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15 January 2010 Military News

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  • Transcript: DOD News Briefing with Secretary Gates and Adm. Mullen from the Pentagon DoD 15 Jan 2010 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen
  • Transcript: DOD Briefing with former Army Secretary West and Adm. Clark (Ret.) from the Pentagon DoD 15 Jan 2010 -- Presenter: Former Secretary of the U.S. Army Togo West and Former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vernon Clark (Ret.)
  • Prompt Fort Hood Response Saved Lives, Clark Says AFPS 15 Jan 2010 -- Two minutes and 40 seconds after a 911 call detailing a shooting at the Soldier Readiness Center at Fort Hood, Texas, initial responders arrived on the scene, marking the first in a series of prompt reactions that spared additional casualties, an official who reviewed the events for the Defense Department said today.
  • USS Boise Awarded Meritorious Unit Commendation Navy NewsStand 15 Jan 2010 -- The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Boise (SSN 764) was presented the Meritorious Unit Commendation for the boat's continued operational success.
  • NAVSEA Discusses Sustaining & Building the Fleet at SNA Symposium Navy NewsStand 15 Jan 2010 -- Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) leadership participated in a panel discussion at Surface Navy Association's (SNA) 22nd National Symposium Jan. 12-14. In addition to the panel, senior leadership addressed questions from attendees at the command's exhibit booth.
  • DoD News: Army Releases December Suicide Data DoD 15 Jan 2010 -- The Army released suicide data today for the month of December.
  • DoD News: Army Announces Force Structure Actions DoD 15 Jan 2010 -- The Department of the Army announced today six planned unit inactivations and 15 realignments over the next two years at Fort Bragg, N.C., which will result in a net decrease of 275 military authorizations.
  • Report Finds Shortfalls in Countering Internal Threats AFPS 15 Jan 2010 -- The shooting spree allegedly perpetrated by a self-radicalized soldier of Muslim faith has revealed shortcomings in the Defense Department’s ability to counter dangerous outside influences on the military, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today.
  • Return of Yuma's VMA-513 Nightmares wake air station USMC News 15 Jan 2010 -- Approximately 90 Marines from Marine Attack Squadron 513 and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13 returned to the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., from Japan Jan. 12, 2010, after a six-month deployment with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
  • Space team achieves key ground-segment milestones AFNS 15 Jan 2010 -- A joint Air Force and Lockheed Martin team developing the Space-Based Infrared System program, known as SBIRS, has achieved two key milestones: a testing milestone demonstrating the ground system is on track to support launch of the first SBIRS geosynchronous GEO-1 satellite in the constellation; and a maturity milestone moving the ground system into the next level of integration.
  • Hawks return from Japan USMC News 15 Jan 2010 -- After six months of deployment, approximately 190 Marines and two corpsman with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, also known as the Hawks, returned to the Air Station, Tuesday from Iwakuni, Japan.
  • CSA: 2011 budget should enable transformation completion Army News 15 Jan 2010 -- The Army's six-year reorganization should be complete by the end of next fiscal year with the planned 2011 budget, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr.
  • First woman becomes Army provost marshal general Army News 15 Jan 2010 -- Brig. Gen. Colleen L. McGuire assumed responsibility as the first woman provost marshal general of the Army and also took command of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command in a ceremony Thursday at Fort Belvoir.
  • Fort Bragg hospital plans for increased population in 2013 Army News 15 Jan 2010 -- Womack Army Medical Center began planning for expected increase in beneficiary population with the announcement of the 2005 Defense Base Realignment and Closure recommendations.
  • Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion continues to move forward Army News 15 Jan 2010 -- The Warrior Transition Battalion is doing some transitioning of its own. In the past few months, the unit has firmly established a Family readiness group; implemented the development of a comprehensive transition plan for every Soldier; began preparations for standing up an additional company, as well as a headquarters and headquarters company; began preparations for moving their companies into new office space; and started focusing even more on getting Soldiers preparing to transition out of the Army into college classes and internships.
  • WAMC Emergency Department at Fort Bragg adds 7 beds Army News 15 Jan 2010 -- The staff of the Emergency Department at Womack Army Medical Center held a grand-opening ceremony Dec. 18, which marked the addition of seven acute care beds.
  • US, China at Odds Over Taiwan Arms Deal VOA 15 Jan 2010 -- China is warning the United States that the recently announced sale of air defense missiles to Taiwan could damage trust between Washington and Beijing, and that further protests might follow. China has called on the United States to end all arms sales to the island, but the missile deal is one of several advanced weapons systems that are likely to be approved by the U.S. Congress in the coming months.
  • Russian Navy to receive new carrier-based fighters RIA Novosti 15 Jan 2010 -- Russia's Navy will take delivery of the first MiG-29K (Fulcrum-D) fighters later this year, a Navy official said on Friday.
  • Russian Defense Ministry continues search for Su-27 wreckage RIA Novosti 15 Jan 2010 -- The Russian Defense Ministry is still searching for the wreckage of the Russian Air Force Su-27 Flanker fighter jet, refuting earlier statements the plane was found, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said.
  • Russia set to restore radar shield on western borders in 2010 RIA Novosti 15 Jan 2010 -- Russia will restore the complete radar coverage of its western borders when a new radar facility in the southern town of Armavir becomes fully operational by mid-2010, the Space Forces commander said.
  • Wreckage of Su-27 fighter found in Russia's Far East RIA Novosti 15 Jan 2010 -- Rescue teams discovered on Friday the crash site of a Su-27 Flanker fighter jet which had been missing in the Khabarovsk Territory since Thursday, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said.
  • Briefing by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, 1/15/10 The White House 15 Jan 2010
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 15 Jan 2010

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