Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $74,144
87%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 87%!! Less than $11k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!!

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  • Reserve giving warfighters gifts they can use

    11/28/2005 5:17:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 416+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Nov 28, 2005 | Lt. Col. Bob Thompson
    11/28/2005 - INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey (AFPN) -- Giving and receiving are the hallmarks of the holiday season. If you don't believe it, ask the aerial porters here who receive an average of 600,000 pounds of cargo every day and give the warfighters in Iraq "gifts" they can use. "When airlift operations at Frankfurt (Germany) closed, Incirlik ops ramped up significantly," said 1st Lt. Jim Burnham of the 728th Air Mobility Squadron. "We rely on the Reserve force to come in and augment us." Of the 250-person team, 100 of the aerial porters are Reservists deployed for 30 to 120...