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  • Egypt intelligence warns (on Sept 4th) of attacks on Israel, US embassies

    09/13/2012 6:58:11 PM PDT · by TBBT · 25 replies ^ | 9/13/2012 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Egypt's General Intelligence Service warned that a jihadi group is planning to launch terrorist attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo, according to a report Tuesday by Egypt Independent, citing a secret letter obtained by Al-Masry Al-Youm. According to the report, the attack is being planned by Global Jihad, the group suspected of killing 16 Egyptian border guards in Sinai on August 5. Al-Masry Al-Youm reportedly obtained a copy of the September 4 letter, sent to all Egyptian security sectors, warning that Sinai- and Gaza-based Global Jihad cells were planning attacks on the two embassies.
  • Soldiers don fake belly, breasts to better understand pregnant troops' exercise concerns

    02/18/2012 2:19:28 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 103 replies · 1+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 2/16/2012
    The Army is ordering its hardened combat veterans to wear fake breasts and empathy bellies so they can better understand how pregnant soldiers feel during physical training. This week, 14 noncommissioned officers at Camp Zama took turns wearing the “pregnancy simulators” as they stretched, twisted and exercised during a three-day class that teaches them to serve as fitness instructors for pregnant soldiers and new mothers. Army enlisted leaders all over the world are being ordered to take the Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training Exercise Leaders Course, or PPPT, according to U.S. Army Medical Activity Japan health promotion educator Jana York. Developed...
  • Brides from a War Long Ago

    10/24/2008 3:45:51 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 10 replies · 1,044+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 24 Oct 2008 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    <p>This weekend I joined a new family. The members of this family speak fluent German, French, Italian, Polish, Russian. They also speak fluent Chinese, Japanese, Tagalog. And they speak English in the accents of at least five different languages. Lastly, the heart of this family is a group of women who are all at least eighty years old.</p>
  • Is "" legit? [vanity]

    08/15/2008 4:22:33 AM PDT · by Blueflag · 6 replies · 793+ views
    I saw an on line ad for this organization and wondered if it is legit or a political front to not really 'help' our service men and women.
  • America Supports You: Songwriting Contest for GIs Yields 18 Winners

    07/29/2008 4:48:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 69+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Sharon Foster
    WASHINGTON, July 29, 2008 – A Marine in Fallujah pens a song about standing watch. A sailor stationed in Hawaii scribbles a lullaby for his son while in the Iraqi desert. A soldier raps into a tape recorder to entertain his unit. Songwriters like these servicemembers were among the many who submitted their original songs to this year’s “Songs From the Soul of Service” songwriting contest. Air Force Capt. Steven Wilson was among hundreds of servicemembers who submitted original songs for the Dallas Songwriters Association's “Songs From the Soul of Service” amateur songwriting contest. Wilson submitted three songs, and...
  • GIs reply to kindergarten care packages

    04/29/2008 5:47:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 31 replies · 60+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — Tanya Conde has never had her kindergarten class send care packages off with hopes of getting something back. The Bella Vista Elementary School teacher said she’s been military all her life, going from dependent, to active duty, to a spouse; so sending the care packages was just an important thing to do for her. During February’s National Patriotism Week, Conde decided to have her class put together care packages for the dads of two students in her class, both who are fighting in Iraq. Just recently the class received packages of its own from each soldier, including...
  • Gas tax won’t save I-35 project; raising excise tax wouldn’t be a popular move today

    04/04/2008 7:30:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies · 364+ views
    The Temple Daily Telegram ^ | April 4, 2008 | Paul A. Romer
    BELTON - There appears to be no easy way to address the challenges that inflation has brought to the Texas Department of Transportation. “We’ve seen 60 percent inflation over the last five years for transportation projects,” said Chris Lippincott, a TxDOT spokesman. To look to the federal government for assistance would appear foolhardy at this point as the Federal Highway Trust Fund is expected to become insolvent by 2009. The fund was created in 1956 to ensure a dependable source of financing for U.S. interstates and highways. “The Federal Highway Trust Fund is expected to go into the red very...
  • GM crop trial locations may be hidden from public [Genetically Modified][UK]

    02/17/2008 4:57:36 PM PST · by BGHater · 4 replies · 529+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 16 Feb 2008 | Ian Sample
    Government plans clampdown on vandalism after lobbying from biotech firms Genetically modified crops may be grown in hidden locations in Britain amid fears that anti-GM campaigners are winning the battle over the controversial technology, the Guardian has learned. Officials at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) confirmed they are looking at a range of options to clamp down on vandalism to GM crop trials, after intense lobbying by big crop biotech companies. The firms have warned that trials of GM crops are becoming too expensive to conduct in Britain because of the additional costs of protecting fields...
  • Intelligence GIs get crash course in battle

    11/04/2007 7:04:39 AM PST · by SandRat · 30 replies · 101+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Aaron Mackey
    SIERRA VISTA — It could've been a patrol down any Iraqi street. As a string of troop transports makes its way through the desert, heavy dust mixes with exhaust, obscuring the vision of dozens of Fort Huachuca soldiers keeping an eye out for insurgents. Approaching a car near a mosque, the convoy slows as the sound of an Islamic prayer call hangs in the air. Then comes the chaos.
  • North Korea Tech Transfer

    07/19/2007 9:07:30 PM PDT · by gpapa · 3 replies · 353+ views ^ | July 20, 2007 | MELANIE KIRKPATRICK
    Why was the U.N. helping Pyongyang obtain militarily useful computers and GPS systems? Of all the evidence turned up by the U.S. concerning irregularities in the United Nations Development Program's operations in North Korea, some of the most disturbing concerns the transfer of dual-use technology. As reported last month, the U.S. has uncovered documents showing the UNDP procured and delivered to North Korea in May 2006 technology that could be used for military purposes: global positioning system (GPS) equipment, a portable high-end spectrometer and a large quantity of high-specification computer hardware. According to packing lists and confirmation receipts, the items...
  • Heat in Iraq

    06/26/2007 11:29:35 AM PDT · by notpoliticallycorewrecked · 32 replies · 815+ views
    email | unknown
    I received an email a few minutes ago requesting prayers for our troops in Iraq due to the extreme heat. The letter then went on to state that it is 122 degrees over there right now with a low of 115 at night. Has anyone else heard about thess extreme temps ???
  • America Supports You: ?Salute Our Services? Supports GIs, Families

    03/29/2007 6:36:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 150+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, March 28, 2007 ? A northern-Virginia-based nonprofit organization has provided worldwide assistance to families of deployed U.S. servicemembers for the past six years. Founded in mid-2001, Salute Our Services augments existing military family support programs by providing information and services for spouses and children of deployed military members, Patricia Johnson, the group?s chief executive officer, said from her office in Reston, Va., during a phone interview with American Forces Press Service. Sharing information and concerns with other military spouses who?ve experienced times when their spouses were deployed ?provides you with perspective and makes you better prepared and equipped...
  • Ports-to-Plains project progressing

    03/22/2007 1:19:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 491+ views
    Lubbock Online ^ | March 22, 2007 | Lubbock Online
    THERE'S GOOD NEWS in the latest Ports-to-Plains progress report for Lubbock and West Texas residents who recognize the evolving trade route's potential economic benefit to our area. Extending from the most active U.S.-Mexico border port, Laredo, through Lubbock and West Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Colorado, the Ports-to-Plains Corridor links the nation's plains states to the border centers of commerce. The Texas Department of Transportation is analyzing funding alternatives including opportunities for private investment and partnerships to pay for moving freight and utilities along the trade route. Using Ports-to-Plains as a case study, TxDOT will research the best potential applications...
  • Iraqis, GIs Find Bombs, Big Weapons Cache In Western Ramadi

    10/15/2006 2:55:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 359+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2006 – U.S. soldiers detained 15 suspected insurgents, discovered two vehicles being fitted as suicide bombs, and found a big weapons cache Oct. 12 as part of “Operation Dealer” conducted in the Tameen area in western Ramadi, Iraq. Based on a tip from a local resident, soldiers from Task Force 1-35 detained 15 individuals who were identified as suspected terrorists. “This is a great example of the cooperation and support of the local residents in the task to rid their neighborhood of anti-Iraqi fighters,” said Capt. Matt Graham, commander, Bravo Company, 2-6 Infantry, one of the units...
  • GIs, Iraqi Troops Nab Terrorists, Weapons in Multiple Raids

    10/15/2006 2:49:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 256+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2006 – Special Iraqi security forces and U.S. soldiers captured several terrorists involved in murders and bomb attacks, as well as contraband weapons, during recent raids in Baghdad and Taji. Iraqi forces, with coalition advisors, conducted an Oct. 14 air assault mission at a site in Taji and detained one suspect without incident. The suspect allegedly belongs to a terror cell that is kidnapping and murdering innocent Iraqis, conducting improvised explosive device attacks, and has ties to al Qaeda in Iraq insurgent forces. Iraqi forces caused no significant damage and there were no civilian, Iraqi forces or...
  • Injured GIs Remain Positive, Accept Army 10-Miler Challenge

    10/07/2006 5:25:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 511+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2006 -- Two Army combat veterans who both lost something dear in the war against terrorism say they are determined to keep on battling, and proving it as they prepare to run the Army 10-Miler race tomorrow. Left to right: Army Spc. James Stuck, Capt. Matthew Scherer and Spc. Joseph Keck meet the press at a Washington, D.C., suburban hotel Oct. 6. Stuck and Keck are Army combat veterans who both lost limbs in the war against terrorism. They will compete in the Missing Parts in Action team that’s competing in the Army-10-Miler race held here...
  • 9/11 sweet for returning GIs

    09/12/2006 8:17:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 292+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — On Sept. 11, 2003, Ronald Fruchey was beginning Army basic training. In March of that year, the United States and its coalition partners attacked Iraq. On Monday, Fruchey, now a specialist with Company C, 40th Signal Battalion, held his 6-month-old daughter Eliana. Monday was 9/11, five years after the U.S. was attacked by terrorists and three years after he started basic training to become a soldier, and it was the day he came home from Iraq. While Sept. 11, 2001 and 2003, both have special meanings, for Fruchey it is this year’s Sept. 11 that has the...
  • GIs hunt al-Qaida in Afghan mountains - Korangal Valley

    09/10/2006 1:13:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 681+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/10/06 | Fisnik Abrashi - ap
    KORANGAL VALLEY, Afghanistan - At night, the mountains glow from artillery strikes. By day, gunbattles echo down the valley. Five years after the Sept. 11 attack, Americans are battling al-Qaida militants in this remote area where the U.S. military says the group hatched the terror plot. Only about 100 hard-core Afghan, Arab and Pakistani insurgents operate in the Korangal Valley, but this is where the U.S. last year suffered its worst combat loss in Afghanistan and where the military believes at least second-tier al-Qaida leaders still hide and plan attacks. Many of the U.S. soldiers here see their offensive as...
  • Knives of GIs’ lives: Blades were made in crucible of war

    09/05/2006 5:34:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 50 replies · 1,818+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — Certain knives tell stories. But, unfortunately, many of these stories remain mysteries. “Trapper Jon” Carpenter has a number of special knives made by World War II GIs, each with some kind of story behind its making. He once had a knife that was tailored for or by some soldier. It was different, Carpenter said. The handle was personal. On the butt of the handle, underneath Plexiglas, was the photo of a GI’s family, he said. “I wanted to know about that family and the person who carried it (the knife),” Carpenter said. Today, there is an increase...
  • Army Recommends Death for Accused GIs

    09/02/2006 11:42:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 190 replies · 5,151+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/2/06 | AP
    PHOENIX - An Army investigator has recommended the death penalty for four soldiers accused of murder during a raid in Iraq. Lt. Col. James P. Daniel Jr. made the recommendation in report obtained Saturday by The Associated Press. Daniel found several aggravating factors that warrant a sentence of death in the case of four soldiers accused of killing three men during the May raid in the Salahuddin province.
  • Shipping out for Iraq heartache for families. Huachuca GIs make the best of difficult time

    08/22/2006 10:31:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 517+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    SIERRA VISTA — Seized with sorrow as she said goodbye to her four small children, Army Sgt. Alberta Cole resorted to a time-honored trick employed by parents everywhere. "The kids said, 'Mommy, you're crying.' And I said 'No, my eyes are just watering,' " said Cole, a 30-year-old single mom who left for Iraq on Tuesday, her youngest child's first birthday. Hundreds of loved ones waved and wept as members of Fort Huachuca's 86th Signal Battalion boarded a plane bound for Baghdad. Cole is one of 340 Southern Arizona soldiers scheduled to spend a year overseas. A neighbor is watching...
  • America Supports You: Group Helps Deployed GIs' Children

    07/14/2006 4:31:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 337+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 14, 2006 – More than 115,000 kids have at least one parent deployed in the war on terrorism, and that doesn't include those children affected by routine deployments, according to an organization that supports military children. "War takes its toll on the servicemembers who fight in the field and on the families who wait and worry at home," according to a news release from "Salute Our Services." "In the course of their parents' service to our nation, these children also make many sacrifices." Missed birthdays, holidays and special events top that list of sacrifices, the release said....
  • America Supports You: WWE Offers Free Tickets to GIs in Uniform

    06/27/2006 5:07:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 5,371+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Monique Reuben
    WASHINGTON, June 27, 2006 – Servicemembers in uniform can now watch their favorite World Wrestling Entertainment superstars in action free of charge. World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Booker T. performs before thousands of excited servicemembers at the 2004 "Tribute to the Troops" tour in Iraq. Photo courtesy of WWE  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. World Wrestling Entertainment is offering all U.S. military personnel from the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Reserves and National Guard a complimentary ticket to a live WWE event in their local area, provided they come dressed in uniform with a military ID. Tickets are available...
  • G.I.'s Bodies Show Torture Signs, Iraqi General Says

    06/20/2006 11:39:03 AM PDT · by ARCADIA · 251 replies · 6,526+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 20, 2006 | Dexter Filkins
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 20 — The American military said today that it had found the remains of what appears to be the two American soldiers captured by insurgents last week in an ambush south of the capital, and a senior Iraqi military official said the two men had been "brutally tortured." SNIP Maj. Gen. Abdul Azziz Mohammed Jassim, the chief of operations of the Ministry of Defense, said that he had seen an official report and that he could confirm the two Americans had been "killed in a very brutal way and tortured." "There were traces of torture on their...
  • Missing US soldiers' bodies found in Iraq

    06/20/2006 4:16:19 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 30 replies · 708+ views
    ap/yahoo ^ | June 20, 2006
    A senior Iraqi military official said Tuesday the bodies of two missing U.S. soldiers have been found near the town where they went missing, but the U.S. military said it could not confirm the report. Maj. Gen. Abdul-Aziz Mohammed said the bodies were found on a street near a power plant in the town of Youssifiyah, just south of Baghdad. U.S. Maj. Doug Powell said he could not confirm the report. The two men went missing Friday after an attack that killed one of their comrades. Earlier Tuesday, a parked minivan exploded in a busy outdoor market in a Baghdad...
  • Program Gives Technology Access to Disabled GIs, Employees

    05/10/2006 6:19:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 216+ views
    HONOLULU, May 10, 2006 – A Defense Department program that 64 other federal agencies have adopted sees to it that wounded servicemembers from Iraq and Afghanistan and other people with disabilities have equal access to the information environment and opportunities throughout the federal government, a senior DoD official said here May 8. The Defense Department and other government agencies have the challenges of bringing people with disabilities back to work, Dinah F.B. Cohen told the audience May 8 during DoD''s Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month observance in Honolulu. Photo by Rudi Williams  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Dinah F.B....
  • America Supports You: Scholarships Help Fallen GIs' Families

    12/08/2005 4:20:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 256+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Dec 8, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2005 – Becky Campbell's son, David, is in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division. After her son returned home safe after a tour of duty in Iraq in 2003, Campbell said she decided to help military families who'd suffered the loss of a loved one. "I wanted to do something," Campbell said. So Campbell founded the nonprofit Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund in October 2003. She said the all-volunteer, nationwide group provides scholarship money to surviving spouses and children of military families from all branches of the armed forces. "We're a grassroots organization not affiliated with anybody...
  • Journalism Versus Reality in Iraq

    11/20/2005 10:02:13 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 961+ views
    StrategyPage ^ | November 20, 2005
    American troops are developing a hate-hate relation with journalists. The basic problem is that soldiers and marines in Iraq have access, usually via the Internet, to what the mass media is saying about what they think is happening in Iraq. These news reports, all too often, do not reflect what the troops experience. It gets uglier when the troops realize that reporters are spending most of their time in the Green Zone or some well guarded hotel, leaving it to local Iraqi stringers to collect information and photos for the reporters stories. Relations are a bit better with the few...
  • America Supports You: Group Links GIs to Families for Holidays

    10/14/2005 5:40:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 818+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2005 – This holiday season, military members serving overseas will have a chance to send their love to their families in a very special way, thanks to a Denver-based nonprofit organization. Operation Hope, a program started two and a half years ago by the Beacon of Hope Outreach Center, is launching a service called Home for the Holidays. This service allows military men and women serving overseas to register their families for gifts, said Leo Pacheco, president and executive director of Beacon of Hope Outreach Center. Servicemembers can register their families via the Operation Hope Web site,...
  • Huachuca GIs to help communicate (93rd Signal BBrigade - Katrina Relief)

    09/03/2005 12:33:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 228+ views
    SIERRA VISTA - More than 40 soldiers from Fort Huachuca's 93rd Signal Brigade have deployed to an area north of New Orleans to provide communications support for areas crippled by Hurricane Katrina. The soldiers, mainly assigned to the 67th Signal Battalion, left Wednesday and have set up operations about 100 miles north of New Orleans, at Camp Shelby, Miss.
  • GIs criticize (Lead Story Most Important)

    07/22/2005 6:58:57 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 29 replies · 1,772+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 22, 2005 | Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough
    Soldiers from Massachusetts and Hawaii who work at the U.S. military detention facility at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, gave visiting home-state senators a piece of their mind last week. Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Daniel K. Akaka, Hawaii Democrat, met with several soldiers during a visit led by Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John W. Warner, Virginia Republican. Pentagon officials said soldiers criticized the harsh comments made recently by Senate Democrats. Sen. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, last month invoked widespread military outrage when he compared Guantanamo to the prison labor...
  • Say thanks to the Greatest Generation - (they earned it, in full measure)

    05/09/2005 8:49:06 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 487+ views
    Go out of your way to find someone 75 or older, whether you know him or not, and thank him for making this country, and this world, a better, safer place. Sunday was the 60th anniversary of World War II's end in Europe. Those who fought the war, whether abroad or at home, deserve not just our thanks, but our understanding of their sacrifices that made the period since the American (half) Century. It is almost impossible to overstate the enormity of our parents' and grandparents' achievement in stopping Adolf Hitler from forever changing our planet. Baby boomers who lived...
  • String of Deadly Blasts Strike Iraq

    04/29/2005 7:21:23 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 37 replies · 2,820+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | April 29, 2005 | FOX NEWS
    BAGHDAD, Iraq — At least 23 people died and another 80 were injured Friday in a series of car bombs and mortar attacks in Iraq while an Iraqi soldier died in an explosion near the southern city of Basra. Also Friday, an audio tape purportedly from Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (search) urged more attacks on U.S. forces so that President Bush would not enjoy "peace of mind." "You, Bush, we will not rest until we avenge our dignity," the voice said. "We will not rest while your army is here as long as there is a pulse in our...
  • Bush Thanks Soldiers for Serving in Iraq

    04/12/2005 1:19:30 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 559+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 12, 2005 | NEDRA PICKLER
    (AP) President Bush speaks about the War on Terror to troops at Fort Hood, Texas, Tuesday, April 12,...Full Image FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - President Bush visited soldiers at the largest U.S. military base Tuesday, marking the two-year anniversary of the end of Saddam Hussein's regime by saying it will be remembered along with the fall of the Berlin Wall as one of history's greatest moments.Bush thanked the soldiers at Fort Hood who have recently returned from Iraq or are heading there this fall, but said it isn't time to start bringing U.S. forces home."Iraqis want to be led...
  • Extreme Cinema Verite

    03/14/2005 8:07:38 AM PST · by ken21 · 13 replies · 604+ views
    the los angeles times ^ | march 14, 2005 | louise roug
    This is what they saw: a handful of American soldiers filmed through the green haze of night-vision goggles. Radio communication between two soldiers crackles in the background before it's drowned out by a heavy-metal soundtrack. "Don't need your forgiveness," the song by the band Dope begins as images unfurl: armed soldiers posing in front of Bradley fighting vehicles, two women covered in black abayas walking along a dusty road, a blue-domed mosque, a poster of radical cleric Muqtada Sadr. Then, to the fast, hard beat of the music — "Die, don't need your resistance. Die, don't need your prayers" —...
  • Operation Thin Mint...Sending Girl Scouts cookies to soldiers overseas

    03/10/2005 12:23:24 AM PST · by quietolong · 10 replies · 1,056+ views
    WEAU TV 13 ^ | Mar 9, 2005 | Shaun Verbout
    Operation Thin Mint Updated: 3:10 PM Mar 9, 2005 Shaun Verbout Girl Scouts of Indian Waters Council are asking if people want to purchase cookies for soldiers overseas. They call the project "Operation Thin Mint". When you buy girl scout cookies, you'll have the option to purchase some for soldiers as well. The Girl Scouts get money, which goes towards projects in the community; and soldiers get a taste of home. The problem is finding the money to ship the boxes over. It costs over ninety cents to ship one box. So, local business are chipping in to pay for...
  • Ever Think About Who Packs Your Parachute?

    03/02/2005 2:34:50 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 401+ views
    AMERICAN DREAM Recently I participated in a parade and ceremony at a large Veteran’s Hospital. The event was planned to honor those veterans confined to the hospital. Some who had been wounded so severely that they would spend their entire lives in the hospital. We also planned to attend a barbecue after the parade, put on by a local veteran’s organization for the veterans. The parade consisted of approximately 200 motorcycles and other vehicles plus several marching units. I was driving my fancy SUV with 2 full sized flags, the American and POW/MIA, mounted on a rack on the rear....

    02/24/2005 7:45:55 AM PST · by BellStar · 59 replies · 1,813+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 23, 2005 | DAVID ANDREATTA , David Seifman and Patrick Gallahue
    The Brooklyn teacher who sent an American soldier demoralizing letters written by sixth-graders apologized yesterday and admitted blame. In a statement issued by the Department of Education, social studies teacher Alex Kunhardt said he regretted offending Pfc. Rob Jacobs. His statement, however, did not address whether he either coached the students or read their missives — which accused soldiers of committing atrocities in Iraq — before mailing them.
  • Middle School Aiding & Abetting Enemies

    02/23/2005 12:12:36 PM PST · by Richie Rich · 3 replies · 198+ views
    It's not a surprise that students are being taught liberalism and anti-war propaganda at a young age. It is quite surprising, however, that they are being taught and encouraged to aid and abet the enemy in a time of war. That's right - students are encouraged to aid and abet the enemy during a time of war by attempting to demoralize our soldiers around the world. (I had to write it twice to make sure you read it correctly.) David Andreatta of the New York Post wrote in an article on Monday about Pfc. Rob Jacobs. Jacobs is a soldier...
  • Question About Mozilla Firefox and Geocoding Software (Vanity?)

    01/13/2005 6:51:12 AM PST · by RonPaulLives · 20 replies · 949+ views
    RonPaulLives | 01/13/2005 | RonPaulLives
    I am trying to eventually get everyone who works for my employer, a nonprofit group, to switch over from Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox. I have been playing around with Firefox and like what I see. Herein lies the problem: we have to use geocoding in Internet Explorer to map street addresses. How can I do that with Mozilla Firefox. When I try to map locations in Firefox, I get a message "JavaScript Application: You must install the NCompass Labs Plug-In to access the GIS software." I have done search engine searches and cannot find this said plugin. Can any...
  • Insurgents Attack GIs, Police in Samarra

    12/08/2004 9:59:53 AM PST · by crushelits · 1 replies · 240+ views ^ | Wednesday, December 08, 2004 | ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq — Insurgents launched a string of assaults around the city of Samarra (search) on Wednesday, trading gunfire with U.S. forces, attacking a U.S. convoy, and blowing up a police station after looting its armory, officials said. The violence came as Britain's defense minister visited British troops in Basra (search), to the south.The violence in Samarra, 60 miles north of Baghdad, killed four Iraqis and wounded several others. It demonstrated that the insurgents still remain a force in a city despite a large-scale operation launched by American forces there several months ago.British Defense Minister Geoff Hoon (search) was to meet with...
  • Chirac Rhymes with Vichy

    11/19/2004 7:05:29 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 589+ views
    Jacques Chirac speaks and those who love freedom can only cringe. Recent statements by the French President make you wonder if the man is not disappointed that the Vichy government no longer exists. If his comments truly reflect French public opinion, then France is an ally we are better off without. In statements made to the BBC, Chirac claimed that Britain has gotten nothing from its participation in the war in Iraq. If we take that statement seriously, then we should be questioning our own involvement in World War I and World War II. What did we get for helping...
  • GIs who refused job had unarmored trucks

    10/17/2004 2:40:08 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 76 replies · 2,579+ views
    courier press ^ | 10 17 04 | JIM KRANE
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. Army Reserve soldiers who refused orders to drive a dangerous route were members of one of a few supply units whose trucks are still unarmored, their commanding general said Sunday. The soldiers, now under investigation, had previously focused on local missions in safer parts of southern Iraq and had never driven a convoy north along the attack-prone roads passing through Baghdad. "Not all of their trucks are completely armored. In their case, they haven't had the chance to get armored," said Brig. Gen. James E. Chambers, commanding general of 13th Corps Support Command, which...
  • Local docs in Iraq: 2 Tucson surgeons sign up to aid GIs

    09/24/2004 6:44:42 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 390+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 9/24/04 | Carla McClain
    TMC chief of surgery Dr. James Balserak arrived at Camp Sather in Baghdad last week. He's due to return home in mid-November.   Leaving behind a thriving career, a young family and a safe and comfortable life, the chief of surgery at Tucson Medical Center - Dr. James Balserak - has thrown himself smack into harm's way, in the middle of the Iraq war.   Admitting some have called him nuts while others react with awe, he tries to explain why he is now, by choice, in the most dangerous place on the planet for an American.   "I...
  • Iraq Mortar Attack Injures 11 U.S. Troops

    06/30/2004 7:22:55 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 11 replies · 898+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 30 june 2004
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Insurgents fired at least 10 mortar rounds at a U.S. base on the outskirts of Baghdad International Airport on Wednesday, wounding 11 soldiers, two of them seriously, and starting a fire that burned for well over an hour.
  • Mail to Iraq GIs returned to senders

    04/18/2004 11:16:07 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 18 replies · 332+ views
    .Arizona Daily Star ^ | 04.17.2004 | Carol Ann Alaimo
    The family of Tucson Army Sgt. Aaron Garcia didn't need a congressional report to tell them how messed up the military mail system is. The proof is piled up on their dining room table. The Northwest Side family is outraged that four care packages they recently sent to Iraq were all returned to them as undeliverable this week. It's the same week that the General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, released a 38-page report that revealed a raft of problems with mail delivery in Iraq including poor planning, inadequate staff training and bureaucratic inertia that has left problems...
  • G.I.'s May Be Targets of Kidnappers and Rebels Posing as Policemen

    03/12/2004 5:14:51 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies · 170+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 12, 2004 | THOM SHANKER
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, March 11 — American forces arriving in Iraq are being singled out for kidnapping by insurgents, according to senior military officers. The insurgents, they say, may make a symbolic spectacle of abducted soldiers or use captives to negotiate the release of Iraqi prisoners. Military commanders are also concerned about a possible new terrorist tactic: posing as police officers. Two American civilians and their translator were killed Tuesday, and initial reports indicated that their attackers were dressed in Iraqi police uniforms. The warning on kidnapping is being given to Marine Corps and Army ground forces rotating into Iraq. The...
  • Label Me

    01/08/2004 10:31:28 AM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 186+ views
    Reason ^ | Jan 8, 2004 | Ronald Bailey
    Technology will make labeling battles moot. Labeling is back in the news because of one mad cow. Actually, the Canadian Holstein seems to have been pretty well labeled. Investigators were able to use her paper trail to trace her north of the border and then confirm it by testing her DNA. Instead of slaughtering 450 calves in order to kill the mad one's progeny, they could have DNA testing to fin the calf—probably still too expensive. In any case, Washington state's single mad cow is now propelling the usual gaggle of "consumer advocates" to push Congress to adopt new labeling...
  • GI returns a changed man

    12/24/2003 7:37:51 PM PST · by No Truce With Kings · 25 replies · 227+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 08:49 PM CST on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY
    A mom's best gift: Once-wayward son finds sense of purpose in Iraq 08:49 PM CST on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 By MICHAEL GRANBERRY / The Dallas Morning News For Michael Zeagler, a Dallas soldier fighting in Iraq, one of the sweetest moments of coming home for the holidays occurred just before Christmas at Valley View Center mall. The Army specialist, a member of the 101st Airborne Division, had arrived at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport after a grueling 72-hour journey from Mosul, Iraq. The first thing the 22-year-old wanted to do, even in full desert "camo," was head to the...
  • (Proposal) Spreading the truth about Iraq

    09/27/2003 8:56:10 AM PDT · by Eala · 79 replies · 283+ views
    Self ^ | 9/27/2003 | Eala
    And from the Washington State message board yesterday: American Sovereignty Defender 09/26/2003 6:36 AM PDT Here is a web link for an article I posted yesterday, "A Message to War Protester from a Marine": Based on feedback, it seems folks appreciate that refreshing perspective on the war from a Marine. Eala 09/26/2003 8:00 AM PDT American Sovereignty Defender et al, it's worse than a shame that this should be a "refreshing perspective." I've seen and heard a *very* few (two or three) letters from GIs in Iraq, letters that convey a radically different picture than what we get...