17 March 2007 Military News
- MNC-I Soldier a casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- March 17 airpower: Strike Eagles return fire in Afghanistan AFPN 17 Mar 2007 -- In Afghanistan, Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles supporting coalition forces returned fire to an enemy location near Now Zad.
- Two dump trucks, one pick up truck containing chlorine explode in Al Anbar MNF-I 17 Mar 2007 -- Approximately 350 Iraqi civilians and six Coalition Force members were treated for chlorine gas exposure after two suicide bombers detonated their dump trucks in separate areas south of Fallujah, and one Coalition Forces member and one Iraqi civilian were injured in a smaller attack northeast of Ramadi on the evening of March 16.
- Chlorine Gas Attacks in Iraq Injure 350 VOA 17 Mar 2007 -- In the volatile Western Iraqi province of Al-Anbar, suicide bombers driving trucks filled with chemicals struck at three different locations late Friday afternoon
Defense Policy / Programs
- Bush Urges Congress to Pass Emergency War Spending Bill Without Strings AFPS 17 Mar 2007 -- It is vital Congress pass an emergency war spending bill as soon as possible and without strings attached, President Bush said during his weekly radio address today.
- USS Kearsarge Completes Sea Trials Navy NewsStand 17 Mar 2007 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) completed a successful three-day sea trials March 14, following major repairs to No. 2 low pressure turbine and an extensive maintenance availability period.
- U.S., Kenyan Forces Conclude Exercise Edged Mallet Navy NewsStand 17 Mar 2007 -- The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and USS Bataan Strike Group completed Exercise Edged Mallet 2007 in Manda Bay, Kenya March 12.
- Fort Monroe Hosts Joint Communication Exercise Navy NewsStand 17 Mar 2007 -- U.S. Northern Command's Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) hosted the Defense Interoperability Communications Exercise (DICE) 2007 at Fort Monroe March 5-16.
- Patriot Recipient of Excellence Awards Navy NewsStand 17 Mar 2007 -- Mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) earned the Battle Effectiveness Award and officially painted on the "E's" ceremoniously March 9.
- New Captain takes the Helm of USS Nimitz Navy NewsStand 17 Mar 2007 -- Capt. Michael Manazir, Commanding Officer USS Nimitz (CVN 68), relieved Capt. Ted N. Branch at a change of command ceremony held March 16 aboard the Nimitz.
- Chilean Frigate Joins Partnership of the Americas Navy NewsStand 17 Mar 2007 -- Chilean Navy frigate Almirante Latorre (FFG 14) arrived in Mayport on March 14 to prepare for their role in Partnership of the Americas (POA) 2007 as a part of the U.S. Navy Task Group participating in this deployment.
- GW Begins Reinstallation of Ship's Anchors Navy NewsStand 17 Mar 2007 -- USS George Washington (CVN 73) (GW) began another major milestone during their Planned Incremental Availability plus Docking on March 5.
- Lincoln's Hangar Bay Getting a Makeover Navy NewsStand 17 Mar 2007 -- At Puget Sound Naval Shipyard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) is taking another step toward operational readiness by giving a makeover to the ship's Hanger Bay Two, which is scheduled to be completed by March 26.
- US Middle East Command Changes as Part of New Iraq Strategy VOA 17 Mar 2007 -- A U.S. Navy admiral took command Friday of the part of the U.S. military that is fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and conducting other operations throughout the Middle East, Central Asia and East Africa
- Oldest GPS satellite being prepared for disposal AFPN 17 Mar 2007 -- The oldest operational satellite in the GPS constellation has broadcast its signal for more than 16 years, during which time that signal's mission applications -- and the people who make sure the signal is available -- have changed dramatically.
- U.S. Senate approves NATO entry for Georgia, Ukraine RIA Novosti 17 Mar 2007 -- A U.S. Senate majority approved a bill Friday providing support and funding for Ukraine and Georgia's membership to NATO.
- New Palestinian Unity Government Sworn In VOA 17 Mar 2007 -- The new Palestinian national unity government has been sworn in, after it was overwhelmingly approved by parliament Saturday
- Tension As Somali Government Plans Disarmament VOA 17 Mar 2007 -- There is tension in the Somali capital Mogadishu following the transitional government's announcement to disarm the public
- Analysts: Ivory Coast Military Unification First Step to Peace VOA 17 Mar 2007 -- In the Ivory Coast, President Laurent Gbagbo and rebel leaders have agreed to unite government and rebel troops under one command
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