29 August 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 29 Aug 2006 [PDF]
- 1/167 CALVARY SOLDEIR DIES OF INJURIES SUSTAINED IN HUMVEE
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- CENTAF releases airpower summaries AFPN 29 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summaries for Aug. 28 and 29.
- Iraqi Authorities Regain Control of Diwaniyah VOA 29 Aug 2006 -- Iraqi officials say authorities have regained control of the southern city of Diwaniyah, where scores of people were killed in fighting between Iraqi soldiers and Shi'ite militiamen.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Kitty Hawk Welcomes Indonesian Military Navy NewsStand 29 Aug 2006 -- Ten Indonesian officers and cadets, including the admiral commanding their Navy’s Education Development Center and the captain serving as their Naval Academy chief of staff, visited the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), Aug. 23 and 24.
- VFA-192 Sets Bar For Aviation Safety Navy NewsStand 29 Aug 2006 -- Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 based at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan was awarded the Department of the Navy 2006 Safety Excellence Award for Aviation Safety, Aug 18.
- Operation Deep Freeze under way with C-17 support AFPN 29 Aug 2006 -- A C-17 Globemaster III from the 62nd Airlift Wing at McChord Air Force Base, Wash., has flown four missions from Christchurch, New Zealand, kicking off the 2006 to 2007 season for Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica, known as Operation Deep Freeze.
- Airmen assist with volcano disaster relief AFPN 29 Aug 2006 -- An eight-person Air Force medical readiness team is providing assistance to Ecuadorians affected by the Tungurahua volcano eruption here Aug. 16.
- Homestead reservists prepare for Ernesto AFPN 29 Aug 2006 -- Air Force reservists of the 482nd Fighter Wing are preparing for landfall of Tropical Storm Ernesto on the Florida Peninsula here.
- Pentagon to Reorganize Policy Shop, Improve Cooperation AFPS 29 Aug 2006 -- Pentagon officials unveiled a reorganization of the Defense Department's policy office that will increase interagency cooperation.
- Stryker teams train with new vehicles Army News 29 Aug 2006 -- A long wait is over for Stryker Mobile Gun System (MSG) crews of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.
- Katrina shapes rescue mission AFPN 29 Aug 2006 -- On Aug. 29, 2005, the third-strongest hurricane ever to hit U.S soil made landfall on the Louisiana and Mississippi border.
- Rescue wing gears up for Tropical Storm Ernesto AFPN 29 Aug 2006 -- Air Force Reserve Command's rescue unit here is taking measures to prepare for Tropical Storm Ernesto as it heads toward central Florida.
- New intel squadron turns aerial eye on terrorists AFPN 29 Aug 2006 -- The reactivation of the 11th Intelligence Squadron here marks a milestone for Air Force Special Operations Command, which gains its first intelligence squadron
- Katrina: The Corps of Engineers' response Army News 30 Aug 2006 -- Employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who are involved in disaster operations have never welcomed the experience of something called the "storm of the century."
- Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 29 Aug 2006
- Daily Press Briefing US State Dept. 28 Aug 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for August 29, 2006
- EADS delivers prototype of NH90 mission planning system to Finland EADS 29 Aug 2006 -- EADS has delivered the first prototype of the Mission Planning Ground Station (MPGS) for the new NH90 helicopters to the Finnish Air Force (FiAF). This newly developed planning system combines for the first time operational command and control with technical logistic support of a weapon system. In addition to the national version deployed by the German Armed Forces, it is now also used by the first export customer. The Operations Support System developed by EADS Defence Electronics is an integral part of network-centric operations. The system guarantees more safety for both man and machine thanks to real-time data communication via a data link.
- U.S. Navy's Makin Island Christened; Powered by GE LM2500+ Gas Turbines, Gears GE Marine 29 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), $45 million to produce and install 505 Tank Urban Survivability Kits (TUSK) for Abrams main battle tanks supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- General Dynamics Awarded $45 Million For Abrams Urban Survivability Kits General Dynamics 29 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), $45 million to produce and install 505 Tank Urban Survivability Kits (TUSK) for Abrams main battle tanks supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- Northrop Grumman Introduces Plans for New Fourth Generation Version of LITENING AT Pod Northrop Grumman 29 Aug 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has unveiled plans for new fourth generation enhancements to its LITENING AT precision targeting and sensor system currently deployed with the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command, U.S. Air National Guard, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command.
- General Dynamics to Support Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program General Dynamics 29 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has awarded General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a contract to provide program management and administrative support as well as technical services and systems engineering to the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program Directorate (PD-452). The total potential value of the contract if all options are exercised is $41.8 million over a 12-month period of performance.<
- New Missile Warning Satellite Built By Lockheed Martin Completes Critical Functional Test Milestone Lockheed Martin 29 Aug 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today that it has successfully completed an extensive test phase of the first Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous orbit (GEO) satellite.
- NetFires LLC Awarded $54 Million Navy Contract for Littoral Combat Ship Missile Systems Raytheon 29 Aug 2006 -- NetFires LLC, a limited liability company established by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Company, has received a $54.8 million U.S. Navy contract for System Design and Development for the Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System for the Navy Littoral Combat Ships.
- Raytheon Delivers Warrior UAS Sensors, Completes Verification Flight Testing Raytheon 29 Aug 2006 -- Raytheon Company completed EO/IR/LD (electro-optical/infrared/laser designator) sensor verification flight testing for the U.S. Army Warrior unmanned aerial system (UAS) this month.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 29 Aug 2006
- OPT: Gaza siege causing major health crisis IRIN 29 Aug 2006 -- Gaza hospitals are facing a crisis because of a western and Israeli economic boycott, and an Israeli military offensive. The United Nations has warned of an increasingly desperate humanitarian situation.
- Italian Troops Begin Journey to Lebanon VOA 29 Aug 2006 -- A naval task force with the first 1,000 Italian troops set sail for Lebanon Tuesday following a farewell ceremony in the waters off the southern coast of Italy.
- Israeli Political Turmoil After the War in Lebanon VOA 29 Aug 2006 -- The inconclusive end to the recent war in Lebanon has shaken Israeli confidence in Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
- Visiting UN Force in southern Lebanon, Annan urges all sides to respect ceasefire UN News Centre 29 Aug 2006 -- Israel and Hizbollah must respect their ceasefire, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today during a visit to the headquarters of the United Nations force in southern Lebanon, where he also paid tribute to the hundreds of UN personnel who have lost their lives in the war-ravaged country.
- UN hopes to soon double its troops in Lebanon, Annan says UN News Centre 29 Aug 2006 -- The United Nations hopes to soon double to 5,000 the number of its troops in southern Lebanon, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today in Israel on the latest leg of his diplomatic tour of the Middle East to increase support for full implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 that ended the recent month-long fighting.
- LEBANON: Kofi Annan pledges UN to help Lebanon recover IRIN 29 Aug 2006 -- The United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, says the UN will continue to help Lebanon recover from the 34-day war between the armed wing of Hezbollah, a political party and member of the Lebanese government, and neighbouring Israel.
- UN's Annan Visits Southern Lebanon, Israel RFE/RL 29 Aug 2006 -- On the second-day of a regional tour to seal conditions for the deployment of a strengthened UN force to southern Lebanon, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is visiting the war-damaged region today before traveling on to Israel.
- Kofi Annan Arrives in Israel VOA 29 Aug 2006 -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is in Israel after meeting with Lebanese officials and visiting U.N. peacekeeping operations
- Uganda Army, Rebels End Fighting VOA 29 Aug 2006 -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered his army to end fighting against the rebel Lords Resistance Army (LRA), as a ceasefire agreement signed Saturday came into effect
- Annan welcomes cessation of hostilities agreement between Uganda and rebels UN News Centre 29 Aug 2006 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the recent signing of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement between the Government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group notorious for committing atrocities against civilians.
- UGANDA: Key points in the ceasefire agreement between the gov't and the LRA IRIN 29 Aug 2006 -- The 'Cessation of Hostilities' agreement that came into force at 0600 hrs (0300 GMT) on Tuesday was signed in Juba by Ruhakana Rugunda, Ugandan Minister of Internal Affairs and leader of the Kampala delegation, and Martin Ojul, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) delegation.
- UGANDA: Army halts operations as ceasefire goes into effect IRIN 29 Aug 2006 -- The Ugandan army has halted operations against the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in northern Uganda and southern Sudan as a truce aimed at underpinning peace talks took effect on Tuesday morning, officials said.
- Iraqi Kurds Condemn Rebel Attack in Turkey VOA 29 Aug 2006 -- A U.S. backed group of Iraqi Kurdish fighters has condemned Monday's deadly terror attack by Kurdish rebels in Turkey
- Turkey: Kurdish Militants Believed Behind Latest Bombings RFE/RL 29 Aug 2006 -- Turkey's Mediterranean coast and its largest city, Istanbul, have been hit by a series of bombs in the past three days.
- Kurdish Militants Claim Responsibility for Deadly Blast in Turkey VOA 29 Aug 2006 -- A Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility for an explosion Monday that killed three people at a resort city in southern Turkey.
- Pakistan: Baluch Leader's Death Raises Pressure On PresidentRFE/RL 29 Aug 2006 -- Angry demonstrators in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan Province clashed with security forces for a third consecutive day today following the death of a prominent ethnic Baluch tribal leader.
- PAKISTAN: Tribal chief's killing leads to violence IRIN 29 Aug 2006 -- Sajjida Iqbal, 25, a young teacher in Quetta taking shelter in her house, said people had seen enough violence.
- Riots Surround Funeral of Pakistani Rebel Leader VOA 29 Aug 2006 -- Fresh violence erupted throughout Pakistan as funeral and memorial services were held for slain tribal leader Nawab Bugti
- State's Frazer Tells Sudanese President U.N. Force Is Necessary Washington File 29 Aug 2006 -- Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer delivered a message from President Bush to Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in Khartoum August 29 and urged Sudan to agree to expansion of the African Union peacekeeping force under the auspices of the United Nations.
- Sudanese President Sending Envoy to Washington VOA 29 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer met Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir Tuesday in Khartoum to deliver a message from President Bush on the Darfur conflict and the future of bilateral relations
- Sudanese President Meets With US Diplomat to Discuss Darfur VOA 29 Aug 2006 -- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has met with a visiting U.S. diplomat who is seeking approval for a United Nations peacekeeping force in Darfur.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY UNITED NATIONS HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR FOR CHAD United Nations 29 Aug 2006
- Russia: Independent Beslan Investigation Sparks Controversy RFE/RL 29 Aug 2006 -- The controversy over the events that led to the tragic conclusion of the 2004 Beslan hostage crisis spilled into the public domain yesterday with the publication of a lengthy report on the tragedy that differs sharply from the official line.
- DRC: Kabila, Bemba's aides agree to probe unrest IRIN 29 Aug 2006 -- Representatives of President Joseph Kabila and Vice-President Jean Pierre Bemba, finalists in July's election in the Democratic Republic of Congo, agreed on Tuesday to set up sub-commissions to investigate the causes of recent fighting in the capital and to work out ground rules for a run-off presidential poll due on 29 October.
- DR Congo candidates working to prevent violence during runoff, UN mission reports UN News Centre 29 Aug 2006 -- The two leading presidential candidates from last month's historic elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have agreed on a joint plan to investigate the deadly clashes that broke out after the release of preliminary results and to prevent violence from recurring during the runoff poll, the United Nations mission in the country reported today.
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