05 March 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 05 Mar 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Navy Casualties
- 13SC (E) UNIT ATTACKED
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Press Briefing, March 5, 2007 MNF-I 05 Mar 2007 -- TOPIC: TRAINING AND LOGISTICS OF IRAQI SECURITY FORCES
- USS Howard Departs Persian Gulf Navy NewsStand 05 Mar 2007 -- USS Howard (DDG 83) completed conducting maritime security operations (MSO) on Feb. 28 for Combined Task Force 158 in the North Persian Gulf in support of U.S. 5th Fleet.
- March 5 airpower: Pave Hawks fly rescue missions AFPN 05 Mar 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for March 5.
- Security forces Airmen protect Iraq's airpower hub AFPN 05 Mar 2007 -- Two 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron flights, Alpha and Bravo, continuously rotate shifts to eye all activities from their posts throughout Balad.
- Coalition Forces Capture 38 Suspects During Raids in Iraq AFPS 05 Mar 2007 -- In operations around Iraq over the past three days, coalition forces captured 38 suspects.
- Ghost Soldiers Discover Secret Room, Hidden Cache Army News 05 Mar 2007 -- Two Garryowen troops assigned to Ghost Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, netted one of the largest weapons caches in the Ninewa Province Feb. 9.
- Camp Liberty Soldiers Up-armor Humvees Army News 05 Mar 2007 -- As the enemy changes its tactics in warfare, the military constantly updates strategies on how to keep servicemembers safe.
- Stennis Teams with Army, Marines in OEF Missions Navy NewsStand 05 Mar 2007 -- The face of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Group (JCSSG) is a little different than most ships operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation (AOO).
- Rising Civilian Toll From Possible NATO Strike VOA 05 Mar 2007 -- Afghan officials say a NATO air strike in northern Afghanistan has killed at least nine civilians
- Forces in Afghanistan Brace for Protests After US Forces Kill Civilians VOA 05 Mar 2007 -- U.S. and Afghan forces are bracing for a possible backlash after at least eight Afghan civilians were killed in a military operation in eastern Afghanistan Sunday
- AFGHANISTAN: Fighting a losing battle against opium production IRIN 05 Mar 2007 -- Afghanistan is set to produce record volumes of opium this year because the government's eradication efforts are constrained by insecurity in the volatile south and southeastern regions.
- Russia ready to resume military aid to Afghanistan - diplomat RIA Novosti 05 Mar 2007 -- Russia is willing to discuss the resumption of military aid to Afghanistan during the upcoming visit of the country's defense minister to Moscow, a Russian diplomat said Monday.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Witnesses Testify to Battles with Walter Reed Bureaucracy AFPS 05 Mar 2007 -- Army leaders are committed to improving the service's health care systems for wounded servicemembers and their families, top officers told the national security subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today.
- US Veterans, Family Members Testify on Military Medical Care VOA 05 Mar 2007 -- US lawmakers are pledging strong action in the wake of the latest revelations regarding poor conditions wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan have faced at a key Army medical hospital
- Spangdahlem, Incirlik Airmen unite in training AFPN 05 Mar 2007 -- The cooperation between Airmen from Incirlik AB and Spangdahlem AB, Germany, has improved the development of the 39th Maintenance Squadron ammunition members through high-fidelity training opportunities.
- Andersen bombers participate in Koa Lightning exercise AFPN 05 Mar 2007 -- The low rumble of B-52s shook the normally quiet evening sky above Andersen Air Force Base as the Stratofortresses of the 36th Operations Group participated in Pacific Command's Koa Lightning exercise over the islands of Hawaii.
- NATO Military Committee Visits Joint Forces Command AFPS 05 Mar 2007 -- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Committee visited U.S. Joint Forces Command here March 2 to cement its relationship with NATO Allied Command Transformation.
- U.S. Military Airlifts Relief Supplies to Flood Victims in Bolivia AFPS 05 Mar 2007 -- U.S. Southern Command here has partnered with the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Navy's Project Handclasp to airlift more than $30,000 of emergency relief supplies to victims of recent devastating flooding in eastern Bolivia.
- First Maneuver Course Graduates Army News 05 Mar 2007 -- Maj. Gen. Robert M. Williams, commanding general of the U.S. Army Armor Center and School, spoke at the graduation of the first Maneuver Captains Career Course Friday.
- Tobyhanna Inspectors: The Final Quality Check Army News 05 Mar 2007 -- Nothing leaves Tobyhanna Army Depot without a seal of approval from one or more of the 35 quality inspectors who work in the Quality Improvement Division.
- $41.2 Million Awarded to Universities for Research Equipment 05 Mar 2007 -- The Department of Defense today announced plans to award $41.2 million to academic institutions to support the purchase of research instrumentation cunder the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).
- Undersea Surveillance Aligned Under Naval Oceanography Navy NewsStand 05 Mar 2007 -- Commander Undersea Surveillance (CUS), head of the Navy's Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS), was elevated to an echelon IV command Feb. 28 to serve under the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMOC) at Stennis Space Center, Miss.
- Tortuga Sailors Make 'Blue-Green' Training a Success Navy NewsStand 05 Mar 2007 -- Sailors aboard USS Tortuga (LSD 46) and Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed a set of work-ups that culminated in Amphibious Ready Group Exercise (ARGEX) and Evaluation Exercise (EVALEX) 07-1 in the vicinity of White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan, in late February.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 05 Mar 2007
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 05 Mar 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for March 05, 2007
- BAE SYSTEMS AWARDED $7 MILLION CONTRACT MODIFICATION FOR M88A2 HERCULES RECOVERY VEHICLES BAE Systems 05 Mar 2007 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a $7 million contract modification from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to remanufacture and upgrade four M88A2 HERCULES recovery vehicles.
- TWO NEW CONTRACTS HELP BAE SYSTEMS ACHIEVE RECORD GROWTH IN MINE-PROTECTED VEHICLES BUSINESS BAE Systems 05 Mar 2007 -- New contracts from the US Army and Sweden have helped BAE Systems Land Systems OMC achieve record growth.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARDED $311 MILLION ARROWHEAD MODERNIZED TADS/PNVS PRODUCTION CONTRACT Lockheed Martin 05 Mar 2007 -- The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a follow-on production contract for Arrowhead®, the new electro-optical system for AH-64 Apache combat helicopter pilots
- Oshkosh Truck Selected for Theater Provided Equipment Refurbishment (TPER) of Line Haul Tractors in Kuwait Oshkosh 05 Mar 2007 -- Oshkosh Truck Corporation (NYSE:OSK) announced today that it has been selected by the U.S. Army for Theater Provided Equipment Refurbishment (TPER) of M915 Line Haul tractors under a four-year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The initial delivery is for a quantity of 137 units to be completed within the first 10 months of award and is valued at $13.8 million. The contract can be extended to cover additional Line Haul units located throughout the Southwest Asia theater of operations. Work will be performed in Oshkosh’s facility in Jahra, Kuwait, alongside the refurbishment of the Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) manufactured by Oshkosh Truck.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 05 Mar 2007
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY GEORGIA ON ELECTIONS IN ABKHAZIA United Nations 05 Mar 2007
- COTE D'IVOIRE: New peace agreement IRIN 05 Mar 2007 -- President Laurent Gbagbo and New Forces rebel leader Guillaume Soro have signed a peace agreement for Côte d'Ivoire aimed at ending a more than four-year political impasse that has divided the country and displaced hundreds of thousands of people.
- UN envoy in Timor-Leste says Timorese fugitive responsible for violence, calls for calm UN News Centre 05 Mar 2007 -- The United Nations envoy in Timor-Leste has said fugitive Timorese Major Alfredo Reinado and his followers, who are accused of involvement in last year's deadly violence that rocked the tiny nation, bear ultimate responsibility for the weekend military operation launched against them by the International Security Forces (ISF) because they rejected the Government's terms of surrender.
- Uganda Denies Its Troops Are in Somalia VOA 05 Mar 2007 -- Uganda says there are no Ugandan soldiers in Somalia at this time, contrary to recent media reports
- Lack of UN Peacekeepers Keeps Darfur on Edge VOA 05 Mar 2007 -- Last August, the U.N. Security Council approved unanimously a resolution to send more than 20,000 peacekeepers to Sudan's war-torn Darfur region
- New Peace Deal Signed, Demobilization to Begin in Ivory Coast VOA 05 Mar 2007 -- Up until now, militias and rebels who fought in Ivory Coast's civil war have refused to put down their arms
- French Forces Deployed Against Renewed Attacks in CAR VOA 05 Mar 2007 -- After two days of violence between rebels and French patrols in the Central African Republic, the French military is deploying more forces to the troubled area.
- Australian Troops Hunt for Fugitive Rebel Leader in East Timor VOA 05 Mar 2007 -- Australian troops in East Timor are hunting a rebel leader blamed for inciting violence and destabilizing the country last year
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS United Nations 05 Mar 2007
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY BELARUS ON TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN United Nations 05 Mar 2007
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