17 September 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 17 Sep 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Sept. 16 airpower summary: Tankers fuel the fleet AFPN 17 Sep 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Sept. 16, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Coalition Forces Kill Three Insurgents, Capture Key Leader, 11 Other Suspects AFPS 17 Sep 2007 -- Three insurgents were killed and 16 others, including a key "special groups" leader, were captured in separate operations in Iraq today.
- PRTs help rebuild Afghanistan, one road at a time AFPN 17 Sep 2007 -- A joint effort between the Bagram Provincial Reconstruction Team based here and local Afghan villagers led to the opening of a new road Sept. 14 in Bagram District.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Naval Base Kitsap Opens New Carrier Maintenance Facility Navy NewsStand 17 Sep 2007 -- Naval Base (NB) Kitsap, Bremerton, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new CVN maintenance complex, Sept. 14.
- C-17 Globemaster III celebrates 16 years of flight AFPN 17 Sep 2007 -- At 16 years young, the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is the newest and most versatile aircraft in the mobility fleet. And, according to those who fly it, it is the best the Air Force has seen in its 60 years.
- Airmen support NATO AWACS operations AFPN 17 Sep 2007 -- Twenty-eight thousand feet in the sky above Hamburg, Germany, and more than 4,200 miles from home, a crew from a KC-135 Stratotanker refueling squadron supports a NATO E-3 Sentry.
- DoD Selects Tribal Colleges And Universities For Grants 17 Sep 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today plans to award instrumentation grants totaling $1.7 million to nine Tribal Colleges and Universities
- Senior Executive Service Reassignment 17 Sep 2007 -- Secretary of Defense Robert G. Gates announced the following Department of Defense Senior Executive Service reassignment:
- Comfort Arrives in Trinidad and Tobago to Continue Mission Navy NewsStand 17 Sep 2007 -- After seeing more than 76,000 patients and serving in excess of 295,000 needs in nine of 12 countries, hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Sept. 16 to continue its four-month humanitarian assistance mission.
- Reserve Integration Key to NECC Success Navy NewsStand 17 Sep 2007 -- Navy Expeditionary Combat Command's (NECC) first Command and Control, Operational, Maritime, Expeditionary Training (COMET) came to a close Sept. 14 after two weeks of training at Ft. Pickett, Naval Weapons Station Yorktown Cheatham Annex, and Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek.
- Forrest Sherman First Navy Ship to Visit Mozambique in More Than 30 Years Navy NewsStand 17 Sep 2007 -- Guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) arrived in Mozambique's capital city of Maputo on Sept. 17.
- Peleliu Heads Home After Successful Completion of Pacific Partnership Navy NewsStand 17 Sep 2007 -- USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and its embarked staff of international Pacific Partnership volunteers headed to its homeport of San Diego after a brief port visit in Pearl Harbor, Sept. 15.
- Azerbaijan: U.S., Russian Experts Arrive For Missile-Defense Talks RFE/RL 17 Sep 2007 -- Military experts from Azerbaijan, Russia, and the United States are to meet in Azerbaijan on September 18 to discuss the possibility of Washington using the country's Qabala (Gabala) radar station as part of its planned missile-defense shield.
- UN officials see progress in eliminating landmines but urge further action UN News Centre 17 Sep 2007 -- On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Anti-Personnel Mine-Ban Treaty, over a dozen United Nations officials have joined their voices to hail progress in reducing these weapons while urging greater action to eliminate them.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 17 Sep 2007
- Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 17 Sep 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for September 17, 2007
- General Dynamics Awarded $57 Million for Production, Analysis and Repair of Combat Vehicles General Dynamics 17 Sep 2007 -- The U.S. TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), $57 million for Stryker production and for Abrams tank maintenance.
- U.S. Army Awards $921 Million to General Dynamics-Lockheed Martin Team for Continued Development and Acceleration of WIN-T Program General Dynamics 17 Sep 2007 -- The U.S. Army recently awarded the General Dynamics-Lockheed Martin Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) team contract modifications valued at up to $921 million to continue development of the WIN-T system and to accelerate delivery of WIN-T capabilities to the current modular force.
- Northrop Grumman Showcases Joint C4ISR Capabilities At Symposium Northrop Grumman 17 Sep 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will showcase joint capabilities and programs across the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) spectrum Sept. 18-20 at the C4ISR Acceleration joint symposium in Atlantic City, N.J.
- Boeing Conducts Successful Test of SDB I Focused Lethality Munition Boeing 17 Sep 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] conducted the second successful test flight of its Small Diameter Bomb I (SDB I) Focused Lethality Munition (FLM) Sept. 14 at White Sands Missile Range, N. M., demonstrating the weapon's enhanced blast, ultra-low collateral damage warhead and pinpoint accuracy.
- Hamilton Sundstrand to supply environmental control system, Auxiliary Power Unit and main engine start system for new CH-53K helicopters Hamilton-Sundstrand 17 Sep 2007 -- Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has been selected to supply integrated secondary power systems -- consisting of the environmental control system, auxiliary power unit and main engine start system -- for the U.S. Marines' fleet of CH-53K heavy lift helicopters.
- SAIC Awarded Contract to Support Air Force Space Command SAIC 17 Sep 2007 -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) announced today that it was awarded the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, single-award Consolidated Logistics Advisory and Assistance Service Support (CLASS) Contract to provide systems support to Air Force Space Command (AFSPC).
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 17 Sep 2007
- Recent surge in Darfur violence threatens peace talks, says Secretary-General UN News Centre 17 Sep 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed deep concern at the recent surge in fighting across the war-torn Darfur region in Sudan, warning that it jeopardizes the chances of success of the peace talks being held next month to try to end the conflict.
- UN High Commissioner Sees Slight Hope For Darfur VOA 17 Sep 2007 -- The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, says she sees little cause for optimism in the unfolding tragedy in Darfur
- Hamas predicts failure of Bush-sponsored peace talks RIA Novosti 17 Sep 2007 -- Islamist movement Hamas said the U.S.-proposed Middle East peace conference would inevitably fail unless national unity was restored in the Palestinian territories.
- OPT: UN moves to counter deteriorating Gaza education levels IRIN 17 Sep 2007 -- In an attempt to curb deteriorating standards of education in the Gaza Strip over the past year UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, has announced a plan to reverse the high failure rates of students.
- Tuareg Unrest Escalates in Mali VOA 17 Sep 2007 -- Military leaders in Mali say the national army is ready to retaliate after Tuareg rebels carried out a deadly ambush on Sunday
- Somali Leaders Sign Reconciliation Agreement in Saudi Arabia VOA 17 Sep 2007 -- Somali leaders have signed a reconciliation agreement negotiated during the government's recent national peace conference.
- COTE D'IVOIRE: Flood damage could slow identification process in north IRIN 17 Sep 2007 -- In northwest Côte d'Ivoire flooded roads and bridges could take the 'mobile' out of 'mobile tribunals', the long-overdue operation to provide identity papers for undocumented Ivorians, a step seen as indispensable to peace.
- Kyrgyzstan: Court Ruling Restores 2003 Constitution RFE/RL 17 Sep 2007 -- Kyrgyzstan's Constitutional Court ruled on September 14 that two packages of amendments to the country's constitution that were adopted late last year are illegal.
- Pakistan Court Hears Challenge to Musharraf Re-Election Bid VOA 17 Sep 2007 -- Pakistan's Supreme Court has begun hearing challenges to President Pervez Musharraf bid for re-election
- Beijing Condemns Taiwan's UN Membership Rally VOA 17 Sep 2007 -- China has condemned Monday a large rally organized by Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian
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