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  • Why We Serve: Afghans, Iraqis Appreciate Troops’ Efforts, NCO Says

    08/17/2007 4:45:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 266+ views
    Why We Serve ^ | Gerry J. Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2007 – Most Afghans and Iraqis appreciate the efforts of U.S. troops deployed in their countries because they know the servicemembers are helping them obtain a better future, a veteran Army noncommissioned officer said. “They’re glad to see you. You know you’ve made a difference and an impact,” Army Sgt. Daniel Alvarado, 36, said of the attitudes of Afghans and Iraqis he met during back-to-back tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Alvarado is one of eight servicemembers who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan or the Horn of Africa who have been selected to speak to...
  • Cub Scouts appreciate support for fun fest (CUB SCOUTING FUN!)

    08/08/2007 6:17:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 124+ views
    Cochise District Boy Scouts of America would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support of the Kiwanis Club Scout Fun Fest held at Veterans’ Memorial Park on July 21. To be thanked are Sierra Vista Kiwanis Club, Sierra Vista Parks and Leisure staff, Kmart, Fry’s Supermarket, Lowe’s, Pepsi, James Gross CPA, Huachuca Astronomy Club (Jeanne Herbert, Andrew Herbert, Calvin Hoyt, Gary Myers, Tony Maslanka and Bob Gent), Huachuca Rock and Mineral Club (Ingrid Baillie and Linda Czyzyk), Robert and Sonja Stoner, Mike Crownhart, Claire Clemente, Stephanie Schroer, Marla Stoner, Adam Thrasher, Dwayne Smith, and Mike and...
  • Why We Serve: Marine Says Iraqis Appreciate U.S. Military

    04/18/2007 4:29:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 308+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 18, 2007 – A Marine who served two tours in Iraq, and is now speaking in American communities about his experiences, said that today’s Iraqi Army soldiers prefer their current system to life in Saddam Hussein’s military. U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Matthew H. Hilton. Defense Dept. hoto by Gerry J. Gilmore  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “It wasn’t the same structure that we have,” Marine 1st Lt. Matthew H. Hilton, 28, said of the old Iraqi military. Hilton served as the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance company advisor to the 7th Iraqi Army Division, among other duties,...
  • Troops Appreciate U.S. Support for Families, Themselves

    11/08/2006 3:35:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 236+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2006 -- The troops in Iraq appreciate the support and help they receive from the United States, a top coalition spokesman said today. “Veterans Day is an important holiday for the men and women here,” Army Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, spokesman for Multinational Force Iraq, said during a telephone interview. He said U.S. leaders understand how incredible the more than 140,000 U.S. men and women in Iraq are. “That’s a big piece that sometimes people miss,” Caldwell said. “There are 1.4 million active duty servicemembers, 1.2 million reserve, 25 million living veterans, and they all look...
  • Troops Overseas Appreciate 'Touch of Home'

    05/29/2006 4:09:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 268+ views
    NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 29, 2006 – When the Air Force 332nd Recruiting Squadron got the chance to provide a color guard for the Grand Ole Opry's Memorial Day weekend All-American Salute Signature Shows, the airmen were happy to oblige. "I thought it was awesome to get to see all these country stars," Tech. Sgt. Kimberly Haugen said backstage between the 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. shows. "Everyone spoke to me, and they thanked me for doing time in the service. It's amazing how many people here have been in the Air Force or the Army or the Marines or whatever." Haugen,...
  • America Needs to Appreciate Those in Uniform, Bush Says

    03/23/2006 3:37:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 465+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, March 23, 2006 – Americans need to recognize the sacrifices made by men and women in the military, whose service has liberated millions of people in the Middle East and made this country more secure, President Bush said yesterday in Wheeling, W.Va. "America has got to appreciate what it means to wear the uniform today and honor those who have volunteered to keep this country strong," Bush said to an audience of military families at the Capitol Music Hall. "All of us should agree with the fact that we have a remarkable country when people who know that they're...
  • Sold for a Mere Pittance... (the loss of the greatest works of art)

    11/26/2003 6:23:29 PM PST · by vannrox · 23 replies · 227+ views
    Fox News, Sunday (via the Art Renewal Center) ^ | August 6, 2000, London | By Dalya Alberge
    Sold for a Mere Pittance Works of art worth tens of millions of pounds today have been sold off quietly by museums over the past 50 years for a few pounds. British art institutions such as the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and the Exeter City Museum have disposed of pictures by masters such as Van Dyck and Henri Fantin-Latour. They were sold without public notice, dismissed as too unimportant to keep. Among the most serious cases is a painting by the 19th-century master, John William Waterhouse. In 1965, the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro sold it for £200 ($300) to...
  • Salute to FReeper Veterans; Check in!: THREAD #3

    11/11/2003 4:05:30 AM PST · by RightOnline · 246 replies · 550+ views
    11/11/2003 | RightOnline
    Salute to FReeper Veterans; Check in!(Originally posted 11 Nov 1999) Salute to FReeper Veterans; Check in!: THREAD #2 (Originally posted 13 Nov 2000) While splashing some coffee into my eyes in a feeble attempt to wake up (early plane to catch this AM), I still wanted to take a moment and express my...and I'm sure "our"...appreciation to all of you veterans. We salute you on this Veterans Day for your sense of duty, commitment, honor, and sacrifice. Whether you served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, or any number of other "hot spots" around the globe, may...