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15 June 2010 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 15 June 2010 [PDF]
  • Iraqis Arrest Terror Group Associates AFPS 15 Jun 2010 -- Iraqi security forces arrested two suspected al-Qaida in Iraq criminal associates during a combined operation northeast of the Iraqi capital today, military officials said.
  • In-flight emergency safely managed by Balad C-130 crew AFNS 15 Jun 2010 -- After overcoming multiple mechanical problems, a C-130H Hercules crew from 777th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron safely landed their aircraft with 34 passengers aboard June 9 here.
  • SWO 'operationalizes' weather for TF Wings' aviation mission in northern Iraq Army News 15 Jun 2010 -- Imagine a blinding, gusting wall of sand and dust five to eight thousand feet high, spanning 60 to 90 miles, moving at a rate of 35 to 60 kilometers an hour.
  • Vipers provide critical air traffic services in USD-N Army News 15 Jun 2010 -- The importance of aviation operations in the current contemporary operating environment in Iraq cannot be overstated with hundreds of movements of troops, supplies and equipment daily.
  • Making a difference in Dhi Qar Province Army News 15 Jun 2010 -- Soldiers of Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division have experienced the reconstruction of Iraq first hand while working with the Dhi Qar Provincial Reconstruction Team.
  • U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers target weapon proficiency Army News 15 Jun 2010 -- Soldiers with Military Transition Team 5214 taught Iraqi soldiers from the 14th Iraqi Army's 52nd Brigade, 14th Division, basic range operations and assisted in making adjustments to the Iraqi soldiers' M-16 and M-4 rifles at a range here June 5, 2010.
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  • Two more British soldiers killed in Afghanistan IRNA 15 Jun 2010 -- Two more British soldiers have been shot dead in separate incidents in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in London announced Tuesday.
  • Joint team construction projects follow Afghan priorities AFNS 15 Jun 2010 -- Airmen and Soldiers are encouraging Afghan government officials to determine their own priorities for construction projects that will benefit people in the Zabul province.
  • Mineral Resources Could Give Afghans New Hope AFPS 15 Jun 2010 -- An estimated $1 trillion of untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan could lead to economic sovereignty, easing the country’s financial dependency on the United States and international community, a top defense official said yesterday.
  • Defense Officials Cite Progress, Challenges in Afghanistan AFPS 15 Jun 2010 -- U.S. and international forces are making progress in southern Afghanistan despite a tough and resourceful insurgency, defense officials told Congress today.
  • British soldier dies from Afghan injuries IRNA 15 Jun 2010 -- A Royal Marine has died in a UK hospital after sustaining injuries in Afghanistan over the weekend, the Ministry of Defence announced Tuesday.
  • Combined Force Kills Insurgents in Afghanistan AFPS 15 Jun 2010 -- An Afghan-international force killed several armed insurgents in Afghanistan’s Kapisa province while pursuing a Taliban commander last night, military officials said.
  • Afghan Taliban reject report on ISI help IRNA 15 Jun 2010 -- Afghan Taliban Monday rejected a report as a ‘drama’ staged by US, Britain and NATO that Pakistan’s intelligence agency gives funding, training and sanctuary to Afghan Taliban on a scale much larger than previously thought.
  • PAKISTAN: Four million in north denied rights, says AI IRIN 15 Jun 2010 -- Amnesty International (AI) has criticized the Pakistani government and the militants it is fighting in parts of Khyber-Pukhtoonkhwa Province and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on the border with Afghanistan for violating international humanitarian law and human rights, even though conditions in other areas, such as Swat, are improving.
  • The Growing Threat In Pakistan’s Punjab RFE/RL 15 Jun 2010 -- Few Pakistanis rejoiced when the country's military high command announced victory against armed militants in the Orakzai tribal agency last week -- mainly because Punjab, the heartland of Pakistan, is still threatened by galloping Talibanization.
  • Guard members respond to flooding in three states AFNS 15 Jun 2010 -- More than 400 National Guard members from three states have been called up for flood duty after heavy rains and snow run off caused cresting rivers this week.
  • Obama Praises Military Support in Gulf AFPS 15 Jun 2010 -- President Barack Obama today praised the role the military is playing as part of oil spill response efforts in the Gulf of Mexico, and told military members at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla., they exemplify the resolve, determination and resilience the nation is demonstrating in the face of the disaster.
  • Obama Chooses Mabus to Lead Gulf Restoration AFPS 15 Jun 2010 -- President Barack Obama in an address to the nation tonight announced that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will develop a long-term restoration plan for the Gulf Coast.

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