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23 December 2009 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 23 Dec 2009 [PDF]
  • Soldiers Work Toward Iraqi Province’s Future AFPS 23 Dec 2009 -- The soldiers of “A” Company, 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, are leading the way in the “advise and assist” mission of the 1st Armored Division’s 4th Brigade.
  • Bombings in Iraq Target Christians, Shi'ite Muslims VOA 23 Dec 2009 -- At least eight people have been killed in attacks targeting Christians and Shi'ite Muslims as they prepare to observe coinciding holidays.
  • Q-West quick reaction force stays sharp on patrol Army News 23 Dec 2009 -- Members of a Mississippi Army National Guard unit conducted a routine presence patrol around Contingency Operating Location Q-West Dec. 15, demonstrating their strategies for combating complacency.
  • Air Cav undertakes chemical training Army News 23 Dec 2009 -- For a brief moment it appeared heavy snow had taken a Christmas- like effect at one of the many desolate scrap yards, here.
  • MESF Command and Control Division 24 Set to Deploy Navy NewsStand 23 Dec 2009 -- Reserve Sailors from Maritime Expeditionary Command and Control Division 24 received a farewell from the commander of Navy Reserve Forces Dec. 18 as they prepare for deployment to Kuwait.
  • Iraqi Forces Arrest 7 Terrorism Suspects AFPS 23 Dec 2009 -- Iraqi security forces working with U.S. advisors arrested seven terrorism suspects today during two security operations, military officials reported.
  • Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Visits Al Asad USMC News 23 Dec 2009 -- In what he referred to as quite possibly the last time he would ever have the chance to visit Marines in Iraq, Gen. James F. Amos, the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, brought a message of gratitude to Marines, sailors, soldiers and airmen aboard Al Asad Air Base, Dec. 21-22.
  • Former ministers, including Blair, to give Iraq evidence IRNA 23 Dec 2009 -- Former prime minister Tony Blair and other members of his government were named Wednesday to give evidence in Britain’s inquiry into the Iraq war during January and in early February.
  • Afghan Senator Killed in Police Shooting VOA 23 Dec 2009 -- Police in northeastern Baghlan province say Senator Mohammad Yunos was driving home early Wednesday when his car entered an area of the provincial capital that had experienced heavy fighting the day before.
  • Forces in Afghanistan Kill, Detain Militants AFPS 23 Dec 2009 -- Afghan and international forces in Afghanistan killed or detained numerous militants today in various operations, military officials reported.
  • Soldiers Work With Afghan Border Police AFPS 23 Dec 2009 -- On a rugged mountaintop bordering Pakistan, less than two miles from Northern Waziristan, sits Combat Outpost Chergotah in Afghanistan’s Khost province.
  • UK probes second ‘friendly fire’ death in Afghanistan IRNA 23 Dec 2009 -- A second British soldier has died after being wounded in a suspected "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said.

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Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for December 15, 2009
  • Oshkosh Defense Awarded $5 Million LVSR Delivery Order Oshkosh 23 Dec 2009 -- Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has been awarded a delivery order to an existing contract with the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) for more than 10 Logistics Vehicle System Replacements (LVSR). The delivery order for the cargo variant of the vehicle is valued at more than $5 million and brings the total number of LVSRs under contract to 875.
  • Northrop Grumman's Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System Equipped With Tactical Common Data Link Northrop Grumman 23 Dec 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has equipped and fielded Tactical Common Data Link (TCDL) on a U.S. Army Hunter MQ-5B Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), which has been deployed in support of the Afghanistan surge. The TCDL increases data transfer rates and doubles the communications range on the MQ-5B Hunter, enabling additional payload capabilities.

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