19 December 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 19 Dec 2006 [PDF]
- One Marine killed in western Iraq
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Lt. Gen. Dempsey from Iraq 19 Dec 2006 -- Presenter: Commander,, Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq, Lt. Gen. Martin Dempsey
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Dec. 19 AFPN 19 Dec 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Dec. 19.
Defense Policy / Programs
- White House Refuses Comment on Iran Report VOA 19 Dec 2006 -- The Bush administration says it will not comment on reports it is considering a naval build-up off the coast of Iran
- Bush to Expand US Military VOA 19 Dec 2006 -- President Bush says he wants to increase the size of the United States military in order to wage a sustained war on terrorism
- Army Accelerates Pace of Modular Conversion Army News Release 19 Dec 2006 -- The U.S. Army announced today it will accelerate the modular conversion of two active-component Brigade Combat Teams, increasing the combat capability of the Nation's available Army forces
- USS Wasp Makes Port Call to Philadelphia Navy NewsStand 19 Dec 2006 -- USS Wasp (LHD 1) made a port call to Philadelphia as a demonstration of Navy spirit in support of the Army-Navy game the weekend of Dec. 2 and throughout the following week.
- United States Seeks To Help Improve Security in Gulf of Guinea Washington File 19 Dec 2006 -- The United States has increased its military presence in the Gulf of Guinea, but a senior American diplomat says the United States' primary goal there is supporting West African leaders and organizations seeking to improve regional security.
- Air Guard leaders explore ways to reset force AFPN 19 Dec 2006 -- The challenges for resetting the Air National Guard became more apparent to its senior leaders here Dec. 11 to 13 when Lt. Gen. Craig R. McKinley, director of the Air National Guard, hosted the senior leadership conference, Minuteman Heritage -- Preparing for New Horizons.
- New Military Health System Governance Plan Announced 19 Dec 2006 -- The Department of Defense recently announced a new approach for governance and management of the military health system. Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England approved the plan, at this time a conceptual framework, on Nov. 27, 2006.
- U.S.: Hospital Helps Heal 'Warriors' Wounded In Iraq RFE/RL 19 Dec 2006 -- At the entrance to this sprawling old brick hospital, a large banner hangs from the ceiling that reads: "Welcome to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. We Provide Warrior Care."
- TacSat-2 launched into space with flawless liftoff AFPN 19 Dec 2006 -- Successfully launched onboard a Minotaur I rocket, the TacSat-2 spacecraft has commenced operations on a planned six to 12-month experimental mission Dec. 16 from the NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility near Wallops Island, Va.
- Vandenberg successfully launches Delta II AFPN 19 Dec 2006 -- Vandenberg AFB officials successfully launched a Delta II rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload from Space Launch Complex-2 at 1 p.m. Dec. 14 here.
- Satellites launched successfully AFPN 19 Dec 2006 -- The Air Force Research Laboratory's TacSat-2 satellite and NASA's GeneSat-1 microsatellite were successfully launched today aboard an Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the east coast of the state.
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 19 Dec 2006
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 19 Dec 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for December 19, 2006
- Boeing Receives First Small Diameter Bomb Full-Rate Production Order from U.S. Air Force Boeing 19 Dec 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has been awarded an $80 million U.S. Air Force full-rate production contract for the Small Diameter Bomb I (SDB I) system.
- Northrop Grumman Achieves Two Major Development Milestones on F-35 Lightning II Program Northrop Grumman 19 Dec 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today reached two major milestones on the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program: the delivery of the center fuselage for the first U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) variant and the start of assembly of the center fuselage for the first U.S. Navy variant
- Raytheon Receives HAWK Theater Readiness Monitoring Facility Support Contract Raytheon 19 Dec 2006 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $15 million U.S. Army contract to support HAWK Theater Readiness Monitoring Facilities (TRMF).
- Raytheon Validates Excalibur Block Ia-1 Production Configuration Raytheon 19 Dec 2006 -- Validating performance and reliability of the Excalibur Block 1a-1 production configuration, Raytheon Missile Systems and BAE Systems-Bofors successfully fired 25 GPS-guided Excalibur projectiles during an extensive First Article Test series in November.
- Sagem Défense Sécurité and Atos Origin complete French Air Force’s SICOPS deployment for DGA Sagem (Safran group) 19 Dec 2006 -- Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) and Atos Origin have delivered the last of the 27 SICOPSs (Information and Communication System for air base Operations) for French Air Force bases, marking the program’s completion.
- CAR: Blame game as villages burn IRIN 19 Dec 2006 -- The burning and looting of villages across north-central Central African Republic (CAR) has scattered thousands of civilians from their homes while the rebels and the army blame each other for aggravating the situation.
- CAR: Tens of thousands of villagers on the run IRIN 19 Dec 2006 -- Around Dikba Elisi's oldest child's neck is a plastic whistle, so that if the family is forced to flee into maize fields and the children get lost, the adults have a better chance of finding them.
- SOMALIA: EU to present memorandum to Somali parties IRIN 19 Dec 2006 -- The European Commissioner of Development and Humanitarian Aid, Louis Michel, is to press both sides in the Somali conflict "to resume talks in order to find a peaceful solution", the European Union has announced.
- UGANDA: Scores killed in forced disarmament in northeast IRIN 19 Dec 2006 -- More than 150 people, including woman and children, have been killed and hundreds of others displaced in northeastern Uganda after clashes between government soldiers and armed cattle herders in the past two months, the United Nations Children's Agency (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.
- The first German SAR-Lupe reconnaissance satellite equipped with Alcatel Alenia Spaces SAR sensor Thales 19 Dec 2006 -- The first SAR-Lupe satellite, the German reconnaissance satellite-based system was successfully boosted into orbit today from the Plesezsk space center. Alcatel Alenia Space has supplied the Sensor Electronic units forming the core of the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), set to provide high-resolution radar imagery to the German defense forces starting in 2007.
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