Bright Star Extinguished | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 02.23.15

Airborne 02.24.15

Airborne 02.25.15

Airborne 02.26.15

Airborne 02.27.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 02.23.15

Airborne 02.24.15

Airborne 02.25.15

Airborne 02.26.15

Airborne 02.27.15

Wed, Aug 13, 2003

Bright Star Extinguished

Plenty of 'Exercise' Already

Department of Defense officials announced the United States will not participate in this year's Bright Star exercise scheduled for September.

The decision was made in view of continued operations in the global war on terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere by the United States and other nations, said officials. The Bright Star exercise will not be held this year. [We were unable to ascertain whether Bright Star is in fact canceled altogether, or if US participation is merely withheld. The words in this news item are the DoD's. We have requested clarification --ed.]

"This was an extremely difficult decision," said Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. "Given our current worldwide commitments, it seemed best to take a temporary break from this exercise, as we did after Operation Desert Storm. Bright Star is one of our most important exercises and reflects the value we attach to our strong relationship with Egypt."

Bright Star is a combined exercise conducted biennially since 1981 in which more than 70,000 troops from more than 10 countries normally participate.

The department regularly evaluates the potential impact of scheduled exercises on real-world operations. To date, 49 of 182 exercises originally intended this fiscal year have been canceled or rescheduled.

FMI: www.af.mil

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 02.27.15: CS300 Flies, Nimoy Goes West, NTSB's Hart OK'd, PBOR II

Also: Bell 505 Update, Mooney Update, UAV Hysteria, AAR Sells Telair, True Blue Power, More UAV Waivers, Flyers Rights The Bombardier CSeries CS300 airliner made its first flight t>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.01.15)

“Sentinel 2 is the next important milestone to deploy Europe´s Copernicus program for which Airbus Defence and Space is a key contributor. In particular, we are prime c>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.01.15): Advancing Blade

Advancing Blade That half of the rotor disc in which the rotation of the blade is moving in the same direction as the movement of the helicopter. If the helicopter is moving forwar>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.01.15)

Aero Linx: The New England Helicopter Council The New England Helicopter Council is committed to promoting rotorcraft aviation through and for the benefit of our membership. If you>[...]

CASA Grants Extension On Small Aircraft Licensing Transition

Australian Agency Lengthens Training Period For Maintenance Candidates The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia has extended the training period for individuals seeking a s>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC