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26 January 2010 Military News

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  • US Military Panel Hears 1st Guantanamo Appeal VOA 26 Jan 2010 -- A panel of U.S. military judges has heard the first direct appeal of a convicted detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, that of al-Qaida's former top propagandist. Oral arguments in Washington focused on a wide range of issues including whether Guantanamo Bay detainees should face military commissions and if America's free speech guarantees apply to foreigners who take part in plots to harm the United States.
  • Obama to Unveil New Plan to Fight Bioterrorism VOA 26 Jan 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address Wednesday to unveil a new plan for a better and quicker response to bioterrorism and other threats to public health. The announcement comes just hours after the release of a report critical of the U.S. government's ability to prepare for and respond to bioterrorist attacks.
  • US Provides Training for Yemen's Battle Against Al-Qaida VOA 26 Jan 2010 -- World powers are scrambling to find a way to help Yemen fight extremism and the conditions that breed it. The poorest Arab nation has been drawn back into the spotlight after Yemen-based al-Qaida members claimed responsibility for a failed attempt to blow up an airplane in the U.S. last month.
  • E-4 commemorates 35 years on alert AFNS 26 Jan 2010 -- To say there have been a lot of changes in the past 35 years would be a bit of an understatement.
  • NMCB 1 Nears Completion on One Project, Gets Ready for More Navy NewsStand 26 Jan 2010 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 executed a concrete pour Jan. 22 for the roof of a chemical storage addition to a demineralized water plant at Polaris Point on U.S. Naval Base Guam.
  • Navy Cyber Forces Established Navy NewsStand 26 Jan 2010 -- Navy Cyber Forces (CYBERFOR) was established in a ceremony at Joint Expeditionary Base, Little Creek-Fort Story Jan. 26.
  • Center for Surface Combat Systems Provides Training to Support Navy's Newest Ship Navy NewsStand 26 Jan 2010 -- Six years of training program development came to fruition when the second ship in the revolutionary Littoral Combat Ship class, USS Independence (LCS 2) was commissioned in Mobile, Ala., Jan. 16.
  • USS Samuel B. Roberts Departs Congo Navy NewsStand 26 Jan 2010 -- USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) departed the Republic of the Congo Jan. 26 after a seven-day Africa Partnership Station (APS) West port visit.
  • Aviation Career Continuation Pay 2010 Program Released Navy NewsStand 26 Jan 2010 -- Adjustments to the Aviation Career Continuation Pay (ACCP) program were announced in NAVADMINs 031/10 and 032/10 to provide selected bonuses as an incentive to eligible pilots and naval flight officers through department head, sea duty and command billets.
  • Navy Modifies Sexual Assault Reporting Procedures Navy NewsStand 26 Jan 2010 -- The Navy announced new requirements Jan. 26 for commands reporting sexual assault.
  • Pay, Medical, Family Issues Highlight Budget Request AFPS 26 Jan 2010 -- Recognizing the nation’s responsibility to support its men and women in uniform and their families, President Barack Obama will request increased funding for military pay, housing allowances, family support programs and care for wounded warriors, White House officials said today.
  • General views weapon system testing at Yuma Proving Ground Army News 26 Jan 2010 -- Documents, briefings and videos are useful, but there is no substitute for viewing conditions on the ground, up close and personal. Lt. Gen. David Huntoon, director of the Army staff, got that invaluable opportunity yesterday when he spent the day at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in southwest Arizona.
  • Transportation training facility receives railcars Army News 26 Jan 2010 -- Some important Transportation Corps assets have arrived at Fort Lee.
  • U.S., ROK train side by side in simulated exercise Army News 26 Jan 2010 -- 'Manchus' from 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, trained alongside with some very special guests at the Close Combat Tactical Trainer facility on USAG-Casey.
  • DoD News: Senior Executive Service Appointments And Reassignments DoD 26 Jan 2010-- Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced the following Department of Defense Senior Executive Service appointments and reassignments
  • First group of BMT graduates begin sensor operator technical school AFNS 26 Jan 2010 -- Fourteen Basic Sensor Operator Training students, eight of whom are the first to begin the course fresh from Basic Military Training, began their first day of academics Jan. 15 here.
  • Russia, NATO resume military cooperation RIA Novosti 26 Jan 2010 -- Russian and NATO chiefs of staff met Tuesday in Brussels, resuming the work of the Russia-NATO Council frozen after a Russian-Georgian war in August 2008.
  • Twin-seater trainer plane missing CNA 26 Jan 2010 -- A twin-seater T-34 trainer plane from Taiwan's Air Force Academy lost contact with the military flight control tower Tuesday afternoon during a routine training flight, with two pilots aboard, the Air Force Command Headquarters said.
  • Taiwan to seek U.S. arms sales: president CNA 26 Jan 2010 -- President Ma Ying-jeou said Monday that Taiwan will continue seeking U.S. arms sales to beef up its defenses.
  • Search continues for missing trainer plane CNA 26 Jan 2010 -- No clues had been found to an Air Force twin-seater T-34 trainer plane that went missing during a routine training flight Tuesday with two pilots aboard, military sources said later that day.
  • Briefing by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, 1/26/10 The White House 26 Jan 2010
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 26 Jan 2010

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  • DoD News: Contracts for January 26, 2010
  • Northrop Grumman to Supply Navigation Radars for Australian Ferry Fleet Northrop Grumman 26 Jan 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been chosen to supply radars for the Sydney Harbour Ferries fleet.
  • CACI Receives Favorable Court Decision CACI 26 Jan 2010 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) announced today that the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has denied a petition for rehearing in two lawsuits alleging detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq filed against CACI in 2004. On September 11, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit had ruled in CACI's favor in the two lawsuits. The Iraqi plaintiffs then asked the court to rehear the appeals, which the court declined to do.
  • Thales Alenia Space: contract signed for the Galileo system Support Service Thales 26 Jan 2010 -- Today in Brussels, the European Commission has communicated the decision to award to Thales Alenia Space Italia through a framework contract lasting from 2010 till 2016 for the “System Support” to European Space Agency (ESA).

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