30 October 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 30 Oct 2007 [PDF]
- MND-C Soldiers attacked (Baghdad)
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Press Secretary Morrell from the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington, Va. 30 Oct 2007 -- Presenter: Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell
- U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Free Hostage From al Qaeda AFPS 30 Oct 2007 -- A 19-year-old man was rescued from an al Qaeda-in-Iraq prison in the village of Hammadi, 10 miles southwest of Baqouba, by 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, during an air assault Oct. 28.
- Forces Rescue Kidnapped Sheiks in Northern Baghdad AFPS 30 Oct 2007 -- Seven sheiks kidnapped in northern Baghdad two days ago were rescued by soldiers from 9th Iraqi Army Division during a mission yesterday.
- Oct. 29 airpower summary: F-16s deter enemy activity AFPN 30 Oct 2007 -- Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Oct. 29, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- NMCB 4 Seabees Build a New Forward Operating Base Navy NewsStand 30 Oct 2007 -- Sixty-five Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 have been constructing Forward Operating Base (FOB) Sedgwick, south of Lake Habbaniyah in Western Iraq for II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) and the Iraqi Army, beginning early August.
- Afghan, Coalition Forces Detain Six, Uncover Weapons Cache AFPS 30 Oct 2007 -- Afghan and coalition forces detained six suspected insurgents during an operation in Kandahar City, Afghanistan, early this morning.
- Afghan Troops Plan Operations While Coalition Steps Back AFPS 30 Oct 2007 -- Afghan national security forces, continuing to move from supporting roles to lead roles, recently demonstrated their leadership skills by planning operations in Gardez to secure their country.
- Defense Department Works to Battle Remaining California Fires AFPS 30 Oct 2007 -- Defense Department personnel continue to help state authorities battle five wildfires still burning in California, Pentagon officials said today.
- Global Hawk, U-2 capture essential wildfires images AFPN 30 Oct 2007 -- Throughout the week Air Forces Northern tasked specialized aircraft to provide firefighting commanders and civil authorities with photos and video of Southern California wildfires.
- From Tactical to Practical, Military Meets California's Needs Army News 30 Oct 2007 -- When the call came requesting federal help to combat the flames engulfing Southern California, the Department of Defense, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the California National Guard sprang into action.
- US Navy Rescues Crew of North Korean Ship Off Somalia Coast VOA 30 Oct 2007 -- The U.S. Navy rescued the crew of a North Korean cargo ship off the coast of Somalia Tuesday, after it was attacked by unidentified men who took control of part of the vessel
Defense Policy / Programs
- Gates Considers Extending Brigades in Europe AFPS 30 Oct 2007 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is leaning toward approving a proposal to temporarily hold two Army brigade combat teams in Europe rather than move them to the United States, a defense official said today.
- Rice, Gates Meet on Private Contractor Control in War Zones AFPS 30 Oct 2007 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates met today at the Pentagon to discuss proposals about control and coordination of private contractors in Iraq, Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said.
- Practice Bomb Falls From Aircraft Navy NewsStand 30 Oct 2007 -- small, inert training bomb carried aboard an F/A-18C Hornet fell from the aircraft at about 12:15 on Oct. 30 as it was returning to NAS Oceana following a training mission at the Navy's Dare County, N.C., bombing range.
- USS Columbia Welcomes New Commanding Officer Navy NewsStand 30 Oct 2007 -- USS Columbia (SSN 771) hosted a change of command ceremony, Oct. 26, here.
- Africa Partnership Station Kicks Off Navy NewsStand 30 Oct 2007 -- The first Africa Partnership Station (APS) deployment kicks off Oct. 30 with the departure of USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) and the embarked Commander Task Group (CTG) 60.4, from Naples, Italy.
- CNO Visits Big E Navy NewsStand 30 Oct 2007 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (SW/FMF) Joe Campa Jr., visited the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Oct. 29 in the Persian Gulf.
- NCMB 21 Passed the Baton in a Change of Command Ceremony Navy NewsStand 30 Oct 2007 -- The baton at Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 21 was passed aboard the battalion's readiness support site at Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 20.
- Russian, U.S. experts to play war games in Moscow RIA Novosti 30 Oct 2007 -- Russian and U.S. military experts begin on Tuesday a two-day command-and-post (CAP) exercise to practice joint peacekeeping operations, Russia's Ground Forces spokesman said.
- Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 30 Oct 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 30 Oct 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for October 30, 2007
- CACI Awarded Three Intelligence Contracts Valued at $79 Million With U.S. Army CACI 30 Oct 2007 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded three prime, five-year contracts (each for one base year, with four option years), valued at a total of $79 million, to support activities associated with an intelligence database
- Poland acquires another two (2) EADS CASA C-295 aircraft and increases its fleet up to twelve (12) units. EADS 30 Oct 2007 -- The Polish government has ordered today another two (2) EADS CASA C-295 military transport aircraft for the Polish Air Force
- Northrop Grumman Wins Navy Engineering and Technical Services Contract Northrop Grumman 30 Oct 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for engineering and technical services work. AMSEC LLC, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman's Newport News sector and full-service provider of engineering, logistics and technical support services, is the prime contractor for the work.
- Northrop Grumman Wins Navy Submarine Repair and Maintenance Contract Northrop Grumman 30 Oct 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for submarine work performed on the West Coast and shore work performed in Hawaii. AMSEC LLC, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman's Newport News sector and full-service provider of engineering, logistics and technical support services, is the prime contractor for the work.
- Northrop Grumman Wins Navy Power Systems Engineering and Technical Services Contract Northrop Grumman 30 Oct 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for power systems engineering and technical services work. AMSEC LLC, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman's Newport News sector and full-service provider of engineering, logistics and technical support services, is the prime contractor for the work.
- EADS Defence & Security successfully tests fighter missile warning system on board Danish F-16 EADS 30 Oct 2007 -- EADS Defence & Security (DS) has successfully completed the first flight tests of its MILDS F Missile Warning System (AN/AAR-60(V)2) on a Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) F-16 combat aircraft.
- Northrop Grumman Announces Opening of New Advanced Antenna Testing Facility Northrop Grumman 30 Oct 2007 -- Officials of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today officially unveiled a new state-of-the-art antenna testing facility intended to help position the company for anticipated future business opportunities involving large-scale, complex, multifunction military sensor systems.
- Navy Approves Raytheon's Zumwalt Total Ship Computing Environment Infrastructure Raytheon 30 Oct 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) recently achieved a significant Zumwalt-class destroyer program milestone with the successful preliminary design review of the "Release 5" Total Ship Computing Environment Infrastructure (TSCEI).
- Lockheed Martin Completes Major Test Of First Advanced Military Communications Satellite Lockeed Martin 30 Oct 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has completed a major test of the first Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite, demonstrating its readiness to enter the critical environmental test phase in preparation for launch in late 2008
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 30 Oct 2007
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY REGISTRAR OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT United Nations 30 Oct 2007
- UN envoy lauds peaceful end to crisis within Somali transitional government UN News Centre 30 Oct 2007 -- The United Nations envoy to Somalia today welcomed the peaceful conclusion of the crisis within the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and called on the country's leaders to overcome the challenges facing the war-torn nation.
- SOMALIA: Acting PM confirmed as uneasy calm returns to capital IRIN 30 Oct 2007 -- Professor Salim Aliyow Ibirow has been appointed acting prime minister of Somalia by President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, a senior official said.
- UN political chief to attend Middle East Quartet meeting UN News Centre 30 Oct 2007 -- The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs is heading to a meeting in Jerusalem on Thursday of the envoys of the Middle East Quartet, which brings together the UN, European Union, Russian Federation and United States, a spokesperson for the world body announced.
- ISRAEL-OPT: Temporary stay on Gaza power cuts IRIN 30 Oct 2007 -- Israel's Attorney-General, Menachem Mazuz, has ordered a temporary halt to the state's plan to cut power supplies to the Gaza Strip pending evaluations and assurances from the government and military that such a move would not cause undue harm to the population.
- SUDAN: Unity paramount, say delegates to Darfur talks IRIN 30 Oct 2007 -- Delegates attending the Darfur peace talks in Libya - apparently undaunted by the no-show of several key rebel groups - have called for a peaceful end to the suffering of civilians and a political agreement that strengthens the communities living in the war-ravaged region.
- Darfur: UN, African Union envoys urge all parties to press ahead for peace UN News Centre 30 Oct 2007 -- Top envoys from the United Nations and the African Union chairing talks in Libya on the troubled Darfur region of Sudan today welcomed the Khartoum Government's unilateral declaration of a cessation of hostilities and called on all parties to the conflict to make a similar commitment without delay.
- Pressure Increases on Beijing to End Darfur Crisis VOA 30 Oct 2007 -- As the crisis in Sudan's Darfur region continues, with rebel movements and the Khartoum government locked in negotiations, activists are maintaining pressure on China to play a key role to help end the humanitarian tragedy.
- Breakaway Republics Look To Advance Statehood At Summit RFE/RL 30 Oct 2007 -- Representatives of the self-proclaimed republics of Abkhazia, Transdniester, and South Ossetia assembled in the Abkhaz capital today for a four-day summit intended to advance the recognition of their statehood.
- Bosnia-Herzegovina: Serbs Protest Imposed Reforms, But Is It Smoke Or Fire? RFE/RL 30 Oct 2007 -- The Bosnian Serbs' parliament voted overwhelmingly today to condemn administrative reforms introduced on October 19 by the international community's high representative as contravening the 1995 Dayton peace agreements, which ended the 1992-95 conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
- Ban Ki-moon lauds gains made in Central African integration, peace UN News Centre 30 Oct 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised Central Africa for its efforts towards integration and peace, but warned that the region still faces several hurdles.
- DRC-UGANDA: More people flee from North Kivu to Uganda IRIN 30 Oct 2007 -- Some 13,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have crossed the border into Uganda - including 5,000 since 22 October - fleeing violence in North Kivu province.
- Lebanon's Saad Hariri Says Syrian Official Planning to Kill Him VOA 30 Oct 2007 -- The leader of Lebanon's anti-Syrian ruling coalition says he has information about a plot to kill him
- Crew of North Korean Pirated Vessel Regains Control Navy NewsStand 30 Oct 2007 -- The crew of a North Korean cargo vessel, Dai Hong Dan, regained control of their vessel Oct. 30, after fighting with the pirates who had taken over their ship sometime Monday.
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