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  • Fred Thompson broadens support base

    10/16/2007 5:53:56 AM PDT · by jdm · 9 replies · 118+ views
    The Tennessean | October 16, 2007 | By BILL THEOBALD
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  • 6 years later, US expands Afghan base

    10/06/2007 5:27:44 PM PDT · by decimon · 10 replies · 456+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 6, 2007 | JASON STRAZIUSO
    BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Six years after the first U.S. bombs began falling on Afghanistan's Taliban government and its al-Qaida guests, America is planning for a long stay. Originally envisioned as a temporary home for invading U.S. forces, the sprawling American base at Bagram, a former Soviet outpost in the shadow of the towering Hindu Kush mountains, is growing in size by nearly a third. Today the U.S. has about 25,000 troops in the country, and other NATO nations contribute another 25,000, more than three times the number of international troops in the country four years ago, when the Taliban appeared...
  • Bush Speaks at Quantico, Emphasize Iraq’s Importance

    09/14/2007 5:32:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 243+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2007 – President Bush spoke to Marines at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., today, thanking them for their service and explaining the way forward in Iraq. (Video) After meeting with young Marine officers and the enlisted troops who train them, Bush said he told the troops about his address to the nation last night, in which he endorsed Army Gen. David H. Petraeus’ recommendations for the future of the U.S. mission in Iraq. Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan C. Crocker this week provided their assessment of the situation...
  • Troops Kill 11 Insurgents in Attack on Afghanistan Base

    08/30/2007 5:43:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 325+ views
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Aug. 30, 2007 – Elements of the 1st Brigade, 205th Afghan National Army Corps, along with coalition forces, repelled a direct attack on Firebase Anaconda in Afghanistan’s Oruzgan province today, killing 11 of the attackers. Insurgents attacked the base from multiple directions with 72 mm rockets, small arms and heavy machine gun fire, officials said. Coalition close-air support conducted precision air strikes, successfully destroying the enemy fighters. This was the fourth attack on Firebase Anaconda this month. An estimated 74 insurgents were killed in the previous attacks on the base. The recent probing attacks have reinforced...
  • Planned army base, port in North heat up Arctic quest[Canada][Baffin Island]

    08/09/2007 8:45:48 AM PDT · by BGHater · 29 replies · 755+ views
    Far up north on the tip of Baffin Island, an abandoned mine is set to play out a crucial military role in Canada's mission to assert its sovereignty in the Arctic. CBC News has learned that the federal government is proposing to refurbish the former lead-and-zinc mining site into a deepwater docking facility, and also plans to build an army training centre in the North. Military planning documents, obtained through an Access to Information request, outline plans for a $60-million conversion of the old Nanisivik Mine, which closed in 2002, into a Canadian naval station. An army training centre is...
  • Dick Morris: GOP Base Key to Elections

    10/31/2006 9:33:37 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 50 replies · 2,177+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/31/2006 | Dick Morris
    Dick Morris: GOP Base Key to Elections Despite the dire predictions of a massive defeat in next week's congressional elections, Republicans have the power to maintain control of Congress, says top political guru Dick Morris. Appearing on Fox News Channel's "Hannity and Colmes" Monday night, Morris said the Republican base, which he believes is drifting away from its party, will come home on Election Day and the GOP will keep control of the House and Senate. [Editor's Note: Dick Morris says the Election Is Now a Toss-Up] "According to the Zogby poll, since September 22 the number of Republicans who...
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Destroy Terrorist Compound

    10/16/2006 4:48:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 448+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 16, 2006 – An Afghan and coalition force destroyed a roadside-bomb-making cell today at a compound in Ghazni province, killing three terrorists and destroying the compound with precision air strikes, military officials here reported. When the combined force attempted to peacefully search the compound and ask residents to come out for questioning, enemy personnel inside the compound began firing and wounded one coalition solider. The combined force called in close-air support and killed three suspects in the engagement. Officials provided no information on the nationality or condition of the wounded coalition soldier. During the engagement, a weapons...
  • Umm Qasr base boost to stability

    10/05/2006 4:45:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 243+ views
    Iraqi Coast Guard Commordore Tariq Jabbar Hammodi and COL Gary Johnston cut the ribbon to officially open the Umm Qasr Iraqi Coast Guard Forward operating Base. PORT OF UMM QASR -- The Iraqi people recently received a new $3.26 million Forward Operating Base at the port of Umm Qasr, courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The base will aid Iraqis in securing waterways and creating stability.“Stability is something that Iraq is trying very hard to accomplish,” said Colonel Gary Johnston, Commander, USACE, Gulf Region South. “They won’t be able to do that unless they have all the elements...
  • Officials Transfer Authority of Base

    10/03/2006 6:26:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 322+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Maj. Anna Friederich
    Officials Transfer Authority of Base Iraqi Security Forces assume control of Forward Operating Base Duke. By Maj. Anna Friederich 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, Oct. 3, 2006 -- Iraqi officials and Multi-National Division - Baghdad leaders transferred responsibility of Forward Operating Base Duke to Iraqi Security Forces during a press conference Oct. 1. Col. John Tully, commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, officially signed documents to sign the FOB to the Ministry of Interior, which was represented by Maj. Gen. Hussein Aooyiz Al Ghazali, commander, 5th Department of Border Enforcement,...
  • Conservatives confident base will vote

    09/22/2006 3:21:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 859+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/22/06 | Liz Sidoti - ap
    WASHINGTON - Better the devil they know than the Democrats. Critical to the Republican base, conservatives expressed confidence Friday that their rank-and-file will vote Nov. 7 even though the GOP-controlled Congress hasn't delivered this year on their core issues. "We're disgusted somewhat with some of the Republicans, but we'd be in a whole lot worse shape with the Democrats," said the Rev. Don Wildmon of Tupelo, Miss., chairman of the conservative American Family Association. "So, if you can't get the whole loaf, take a half a loaf." Together, fiscal and social conservatives make up a significant segment of the GOP...
  • New survey: challenge for GOP leaders is motivating the base

    09/07/2006 6:40:23 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 74 replies · 1,256+ views ^ | 7 Sep 06 | Bobby Eberle
    New Survey: Challenge for GOP Leaders is Motivating the Base Posted by Bobby Eberle September 7, 2006 at 6:39 am We are now in the home stretch of the 2006 mid-term elections. Pundits will say that it’s a tough year for Republicans, and they are right. Much needs to be done in these next two months, and one of the key challenges for GOP leaders is to motivate a grassroots base of activists who are keeping their wallets closed and feeling less inclined to help with get out the vote efforts. With over 2,500 responses received in less than 24...
  • Missouri Military Base to Co-Host Freedom Walk

    09/07/2006 5:21:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 777+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2006 -- Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., has partnered with the Waynesville School District and communities surrounding the base to host a Freedom Walk on Sept. 11, a Fort Leonard Wood official said. “It isn’t just about the military,” Mike Alley, chief of external communication at Fort Leonard Wood, said. “The impact of 9/11 five years ago impacted everybody, and remembering and making sure children remember was why we partnered with the school district.” The event begins promptly at 9:11 a.m. at the off-post Waynesville Middle School parking lot. A representative of Fort Leonard Wood’s Maneuver Support Center...
  • Sailor constructs stained-glass windows at Al Asad base chapel

    08/31/2006 9:15:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 989+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Brandon L. Roach and Lance Cpl. James B. Hoke
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Aug. 30, 2006) -- In the midst of a combat zone it may be hard for one to find beauty, but with the help of one Naval petty officer, service members deployed to Al Asad, Iraq, will get a little taste of heaven when visiting the base chapel. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Donald J. Hodory, builder, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25, 9th Naval Construction Regiment, saw a need and took the necessary steps to make the newly constructed chapel more like a religious sanctuary in the States. "The idea for stained-glass windows came more as a...
  • Jubilant Iraqi Looters Strip Military Base After British Forces Pull Out

    08/25/2006 5:50:03 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 1,008+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-26-2006 | Oliver Poole
    Jubilant Iraqi looters strip military base after British forces pull out By Oliver Poole in Baghdad (Filed: 26/08/2006) Thousands of jubilant Iraqis looted the British military base in Amarah yesterday, only a day after the Army pulled out of the camp. Everything from doors and window frames to corrugated roofing and metal pipes was pillaged from Camp Abu Naji, previously Britain's only permanent base in Maysan province. Witnesses said that thieves filled up lorries with their gains. When one was asked what he was doing, he answered: "This is war loot." The British decision to hand over the camp to...
  • Iraqis loot base after British leave

    08/25/2006 12:03:52 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 44 replies · 1,370+ views
    AP ^ | 25 Aug 2006 | HAIDAR HANI
    AMARAH, Iraq -- Looters ravaged a former British base Friday, a day after the camp was turned over to Iraqi troops, taking everything from doors and window frames to corrugated roofing and metal pipes, authorities said. About 1,200 British troops had been stationed at Camp Abu Naji in Amarah, 200 miles southeast of Baghdad, and the base had come under almost daily attack. The troops pulled out Thursday to redeploy along the border with Iran to crack down on weapons smuggling. Shortly after the troops pulled out, Iraqi police managed to disperse looters by firing warning shots into the air,...
  • Worker falls into acid vat

    08/24/2006 12:58:26 PM PDT · by rface · 49 replies · 2,777+ views
    The Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune ^ | August 24, 2006 | GREG MILLER
    A 22-year-old man fell into a vat of chemicals at a Centralia (Missouri) company and was airlifted to University Hospital with acid burns all over his body. Thomas Antle was working at the A.B. Chance Co. plant at 210 N. Allen St. when he fell into a large container of ammonium chloride about 9:30 p.m. yesterday, Boone County Fire Protection Division Chief Gale Blomenkamp said. Antle was in serious condition this afternoon. A.B. Chance makes earth anchors for the electric utility and pipeline industries. After being pulled from the container, Antle was put in a decontamination shower. "It’s all over...
  • Coalition Blunts Attack on Afghan Base; 15 Enemy Fighters Die

    08/10/2006 4:00:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 234+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2006 – Coalition soldiers killed 15 extremists Aug. 8 during a firefight at a provincial reconstruction team base in the Kamdesh district of Afghanistan’s Nuristan province, military officials reported. Two U.S. soldiers and one Afghan policeman suffered minor wounds when 30 insurgents attacked the base with small arms and rockets. Coalition forces responded with small arms and mortars. The wounded soldiers and police officer were treated on the scene and returned to duty. The coalition base was not damaged. “These extremists will never succeed in overcoming coalition and Afghan security forces,” Army Col. Thomas Collins, a coalition...
  • Georgia Army Base Hosts Career Workshop for Wounded Veterans

    08/08/2006 4:32:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 353+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2006 – A workshop today and tomorrow at Fort Gordon, Ga., is providing career guidance for wounded servicemembers. The Defense Applicant Assistance Office, of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Army’s Installation Management Agency are sponsoring the “Hiring Heroes/Wounded Warriors Technical Workshop” and career fair at Fort Gordon’s Gordon Club. The program will provide transitional career and employment information for soldiers who have suffered injuries while supporting operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. DoD officials said the program is the first of its kind and will address issues such as benefits, entitlements and employment...
  • Iraqi government takes over Mosul base

    07/21/2006 3:51:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 283+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. Dennis Gravelle
    Coalition forces turned over Forward Operating Base Courage in Mosul to the Nineveh province government. Maj. Gen. Thomas Turner, 101st Airborne Division commander, is shown returning the palace to province Gov. Duraid Mohammed Da’ud Abbodi Kashmoula. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. L.C. Campbell.) MOSUL – Task Force Band of Brothers turned over control of the former Saddam Hussein presidential compound to Iraqi government officials during a ceremony in Mosul on July 20. Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Turner II, commanding general, Task Force Band of Brothers handed the “key to the palace” to Duraid Mohammed Da’ud Abbodi Kashmoula, the Nineveh province...
  • Firefighters from Marine base aid in combating wildfires

    07/20/2006 4:35:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 214+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Brian A. Tuthill
    YUCCA VALLEY, Calif. (July 18, 2006) -- After scouring more than 61,700 acres of arid desert, the flames of the Sawtooth Complex Fire have moved away from the High Desert as residents and local communities return to their lives. What began July 8 as a 700-acre fire from a lightning strike in the hills north of Yucca Valley, Calif., was whipped into a fast-moving inferno by strong easterly winds three days later. The Combat Center Fire Department received the call for assistance July 11 at 12:20 p.m., and by 12:40 four firefighters and one engine were dispatched to the scene,...