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06 March 2008 Military News

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  • Times Square Recruiting Station Bombing Causes Minor Damage AFPS 06 Mar 2008 -- No one was injured and only minor structural damage was reported after a bomb went off outside the Armed Forces Recruiting Station in New York City's Times Square early this morning.
  • Small Explosion Rattles New York's Times Square VOA 06 Mar 2008 -- Authorities in New York City say a small explosive device detonated near a U.S. military recruiting station in the Times Square district of the city
  • Teamwork puts F-15E back in the fight AFPN 06 Mar 2008 -- Airmen here worked together, and with outside agencies, to turn an unforeseen setback around and quickly bring a combat asset back to the fight.
  • Selections to begin for new support squadron commanders AFPN 06 Mar 2008 -- Development Team members will meet at the Air Force Personnel Center here during various dates from May through August to select new support squadron commanders, officials said today.
  • ESC officials make digital air support possible AFPN 06 Mar 2008 -- Electronic Systems Center officials here are giving Air Force tactical air control party Airmen on the ground and in the fight every available advantage to help win the war on terrorism.
  • International War Game Explores Seabasing Concept AFPS 06 Mar 2008 -- More than 200 representatives from militaries and other agencies from around the world came to Maryland this week to discuss the U.S. military's seabasing concept and how it can be developed as a joint, multinational means of rendering aid and military support.
  • Army Announces Fifth Mental Health Advisory Team (MHAT) Assessment Army News Release 06 Mar 2008 -- The Department of the Army announced March 6 the results of the Army's fifth Mental Health Advisory Team (MHAT) report: MHAT V.
  • Army announces next steps in U.S. Army Europe transformation Army News Release 06 Mar 2008 -- The Army announced today status changes for two Germany-based units as part of its ongoing stationing efforts announced Dec. 19, 2007.
  • Sun Sets on Long Knife Brigade, Rises on Highlanders Army News 06 Mar 2008 -- Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division made history Tuesday as they reflagged to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division during a noon ceremony at Noel Field here.
  • NMCB 7 Seabees Make a Difference for Disaster Recovery Volunteers Navy NewsStand 06 Mar 2008 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 erected buildings for volunteers assisting with the continued Hurricane Katrina recovery operations during a week-long project Feb. 29 through March 6.
  • Big "E" Nabs the Battle "E" Navy NewsStand 06 Mar 2008 -- The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65), received the Battle Efficiency "E" award, Feb. 29, for carriers on the East Coast in calendar year 2007.
  • First Sea Lord Tours Makin Island Navy NewsStand 06 Mar 2008 -- Adm. Jonathon Band, First Sea Lord of the British Royal Navy, toured the Pre-Commissioning ship Makin Island (LHD 8) Feb. 26 in order to get an overview of specific and collaborative equipment programs and identify parallels between U.S. and Royal Navy capabilities.
  • Congressional Delegation Visit El Salvador Navy NewsStand 06 Mar 2008 -- Seven U.S. congressional representatives on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee visited El Salvador and Costa Rica on a fact-finding trip, Feb. 29.
  • NMCB 11 Takes Khaki to the Field Navy NewsStand 06 Mar 2008 -- The chiefs and officers of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 recently returned from their khaki field exercise, Feb. 4-15.
  • US, UK Engage in Personnel Exchanges During MCM Exercise Navy NewsStand 06 Mar 2008 -- The U.S. and U.K. navies engaged in personnel exchanges during a coalition mine countermeasures (MCM) exercise in the Persian Gulf, Feb. 26 to March 6.
  • Hydraulics Shop Provides a 'Lift' to TR Flight Operations Navy NewsStand 06 Mar 2008 -- Performing successful flight operations aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) (TR) requires hard work and the coordination of many different departments like TR's Engineering Department's hydraulics shop, which provides the jets with the necessary lift to take to the skies.
  • Mullen Talks Training, Supply With Senior Pakistani Leaders AFPS 06 Mar 2008 -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff continued U.S. engagement with Pakistan, a crucial ally in the war on terror, during March 4 meetings here with military leaders and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.
  • Military Contacts Focus on Pakistan Counterinsurgency Needs AFPS 06 Mar 2008 -- Pakistan is a key ally in the war on terror, and its cooperation with NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan is crucial to progress in that country, according to senior U.S. embassy officials here, speaking on background.
  • Uzbekistan: NATO Hints At Deal On Renewed Operations RFE/RL 06 Mar 2008 -- Conflicting reports of a potential deal on a NATO troop presence in Uzbekistan have spawned talk of a delicate thaw that could raise Russia's hackles and prompt a backlash from rights groups angry over a deadly crisis in eastern Uzbekistan in 2005.
  • Russia downplays Tu-142 flight over U.S. aircraft carrier RIA Novosti 06 Mar 2008 -- The Russian Navy is surprised by the commotion raised in Western media over the flight of a Russian military plane in the vicinity of a U.S. aircraft carrier, the Navy spokesman said on Thursday.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 06 Mar 2008
  • Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 06 Mar 2008

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for March 06, 2008
  • Boeing Welcomes Early Debrief of U.S. Air Force Tanker Contract Boeing 06 Mar 2008 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] welcomes the decision by the U.S. Air Force to move up a debriefing to explain why they chose a team of Northrop Grumman and the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) for a contract to provide a replacement aerial refueling tanker aircraft.
  • Boeing Competing for U.S. Air Force F2AST Aircraft Sustainment Contract Boeing 06 Mar 2008 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today submitted a proposal to participate as a prime contractor in the projected $5.4 billion Future Flexible Acquisition and Sustainment Tool (F2AST) competition to support all U.S. Air Force-operated weapons systems, including Special Operations Forces systems.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $66 Million to Continue Submarine Combat System Development General Dynamics 06 Mar 2008 -- The U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a two-year, $66.2 million contract extension to continue engineering services work on the Submarine Tactical Control System (TCS) portion of the Submarine Combat System Modernization program.
  • Lockheed Martin Receives $8.6 Million Contract to Demonstrate a C-RAM Interceptor System Lockheed Martin 06 Mar 2008 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received an $8.6 million Science and Technology contract from the U.S. Army Research and Development Command (RDECOM) Missiles and Aviation Research and Development Center (AMRDEC) to demonstrate a Counter Rockets, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) interceptor system.
  • Oshkosh Corporation To Manufacture Additional 1,084 HEMTT A4s For U.S. Army Oshkosh 06 Mar 2008 -- Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) received a contract modification from the U.S. Army to the current family of heavy tactical vehicles (FHTV) contract, ordering the manufacture of 1,084 heavy expanded mobility tactical trucks (HEMTT) in the A4 configuration. This contract modification raises the total of Oshkosh® HEMTT A4s currently under contract to 1,745, for a total contract modification of more than $321 million. The Oshkosh HEMTT A4 production will begin in July 2008.

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