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12 October 2012 Military News

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  • Combined Force Arrests Haqqani Leader AFPS 12 Oct 2012 -- An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani leader in Paktiya province today, military officials reported.
  • RCT-7 heads off to Afghanistan USMC News 12 Oct 2012 -- Kaydence is almost 2 years old. She likes blowing kisses and playing with her 8-week-old baby brother. She really likes Gatorade. And she loves her daddy.
  • 'First Team' Returns USMC News 12 Oct 2012 -- Hundreds of friends and families of 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, flocked to Del Valle Field Sunday, to welcome their Marines and sailors back home from Afghanistan.
  • 30th Medical Command Cases its Colors Army News 12 Oct 2012 -- The 30th Medical Command cased its Colors here, today, in preparation for its deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The 30th MEDCOM will control all medical assets in Afghanistan.
  • Corps of Engineers delivers garrison installation for Afghan forces in Herat Army News 12 Oct 2012 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' mission is to build high-quality facilities where security forces may live and train.
  • Pakistan protests U.S. drone strikes in tribal regions IRNA 12 Oct 2012 -- Pakistan lodged protest with the American embassy in Islamabad over the recent two U.S. drone strikes in the country's tribal regions, which killed and injured scores of people.
  • PAKISTAN: Fears of Taliban resurgence in north IRIN 12 Oct 2012 -- The shooting on 9 October of Malala Yusufzai, a 14-year-old girls' education campaigner from Swat Valley in northern Pakistan, is a reminder that militancy is still a significant threat in the north.

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  • U.S., China to Consider Sharing Resources during Joint Missions AFPS 12 Oct 2012 -- In what U.S. Pacific Command's logistics chief calls a groundbreaking development, officials from the United States and China plan to meet to discuss sharing logistical resources, including fuel, as they operate together during counter-piracy and humanitarian assistance and disaster response missions.
  • 7th ID eyes Pacific, reactivates as Army's 'Stryker Division' Army News 12 Oct 2012 -- Bayonet division colors uncased at its reactivation ceremony on JBLM's Watkins Field in front of hundreds of senior leaders, Soldiers, former 7th Inf. Div. veterans, and civilians.
  • ARL's combustion lab sparks studies that could lead to JP-8 'super engine' Army News 12 Oct 2012 -- Studies are underway at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, to create a 'super engine' that could allow ground vehicles, stationary power generators, and small UAVs, for example, to operate with the same kind of fuel.
  • Navy Seabees Volunteer while Deployed in Peru NNS 12 Oct 2012 -- During military deployments, many troops use their off-duty time to get some well-deserved rest and relaxation. For three U.S. Navy Seabees deployed to Huaytará Peru, they volunteered their off time to repair the town's fountain.
  • Seabees Help Assemble Expeditionary Medical Facility NNS 12 Oct 2012 -- Seabees from Construction Battalion Maintenance Units 303 (CBMU 303) and 202 participated in the Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) exercise for 10 days in late August, at the Naval Expeditionary Training Center Institute (NEMTI) on Camp Pendleton, Calif.
  • USS Toledo Returns from Deployment NNS 12 Oct 2012 -- With cheers from family and friends rocking the piers in New London, the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769) returned home to Naval Submarine Base New London, Oct. 12, following a nearly seven-month scheduled deployment.
  • Joint Warrior 12-2 Draws to a Close NNS 12 Oct 2012 -- Exercise Joint Warrior 12-2 concluded off the coast of Scotland, Oct. 11.
  • Panetta Appeals for Stepped Up Cyber Security VOA 12 Oct 2012 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says recent computer virus attacks on Persian Gulf oil and gas companies were 'probably the most destructive cyber assault the private sector has seen.'
  • Washington, Stennis Carrier Strike Groups Operate in Andaman Sea NNS 12 Oct 2012 -- The USS George Washington and USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Groups (CSGs) steamed together in the Andaman Sea Oct. 12, conducting integrated flight operations while also practicing surface and anti-submarine drills.
  • New Strategy to Posture Transcom for Post-war Future AFPS 12 Oct 2012 -- A new, five-year strategic plan unveiled today at U.S. Transportation Command will posture it to ensure the military maintains its global mobility edge entering a post-war future, Air Force Brig. Gen. John E. Michel, Transcom's chief change and learning strategist, told American Forces Press Service.
  • Official: DOD Seeks 'Small Footprint' in Africa AFPS 12 Oct 2012 -- For Djibouti, location is everything.
  • Gen. Shelton convenes accident investigation AFNS 12 Oct 2012 -- Air Force Space Command commander General William Shelton has ordered an Accident Investigation Board (AIB) to investigate why a Delta IV RL-10B-2 upper stage engine did not perform as expected during the Oct 4 launch of a GPS IIF satellite.
  • 11th MEU Prepares for New Supply System USMC News 12 Oct 2012 -- The findings of a September 2011 report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) highlight the incredible difficulty of conducting audits and equipment accountability for each branch of the military. Since first attempting a full-scale audit in 2008, the Marine Corps has continually made progress and leads the other services in refining the accountability process. Now, as the Corps begins implementation of the Global Combat Support System Marine Corps (GCSS-MC), accountability and financial management stand poised to improve substantially.
  • 15th MEU lends helping hand to Timor-Leste USMC News 12 Oct 2012 -- A Marine Expeditionary Unit is tasked to be America's rapid-response force, protecting U.S. interest abroad and able to plan and conduct combat operations when the nation needs it most. Sometimes, however, Servicemembers are able help other nations when they are in need.
  • Marine Corps Joint Strike Fighter conducts first aerial refuel USMC News 12 Oct 2012 -- In the sky above the Gulf of Mexico near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., the future of Marine aviation punched through the warm Florida air Oct. 2. F-35B Joint Strike Fighters with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 from Eglin conducted the first air-to-air refuel of an operational aircraft in the program's history. Previous aerial refueling operations with the F-35 had been conducted with test aircraft.
  • MWSS-171 stays vigilant, prepared for all things USMC News 12 Oct 2012 -- Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 continues to train all over the globe. In the past few months, the unit contributed Marines to five different exercises across the globe.
  • 'Capital Shield' tests Army's first responders in nation's capital Army News 12 Oct 2012 -- Soldiers with the 911th Engineer Company (Technical Rescue) dug through the rubble of a collapsed building in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, as part of the "Capital Shield 13" regional training exercise.
  • 409th CSB provides European contracting support Army News 12 Oct 2012 -- The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's contracting partner, the 409th Contracting Support Brigade, has a geographic footprint that spans across 104 countries.
  • US to Continue Talks with Russia on Nunn-Lugar Program RIA Novosti 12 Oct 2012 -- The United States is interested in continuing talks with Russia on a US-funded Russian armaments disposal program, known as the Nunn-Lugar program, US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said on Thursday.
  • Three Dead, One Injured in Russian Navy Be-12 Plane Crash RIA Novosti 12 Oct 2012 -- A Russian amphibious antisubmarine warfare aircraft in service with the Black Sea Fleet crashed on Friday in Ukraine killing three and injuring one crewmember, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
  • BrahMos to Test Submarine-Launch Missile by Year-End RIA Novosti 12 Oct 2012 -- BrahMos, the Russian-Indian supersonic cruise missile joint venture, is to test-fire their anti-ship missile from a submarine platform by year-end, the Russian partner NPO Mashninostroyenie said Friday.
  • Russia and India Sign Transport Plane Deal RIA Novosti 12 Oct 2012 -- India and Russia gave the green light on Friday to a long-delayed joint project to develop a Military Transport Aircraft, Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (OAK) said after the signing ceremony in New Delhi.
  • Mirage fighter pilot's ashes brought home from France CNA 12 Oct 2012 -- Defense Minister Kao Hua-chu paid tribute to a Taiwanese Air Force jet fighter pilot who died in a recent crash in France, as the pilot's remains were brought home Friday.
  • New anti-laser eyewear for pilots tested UK MOD 12 Oct 2012 -- A new type of laser eye protection (LEP) for pilots is being tested by the Ministry of Defence.
  • Iraq Agrees to Buy 28 Czech Combat Jets RIA Novosti 12 Oct 2012 -- Czech plane maker Aero Vodochody will deliver 28 L-159 advanced trainer/light-attack jets to the Iraqi Air Force after a preliminary agreement was reached on Friday, Czech Defense Minister Alexandr Vondra said.
  • October 12, 2012 - U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 12 Oct 2012
  • Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 10/12/2012 The White House 12 Oct 2012

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