22 June 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 22 Jun 2007 [PDF]
- MND-B Soldier killed during combat operations
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: DoD Special Briefing with Lt. Gen. Odierno from the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington, Va. 22 Jun 2007 -- Presenter: Lieutenant General Ray Odierno, U.S. Army, Commander, Multinational Corps Iraq
- Coalition Forces Continue Heightened Operations in Iraq AFPS 22 Jun 2007 -- Coalition forces continue to kill and detain suspected terrorists and discover weapons caches during ongoing missions within Operation Phantom Thunder, a large-scale operation targeting al Qaeda strongholds in and around Baghdad.
- June 21 airpower summary: Keeping fighters in the fight AFPN 22 Jun 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations June 21, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Odierno Describes Operation Phantom Thunder AFPS 22 Jun 2007 -- The surge of forces into Iraq is over. The surge of operations has begun, the commander of Multinational Corps Iraq told Pentagon reporters in a teleconference today.
- Seabees Construct Berthing Facilities for Iraqi Police Trainers Navy News Centre 22 Jun 2007 -- Delta Company Team 3 of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 constructed two Modular Protective Billeting (MPB) berthing facilities in the Taway Province of Ramadi on June 14.
- 'Arrowhead Ripper' continues to pressure al-Qaida MNF-I 22 Jun 2007 -- Iraqi Security Forces teamed with Task Force Lightning units, Thursday, to clear Baqouba and surrounding areas as Operation Arrowhead Ripper continued.
- Operation Sledgehammer uncovers multiple mortars MNF-I 22 Jun 2007 -- Eight individuals were detained during a combined search operation between the Iraqi Army, the Hillah Special Weapons and Tactics Team, and Coalition Forces in Jabella June 22.
- Coalition Forces in Afghanistan Kill Enemy Fighters AFPS 22 Jun 2007 -- Afghan and coalition forces killed several enemy fighters yesterday during operations in Afghanistan, military officials reported.
- Afghanistan: Kabul Investigates Reported Militant Movement From Iran RFE/RL 22 Jun 2007 -- An Afghan border guard commander has told Western and Afghan journalists that armed militants have been seen crossing from Iran into Afghanistan.
- Afghan Officials Say 25 Civilians Killed in NATO Airstrike VOA 22 Jun 2007 -- An Afghan police chief says 25 civilians, including women and children, have been killed in a NATO airstrike in southern Helmand province.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Terror Suspect Transferred To Guantanamo 22 Jun 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of a dangerous terror suspect to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- Spokeswoman Says Administration Not Ready to Shut Guantanamo VOA 22 Jun 2007 -- The Bush administration says it has no immediate plans to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay Cuba despite demands by some members of Congress and human rights groups
- Sea-Based Missile Defense "Hit to Kill" Intercept Achieved Missile Defense Agency 22 Jun 2007 -- Lieutenant General Henry A. 'Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) director, announced the successful completion today of MDA's latest "hit to kill" intercept flight test conducted jointly with the U.S. Navy off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii.
- New Africa Command To Have Unique Structure, Mission Washington File 22 Jun 2007 -- The new Defense Department command in Africa, AFRICOM, will be unique in its mission and command structure, according to a senior Defense Department official.
- Fuel upgrades improve Lajes Field mission AFPN 22 Jun 2007 -- Congress recently approved an $18 million project to upgrade and expand the fuel hydrant system at Lajes Field that will greatly enhance the base's mission to refuel aircraft flying across the Atlantic Ocean.
- Maintenance crews prep fighters at Cope North AFPN 22 Jun 2007 -- Maintenance Airmen from Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., know how to pack a punch as they are deployed to Andersen AFB and currently participating in Exercise Cope North with Japan Air Self Defense Force members.
- Whiteman AFB achieves environmental milestone AFPN 22 Jun 2007 -- With a stroke of a pen, another chapter in Whiteman Air Force Base's Cold War history was brought to a close June 19 in Kansas City.
- AFCEE builds new C-17 hangar at Hickam AFPN 22 Jun 2007 -- Officials at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, are making room for eight C-17 Globemaster IIIs with the construction of various facilities, including a new corrosion control hangar to paint and wash the aircraft and another facility to perform maintenance functions.
- Army Reserve Now Part of Operational Force, General Says AFPS 22 Jun 2007 -- The Army Reserve has transformed into an operational force, but needs to make more changes to better meet current and future needs, the top Army Reserve commander told reporters at the Foreign Press Center here yesterday.
- Personnel Chiefs Push For Incentives, Integration for Reserve Forces AFPS 22 Jun 2007 -- The reserve components are vital to the military and its ability to fight the war on terror, so it's essential that they're properly managed and compensated, the service personnel chiefs told the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves yesterday.
- USNS Comfort Arrives in Belize Navy News Centre 22 Jun 2007 -- The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Belize on June 20, its first scheduled stop as part of the Partnership for the Americas mission to conduct training and humanitarian assistance operations.
- UNITAS 48-07 Pacific Phase Begins Navy News Centre 22 Jun 2007 -- UNITAS 48-07 Pacific Phase began in international waters off the coast of South America on June 18 with final coordination meetings held aboard USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52).
- Transformation Warfare Conference Brings Military, Industry Leaders Together Navy News Centre 22 Jun 2007 -- The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) sponsored Transformation Warfare 2007 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, June 19 to 21 to address the theme "Reconstituting and Reinventing the Force."
- Field Training Launched for Australian-U.S. Forces in Talisman Saber 07 Navy News Centre 22 Jun 2007 -- Australia and U.S. forces officially began the field training phase of Talisman Saber 2007 on June 19, transitioning from work-up-like integrated training to a combined force executing within a simulated scenario.
- Guardsmen Respond to New York Floods, Alaska Fires AFPS 22 Jun 2007 -- National Guard troops are helping to search for people still missing after flash floods deluged the southern Catskill Mountains, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer said in a statement today, and Alaska Guardsmen are fighting spreading wildfires in the nation's largest state.
- Seabees Participate in Humanitarian Mission Navy NewsStand 22 Jun 2007 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 loaded one of their bulldozers onto USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during its stopover on Guam on June 10-12, for use in humanitarian projects during Pacific Partnership 2007.
- Indian Navy Commissions INS Jalashwa at Naval Station Norfolk Navy News Centre 22 Jun 2007 -- The landing platform dock INS Jalashwa (LPD 41) was commissioned by the Indian Navy during a ceremony June 22 at Naval Station Norfolk.
- Russia says it hopes for missile defense agreement with U.S. RIA Novosti 22 Jun 2007 -- Moscow hopes to reach an agreement on missile defense with the U.S., Russia's foreign minister said Friday in an interview with TV network Vesti 24.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 22 Jun 2007
- Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 22 Jun 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for June 22, 2007
- LOCKHEED MARTIN AEGIS BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM SUCCESSFULLY DESTROYS MEDIUM-RANGE SEPARATING BALLISTIC MISSILE DURING TEST Lockheed Martin 22 Jun 2007 -- During a test today, Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System intercepted and destroyed a separating ballistic missile target during its midcourse phase of flight.
- BAE Systems and Tenix Hand Over First Modified Seahawk 1405 Helicopter BaE Systems 22 Jun 2007 -- The first modified 1405 Seahawk helicopter was handed over to the Commonwealth last month by BAE Systems and Tenix
- Raytheon Australia Hails Royal Australian Navy's Air Warfare Destroyer Design Selection RIA Novosti 22 Jun 2007 -- A design by Navantia, a Spanish leader in military ship building, has been selected by the Australian government as the ship design for the next-generation Royal Australian Navy's Air Warfare Destroyers.
- Helibras and ATE signed a Technical Cooperation for Military Helicopters EADS 22 Jun 2007 -- Helibras, Eurocopter subsidiary in Brazil, and ATE have just signed a technical cooperation agreement concerning their helicopter program activities.
- Boeing Orbital Express Achieves Another First in Space Boeing 22 Jun 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that the Orbital Express system, a program to validate spacecraft servicing capability led by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has performed a fully-autonomous "fly-around and capture" of its NextSat client spacecraft, marking another industry first for the innovative program.
- EADS welcomes trinational cooperation to develop a family of modular high-performance unmanned aerial vehicles EADS 22 Jun 2007 -- Today, the defence ministries of France, Germany and Spain announced that they have decided to move ahead with the joint project planning and development of a future trinational modular system family of jet-powered high performance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
- Sagem Défense Sécurité signs an agreement with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd Sagem (Safran group) 22 Jun 2007 -- Sagem Defense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) have announced an agreement signed on June 20th, during the International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, aiming to setting up a joint venture in India for production and maintenance of inertial navigation systems and automatic flight control systems.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 22 Jun 2007
- LEBANON: Challenges of returning refugees to destroyed camp IRIN 22 Jun 2007 -- Aid groups are preparing to return Palestinians to the ravaged Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in northern Lebanon, though it remains unclear whether a breakthrough in talks between the army and Fatah aI-Islam is imminent.
- DRC: Violence hampering aid efforts in the east IRIN 22 Jun 2007 -- Attacks on civilians and clashes between Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwandan rebels have hindered efforts to reach affected populations in the east, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.
- SOMALIA: Mogadishu security tightened before conference IRIN 22 Jun 2007 -- Barely three weeks before the Somali national reconciliation conference opens, the government has tightened security in the capital, Mogadishu, to ensure the meeting is not disrupted, a spokesman said.
- Lebanon military says Fatah-al Islam group defeated RIA Novosti 22 Jun 2007 -- The Lebanese defense minister said late Thursday that the resistance of Islamic militants at a Palestinian refugee camp in north Lebanon had been crushed.
- Israel Plans Gestures to Strengthen Palestinian President Abbas VOA 22 Jun 2007 -- Israel is planning to offer goodwill gestures to Palestinian moderates in the West Bank after the fall of the Gaza Strip to the Islamic militant group Hamas
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