Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Handbook 08-10 The First 100 Days, Commander and Staff published in February 2008 is for brigade and battalion commanders and their staffs. The final handbook will cover military transition teams and the unique issues they face in training and advising Iraqi military units.
COL Mains and Mr. Hileman, the principle author, of these books will discuss the collection and publication of lessons learned and the responses from the Soldiers and leaders who use them.
Following Col. Mains and Mr. Hileman we'll be speaking with Dr. Don Resio, Senior Technologist, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL), Vicksburg, MS
Dr Resio will be here to speak on the research he has conducted and the role of the Corps of Engineers in studying climate variability and its potential impacts on coastal areas in the Gulf Region. He can speak to discuss climate variability and potential changes in waves and coastal surges within the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Resio was the leader of the risk analysis team for the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Program, and has conducted extensive studies into hurricane behavior and probability, and long-term risk assessment.
1545 - Joint Staff Briefing: LTG Carter Ham, Director for Operations, J-3 and LtGen John Sattler, Director for Strategic Plans and Policy, J-5, speak with reporters at the Pentagon. (Live, VoD, Podcast) Encore presentations at 1800 & 0600hrs.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Today we spoke with Rear Adm. James Stevenson, Commnader U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command about the stand-up of the U.S. Navy 4th Fleet. RDML Stevenson discussed with Galrahn and Greg Grant about the force structure, capabilities, infrastructure and focus of the 4th Fleet.
Also today we spoke with Brig. Gen. Dennis Rogers, Deputy Director of Operations and Facilities, HQ Installation Management Command along with Command Sgt. Major Debra Strickland the Command Sergeant Major for IMCOM about the recently released You Tube footage depicting problems with barracks for returning soldiers to Fort Bragg, NC. A very lively and enlightening discussion with John Donovan, C.J. Grisham, Bryant Jordan, Matt Burden, Brandon Friedman, Bruce McQuain, and Chuck Simmins. The transcripts and audio files will be posted soon.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Have you ever wondered what it was like to be at sea living on a floating city for months at a time? If so, the American public will get that an opportunity to see firsthand what life is like aboard an aircraft carrier starting this Sunday. A 10-part series of "Carrier" will air on Public Broadcasting System (PBS) from April 27 to May 1. Carrier was filmed in 2005 while USS Nimitz was deployed for a six-month deployment in the Pacific and
"I really enjoyed this first episode, and I definitely will recommend it to everyone that wants to know how the real Navy is," said Aerographer's Mate 2nd Class (SW) Katheryn Roe, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, San Diego.
Story by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Alexia M. Riveracorrea, Fleet Public Affairs Center, Pacific
More on Defenselink.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
On the call today were:
McQ from QandO.net
Doug B. from the Civilian Irregular Information Defense Group
Today's coverage of the Veterans Affairs Hearing will continue in its entirety following the Pentagon Briefing.
0930 - Veterans Affairs Hearing: The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee receives an update on Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense cooperation and collaboration from Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England and Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Gordon Mansfield. (Live)
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
"There are some things we have to pay attention to, to make sure the engine gets cranked a second time." Mr. Mark Wilt
On the call with us today were:
Farook Ahmed from The Institute for the Study of War
Grim from Blackfive
Jarred Fishman from The Air Force Pundit
David Axe from War is Boring
On todays call were David Axe from War is Boring and Grim from Blackfive. We'll have the audio files and transcript posted soon at DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable.
Monday, April 21, 2008
1000 - Iraq Briefing: Col Louis Craparotta, Commander of Regimental Combat Team 1, speaks with reporters at the Pentagon via satellite from Camp Fallujah, providing an update on ongoing security operations in western Iraq. (Live, VoD, Podcast) Encore presentation at 1800hrs.
1430 - Iraq Briefing: Sunday's coverage of RADM Patrick Driscoll, spokesman for Multi-National Force-Iraq, and Tahseen Sheikhly, Spokesman for Operation Fardh al-Qanoon, speaking with reporters in Baghdad, discussing projects in the Baghdad area to provide essential services to the Iraqi people and providing an operational update. (Encore, VoD, Podcast, 50 min)
Friday, April 18, 2008
While you’re surfing Wikipedia, you can also find out how you can contribute to programs that provide support to our troops on the America Supports You Wikipedia page. America Supports You connects you to hundreds of non-profit “homefront” groups sponsoring programs to give back to America’s military servicemembers for their sacrifices. If you are interested in doing something to support the troops, America Supports You is a good starting point!
1300 - Transition Ceremony: ADM William Fallon concludes his 41-year Navy career in a ceremony aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) at NS Norfolk, VA. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will be the guest speaker for the event. (Live, VoD) Encore presentation at 0000hrs.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
UPDATE: The House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee hearing is unavailable.
1800 - Iraq Briefing: Today's coverage of BG Robin Swan, Commanding General of Coalition Army Advisory Training Team, and Gen. Babakir, Iraqi Army Chief of Staff, speaking with reporters in Baghdad, providing an update on the operational successes of equipping and training the Iraqi Army through the Foreign Military Sales Program. (Encore, VoD, Podcast, 40 min)
0000 - Pentagon Briefing: Today's coverage of Director of the Defense Center of Excellence for TBI/PTSD COL Loree Sutton; Interim Executive Director for Traumatic Brain Injury COL Robert Labutta; and Defense Veterans Brain Injury Center Director Col Mike Jaffee conducting a media roundtable to address findings and recommendations from the RAND study. (Encore, VoD, Podcast)
Also today we spoke with Col. Shelia Bryant-Tucker, USMC, the Inspector General advistor to the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq. Col. Bryant-Tucker told us about the efforts of the MNSTC-I IG mentors to the Government of Iraq in the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior.
Bloggers on the calls were:
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
To read more about the impact Africa Partnership Station had over the last seven months, read the stories listed on Navy.mil -- Lt. Cragg
Then we will be speaking to Col. Shelia Bryant-Tucker, USMC, of the Multi-National Security Transition Command - Iraq (MNSTC-I) sharing her perspecitve on the latest developments of how MNSTC-I Inspector Generals Office is working together with the U.S. State Department to assist the Iraqi government with its anti-corruption strategy, also, how we are assisting the Iraqi Inspector Generals to assist their commanders to insure readiness of the Iraqi Security Forces.