10 August 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 10 Aug 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Col. Castles from the Pentagon, Arlington, Va. 10 Aug 2007 -- Presenter: Commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Col. John Castles
- Aug. 9 airpower summary: Fighting Falcons ready to strike AFPN 10 Aug 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Aug. 9 according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Balad's medics move into new facility AFPN 10 Aug 2007 -- Approximately 150 base volunteers and 380 Airmen with the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group moved patients and equipment as they closed the doors on the old Air Force Theater Hospital and opened the doors to their pre-engineered facility here Aug. 3.
- U.S. Troops Detain Bomb-Laden Iraqi Bicyclist AFPS 10 Aug 2007 -- U.S. soldiers in Baghdad pursued and detained a bicyclist yesterday after being tipped off by concerned residents that he was transporting bomb-making materials on his bike.
- Operation William Wallace clears Abu Tina MNF-I 10 Aug 2007 -- Building upon recent success in the Diyala River Valley, Iraqi and Coalition Soldiers conducted Operation William Wallace, Aug. 8, to destroy al-Qaeda elements in the Abu Tina area.
- Iraqi Police: Car Bomb in Kirkuk Kills 7 VOA 10 Aug 2007 -- Iraqi police say a car bomb blast in a market in the northern city of Kirkuk has killed at least seven people and wounded dozens more.
- Afghan, Coalition Forces Continue Anti-Taliban Operations AFPS 10 Aug 2007 -- Coalition forces detained six men during an operation in Afghanistan's Paktia province today, military officials reported.
- South Asia: No 'High Hopes' For Peace Jirga RFE/RL 10 Aug 2007 -- Tribal leaders and other representatives from the border regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan are gathered in Kabul for a three-day assembly being billed as the first "Joint Peace Jirga" between people in the two countries.
- Afghans Express Grand Hopes For Cross-Border Peace Talks VOA 10 Aug 2007 -- Many residents of Kabul are expressing hope that a four-day peace conference between Afghanistan and Pakistan will help reduce the violence in both countries
Defense Policy / Programs
- DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for July 2007 10 Aug 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the Active and Reserve components for the month of July.
- Secretary monitors Joint Tactical Radio System development AFPN 10 Aug 2007 -- The secretary of the Air Force recently visited the Joint Program Executive Office in San Diego to discuss the current status of the Department of Defense-mandated Joint Tactical Radio System, or JTRS, program.
- SERE training to be required for all Airmen AFPN 10 Aug 2007 -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley met Aug. 10 at the Pentagon with several Air Force leaders to discuss the road ahead for survival, evasion, resistance and escape training.
- Leaders consider returning maintainers to flying squadrons AFPN 10 Aug 2007 -- Air Force leaders are considering realigning aircraft maintenance units directly into flying squadrons.
- Air National Guard assists with Utah mining rescue AFPN 10 Aug 2007 -- Air National Guard members airlifted a critical piece of equipment Aug. 9 in Salt Lake City to assist with rescue operations for six Utah miners, who have been trapped deep inside the earth since the Crandall Canyon Coal Mine collapsed Aug. 6.
- Services Meet or Exceed July Recruiting Goals AFPS 10 Aug 2007 -- All active-duty components made their recruiting goals for July, Defense Department officials announced today.
- Secretary of the Army Shares Perspective on Force, Families Army News 10 Aug 2007 -- Secretary of the Army Pete Geren spoke one-on-one about his present and future priorities for the Army this week with Soldiers Media Center reporter Jini Ryan.
- CID Publishes Country Studies Navy NewsStand 10 Aug 2007 -- The Center for Information Dominance (CID) Corry Station has developed a resource to provide cultural information to the fleet and Navy family members preparing for duty abroad, the command announced Aug. 10.
- Operation Smile Supports Comfort Mission in Peru Navy NewsStand 10 Aug 2007 -- An Operation Smile medical team performed 24 cleft-palate and cleft-lip operations Aug. 8 and 9 on patients ranging from infants to 29 years old aboard hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), which is in Peru for a week-long visit.
- HSM-41 Receives First MH-60R Helicopter Trainer Navy NewsStand 10 Aug 2007 -- Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 41 on Naval Station North Island was given the first MH-60R (Romeo) Tactical Operational Flight Trainer 2 (TOFT 2) Aug. 3.
- Forces Surveillance Support Center Celebrates 20 Years Navy NewsStand 10 Aug 2007 -- Forces Surveillance Support Center (FSSC) held a 20th anniversary celebration Aug. 7 at Naval Support Activity, Northwest Annex Chesapeake.
- MDSU-2 Brings Unique Capability to Minneapolis Bridge Recovery Navy NewsStand 10 Aug 2007 -- Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 from Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek are bringing unique expeditionary diving and salvage capabilities to the search and recovery efforts at the site of the I-35 bridge collapse.
- MCPON Visits Carl Vinson Sailors During RCOH Navy NewsStand 10 Aug 2007 -- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (SW/FMF) Joe R. Campa Jr., visited USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Sailors Aug. 9, to see firsthand the progress of the ship's development during the aircraft carrier's Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH).
- Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 10 Aug 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for August 10, 2007
- Boeing Receives Undergraduate Military Flight Officer Ground-Based Training System Contract Boeing 10 Aug 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has received an $18 million U.S. Navy contract to design, develop and produce the Undergraduate Military Flight Officer (UMFO) ground-based training system for Training Wing 6 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 10 Aug 2007
- SOMALIA: Five police stations attacked overnight in Mogadishu IRIN 10 Aug 2007 -- Armed opponents of Somalia's transitional government attacked the police in the capital, Mogadishu, on 9 August, carrying out raids on five stations overnight before being repulsed, police said.
- At Least Four Dead in Latest Mogadishu Fighting VOA 10 Aug 2007 -- Witnesses in Somalia's capital say at least four people have been killed in renewed fighting between insurgents and government forces.
- Uncertainty About Kosovo's Future Leaves Somber Mood in Divided Mitrovica VOA 10 Aug 2007 -- Mitrovica is the second largest city in Kosovo and the only place in the mostly ethnically Albanian province where minority Serbs comprise a sizeable urban presence
- Kosovo: International Mediators To Begin Talks In Belgrade RFE/RL 10 Aug 2007 -- Early last spring, it seemed the formally Serbian province populated mostly by ethnic Albanians was poised to gain full independence, in accordance with a plan by United Nations envoy Martti Ahtisaari, the former Finnish president.
- Secretary-General calls on Sierra Leonean voters to ensure peaceful elections UN News Centre 10 Aug 2007 -- On the eve of Sierra Leone's first presidential and parliamentary elections since the departure of United Nations peacekeepers two years ago, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to voters in the West African nation to ensure a peaceful ballot.
- In bid to halt post-election violence in Timor-Leste, UN convenes party leaders UN News Centre 10 Aug 2007 -- In an effort to end political violence in Timor-Leste, the top United Nations envoy in the small South-East Asian country today brought all political parties together at a meeting where he underscored their earlier agreement to ensure a meaningful role for the opposition and for the opposition to make constructive contributions to parliament.
- Western Sahara: second round of UN-led talks get under way UN News Centre 10 Aug 2007 -- The second round of United Nations-led negotiations on Western Sahara began this morning outside New York with a call on the participants to ensure that the talks are productive and conducted in good faith.
- Security Council extends arms embargo against militias in DR Congo UN News Centre 10 Aug 2007 -- The Security Council today extended by six months its arms embargo against militia groups operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and condemned the continuing illicit flow of weapons into and around the vast African country.
- DRC: UNHCR set to recommence work in Moba - UN official IRIN 10 Aug 2007 -- The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said it will resume operations in Moba, in Katanga Province, southern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - a week after a demonstration rocked the town and led to the evacuation of UN staff.
- UN Wants More Facts On Georgia-Russia Dispute RFE/RL 10 Aug 2007 -- The president of the UN Security Council says the council wants more information before it holds an emergency meeting on Georgian allegations that Russia launched a missile attack on Georgian territory.
- New Darfur Clashes Raise Questions About Peace Efforts VOA 10 Aug 2007 -- Clashes in Sudan's Darfur region have reportedly killed dozens of people including rebels and government forces
- Philippine Military Says 52 Dead in Clashes on Jolo Island VOA 10 Aug 2007 -- The Philippine military says 57 people, including 26 soldiers, have been killed in clashes between government troops and militants on the country's volatile southern island of Jolo.
- France's Sarkozy May Help Turn Page on Franco-American Relations Washington File 10 Aug 2007
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