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30 April 2007 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • DoD Names Inspector General 30 Apr 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today that Claude M. Kicklighter has been sworn in as the Inspector General replacing Thomas F. Gimble who has been acting inspector general since Sept. 10, 2005.
  • DoD Announces Winners of Annual Modeling and Simulation Awards 30 Apr 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today that 10 winners have been selected for the ninth annual Department of Defense Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Awards
  • Weather squadron covers 42 countries AFPN 30 Apr 2007 -- With 110 million square miles in its operational region, the 152 Airmen in the 17th Operational Weather Squadron here are responsible for the largest area of responsibility of all the operational weather squadrons in the Air Force.
  • American, French forces join in jump training AFPN 30 Apr 2007 -- Joint and coalition servicemembers recently joined forces for parachute jump training. Airmen and Soldiers and French airborne soldiers jumped out of a C-130 Hercules.
  • Backscatter technology leaves bad guys with no place to hide AFPN 30 Apr 2007 -- Members of the 820th Security Forces Group here are set to employ a new high-technology search system in the war on terrorism that will help increase base security that also can deter acts of aggression against coalition forces.
  • Air Force air evac crews adapt, train onboard mix of planes AFPN 30 Apr 2007 -- Taking care of patients on an aircraft is not an easy task
  • Heidelberg Soldiers Taste Test New MREs AFPS 30 Apr 2007 -- Soldiers here recently tested two new rations being fielded for servicemembers this year: an on-the-go compact ration based on pocket sandwiches, and a kind of kitchen-in-a-box that prepares hot meals for 18 people with just the pull of a tab.
  • Services Chart Course for New Vessel Army News 30 Apr 2007 -- Representatives of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and the shipbuilding industry met last week to discuss the current status of the Joint High Speed Vessel, a new type of fast logistic-support ship that will ultimately be acquired by all three services.
  • NMCB 1 Officers, Chiefs Team Up in Khaki FEX Navy NewsStand 30 Apr 2007 -- Officers and chiefs from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 sharpened their contingency operation skills during the battalion's weeklong khaki field exercise (FEX) April 22 to 27, held at joint training facility Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Miss.
  • ESG 7 Completes Fleet Synthetic Training Navy NewsStand 30 Apr 2007 -- Operating in a real-time environment without real movements, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 completed a pierside Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) exercise April 17 - 19 that further developed the expeditionary strike group concept for forward-deployed naval forces (FDNF).
  • Exercise Tests Hurricane-Response Plans in Northeastern U.S. AFPS 30 Apr 2007 -- National Guard members today commenced a hurricane emergency preparedness and response exercise involving five states in the northeastern United States, a National Guard Bureau spokesman said.
  • Air University hosts counterinsurgency symposium AFPN 30 Apr 2007 -- Air University officials hosted the 2007 Air Force Symposium on Counterinsurgency April 24 through 26 here and speakers spoke on counterinsurgency in the present day warfare environment and the Air Force's role in counterinsurgency operations.
  • Japan Considers Amending Pacifist Constitution VOA 30 Apr 2007 -- After years of talking about it, Japan's governing party has moved ahead this month with plans to revise the country's constitution
  • US - EU Leaders Discuss Missile Defense, Environment, WTO VOA 30 Apr 2007 -- The latest United States-European Union summit has ended with signs of progress on several issues that have strained trans-Atlantic ties, including alternative energy and pushing ahead on world trade talks
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 30 Apr 2007
  • Press Gaggle by Tony Snow The White House 30 Apr 2007

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Other Conflicts

  • SOMALIA: Displaced facing cholera threat IRIN 30 Apr 2007 -- An outbreak of cholera and acute watery diarrhoea is adding to the dire humanitarian conditions endured by the homeless in camps around the Somali capital, Mogadishu, medical sources said on Monday
  • Liberia: UN envoy welcomes Security Council lifting of diamond embargo UN News Centre 30 Apr 2007 -- The senior United Nations envoy to Liberia today welcomed the Security Council's decision to lift its six-year-old ban on the export of diamonds from the country that was introduced to stop proceeds from the sale of these so-called "blood diamonds" from fuelling wars across West Africa.
  • Security Council deplores rising civilian deaths in Somalia UN News Centre 30 Apr 2007 -- Deeply deploring the civilian deaths resulting from renewed fighting in Somalia, the Security Council today urged the country's Government to reach out to all segments of the war-torn country's society, while demanding that the warring parties allow relief aid to reach those in need.
  • Israeli Commission Criticizes Lebanon War Decisions VOA 30 Apr 2007 -- A government-appointed Israeli commission has harshly criticized Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and other senior Israeli officials for their handling of last year's Lebanon War
  • CONGO: Former rebel chief named for humanitarian post IRIN 30 Apr 2007 -- The Congolese government and representatives of the former rebel movement, le Comité national pour le résistance (CNR) of Frédéric Bintsangou, alias Pastor Ntoumi, on Friday signed an agreement that puts the former rebel leader in charge of humanitarian affairs.
  • ISRAEL-OPT: Humanitarian situation got worse in 2006, says UN agency IRIN 30 Apr 2007 -- A recent United Nations report reveals that the humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) continued to deteriorate in the second half of last year, largely because of a collapsing economy.
  • Ivory Coast Mixed Brigades Mired by Dispute Over Ranks VOA 30 Apr 2007 -- Mixed brigades in Ivory Coast are being launched in two towns in a buffer zone separating the government-run south and rebel-held north, but the process is mired in a dispute over military ranks given to rebels
  • Darfur Rebels Claim Downing Sudanese Armed Forces Helicopter VOA 30 Apr 2007 -- Rebels in Sudan's embattled Darfur region say they have shot down a Sudan Armed Forces helicopter, which had attacked their positions -- capturing two Sudanese soldiers

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