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  • Rival groups clash in Ukraine's Crimea, 20 injured

    02/26/2014 10:26:25 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 3 replies
    Boston Globe AP ^ | Feb 26, 2014 | AP Staff
    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Fistfights broke out between pro- and anti-Russian demonstrators in Ukraine's strategic Crimea region on Wednesday as Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered major military exercises just across the border. The tests of military readiness involve most of the units in central and western Russia, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in a televised statement. He said the exercise would "check the troops' readiness for action in crisis situations that threaten the nation's military security." In Kiev, opposition leaders who took charge after pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych fled were working on forming a new government to chart a path forward...
  • London theatre collapse: scores injured at Apollo in West End

    12/19/2013 2:44:39 PM PST · by sushiman · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/19/13 | Conal Urquhart
    Seven people seriously hurt after part of Shaftesbury Avenue theatre collapsed during The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time .
  • OPERATION BAEN BULK: a different kind of effort to support the Troops

    06/27/2013 1:47:36 PM PDT · by Salgak · 2 replies
    Operation Baen Bulk ^ | June 24,2013 | Operation Baen Bulk
    WHAT is Operation Baen Bulk ?? OBB is a different kind of support for the troops. Instead of focusing on individuals, we support entire UNITS, by finding what they need, or want, and can't easily or quickly get while deployed. . .and get it to them. In LARGE quantities. Think of it as the Warehouse Club approach to Soldier Support: we use the power of buying and shipping in bulk, to maximize the stuff delivered to our troops, out at the pointy end of the spear, and minimize things like waste, shipping costs, etc. And in the process, generally deliver...
  • Four injured in submarine fire at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

    05/23/2012 7:34:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    WMTW ^ | May 23, 2012
    Four people have received medical attention in connection with a fire on a nuclear-powered submarine at a Maine shipyard, but none of the injuries were serious. Fire crews are fighting the blaze on the USS Miami SSN 755 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on an island in Kittery near Portsmouth, N.H. ... The ship's reactor was not operating at the time of the fire, which was reported at 5:41 p.m., the release said. The reactor was not affected by the fire.
  • NATO General injured in suicide attack in Afghanistan

    05/28/2011 11:27:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/28/11 | Rick Moran
    Two German soldiers also killed in a blast that took the life of a powerful Afghan police chief. The Guardian: Major General Markus Kneip, who commands Nato forces in the northern part of Afghanistan, received wounds that were severe but not life-threatening. Very few high-ranking international military officers have become casualties in Afghanistan since the conflict there began in 2001. General Mohammed Daoud Daoud was a controversial and powerful figure who had served as deputy minister of the interior for narcotics before being posted as police chief in the north. He was a former bodyguard of the guerrilla leader Ahmed...
  • 3 killed, 1 injured in IAF strike on car in Gaza Strip

    04/01/2011 4:50:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 4/1/11 | JPOST.COM STAFF AND REUTERS
    IDF spokesperson says attack aimed at terrorist group planning to kidnap Israelis over Passover; 3 bodies, critically injured man, reportedly brought to Al-Aqsa Martyrs hospital near Khan Younis. GAZA - Israeli aircraft killed three Palestinian gunmen, a critically wounded one, in the southern Gaza Strip early on Saturday, medical officials and the Israeli army said. Residents said the planes fired on a car in which the three men were traveling in the town of Khan Younis. According to Palestinian news source Maan, local residents of Khan Younis reported to both hearing and feeling the single-missile strike. An Israeli military spokesman...
  • Japan nuclear plant: Just 48 hours to avoid 'another Chernobyl'

    03/16/2011 11:43:32 PM PDT · by AwesomePossum · 236 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 16 Mar 2011 | Gordon Rayner and Martin Evans
    Last night radiation levels were “extremely high” in the stricken building, which was breached by an earlier explosion, meaning that radiation could now escape into the atmosphere. Tokyo Electric, the owners of the plant, said five workers had been killed at the site, two were missing and 21 had been injured.
  • Hundreds Injured in Cairo Riots

    02/02/2011 1:00:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    inn ^ | 2/2/11 | Chana Ya'ar
    Hundreds have been injured in what is shaping up as a potential Egyptian civil war. Pro and anti-government demonstrators battled each other Wednesday afternoon and evening in Cairo's central Tahrir Square. Both sides were hurling rocks at each other, as tear gas grenades were fired at the crowd. Similar scenes were reported in Alexandria immediately following an address by President Hosni Mubarak, announcing that he would not leave the country, and that he intended to serve the remaining seven months of his term. Tens of thousands of Mubarak supporters in Cairo wielding sticks and whips charged on horses and camels...
  • 3 Japanese whalers injured in protest action (butyric acid lobbed at crew members)

    02/11/2010 7:54:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,052+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/11/10 | Owen Pye - ap
    SYDNEY – Three crew members of a Japanese whaling vessel suffered face and eye injuries from acid fired by anti-whaling protesters during their latest clash in the Antarctic Ocean, their Japanese employers said Friday. The Sea Shepherd protesters said they lobbed butyric acid, produced from stinking rancid butter, which they often aim at the whalers to try to disrupt the annual Japanese hunt. The activists maintain that butyric acid is nontoxic. ... Glenn Inwood, spokesman for Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research, said the injuries were not serious, but he cautioned that butyric acid can cause temporary blindness.
  • Civilians Harmed During Joint Force Operation

    01/31/2010 9:02:31 AM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 230+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 31) - An Afghan-international security force conducted an operation targeting insurgents in Uruzgan province Saturday night. When the unit approached the compound, they received enemy gunfire from several different locations. After returning fire, the gunfire subsided and the joint force conducted damage assessment. Four insurgents were killed. The joint force protected the women and children in the compound, however afterwards one woman with minor wounds and a baby who suffered fatal injuries were found. "We regret this tragic loss of innocent life," said Army Col. Wayne Shanks, an ISAF spokesman. "Our condolences and prayers are with the...
  • US VETERANS DENIED ACCESS TO GUNS

    01/13/2010 8:47:22 AM PST · by pansgold · 19 replies · 1,240+ views
    Tom Gresham's GUN TALK ^ | I / XIII / MMX | pansgold
    US Veterans that have experienced brain injuries are currently not allowed to own a gun, nor is anyone that lives with them. Senator Burr from North Carolina is trying to change this. The bill number is SB 669. You can find the bill text by going to this url and typing in SB 669 in the search. http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/g_three_sections_with_teasers/legislative_home.htm You can also contact your Senators & ask them to co-sponsor SB 669. http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
  • Doctors Perform Groundbreaking Surgery at Walter Reed

    12/17/2009 5:46:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 38 replies · 1,850+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2009 – Doctors from Walter Reed Army Medical Center here and the University of Miami collaborated to perform the first pancreas islet cell transplant Thanksgiving Day on an airman whose pancreas was injured so severely in Afghanistan that it had to be removed. Army Col. (Dr.) Craig D. Shriver, chief of general surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., describes groundbreaking pancreas islet cell transplant surgery performed Nov. 26, 2009, to reporters during a Dec. 15, 2009, news conference. Dr. Pascal Goldschmidt, dean of the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami,...
  • Afghan soldier fires at US troops, injures several

    11/22/2009 5:45:39 AM PST · by Cardhu · 49 replies · 3,050+ views
    Press TV (Iran) ^ | Nov 22nd 2009 | RZS/SC/DT
    A number of US troops have been injured when an Afghan soldier opened fire at their convoy in Khost province, the third such accident in less than two months. Local officials in eastern Afghanistan announced on Sunday that an Afghan soldier opened fire on a US convoy injuring several US troops late Saturday, IRNA reported. The officials who wanted to remain unnamed added that the Afghan soldier was also injured during the incident. However, it was not clear whether he was shot by the US soldiers or himself. This is the third time such an accident has happened in the...
  • Injured vets sign on for duty in Congress

    11/11/2009 6:23:36 AM PST · by Melissa 24 · 2 replies · 413+ views
    MSNBC ^ | November 11, 2009 | Marvin Joseph
    Dan Lasko swore his oath to join the Marine Corps early on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 — just before the terrorist attacks. As he watched the towers fall and the Pentagon burn, he knew his service to his country would be more vital than he could have imagined. Just a month into his deployment in Afghanistan, in the spring of 2004, Lasko's vision of his service was violently disrupted again. Exiting a rocky canyon, his Humvee rolled over two makeshift bombs. "Everything is in slow motion," he recalls. "Two big blasts. You can't see anything. Everything is foggy....
  • Deer fatally injured after jumping into lion's den

    11/08/2009 4:26:16 PM PST · by raj bhatia · 67 replies · 2,457+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/08/2009 | Martin Weil
    A deer was fatally injured Sunday after jumping into a lion enclosure at the National Zoo, as visitors looked on.
  • At Least 62 Killed, 160 Injured in Baghdad Car Bomb Blasts.

    10/25/2009 4:25:27 AM PDT · by TheLurkerX · 86 replies · 3,601+ views
    http://www.bnonews.com/ ^ | 10/25/09 | BNONews
    The two car bombs were detonated near Baghdad's provincial government building and Iraq's Justice Ministry.
  • Lucky The Injured Turtle Comes Out Of His Shell After Receiving New Legs...

    09/08/2009 10:05:59 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies · 844+ views
    DailyMail (UK) ^ | September 08, 2009
    Lucky The Injured Turtle Comes Out Of His Shell After Receiving New Legs... Made Out Of Furniture Coasters By Mail Foreign Service 08th September 2009 [Pics in URL] It's not every day you see a turtle sliding around with furniture coasters attached to his undershell. But after Lucky the box turtle was attacked by a raccoon, owner Sally Pyne, 60 had to come up with a shatterproof solution. Sally said: 'He was in so much pain, I was ready to let little Lucky go, but Lucky, wasn't ready to give up. He was shoving himself around on his two back...
  • Forces in Afghanistan Detain Suspect, Aid Injured Civilian

    06/15/2009 4:57:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 234+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 15, 2009 – Coalition and Afghan forces detained a suspected Taliban leader and provided medical aid to a wounded civilian in recent operations, military officials said. Afghan and coalition forces captured an area Taliban commander and a suspected associate in a June 13 operation to disrupt Taliban activities in northern Paktika province. The suspect is tied to numerous attacks against coalition forces in the area, military officials said. The wanted Taliban leader was wounded from debris when forces gained entry into the compound, officials said. Medical specialists treated his wounds, and he was evacuated for further medical treatment....
  • The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment

    03/16/2009 7:47:42 PM PDT · by reader25 · 31 replies · 1,576+ views
    Yahoo News/The American Legion ^ | Mon Mar 16, 5:49 pm ET | Craig Roberts
    The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases. "It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan," said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. "He says he is...
  • Program Addresses Wounded, Ill, Injured Servicemembers’ Needs

    11/20/2008 3:27:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 136+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lt. Jennifer Cragg, USN
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2008 – More than 1,900 wounded servicemen and women have benefited from their enrollment in a specialized health program to meet their unique needs during their rehabilitative process. “As we began seeing more wounded servicemembers returning to our region, we identified some unique needs that they faced as they went on about the business of healing,” Thomas Carrato, program officer for Health Net Federal Services, said in a Nov. 18 “Dot Mil Docs” interview on BlogTalkRadio.com. This specialized care program was created in early 2007 when officials at Tricare, the Defense Department’s health care program, recognized...
  • Homes For Our Troops Provides Specially Adapted Homes For Our Severely Injured Service Members

    07/27/2008 5:26:41 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies · 199+ views
    Homes for Our Troops, Inc. ^ | July 19, 2008 | Homes for Our Troops, Inc.
    Latest News and Updates Iraq vet's home takes shape A three-day Build Brigade event to build a home for a disabled veteran here with Homes for Our Troops continued Friday as a completed framework was erected by the end of the day. A warrior's reward: His own accessible home Yesterday, amid the din of banging hammers and whining saws, he and his wife, Sara, caught a glimpse of a brighter future as 100 volunteers held an old-fashioned house-raising in Florence. Bikers take to the road to provide Homes for Our Troops Over 225 motorcycles hit the road in support of...
  • Soldiers Injured as Severe Weather Strikes Mississippi Base

    03/04/2008 4:57:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 169+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Christopher J. Heathscott, USA
    CAMP SHELBY JOINT FORCES TRAINING CENTER, Miss., March 4, 2008 – Fourteen soldiers with the Arkansas National Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team were injured last night when severe weather passed through Camp Shelby. Army Lt. Col. James Treece, commander of 217th Brigade Support Battalion, stands next to wreckage of a barracks at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss., March 3, 2008. Severe weather damaged the barracks and injured 14 soldiers with the Arkansas National Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Photo by Maj. Craig Heathscott, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Injuries were mainly limited to...
  • Injured, separated from the Air Force, but not forgotten (Ex-Pararescueman)

    02/29/2008 4:31:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 95+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Master Sgt. Kimberly A. Yearyean-Siers, USAF
    /29/2008 - SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- Training medical personnel as a member of the 59th Logistics and Readiness Squadron's Medical Readiness Training team was not the path that George Torres had planned to pursue when he trained as an Air Force Pararescueman. A broken back and compound fracture to his ankle, caused by a combat-related incident, ended his Air Force career. However, thanks to the Helping Airman Recover Together, or Palace HART, program he is now working for the 59th Medical Wing. "I knew shortly after the accident my career in the Air Force was over. After five combat deployments...
  • Airmen treat Iraqi children injured in mortar attack

    02/21/2008 4:56:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 58+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Maj. Vanessa Hillman, USAF
    2/21/2008 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Air Force Theater Hospital Airmen here helped save the lives of seven Iraqi children who were playing soccer when they were wounded in an attack by insurgents Feb. 19 in Al Jumia, Iraq. The seven wounded children were transported to the base and were treated for various injuries. Two were treated for minor injuries and released; five required additional surgery. The children were wounded when two 82-millimeter mortar rounds struck a soccer field in the village of Al Jumia. One 12-year-old child died in the attack. Lt. Col. (Dr.) Todd Rasmussen, a...
  • Injured Marine’s return to hospital provides hope, inspiration

    01/22/2008 4:50:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 363+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Pfc. Bryan Carfrey, USMC
    WASHINGTON – Sgt. Klay South with help from this mother Janet launched Veterans of Valor on October 4, 2007. South was wounded November 2004 and spent a long recovery process to reconstruct his face and jaw after being shot in the face with an AK-47. Veterans of Valor visited Bethesda Naval Hospital and Walter Reed Army Medical Center January 17 to give backpacks and words of encouragement to wounded service members. BETHESDA, Md. – Cpl. Jimmy Kinsey receives his backpack from Sgt. Klay South, founder of Veterans of Valor. Veterans of Valor visited Bethesda Naval Hospital and Walter Reed...
  • Martinez beaver may be injured

    01/03/2008 4:05:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 231+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 1/3/08 | Lisa P. White
    MARTINEZ - A disoriented and possibly injured beaver was taken from Alhambra Creek to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek this afternoon.| Marie Woods, an employee at the Contra Costa County Community Services Department, said she saw a beaver behaving strangely at about 1:25 p.m. in the area where beavers have built a dam. "The beaver was just swimming around in the water and he looked so tired or sick," Woods said, adding it bumped into the concrete walls of the creekbed. "He would topple over in the water and then swim away again." Woods said a bystander jumped...
  • America Supports You: Foundation Assists Injured EOD Personnel

    12/28/2007 6:14:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 194+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2007 – Following the philosophy that recovering from an injury is easier with family nearby, a Virginia group is helping to make that possible for wounded explosive ordnance disposal technicians from any branch of service. “Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation is dedicated to helping our wounded explosive ordnance disposal technicians and their families in their greatest time of need,” said Sherri Beck, foundation president. “We are hoping to relieve some of the financial stress involved when a loved one is injured, (and) we also believe that having family present is an integral part of the healing process.”...
  • Fundraiser for Derrick Wright - seriously injured in Iraq (vanity)

    12/08/2007 10:26:05 AM PST · by RDTF · 4 replies · 958+ views
    *** This message is being distributed to all members of the Class of '91 with E-mail addresses on file at the AOG *** Dear Classmates, As most of you know, Derrick Wright was critically injured earlier this year during a mortar attack on the Green Zone in Iraq. I've sent updates on Derrick over the past few months as I have received them from his wife, Cindy. For those of you that haven't seen the videos that Cindy has made, I've provided the link so that you can see first hand how Derrick has progressed. http://web.mac.com/cindyjwright Derrick continues to improve,...
  • America Supports You: Adaptive Adventure Equals Healing for Injured Vets

    10/30/2007 5:25:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 72+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    JOST VAN DYKE, British Virgin Islands, Oct. 30, 2007 – A group of injured war veterans on a 12-mile round-trip kayak adventure paused on the shores of this small British island earlier this month for a two-night stay at a campground locally known as “Ivan’s.” A sign at “Ivan’s Local Flavor Stress Free Bar,” part of White Bay Campground on Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands, says it all for a group of injured war veterans and their spouses. For the veterans participating in a Team River Runner adaptive kayaking and camping adventure trip, Ivan’s did, indeed equal healing....
  • America Supports You: Injured Veterans Tackle New Adventure

    10/29/2007 5:46:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 83+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    ST. JOHN, U.S. Virgin Islands, Oct. 29, 2007 – Seven injured veterans geared up to pit themselves against sand and the Caribbean Sea on Oct. 18 as part of an inaugural adaptive adventure trip. Edward Robertson (left) talks with Bill Johnston at Cinnamon Bay campgrounds. Johnston was one of a group of seven injured veterans visiting St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, for an adaptive kayaking trip. Robertson and more than a dozen American Legionnaires and auxiliary members from Chapter 131 brought breakfast out to the group Oct. 18, 2007. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image...
  • America Supports You: Group Gets Injured Troops Back in the Game

    09/04/2007 4:41:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 125+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2007 – A Maryland-based group is out to show severely wounded servicemembers they’ve still got game through the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project. Jason Beakes holds a prosthetic leg for Army Sgt. Brandon Huff at the end of the day’s runs at Dickerson Whitewater Course, in Dickerson, Md., March 12, 2005. Beakes, a champion whitewater kayaker, volunteers with Team River Runner, teaching kayaking to disabled veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Photo by Neil Hermansdorfer  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “The idea for the program is to … get these guys active as soon...
  • Programs Assist Injured Servicemembers

    07/05/2007 6:15:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 177+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 5, 2007 – Servicemembers who’ve suffered serious injuries resulting from their wartime service can get financial help thanks to two congressionally legislated programs, a senior U.S. military officer said July 3. Congress established the Traumatic Servicemembers Group Life Insurance program in 2005 in response to the experiences of some former and current military members who found themselves financially strapped after they suffered severe injuries during the war against terrorism. Coverage applies to active-duty and reserve-component members. “This program provides up to $100,000 per event, depending on (the type of) injury,” Army Col. John Sackett, a disability compensation...
  • Injured Veteran Uses Own Experience to Inspire Others With Traumatic Brain Injuries

    06/27/2007 5:11:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 680+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 27, 2007 – A former 82nd Airborne Division soldier who has been living with traumatic brain injury for the past seven years is reaching out to recently wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan to help them learn to live with the disease. Retired Army Pfc. Chris Lynch uses his own experience with traumatic brain injury to help inspire others. The former 82nd Airborne Division soldier is pursuing his education, runs marathons and competed in the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in April. Photo by Donna Miles  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Pfc. Chris Lynch was...
  • CA: Seven injured when car fleeing Border Patrol crashes

    06/21/2007 10:45:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 1,041+ views
    SAN DIEGO – Seven people were hospitalized early Thursday morning after a car fleeing from the Border Patrol on a rural highway collided with a tree about 50 miles east of San Diego, the Border Patrol reported. The crash occurred about 4:15 a.m. on Old Highway 80 and Ribbonwood Road, about two miles west of Boulevard, according to Border Patrol spokesman Richard Smith. Agents had “initiated a pursuit” of a car heading eastbound on Old Highway 80 from Tierra del Sol that they suspected was carrying illegal immigrants near Campo, Smith said. The driver apparently lost control of the car...
  • America Supports You: Singer Makes Injured Seabee’s Life Easier

    06/08/2007 4:20:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 431+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 8, 2007 – After having breakfast with some of her fans in Nashville, Tenn., yesterday, country music singer LeAnn Rimes, as one of her songs says, had absolutely “Nothin’ Better to Do” than present a handicap-accessible van to a severely injured veteran. LeAnn Rimes hands the keys to a brand new Chevrolet to Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Peter Reid on June 7, 2007, in Nashville, Tenn. His wife, Michele Reid, right, and his full-time caregiver, Brian Kroen, look on. Chevrolet and Rimes teamed up at the Country Music Association Music Festival to present the vehicle to...
  • America Supports You: ‘Gophers’ Golf for Injured Troops

    06/07/2007 4:42:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 308+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 7, 2007 – Inspired by pro golf’s support of the troops, about 100 golfers hit the links each weekend for friendly competition that ultimately benefits injured servicemembers. Those who come away victorious from the informal games at Tournament Players Club Sawgrass in Jacksonville, Fla., donate a portion of their winnings to the cause, Dan McAuliffe, the games’ organizer, said. Since December, the “Gophers,” as the group calls itself, have raised nearly $2,000 in this manner. “We play together week in and week out. … We decided, ‘Let’s go to the golf course, and let’s make a difference...
  • America Supports You: Franchise Helps Group Support Injured Troops

    04/03/2007 6:10:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 186+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2007 – Members of Daniel Acosta’s family already had a lot on their minds when he arrived at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio from serving in Iraq with injuries that ultimately cost him an arm. And shortly thereafter, his wife, Sandy, delivered their third child. To ease part of their burden, Maid Brigade is lending a hand with weekly household cleaning as part of a national partnership with Operation Homefront to serve military families in need. Operation Homefront is a member of America Supports You, a Defense Department program that highlights the ways Americans...
  • Alaska Airmen aid injured British Sailor

    03/22/2007 6:55:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 717+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Capt. Allen Herritage
    3/22/2007 - ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AFNEWS) -- Airmen in Alaska came through for a wounded British Sailor March 21 when he was injured during a deadly explosion aboard the Royal Navy submarine HMS Tireless operating in Arctic waters north of Prudhoe Bay. The submarine experienced an explosion of a self contained oxygen generation candle that killed two Sailors and injured the third late March 20 while conducting a joint U.S. United Kingdom exercise. A civilian helicopter contracted by exercise organizers transported the injured Sailor from the scene to the town of Deadhorse, where an Alaska Air National Guard...
  • Injured Soldier Inspires Troops (Dang He's Tough!)

    03/21/2007 5:41:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 541+ views
    Defense News ^ | Nichole Riley
    FORT JACKSON, S.C., March 21, 2007 — A Fort Jackson first sergeant has seen and experienced many different things in his nearly 20-year Army career as airborne, air assault, Ranger and pathfinder, but he never imagined that he would literally have to learn to "see" again. U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Charles Nye, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, lost more than sleep one December night in 2003 while deployed from Fort Campbell with the 187th Infantry Regiment to Iraq, when a car bomb exploded outside his building. He lost his left eye, and temporarily lost vision in his right...
  • America Supports You: Group Remains ‘Always Faithful’ to Injured Warriors

    03/16/2007 4:39:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 185+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2007 – A four-year-old servicemember support group has proved to be “Always Faithful” as it continues to assist Marines, sailors and other military members who have been injured during their service in the global war against terrorism. The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund’s genesis occurred at Camp Pendleton, Calif., in April 2003, when registered nurse and Marine spouse Karen Guenther and other volunteers organized activities for wounded Marines and sailors as they returned from Operation Iraqi Freedom. Guenther’s husband was deployed overseas at the time, she recalled. “My husband was in Iraq, and I knew he...
  • America Supports You: Firefighters Give Back to Injured Veterans

    03/11/2007 1:16:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 277+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    VAIL, Colo., March 11, 2007 – Vail firefighters opened their house here yesterday evening for the fourth year in a row to thank the 25 participants of the Vail Veterans Program for their service to the nation. The firefighters treated the veterans and their guests to a homemade lasagna dinner. Vail firefighters and other volunteers serve a homemade lasagna dinner to Army Maj. David Rozelle, administrator for Walter Reed’s Amputee Care Center, and other wounded veterans in Vail, Colo., on March 10. This is the fourth dinner held for the injured veterans participating in the Vail Veterans Program’s winter...
  • 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...
  • America Supports You: Injured Vet Finds Future with Pizza Chain

    02/09/2007 3:37:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 510+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2007 – A U.S. veteran who lost both legs in 2004 when a roadside bomb exploded in Iraq will begin a new career because his indomitable spirit moved a total stranger to give back to those who have served their country. Army Staff Sgt. Robbie Doughty and Michael Ilitch, the founder of Little Caesars Pizza, one of nation’s largest pizza chains, proudly stood side by side for the grand opening of the veteran’s new pizza store in Paducah, Ky., yesterday. Doughty, 31, was honorably discharged from the Army in July 2004 and began a long road...
  • MEDEVAC Unit Stays on Alert to Save Injured Comrades

    02/08/2007 8:41:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 193+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Daniel Bearl
    Sgt. Scott McDonald, a crew chief with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, performs a maintenance check on a UH-60 Blackhawk. McDonald and his fellow Soldiers provide air medical evacuation support for much of Northern Iraq. U.S. Army courtesy photo MEDEVAC Unit Stays on Alert to Save Injured Comrades This air ambulance company’s primary job is to respond quickly whenever there is a call to evacuate or transport an injured person. By Spc. Daniel Bearl 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs TIKRIT, Iraq, Feb. 8, 2007 -- Just off the flight line at Contingency...
  • Andersen Airmen treat, transport injured Sailors

    12/04/2006 5:24:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 338+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Chris Powell
    12/4/2006 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFPN) -- Airmen from the 36th Medical Group and 734th Air Mobility Squadron played an integral role in treating and transporting six critically injured Sailors Dec. 2 from Andersen AFB to Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. The Sailors were transported via a C-17 Globemaster III to Hickam AFB, then onto the Army's Burn Center at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, where they will receive specialized care. The Sailors sustained injuries as a result of an accident aboard a Navy submarine tender, according to a Naval Base Guam press release. The Sailors...
  • Soldier who lost legs in Iraq has courage

    11/21/2006 11:41:05 PM PST · by MadIvan · 5 replies · 506+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 22, 2006 | Peter Almond
    It was a matter of chance that Mick Brennan happened to be at the Headley Court military rehabilitation centre when defence minister Derek Twigg came to call yesterday.Standing on his two artificial limbs, the result of a suicide bomb blast near Baghdad, Cpl Brennan, 27, was having one limb refitted as well as treatment to a head injury. Cpl Brennan represents the scores of servicemen and women whose serious injuries from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are complex and needing more long term help than NHS civilians hospitals can offer. An explosives experts in the Royal Signals, he was with...
  • 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...
  • Muslim Accosts Injured Para In Hospital (UK)

    10/01/2006 7:20:39 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies · 2,603+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-2-2006 | Thomas Harding
    Muslim accosts injured Para in hospital By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent (Filed: 02/10/2006) A paratrooper wounded in Afghanistan was threatened by a Muslim visitor to the British hospital where he is recovering. Seriously wounded soldiers have complained that they are worried about their safety after being left on wards that are open to the public at Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham. On one occasion a member of the Parachute Regiment, still dressed in his combat uniform after being evacuated from Afghanistan, was accosted by a Muslim over the British involvement in the country. "You have been killing my Muslim brothers in...
  • Insurance Program Assists Severely Injured Servicemembers

    09/08/2006 8:37:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 241+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2006 -- Troops appreciate a congressionally legislated insurance program that provides financial aid to badly wounded servicemembers, a senior DoD official told a Senate committee here yesterday. Congress established the Traumatic Servicemembers Group Life Insurance program in 2005 in response to the experiences of some former and current military members who found themselves financially strapped after they suffered severe injuries during the war against terrorism. Coverage applies to active-duty and reserve-component members. “The program is working very well, and the Department of Defense is a satisfied customer,” Michael Dominguez, principal deputy undersecretary of defense for personnel and...
  • NNMC, Veterans Affairs Helps Injured Service Members Transition Care

    08/29/2006 7:45:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 264+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Mass Communication 1st Class (SW/AW) AnTuan Guerry
    BETHESDA, Md. (NNS) -- National Naval Medical Center and Veterans Affairs are making patient care between the agencies easier with the Seamless Transition Program and benefits counseling. The Seamless Transition Program aids the transitioning process for service members injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, said Bethesda Veterans Affairs liaison Anne LaFond. "[Liaisons] work with social workers, case workers and discharge planners for service members hurt in Iraq and Afghanistan and those who are going to need follow-up care at [Veterans Affairs],” LaFond said. "We try to provide one main point of contact to the family to make sure nobody falls through...