09 September 2009 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 09 Sep 2009 [PDF]
- DoD News: DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
- Sept. 8 airpower summary: F-16s destroy targets AFNS 09 Sep 2009 -- Coalition airpower integrated with ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations Sept. 8, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Iraqis Detain Seven on Terrorism Charges AFPS 09 Sep 2009 -- Iraqi forces, with U.S. advisors, arrested seven terrorist suspects yesterday in northern Iraq, military officials reported.
- End grows near for Marine logistics battalions serving in Iraq USMC News 09 Sep 2009 -- Lt. Col. Sekou S. Karega, the commanding officer of Combat Logistics Battalion 7, transferred authority of logistical operations in Iraq's Combined Area of Operations West, to Lt. Col. Eric Davis, the commanding officer of CLB-46, during a ceremony aboard Al Asad Air Base, Sept. 7
- Servicemembers help reconnect Afghan, government AFNS 09 Sep 2009 -- Coalition forces are lending a helping hand through provincial reconstruction teams in Afghanistan in an attempt to rebuild the government's relationship with its people.
- Commitment, Resources Key to Success in Afghanistan AFPS 09 Sep 2009 -- The United States needs to show real progress in Afghanistan over the next 18 months if defense leaders expect to keep the support for the war it has worked hard to garner, a senior Defense Department spokesman said today.
- Top NATO Official Reaffirms Commitment to Afghanistan AFPS 09 Sep 2009 -- Despite the challenges it faces there, NATO will stay the course during its tough fight against Taliban and other extremists in Afghanistan, the alliance’s top leader said here today.
- Afghan War Draws Comparisons to Vietnam War VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- As the situation in Afghanistan grows ever more complex and deadly, more voices are being raised about Western military involvement there.
- Kandahar World’s Busiest Single-Runway Airport USMC News 09 Sep 2009 -- With the increase in forces in southern Afghanistan, Kandahar Airfield has become the busiest single-runway airport in the world
- Airmen Lend MWCS-28 a Hand, Support MAG-40 Communications USMC News 09 Sep 2009 -- When walking around the camp one sees Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, international forces and civilian contractors, but rarely is an Air Force uniform seen
- Afghan Election Commission Defends Release of Tainted Votes VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- Afghanistan's government-appointed election commission is denying bowing to political pressure to include a large number of tainted ballots in its preliminary polling results. The disputed votes have helped push President Hamid Karzai's total to more than the majority he will need to avoid a runoff election.
- NATO Troops Free Reporter Kidnapped in Afghanistan VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- NATO forces in Afghanistan Wednesday freed a New York Times reporter held hostage by militants, though his interpreter and a British commando were killed in the operation.
- AFGHANISTAN: Growing insecurity in Kabul IRIN 09 Sep 2009 -- It was almost midnight when a massive bang awakened residents of Kabul’s fifth district on 5 September. A rocket had landed on a house killing three members of the family: the father, mother and a child.
- Independent commission says Afghani vote rigged RIA Novosti 09 Sep 2009 -- An independent commission, which has been monitoring the results of the August 20 presidential polls in Afghanistan, said it had uncovered large-scale election fraud and ordered a partial recount on Wednesday.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Geoff Morrell at the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington, Va. DoD 09 Sep 2009 -- Presenter: Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell
- Maj. Gen. Hertog assumes command of 2nd Air Force AFNS 09 Sep 2009 -- When Maj. Gen. Mary Kay Hertog assumed command of 2nd Air Force at Keesler Air Force Base Sept. 9 from Maj. Gen. Alfred Flowers, Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz called the two generals "two of the finest leaders the Air Force has known."
- Electronic Health Record Upgrades Offer Faster Service Navy NewsStand 09 Sep 2009 -- Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) is forging ahead, one click at a time, on a current upgrade to AHLTA. AHLTA is the military's electronic health record for the Military Health System.
- World War II Navy Ship Wreck Located Off North Carolina Coast Navy NewsStand 09 Sep 2009 -- The wreckage of YP-389, a trawler converted to a U.S. Navy ship for protection of the Atlantic coast-line during World War II, has been discovered by a National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research team.
- Naval Hospital Bremerton Tests Readiness in Disaster Exercise Navy NewsStand 09 Sep 2009 -- Naval Hospital Bremerton held a full-scale training exercise, Operation "Controlled Chaos" Sept. 3 to test command readiness and emergency response to an earthquake for providing medical care in a mass casualty scenario.
- USS Carney Helps Kick Off 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson's Arrival to NYC Navy NewsStand 09 Sep 2009 -- USS Carney (DDG 64) was featured in a parade of modern and historic ships along the Hudson River Sept. 8 and kicked off a weeklong series of events to mark the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's arrival to New York City.
- NOAA Unveils Newest Research Vessel Navy NewsStand 09 Sep 2009 -- Personnel assigned to various areas of the Oahu-region gathered at Rainbow Bay Marina on Pearl Harbor for a ceremony to unveil the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) newest research vessel, the R/V Hihimanu on Sept. 3.
- NAVFAC Far East Hits Environmental Management System Target Navy NewsStand 09 Sep 2009 -- More than a month ahead of a fiscal year deadline, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Far East completed Environmental Management System (EMS) implementation Aug. 27, 2009 for the six installations it supports.
- Air Force Flight Standards Agency owns rules, regulations of flight AFNS 09 Sep 2009 -- Picture an airfield. Aircraft taxi along the runway, pilots discussing clearances with air traffic controllers.
- FORSCOM relocation planning accelerates as move nears Army News 09 Sep 2009
- Briefings prepare 1st Armored Division Soldiers, families for Iraq deployment Army News 09 Sep 2009 -- Before the three-hour pre-deployment briefing on Aug. 27 got underway, Maj. Gen. Terry Wolff, made one thing clear to members of 1st Armored Division's Special Troops Battalion
- 1st Armored Division Museum moves to Fort Bliss Army News 09 Sep 2009
- GI bill benefits now available to dependents USMC News 09 Sep 2009 -- Military parents who have children going to college can breathe a little bit easier as of Aug. 1, due to the post 9-11 G.I. bill transferability of educational benefits
- VMR-1 Search and Rescue crew practices pick-ups USMC News 09 Sep 2009 -- The Search and Rescue crew of Pedro, with Marine Transport Squadron 1's HH-46D, conducted rescue training missions, Aug. 31
- Air Force officials launch Atlas V rocket lifting government communications satellite AFNS 09 Sep 2009 -- Members of the 45th Space Wing launched successfully a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 at 5:35 p.m. Sept. 8.
- U.S and Canada sign agreement on civil space cooperation AFNS 09 Sep 2009 -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Canadian Space Agency President Steve MacLean signed a framework agreement Wednesday for cooperative activities in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.
- Four MiG-29 fighter jets to join Indian navy in October - source RIA Novosti 09 Sep 2009 -- The first four Russian-made MiG-29K/KUB fighter jets, purchased by India for the modernized Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier, will be delivered to the Indian navy in October, an Indian defense source said.
- Venezuela to sign deal for 100 Russian tanks - source RIA Novosti 09 Sep 2009 -- Russia and Venezuela are expected to sign a contract on the delivery of at least 100 main battle tanks worth about $500 million to the Latin American country, a Russian defense industry source said on Wednesday.
- Moscow could give Venezuela arms loan - Kremlin aide RIA Novosti 09 Sep 2009 -- Russia could give Venezuela a loan for a new arms contract, a senior Kremlin official said on Wednesday.
- Gaggle by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs aboard Air Force One en route New York City, 9/9/09 The White House 09 Sep 2009
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 09 Sep 2009
- DoD News: Contracts for September 09, 2009
- U.K. MINISTRY OF DEFENCE PLACES INAUGURAL ORDER FOR BAE SYSTEMS HELMET-MOUNTED DISPLAY SYSTEM BAE Systems 09 Sep 2009 -- The U.K. Ministry of Defence has placed the first order for a new generation of helmet-mounted displays developed by BAE Systems
- CACI Awarded $50 Million Prime Contract to Support U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate CACI 09 Sep 2009 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) announced today that it has been awarded a $50 million prime contract to support the Infrared Focal Plane Array (FPA) Technology (IFT) branch of the U.S. Army's Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD).
- The Royal Thai Air Force receives its first VIP ATR 72-500 EADS 09 Sep 2009 -- Thailand’s RTAF (Royal Thai Air Force) today took delivery of its first ATR 72-500 from a contract that was signed in 2007 for four ATR 72 VIP aircraft.
- L-3 Awarded Army Technology Contract for Bradley Fighting Vehicles L-3 Communications 09 Sep 2009 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that its Combat Propulsion Systems and Magnet Motors divisions have been awarded a development contract by the U.S. Army to provide high power electrical generation for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
- Northrop Grumman to Supply Advanced Navigation Systems for Brazil Navy Patrol Craft Northrop Grumman 09 Sep 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been selected by the Brazil navy to supply state-of-the-art navigation systems for four new NAPA 500-ton patrol vessels, with options for six additional vessels
- Raytheon Awarded $19 Million Contract for Lightweight Torpedoes Raytheon 09 Sep 2009 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a $19.3 million U.S. Navy contract to provide MK54 lightweight torpedo hardware.
- U.S. Navy Awards Raytheon $93 Million Contract for Standard Missile-6 Raytheon 09 Sep 2009 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) won the first of several planned low rate initial production (LRIP) contracts to build Standard Missile-6 systems for the U.S. Navy.
- IAI-made Heron UAV to be Operated by Royal Australian Air Force in Afghanistan Israel Aerospace Industries 09 Sep 2009 -- Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will supply its Heron Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), who have been awarded a contract by the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) for an unmanned aerial surveillance solution.
- DCNS completes 100th Sylver® vertical missile launcher DCNS 09 Sep 2009 -- DCNS today completed the 100th Sylver® vertical missile launcher. This type A50 eight-cell module will be integrated with a Royal Navy Type T45 destroyer.
- Thales to build Kongsberg remote weapons stations in UK Thales 09 Sep 2009 -- Thales UK and Kongsberg Protech Systems of Norway today announce the signing of a UK licensed manufacture agreement for Kongsberg’s Protector remote weapons station (RWS).
- Thales Introduces I-Mast 100 Thales 09 Sep 2009 -- Thales introduces the I-Mast 100 integrated sensor and communication system for naval vessels. I-Mast 100 is a central mast structure that houses all of a ship's radar and optronic sensors, most of the communication antennas and all associated cabinets and peripherals.
- Daily Press Briefing by the Offices of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General and the Spokesperson for the General Assembly President United Nations 09 Sep 2009
- World is over-armed and peace is under-funded, Ban tells civil society forum UN News Centre 09 Sep 2009 -- Noting that global military spending is now well over $1 trillion and rising every day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today once again called for ridding the world of nuclear weapons, exhorting civil society groups in particular to continue to speak out against the scourge.
- UN reports point to possible war crimes in eastern DR Congo UN News Centre 09 Sep 2009 -- With two new United Nations reports detailing human rights abuses – including possible war crimes – carried out by both Government forces and rebels in the volatile far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the world body’s top rights official today stressed the urgent need for reforming the country’s security and judicial systems.
- Israel’s approval of more settlements sparks Ban’s deep concern UN News Centre 09 Sep 2009 -- The Israeli Government’s recent approval of additional settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian territory has sparked Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s deep concern, with the United Nations chief reiterating his call for an end to all settlement activity.
- Congo Ready to Settle Displaced People, Says Government Spokesman VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- The Democratic Republic of Congo says it will re-integrate Internally Displaced People (IDP) into society after the United Nations closes camps in the restive Kivu provinces.
- Israeli Rights Group Says Most Gaza Offensive Casualties Were Civilians VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- A leading Israeli human rights group says most of the people killed in Israel's offensive in Gaza eight months ago were civilians - many of them children. Those findings contradict statistics from the Israeli military, which has said most of the casualties were militants.
- EU Criticizes Israeli Settlements VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- The European Union has expressed concern about Israel's decision to approve new settler homes in the occupied West Bank.
- UN: Possible War Crimes Committed in Eastern Congo VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- The United Nations says it is likely both government and rebel forces have committed war crimes in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
- Iran Presents New Nuclear Proposal VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- Iran's foreign minister has turned in his country's new nuclear program proposal to the U.N. Security Council's leading nations.
- US Promises Serious, Careful Examination of Iranian Proposal VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- The United States said Wednesday it will carefully and seriously consider an Iranian proposal for new talks with world powers on its controversial nuclear program.
- Iran's Mousavi Urges Supporters Not to be Provoked VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- Defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi has urged his supporters not to be provoked, hours after the arrest of one of his senior aides.
- US Envoy Expresses Concern Over Iran's Nuclear Program VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- The United States said Wednesday that Iran could be close to having enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear bomb - if it hadn't already reached that point.
- Fresh Arrests, Raids Further Squeeze Iran Opposition RFE/RL 09 Sep 2009 -- Iranian authorities have increased pressure on the leaders of the opposition movement, presidential aspirants Mir Hossein Musavi and Mehdi Karrubi, by arresting two close advisers
- Iran Delivers Nuclear Proposals to World Powers VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- Iran's foreign minister has handed over a new package of proposals related to its controversial nuclear program to representatives of six world powers.
- Report: Iranian Opposition Aide Arrested VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- An Iranian reformist Web site reported Wednesday that authorities have arrested an opposition official who was investigating the abuse of protesters in post-election unrest.
- South Korean Official Questions North's Motives After Flood VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- South Korea remains dissatisfied with Pyongyang's explanation of a deadly flood that resulted from a dam opening in North Korean territory. Seoul's chief official on North Korean policy is beginning to question publicly Pyongyang's motives.
- Japan's Incoming Leaders Agree to Form Coalition VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- Japan's newly elected ruling party has struck a deal with two smaller parties on key policies to form a coalition government.
- Russian police foil terror attacks on Moscow - newspaper RIA Novosti 09 Sep 2009 -- Russian law-enforcement agencies have prevented two terrorist attacks in Moscow in the past week, a leading Russian daily reported on Wednesday.
- Ten Years On, Troubling Questions Linger Over Russian Apartment Bombings RFE/RL 09 Sep 2009 -- Most of the residents of an apartment block in southeast Moscow were asleep when an explosion on the ground floor tore through the front of their building shortly after midnight, 10 years ago today
- Russia Becomes World's Top Oil Producer RFE/RL 09 Sep 2009 -- Russia is once again the world's leading oil exporter, a spot it has occupied several times since 2002.
- NASA Releases New Images of Deep Space VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- NASA says astronomy is forever changed, thanks to new state-of-the-art equipment aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. The space agency unveiled detailed new images of galaxies far and near on September 9. It said the major upgrade to the telescope in May was a complete success.
- Discovery shuttle undocks the ISS RIA Novosti 09 Sep 2009 -- The U.S. shuttle Discovery with seven crew members onboard has undocked the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said on Wednesday.
- U.S. launches Atlas carrier rocket powered by Russian engine RIA Novosti 09 Sep 2009 -- The United States has successfully launched an Atlas 5 heavy carrier rocket with a satellite built under a commercial arrangement with the U.S. government.
- UN Envoy Clinton Says Haiti at Turning Point VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton says that the Caribbean nation of Haiti is well positioned to pull itself out of the grinding poverty that has ranked it as the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere and create a bright future for its citizens. Mr. Clinton made the remarks Wednesday during his first appearance before the U.N. Security Council in his new capacity as the U.N. Special Envoy for Haiti.
- Report says 'Vicious Cycle' Between EU and Ankara Impedes Turkey's EU Accession VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- It has been 50 years since Turkey was asked to join the European community.
- Arab League Ministers Meet in Cairo VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- Arab League members are in Cairo for ministerial-level meetings expected to focus on tensions between Iraq and Syria, among other issues.
- Late Philippines President Aquino's Son to Run for Presidency VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- The son of deceased former Philippine President Corazon Aquino has declared his candidacy for president in next year's polls.
- SADC, Opposition Rejects New Madagascar Government VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- Southern African leaders have rejected a transitional government announced by Madagascar's self-proclaimed leader Andry Rajoelina. They were joined by three former Malagasy presidents who said the new government is illegal.
- Guinea Military Lifts Broadcasting Ban VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- Guinea's military government has lifted a ban on political radio and television programing. The country is preparing for elections early next year.
- Former Armenian Security Chief Dies RFE/RL 09 Sep 2009 -- A former high-ranking security official who was close to former President Robert Kocharian and who was accused of playing a major role in the violent 2008 crackdown on the Armenian opposition has died, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports
- Palapa-D communications satellite now in geostationary orbit Thales 09 Sep 2009 -- Thales Alenia Space and Indosat announced today that the Launch Early Operation Phase (LEOP) has been successfully completed and the Palapa-D communications satellite is now in the nominal geostationary orbit (GEO). The solar panels and antennas have been deployed, and the payload in-orbit testing (IOT) phase is ready to start.
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