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31 October 2009 Military News

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  • Oct. 30 airpower summary AFNS 31 Oct 2009 -- Coalition airpower integrated with ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations Oct. 30 according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
  • 724th Trans. Co. reflects, looks forward Army News 31 Oct 2009 -- On April 9, 2004, Soldiers with 1st Platoon, 724th Transportation Company out of Bartonville, Ill., were ambushed as they traveled across Iraq on a refueling mission during their deployment to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, then called Camp Anaconda
  • Q-West conducts mass casualty exercise Army News 31 Oct 2009 -- Rain water caused small puddles of blood to stream across the pavement under the boots of men wearing what looked like silver spacesuits
  • Ordnance companies transition at Q-West Army News 31 Oct 2009 -- The 351st Ordnance Detachment relinquished authority to the 163rd Ordnance Detachment during a ceremony at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation center here Oct. 27
  • After 15 months, 70th Trans. Co. slated to go home Army News 31 Oct 2009 -- The 70th Transportation Company passed its mission to the 724th Transportation Company, during a transfer of authority ceremony Oct. 12 at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Facility at Contingency Operating Location Speicher, Iraq
  • General visits US Army Europe Soldiers at Balad Army News 31 Oct 2009 -- Gen. Carter F. Ham, the commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, visited Soldiers Oct. 25 here at Joint Base Balad, Iraq
  • Providers assist with redistribution of armor assets Army News 31 Oct 2009 -- The mass movement of equipment across Iraq for units leaving and coming to the country is a complex process involving the support and coordination of various elements.
  • 223rd Medical Detachment holds field sanitation course Army News 31 Oct 2009 -- Soldiers learned how to protect themselves from diseases, non-battle injuries and insects including spiders and scorpions, and how to keep them out of food, water and clothing at a field sanitation course at Joint Base Balad, Iraq
  • Speicher preps for Operation Clean Sweep Army News 31 Oct 2009 -- Soldiers with the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) prepared for Operation Clean Sweep, set to begin the first week of November at Contingency Operating Location Speicher, Iraq
  • 724th Trans. Co. reflects, looks forward Army News 31 Oct 2009 -- On April 9, 2004, Soldiers with 1st Platoon, 724th Transportation Company out of Bartonville, Ill., were ambushed as they traveled across Iraq on a refueling mission during their deployment to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, then called Camp Anaconda
  • Marines leaving Al Taqaddum little by little USMC News 31 Oct 2009 -- Marine Corps participation in Operation Iraqi Freedom is drawing to a close as Marines, sailors and equipment make their way back home or to other parts of the globe
  • US forces take proactive steps toward drawdown Army News 31 Oct 2009 -- As the time for the responsible drawdown of U.S. equipment and personnel approaches, proactive steps in the movement of retrograde materials are everyday missions for units in the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary).
  • Marines, sailors shut down major base in Iraq one area at a time USMC News 31 Oct 2009 -- Marine Corps participation in Operation Iraqi Freedom is drawing to a close as Marines, sailors and equipment make their way back home or to other parts of the globe
  • As Security Worsens, An Afghan District Forms Its Own Militia RFE/RL 31 Oct 2009 -- For eight years since the U.S.-aided toppling of the Taliban, the residents of the Qala-i-Zal district of Konduz Province have relied on Afghan government forces for security
  • Abdullah Reportedly Planning To Quit Afghan Runoff RFE/RL 31 Oct 2009 -- Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, whose charges of fraud helped spur the upcoming runoff vote in the country’s presidential election, now is reportedly considering boycotting that poll when it takes place on November 7.
  • Reports: Abdullah May Boycott Afghan Presidential Runoff VOA 31 Oct 2009 -- Sources close to Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah say he may pull out of next week's runoff election against President Hamid Karzai, due to concerns about the credibility of the poll.
  • Afghanistan Announces Arrests in UN Guesthouse Attack VOA 31 Oct 2009 -- Afghan authorities say they have arrested at least six people believed to have been involved in Wednesday's deadly attack on a United Nations guesthouse in Kabul.
  • Afghan Police, NATO Deny Being Slow To Respond To UN Attack RFE/RL 31 Oct 2009 -- Afghan authorities have denied that they were slow to respond to a deadly Taliban attack on a guest house filled with UN staff in the Afghan capital, Kabul
  • Abdullah expected to boycott Afghan runoff RIA Novosti 31 Oct 2009 -- Abdullah, the main challenger to President Hamid Karzai, threatened on Saturday to boycott a presidential run-off election planned for November 7
  • U.S. welcomes S.Korea's plans to send troops to Afghanistan RIA Novosti 31 Oct 2009 -- Washington supports and welcomes South Korea's plans to deploy troops to Afghanistan to protect its nationals working in humanitarian organizations, the U.S. Department of State said.
  • Roadside bomb kills 7 Pakistani troops RIA Novosti 31 Oct 2009 -- A roadside bomb killed seven and injured 11 paramilitary soldiers in the tribal Khyber region in Pakistan's northwest on Saturday, regional media reported.
  • Bomb Kills 7 Pakistani Soldiers VOA 31 Oct 2009 -- Pakistani officials say a roadside bomb killed seven Pakistani soldiers in the northwest Saturday, as the army pushed forward with its offensive against Taliban militants.

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