24 November 2006 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 24 Nov 2006 [PDF]
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Nov. 24 AFPN 24 Nov 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Nov. 24.
- Coalition, Iraqi Forces Kill, Detain Terrorists AFPS 24 Nov 2006 -- In separate operations today, yesterday and Nov. 22 throughout Iraq, coalition forces and Iraqi security forces killed five terrorists and detained 21 suspected terrorists, military officials in Iraq reported.
- U.S. Units Securing, Rebuilding Afghanistan in Small Steps AFPS 24 Nov 2006 -- Bringing stability to provinces in Afghanistan and bringing areas under control of the national government is a two-step process that's progressing steadily in small steps.
- U.S. Military Operations Evolve as Afghan Army Becomes More Capable AFPS 24 Nov 2006 -- U.S. military operations and missions have changed since the early days of Operation Enduring Freedom and will continue to change as the Afghan National Army becomes a more capable and respected force.
- U.S. Soldiers Work With Afghan Army to Fortify, Instill Discipline AFPS 24 Nov 2006 -- As winter tightens its grip on Afghanistan -- higher elevations already are snow-covered -- U.S. forces are striving to fortify their Afghan National Army counterpart units and instill professional discipline to keep the Afghan soldiers on duty year-round.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Blue Ridge Step Closer to Underway with Fast Cruise Navy NewsStand 24 Nov 2006 -- USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) prepared for upcoming sea trials by simulating a day at sea Nov. 14, with a "Fast Cruise."
- USS Blue Ridge Underway After SRA Navy NewsStand 24 Nov 2006 -- USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) successfully completed sea trails Nov. 16 and 17, following a 68-day selective restrictive availability (SRA) maintenance period.
- 31st MEU Train Fast Rope Techniques on Essex Navy NewsStand 24 Nov 2006 -- Marines and Sailors of Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) took the opportunity to do some vital fast-rope training aboard USS Essex (LHD 2) Nov. 15.
- Western Air Defense Sector ops center opens AFPN 24 Nov 2006 -- With the snip of a fiber-optic ribbon, the Western Air Defense Sector opened its multi-million dollar operations center here Nov. 20.
- FINAL ASSEMBLY OF FIRST INDIAN HAWKS UNDERWAY AT BAE SYSTEMS BAE Systems 24 Nov 2006 -- The first two Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers for the Indian Air Force (IAF) are entering final assembly ahead of flight testing at BAE Systems in Warton, Lancashire.
- Delivery of the first re-engined ERC 90s Panhard 24 Nov 2006 -- At the beginning of 2007, a squadron of a French armoured regiment is to be sent on an overseas operation with the ERC 90 `Sagaie' equipped with new engines. These light tanks, built by Panhard, have seen intensive operational service since their delivery during the 1980s.
- Netherlands' Armed Forces order Thales Datalink Management Systems Thales 24 Nov 2006 -- On 23 November, the Netherlands' Ministry of Defence and Thales Communications B.V. signed a contract for the delivery of Thales's Datalink Interface Processor equipment, Thales Datalink Network Management Software and peripheral equipment. With this suite, a Datalink Management System will be set up in Nieuw Milligen and three Remote Terminal Sites in Den Helder, Vredepeel and Ried (all locations in the Netherlands). The contract also includes the delivery of one Deployable Network Management System including one Deployable Remote Terminal Site.
- CHAD: State of emergency extended IRIN 24 Nov 2006 -- The Chadian government has extended a state of emergency to six months from an initial 12 days in the midst of continuing violence that has displaced tens of thousands of people.
- DRC: Three mass graves discovered in Ituri IRIN 24 Nov 2006 -- Investigations have begun into three mass graves containing 30 corpses in a military camp in the northeastern Congolese district of Ituri, UN spokesman Kemal Saiki said Friday.
- Iraq: Sectarian Violence Worsens As President To Visit Iran RFE/RL 24 Nov 2006 -- Baghdad has suffered its worst single day of violence since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.
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