01 May 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 01 May 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- MNC-I Soldier dies of non-battle related cause
- April 30 airpower summary: C-130s sustain war effort AFPN 01 May 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, in Afghanistan in the following operations April 30, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Aerial porters save lives by moving air cargo in Iraq AFPN 01 May 2007 -- Moving supplies, equipment and people from place to place in a convoy anywhere in Iraq is very risky business.
- Coalition Forces Kill Seven, Nab 21; Car Bomb, Weapons Destroyed AFPS 01 May 2007 -- Coalition forces killed seven suspected terrorists, detained 21 others, and destroyed a car bomb and weapons during operations in Iraq over the past two days.
- Al Qaida in Iraq Leader Reported Killed VOA 01 May 2007 -- A spokesman for Iraq's Interior ministry says intelligence reports indicate al Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri has been killed in a battle with al-Qaida members in a town north of Baghdad
- Iraq Investigating Reports Al-Qaeda In Iraq Leader Killed RFE/RL 01 May 2007 -- The Iraqi Interior Ministry says it is investigating reports that the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, has been killed.
- UN-backed body says reconstruction plan for Afghanistan on track UN News Centre 01 May 2007 -- The high-level United Nations-backed body tasked with overseeing the Afghanistan Compact, a five-year reconstruction blueprint for the war-ravaged country, said today that since its inaugural meeting last year, the implementation of the plan - which aims to bolster security, economic development and counter-narcotics efforts - is on track.
Defense Policy / Programs
- President Bush Rejects Artificial Deadline, Vetoes Iraq War Supplemental The White House 01 May 2007
- Iraq Funding Bill Vetoed by Bush VOA 01 May 2007 -- President Bush has vetoed more than $124 billion worth of funding for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq because the measure includes a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq
- Airmen continue humanitarian efforts in Djibouti AFPN 01 May 2007 -- Nearly 200 hundred Airmen deployed to Africa provide airlift support for humanitarian aid to the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa mission.
- Bush: Coalition Standing Strong in Face of Terror, Yielding Results AFPS 01 May 2007 -- More than 90 nations around the world that have joined the United States in fighting terrorism and stemming its spread are helping build a more peaceful future for generations to come, President Bush said today in Tampa, Fla.
- New Concept Ensures Latest Technologies Reach Warfighters Quickly AFPS 01 May 2007 -- The F-22A Raptor fighter and RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle had barely finished their maiden flights and begun serving in the terror war when engineers, developers and testers here were already at work to improve on the capabilities of those aircraft.
- U.S., Republic of Montenegro Sign Status of Forces Agreement AFPS 01 May 2007 -- America's top diplomat and the president of the Republic of Montenegro today signed a status of forces agreement between the two countries during a ceremony at the U.S. State Department here.
- Big E Continues Carrier Qualifications Navy NewsStand 01 May 2007 -- The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) (Big E), returned to sea April 30 for a cycle of carrier qualifications, following a four-week in port period for Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) preparations and inspections.
- Navy's Newest Mine Warfare Technology Being Tested at Ingleside Navy NewsStand 01 May 2007 -- The Navy's first Remote Minehunting System (RMS) is undergoing calibration and testing aboard Naval Station Ingleside at the Electromagnetic Roll Facility (EMR).
- Destroyer Squadron 22 Visits German Ship Navy NewsStand 01 May 2007 -- Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22 visited German Frigate FGS Hessen (F221) on April 28 off the coast of Scotland.
- Kearsarge Visits Fort Lauderdale for Fleet Week Navy NewsStand 01 May 2007 -- More than 1,000 Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) arrived April 30 for Fleet Week South 2007.
- ESG 7/CTF 76 Commander Expresses Confidence in Guardian Sailors Navy NewsStand 01 May 2007 -- Rear Adm. Carol M. Pottenger, Commander Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 7/Commander Task Force (CTF) 76, delivered words of confidence to USS Guardian (MCM 5) Sailors when she visited the ship April 16 prior to its departure for their Southeast Asia deployment.
- USS Lassen Departs Sydney Navy NewsStand 01 May 2007 -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) departed Sydney April 27, after a four-day port visit.
- U.S./EU: Summit Presents United Front On Missile Defense, Iran RFE/RL 01 May 2007 -- The United States and Europe have presented a united front on Iran's nuclear program and Russia's objections to a missile-defense system that includes components in Poland and the Czech Republic.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 01 May 2007
- Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 01 May 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for May 01, 2007
- Boeing Prepares Second C-130 AMP Aircraft for Delivery Boeing 01 May 2007 -- A Boeing [NYSE: BA] employee guides the second C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) aircraft in preparation for a recent flight test.
- U.S. Marine Corps Awards General Dynamics $44 Million Contract for Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle Materials General Dynamics 01 May 2007 -- The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Virginia, has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $43.8 million contract for the delivery of Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) spare parts and systems for developmental testing
- Sikorsky Support Services, Inc. to Relocate Field Operation Center Sikorsky 01 May 2007 -- Sikorsky Support Services, Inc. (SSSI) has relocated its Jacksonville, Florida-based Field Operation Center to the former Naval Air Station, Chase Field, in Beeville, Texas. Sikorsky Support Services, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., a business unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
- Raytheon Awarded $14.5 Million for Global Broadcast Service Raytheon 01 May 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $14.5 million contract for the Global Broadcasting Service (GBS) from the U.S. Air Force's Electronic System Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
- Raytheon Tallies $100 Million in Awards for Upgrades of Patriot Missiles Raytheon 01 May 2007 -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missile-T (GEM-T) upgrade program reached its first-ever $100 million sales award.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 01 May 2007
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES United Nations 01 May 2007
- Olmert Faces Pressure to Resign Following Lebanon War Report VOA 01 May 2007 -- There is political turmoil in Israel after an official probe issued a damning report on the government's handling of last year's war in Lebanon
- Israeli Minister Quits in Protest of Government's Handling of Hezbollah War VOA 01 May 2007 -- An Israeli cabinet minister has resigned to protest the government's handling of last year's war against Hezbollah in Lebanon.
- India views Lanka's internal development seriously IRNA 01 May 2007 -- India's Defense Minister A K Antony on Tuesday said that coastal security had been stepped up in Tamil Nadu and Kerala as India viewed internal developments in neighboring Sri Lanka seriously.
- Nepal: UN envoy says election delay should furnish time to address concerns UN News Centre 01 May 2007 -- The senior United Nations envoy to Nepal today said an announced postponement in Constituent Assembly elections planned for June should offer time to address critical concerns in the country, where a decade-long armed conflict that killed some 13,000 people came to a formal end when the parties signed a peace accord last November.
- Côte d'Ivoire: UN participates in ceremony integrating former rebels into national army UN News Centre 01 May 2007 -- Welcoming the willingness of former rival parties to fully implement the peace deal in Côte d'Ivoire, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the West African country participated in a ceremony marking the official integration of former rebels into two brigades.
- Somalia's Government Urging People to Return to Capital VOA 01 May 2007 -- Somalia's interim government has declared victory over insurgents in the capital, Mogadishu, and is urging more than 350,000 people who had fled the fighting to return to the city
- WESTERN SAHARA: Impasse continues but progress noted IRIN 01 May 2007 -- The United Nations Security Council on Monday passed a resolution extending the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for six months, but there will be no immediate change on the ground in the divided region despite growing political momentum between the two sides to resolve differences.
- NEPAL: NGOs concerned at lack of action to release child soldiers IRIN 01 May 2007 -- Local child protection agencies in Nepal are concerned over the lack of action to trace and release child soldiers in the country, children's rights activists told IRIN on Monday.
- UN Frustrated by Nepal's Maoist Former Rebels VOA 01 May 2007 -- U.N. officials in Nepal had hoped to begin verifying the identities of thousands of people in U.N-supervised camps who claim to be members of the Peoples' Liberation Army.
- Ugandan LRA Rebels Reject Counsels for Peace Mediator VOA 01 May 2007 -- Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels have rejected the choice of counsels for the mediator of the talks WITH the government
- Orbital Awarded New Contract For IS-15 Commercial Communications Satellite By Intelsat Orbital Sciences Corp. 01 May 2007 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) today announced that it has been selected by Intelsat, LLC to design, build and deliver the Intelsat 15 (IS-15) commercial communications satellite. This satellite will be based on Orbital’s flight-proven STAR 2 platform.
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