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30 December 2009 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Metz Hands Bomb Defeat Organization Reins to Oates AFPS 30 Dec 2009 -- Defeating the terrorists’ weapon of choice is and will remain a priority for the Defense Department, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said here today.
  • 737th EAS reaches 10,000th mission milestone AFNS 30 Dec 2009 -- Considered by some to be an old-timer in a modern-day aircraft fleet, the C-130H Hercules proved its worth once again, successfully completing its 10,000th mission of the year for the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron here Dec. 23.
  • Mass Notification System helps spread word to base, neighboring personnel USMC News 30 Dec 2009 -- Getting essential information such as base traffic, weather and force protection information is as easy as checking your inbox. The Mass Notification System disseminates this knowledge via e-mail.
  • Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany 's Contract Increases Energy Efficiency Navy NewsStand 30 Dec 2009 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) awarded an $18.8 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to Chevron Energy Solutions Company of San Francisco Dec. 21 providing nearly $1.8 million in energy cost savings and 66,984 MBTUs (one million British Thermal Units) per year at Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Albany, Ga.
  • NAS Ft. Worth JRB Saving Energy with New Efficiency Contract Navy NewsStand 30 Dec 2009 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) awarded a $7.1 million contract to NORESCO, LLC of Westborough, Mass., Dec. 9 providing an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) for Naval Air Station (NAS) Ft. Worth Joint Reserve Base (JRB).
  • New Bonhomme Richard ARG Commander Assumes Duty Navy NewsStand 30 Dec 2009 -- Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 7 conducted a change of command during a ceremony aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Dec. 28.
  • Arms Control: Key Issue Between Washington, Moscow VOA 30 Dec 2009 -- Arms control is a key issue between Washington and Moscow. In this report from Washington, Senior Correspondent André de Nesnera speaks with three former senior U.S. government officials about arms control and the state of U.S.-Russia relations.
  • Pakistan Air Force gets early warning system IRNA 30 Dec 2009 -- Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Tuesday received first Air borne early warning and control system (AEWACS), officials said.

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Other Conflicts

  • DR Congo: UN condemns death threats to its staff, human rights groups UN News Centre 30 Dec 2009 -- The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today voiced its deep concerned over recent death threats against its human rights staff and local human rights organizations in Kalemie, in the African nation’s far east, urging the Government to take all necessary measures to ensure their safety.
  • Land Mine Kills Two Tajiks On Uzbek Border RFE/RL 30 Dec 2009 -- Two Tajik citizens died near the Uzbek-Tajik border after stepping on a land mine last week, RFE/RL's Uzbek and Tajik services report.
  • Arrival of international aid convoy to Gaza delayed RIA Novosti 30 Dec 2009 -- An international humanitarian convoy carrying aid to the Gaza Strip returned to Syria after Egypt had denied access to its territory, organizers told a news conference in Damascus.
  • Refugees continue to pour into eastern Sudan in little known crisis, UN reports UN News Centre 30 Dec 2009 -- On the opposite side of Sudan from the better-known crisis of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the conflict-plagued Darfur region, refugees are flocking into the eastern part of the vast African country at the rate of 1,800 each month, according to latest United Nations estimates.
  • North Ossetian Court Sentences Man For Being Georgian Spy RFE/RL 30 Dec 2009 -- The Supreme Court in the Russian republic of North Ossetia has sentenced a man for being a Georgian spy, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

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