03 November 2006 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 03 Nov 2006 [PDF]
- Three Soldiers killed by roadside bomb
- Marine dies in Western Iraq
- 3 MNF-W Marines killed in Western Iraq
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Nov. 3 AFPN 03 Nov 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Nov. 3.
- Transition teams secure relationships on the border Army News 03 Nov 2006 -- It is early morning at the point of entry where two countries meet - Iraq and Syria.
- Airmen work, live with Iraqi Army at remote desert base AFPN 03 Nov 2006 -- Tucked in a valley between the Euphrates River and some of the most dangerous territory in Iraq is an oasis in the middle of the desert -- Camp Habbaniyah.
- Iraqi Police Find 56 Bodies in Baghdad VOA 03 Nov 2006 -- Iraqi police say they have found 56 bodies in Baghdad in a 24-hour period from Thursday to Friday morning.
Defense Policy / Programs
- 109th Airlift Wing commemorates first South Pole landing AFPN 03 Nov 2006 -- An LC-130 Hercules from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing touched down at the South Pole on Oct. 30 to commemorate the first plane landing there 50 years ago.
- Unified Engagement 2006 kicks off AFPN 03 Nov 2006 -- In a welcoming speech to more than 300 military members and civilians at the Battle Command Training Center here, Gen. Paul V. Hester, Pacific Air Forces commander, kicked off Unified Engagement 2006.
- Mountain Home may help train Singapore Airmen AFPN 03 Nov 2006 -- Air Force and Singapore officials are negotiating to bring up to 10 Singapore F-15 Eagles to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, and establish a training squadron there.
- Hydrogen fueling station now operating at Hickam AFPN 03 Nov 2006 -- State and U.S. Air Force officials gathered here Nov. 2 to unveil Hawaii's and the service's first hydrogen generation and dispensing station.
- Army increases weight limit for females, standards remain same Army News 03 Nov 2006 -- Weight limits for female Soldiers have changed to incorporate current research regarding differences between male and female body types.
- Nimitz Completes Underway, Certified 'Outstanding' Navy NewsStand 03 Nov 2006 -- USS Nimitz (CVN 68) passed another milestone on the way to deployment when the crew successfully completed Tailored Ship's Training Availability Nov. 2, after more than 30 days at sea.
- NMCB 1 Seabees Near Completion of Missile Battery Site Navy NewsStand 03 Nov 2006 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 Seabees are currently engaged in a major site improvement project at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan, that must be completed by November this year.
- VFA-213 'Blacklions' Declared "Safe for Flight" Navy NewsStand 03 Nov 2006 -- Following seven months of training and inspections, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 officially was declared "Safe for Flight" Oct. 27, during a briefing at the "Blacklions'" hangar by Commander, Strike Fighter Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Capt. John McCandlish, his staff and Carrier Air Wing 8 Deputy Commander, Capt. Daniel Dixon.
- Seabee Detachment Stands Up at 'San Nic' Navy NewsStand 03 Nov 2006 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 are temporarily stationed at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) San Nicolas Island (SNI) for a six-month deployment.
- Improved Arresting Gear System to Debut on USS Ronald Reagan Navy NewsStand 03 Nov 2006 -- A new type of aircraft arresting gear control system will be installed on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in 2007 during the ship's next scheduled maintenance period.
- FOD Royalty 'Reigns' on Kitty Hawk Flight Deck Navy NewsStand 03 Nov 2006 -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) is ensuring the safety of the ship's flight deck with the "FOD royal family."
- New Air Force Command to Fight in Cyberspace AFPS 03 Nov 2006 -- The Air Force's new cyberspace command will redefine air power for the 21st century and bring the fight to a realm that the enemy has already exploited extensively, the general in charge of the new command said here yesterday.
- Army Secretary views MiTT training at Fort Riley Ary News 03 Nov 2006 -- Secretary of the Army Francis Harvey met with 1st Infantry Division Military Transition Team members at Fort Riley yesterday.
- Wolfpack Celebrates 20 Years of Excellence Navy NewsStand 03 Nov 2006 -- Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 45 "Wolfpack" celebrated their 20th anniversary here Oct. 2-4.
- United States Outlines "Ambitious Agenda" for Riga NATO Summit Washington File 03 Nov 2006 -- Afghanistan will top the agenda of the November 28-29 NATO summit in Riga, Latvia, say senior U.S. diplomats, adding that the American priority will be to enhance alliance capabilities and partnerships for future global missions.
- Turkey Orders 17 S-70B SEAHAWK Helicopters Sikorsky 03 Nov 2006 -- Sikorsky Aircraft announced today it has signed an agreement which makes effective a contract with the Ministry of National Defense, Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) of the Government of Turkey for 17 new S-70B SEAHAWK« helicopters.
- UK armed forces 5,170 'below strength' IRNA 03 Nov 2006 -- Defence Minister Derek Twigg admitted Friday that Britain's armed forces were "stretched" with sizeable deployment in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Balkans, but insisted that troops were "not over-stretched."
- Russia to redeploy aircraft at modernized Tajik air base RIA Novosti 03 Nov 2006 -- Russia's 201st motorized infantry division in Tajikistan will redeploy its helicopters and planes to the Aini airbase near the country's capital, Russia's air force commander said Friday.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 03 Nov 2006
- Press Gaggle by Tony Fratto The White House 03 Nov 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for November 03, 2006
- BRITISH ARMY UNVEILS BAE SYSTEMS' TROJAN AND TITAN BAE Systems 03 Nov 2006 -- The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) today unveiled the first of a new breed of armoured engineering tanks from BAE Systems. TROJAN and TITAN are the most capable Engineering Vehicles that the British Army will have ever operated. Weighing over 60 tonnes, these vehicles are capable of travelling at speeds up to 56km/h.
- General Dynamics Awarded $56 Million Engineering and Support Contract for TRIDENT Ballistic Missile System General Dynamics 03 Nov 2006 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $56 million contract modification to provide production, operational support, field engineering services, repair and return effort, and development for the TRIDENT II Fire Control System.
- General Dynamics Awarded $6 Million Contract for Ordnance Disposal Systems General Dynamics 03 Nov 2006 -- The NAVSEA Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Md., has awarded General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $6.1 million contract for production of Disposable Fire Sets (DFS) for use by Joint Services explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) personnel in combat operations.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN SELECTED BY REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE TO LEAD 20-YEAR PILOT TRAINING PROGRAM Lockheed Martin 03 Nov 2006 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was awarded a 20-year contract by the Singapore Defence Science and Technology Agency to support the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Basic Wings Course (BWC).
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 03 Nov 2006
- Annan 'deeply concerned' at escalating violence in Gaza UN News Centre 03 Nov 2006 -- Voicing deep concern at the rising death toll from Israeli operations in northern Gaza, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged Israel to refrain from "further escalating an already grave situation" and called on Palestinian militants to stop firing rockets at Israeli civilian targets.
- No military solution to Israeli-Palestinian Gaza standoff - Kamynin RIA Novosti 03 Nov 2006 -- The current standoff between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in the north of the Gaza Strip can be resolved only by political means, not by force, a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.
- Violence Escalates in Gaza VOA 03 Nov 2006 -- Two women were killed Friday and about ten others wounded after Israeli troops fired on a group of women acting as human shields to protect Palestinian militants under siege by Israeli forces in a mosque in the Gaza Strip
- United States Urges Return to Somali Peace Talks Washington File 03 Nov 2006 -- The Islamic Courts Union (ICU) and the Transitional Federal Institutions (TFI) should return to a third round of peace talks for Somalia without conditions, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said November 2.
- Horn of Africa Braces for Violence in Wake of Somalia's Failed Peace Talks VOA 03 Nov 2006 -- Fear of an all-out war in the Horn of Africa is soaring amid reports that Somalia's Islamist militia and Ethiopian-backed government troops are creating front-line, fighting positions near the Islamist-controlled town of Bur Hakaba and the collapse of peace talks between the two sides.
- Somali Islamic Courts Deny Warning by US They Plan Terror Attacks VOA 03 Nov 2006 -- Somalia's Islamic courts are denouncing warnings by the United States that they may be planning suicide attacks in Kenya and Ethiopia.
- Georgia leader ready to resume talks on Abkhazia, S. Ossetia RIA Novosti 04 Nov 2006 -- Georgia's president said Friday Tbilisi is ready to resume talks on its conflicts with the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia without any preliminary conditions.
- Lebanon: UN force nears strength deemed sufficient by its commander UN News Centre 03 Nov 2006 -- The enhanced United Nations peacekeeping force sent to Lebanon this summer to monitor the cessation of hostilities between Israel and Hizbollah has now nearly reached the strength its commander considers sufficient.
- SUDAN: Bashir "refuses" UN force, despite Chinese mediation IRIN 03 Nov 2006 -- Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir reaffirmed on Friday his opposition to a United Nations peacekeeping force in the troubled Darfur region of Sudan, despite mediation by China's president, Hu Jintao.
- Georgia must stop hostile actions to improve relations with Russia RIA Novosti 03 Nov 2006 -- Georgia must stop its hostile actions to normalize its relations with Russia, the Russian foreign minister said Friday.
- 700 gunmen operate in Chechnya - official statistics RIA Novosti 03 Nov 2006 -- About 700 gunmen continue to operate in the troubled republic of Chechnya and neighboring regions in Russia's North Caucasus, a senior military official said Friday.
- Sri Lankan Air Force Pounds Rebel Bases for 3rd Day VOA 03 Nov 2006 -- Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger bases in the north and east were pounded by the Sri Lankan Air Force for the third straight day Friday.
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