08 September 2007 Military News
- Sept. 7 airpower summary: Predator is the eye in the sky AFPN 08 Sep 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations Sept. 7, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Coalition, Iraqi Forces Capture Terrorism Suspects AFPS 08 Sep 2007 -- Coalition forces captured five terrorism suspects in raids today, and other operations by Iraqi and coalition forces in recent days have taken more alleged terrorists off the streets, military officials reported.
- Hunter UAV kills two enemy fighters during historic flight MNF-I 08 Sep 2007 -- A Hunter unmanned aerial vehicle engaged and killed two suspected improvised explosive device emplacers overwatching a major thoroughfare for Coalition Forces during a historic flight near Qayyarah, Iraq, in Nineveh province Sept. 1.
- Lightning Hammer II uncovers VBIEDs, IED cache in Mosul MNF-I 08 Sep 2007 -- Iraqi Army Soldiers discovered multiple vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices and a large IED during combat operations in Nineveh province, Thursday, as part of Operation Lightning Hammer II.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Clockwork-like Logistics Key to Humanitarian Mission's Success Navy NewsStand 08 Sep 2007 -- Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet's humanitarian mission "Pacific Partnership" will come to a close when USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and its diverse team return to Hawaii on Sept. 12 and on their way toward Peleliu's homeport of San Diego later this month.
- Coordinating Cargo to Keep Things Moving Navy NewsStand 08 Sep 2007 -- For the past six weeks, Military Sealift Command (MSC) civilian mariners attached to hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), moved cargo so that medical care was possible for thousands of patients in Belize, Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua and now El Salvador.
- Logistics Support Plays Major Role in Navy's Hurricane Relief Navy NewsStand 08 Sep 2007 -- With just over half of the 2007 hurricane season behind, Norfolk-based ships continue to make preparations to render emergency assistance if and when the call comes. An involved process takes place before the ships even leave port, ensuring they are supplied with everything they'll need to provide aid to an affected region.
- Comfort Hosts U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Navy NewsStand 08 Sep 2007 -- The secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services toured hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) Sept. 7 during the ship's humanitarian mission to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
- U.S. PACOM Breaks Ground on Pacific Warfighting Center Navy NewsStand 08 Sep 2007 -- Representatives of U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) broke ground for the Pacific Warfighting Center on Ford Island Aug. 29.
- PCU George H.W. Bush Training Division Commissioned at RTC Navy NewsStand 08 Sep 2007 -- Sailors from Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) commissioned the first PCU Bush training division at Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes Sept. 5.
- USS John L. Hall Sailors Conduct Security Training Navy NewsStand 08 Sep 2007 -- Sailors of USS John L. Hall (FFG 32) simulated boarding a vessel carrying cargo, inspecting its crew and inspecting the ship for proper documentation Sept. 6.
- GW's Combat Systems Tests Defense Weapons During Sea Trials Navy NewsStand 08 Sep 2007 -- As USS George Washington (CVN 73) (GW) conducted sea trials Aug. 27-30, Sailors from the ship's Combat Systems Department were busy testing weapons systems in preparation for GW's return to the fleet as a fully operational unit.
- Blue Ridge Excels During Ultra Sustainment Assessment Navy NewsStand 08 Sep 2007 -- During a regularly scheduled deployment, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) completed a three-day assessment which appraised the ship's self-sustainability and damage control capabilities through a series of drills simulating possible real-world scenarios that Blue Ridge may have to defend itself against one day.
- New Naval Operational Planners Head to the Fleet Navy NewsStand 08 Sep 2007 -- The Naval War College completed the 10th Naval Operational Planner Course (NOPC) with the graduation of 30 students, - three Army, 22 Navy, two Marines, two Air Force and one Coast Guard - Sept. 7.
- Seahawk Tests New Technologies Navy NewsStand 08 Sep 2007 -- Active-duty and reserve service members from Naval Coastal Warfare Group 1, Beach Group 1, and U.S. Coast Guard tested new computer and intelligence systems and surveillance technologies Aug. 9-25 during the Seahawk 2007 exercise.
- US Taking Part in Naval Exercise in Bay of Bengal VOA 08 Sep 2007 -- The largest ever naval exercise of its kind is underway between India's Andaman Islands and Sri Lanka
- Gadhafi Supports Negotiations to End Darfur War VOA 08 Sep 2007 -- The U.N. Secretary General says Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi strongly supports African Union and U.N. efforts to end the war in Sudan's conflict-ridden province of Darfur
- EU Ministers Vow To Forge Unity On Kosovo RFE/RL 08 Sep 2007 -- EU foreign ministers have pledged to maintain a common position on the future of the UN-administered Serbian province of Kosovo
- Chadian President Offers to Support Darfur Peace Talks VOA 08 Sep 2007 -- Chadian President Idriss Deby is offering to assist peace talks aimed at ending the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region.
- UN Secretary-General in Libya to Discuss Darfur Conference VOA 08 Sep 2007 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has pledged his support for the Darfur peace conference to be held in Libya next month.
- Somali Opposition Warns of Full-Scale War VOA 08 Sep 2007 -- Somali opposition figures are warning of an all-out war to expel Ethiopian troops backing the country's transitional government.
- Humanitarian Group Says Tens of Thousands Displaced by Violence in Eastern Congo VOA 08 Sep 2007 -- Humanitarian aid groups are sounding the alarm as fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo forces tens of thousands of civilians from their homes in North Kivu Province
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