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28 February 2007 Military News

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  • Army Fields New Protective Neck Gear Army News Release 28 Feb 2007 -- The U.S. Army announced Feb. 28 it is fielding 430,000 new helmet pads, officially referred to as Nape Pads, designed to better protect Soldiers' neck areas from ballistic fragmentation.
  • U.S. Should Use Counterinsurgency Methods in War on Terror, General Says AFPS 28 Feb 2007 -- The United States should approach the global war on terrorism as it would an insurgency, a senior military official said today at the 18th annual Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict Symposium here.
  • Air Force officials release 2007 posture statement AFPN 28 Feb 2007 -- Air Force officials released their annual posture statement which articulates the major elements required for the Air Force to fulfill its mission and its priorities over the course of the next year and into the future.
  • Test squadron demonstrates Sniper pod capability AFPN 28 Feb 2007 -- Members of the 419th Flight Test Squadron here recently completed its initial developmental testing of the Sniper pod installed on a B-1B Lancer, designed to increase the aircraft's self-targeting capability.
  • General speaks on Elmendorf's, Air Force's future AFPN 28 Feb 2007 -- The Air Force deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements, visited here Feb. 21 to 23 to discuss the capabilities Alaska provides to the service, recapitalization, joint initiatives and the arrival of the C-17 Globemaster IIIs and F-22 Raptor.
  • AFMC leader discusses command's war contributions AFPN 28 Feb 2007 -- In the thick of rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and small-arms fire in a battle, the last thing on a warfighter's mind would be thanking members of Air Force Materiel Command for the weapons about to be used.
  • USS Scout Arrives in Bahrain Navy NewsStand 28 Feb 2007 -- USS Scout (MCM 8), an Avenger-class mine countermeasure ship, arrived in Bahrain on Feb. 18.
  • MCM Ships, Aircraft Participate in IDEX 2007 Navy NewsStand 28 Feb 2007 -- Three forward-deployed units of the U.S. Mine Warfare Force took part in the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2007 in Abu Dhabi's newly opened Mina Zayed Free Port harbor facility in February.
  • Kauffman, Navy Ship Visits Build Cooperation in Angola Navy NewsStand 28 Feb 2007 -- USS Kauffman (FFG 59) completed a four-day port visit here Feb. 24 as part of an ongoing effort to enhance relations throughout West and Central Africa.
  • NR-1 Arrives in Texas For Gulf Exploration Navy NewsStand 28 Feb 2007 -- Nuclear Research Submarine NR-1, towed by Submarine Support Vessel (SSV) Carolyn Chouest, pulled into Galveston, Texas, on Feb. 25 to take part in an expedition to survey the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and other sites of interest in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Ashland Welcomes New CO Navy NewsStand 28 Feb 2007 -- Cmdr. Jeffrey A. Ward relieved Cmdr. David A. Owen as Commanding Officer of USS Ashland (LSD 48) during a ceremony Feb. 25 on board the amphibious dock landing ship.
  • USNS Sacagawea Delivered to Military Sealift Command Navy NewsStand 28 Feb 2007 -- After completing sea trials off the southern California coast, dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2) was delivered to the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) on Feb. 27.
  • Ronald Reagan Awarded First Battle "E" Navy NewsStand 28 Feb 2007 -- USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) earned the 2006 Commander Naval Air Force Carrier Battle Efficiency "E" award for the West Coast, the first Battle "E" ever for the Navy's newest aircraft carrier.
  • AFMC leader discusses command's war contributions AFPN 28 Feb 2007 -- In the thick of rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and small-arms fire in a battle, the last thing on a warfighter's mind would be thanking members of Air Force Materiel Command for the weapons about to be used.
  • Gates, Pace Call on Congress to Fund IED Research AFPS 28 Feb 2007 -- Defense leaders yesterday called on Congress to approve a further $2.4 billion to defeat the biggest killer of Americans in the Middle East: the improvised explosive device.
  • MSC Delivers Second Minesweeper to Bahrain Navy NewsStand 28 Feb 2007 -- Heavy-lift ship M/V Condock III, chartered by Military Sealift Command (MSC), delivered mine countermeasures ship USS Scout (MCM 8) to Manama, Bahrain, Feb. 18 after a month-and-a-half journey, which began at Naval Station Ingleside, Texas.
  • Essex Practices for Evacuation Operations Navy NewsStand 28 Feb 2007 -- USS Essex (LHD 2) conducted a noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) drill Feb. 14 off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, during the ship's spring patrol.
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 28 Feb 2007
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 28 Feb 2007

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  • Congo Militia Come Forward to Disarm VOA 28 Feb 2007 -- A U.N. official has announced members of a notorious militia group in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo have come forward to disarm
  • Notorious Congolese militia leader begins disarmament but demands amnesty - UN UN News Centre 28 Feb 2007 -- In a hopeful development towards peace in the war-torn northeastern Ituri province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the notorious leader of the a local militia group has ordered the surrender and disarmament of 170 of his troops - including numerous children - while demanding amnesty, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country, known as MONUC, announced today.
  • DRC: Another rebel group gives up arms IRIN 28 Feb 2007 -- One of the main rebel groups in the troubled Ituri District of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) began surrendering its weapons on Tuesday under an ongoing demobilisation, disarmament and reintegration (DDR) process, military and United Nations sources said.
  • Sudan: Ban Ki-moon calls for 'dialogue' from all sides as daily violence continues UN News Centre 28 Feb 2007 -- Painting his grimmest picture yet of the humanitarian and security situation in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated the urgent need for a ceasefire, calling for "dialogue and negotiation" from all sides, while the United Nations mission in the country today reported more abductions, hijackings and tribal fighting throughout the region.
  • SUDAN: ICC war-crimes move 'a good first step' IRIN 28 Feb 2007 -- The decision by the International Criminal Court to name war-crimes suspects in Darfur was a sign of progress but there was still a long way to go before justice could be delivered, analysts said.
  • UN official discusses latest situation in southern Lebanon with officials in Beirut UN News Centre 28 Feb 2007 -- A senior United Nations official today discussed with Lebanese officials full implementation of the Security Council resolution that ended last summer's war between Israel and Hizbollah, following similar talks earlier this week with Israeli authorities.
  • Sri Lankan navy destroys rebel boat, kills 15 IRNA 28 Feb 2007 -- The Sri Lanka Navy destroyed two Tamil rebel boats off the north-eastern coast, killing at least 15 rebels, a military spokesman said in Colombo Wednesday.
  • Israeli Troops Crack Down on Nablus VOA 28 Feb 2007 -- Israeli forces have killed two senior members of Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian militant group responsible for recent suicide bombings in Israel
  • UGANDA: Fear grips north as truce pact lapses IRIN 28 Feb 2007 -- A day before a ceasefire agreement between the government and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) was due to lapse with no sign of an extension, observers fear northern Uganda could again plunge into violence.
  • World: ICJ Bosnia Ruling Sets Important Precedents RFE/RL 28 Feb 2007 -- This week, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled there is not enough evidence to prove Serbia bears state responsibility for genocide during the Bosnian war.
  • Ceasefire Between Ugandan Government, Rebels Expires VOA 28 Feb 2007 -- The deadline for the Ugandan government and a northern rebel group to renew a provisional ceasefire expires Wednesday

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