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09 February 2010 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 09 Feb 2010 [PDF]
  • Feb. 8 airpower summary AFNS 09 Feb 2010 -- Coalition airpower integrated with ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Feb. 8, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
  • Iraqi Forces Capture Terrorism Suspects AFPS 09 Feb 2010 -- Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors arrested numerous suspected terrorists and seized enemy weapons in various operations in Iraq in recent days.
  • Provider leaders meet, discuss movement of troops, equipment in Iraq Army News 09 Feb 2010 -- The 49th Transportation Battalion out of Fort Hood, Texas, and 19 subordinate units throughout Iraq participated in a quarterly Green Tab Huddle Jan. 25 through Jan. 27 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.
  • Local nationals work to keep JBB clean Army News 09 Feb 2010 -- Soldiers with the 547th Transportation Company, 49th Transportation Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) escort the local nationals who work to beautify Joint Base Balad, Iraq, and keep it clean.
  • HHC, 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion prepares for redeployment Army News 09 Feb 2010 -- Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), started the redeployment process by preparing their containers for shipment back to the United States.
  • 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducts commo check Army News 09 Feb 2010 -- The 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), communications section, commonly referred to as "Section 6," set out to train over 180 drivers and truck commanders on essential operator level communication tasks beginning Jan. 21 at Contingency Operation Base Speicher.
  • Mississippi Guardsman shows ingenuity during convoy security missions Army News 09 Feb 2010 -- Winter mud can pose safety and security risks to gun truck crews, but a Mississippi Army National Guard Soldier has come up with a method for minimizing those risks for his scout gun truck.
  • U.S., Iraqi forces comission joint training facility in marshes Army News 09 Feb 2010 -- U.S. and Iraqi leaders joined in the marshlands of southern Maysan Province Feb. 4 to celebrate the official grand opening of the Common Training Center on Joint Security Station Umm Sa'ah.
  • Wagonmasters dedicate pavilion to fallen Soldier Army News 09 Feb 2010 -- The 15th Sustainment Brigade and 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) leaders dedicated a pavilion here to a fallen Fort Hood Soldier during a small ceremony Feb. 3.
  • Forces Seize Weapons, Kill Attackers AFPS 09 Feb 2010 -- Afghan and international forces seized enemy weapons and killed insurgent attackers in operations in Afghanistan in recent days, military officials reported.
  • MQ-1 PREDATOR CRASHES IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN AFNS 09 Feb 2010 -- An Air Force MQ-1 Predator Remotely Piloted Vehicle crashed on takeoff in Eastern Afghanistan at approximately 1:50 a.m. Kabul time February 9, 2010.
  • German gov't gives green light for Afghanistan troop increase IRNA 09 Feb 2010 -- The German government has approved plans to boost its troop size in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 5,350, a chancellery spokesman told the press here Tuesday.
  • Third British solider killed in Helmand in two days IRNA 09 Feb 2010 -- A British soldier was killed while trying to clear explosives in the Nad-e-Ali district of central Helmand province on Monday, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in London has announced.
  • Afghanistan Considers Conscript Army, To Mixed Reviews RFE/RL 09 Feb 2010 -- Today, President Hamid Karzai is looking for more than a few young men, and is looking at the conscript army in which the 60-year-old general cut his teeth as the model for the future.
  • NATO Warns Afghan Civilians: 'Keep Your Heads Down' VOA 09 Feb 2010 -- NATO's top civilian representative in Afghanistan is urging villagers in Helmand province to "keep your heads down" when coalition forces launch a major offensive on a southern Taliban stronghold.
  • Russia rules out sending troops to Afghanistan - security chief RIA Novosti 09 Feb 2010 -- Russia will not send troops to help NATO forces counter Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan, where it fought nine years ago during the Cold War, the country's top security official said on Tuesday.
  • Humanitarian crisis for Pakistan’s displaced far from over – UN official UN News Centre 09 Feb 2010 -- The top United Nations humanitarian official in Pakistan has called on the international community not to forget the vulnerable civilians displaced in the country’s northwest, urging donors to contribute to a $537 million appeal launched to meet immediate relief needs.
  • USS Normandy Completes Relief Operations in Haiti Navy NewsStand 09 Feb 2010 -- USS Normandy (CG 60) and its embarked helicopter detachment completed relief operations off the coast of Haiti as part of Operation Unified Response Feb. 6.
  • Comfort Works to Expand Care Capability Navy NewsStand 09 Feb 2010 -- Personnel from USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) scouted possible helicopter landing zones near Cange, Haiti Feb. 8 that would expand the hospital ship's capability to transfer and receive patients injured in the earthquake that left hundreds of thousands of Haitians injured or dead.
  • Tobyhanna employees support Haitian relief efforts Army News 09 Feb 2010 -- Tobyhanna personnel are providing a wide range of support to the international relief effort in earthquake-devastated Haiti. Depot engineering personnel traveled to a South Carolina installation in late January to modify a communications system for an Air Force AN/MPN-14K air traffic control system that will be deployed to Haiti.
  • VR-57 Delivers Critical Supplies for Haiti Navy NewsStand 09 Feb 2010 -- The "Conquistadors" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 57 (VR-57) deployed 14 San Diego-based Sailors and a C-40A "Clipper" cargo/passenger airliner to Haiti Jan. 23 to support Operation Unified Response.
  • HAITI: Funding gap for nutrition IRIN 09 Feb 2010 -- Donors have earmarked just 6 percent of the funds sought for post-earthquake nutritional assistance to women and children in Haiti, according to the UN.
  • March C-17 crew completes mission to Haiti AFNS 09 Feb 2010 -- A March Air Reserve Base C-17 Globemaster III aircrew returned home Feb. 1 after flying a five-day humanitarian mission to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
  • Latrine shortage could worsen public health in Haiti, UN agency says UN News Centre 09 Feb 2010 -- Sanitation has become a pressing need in Haiti and the lack of it could pose health problems for the nearly 1 million people living in temporary settlements ahead of the rainy season, United Nations officials warned today.
  • Needs of Haiti’s disabled must not be forgotten, says UN expert body UN News Centre 09 Feb 2010 -- A group of United Nations experts today stressed that the needs of Haitians with disabilities must be included in the relief, recovery and reconstruction processes following the earthquake that battered the small Caribbean nation last month.

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