather Satellite Thermal Vacuum Testing Boeing 23 Aug 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that GOES-P, the third of three Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) built for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has successfully completed testing designed to ensure that the spacecraft will operate in the extremely harsh environs of space.
- Raytheon Makes Early Delivery of P-8A Radar Mission Systems Integration Lab Raytheon 23 Aug 2006 -- Raytheon Company has made early delivery of a radar Mission Systems Integration Laboratory (MSIL) to Boeing for the Navy's P-8A MMA (Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft) program.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 23 Aug 2006
- Annan to Travel to Middle East VOA 23 Aug 2006 -- The United Nations says Secretary-General Kofi Annan will visit the Middle East soon to strengthen support for the truce between Israel and Hezbollah forces in southern Lebanon
- Syria Threatens to Close Border with Lebanon VOA 23 Aug 2006 -- Syria has threatened to close its border with Lebanon if the United Nations deploys peacekeepers in the area.
- Lebanese PM Calls on US to Aid Recovery VOA 23 Aug 2006 -- Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora is calling on the United States to do more to help rebuild his war-torn country after 34 days of fighting between Israel and Hezbollah militants.
- Human Rights Group Slams Israel for Lebanon Actions VOA 23 Aug 2006 -- The international human rights group Amnesty International has sharply criticized Israel for what it says were deliberate and indiscriminate attacks on civilian targets in Lebanon
- LEBANON: 3,000 displaced remain as rebuilding starts IRIN 23 Aug 2006 -- United Nations agencies and Lebanese NGOs say almost everyone displaced by the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel has either returned home or found alternative accommodation.
- Lebanese army takes over more positions from Israeli troops as UN Force helps villagers UN News Centre 23 Aug 2006 -- Lebanese army units have taken over more positions left by withdrawing Israeli troops and are now deployed in more than 50 per cent of the territory south of the Litani River, the United Nations says, adding that its interim force continues to work closely with both sides and is also stepping up its humanitarian work.
- Annan to visit Middle East to try to bolster parties' compliance with truce UN News Centre 23 Aug 2006 -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan will head to the Middle East and Europe later this week in a trip designed to strengthen the situation in Lebanon and Israel following the formal cessation of hostilities there in the wake of the recent Security Council resolution.
- Violence Disrupts Lebanon Ceasefire VOA 23 Aug 2006 -- One Israeli soldier was killed and three others wounded Wednesday, when their tank drove over a land mine in southern Lebanon
- LEBANON: Interview with David Shearer, UN Humanitarian Coordinator IRIN 23 Aug 2006 -- After 34 days of conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, a ceasefire came into effect on 14 August, paving the way for vital humanitarian work to begin in the region.
- Annan calls for an end to violence in DR Congo; urges all forces off the capital's streets UN News Centre 23 Aug 2006 -- Repeating his earlier calls for an end to the fighting that erupted in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after Sunday's provisional election results, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has also called for all opposing forces to withdraw from the streets of Kinshasa.
- DRC: Guns silenced with a ceasefire IRIN 23 Aug 2006 -- Bodies are still lying in the streets of Kinshasa and pillaging continues in some neighbourhoods but a ceasefire reached late on Tuesday between President Joseph Kabila and Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba seems to be holding.
- Truce Holds After Days of Fighting in Congo Capital VOA 23 Aug 2006 -- A U.N.-brokered truce between fighters loyal to the Democratic Republic of Congo's two remaining presidential candidates appeared to be holding Wednesday.
- Burundi: Secretary-General concerned about reports of coup attempt, arrests UN News Centre 23 Aug 2006 -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed deep concern about reports of a possible coup attempt in Burundi and the subsequent arrests of several prominent politicians.
- Somali Islamists Open Militia Training Camp VOA 23 Aug 2006 -- Witnesses in Somalia say the country's Islamist movement has begun training some 600 newly-recruited fighters.
- UGANDA: Army pursues rebels after attack on ambulance IRIN 23 Aug 2006 -- The Ugandan military said on Wednesday it was pursuing six rebel fighters who had ambushed an ambulance a day earlier before setting it ablaze in the northern Pader district.
- Aid Ship Departs for Sri Lanka's Besieged Jaffna Peninsula VOA 23 Aug 2006 -- A Red Cross ship has left the Sri Lankan capital, carrying food and essential supplies for tens of thousands of civilians trapped on the Jaffna Peninsula by fighting between government troops and the Tamil Tiger rebels
- US Urges Immediate Release of Kidnapped Journalists in Gaza VOA 23 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. State Department Wednesday appealed for the immediate and unconditional release of two journalists from the Fox News network kidnapped in Gaza August 14.
- Gaza Militant Group Claims It Holds 2 Journalists VOA 23 Aug 2006 -- A previously unknown Palestinian militant group claimed Wednesday to be holding two journalists working for the FOX television network, which is headquartered in the United States
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