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07 November 2006 Military News

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  • Nothing can stop Headquarters U.S. Air Force AFPN 07 Nov 2006 -- In early November, Headquarters Air Force personnel will participate in exercise Blue Raven, another in a series of continuity of operations exercises that tests the capability of HAF personnel to continue mission essential functions during a crisis.
  • Rescuers learn to make order out of chaos AFPN 07 Nov 2006 -- In August 2003, a truck bomb exploded at the United Nations headquarters in downtown Baghdad, collapsing three floors of the four-story building.
  • Ross Returns from Deployment Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2006 -- Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Nov. 6 after a six month deployment in the Mediterranean Sea as part of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2)in support of Operation Active Endeavour (OAE).
  • USS Saipan, HM-15 Demonstrate Mine Sweeping Capability Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2006 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Saipan (LHA 2), along with the "Blackhawks" of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15, successfully conducted a mine sweeping training event in the Persian Gulf Nov. 7.
  • USS Rodney M. Davis Installs MOBI Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2006 -- The USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) crew and contractors completed the installation of a man overboard indicator (MOBI) system Nov. 3.
  • Bataan ESG Completes Final Battle Problem Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2006 -- The USS Bataan (LHD 5) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) completed the Final Battle Problem of their Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) Nov. 1 off the Atlantic Coast.
  • Teamwork Furthers USS Ford's Battle Readiness During SRA Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2006 -- More than 50 Sailors assigned to USS Ford (FFG 54) boarded USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) Oct. 31 to conduct damage control drills.
  • Indian Soldiers Train with U.S. Marines, Sailors Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2006 -- U.S. Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Special Operations Capable (MEU/SOC) conducted training with Indian soldiers assigned to the 9th Battalion of the Sikh Infantry aboard USS Boxer (LHD 4) during exercise Malabar 2006, Oct. 24-28.
  • Juneau, Philippine Forces Develop Bonds at Sea Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2006 -- After a three-day stop in Subic Bay, Philippines, amphibious transport dock ship USS Juneau (LPD 10) had some special guests aboard while conducting the operational portion of Talon Vision Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) Oct. 19-29.
  • Gulf of Guinea Conference to Focus on Maritime Safety and Security Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2006 -- At the request of U.S. partners in West and Central Africa, a Gulf of Guinea maritime safety and security conference is scheduled to be held in Cotonou, Benin, Nov. 13-15, to address improving economic, environmental, military, and governance issues in the region.
  • U.S. Urges Agreement To Restrict Deadly Anti-Vehicle Mine Use Washignton File 07 Nov 2006 -- Mines designed to explode when a vehicle passes over them continue to maim and kill innocents around the world long after conflicts have ended, and they pose a particular problem for international relief organizations.
  • NATO's "Active Endeavor" Operation Safeguards the Mediterranean Washignton File 07 Nov 2006 -- Moroccan intelligence officials catch wind of a terrorist plot to hijack a ship in the Mediterranean for use in an attack. After they alert their European and North American counterparts, a desperate race against time begins.
  • Annan calls for immediate action to curb use of cluster bombs UN News Centre 07 Nov 2006 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for urgent actions to address the "disastrous impact" of cluster munitions, warheads that can scatter scores of smaller bombs, especially when used in populated areas, as occurred in this summer's conflict between Israel and the Lebanese Hizbollah group.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 07 Nov 2006
  • Press Gaggle by Tony Snow The White House 07 Nov 2006

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