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  • Exposing the Socialist Agenda of Antiwar Protestors in Fayetteville, NC (After Action Report)

    03/20/2006 11:20:02 AM PST · by Huber · 56 replies · 5,589+ views
    Old North State Chapter | March 20, 2006 | Huber, et al.
    Preparing to greet the commies - Early Saturday Morning DStarr chooses a sign from her arsenal as she prepares to confront the leftist march. This past Saturday, March 18, 2006 we conducted our third annual FReep in commemoration of the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. As in past years, leftists marched through the streets of Fayetteville, NC (home of Fort Bragg and Pope Airforce Base) and congregated in Rowan Park for their day of music and speeches, coordinated by NC Peace and Justice Coalition. The support the troops rally was conducted on the hillside overlooking Rowan Park. Wolfpat's sound...
  • Media Spinning of Operation Swarmer

    03/20/2006 8:19:42 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 4 replies · 791+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3.20.2006 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    The latest criticism of the war in Iraq has become so politically manipulative, so disingenuous, so over-the-top that it is undermining a critical cause that we cannot, for a variety of global security reasons, afford to lose... Let’s look at last Thursday, March 16, the day the Iraqi National Assembly opened in Baghdad and a high-profile "air assault" northeast of Samarra, as an example:
  • Spinning Operation Swarmer

    03/20/2006 2:44:05 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 14 replies · 1,124+ views ^ | March 20, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    And as far as the U.S. effort is concerned, it seems there is almost nothing the White House, the Pentagon, or for that matter any American rifleman on the ground can do that is good enough to garner so much as a one-line "attaboy" from many of our country’s largest newspapers and television news networks. Let’s look at last Thursday, March 16, the day the Iraqi National Assembly opened in Baghdad and a high-profile "air assault" northeast of Samarra, as an example:
  • WWII 82d Airborne hero lands in Afghanistan

    03/01/2006 3:26:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 401+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sgt. Chuck D. Meseke
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan (Army News Service, March 1, 2006) – It had been 61 years since retired Lt. Col. James “Maggie” Megellas had set foot on a battlefield with fellow 82d Airborne Division “Devils in Baggy Pants.” That all changed Feb. 23 when he arrived in Afghanistan to visit paratroopers from the regiment that he called home during World War II, the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Megellas has been awarded the title of distinguished member of the regiment and has frequently visited with paratroopers from the 504th throughout the past six decades. Although it is not uncommon for...
  • I was right: The teacher admits that Airborne doesn't work (herbal cold "remedy")

    03/01/2006 8:43:28 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 11 replies · 513+ views
    Respectful Insolence ^ | 3/1/2006 | Orac
    A while back, I wrote about Airborne, the "herbal" concoction designed by a schoolteacher that is touted as preventing colds and the flu if taken preemptively or lessening their severity if taken early on in the course of a cold. I concluded that there was no evidence that it did what Victoria Knight-McDowell, a schoolteacher and the creator of Airborne, claims. Now the company itself seems to be admitting as much. It turns out that the company commissioned a study to "prove" Airborne's efficacy, and its results did seem to show a mild positive effect on colds. Unfortunately, the study...
  • 101st Airborne Division Video File

    02/24/2006 2:49:34 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 1 replies · 746+ views
    Vanity ^ | February 23, 2006 | Vanity
    It's taken a while to download ... but I have a very well done 3-minute video clip of the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq. The video is very well done and professional grade in appearance. If anyone is interested in viewing this clip, send me a note with an email contact!
  • 'All-American' chorus entertains Disney crowd

    02/21/2006 2:59:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 755+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Feb 19, 2006 | Steven Field
    ORLANDO (Army News Service, Feb. 18, 2006) – The “world’s happiest place” has been invaded by some of the Army’s best entertainers. The Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division “All-American” Chorus entertained hundreds of Mickey Mouse fans – young and old – at an outdoor performance pavilion in Downtown Disney Feb. 18. The concert was a part of Disney’s Magic Music Days program, which brings non-professional bands, choirs and orchestras to Disney World for the chance to participate in educational workshops with Disney musicians or perform for the thousands who visit the amusement parks daily. The program brings over one...
  • Army Moves Soldiers During Gay Porn Probe

    02/01/2006 1:50:19 PM PST · by Westlander · 27 replies · 2,338+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | February 1, 2006 | AP
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- A group of paratroopers from the elite 82nd Airborne Division have been moved from their regular barracks while military officials investigate allegations that they appeared on a gay pornography Web site, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. The investigation is still at an early stage, division spokeswoman Maj. Amy Hannah said in a statement. The move was prompted by concerns for the soldiers' privacy and rights, not for fears about their safety, she said.
  • 18th Airborne Corps Says Goodbye to Iraq

    01/19/2006 9:56:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 287+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 19, 2006 | Multinational Force Iraq news release
    BAGHDAD, Jan. 19, 2006 – Army Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli accepted authority as the commander of Multinational Corps Iraq from Army Lt. Gen. John R. Vines in a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Camp Victory here today. Vines served as the commanding general of the 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, N.C., before replacing Lt. Gen. Thomas Metz as the MNCI commander in 2005. From Iraq, Vines will return to his previous position as commander of the 18th Airborne Corps, at Fort Bragg. Chiarelli comes to MNCI from his position as the commander of Task Force Victory, from Heidelberg, Germany. During...
  • 18th Airborne Corps Artillery Transfers Authority to 5th Corps

    01/17/2006 5:29:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 268+ views
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, Jan. 17, 2006 – Servicemembers witnessed the transfer of authority between the 18th Airborne Corps Artillery and the 5th Corps Artillery here today. The 18th Airborne Corps unit arrived in Iraq in January 2005, and served as the Effects Coordination Cell and Force Field Artillery headquarters for Multinational Corps Iraq. These responsibilities now go to 5th Corps Artillery. Army Lt. Gen. John R. Vines, MNCI Commander, thanked the outgoing soldiers and the coalition forces for their hard work and dedication to the mission, and welcomed the new troops. "This is an historic time for the people of...
  • Poisonings at Chechen School Investigated

    01/13/2006 8:44:09 PM PST · by struwwelpeter · 16 replies · 2,111+ views
    Novaya Gazeta ^ | January 12th, 2006 | Anna Politkovskaya
    Original Title: MAKE THE DIAGNOSIS CLASSIFIED. CONSIDER THE PATIENTS TO BE FAKING The preliminary documents concerning the mass poisoning in Chechnya have been confiscated, and physicians are compelled to choose between the Hippocratic Oath and a non-disclosure agreement.                      Throughout December there were reports of mass poisonings at schools in the Chechen region of Shelkovsk. Just before the New Year's holidays, a government commission which was created in order to 'determine the causes and liquidate the results' of the events there published its official verdict: no need to worry, there were no poisonings, but a mass psychosis due...
  • Rakkasans take control in Tikrit

    01/09/2006 4:40:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 555+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 9, 2005 | Pfc. Cassandra Groce
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Army News Service, Jan. 9, 2005) -- The 101st Airborne Division’s “Rakkasan” brigade assumed control of operations in the Salah Ad Din Province in a ceremony Jan. 5 at Forwarding Operating Base Speicher as Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division prepared to head home. Various Iraqi officials attended the ceremony, including Lt. Gen Abdel Aziz, Iraqi Army 4th division commander, and Humad Mumood Shugti governor of Salah Ad Din. The ceremony opened with the Iraqi national anthem and the United States national anthem played by the 101st Army Band. The ceremony passed authority at FOB Speicher to the...
  • Why Bridge Too Far attempt was doomed

    01/08/2006 8:34:50 AM PST · by lizol · 188 replies · 3,518+ views
    Scotsman ^ | Sun 8 Jan 2006 | MURDO MACLEOD
    Why Bridge Too Far attempt was doomed MURDO MACLEOD IT WAS the Bridge Too Far which was the last British defeat of the Second World War. The audacious attempt to race through the Netherlands from Arnhem and sweep into Germany failed to shorten the war and cost 8,000 Allied lives. But today Scotland on Sunday can reveal the secret which doomed some of Britain and Poland's finest soldiers and gave rise to a series of myths about the ill-fated battle. High levels of iron in the soil around the Dutch town of Arnhem and its infamous bridge caused radio interference...
  • The 213 Things Skippy [can't] do in the Army.

    01/03/2006 9:31:12 AM PST · by FreedomFarmer · 37 replies · 4,331+ views
    Skippy's List ^ | 22SEP05 | SP4 Skippy
    The 213 Things Skippy is no longer allowed to do in the U.S. Army.... 1. Not allowed to watch Southpark when I'm supposed to be working. 2. My proper military title is "Specialist Schwarz" not "Princess Anastasia". 3. Not allowed to threaten anyone with black magic. 4. Not allowed to challenge anyone's disbelief of black magic by asking for hair. 5. Not allowed to get silicone breast implants. 6. Not allowed to play “Pulp Fiction” with a suction-cup dart pistol and any officer. 7. Not allowed to add “In accordance with the prophesy” to the end of answers I give...
  • 82nd Airborne Unit Winds Down Short, Fulfilling Deployment

    12/29/2005 3:29:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 557+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 29, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq, Dec. 29, 2005 – An 82nd Airborne Division unit has again proven the division's unofficial motto of "America's 911 Force" during its deployment to Iraq's Anbar province. It was a short, violent and ultimately fulfilling deployment for the paratroopers of Task Force 3-504, said its commander, Army Lt. Col. Larry Swift. The unit - built around the 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and under command of the 2nd Marine Division while in Iraq - was one of two battalions deployed in September from Fort Bragg, N.C. The unit worked with other coalition and Iraqi...
  • Christmas from the ends of the earth

    12/23/2005 3:16:26 PM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 2 replies · 544+ views ^ | December 23, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Like Temple, Lou, Murph, others, I too have my own memories of Christmas in uniform. My recollections go back to a time close to when Lou was a captain aboard a carrier in the Indian Ocean. I was a Marine corporal on Okinawa, sitting on my rack in a dingy squad bay, listening over-and-over to a cassette tape of Christmas wishes from family and friends, eating some chocolate-chip cookies Mom had made for me, looking at family pictures, and doing what all American soldiers and sailors have been doing during the month of December since 1775 – dreaming of home.
  • Russian paratroopers to participate in joint exercises (NATO & India)

    12/22/2005 9:01:53 PM PST · by jb6 · 19 replies · 630+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 22/ 12/ 2005
    MOSCOW, December 22 (RIA Novosti) - Russian paratroopers will participate in three joint military exercises with foreign countries in 2006, Commander of the Russian Airborne Troops said Thursday. "We have planned two joint exercises with NATO and India for 2006," Colonel General Alexander Kolmakov said. "In addition, we will conduct joint maneuvers with Uzbekistan and a series of international exchanges with foreign paratroopers." According to the general, the joint exercises with NATO have been scheduled for September and those for India have been slated for August. Both maneuvers will be held in Russia.
  • The Original Green Beret

    12/19/2005 5:58:39 AM PST · by rahbert · 15 replies · 1,442+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | 19 Dec 2005 | Gordon Cucullu
    America lost a good one this month. Retired US Army Lieutenant General William Yarborough, 93, passed away. Bill Yarborough was a veteran of three wars: WW II, Korea, and Vietnam. He was a highly decorated paratrooper and is considered by many one of the most imaginative, innovative combat leaders that America has ever produced. Yarborough came of age at the defining moment of the 20th century, the onset of the Second World War.
  • Funeral Held For Soldier In Greeley On Vets Day

    11/12/2005 6:52:00 AM PST · by Jenny Hatch · 5 replies · 551+ views ^ | Nov 11, 2005 | (AP) GREELEY, Colo.
    (AP) GREELEY, Colo. The funeral for a soldier from Evans killed while serving in Iraq was held on Friday, Veterans' Day. Pvt. 1st Class Tyler Ryan MacKenzie, 20, died Nov. 2 when a roadside bomb blew up south of Baghdad near the Humvee he and his fellow soldiers were riding in. MacKenzie was assigned to the First Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, Second Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was the first Weld County resident killed in the Iraq war.
  • Paratroopers Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross

    11/10/2005 9:00:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 1,110+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 10, 2005 | Army Sgt. Michael J. Carden
    From left to right, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Charles Folk, 1st Lt. Michael Hultquist, Chief Warrant Officer James Cornell and Chief Warrant Officer James Williamson, all aviators from 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, received the Distinguished Flying Cross during a ceremony Nov. 8, 2005, at the 82nd Aviation Brigade Headquarters. The aviators were awarded the medal for valorous actions during Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. Carden Paratroopers Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross Hearing a mayday call from ambushed U.S. and Iraqi troops, the four soldiers went to their aid despite being...