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02 November 2010 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 02 Nov 2010 [PDF]
  • Head Hunter troopers train Iraqi Army, improve mortar skills Army News 02 Nov 2010 -- Soldiers assigned to the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, spent the day training with the Soldiers of the 6th Brigade, 3rd Division, Iraqi Army to improve mortar skills Oct. 26.
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill Insurgents in Nangarhar AFPS 02 Nov 2010 -- Afghan and coalition forces targeting a Taliban leader who operates in Nangarhar province’s Sherzad district killed several insurgents during an intelligence-driven overnight operation.
  • Russia starts delivery of small arms to Afghanistan RIA Novosti 02 Nov 2010 -- Russia has started deliveries of small arms and ammunition to Afghanistan under a military assistance program.
  • Afghans Protest Parliamentary Vote VOA 02 Nov 2010 -- Dozens of people took to the streets of the Afghan capital on Tuesday to protest the country's recent parliamentary elections, which have been marred by allegations of fraud.
  • USS Peleliu, 15th MEU Conclude Pakistan Relief Operations Navy NewsStand 02 Nov 2010 -- The last two CH-46E "Sea Knight" helicopters of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165 (Reinforced) (HMM-165) landed, shut-down, and were chained to the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) on Oct. 31, after ten weeks of flying missions over the flood-stricken country of Pakistan.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • ‘Don’t Ask’ to Stay in Place Through Appeal AFPS 02 Nov 2010 -- The so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy will stay in place while the Justice Department appeals a federal judge’s ruling last month that the law that bans gay men and lesbians from serving openly is unconstitutional.
  • DoD News: Senior Executive Service Announcements DoD 02 Nov 2010 -- Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced the following Department of Defense Senior Executive Service appointments and reassignments.
  • Holloman centrifuge takes last spin AFNS 02 Nov 2010 -- Members of the Physiological Training Center concluded 22 years of centrifuge training here with its final spin Oct. 27.
  • Open season set for three civilian benefit programs AFNS 02 Nov 2010 -- Office of Personnel Management officials have announced open season for three civilian benefit programs beginning Nov. 8 and lasting through Dec. 13.
  • Ramstein Airmen host German counterparts AFNS 02 Nov 2010 -- In the spirit of partnership, members of the 37th Airlift Squadron hosted 11of their counterparts from the German Luftwaffe Oct. 25 through 29 here.
  • Occupational analysts influence Air Force decision makers AFNS 02 Nov 2010 -- The Air Force's flying community logs thousands upon thousands of miles-per year fulfilling their mission, but 37 civilians based at Randolph AFB also are racking up the miles in their quest to assist the service's brain trust.
  • DARPA Effort Speeds Biothreat Response AFPS 02 Nov 2010 -- Spurred by the 21st century’s first flu pandemic, the Defense Department has developed new, faster ways to make vaccines that could save lives around the world.
  • USNS Henson Visits Casablanca Navy NewsStand 02 Nov 2010 -- USNS Henson (T-AGS 63) hosted hydrographers from the Kingdom of Morocco Oct. 19, as the ship visited the port of Casablanca on the way to a new assignment.
  • Continuing Promise Wraps Up Work In Guyana Navy NewsStand 02 Nov 2010 -- The Continuing Promise 2010 (CP10) team, comprised of service members and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), provided the people of Guyana assistance Oct. 18-26.
  • Navy Certifies First Master Military Working Dog Trainer Navy NewsStand 02 Nov 2010 -- The Navy certified the first master military working dog (MWD) trainer (MMWDT) at Naval Technical Training Center Lackland in San Antonio Oct. 22.
  • Tropical Storm Tomas Expected to Increase Mosquito Population Aboard GTMO Navy NewsStand 02 Nov 2010 -- The mosquito population aboard Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO) is expected to rise as a result of heavy rains produced by the passing of Tropical Storm Tomas Nov. 5 or 6.
  • Army researchers develop futuristic helmet Army News 02 Nov 2010 -- Imagine a future when a Soldier's helmet is an integrated communications center with a heads-up computer display, night vision, thermal sensors and enhanced hearing. That future is nearer than many think.
  • Japan and U.S. work to build stronger team Army News 02 Nov 2010 -- Since World War II concluded, the United States has worked to build a better relationship with Japan. In 1960, the U.S. and Japan signed the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security, a binding agreement for both countries to support each other from enemy attack. United States Army Japan facilitates a two-week Orient Shield exercise in Japan each fall consisting of approximately 400 National Guard members from six states, working with approximately 200 Soldiers from the Japanese military.
  • Indian Army Soldiers qualify at range, exchange tactics with U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers Army News 02 Nov 2010 -- Weapon proficiency is an important principle for Soldiers, but it's not often that one gets the opportunity to train with weapons used by a foreign army.
  • Corps of Engineers, Commissary agency build sustainable facilities in Europe Army News 02 Nov 2010 -- The construction of the Grafenwoehr Post Exchange-Commissary facility in September 2007, which boasted a gold rating for its environmental friendliness and energy efficiency, set the standard for Defense Commissary Agency facilities.
  • Army increases support for suicide prevention Army News 02 Nov 2010 -- According to Department of Defense (DoD) statistics, there has been a substantial rise in the number of suicides for Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers this year.
  • Wolfpack hoses off during chem training Army News 02 Nov 2010 -- The Soldiers from Battery A, 26th Field Artillery Regiment (Target Acquisition Battery), 41st Fires Brigade learned how to properly decontaminate a humvee and larger trucks using a high powered M26 generator during chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training held the 41st Fires Bde. motor pool, Oct. 26-27.
  • Shotgun range hones skills Army News 02 Nov 2010 -- A Joint Service Combat Shotgun Program report on the effectiveness of shotguns in a combat environment states, "The probablility of hitting a man-sized target with a shotgun was superior to that of all other weapons."
  • New equipment helps troops locate insurgents Army News 02 Nov 2010 -- Troopers from 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division participated in a search and tactical site exploitation (TSE) class, here, at the National Training Center.
  • Cav scouts prep core skills Army News 02 Nov 2010 -- Whether conducting a cordon and search of a village looking for high-value targets or conducting route reconnaissance and engaging in a moving firefight from their vehicles, a scout squadron must be able to perform at a high-level regardless of their mission.
  • Army Reserve Leadership Breaks Ground on New Facility Army News 02 Nov 2010 -- Construction of the new $19.6 million Office, Chief of the Army Reserve (OCAR) headquarters officially began here Monday with a ceremonial groundbreaking on the future site of the 88,000 square foot facility.
  • Whiteman Airmen support developing nations AFNS 02 Nov 2010 -- Members of the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron, along with members of the 729th Airlift Squadron, completed a humanitarian mission to Honduras, recently.
  • DOD Takes Steps to Stop Bullying AFPS 02 Nov 2010 -- It can begin with a single, seemingly harmless act: a taunt at recess, a snub in the lunch room or a juicy piece of gossip posted to Facebook or Twitter.
  • Navy Works to Create Greener Footprint AFPS 02 Nov 2010 -- The Navy’s recent test of a riverine command boat is one step the service is taking to create a greener footprint.
  • Chairman: Veterans Deserve Nation’s Best Now, in Future AFPS 02 Nov 2010 -- The nation has not begun to comprehend the long-term consequences of protracted war, the military’s top officer said yesterday.
  • Turkey Facing East-West Dilemma Over NATO Missile-Shield Plan RFE/RL 02 Nov 2010 -- Turkey's 60-year membership in NATO will undergo its toughest test this month when the country decides whether to allow a NATO antimissile shield to be based on its territory. Analysts are casting the decision as a key moment in Ankara's foreign policy that could potentially determine whether Turkey remains within the Western orbit or decisively turns its gaze eastward, as some Western officials fear.
  • Analysts Say Time is Right for New Russia-NATO Relationship VOA 02 Nov 2010 -- Increasing military dialogue and cooperation in Afghanistan are two signs Russia may be poised to find a new relationship with NATO. A new report says, with a NATO summit later this month in Lisbon, the time is ripe for such a change.
  • Russia, NATO to discuss Euro missile-defense plans Wednesday RIA Novosti 02 Nov 2010 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will discuss the Euro missile-defense project and Moscow's possible participation in it during the NATO chief's visit to Moscow on Wednesday, the Kremlin said.
  • Russia seeks more information on Euro missile-defense program RIA Novosti 02 Nov 2010 -- Russia would like to get more information about the proposed Euro missile-defense system, Moscow's envoy to NATO said on Tuesday.
  • UK-France Defence Co-operation Treaty announced UK MoD 02 Nov 2010 -- A new programme of defence co-operation between the UK and France has been announced by British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy today, Tuesday 2 November 2010. The programme is to be delivered through an overarching Defence Co-operation Treaty, a subordinate treaty relating to a joint nuclear facility, a letter of intent signed by Defence Ministers and a package of joint defence initiatives.
  • Britain, France Sign Historic Defense Pacts VOA 02 Nov 2010 -- France and Britain have signed treaties that will see the two nuclear-armed powers cooperate on defense, including a joint rapid deployment force and shared use of aircraft carriers.
  • Controversial nuclear element in new Anglo-French defence deal IRNA 02 Nov 2010 -- Defence Secretary Liam Fox said that it makes “perfect sense” to develop common practices in a world of tight resources ahead of Britain signing a far-reaching defence agreement with France Tuesday.
  • Britain, France Sign Landmark Defense Deal RFE/RL 02 Nov 2010 -- The leaders of Britain and France have sealed agreements on a defense partnership between their two nations which is unparalleled in scope.
  • U.S. yet to decide on F-16 fighter sale to Taiwan: defense minister CNA 02 Nov 2010 -- Despite Taiwan's high hopes to get advanced weapons to boost its defense capabilities, the United States remains undecided over whether or not to sell F-16 C/D fighters to Taiwan, Defense Minister Kao Hua-chu said Monday.
  • Intelligence officer detained for leaking national secrets CNA 02 Nov 2010 -- A senior Taiwanese military officer was taken into custody Monday on charges of leaking confidential intelligence to China, according to the Defense Ministry.
  • Leaked intelligence files pose little risk: Defense Ministry CNA 02 Nov 2010 -- The Defense Ministry said Tuesday that relevant damage control measures had been initiated following the leaking of intelligence files to China by a senior Taiwanese military officer, adding that the leak will have limited influence on the operations of the Military Intelligence Bureau (MIB).
  • Ukraine's only sub to reenter service in spring RIA Novosti 02 Nov 2010 -- Ukraine's only submarine will become operational again in the spring of 2011, after almost 10 years under repairs, Chief of Staff Rear Adm. Yuriy Ilyin said on Tuesday.
  • November 2, 2010 - U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 02 Nov 2010

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