News Archives For October 2006

Saddam's Lawyer Walks Away
APTN (APTN), World
Mon 30 Oct 2006 07:51 AM EDT
Saddam Hussein's Chief lawyer walked out of the former leader's trial Monday after 12 defense request were rejected.

Iraqis Taking Responsibility Across Country
Coalition forces are increasingly shifting from a lead role to a supporting role in Iraq as Iraqi forces take responsibility for more territory and security operations throughout the country, said Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, Multi-National Force-Iraq spokesman. more

Army’s Modernization Program Gets Boost
Soldiers, civilian employees and media representatives got a look at the future of warfighting when a robot did the honors of cutting the ribbon at a grand opening for the Future Combat Systems Test Operations Complex at White Sands Missile Range Oct. 23.

Army Focuses on Quality of Life
The Army announced the establishment of the Installation Management Command as a direct reporting unit in August. This initiative is part of Army efforts to reorganize its commands and specified headquarters to obtain the most agile command and control structures to support the expeditionary, modular force. more

New Command Protects U.S. Homeland
The Army’s newest service component command has a dedicated mission unlike any other – defending the homeland and supporting civil authorities during times of crisis. more

2.2% Pay Increase for Military Personnel
President Bush signed a bill Tuesday authorizing $532.8 billion in defense spending. This includes a 2.2 percent pay increase for members of the military. more

More Than 300 Soldiers Reenlist
On the way to a yearlong deployment in Iraq, 307 Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, participated in the Army’s largest-ever reenlistment ceremony held during a deployment Saturday. more

Soldiers Rehabilitate in Combat Zone
A two-man physical therapist team deployed with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, in August. Based at Forward Operating Base Warrior near Kirkuk, the team will move throughout northern Iraq to help treat injured brigade Soldiers. more

Video News -New Slogan for the U.S. Army
APTN (APTN), World
Tue 10 Oct 2006 05:23 AM EDT
The U.S. Army unveils a new recruiting campaign as it also announces recruitment numbers jumped significantly over last year.

Soldiers in South Korea Ready For War
“It’s a country that time has forgotten,” said Special Operations Command, Korea, Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Kimmich of North Korea. We have to be prepared for war 365 days a year, because we never know when Kim Jong-il will say, ‘We need to unify Korea today. more

Recruiting Numbers Jump in Fiscal 2006
All U.S. armed forces made their active-duty recruiting goals for fiscal 2006, the Defense Department’s top personnel officer said here today. more

Iraqi Engineer Juggles Family's Safety with Job
Engineer struggles to keep family safe while contributing to the reconstruction of Iraq. Daily, Iraq is featured in western media headlines. Reports of insurgents jam the news waves with doom and gloom. While the dangers are real and bad things do happen, stories of bravery and dedication to ones’ country are lost to the masses. more

NATO Assumes Lead for Afghanistan
The NATO International Security Assistance Force is now officially responsible for security throughout Afghanistan. more

Talks Deal With North Korean Threat
North Korea announced through its official news agency that it would test such a weapon. In the past, North Korea has insisted it has the right to test nuclear weapons, but hasn’t admitted it has them. It’s “perfectly understandable” that North Korea’s neighbors are concerned over that country’s announcement earlier today that it will test a nuclear weapon, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today. more

AKO improves search capability

Army Knowledge Online will launch Phase I of an improved search functionality Sept. 30. “The new, more powerful and better-looking ‘search’ provides an intuitive interface and more relevant results,” said Lt. Col. Ken Fritzsche, AKO’s chief of operations. more

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