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  • Air Force general backs A-10 retention

    04/16/2014 8:12:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 99 replies
    Tucson Daily Star ^ | Joe Ferguson
    A top Air Force official had one word to describe the proposed cuts threatening to ground the A-10 fleet. “Heinous.” Rep. Ron Barber relayed the comments from Gen. Michael Hostage, the commander of the Air Combat Command, shortly after the pair toured Davis-Monthan Air Force Base to discuss the fate of the iconic attack aircraft known as the Warthog. The commander of the Air Combat Command, Hostage oversees the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan which flies more than 80 A-10s. Barber, flanked by community leaders, asked Hostage to come to Tucson to see the overwhelming community support for the air...
  • Hospitalised French first lady accused of using 'emotional blackmail' to keep glamorous role..

    01/13/2014 5:23:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2014 | Sam Greenhill, Peter Allen and Amanda Williams
    Francois Hollandes trysts with his French actress mistress took place in a Paris flat, registered to a convicted criminal with mafia links, it has been revealed. The 59-year-old president has reportedly been seeing Julie Gayet, a 41-year-old actress who has been conducting a secret affair with the Socialist head of state since last year. The revelations come as France's first lady Valerie Trierweiler is expected to leave hospital today, where she was admitted after collapsing with 'shock and exhaustion' upon discovering the affair.
  • NSA Paid a Huge Security Firm $10 Million to Keep Encryption Weak

    12/20/2013 4:16:47 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 99 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 20 dec 2013 | Gizmodo
    Reuters reports that the NSA paid massive computer security firm RSA $10 million to promote a flawed encryption system so that the surveillance organization could wiggle its way around security. In other words, the NSA bribed the firm to leave the back door to computers all over the world open. Thanks to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, we already knew the NSA played a central role in promoting a flawed formula for generating random numbers, which if used in encryption, essentially gives the spies easy access to computing systems. A piece of RSA software, bSafe, became the most significant vector...
  • Barack Obama: 'What We Said Was, You Could Keep' Your Health Care Plan, If - Organizing for America

    11/05/2013 3:28:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/5/13 | The Blaze Fans
    Vid at link
  • Report: Obama administration knew millions wouldn't be able to keep insurance (he lied)

    10/28/2013 6:56:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/28/13 | Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo News
    Before the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, President Obama promised Americans they could keep their healthcare plan if they liked it. But already hundreds of thousands of citizens are receiving notification that their plans are being cancelled because they don't comply with the new law, and, according to NBC News, the Obama administration has known for at least three years the cancellations were coming. While campaigning for health care reform in 2009, Obama went out of his way to make one thing perfectly clear: if you like your current health care plan, you will be able to keep...
  • Israel Calls for Continuing Aid for Palestinians (barf)

    09/15/2011 5:52:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Alert Network ^ | 16/9/11 | Susan Cornwell
    WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Israel is urging the international community to continue aid to the Palestinians just as U.S. lawmakers are contemplating an aid cutoff if the Palestinians press for statehood at the United Nations. An Israeli government website on Thursday carried a report saying the Palestinian Authority already faced economic and fiscal woes, in part due to a decline in donor aid. "Israel calls for ongoing international support for the PA budget and development projects that will contribute to the growth of a vibrant private sector, which will provide the PA an expanded base for generating internal revenue,"...
  • U.S. Navy: Cant Keep This Pace without Resources

    07/13/2011 4:11:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | 7/13/11 | Mackenzie Eaglen
    According to two top officials, the Navy is operating at an unsustainable pace for its current force structure. At a House Armed Services Committee hearing this week, Vice Admirals Bill Burke and Kevin McCoy described a force that was falling into disrepair and struggling to cover ever-increasing responsibilities with decreasing manpower and money. The Navys maintenance issues began in the 1990s when Washington sought a postCold War peace dividend. One of the first casualties was manpower, and that led to smaller Navy maintenance crews. At first, the Navy tried to get by, deferring maintenance and patching up old equipment. But...
  • Voters Keep Red-Light Cameras Out of Anaheim

    11/03/2010 12:05:18 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 7 replies
    SCPR ^ | 3 Nov 2010 | KPCC Wire Services
    Anaheim voters made it clear today they have no interest in having cameras installed at intersections to catch red-light runners. Anaheim voters made it clear today they have no interest in having cameras installed at intersections to catch red-light runners. Voters overwhelmingly approved Measure K, which bans red light cameras from being installed at the city's intersections. City Council members put the issue on the ballot in part because they objected to the idea of using the cameras as a money-raising tool.
  • Obama Promises to Keep Working Until 'Dont Ask, Dont Tell' Signed Into Law

    06/22/2010 7:53:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    abc ^ | 6/22/10 | jake tapper
    Celebrating LGBT pride month at the White House this evening, President Obama declared that the nation has never been closer to ending the discriminatory policy of Dont Ask, Dont Tell and promised to keep working until the bill is signed into law. We have never been closer to ending this discriminatory policy. And Im going to keep on fighting until that bill is on my desk and I can sign it, Obama said in the East Room this evening. That is a promise I made as a candidate. It is a promise that I reiterated as president. Its one that...
  • 'I have to keep her indoors now'-as wife is first to be fined 430 for wearing a burka ws

    05/04/2010 11:57:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies · 1,209+ views
    daily mail ^ | 5/4/10 | Nick Pisa
    The Muslim husband of the first woman in Italy to be fined for wearing a burka has vowed to never let her outside again, because he doesn't want other men looking at her. Amel Marmouri, 26, was handed a penalty of 500 euros (430) after being spotted by police officers in a post office in the northern city of Novara.
  • Espn "the Verdict"... Politicians KEEP out of football!!!

    10/26/2009 6:13:56 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 8 replies · 777+ views
    Espn and youtubel ^ | 10/25/2009 | Espn
    Espn's commentators tell politicians to govern and worry about our troops, the economy, etc and stay the heck out of football...
  • Why does Obama keep snubbing the British?

    09/27/2009 12:58:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies · 2,090+ views
    Wahington Examiner ^ | 9/27/09 | Byron York
    At the G20 summit in Pittsburgh, and at the UN Security Council meeting before that, Barack Obama continued his administration's new policy toward Great Britain: declare that the "special relationship" between the U.S. and the U.K. is as strong as ever, and then act as if there is no such relationship at all. The British papers were filled with the news that the president would not grant Prime Minister Gordon Brown a one-on-one meeting. "Mr. Obama had refused five separate requests from the prime minister for a private meeting during his U.S. trip for the UN summit in New York,"...
  • White House Plans To Keep Terror Plane Pics Secret

    05/05/2009 9:13:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies · 1,745+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 5/5/2009 | John Carney
    You paid $328,835 for the Air Force mission that forced the evacuation of Goldman Sachs and sent Jersey City office workers fleeing for their lives and now you'll never get the lousy snapshots that formed the entire rationale for buzzing lower Manhattan.
  • Fighting to Keep the Jihad in Prisons

    03/26/2009 2:15:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 238+ views
    Front Page Mag ^ | 3/26/09 | Robert Spencer
    An unlikely alliance of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian lawyers group that usually fiercely opposes the ACLU, along with several other groups, is contesting a proposed Bureau of Prisons rule that prohibits materials that could incite, promote, or otherwise suggest the commission of violence or criminal activity from being placed in prison chapel libraries. It would enable prison officials to remove from libraries books that they deem to be advocating or fostering violence, vengeance or hatred toward particular religious, racial or ethnic groups or advocating the overthrow or destruction of the United States.
  • Keep on Keeping On

    12/12/2007 3:15:09 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 2 replies · 131+ views
    St. Augustine Record | December 12, 2007 | swampsniper
  • America Supports You: Georgia Groups Packages Keep Troops Cooking

    09/05/2007 4:55:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 210+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2007 Care packages from one Georgia group are keeping troops in combat support hospitals cooking. Our mission is to send support, smiles and care packages, as well as small appliances, to our combat support hospitals, said Meredith Kelly, chairman of Operation Stars and Stripes. The appliances go beyond mere coffee pots, though those have made their way from the Peach State to foreign shores as well. Operation Stars and Stripes has sent mini-refrigerators, microwave ovens and hot plates to give troops some flexibility when it comes to mealtime. In addition to the support it...
  • America Supports You: Gala Raises Funds to Keep Troops Connected

    05/11/2007 5:17:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 333+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 11, 2007 Troops serving at remote sites overseas can look forward to better connection with their loved ones at home, thanks to the success of a fundraising gala here last night by the SemperComm Foundation. Country music star Chely Wright and her band perform at the SemperComm Foundations annual gala to raise funds to supply morale-boosting communications and entertainment equipment, software and services troops at remote posts. Photo Cpl. Earnest J. Barnes, USMC(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The event, which included a dinner, concert by country music star Chely Wright and silent and live...
  • America Supports You: Group Helps Keep Families, Troops Connected

    08/29/2006 6:50:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 231+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2006 -- The communication gap between military families at Fort Drum, N.Y., and their soon-to-be deployed servicemembers was bridged before it existed, thanks to Operation Homelink. Lisa Wrenn, with help from sons, Casey, 11, (center), and Cody, 8, carries a computer donated by Operation Homelink on Aug. 23 at Fort Drum, N.Y. Wrenns husband, Army Spec. William Wrenn, recently deployed with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. Courtesy photo'(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Operation Homelink is a member of the Defense Department's America Supports You program, which spotlights ways the American people and...
  • Munitions, Weapons Airmen Keep Bombs in Flight

    08/01/2006 6:36:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 368+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Jason Smith
    Munitions, Weapons Airmen Keep Bombs in Flight The two shops work together to make, maintain, load bombs in B-1s. By Tech. Sgt. Jason Smith 40th Air Expeditionary Group Public Affairs Each day, B-1B Lancers from the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (working from the 40th Air Expeditionary Group) conduct long hours of in-theater air coverage in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In a recent one-week period, B-1s provided close air support to Coalition forces in contact with enemy forces more than 21 times. During the same period, B-1s also destroyed various Taliban extremists compounds with precision weapons. The current...
  • Army Chief: Commitments Needed to Keep Army Ready

    07/28/2006 10:56:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 345+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 27, 2006 Today's Army is the best the U.S. has ever sent into combat, and initiatives under way will ensure it remains that way, the Army chief of staff said in a statement released last night. Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker said he's confident that efforts from the Army and Defense Department staffs, in Congress and the White House will ensure the Army is equipped and financed to face the many challenges that lie ahead during these dangerous times. Schoomaker, who came out of retirement to accept the Army's top military job, disputed recent public statements criticizing...
  • 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...
  • Ammo Specialists Keep Brigade Safe

    07/18/2006 5:28:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 244+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Creighton Holub
    U.S. Army Spc. Alejandro Perez, a Longbow Apache armament specialist assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, and Sgt. Kris Woodburn, a Longbow Apache helicopter mechanic assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, remove a Hellfire missile from a Longbow Apache helicopter as Spc. Eben Gonzales, an Apache mechanic assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, observes. Ammunition that is maintained at the Combat Aviation Brigades Ammo Transfer Holding Point eventually finds it way onto the brigades attack helicopters. U.S. Army...
  • Marines keep Iraqs waterways safe

    07/07/2006 4:28:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 341+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Roe F. Seigle
    HADITHA, Iraq (July 7, 2006) -- In Iraq, a country where temperatures often soar above 110 degrees and terrain is mostly fine grains of sand, Cpl. Derek Metallo never thought hed find himself patrolling Al Anbar province in a boat when he arrived three months ago. Metallo, a 27-year-old Marine reservist from Jacksonville, Fla., is part of a team of Marines who patrol the Euphrates River by boat, providing security to the Haditha Dam one of the countrys largest sources of electrical power and home to the Hawaii-based 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiments headquarters. The dam provides electricity to...
  • Perimeter patrol teams scan desert to keep Al Asad secure

    06/26/2006 9:30:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 344+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. James B. Hoke
    AL ASAD, Iraq (June 26, 2006) -- Sitting silently on a chair next to two humvees, a Marine listens to the continuous static of the radio, waiting attentively for the call that would have him and his Marines load up in the two vehicles and move outside the fences of Al Asad in a moments notice. The Perimeter Patrol Team with 2nd Platoon, E Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, Marine Wing Support Group 37 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, is responsible for keeping the surrounding areas around Al Asad, Iraq, secure, as well as to establish a presence with...
  • US 'Planning To Keep 50,000 Troops In Iraq For Many Years'

    06/11/2006 5:37:30 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 780+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-12-2006 | Francis Harris
    US 'planning to keep 50,000 troops in Iraq for many years' By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 12/06/2006) America plans to retain a garrison of 50,000 troops, one tenth of its entire army, in Iraq for years to come, according to US media reports. The revelation came as George W Bush summoned his top political, military and intelligence aides to a summit on Iraq's future today at the presidential retreat at Camp David. America has indicated that it may raise troop levels in Iraq in the short-term Tomorrow the Americans will talk by video link to Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq's prime...
  • Death Threats May Keep Class President From Graduation

    06/07/2006 11:27:12 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 857+ views
    http://articles.news.aol.com/ ^ | 6 6 06 | aolnews.com
    LEVITTOWN, Pennsylvania (June 6) - A deal is being negotiated that would allow a high school's class president to participate in Friday's graduation ceremony despite concern that he could be targeted by a gang. Tyrone Lewis, 18, had been scheduled to be one of the speakers at the Truman High School commencement ceremony, but police were worried that he could be targeted by a gang from Trenton, New Jersey, because his sister had testified in a murder trial. Lewis had been barred from the ceremony. Dave Truelove, the Bristol Township School District's solicitor, confirmed Tuesday that talks are in progress...
  • Oil-Stained Mechanics Keep Infantry Moving

    06/04/2006 8:34:29 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 448+ views
    HIT, Iraq, June 4, 2006 The infantry isn't going to move far without help from a bunch of oil-stained soldiers. Just 11 soldiers are responsible for keeping the vehicles of Task Force 1-36 here running. Army Pfc. Guillermo Armendariz and Pfc. James Vail work to change an engine in a Bradley fighting vehicle in Hit, Iraq, June 3. Photo by Jim Garamone(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. In this environment, it's a particularly tough job. Sand and dust clog intakes and contaminate oil. The infantrymen are driving the vehicles as much in a month as they used...
  • ZOOM forever

    05/25/2006 6:23:20 PM PDT · by Number57 · 2 replies · 300+ views
    interact ^ | who knows? | photomosaic
    Shockwave Required ~ enjoy
  • CA: Immigration forum aims to keep dialogue open [``Walls or Welcome?'' ]

    05/22/2006 12:33:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 423+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/22/06 | Kimra McPherson
    Lorena Solorio remembers her younger brother teasing her as a child, telling her he was better than she was. Born in the United States, he was a citizen. Brought to the country in the trunk of a car, she was not. ``I couldn't understand why we had to sneak in,'' she said Sunday. Now an employee of Catholic Charities of San Jose and a U.S. citizen, Solorio works with many children who are in the country illegally. As the national debate over illegal immigration continues to swirl, she said, she sees in those children the same confusion she felt as...
  • FEMA Says Ark. to Keep Half of Trailers

    05/19/2006 3:38:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 438+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/19/06 | Mary Clare Jalonick - ap
    WASHINGTON - The government has no plans to move at least half of the 10,000 emergency housing trailers sitting empty in Hope, Ark., saying they may be needed for the 2006 hurricane season. The Federal Emergency Management Agency detailed its plan to keep the trailers at the Hope municipal airport in a letter to Sen. Tim Johnson (news, bio, voting record), D-S.D., who had asked that some of the trailers be used for American Indian housing. The letter did not mention Johnson's request, but FEMA spokesman Aaron Walker said Friday that federal law says the trailers must be used for...
  • Airmen Keep Fleet Rolling Through Dust, Mud

    05/16/2006 4:13:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 264+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Master Sgt. Will Ackerman
    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jorge Chavez, 447th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Maintenance Flight mechanic, removes a roller on a loader. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Will Ackerman Airmen Keep Fleet Rolling Through Dust, Mud A team of U.S. Air Force mechanics overcome heat, mud and the challenge to obtain replacement parts, to keep more than 300 vehicles running. By U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Will Ackerman 447th Air Expeditionary Group SATHER AIR BASE, Iraq, May 16, 2006 — Working on vehicles in the desert presents challenges. Mechanics sometimes have to scrape off layers of dirt...
  • Strong Leaders Keep Northern Iraq Calm

    04/21/2006 4:34:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 367+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, April 21, 2006 The relative calm that has been seen in Iraq's northern provinces can be attributed to aggressive coalition and Iraqi leaders who understand the area and know how to diffuse problems before they happen, a U.S. commander in the area said today. "The presence of coalition forces, along with an increasingly competent and confident Iraqi army brigade and Iraqi police force inside Kirkuk, are keeping a lid on potential violence," Army Col. David R. Gray, commander of 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, said in a satellite news conference from Iraq. Kirkuk province is an ethnically diverse...
  • MND-B, IA Soldiers keep Green Zone safe

    04/21/2006 4:01:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 179+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Staff Sgt. Kevin Lovel
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, April 21, 2006) Working together as a cohesive team, Multi-National Division Baghdad Soldiers, Iraqi army soldiers and private-security company employees work at entry control checkpoints to provide safety and security for Baghdads Green Zone. Our mission is to provide safety for the local nationals (and IA and MND-B Soldiers). We try to keep terrorists out of the Green Zone. Its pretty much a safe haven, said Sgt. 1st Class Jesse Matthews, infantryman, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, who works at an Entry Control Point near Forward Operating...
  • Desert duty: crew chiefs keep C-130s flying

    04/14/2006 5:00:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 555+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Maj. Ann Knabe
    4/14/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- No one wishes for an aircraft to break -- especially flying crew chiefs. But, thats when the mobile C-130 Hercules maintainers receive the most attention -- when something is wrong with the plane and they are far away from home. Fortunately, C-130s are extremely reliable, said Senior Master Sgt. Edward Rife, production supervisor for the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron. They seldom break to the point where the aircraft cant return to base. But, if that happens, the flying crew chiefs come to the rescue. Sergeant Rife said most of the C-130s used in Southwest...
  • OPEC president says production cut unlikely

    04/08/2006 4:01:31 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 3 replies · 230+ views
    Beirut Daily Star ^ | 8 April 2006 | By Agence France Presse (AFP
    PARIS: OPEC could avoid lowering its production quota this year if crude prices remain at their current level, the cartel's president Edmund Daukoru said here Friday. "If prices remain at this level, I don't see a cut," he said during an oil conference. Asked what the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries could do to prevent prices from shooting up over $70 a barrel, he said: "We do know how to do best and that is to build new production capacities."
  • Maintainers multi-task to keep C-17s safe

    03/27/2006 3:55:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 316+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Lara Gale
    3/27/2006 - MANAS AIR BASE, Kyrgyzstan (AFPN) -- In a dusty tent in the middle of maintenance town, computers are humming and a lone radio squawks the status of an incoming C-17 Globemaster III. The only sign that anybody works here is a row of desert camouflage blouses hung neatly near the door. A few of them belong to crew chiefs. The rest were shed by jet engine specialists, hydraulics specialists, navigation and avionics specialists, and fuel cell specialists as the calls came in for one jet landing after another. Were all crew chiefs here, said Staff Sgt. Jason Wells,...
  • Airfield managers keep runways ready

    03/17/2006 4:01:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 148+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Senior Airman Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner
    3/17/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- The 379th Expeditionary Operational Support Squadron is tasked with the demanding job of managing an entire airfield. An airfield managers job encompasses almost anything that deals with the airfield, said Tech. Sgt. Michael Adams, 379th EOSS airfield manager and reservist deployed from Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. One of those aspects is safety. We are here to ensure the safety of the airfield, Sergeant Adams said. We make sure that obstructions are not interfering with operations, we clear zones around the runway and taxiways, and we make sure theres ample lighting to complete the...
  • Electronically sent letters keep morale high for Marines in Iraq

    03/10/2006 5:06:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 392+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Daniel J. Redding
    CAMP TAQADDUM, IRAQ (Mar. 10, 2006) -- In the blink of an eye, a letter can cross the globe and find its way to the hands of a deployed servicemember. With the ease of clicking a mouse, letters of encouragement are arriving in Iraq by the thousands. As deployments continue, the Marine Corps is working at sustaining the morale of its personnel in combat zones. The latest tool in accomplishing this mission is MotoMail, short for Motivational Mail, a system of electronically sending and physically printing letters from home. The system is a free service to all servicemembers, specifically their...
  • America Supports You: Teens Keep Troops Calling Home

    02/24/2006 4:40:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 227+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Feb 24, 2006 | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2006 Some charities may see a lull in activity after the holidays, but one group has found ways to keep charging ahead to support deployed troops. Soldiers in Kuwait hold up pre-paid calling cards on Valentine's Day. The cards were sent by Cell Phones for Soldiers, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit group that uses money from recycling cell phones to purchase phone cards for deployed servicemembers. Courtesy photo "Cell Phones for Soldiers" has taken advantage of its relationship with other programs and used its voice at sporting events to continue its mission collecting used cell phones and...
  • Illinois Students Keep Valentine's Day Tradition Alive

    02/14/2006 5:13:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 372+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 14, 2006 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2006 Leading up to Valentine's Day, a group of sixth graders from Chicago crafted valentines for veterans and servicemembers as a part of a longstanding tradition. Sixty-five sixth graders from Chicago International Charter School's Bucktown campus joined Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn Jan. 31 for the kickoff of the 2006 Valentines for Vets and Soldiers" program. Quinn, back center, and the students' teacher, Robert Lane, back right, joined the students for a group photo. Debi Rickert, founder of Operation Support Our Troops Illinois chapter, bottom left, lent her support to the project as well. Courtesy...
  • Krakatoa Helps To Keep Earth Cool

    02/08/2006 6:08:03 PM PST · by blam · 35 replies · 1,051+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-9-2006 | Roger Highfield
    Krakatoa helps to keep Earth cool By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 09/02/2006) The huge eruption of Krakatoa is still keeping the world cool and damping down the rate of sea level rise caused by climate change, thanks to the ashes and aerosols that it spewed out in 1883. More than six cubic miles of rock, ash, and pumice were ejected from the volcano, near the Indonesian island of Rakata in the Sunda Strait. The explosion generated the loudest sound in human history, and was heard from more than 2,500 miles away. According to a study published today in the...
  • Rolling Stones Decry Super Bowl Censorship (Lyric malfunction? Keep Yer Ya-Ya's In!)

    02/07/2006 6:47:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 111 replies · 2,426+ views
    Petoskey News ^ | 2/07/06 | DAVID BAUDER
    Rolling Stones Decry Super Bowl Censorship By DAVID BAUDER Tuesday, February 7, 2006 8:50 PM EST NEW YORK - Nobody turns off the microphone on Mick Jagger without a fight. Censorship of their songs during the Super Bowl halftime show was "absolutely ridiculous and completely unnecessary," the Rolling Stones said through a spokeswoman on Tuesday. The NFL, which produced the show seen on ABC Sunday night, silenced Jagger's microphone during sexually suggestive passages of two of the three songs the band performed before an audience of 90 million television viewers. The football league, still nervous over the Janet Jackson wardrobe...
  • Sergeant thanks Congress for helping keep her team together

    02/01/2006 5:31:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 578+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Feb 1, 2006 | Staff Sgt. C. Todd Lopez
    2/1/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- As the president spoke to the nation during the State of the Union address, an Airman sat in the gallery, dressed in blues, displaying the combat medals she earned in Iraq. Americas most prominent leaders were gathered in one room on Capitol Hill for the annual speech Jan. 31. Sitting attentively at her feet, the Airmans German shepherd attended the speech too. Tech. Sgt. Jamie Dana is an Air Force security forces specialist and military working dog handler. In June she was severely injured by an improvised explosive device while on duty in Iraq with...
  • Schwarzenegger Plans to Keep Dem Staffer

    01/24/2006 8:19:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 384+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/06 | Juliet Williams - ap
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday that he isn't worried about losing the Republican Party's support as punishment for hiring a Democratic activist as his chief of staff, and he added that he doesn't know what all the fuss is about. Schwarzenegger has come under fire from some conservative Republicans ever since he hired Democrat Susan Kennedy in the wake of his failed special election. Some Republicans plan to propose at their annual convention in San Jose next month that the party pull its endorsement of Schwarzenegger in the 2006 gubernatorial election. The governor told a meeting of...
  • Penn & Teller... Pro-Gun?????

    01/07/2006 1:42:45 AM PST · by Bender2 · 72 replies · 5,506+ views
    Up late I was surfing the channels and came upon Penn & Teller's Showtime program "Bulls*#@!" as they say... I have never been a big fan of Penn nor Teller, but they had the Second Amendment and were discussing it. Well, you could have slapped me to 4th Street! Penn & Teller were for the Second Amendment! And they did one of the best jobs I've ever seen of pulling the teeth from that famous liberal chant: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state" means only the state has the right to bear arms...
  • Keeping Predators flying helps keep Balad safe

    01/03/2006 4:26:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 351+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Jan 3, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Tammie Moore
    1/3/2006 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Airmen who maintain the MQ-1 Predator here take great pride in ensuring the unmanned aerial vehicles they look after can keep and eagle eye on what goes on in Iraq. The 61 Airmen of the 46th Aircraft Maintenance Unit -- and three Royal Air Force Airmen -- keep the Predators flying for the pilots who fly them from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and Balad. They ensure the Predators can provide interdiction, surveillance, target acquisition and conduct armed reconnaissance against critical and perishable targets. "The aircraft's ability to loiter over an area...
  • Teens goal: Keep troops tuned in

    01/01/2006 10:38:15 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 1,094+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Jan 1, 2006 | GENTRY BRASWELL
    Fourteen-year-old Kaylee Marie Radzyminski peers into a music CD Saturday in her grandparents Sierra Vista home. Radzyminski is visiting for the holidays from Cleveland, Tenn. She has started a program were CDs and DVDs can be donated to U.S. troops. The program is called Tunes 4 the Troops. (Mark Levy-Herald/Review)SIERRA VISTA U.S. Navy Sea Cadet Kaylee Marie Radzyminski, 14, wants your movies, video games and music compact discs for shipment to troops overseas. Any game, album or book in a compact disc format will work for Radzyminskis Tunes 4 the Troops program, based out of Cleveland, Tenn. For the...
  • America Supports You: DoD Office Helps to Keep Troops Talking

    12/27/2005 4:24:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 262+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 27, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2005 Deployed troops are getting a helping hand ringing in the New Year without breaking the bank. Employees of the Defense Department's Contracting Center of Excellence office have been collecting donations for the "Cell Phones for Soldiers" program - a grassroots member of DoD's "America Supports You" program -- as part of a holiday community outreach effort, said Charito Glorioso, chief of the CCE's Customer Education and Support Division. "Cell Phones for Soldiers was selected because it didn't compete with (the Combined Federal Campaign) and is in line with our ultimate mission to directly support the...
  • Coalition forces keep streets of Iraq safe

    12/09/2005 2:53:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 202+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Dec 9, 2005 | Spc. George Welcome
    YUSUFIYAH, Iraq (Army News Service, Dec. 9, 2005) Soldiers from Task Force Baghdad, alongside Iraqi forces, constantly search the streets and alleyways of Baghdad and surrounding communities for weapons, insurgents and anti-coalition propaganda. The searches are thorough, yet the Soldiers still respect people's rights and property. I feel that our patrols make a difference, said Sgt. Kenneth Casica. I guess the patrols make the insurgents nervous because they knowwe'll push them out of this area to make the people feel safe. When Task Force Baghdad Soldiers get ready for a mission, a lot of things take place before the...
  • Airmen keep Kirkuk water cycle running

    12/08/2005 4:45:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 304+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Dec 8, 2005 | Tech. Sgt. Ken Sloat
    12/8/2005 - KIRKUK AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- When the faucet comes on and water begins swirling in the sink and into the drain, it is actually beginning a never-ending journey. The water used by troops here and at Forward Operating Base Warrior circles in a never ending loop that, without the oversight of several guardsmen, might not go so smoothly. We treat more than 100,000 gallons of waste water each day, said Master Sgt, Bruce Larrabee, senior operator in charge of waste water treatment for the 506th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron here. The sergeant deployed from Pease Air National...