Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Air Force Times Daily News Roundup for 16 January

January 15, 2007

Daily News Roundup

The Daily News Roundup provides the latest top 20 military news stories posted on AirForceTimes.com.


Opposition won’t halt troop buildup, Bush says
WASHINGTON — Digging in for confrontation, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney said they will not budge from sending thousands more U.S. troops to Iraq no matter how much Congress opposes it.

“I fully understand they could try to stop me,” Bush said of new Democratic-run Congress. “But I’ve made my decision. And we’re going forward.” [ Read More ]

Family of missing nurse offers reward
The family of an Air Force nurse missing since Nov. 19 is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts, the television station ABC 7 in Denver reported.

First Lt. Nonnie Dotson, 33, an intensive-care nurse at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, disappeared while on leave at her brother’s home in Littleton, Colo. [ Read More ]

Best of Day 4: Butterflies, bigfoots and bags
ORLANDO, Fla. — Finally, some room to breathe.

By the fourth day of SHOT Show, most of the casual bystanders have had all they can stand. The booths are running out of promotional literature and even the most dedicated salesmen are a little tired of their own products. [ Read More ]

Find of the day: Get a grip
ORLANDO, Fla. — Those paw-covers you’re wearing may fit like a glove right now, but have you tried throwing them in the wash to get the funk out?

If you do, odds are, they’ll fare about as well as the three-for-10-bucks T-shirts they’re selling outside Disney World down the street. [ Read More ]

New tech school rules for civvies, driving
Airmen in tech school can now wear civilian clothes and drive a vehicle much sooner than before, Air Education and Training Command announced Saturday.

A new program, which took effect at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, on Jan. 12, allows airmen to gain a number of privileges on a greatly expedited schedule. [ Read More ]

Casey: Quick success in Baghdad unlikely
BAGHDAD — There are no guarantees of overall success or quick results in the new U.S.-Iraqi security drive in Baghdad, Gen. George Casey, the U.S. commander in Iraq, said on Monday. [ Read More ]

Gulf moves meant to curb Iran, Gates says
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Stepped-up U.S. military activity in the Persian Gulf is to counter “very negative” behavior by Iran and undercut its belief that American forces are overcommitted in Iraq, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday. [ Read More ]

Clinton meets with U.S. general, Afghan leader
KABUL, Afghanistan — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton ate breakfast with soldiers from New York and Indiana at the main U.S. base in Afghanistan on Sunday before meeting with the top American general in Afghanistan and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, officials said. [ Read More ]

35 Willow Grove airmen deploy
WILLOW GROVE, Pa. — Almost three dozen reserve members of a tactical aircraft unit at Willow Grove Naval Air Station that is to be disbanded this fall have embarked on what officials say will probably be the unit’s final deployment. [ Read More ]

N.H. guardsmen mobilized to border
TUCSON, Ariz. — New Hampshire National Guard members have been mobilized to help with a massive patrol effort along the U.S.-Mexico border. [ Read More ]



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