28 June 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 28 Jun 2007 [PDF]
- Improvised explosive device strikes MND-B patrol
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- June 27 airpower summary: Stratotankers extend Global Reach, Global Power AFPN 28 Jun 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations June 27, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Phantom Thunder Operations Disrupt Terrorists in Iraq AFPS 28 Jun 2007 -- U.S. and Iraqi troops are disrupting terrorist activities from Baghdad and its environs to Anbar province as the result of surge-related operations being conducted across Iraq, a senior U.S. military officer serving in Iraq said yesterday.
- Operation Arrowhead Ripper Makes Headway in Baqubah AFPS 28 Jun 2007 -- Iraqi and U.S. troops continue to clear out insurgents in Baqubah and distribute aid to its citizens as part of ongoing Operation Arrowhead Ripper, and recent terrorist bombings in Baghdad have killed 15 Iraqis and wounded 23 others, U.S. officials reported.
- 50 Killed in Iraq Violence VOA 28 Jun 2007 -- About 50 people have been killed or found dead in Iraq, in another day of violence in the country.
- OP Arrowhead Ripper Update: Troops continue to clear Baqouba, deliver food to locals MNF-I 28 Jun 2007 -- Iraqi Security Forces and Task Force Lightning Soldiers continued clearing and securing Baqouba, while providing humanitarian aid to citizens there June 27 as Operation Arrowhead Ripper entered its ninth day.
- USS Denver Provides Medical Assistance to Panamanian Vessel Navy NewsStand 28 Jun 2007 -- USS Denver (LPD 9) provided medical assistance to a vessel in distress in the Persian Gulf on June 28 while conducting maritime operations in the 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO).
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Col. Ives and Lt. Col. Kim at the Pentagon 28 Jun 2007 -- Presenter: Commander, Task Force Cinncinatus Col. Jonathan Ives and Commander, 924th Medical Support Group of the Republic of Korea Lt. Col. Kim Seoung-Ki
- Commander Sees Education, Training as Key to Progress in Afghanistan AFPS 28 Jun 2007 -- Education and training are key to progress in Afghanistan, the commander of an international coalition task force said from Bagram Air Base today.
- Remote Areas of Afghanistan Receive Coalition Assistance Washington File 28 Jun 2007 -- People living in northeastern Afghanistan are benefiting from coalition efforts to mentor local police, provide extended health care and promote good governance and economic development, officials say.
- AFGHANISTAN: Taliban impose rule, hefty taxes in Musa Qala District IRIN 28 Jun 2007 -- The bodies of four bearded men still hang from two tall poles at a roundabout in Musa Qala District, Helmand Province, in southern Afghanistan. Musa Qala District is controlled by Taliban insurgents.
Defense Policy / Programs
- President Bush Nominates Admiral Michael Mullen and General James Cartwright to Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff The White House 28 Jun 2007
- President Extends Praise, Thanks to Pace, Giambastiani AFPS 28 Jun 2007 -- As he nominated his picks for the nation's top two military posts, President Bush said today they will succeed "two of America's finest military officers," Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani, vice chairman.
- Bush Nominates Mullen, Cartwright to Top Military Posts AFPS 28 Jun 2007 -- President Bush today nominated Navy Adm. Michael Mullen to serve as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Marine Corps Gen. James E. "Hoss" Cartwright as his vice chairman.
- Transcript: President Bush Visits Naval War College, Discusses Iraq, War on Terror The White House 28 Jun 2007
- C-130 maintainers 'cowboy up' for Rodeo AFPN 28 Jun 2007 -- Although no one is wearing a Stetson hat and there isn't a steer in sight, the journey to the 2007 Air Command Rodeo promises to be a wild one as 10 Ramstein Air Base aircraft maintainers prepare to saddle up on a Hercules.
- UNITAS 48-07 Pacific Phase Wraps Up Navy NewsStand 28 Jun 2007 -- UNITAS 48-07 Pacific concluded off the coast of South America with a final conference at sea aboard USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) to assess the exercise and its results.
- Mitscher Completes UNITAS Pacific Phase Navy NewsStand 28 Jun 2007 -- USS Mitscher (DDG 57), a unit of Partnership of the Americas (PAO) Task Group 40.0, and participants from Chile, Columbia, Peru, and the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard completed UNITAS 48-07 Pacific Phase on June 26.
- Warfighters Participate in Warrior Interoperability Demonstration Navy NewsStand 28 Jun 2007 -- More than 100 warfighters responding to fictitious terrorist attacks tested information -- sharing and communication technology solutions -- during Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID) 2007 at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division from June 12-21.
- Detainee Affairs Debate Begins with Legal Considerations, Official Says AFPS 28 Jun 2007 -- Movement to resettle the detainees held at Guantanamo Bay could be counter-productive if done without first alleviating doubts about the legal framework under which they're held, a defense official said June 26.
- US, S. Korea Finalize Agreement For Transfer of Wartime CommandVOA 28 Jun 2007 -- South Korea is a step closer to having independent control over its military forces in war
- AMEDD Merges Graduate Programs Army News 28 Jun 2007 -- The Army Medical Department Center and School took its first step in a transformation officials hope will poise the world-renowned facility for future excellence.
- Juneau Hosts Australian News Crew Navy NewsStand 28 Jun 2007 -- USS Juneau (LPD 10) hosted a visit for a news crew for Network Ten, a premier Australian network as part of Talisman Saber 2007.
- Camp Lemonier Welcomes New Commanding Officer Navy NewsStand 28 Jun 2007 -- Capt. Robert Fahey was relieved by Capt. John Heckmann in a change of command ceremony at Camp Lemonier on June 7.
- Schweizer Accepts Command of SEAL Team 4 Navy NewsStand 28 Jun 2007 -- Cmdr. Travis Schweizer assumed command of SEAL Team 4 from Cmdr. John Burnham during a ceremony June 22 at Little Creek Amphibious Base.
- Patriot Receives Personnel Support in Okinawa Pit Stop Navy NewsStand 28 Jun 2007 -- Sailors from USS Patriot (MCM 7) and USS Guardian (MCM 5), avenger-class mine countermeasures ships, moored at White Beach U.S. Naval Facility, Okinawa on June 22, their last port visit before returning to their forward-deployed home of Sasebo.
- Guardsmen Help Victims as Floods Ravage Texas, Oklahoma AFPS 28 Jun 2007 -- National Guard troops and equipment in Texas and Oklahoma continued to help in flood-ravaged areas of those states today.
- Texas National Guard Remains on Weather Alert Army News 28 Jun 2007 -- Texas National Guard members and their equipment remain on alert to assist local and state authorities as heavy thunderstorms causing floods all across Texas continue.
- Russia continues military pullout from Georgia RIA Novosti 28 Jun 2007 -- A train carrying military hardware left a Russian base in Georgia early Thursday as part of a 2006 deal on the withdrawal of Russian bases from the ex-Soviet state, a senior military official said.
- Venezuelan President Chavez in Russia for Possible Weapons Deal VOA 28 Jun 2007 -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in Moscow for discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin about a possible arms deal and expanded economic ties between the two countries
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 29 Jun 2007
- Press Gaggle by Tony Snow The White House 28 Jun 2007
- Press Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on Executive Privilege The White House 28 Jun 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for June 28, 2007
- CACI Awarded Prime Contract on Multiple-Award $250 Million U.S. Transportation Command Program CACI 28 Jun 2007 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a prime contract by the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) to support the command's mission to provide air, land, and sea transportation for the Department of Defense (DoD).
- LOCKHEED MARTIN ENHANCES NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE CAPABILITY FOR U.S. STRATEGIC COMMAND Lockheed Martin 28 Jun 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has provided the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) with a network centric warfare capability that allows system users to create a collaborative, real-time picture of critical events on their computers, then simultaneously share that view with others
- Eurocopter hands over the first of a total of six EC120 training helicopters to the German Ministry of the Interior - marking the 500th EC120 delivery to date EADS 28 Jun 2007 -- In a ceremony at Eurocopter's facility in Marignane, France on June 28th, the German Ministry of the Interior, one of Eurocopter's largest civilian customers worldwide, took delivery of the first of a total of six EC120 training helicopters
- U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $29 Million For Post-Shakedown Work on USS Texas General Dynamics 28 Jun 2007 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $28.9 million contract modification to continue to perform a range of work on USS Texas (SSN-775) during its post-shakedown availability (PSA).
- General Dynamics Awarded $8 Million for Foreign Military Sales of Aegis Directors General Dynamics 28 Jun 2007 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has received an $8 million modification to a previously awarded contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. for the production, assembly and testing of eight Aegis guided missile director and controller systems.
- Urgent Vehicle Modifications Protect British Troops BAE Systems 28 Jun 2007 -- The UK MoD and BAE Systems have together delivered more than 60 modifications over the last 18 months for UK armoured vehicles as part of a battle of wits to protect British troops facing resourceful and capable adversaries.
- IAI and Rheinmetall Defence team up for Reconnaissance and Strike Systems for the Bundeswehr Rheinmetall Defence 28 Jun 2007 -- In the presence of Dr. Peter Eickenboom, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Defence, and his Israeli counterpart, Pinchas Buchris, representatives of Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) and Rheinmetall Defence signed a far-reaching agreement at the Paris Airshow. The two firms are cooperating closely in the development of a reconnaissance and strike system network using loitering munition (LM) assets of the latest generation for operational ground forces. Within the scope of this network, an integrated capability to precisely locate and engage specific targets will be achieved.
- Indian Pilots Get Set for Hawks BAE Systems 28 Jun 2007 -- Indian Air Force pilots have, for the first time, got their hands on the Hawk aircraft that will train the next generation of Indian pilots.
- L-3 Receives $600 Million Contract to Provide Logistics Support to U.S. Special Operations Command L-3 Communications 28 Jun 2007 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Integrated Systems (L-3 IS) Group has been awarded a $600 million increase to the ceiling of its previously awarded indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract.
- NetFires LLC Conducts Successful Warhead Demonstration for Precision Attack Missile Raytheon 28 Jun 2007 -- NetFires LLC, a joint venture between Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Missile Systems business and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Missiles and Fire Control, successfully demonstrated the ability of its Precision Attack Missile warhead to penetrate a fortified bunker target, a key program requirement.
- Venezuela opposed to U.S. missile shield in Europe - Chavez RIA Novosti 28 Jun 2007 -- Venezuela supports Russia's opposition to the deployment of a U.S missile shield in Europe, President Hugo Chavez said Thursday.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 28 Jun 2007
- Selection of Tony Blair as Mideast Envoy Draws Mixed Reaction VOA 28 Jun 2007 -- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he will likely head to the Middle East next month in his role as newly appointed international peace envoy
- Arab League, Israel welcome Blair as new Mideast envoy RIA Novosti 28 Jun 2007 -- The Arab League and the government of Israel both welcomed the appointment of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as a top peacemaking envoy to the Middle East.
- Palestinian PM Protests Israeli West Bank RaidVOA 28 Jun 2007 -- Israeli troops have raided the West Bank town of Nablus, in an operation that Palestinian officials say undermines the embattled government of President Mahmoud Abbas.
- Press Conference By Prime Minister Of Transitional Federal Government Of Somalia United Nations 28 Jun 2007
- SUDAN: Climate change - only one cause among many for Darfur conflict IRIN 28 Jun 2007 -- Climate change may be one of the causes of the Darfur crisis, but to consider it the single root cause would obscure other important factors and could hamper the search for solutions, climate and conflict analysts say.
- Deadly Clashes Erupt in Kashmir VOA 28 Jun 2007 -- At least nine people have been killed in confrontations between security forces and suspected insurgents in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
- Islamists Invited to Somali Reconciliation Talks VOA 28 Jun 2007 -- The foreign affairs secretary for Somalia's ousted Islamic Courts Union has confirmed to VOA that he has received an invitation from the country's western-backed transitional government to attend peace talks next month in Mogadishu
- DRC: NGO suspends operations amid increased displacement in the east IRIN 28 Jun 2007 -- Violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has forced non-governmental organisations to limit operations in some areas in North and South Kivu, officials said, even as more people are displaced.
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