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04 February 2010 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 04 Feb 2010 [PDF]
  • Airpower Summary: February 03 AFNS 04 Feb 2010
  • Airpower Summary: February 02 AFNS 04 Feb 2010
  • USACE Gulf Region District builds training facility for Iraqi corrections officers Army News 04 Feb 2010 -- A new training facility for Iraqi corrections officers opened its doors to Feb. 2, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Training Tactical Operations Center built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This new construction project is an integral part of the Camp Cropper internment facility, located on Victory Base Complex near the Baghdad International Airport.
  • U.S. Forces kill 3 violent extremists, capture 1 Army News 04 Feb 2010 -- Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, Task Force Marne, killed three violent extremists and injured another about 22 miles south of Mosul, Jan. 30.
  • SecAF discusses way ahead in Iraq, Afghanistan AFNS 04 Feb 2010 -- The secretary of the Air Force discussed the importance of Ali Base and the missions in Iraq and Afghanistan during his visit Jan. 31, here.
  • Transcript: Press Roundtable with Gen. McChrystal in Istanbul, Turkey DoD 04 Feb 2010 -- Presenter: Commander, NATO International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal
  • McChrystal: Afghan Security Deterioration Over, But No Win Yet VOA 04 Feb 2010 -- The commander of coalition and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, says the deterioration of the security situation in the country, which he cited four months ago, has stopped. The general says with the revised strategy President Barack Obama announced in December and more allied troops flowing in, there is an "inevitability" about the Afghan and coalition effort to take the country back from the Taliban.
  • Georgia National Guardsmen open radio stations to give Afghans their own voice Army News 04 Feb 2010 -- In a perfect world, accurate information would be as close as a radio. For a country at war, accurate information is invaluable.
  • US, Afghanistan at Odds Over Reconciliation and Reintegration VOA 04 Feb 2010 -- There is widespread talk about reconciliation and reintegration in Afghanistan. But they are very different terms and they are viewed very differently in Washington and Kabul. This report explains how differences in terminology translate into policy differences about the Afghan insurgency.
  • McChrystal Notes Progress in Afghanistan AFPS 04 Feb 2010 -- Although he stopped short of saying the worst is over for troops as they prepare to surge into some of the toughest Taliban-held areas, the top NATO and U.S. commander in Afghanistan said here today that conditions no longer are deteriorating.
  • Rehearsal Preps 101st for Afghanistan Mission AFPS 04 Feb 2010 -- As his staff wraps up the final mission rehearsal exercise before taking command of Afghanistan’s Regional Command East this summer, the 101st Airborne Division commander is enjoying a new-found luxury: the ability to focus his entire training effort on a single combat theater.
  • Force Captures Taliban Leader, Seizes Weapons AFPS 04 Feb 2010 -- A combined Afghan and international security force captured a Taliban leader and seized multiple weapons in Afghanistan yesterday, military officials reported.
  • Route-clearance Soldiers Experience Firsts AFPS 04 Feb 2010 -- The active-duty Army and National Guard members of a new route-clearance patrol formed here last month would experience many “firsts” in their maiden voyage.
  • Gates to Ask NATO for More Trainers, Mentors AFPS 04 Feb 2010 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates left the Washington, D.C., Beltway yesterday, putting the politics of war spending behind him, only to land squarely in the middle of the same debate among the NATO partners here.
  • AFGHANISTAN: Dozens of schools reopen in Helmand IRIN 04 Feb 2010 -- Over the past year dozens of schools have reopened in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, in part due to an accommodation with Taliban insurgents, Education Ministry officials say.
  • Over 30 Taliban fighters killed in Afghan-NATO operation RIA Novosti 04 Feb 2010 -- Over 30 Taliban militants have been killed in a NATO military operation in southern Afghanistan, Helmand provincial government spokesman Daud Ahmadi said on Thursday.
  • Women to serve in Afghan army RIA Novosti 04 Feb 2010 -- Women are to be invited to join the Afghan army, an Afghanistan Defense Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
  • Situation in Afghanistan creates risks for neighbors - CSTO head RIA Novosti 04 Feb 2010 -- The rapidly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan creates security risks for bordering Central Asian states, the head of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) said on Thursday.
  • Gates in Istanbul for Afghan Talks VOA 04 Feb 2010 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is in Istanbul, the first stop on a trip that will combine meetings with allies about Afghanistan and some bilateral talks.
  • Pakistan Arrests 35 for Bombing of US Troops VOA 04 Feb 2010 -- Pakistani officials say they have arrested 35 people in connection with the suicide car bombing Tuesday that killed three American military trainers and four Pakistanis in northwest Pakistan.
  • Press Conference on ‘Cash-for-Work’ Programme in Haiti United Nations 04 Feb 2010
  • Aircrew, maintainers tackle Haiti relief effort AFNS 04 Feb 2010 -- Aircrew and maintenance Airmen representing the Air Reserve component are tackling the Haitian relief effort as part of their Coronet Oak rotational deployment.
  • Navy Transports Civilian Doctors and Nurses to Support Relief Effort Navy NewsStand 04 Feb 2010 -- Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 58 (VR-58) transported 25 civilian doctors and nurses from Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Fla. to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, aboard a Boeing C-40A Clipper military transport Feb. 3 to support Operation Unified Response.
  • Carl Vinson's Supply Department Overcame Obstacles Getting Aid To Haiti Navy NewsStand 04 Feb 2010 -- Sailors in the Supply Department aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) worked from the ship's initial response to its departure Feb. 1 to increase the amount of water and medical supplies on board destined for Haitians affected by the recent earthquake.
  • NSWC Dahlgren Analysts Support Haiti Restoration and Recovery Efforts Navy NewsStand 04 Feb 2010 -- Navy analysts and engineers from Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren are providing a constant, real-time analysis of critical infrastructure in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean nations in support of U.S. Southern Command's (SOUTHCOM) Haiti relief efforts.
  • USS Bunker Hill Delivers Emergency Aid to Haitian Village Navy NewsStand 04 Feb 2010 -- Officers and crew from the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) provided humanitarian assistance and disaster relief Jan. 25 to a small coastal village on Gonave Island in Port-au-Prince Bay, Haiti, after they received an authentic SOS.

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Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for February 04, 2010
  • Boeing Modernized High Frequency Communications System Achieves Service Milestone Boeing 04 Feb 2010 -- Boeing Defence Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], announced today in Singapore that its Modernized High Frequency Communications System (MHFCS) has reached 130 days in service with the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The communications system is making its first appearance outside Australia at the Singapore Airshow -- the biggest aerospace and defense exhibition in Asia.
  • Boeing Connects 1st F-22 Mission Training Center to US Air Force Network Boeing 04 Feb 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] connected the F-22 Mission Training Center (MTC) at Langley Air Force Base, Va., to the U.S. Air Force's Distributed Mission Operations Network (DMON) in November, allowing F-22 pilots at the base to train virtually with pilots in other aircraft platforms for the first time. The MTC at Langley is the first of four F-22 training centers that Boeing will link to the network over the next three years.
  • Eurocopter and Spanish Ministry of the Interior Sign Contract for 12 EC135s to Be Assembled in Albacete EADS 04 Feb 2010 -- Eurocopter and the Spanish Ministry of the Interior have signed a contract for the purchase of twelve EC135 P2i helicopters. Spain's National Police Force will operate six of the new aircraft for law enforcement missions, while the remaining six will join the current fleet of the Spanish Guardia Civil.
  • Raytheon Awarded $58 Million for Patriot Tactical Missile Upgrades Raytheon 04 Feb 2010 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $58.2 million contract for Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missile-Tactical, or GEM-T, missiles.
  • CACI Awarded Estimated $190 Million Contract to Provide Logistics Analysis and Training Support to U.S. Navy and Marine Corps CACI 04 Feb 2010 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) announced today that it has been awarded a prime contract by the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Norfolk, Detachment Philadelphia, to provide technical services to support the Fleet Assistance and Shipboard Training (FAST) program. The award, which is for one base year with four one-year options, has a current value of $31 million that could increase to $190 million if all options are exercised. CACI will perform the work at various U.S. Navy and Marine Corps facilities stateside, overseas, and on board naval vessels. As the prime incumbent for these services for more than two decades, CACI continues to demonstrate its expertise in logistics analysis and training. Additionally, the company continues to increase its role in Navy and Marine Corps support, which is a key component of its core logistics and material readiness line of work.
  • Lockheed Martin Receives $243 Million from the U.S. Air Force for Joint Air-To-Surface Standoff Missile Lot 8 Production Lockheed Martin 04 Feb 2010 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a U.S. Air Force contract valued at $243.5 million for an eighth production lot of the JASSM cruise missile. The award brings the total contracted quantities of the cruise missile to over 1200.

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