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  • 1 Million Truckers to Protest Obama by Shutting America Down for 3 Days in October

    09/19/2013 8:14:15 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9/19/13 | Suzanne Hamner
    As someone whose family operates a trucking company, there was no surprise when the announcement to organize a one million trucker march in October appeared online at reagancoalition.com and on a Facebook page. According to reagancoalition.com: There is a Facebook page called "Truckers to Shutdown America." This is one of the messages they posted: My fellow patriot this effort is to support the truckers in a major shut down of America ion [sic] a 3 day strike October 11th thru 13th. Obamacare will be in effect and most people will be ready to take action. No commerce on those days...
  • Report: Israel Bombs Another Syrian Weapons Convoy

    07/28/2013 12:02:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/7/13 | Gil Ronen
    Israeli air force jets bombed trucks carrying Syrian missiles bound for Hizbullah's warehouses in Lebanon, according to Syrian opposition sources. The sources, were cited Sunday by Voice of Israel radio's Arabic-language service, which was quoted by i24 News. The Friday night bombing reportedly targeted a Syrian military base near the town of Quneitra, not far from the Golan Heights cease-fire line. This was the fifth known Israeli attack this year on Syrian weapons bound for Hizbullah. Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad reportedly wants to send the weapons to Hizbullah for safekeeping, out of fears they will fall into the hands of...
  • The Islamic Republic of Sudan? (Does Iran Have a New Terrorist Weapons Factory in Sudan?)

    06/10/2010 5:42:39 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies · 238+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | JUNE 10, 2010 | JONATHAN SCHANZER
    A recent report in the Sudanese opposition media suggests that Iran may be operating a weapons factory near Khartoum. Have the two countries taken their military alliance to the next level? The Sudanese newspaper Rai al-Shaab (Opinion of the People), owned and controlled by Sudanese opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi, recently published an article that potentially provides new and important insight into Sudan's terrorist ties to Iran. The article alleges that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, is operating a secret weapons factory in Sudan to funnel weapons to Iran-sponsored terrorist organizations in Africa and the Middle...
  • Large Libyan military convoy arrives in Niger: source

    09/05/2011 11:49:48 PM PDT · by americanophile · 32 replies
    AFP via Google News ^ | September 6, 2011 | AFP
    AGADEZ, Niger — A large military convoy from Libya arrived in the northern Niger city of Agadez late Monday, a military source told AFP. "I saw an exceptionally large and rare convoy of several dozen vehicles enter Agadez from Arlit... and go towards Niamey," the source said, amid speculation that toppled leader Moamer Kadhafi may be in it. "There are persistent rumours that Kadhafi or one of his sons are travelling in the convoy," the source said. A journalist from a private radio station in Agadez said he saw "a convoy of several dozen vehicles crossing the city and heading...
  • US convoy attacked in Afghanistan

    05/14/2011 12:31:27 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 5 replies
    PressTV ^ | May 14th 2011 | Staff
    A bomb attack has struck a US military convoy in south eastern Afghanistan as Taliban militants intensify attacks against foreign forces in the volatile country. According to an Afghan security official, a huge explosion was heard after an explosives-laden vehicle hit the convoy in a district in Khost Province, a Press TV correspondent reported on Saturday. There has been no official report on possible fatalities or injuries. However, the Taliban say at least 10 American soldiers have been killed in the incident. More than 170 US-led foreign troops, most of them Americans, have been killed in Afghanistan so far this...
  • Ahmadinejad to Gaza convoy: Israel an insult to humanity

    12/13/2010 9:18:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 1+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 12/13/10 | staff
    Iranian president accuses world of giving Israeli leaders Nobel Prize while "real genocide" goes on in "Palestine"; Asian convoy heads to Strip. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Israel an "insult to humanity" in a speech to the participants of an Asian humanitarian convoy in Teheran on Monday, PressTV reported. In the speech, Ahmadinejad said that Israeli leaders are being awarded Nobel Peace Prizes while the "real genocide" is going on in the Palestinian territories, according to the report. He added that "the freedom and liberation of Palestine" is a "key issue" in the world today, asserting that if the international...
  • Leftists aim to break Gaza siege

    09/26/2010 4:29:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | 09.26.10, 13:40 / Israel News | Aviel Magnezi
    SNIPPET: "A boat carrying human rights activists from Israel, Germany, the United States and Britain has reportedly set sail for Gaza Sunday, hoping to breach Israel's blockade there and deliver aid."
  • Report: IDF Attacks Targets in South, Central Gaza Strip

    08/17/2010 2:47:35 PM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | 08.17.10, 23:45 / Israel News | Ali Waked
    NOTE: THIS IS THE NEW ISRAEL-RELATED THREAD Note The following news brief is a quote: Report: IDF attacks targets in south, central Gaza Strip Published: 08.17.10, 23:45 / Israel News Palestinians reported that the IDF had fired towards open ground in Khan Younis and attacked the smuggling tunnels in the south of the Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported. Two IDF soldiers were lightly wounded Tuesday morning from shells fired into the western Negev. (Ali Waked)
  • Planning The Next Wave

    08/17/2010 3:07:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - The IPT Blog ^ | by IPT News • Aug 17, 2010 at 12:56 pm | n/a
    NOTE: THIS IS THE NEW FLOTILLA/CONVOY/"HUMANITARIAN AID"/"HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS" THREAD. SNIPPET: "While the debate over mosque development in New York continues to dominate the news cycle, opposing sides in the Israeli blockade on Gaza are gearing up for a new round of confrontations that could take place as soon as next month. Although the list of items restricted from entering Gaza has been dramatically reduced, George Galloway, the ex-British MP who runs the group Viva Palestina, promises a new land convoy leaving from London, Casablanca and Doha September 18. Galloway has made it clear his mission has more to do...
  • Gunmen kill seven in attack on Nato convoy in Pakistan

    06/09/2010 3:11:06 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 13 replies · 58+ views
    BBC ^ | June 9th 2010 | Staff
    Gunmen have attacked a Nato convoy near the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, killing at least seven people and setting several vehicles on fire. The overnight assault took place 10km (six miles) outside the city - the closest such attack yet to the capital. Up to a dozen militants opened fire, setting 20 trucks alight and destroying millions of dollars of equipment. Meanwhile heavy fighting has taken place in the north-west between militants and the army. 'Indiscriminate firing' The Nato trucks were carrying supplies to alliance troops in Afghanistan. "The attack took place around 2335 local time (1835 GMT) and we are...
  • It's time to send a message to Washington D.C. ...Please forward this to all truckers ASAP!!

    03/18/2010 7:51:41 PM PDT · by adm5 · 190 replies · 4,753+ views
    me | 3-18-10 | adm5
    We've melted down Congress' phonebanks, we've written and sent emails and faxes, we've vented our frustrations at townhall meetings for a solid year, we've written our newspapers and blogged about it until we are blue in the face, and yet we've done all of this to no avail. The time for talking is almost over, but... There is still time for a peaceful, non-violent expression of AMERICAS ANGER AT THE SOCIALIST/DEMOCRAT LEADERS IN CONGRESS AND AT THAT ARROGANT BASTARD TEMPORARILY RESIDING AT 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVE. Here's what I propose:
  • Clearing the Way: Guard Unit Makes Afghan Roads Safer

    01/05/2010 3:21:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 178+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Jon E. Dougherty, USA
    NEAR THE AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN BORDER, Jan. 5, 2010 – The tired, frazzled and hungry soldiers of the Missouri Army National Guard’s 3rd Platoon, 1141st Engineer Company, rolled into their combat outpost here well after dark, worn out and in desperate need of a break. The day’s journey from Forward Operating Base Salerno had been fraught with challenges and no small amount of danger. The soldiers had encountered a series of improvised explosive devices, the last of which exploded near one of the convoy’s RG-31 mine-resistant, armor-protected vehicles, as well as small-arms and mortar fire from insurgents. As the crews staged their...
  • Soldiers Train for Convoy Defense

    01/05/2010 3:17:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 131+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Samantha Beuterbaugh, USA
    BAGHDAD, Jan. 5, 2010 – Soldiers of the 1st Armored Division’s 501st Military Police Company participated in a live-fire training exercise Jan. 2 at the Besmaya Range complex near Contingency Operating Station Hammer. Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division’s 501st Military Police Company participate in a convoy live-fire exercise at the Besmaya Range complex near Contingency Operating Station Hammer, Iraq, Jan. 2, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Beuterbaugh  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The MPs began arriving in Iraq Dec. 30, and the exercise was part of their mandatory initial training for their unique mission requirements. The...
  • Gaza aid convoy led by George Galloway declares hunger strike

    12/28/2009 9:16:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 543+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 12/28/09 | The Associated Press
    More than 400 members of an international aid convoy to Gaza declared a hunger strike on Sunday to protest Egypt's refusal to allow them entry into the Hamas-ruled territory via the Red Sea. Amongst the hunger strikers is an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor who came from the U.S. to participate in the planned Gaza Freedom March to commemorate last year's Gaza war.
  • A Song for those heading to DC

    09/08/2009 1:04:54 PM PDT · by Hanna548 · 1 replies · 265+ views
    A song for the cause.
  • Vehicle Signs Announce New U.S. Role

    07/09/2009 5:19:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 437+ views
    KIRKUK — Since the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Iraqi cities, and in accordance with the Security Agreement, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, has begun adding signs reading “Iraqi partnership provincial approved convoy. Thank you for your patience and support” to the sides of their vehicles. U.S. Forces serving in an advisory and assistance role continue to travel within the city to meet with their Iraqi counterparts or government officials. “These signs show that we are working with our partners and that we’re abiding by the Security Agreement,” explained Maj. Frazier Epperson, an Information Operations officer...
  • Convoy training develops Iraqi army unit's skills

    04/14/2009 5:36:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 160+ views
    Army.mil ^ | Sgt. Doug Roles, USA
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq- Threats to Soldiers come in all shapes and sizes on the streets and roadways of Iraq. Constant training for the unexpected is the norm. For Pennsylvania Army National Guard Soldiers, simulating improvised explosive device attacks April 7 here served as a training objective for their Iraq Army counterparts. The Soldiers, from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 328th Brigade Support Battalion, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, worked with an Iraqi Army commander over the past two weeks to conduct individual Soldier task training for an Iraqi Army logistics platoon. The U.S. trainers capped training with convoy exercises designed to...
  • Afghan bomber hits NATO convoy; 10 hurt (civilians wounded, no casualties in NATO 2-vehicle convoy)

    12/03/2007 10:57:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 83+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/4/07 | Amir Shah - ap
    KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide car bomber targeted a NATO convoy in Kabul on Tuesday, wounding 10 civilians passing nearby, officials said. The attack comes as U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is scheduled to meet with President Hamid Karzai and other officials for talks Tuesday. The bomber struck a two-vehicle convoy belonging to NATO's International Security Assistance Force near the city's airport, Interior Ministry spokesman Zemeri Bashary said. Ten civilians who were riding in a minibus near the blast were wounded, said Ghulam Rasool, a police officer. There were no casualties in NATO convoy, said Lt. Col. Thomas Dillschneider, an...
  • I-205 Veterans Memorial/Blue Star Memorial Highway Veterans Convoy

    11/05/2007 3:06:40 PM PST · by Lady J USA 1981 · 3 replies · 255+ views
    Picsa ^ | Lady J
    I-205 Veterans Memorial/Blue Star Memorial Highway Veterans Convoy Click the link above to view photos from this event. The 8th annual Veterans convoy was held on November 4th. 2007. Hundreds gathered at the Clark County fairgrounds in Vancouver, Washington for this annual event. The goal of the convoy is to create a chain of cars that stretch the entire span of the I-205, which is about 30 miles of vehicles The convoy ended at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Wilsonville, Oregon where everybody was treated to a free salmon feed. There was also medal presentations for the Oregon...
  • Servicemembers Volunteer to Convoy Supplies to Needy Afghans (Heroes with a Heart)

    08/04/2007 1:23:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 282+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Julie Weckerlein, USAF
    CAMP EGGERS, Afghanistan , Aug. 4, 2007 – Every other week, servicemembers from all branches of the military conduct convoys from this base to deliver clothing and supplies to needy Afghans in the surrounding areas. But they're not doing it because they have to. They're doing it because they want to help. Members of the Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan unload a truck full of donations from the U.S. at a refugee camp outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “These are military and coalition members who volunteer,” said Air Force...
  • Afghanistan - Suicide bomber hits U.S. embassy convoy in Kabul

    03/19/2007 2:03:24 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 17 replies · 1,233+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | March 19, 2007
    KABUL, March 19 (Reuters) - A U.S. embassy convoy was hit by a suicide car bomber in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday, resulting in the deaths of some people, police said. It was not immediately known if the dead included American nationals, but an embassy spokesman said U.S. Ambassador Ronald Neumann was not in the convoy. Several embassy officials and pedestrians were wounded, spokesman Joe Mellocc said, adding that the injuries of some officials were "serious". ~ snip
  • Soldier Injured, Civilians Killed in Afghanistan Convoy Attack (Now the Official Story)

    03/04/2007 12:36:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 735+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 4, 2007 – A coalition servicemember was injured, eight Afghan civilians were killed and 35 civilians were wounded today when militants assaulted a coalition forces convoy as it moved east along Highway 1 in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, military officials reported. Earlier accounts said as many as 16 civilians caught in the crossfire had been killed, but an updated release early this afternoon from Combined Joint Task Force 76 headquarters at Bagram Air Base contained what officials called “the most accurate numbers to date.” The five-vehicle convoy was moving through a crowded market place near Bari Kot, located...
  • Somali gunmen ambush Ethiopian convoy in Mogadishu

    01/21/2007 11:16:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 362+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/21/07 | Mustafa Haji Abdinur
    MOGADISHU (AFP) - An Ethiopian military convoy was ambushed in a new round of deadly violence in the Somali capital Mogadishu, hours after the African Union agreed to send peacekeepers to the war-torn country. At least one person was killed in the ambush Saturday, which triggered a major gunbattle in the volatile south of Mogadishu. Coming in the wake of a brazen attack late on Friday on the residence of the interim president, the AU stabilisation force should be under no illusions about the scale of the task that awaits it. The interim administration and peacekeepers not only face having...
  • Iraq convoy leader blasts ABC News report

    10/04/2006 7:03:21 AM PDT · by hemogoblin · 28 replies · 1,358+ views
    The Roanoke Times ^ | 10/04/06 | John Cramer
    A Virginia Army National Guard convoy leader and an American truck driver on Tuesday angrily denied an accusation that the guardsmen abandoned a civilian supply convoy that was ambushed in Iraq. U.S. Army and Guard officials also criticized ABC News for reporting the accusation last week from one civilian contractor driver without getting comment from military commanders, soldiers and other contractor drivers, all of whom said the U.S. troops reacted properly in the firefight on Sept. 20, 2005. The soldiers, including several from Southwest Virginia, were members of the Rocky Mount-based 1173rd Transportation Company. The ABC News report included video...
  • A role model in heroism

    09/30/2006 7:09:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 347+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Spc. Rick Phelps
    Spc. Anthony Tonasket (right), a native of Kansas City, Kan., is awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge and Army Commendation Medal with a ‘V’ device for Valor by Col. James Trafton, commander, 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, 38th Divisional Support Command, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, during an awards ceremony for his actions during an attack on his convoy March 7. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Richard Phelps, 2nd Bn, 137th Inf. Regt. UPAR, 38th DISCOM, MND-B. CAMP SLAYER - It’s inevitable that some days are forever burnt into our memories, vividly etched into the mind like a slow-motion, high-quality...
  • Home video shows US troops abandon ambushed convoy (Video followed by ABC News report)

    09/28/2006 9:44:04 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 109 replies · 3,122+ views
    ABC News Report via You Tube ^ | September 28, 2006
    Some of you have probably already seen this and/or read about it, but it was new to me when I saw it on TV tonight and I'm guessing it will be new to a few other FReepers out there as well.
  • Exclusive: U.S. Troops Abandoned Me, Says Convoy Driver

    09/28/2006 6:44:23 PM PDT · by trappedinnj · 46 replies · 1,922+ views
    Exclusive: U.S. Troops Abandoned Me, Says Convoy Driver September 27, 2006 11:16 AM Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz Report: A dramatic home video obtained by ABC News shows U.S. troops apparently abandoned a truck convoy after it came under insurgent attack in Iraq last year. Three unarmed Halliburton truck drivers were executed at point-blank range once the troops left, according to a surviving driver, Preston Wheeler, of Mena, Ark., who taped the scene. "They was murdered. To me, they was murdered," Wheeler told ABC News in an exclusive interview to be broadcast Wednesday on World News and Nightline.
  • Exclusive: U.S. Troops Abandoned Me, Says Convoy Driver

    09/27/2006 1:19:50 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 78 replies · 3,872+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 27, 2006 | Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz
    A dramatic home video obtained by ABC News shows U.S. troops apparently abandoned a truck convoy after it came under insurgent attack in Iraq last year. Three unarmed Halliburton truck drivers were executed at point-blank range once the troops left, according to a surviving driver, Preston Wheeler, of Mena, Ark., who taped the scene. "They was murdered. To me, they was murdered," Wheeler told ABC News in an exclusive interview to be broadcast Wednesday on World News and Nightline. The tape shows an armored personnel carrier leading the trucks that Wheeler says was from the Virginia National Guard. Once insurgents...
  • Convoy Of Fear Driven Out By War Machine

    07/21/2006 10:10:18 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 474+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-21-2006 | Tim Butcher
    Convoy of fear driven out by war machine By Tim Butcher, in Tyre, southern Lebanon (Filed: 21/07/2006) It was the terrified faces of the children pressed against the car windows yesterday looking up for Israeli aircraft that showed this was no ordinary seaside drive. Thousands of Lebanese fled in fear up the country's Mediterranean coast road, pathetically waving white towels and pieces of clothing as if that could protect them from the force of the Israeli war machine. A family flee their village in southern Lebanon Bumping past craters ripped deep into the road by Israeli bombs, the stream of...
  • Combat Airmen keep convoy routes open

    07/19/2006 4:33:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 269+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler
    7/19/2006 - KIRKUK AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Fifty-eight Air Force engineers filling a shortage of Soldiers in Iraq have completed more than a dozen construction projects, often under fire, throughout a 10,000-square-mile zone for the Army's 1st Brigade Combat Team. After six months, the Airmen of the 732nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron's Detachment 10 have maintained and repaired six convoy routes and seven forward-operating bases. "It's been very strenuous, and sometimes extremely dangerous. I'm ready to get home, see my family and unwind," said Master Sgt. Ken Dunbar, Det. 10 superintendent of operations and acting first sergeant. "We have...
  • Convoy operations a daily grind for Marines in Fallujah

    05/31/2006 5:15:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 430+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Daniel J. Redding
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (May 31, 2006) -- Standing in the warmth of the Iraqi night, the Marines wait for their brief, in which the details of the night's convoy into the city of Fallujah will be addressed. They complete the required maintenance checks and prepare their machine guns for the convoy that will take place in a few short hours. Radios are handed out and communication is confirmed for all of the vehicles lined up, ready to leave the security of the camp. Staff Sgt. Wesley O. Turner calls his Marines in close to pass critical information each Marine needs...
  • Convoy Accident in Afghanistan Incites Unrest

    05/29/2006 11:18:30 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 474+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | John D. Banusiewicz
    WASHINGTON, May 29, 2006 – A deadly traffic accident involving a coalition convoy in the Afghan capital of Kabul today sparked civil unrest in its aftermath, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan officials reported. Initial reports indicated one Afghan civilian was killed and at least six others were injured in the accident. There was no report of coalition casualties or of any casualties resulting from the subsequent unrest. Later news reports say eight people were killed and more than 100 were injured, but military officials have yet to release an estimate beyond their initial report. Coalition spokesman U.S. Army Col. Thomas Collins...
  • Sweet sweet Iraqi kids

    04/10/2006 3:15:12 AM PDT · by Number57 · 36 replies · 1,578+ views
    video.google.com ^ | dunno | dunno
    Yes, this is video of a few of our guys under attack by KIDS WITH ROCKS. But watch it, and listen... it is both scary and funny. God bless the guy who taped this. Google Video Link
  • Marines with different skills come together for convoy operations in Iraq

    03/15/2006 3:46:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 269+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Enrique S. Diaz
    CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (March 15, 2006) -- Most businesses have no need for policemen and radio technicians to get the same job done. Nor would one expect to see a gunsmith's work compliment a truck driver's long journey. In the Marine Corps, cooperation among various job fields like these is crucial to keeping Marines on the frontlines supplied. Every day in Iraq, the 1st Marine Logistics Group sends out combat logistics patrols that leave the relative safety of the base to deliver supplies to Marines throughout the Al Anbar Province. From the Marines who order and load the supplies onto...
  • ISOF Convoy Security Course trains soldiers how to survive

    03/02/2006 4:29:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 193+ views
    USASOC ^ | Spc. James P. Hunter
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq (USASOC News Service, Feb. 28, 2006) – It is a battle Iraqis deal with everyday. The uncertainty of surviving in the neighborhoods they grew up in is unsettling. Iraqis want the certainty of knowing that their families are safe. The Soldiers of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces Brigade believe they have the capabilities to defeat the terrorists who are attempting to destabilize Iraq, said an Iraqi ISOF instructor. The ISOF Brigade Soldiers continue to specialize and hone the combat skills that make the brigade a driving force in Iraq’s campaign for freedom. The Iraqis continued their progress...
  • Afghan Soldier Wounded, Assailant Killed in Attack on Convoy

    02/24/2006 3:40:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 184+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2006 – An Afghan National Army soldier was injured when an ANA and coalition convoy came under attack in the Shah Wali Kot district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province yesterday, military officials reported today. A single assailant attempted to use his vehicle to ram a coalition vehicle. He also threw a hand grenade and engaged the convoy with small-arms fire. The assailant was killed when forces in the convoy returned fire. ANA and coalition forces also detonated his car on the scene after discovering that it was loaded with explosives. "ANA and coalition forces demonstrated their vigilance and...
  • Air Force women help save convoy

    02/17/2006 3:26:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 18 replies · 951+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Feb 17, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Kevin Nichols
    2/17/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- The lives of four women and their convoy team changed forever Dec. 5. They were ambushed that night. Insurgents from a village outside of Balad Air Base, Iraq, fired on the convoy, injuring two as they drove back to the base. Airman First Class Nicole O’Hara, a convoy gunner deployed from Langley Air Force Base, Va., said it was “just a normal convoy” when the day started. Coming back to the base was when things got hairy. Airman O’Hara was manning her 50-caliber weapon. “I saw all these tracers and I saw tracers coming...
  • Georgia Guard Troops Provide Convoy Security

    01/23/2006 4:19:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 286+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Jan 23, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Britt Smith
    A 48th Brigade Combat Team convoy waits their turn to leave on another supply convoy traveling south towards Baghdad, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Britt Smith Georgia Guard Troops Provide Convoy Security After six month of combat operations in southwest Baghdad, soldiers of the 48th Brigade Combat Team were tasked with a new mission: "Convoy Escort Duty." By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Britt Smith 48th Brigade Combat Team CAMP ADDER, AN NASIRIYAH, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2006 — In war, the supply line is the lifeblood of an army; a fighting military can not sustain itself without the...
  • Long convoy duty is no easy task

    01/06/2006 5:12:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 376+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Jan 6, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Scott Campbell
    1/6/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- By dawn, Airmen of the 424th Medium Truck Detachment had finished preparing for their mission -- move Army 4th Infantry Division supplies and material from Kuwait into Iraq. These Airmen do not fly their cargo, and it’s quite possible they may go their entire deployment without even seeing a flightline. Instead, they drive the most dangerous roads in the world in tractor-trailers and gun trucks to deliver their cargo to Iraq. “I want this to be a safe trip,” convoy commander Tech. Sgt. Bill Bellmore said as he reviewed safety procedures, truck assignments and...
  • Chef gets Bronze Star for convoy rescue

    01/04/2006 8:25:18 PM PST · by SirChas · 20 replies · 940+ views
    U.S. Central Command ^ | 12/16/05 | U.S. Central Command
    Chef gets Bronze Star for convoy rescue Chief Warrant Officer 3 David J. Longstaff, manager of the U.S. Army culinary team, has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor for rescuing five Soldiers pinned down in an ambush. Longstaff was serving as Division Support Command food service technician for the 1st Armored Division, when he went on a procurement mission in the Al Rasheed district of Baghdad on Aug. 7, 2003. It was early afternoon with temperatures reaching 113 degrees fahrenheit. During his first five months in Iraq, Longstaff had participated in more than 150 convoys into Baghdad. This...
  • Israel agrees to complete preparations for bus convoys

    12/14/2005 12:44:19 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 4 replies · 264+ views
    www.haaretzdaily.com ^ | 21:29 14/12/2005 | Akiva Eldar and Gideon Alon
    Last update - 21:29 14/12/2005 Israel agrees to complete preparations for bus convoys By Akiva Eldar and Gideon Alon, Haaretz Correspondents, and Haaretz Staff and News Agencies Succumbing to international pressure, Israel informed the United States on Wednesday that it plans to complete preparations Thursday for operating bus convoys between the Gaza Strip and West Bank, which will start next week. Israel will issue an official statement on the matter on Thursday. Wednesday's government decision reversing a cabinet decision made last week, after the suicide bombing in Netanya, to freeze talks on the convoys until the Palestinian Authority takes significant...
  • Communications battalion transforms into combat team for convoy operations

    12/07/2005 3:07:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 723+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 6, 2005 | Cpl. Heidi E. Loredo
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Dec. 6, 2005) -- Marines from Force Protection Platoon, 8th Communications Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Headquarters Group, II MEF (FWD), prove on a daily basis they are not just communication savvy. These 26 men, who are at the tip of the spear behind the armored metal of military vehicles, provide much more than their communication ability; they easily transform into a lethal combat team for convoy operations. On a day where many Marines and sailors enjoyed a warm Thanksgiving dinner aboard Camp Fallujah, Marines from Force Protection Platoon traveled through the streets of Fallujah to an...
  • Army to Expand Array of Armored Vehicles in Iraq

    09/19/2005 11:47:20 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 39 replies · 9,279+ views
    National Defense ^ | October 2005 | Sandra I. Erwin
    Amid a wave of violence in Iraq, U.S. military commanders there are requesting additional armored vehicles, particularly large ones that can transport a dozen or more passengers, The Army has shipped more than 10,000 armored Humvees to Iraq, but these only can fit four passengers. To move larger numbers of troops, commanders have limited options. One is a gun-truck armor kit that is installed on 5-ton vehicles, with machine guns mounted around the cargo box. The gun-truck kit was dubbed “Hunter Box” after Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who earmarked funds for the project. Researchers at California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...
  • Virtual convoy, IED training helps Soldiers worldwide (Tech Helps Save Lives)

    07/27/2005 3:59:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 387+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | July 26, 2005 | Monca Berrera
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 26, 2005) – The Army has fielded 125 simulation trainers for the detection of improvised explosive devices and to teach other advanced skills needed for tactical convoys in Iraq and Afghanistan. These training devices include virtual theaters, simulators, and mobile objects devised by the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. Dr. Jim Blake, Program Executive Officer for STRI said understanding the requirements and capabilities wanted from Soldiers is what will optimize the effectiveness of the training and equipment. “Now with the expeditionary capability, there is going to be a desire to move these...
  • Two Men, Two Wars, Same Fate ~ Missing/Captured in Iraq

    01/09/2005 7:09:15 AM PST · by KristiFlorida · 23 replies · 986+ views
    I-Newswire ^ | January 3, 2005 | Kristi Lade and Julie A.
    Friends of Missing in Action/Captured Captain Michael Scott Speicher, who was captured in the First Gulf War, and Family of Missing in Action/Captured Keith "Matt" Maupin, who was captured in Operation Iraqi Freedom, come together to send message of unity in bringing both men home. Keith and Carolyn Maupin, parents of Matt Maupin, will be guest speakers. Other speakers will include POW from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Chief Warrant Officer Ronald Young, Jr. and author of military fiction Robert Gandt. i-Newswire, 2005-01-03 - On January 17th, 2005 Friends Working to Free Scott Speicher will host a prayer/candle vigil at Lake Shore...
  • Syria's Role in Destabilizing Iraq

    10/28/2004 8:37:26 AM PDT · by Dr. Free Market · 6 replies · 711+ views
    worldthreats.com ^ | Ryan Mauro
    Israeli intelligence says that between January 10th and March 10th, the transfer of Iraqi chemical (and possibly biological) weapons to Syria and Lebanon's Bekaa Valley was completed. They were placed in giant tankers and taken to Syria, and then to the Bekaa Valley under the protection of Syrian special forces and air-force intelligence units. Syrian army engineers then took over supervising the tankers at the poppy fields and used special drilling equipment to dig holes approximately 20-26 feet across and 82-115 feet deep. The weapons were buried under the poppy fields grown for heroin and under the rows of cotton...
  • Trucks moves in/out Iraq, Troops observe, respond

    10/27/2004 9:27:49 PM PDT · by T-Boy · 4 replies · 868+ views
    CNN, DU, Council on Foreign Relations
    U.N. to withdraw Iraq inspectors Monday, March 17, 2003 Posted: 1:05 PM EST (1805 GMT) “A senior U.S. military official said that in recent days there has been increased truck convoy traffic between Baghdad and the Syrian border” http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/03/17/sprj.irq.kuwait.un/ Democratic Underground Forums - Truck, missile movement reported in Iraq ... Democratic Underground Forums. Truck, missile movement reported in Iraq ... Wednesday, sources said, a convoy of trucks moved into ... ringing all over Iraq, leaving behind huge empty boxes ... http://www.democraticunderground.com/cgi-bin/duforum/duboard... April 6, 2003 Two American warplanes mistakenly bomb a convoy of Kurdish and U.S. Special Forces fighters, killing 19...
  • Army Probes if Iraq Unit Refused Mission

    10/15/2004 7:29:42 PM PDT · by binreadin · 136 replies · 3,216+ views
    AP ^ | 15 October 2004 | John J. Lumpkin
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army is investigating up to 19 members of a supply platoon in Iraq who refused to go on a convoy mission, the military said Friday. Relatives of the soldiers said the troops considered the mission too dangerous, in part because their vehicles were in such poor shape. Some of the troops' concerns were being addressed, military officials said. But a coalition spokesman in Baghdad noted that "a small number of the soldiers involved chose to express their concerns in an inappropriate manner causing a temporary breakdown in discipline." The reservists are from a fuel platoon that...
  • Next group of Airman-Soldiers set to move into Iraq

    07/23/2004 3:36:14 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 11 replies · 668+ views
    Black Hills Bandit ^ | July 23, 2004 | Tech. Sgt. Brian Jones
    SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) - More than 150 Airmen completed the final stages of live-fire convoy training here July 16 before deploying north to Mosul as part of the 494th Air Expeditionary Force Truck Company. "You will be on the frontlines. You will be facing the enemy everyday in some of the most dangerous areas in Iraq," said Col. Gary Shick, the 732nd Expeditionary Mission Support Group commander who addressed the group when training began July 14. After completing the three-week Basic Combat Convoy Course at Lackland Air Force Base and Camp Bullis, Texas, the vehicle operators arrived here for three...
  • Iraq-bound troops train to go on offensive if convoy is attacked

    07/22/2004 3:06:46 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 7 replies · 737+ views
    Pacific Stars and Stripes ^ | July 21, 2004 | Seth Robson
    RODRIGUEZ RANGE, South Korea — 2nd Infantry Division combat arms units are training to go on the offensive if their convoys are attacked in Iraq, says Col. Gary S. Patton, commander of the division’s Iraq-bound 2nd Brigade Combat Team. Patton and others were at Rodriguez Range Friday to observe platoons doing combat convoy live-fire exercises that train soldiers to use aggressive tactics in response to any challenge from the enemy. “It is all about developing an offensive mind-set. We are treating every mission as a combat operation and every threat along the road as a threat we are going to...