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02 February 2010 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 02 Feb 2010 [PDF]
  • Airpower Summary: January 30 AFNS 02 Feb 2010
  • Airpower Summary: January 29 AFNS 02 Feb 2010
  • Airpower Summary: January 28 AFNS 02 Feb 2010
  • Iraqis Capture Baghdad Cell Members, Find Weapons AFPS 02 Feb 2010 -- Iraqi security forces arrested a wanted Baghdad cell member and seven additional suspected terrorists, and discovered a large weapons cache during two joint security operations today in Baghdad and northern Iraq.
  • Ellsworth Airmen return home AFNS 02 Feb 2010 -- Approximately 50 Ellsworth Air Force Base Airmen returned home Jan. 27 from a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia.
  • "Provider" commander visits "Wagonmasters" at Habur Gate Army News 02 Feb 2010 -- Flying to Habur Gate from the south in a UH-60 Black Hawk, the scenery gradually changes from flat, tan desert sands to patchwork fields of varied shapes and shades of green to smoothly rolling hills and finally small green mountains divided into tiers by bands of brownish rock.
  • DoD News: DoD Announces Afghanistan Force Deployment DoD 02 Feb 2010 -- The Department of Defense announced today the deployment of an additional 4,100 soldiers to Afghanistan, part of the 30,000 troops authorized by President Barack Obama on Nov. 30, 2009.
  • Kandahar Airmen airdrop supplies to troops, prepare for troop increase AFNS 02 Feb 2010 -- Airmen of the 772nd Expeditionary Airlift Squadron here dropped 56 containerized delivery systems over three different drop zones within Afghanistan from the same aircraft Jan. 27 to support Operation Enduring Freedom warfighters.
  • Air Force officials release Predator accident report AFNS 02 Feb 2010 -- A mechanical failure caused the crash of an MQ-1B Predator Sept. 4, 2009, in a forward operating area in Afghanistan, according to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released Feb. 2.
  • More Campbell Troops to Deploy to Afghanistan AFPS 02 Feb 2010 -- The 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division will deploy to Afghanistan as part of the surge of American troops into that country, Defense Department officials said today.
  • Attacks halt UN food agency’s deliveries in north-western Afghanistan UN News Centre 02 Feb 2010 -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has temporarily suspended deliveries in north-western Afghanistan after a convoy was attacked over the weekend, resulting in the loss of over 100 metric tons of food aid.
  • Afghan President Seeks Saudi Help for Taliban Peace Talks VOA 02 Feb 2010 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has arrived in Saudi Arabia to ask Saudi King Abdullah for help in reaching out to the Taliban.
  • Forces Detain Suspected Militants in Afghanistan AFPS 02 Feb 2010 -- A combined Afghan and international security force detained several suspected militants in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province during two operations yesterday.
  • Explosions kill two more British soldiers in Afghanistan IRNA 02 Feb 2010 -- Explosions have killed another two British soldiers in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence in London reported Tuesday.
  • Fighting a thinking enemy; Marines, Afghan forces engage Taliban with more than brute force USMC News 02 Feb 2010 -- Beleaguered and tired, with combat boots half filled with water, Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment and the Afghan national army soldiers attached to their unit, trudge through flooded canals in the Shorshurak region of Helmand province, Jan. 29.
  • Pakistan army chief: Our war was not US war IRNA 02 Feb 2010 -- Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said Monday anti-terror fight is not part of the US war and Islamabad has the will and resolve to overcome menace of terrorism in country with public support.
  • Cyber unit supports Haiti relief AFNS 02 Feb 2010 -- Airmen from the 561st Network Operations Squadron provided network support to more than 400 sorties delivering humanitarian aid to Haiti since Jan. 13.
  • HAITI: Planting season in peril IRIN 02 Feb 2010 -- Ensuring seeds are sown during Haiti’s principal planting season – now just one month away – is key to averting a food crisis in the wake of January’s devastating earthquake, experts say.
  • Operation Unified Response transitions to Haitian self-sustainment Army News 02 Feb 2010 -- Joint Task Force - Haiti is beginning to transition to the next phase of its involvement in Operation Unified Response, following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked the island nation of Haiti about two weeks ago, said Col. Gregory Kane, the JTF-H and XVIII Airborne Corps operations officer, today.
  • Maj. Gen. Allyn discusses role of U.S. forces in Haiti Army News 02 Feb 2010 -- Maj. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, Joint Task Force Haiti and XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C., deputy commanding general, talked about the U.S. military's role in Haiti at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince Feb. 1.
  • 'Sailors Ashore' from Fort McHenry Provide Relief in Haiti Navy NewsStand 02 Feb 2010 -- Sailors from amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry have supported projects in the communities of Neply, Birey, Baie de Grande Gaove, Petit Gaove, and the island community of Lugonave, Haiti, since Jan. 19 in coordination with local nongovernmental organizations.
  • Mission Assurance Analysts Impact Haiti Restoration and Recovery Efforts Navy NewsStand 02 Feb 2010 -- U.S. Navy analysts and engineers are providing a constant real-time analysis of critical infrastructure in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean nations that is proving vital to U.S. Southern Command's (SOUTHCOM) planning and management of Haiti's recovery efforts.
  • Gunston Hall Establishes Killick Landing Zone for Haitian Relief Efforts Navy NewsStand 02 Feb 2010 -- A soccer field at the Killick Haitian Coast Guard Base, swampy and strewn with trash and debris, was once home to hundreds of Haitians displaced by the Jan. 12 earthquake which devastated the Caribbean nation. Today, the area is a helicopter-landing zone (LZ) for medical evacuations (MEDEVAC).
  • Airmen continue relief aid flights into Haiti AFNS 02 Feb 2010 -- The Air Force Reserve's 302nd Airlift Wing delivered another bundle of relief supplies Jan. 30 to Haiti.
  • Cross-command communication fuels Haiti relief efforts AFNS 02 Feb 2010 -- Two KC-10 Extender crews were wheels-up within 12 hour notice Jan. 12, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and headed for Langley Air Force Base's runway to escort and refuel cargo planes headed for Haiti in response to relief efforts.
  • Shelter urgently needed for Haitian quake victims, UN reports UN News Centre 02 Feb 2010 -- Beyond food, hundreds of thousands of Haitian earthquake victims displaced from their homes in Port-au-Prince, Léogâne and Jacmel urgently need shelter, with plastic sheeting taking priority over tents, the United Nations reported today in its latest update three weeks after the catastrophe struck the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
  • UN: Significant Progress in Providing Aid to Quake Victims in Haiti VOA 02 Feb 2010 -- The United Nations reports significant progress has been made in providing assistance to hundreds of thousands of quake victims in Haiti. A senior U.N. official says the relief operation is being scaled up on all levels, with shelter topping the list of priorities.

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