09 March 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 09 Mar 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- MNF-W Forces Attacked
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Maj. Gen. Mixon from Iraq 09 Mar 2007 -- Presenter: Commander, Multinational Division-North and 25th Infantry Division Maj. Gen. Benjamin Mixon
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Amb. Carney from Iraq 09 Mar 2007 -- Presenter: Ambassador Timothy Carney, Executive Secretary U.S. Embassy Baghdad Joseph Gregoire and U.S. Financial Attache to Iraq Jeremiah Pam
- US Commander Seeks More Troops for Iraq's Diyala Province VOA 09 Mar 2007 -- The commander of coalition forces in northern Iraq says he has requested more forces to help prevent Baghdad-based insurgents from fleeing to neighboring Diyala Province
- Iraqi Reports: Leader of Major Al-Qaida-Linked Group Captured in Iraq VOA 09 Mar 2007 -- Reports from Iraq say the leader of an al-Qaida-linked group has been captured in a raid in the Abu Ghraib area, on the western outskirts of Baghdad.
- March 9 airpower: F-16s provide show of force AFPN 09 Mar 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for March 9.
- U.S. Troops Nab Al Qaeda Killer, 'Mouthpiece' in Iraq Raids AFPS 09 Mar 2007 -- American troops killed one terrorist and detained 16 others, including an alleged al Qaeda-affiliated killer and a media representative, during a series of morning raids conducted throughout Iraq today.
- Sustainment Unit Weathers Dust Storm at Iraq Range AFPS 09 Mar 2007 -- Troops from Company A, 1st Battalion, 115th Field Artillery Regiment, 867th Corps Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, got a taste, literally, of what nature has to offer in the desert on March 5.
- Iraqis Helping Troops Find Weapons Caches, General Says AFPS 09 Mar 2007 -- Iraqis in the country's north, fed up with ongoing violence, are leading U.S. and Iraqi forces to some of the largest weapons and bombs caches found in the region to date, the commander of Multinational Division North told Pentagon reporters today.
- US Military Reports One Terrorist Killed, 16 Suspects Detained in Raids VOA 09 Mar 2007 -- The U.S. military says coalition forces in Iraq killed one terrorist and captured 16 suspects in raids Friday.
- Air Force continues vital missions at NATO-run Kandahar AFPN 09 Mar 2007 -- Even though NATO took operational control of Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan, last August, the Air Force still maintains a presence at the base.
- Timely Communications Thwart Taliban Movement to Pakistan AFPS 09 Mar 2007 -- Pakistani, Afghan and U.S. troops teamed up to stop a group of Taliban insurgents from crossing the border from Afghanistan into Pakistan during a March 7 incident, officials said.
- New Bagram hospital offers state-of-art care AFPN 09 Mar 2007 -- In 2006, Army Staff Sgt. Heathe Craig was holding on desperately to a patient as the two were hoisted from a ridgeline by a Blackhawk helicopter. Halfway to the chopper, the line snapped. Sergeant Craig and his patient fell to their deaths.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Geren Assumes Duties as Acting Secretary of the Army Army News Release 09 Mar 2007 -- Mr. Pete Geren assumed his duties as Acting Secretary of the Army here today.
- NORTHCOM Nominee Regards Command Position as 'Sacred Honor' AFPS 09 Mar 2007 -- The nominee to lead U.S. Northern Command and North America Aerospace Defense Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee here yesterday that he realizes the missions of both organizations are demanding and challenging, but that he would consider leading them to be a "sacred honor."
- Yokota tests non-combatant evacuation operations AFPN 09 Mar 2007 -- A C-130 Hercules filled with non-combatant evacuation role-players from Kunsan Air Base, Korea arrived at the flight line March 6 to participate in the Yokota Air Base's operational readiness inspection.
- Lajes civil engineers fix beacon on air traffic control tower AFPN 09 Mar 2007 -- Members from the 65th Civil Engineer Squadron's electrical shop recently fixed the beacon that rests atop the air traffic control tower at Lajes Field
- Medical Independent Review Group Seeks Comments AFPS 09 Mar 2007 -- The Independent Review Group recently established by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates wants to hear from patients and family members about their experiences with military medical care, the review group announced today.
- Army Vice Chief Announces Walter Reed Leadership Changes AFPS 09 Mar 2007 -- The Army vice chief of staff yesterday announced leadership changes to the medical hold units at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, which he called an important first step in correcting administrative and bureaucratic challenges wounded soldiers face during recovery.
- Nominee Discusses U.S. Pacific Command Priorities AFPS 09 Mar 2007 -- The admiral nominated to lead U.S. Pacific Command told members of Congress yesterday that he plans to take an "aggressive, but measured and reasonable approach" when dealing with China if he is confirmed.
- U.S. Strategic Command Refines, Fields New Capabilities AFPS 09 Mar 2007 -- To adapt to the shifting national security environment, United States Strategic Command is refining and fielding new capabilities, the organization's commander said yesterday.
- New Leaders, Wounded Warrior Transition Brigade to Steer WRAMC Changes Army News 09 Mar 2007 -- The Army's vice chief of staff announced yesterday that a new group of leaders - all combat veterans - will steer changes in inpatient and outpatient care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
- Theodore Roosevelt Moves to Shipyard Navy NewsStand 09 Mar 2007 -- USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) made a four-hour plus transit of the Elizabeth River in Hampton Roads on March 7, on her way to Norfolk Naval Ship Yard for a nine-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA).
- New Orleans Opens Doors to Namesake City Navy NewsStand 09 Mar 2007 -- Crewmembers from PCU New Orleans (LPD 18) invited residents of the ship's namesake city aboard for tours in the week leading up the ship's March 10 commissioning ceremony.
- Pacific Fleet Commander Visits Lincoln Navy NewsStand 09 Mar 2007 -- Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. Gary Roughead, visited USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) March 7, and spoke to the crew about the Navy's deployability and employability policies during an all hands call aboard the aircraft carrier.
- U.S. PACIFIC COMMAND NOMINEE PROMISES ENGAGEMENT WITH CHINA CNA 09 Mar 2007 -- The admiral nominated to serve as the top U.S. military commander in the Pacific said Thursday that if his nomination is confirmed, he will pursue robust engagement with China to help defuse tensions across the Taiwan Strait.
- India, Japan, US Plan Military Cooperation While China Watches Nervously VOA 09 Mar 2007 -- Three-way military cooperation among India, Japan and the United States is being eyed with concern by China, but the participants say the new grouping will not evolve into a formal alliance, and is not meant to "contain" China
- No U.S. missiles on Armenian soil - deputy FM RIA Novosti 09 Mar 2007 -- Armenia's deputy foreign minister said Friday the Caucasus state was not considering the possibility of deploying elements of a U.S. missile defense system on its soil.
- Press Briefing by Dan Fisk, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, NSC The White House 09 Mar 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for March 09, 2007
- Sikorsky Aircraft Delivers 100th MH-60S SEAHAWK Helicopter to U.S. NAVY Sikorsky 09 Mar 2007 -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has delivered the 100th MH-60S SEAHAWK« helicopter to the U.S. Navy. Sikorsky Aircraft, based in Stratford, Conn., is a business unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
- Boeing KC-767 Tanker Offloads Fuel to F-15E Boeing 09 Mar 2007 -- A Boeing [NYSE: BA] KC-767 Tanker aircrew transfers fuel to the first F-15E ever produced. The company uses F-15E1 under a cooperative research and development agreement with the U.S. Air Force.
- ATK Composite Technology Supports Atlas V Launch ATK 09 Mar 2007 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) composite technology supported yesterday's successful launch of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
- Boeing Orbital Express to Demonstrate New On-Orbit Servicing Capability Boeing 09 Mar 2007 -- A Boeing-led [NYSE: BA] industry team today announced the successful launch of Orbital Express, a demonstration spacecraft that is part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program aimed at demonstrating fully autonomous on-orbit spacecraft servicing capabilities.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 09 Mar 2007
- UN envoy in Nepal calls for security agreements for Maoists as first-phase report signed UN News Centre 09 Mar 2007 -- The United Nations Political Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) today made public the conclusions of a tripartite report on the first phase of the world body's registration of Maoist arms and fighters, as laid down in last year's peace deal, while the UN envoy to the country said it was "essential" to reach an agreement regarding security for the group's leaders.
- Secretary-General receives reply from Sudan on Darfur; contains some positives: UN UN News Centre 09 Mar 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has received a letter from Sudan's President replying to his earlier correspondence detailing a proposed United Nations-African Union (AU) hybrid force of up to 24,000 personnel to help resolve the deadly conflict in the Darfur region, which has already killed over 200,000 people and uprooted 2.5 million more.
- Ethiopians Leave Southern Somali Town VOA 09 Mar 2007 -- Ethiopian troops have withdrawn from the southern Somali city of Kismayo.
- Israeli-Palestinian Summit Meeting Set for Sunday VOA 09 Mar 2007 -- Israeli and Palestinian leaders will hold a summit meeting on Sunday
- Sri Lanka Military Claims Successes Against Rebel Strongholds in East VOA 09 Mar 2007 -- The Sri Lankan military says it has made advances in rebel-held areas in the east of the country
- Bush Administration Faces Intensified Probes on Iraq, Domestic Matters VOA 09 Mar 2007 -- Democrats controlling the U.S. Congress are confronting President Bush on a broad range of issues regarding his handling of the war in Iraq, and the larger war on terrorism, as well as domestic issues
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