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  • Insurgent Blast Levels Afghan Mosque, Destroys Young Lives

    06/25/2006 12:48:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 396+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael Pintagro
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE GHAZNI, Afghanistan, June 25, 2006 – An extremist-engineered explosion in eastern Afghanistan destroyed a mosque while killing three people and wounding eight, including three children, officials here announced today. The attack occurred on June 6 near the southeastern provincial capital city of Ghazni. Terrorists triggered the explosion that destroyed the Haji Adam Khan Mosque in Oal a-I Oadzi. Gov. Elhaj Sheer Alam, the Ghazni provincial governor, told reporters Taliban members attempting to construct a motorcycle-born improvised explosive device were responsible for the blast. Ghazni District Afghan National Policemen and Afghan National Army soldiers from 2nd Kandak, 1st...
  • Pentagon Memorial Dedication Time to Reflect on Lives Lost

    06/15/2006 4:05:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 405+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 15, 2006 – A ceremony here today marking the start of construction for the Pentagon Memorial will provide "a reminder of why we all do what we do," the Joint Staff's deputy director for regional operations told Pentagon reporters yesterday. The dedication ceremony, set for 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, will honor those killed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon, Army Brig. Gen. Carter Ham said during a Pentagon news briefing. "It's for those who were killed, and their families, that all of us privileged to wear the uniforms of our nation have pledged...
  • Teams combine efforts to save lives

    06/12/2006 6:09:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 159+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Candy Knight
    6/12/2006 - MANAS AIR BASE, Kyrgyzstan (AFPN) -- In an effort to build better relationships and save lives, the 376th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron’s Fire Department and Manas International Airport Emergency Response team joined forces and trained June 6 to 7. “We have a memorandum of agreement that allows either party to request assistance from the other during emergency responses, so it is critical that we can operate effectively as a team,” said Senior Master Sgt. Shepherd Pinney, base fire chief. He is deployed from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. During the exercises, members from each department familiarized themselves...
  • Combat Support Hospital Still Saving Lives

    05/19/2006 4:29:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 306+ views
    BAGHDAD, May 19, 2006 – Traumatic injuries are a tragic fact of life in war. But thanks to the efforts of military medical personnel here, wounded servicemembers have the best chance of surviving their injuries than in any previous conflict. Army Capt. Virginia Griffin monitors instruments used to treat a patient in the intensive care unit at Ibn Sina Hospital, where the 10th Combat Support Hospital is based, in Baghdad's International Zone. Photo by Jim Garamone   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "It's like the TV show 'Survivor,'" said Army Dr. (Lt. Col.) Mark Smith. "The characters change...
  • Murals Reveal Aristocrats' Lives 1,500 Years Ago (China)

    05/18/2006 6:11:06 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 771+ views
    People's Daily ^ | 5-18-2006
    Murals reveal aristocrats' lives 1,500 years ago Some well-preserved murals have been discovered in a tomb of more than 1,500 years old in Datong, North China's Shanxi Province, supplying rich first-hand evidence for the research of early ethnic apparel and rituals. The tomb was identified to belong to a general's mother who died in AD 435. Taking up an area of 24 square metres, it was found in a cemetery of 12 tombs excavated last summer by local archaeologists. Lying on a plateau in the rural suburbs of Datong, the cemetery dates back to the Northern Wei Dynasty (AD 386-534)....
  • Reward of dangerous job is saving lives

    04/27/2006 5:46:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 279+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Master Sgt. Will Ackerman
    4/27/2006 - SATHER AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- One might think explosive ordnance disposal troops are adrenalin junkies. But they are meticulous about their work and don’t take unnecessary risks. However, because they deal with explosives placed by the enemy, the risk is real. “We all know the consequences,” said Tech. Sgt. William Sistler, a 447th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron EOD team chief. “But we don’t think about it.” Since January, the EOD Airmen here responded more than 340 times in an area of responsibility covering 500 square miles. Even though they face the chance of injury or death every...
  • Deployment disrupts children's lives, too

    04/25/2006 6:47:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 272+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Megan Smith
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (Army News Service, April 25, 2006) – When deploying Soldiers leave behind loved ones, the disruption to family life can be especially hard on children. That’s why Dr. Thomas Hardaway, a child psychiatrist and chief of behavioral medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center, spoke with first- and second-graders at Fort Campbell, Ky., last fall when the 101st Airborne Division went to Iraq. He was coaching school administrators, counselors, nurses and parents to talk with children about deployment. “Deployment has potential to be destructive to a child’s development,” Hardaway said. “The message I’m trying to give is that...
  • Iraqi Soldiers Donate Blood to Save Lives

    04/20/2006 4:12:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 340+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Jason Thompson
    Iraqi Soldiers Donate Blood to Save Lives Iraqi Army soldiers donated 350 pints of blood to the Baghdad Blood Bank for distribution to numerous medical centers in Iraq. By U.S. Army Spc. Jason Thompson 4th Infantry Division CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq, April 20, 2006 -- Approximately 75 soldiers from the 1st Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, took some time from their dangerous mission of patrolling the streets of Baghdad to offer more service to their nation: donating blood during an Iraqi army blood drive April 5 at Forward Operating Base Justice. "Terrorists are injuring innocent Iraqi people every day. When...
  • Construction Program Improves Afghans' Lives

    04/14/2006 4:36:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 251+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Robert R. Ramon, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan, April 14, 2006 – As coalition leaders continue their efforts to bring stability to Afghanistan and prevent the re-emergence of terrorism, they often turn to the Commander's Emergency Response Program, which lets them quickly improve Afghans' lives with low-cost, high-impact projects. Workers build a new aqueduct system in Afghanistan's Khost province with funds from the Commander's Emergency Response Program. The program lets coalition leaders rapidly allocate resources to address local needs. Photo by Staff Sgt. Robert R. Ramon, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Such projects include rehabilitating roads and bridges, building and...
  • America Supports You: Singer Chronicles Military Spouses' Lives

    04/13/2006 4:31:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 287+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 13, 2006 – Growing up in Bristol, Tenn., country singer April Taylor heard tales of her grandmother's struggles while her grandfather served in Korea, and she's hearing similar tales from her friends today. America Supports You member and country music singer April Taylor remembers her grandmother's struggles as a military wife, and is working to support military spouses, their families and the troops. Twenty percent of the proceeds from Internet sales of her single "Hero at Home" will go to benefit military spouses. Taylor recently became a member of the America Supports You program. Photo by Samantha...
  • Air War Strategy Preserved Iraqi Infrastructure, Lives

    04/10/2006 4:37:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 550+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 10, 2006 – Aerial strategy practiced by coalition pilots during Operation Iraqi Freedom hinged on knocking out pertinent enemy targets while preserving vital Iraqi infrastructure as well as citizens' lives, an F-16 pilot who flew combat missions over Iraq early in the war recounted here today. A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon flies through the sky during a combat mission over Iraq on July 23, 2004. Before then, South Carolina Air National Guard F-16 pilot Maj. Michael Norton flew his fighter in the aerial vanguard that launched Operation Iraqi Freedom on March 19, 2003. Photo by...
  • Burial Find Reveals Ancient Lives

    04/10/2006 3:07:19 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 727+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-10-2006 | Greig Watson
    Burial find reveals ancient lives Greig Watson BBC News, Leicester A huge amount can be learnt from skeletal remains They are dust and dry bones. Hundreds of people, generation upon generation, reduced to neatly boxed scraps and splinters. But a team from the University of Leicester archaeology unit has a rare opportunity to tell us about the lives these people led. Work on the extension to a shopping centre in Leicester city centre unearthed the largest medieval parish cemetery outside London, containing more than 1,300 skeletons. As well as the sheer scale of the site, the significance lies in its...
  • Zimbabweans Have 'Shortest Lives' (Avg = Men 37, Women 34)

    04/08/2006 3:55:26 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 884+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-8-2006
    Zimbabweans have 'shortest lives' Zimbabwean women are more likely than men to be infected by HIV Life in Zimbabwe is shorter than anywhere else in the world, with neither men nor women expected to live until 40, a new UN report says. Zimbabwe's women have an average life expectancy of 34 years and men on average do not live past 37, it said. The World Health Organisation report said women's life expectancy had fallen by two years in the last 12 months.Correspondents say poverty because of the crumbling economy and deaths from Aids are responsible for the decline. Zimbabwean women...
  • MY FATHER DIED -- WWII VET AND MARVELOUS DAD

    04/06/2006 10:50:24 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 89 replies · 641+ views
    Vanity | 6 April 2006 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    My dad died yesterday. He just quit breathing. We have been working with him in home hospice for quite some time and making him comfortable in the process. He didn't suffer excessively. My dad was a wonderful man and we ALL are happy and overjoyed for him at the same time we sorrow. He worked his whole life to teach the Gospel to the unbelieving and did so with complete diligence and faith. We have absolutely no doubt he is in Paradise awaiting the day of Judgement. He taught me so many things much of which has been expressed here...
  • DoD Works to Save Lives on Battlefield, Improve Talent Pool

    03/29/2006 4:41:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 267+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 29, 2006 – The Defense Department is working on ways to use technology to save lives on the battlefield, and has created a full scholarship program to increase its talent pool of scientists, engineers and mathematicians, a top official said here recently. During DoD's Women's History Month observance at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial here earlier this month, Sue C. Payton, DoD's deputy undersecretary for advanced systems and concepts, spoke of technologies provided by "the best and brightest female scientists and engineers in DoD and the world." She noted that "dozens of exceptional women scientists...
  • Combat engineers unearth 500-plus weapons caches, save lives in Iraq

    03/24/2006 4:26:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 431+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Adam C. Schnell
    HADITHA DAM, Iraq (March 24, 2006) -- Iraq’s roadways are a bit safer, thanks to a platoon of Marine combat engineers here. Marine combat engineers from Company C, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, have discovered more than 500 weapons caches in the area, the most discovered by a single unit in the massive western-part of Al Anbar Province. The unearthed caches, found over the past six months during the unit’s deployment to Iraq, contained a variety of explosives and ordinance, ranging from bullets, to anti-tank mines and artillery and tank rounds. The explosives are used by enemy forces to make roadside...
  • Brooklyn, N.Y., native uses motivation to lead Marines, save lives

    03/08/2006 7:01:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 482+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Matthew K. Hacker
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (March 8, 2006) -- “At first it was rough, because they didn’t look at me as a Marine,” said Cpl. Christine DeCaprio, an administrative clerk, of fitting in with an all male military police squad in Iraq. “But, once I got up on the [.50 caliber heavy machinegun] they changed their minds.” This event set the tone for DeCaprio’s next ten months in the desert with Company B, 2nd Military Police Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group. Being the only woman in a platoon full of men proved difficult in the early stages of the...
  • Iraqi Forces Limit Damage, Save Lives in Recent Violence, General Says

    03/02/2006 4:33:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 145+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 2, 2006 – Decisions made by a capable Iraqi government and executed by capable Iraqi security forces have limited damage and saved lives during recent violence, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman in Baghdad said today. "The Iraqi government, at the point of crisis, decided to impose certain emergency measures," Army Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch told reporters during a news conference. "They relied on the Iraqi security forces to implement those measures." To date, beginning with the Feb. 22 bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra, there have been 33 attacks on mosques across Iraq, Lynch said. The attacks...
  • Saving lives with Marine Armor Kits at the Combat Center

    02/25/2006 12:32:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 297+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 24, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Michael S. Cifuentes
    MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2006) -- According to J.T. Coleman from the Army Safety Center at Fort Rucker, Ala., vehicle accidents, involving both tactical and non-tactical vehicles, are the leading cause of non-combat fatalities in Iraq as of May 18, 2004. Most result from excessive speed and not wearing seat belts, he said in an interview with Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service. Most accidents occurred during convoys in forward areas, with speed a factor in more than half of the accidents, and failure to use seat belts contributing to the severity of...
  • Transformed Battlefield Medical Care Saves Lives

    01/30/2006 3:42:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 351+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 30, 2006 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2006 – The military health system has revolutionized battlefield medical care in the past four years, reducing fatalities and raising the quality of care to all-time high levels, two Defense Department officials said here today. Injured servicemembers are now more quickly transported from the battlefield to medical facilities where they can receive advanced care, and more of them are surviving because of it, David S.C. Chu, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said at the State of the Military Health System 2006 Annual Conference. "You have produced the lowest loss among wounded that this country has...
  • The business of saving lives: airlifting wounded warriors

    01/28/2006 1:00:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 213+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Jan 27, 2006 | Maj. Ann Peru Knabe
    1/27/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- It was Capt. Tracy Shamburger’s first flight with a new crew from the 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. The Air Force Reservist, who teaches nursing at the University of South Alabama, had served as a medical crew director before and she clearly knew the ropes. Her five-person medical team met shortly after 8 a.m. at the crew management cell, then moved on to an intelligence and mission briefing. Their mission was simple -- save lives by safely moving patients to appropriate medical facilities. Nine patients were logged into the aeromedical evacuation system for pick-up...
  • Rollover simulator aims to save lives in Kuwait

    01/26/2006 5:01:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 615+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 26, 2006 | Coalition Forces Land Component Command Public Affairs
    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait (Army News Service, Jan. 26, 2006) – A new training device is being developed by Coalition Forces Land Component Command in Kuwait to reduce or eliminate injury or death suffered by troops involved in Humvee rollovers in theater. The device evolved from a comment by then-commander of U.S. Forces Command, Gen. Larry Ellis, following the deaths of three Soldiers Dec. 8, 2003, when their Stryker overturned into a canal, said Chief Warrant Officer Rik Cox, FORSCOM safety officer. HEAT based on `Dunker’ “The aviators train on the Dilbert Dunker, why can’t we do something like that for...
  • NSA Surveillance Saves American Lives, Bush says

    01/26/2006 3:47:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 256+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 25, 2006 | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2006 – President Bush today reiterated the need for a terrorist surveillance program to save American lives and win the war on terrorism. I gave a speech to the men and women who are dedicating their lives to serving the American people and preventing this country from being attacked again," Bush said following his closed-door session at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Md. He said the agency "is playing a crucial part in the war on terror." In the weeks following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Bush authorized the agency to gather information...
  • Boone, N.C. native lives childhood dream, follows in family footsteps

    01/12/2006 3:35:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 444+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 12, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Zahn
    CAMP BAHARIA, Iraq (Jan. 12, 2006) -- The right to wear the eagle, globe and anchor and be considered among the world’s finest is a privilege that is hard earned. Lance Cpl. Josslyn D. Selzer, a 19-year-old Boone, N.C., native with Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, is living out that dream. “I have always wanted to be a Marine, since I was about 8,” said Selzer, an ammunition technician for the battalion. “My sister, Deadra, is in the Marines; she joined a year-and-a-half before me, but I knew I wanted to join long before she ever...
  • Corpsman risks life, saves lives of two Marines

    01/09/2006 3:49:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 28 replies · 707+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 9, 2005 | Sgt. Stephen M. DeBoard
    CAMP AL ASAD, Iraq (Jan. 9, 2006) -- Retired Marine Maj. Gene Duncan once defined Navy hospital corpsmen as, “Usually a young, long haired, bearded, Marine-hatin' Sailor with certain medical skills, who will go through the very gates of Hell to get to a wounded Marine.” Though “long haired” is open to subjective interpretation, beards have officially gone the way of bell-bottomed dungarees in the Navy and levels of disdain for their brothers in green vary from Sailor to Sailor, most Marines and corpsmen find a level of truth in Duncan’s definition. Take, for example, Petty Officer 3rd Class William...
  • 571st Medical Company leaves Iraq after saving thousands of lives

    12/09/2005 2:39:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 784+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 9, 2005 | Cpl. Cullen J. Tiernan
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Dec. 9, 2005) -- After more than 11 months of flying in combat to rescue wounded warriors from the battlefields of Iraq, the Soldiers of 571st Medical Company are ready to head home. The UH-60 Black Hawk air ambulance squadron, based out of Fort Carson, Colo., transferred authority for medical evacuations in western Iraq to the 82nd Medical Company during a ceremony, Dec. 7, at Al Asad, Iraq, which is primarily a Marine Corps installation. The Soldiers of the 571st leave knowing they successfully evacuated 2,938 casualties and logged 5,349 combat flight hours. The Mission “There is...
  • Operation Atal Wali Lives Up to Its Name

    11/28/2005 5:22:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 408+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 28, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Jacob Caldwell
    Afghan soldiers from the 4-1 Afghan National Army Battery run a crew member drill on a 105 MM Howitzer, Nov. 19, 2005, during Operation Atal Wali conducted at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob Caldwell Operation Atal Wali Lives Up to Its Name Afghan officers, infantrymen, medics and artillerymen honed their skills under the watchful eyes of coalition forces. By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jacob Caldwell Combined Task Force Bayonet Public Affairs KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Nov. 28, 2005 — Operation Atal Wali, or Operation Heroic Success, set a new benchmark for training for Afghan National Army...
  • Small-Arms Fire Claims Soldiers' Lives; Weapons Caches Found (Tears shed for fallen Warriors)

    11/22/2005 6:22:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 484+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2005 – Two Task Force Freedom soldiers were killed Nov. 19 by small-arms fire while on patrol in Mosul, Iraq, officials said today. The soldiers' names are being withheld pending next of kin notification. In other news from Iraq, after witnessing insurgents firing from their car into another car on Nov. 21, killing a civilian driver, Iraqi troops chased the insurgents but lost sight of them. Later, they received a tip about where the insurgents lived, entered the home, positively identified the shooter and arrested him and four others. The soldiers are members of the 3rd Battalion,...
  • Innovative Program Helps Troubled Veterans Turn Lives Around

    11/10/2005 5:06:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 230+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 10, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2005 – A unique center here is helping troubled veterans turn their lives around by providing a military-style program designed to help them beat addictions, develop career skills, land jobs, find homes, and become productive citizens. The Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, MCVET for short, offers an ambitious array of programs aimed at getting veterans back on their feet and into the mainstream sober, drug-free and self-sufficient. Military service provides the common thread behind the program. All "students," as participants are called, are veterans, as well as 75 percent of the staff. The result is...
  • Troops' Repair Skills Critical to Mission, Lives

    11/02/2005 4:41:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 284+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 2, 2005 | Army Spc. Jon H. Arguello
    Troops' Repair Skills Critical to Mission, Lives Bravo Company soldiers are masters of all trades as they repair equipment rangingfrom air conditioning units to night vision goggles to weapons to vehicles. By U.S. Army Spc. Jon H. Arguello KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Nov. 2, 2005 — Few units in the United States Army are as diverse in their skill set as support battalions. The 173rd Support Battalion (Airborne), 173rd Brigade (Airborne) is no exception, especially Bravo Company. The company's best description would be general or miscellaneous support, but don't get the wrong impression. Bravo Company soldiers don't have a lot...
  • Every second counts as Greyhawks save lives

    10/31/2005 4:19:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 232+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 31, 2005 | Cpl. Cullen J. Tiernan
    AL TAQADDUM, Iraq (Oct. 31, 2005) -- The golden hour is the amount of time they have to save life, limb or sight. Every second faster they move could mean the difference between life and death. With this mentality, the Greyhawks of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 constantly strive to improve the speed with which they respond to urgent casualty evacuations at Al Taqaddum, Iraq, near the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi. After three deployments in as many years, the Greyhawks are becoming experts at moving fast to get their CH-46 Sea Knights in the air and save lives, said...
  • Game Park's Wildlife Dies Of Thirst As Mugabe Lives In Luxury (Zimbabwe)

    10/30/2005 6:44:24 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 500+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-31-2005 | Peta Thorncroft
    Game park's wildlife dies of thirst as Mugabe lives in luxury By Peta Thornycroft in Harare (Filed: 31/10/2005) Wild animals in Zimbabwe are suffering and dying as the sun beats down during the year's hottest season. Like so many humans, they are victims of President Robert Mugabe. This dehydrated buffalo reached water but was too exhausted to drink and collapsed and died in the trough In Africa's most densely populated game park water from underground bores is now available only intermittently because there is no money to fix engines pumping it to the surface. Plains animals, in particular buffalo, are...
  • Ordnance Disposal Reclaims Farmland, Saves Lives

    10/28/2005 12:02:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 269+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 27, 2005 | Army Staff Sgt. Raymond Drumsta
    U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. David Diceglie, 42nd Infantry Division Artillery, holds some captured enemy ammunition at a cache site. Diceglie was one of a team of U.S. soldiers assigned to Task Force Liberty who supervised the destruction of caches like this one. Photo courtesy of 42nd Infantry Division Artillery Ordnance Disposal Reclaims Farmland, Saves Lives Unexploded ordnance in Iraq includes a wide assortment of artillery, rocket and mortar rounds and in some cases, anti-ship cruise missiles. By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Raymond Drumsta 42nd Infantry Division Public Affairs FORWARD OPERATING BASE SUMMERALL, BAYJI, Iraq, Oct. 27, 2005 — In...
  • U.S. Troops Train Iraqi Soldiers to Save Lives

    09/20/2005 10:45:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 327+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sep 20, 2005 | Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Acosta
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PALIWODA, BALAD, Iraq, Sept. 20, 2005 — Medical support for soldiers with boots on the ground is a critical part in waging war. As Iraqi troops take over the role of conducting combat operations and raids, they must also step up to the role of providing their soldiers with the proper medical support, whether the routine sick-call patient or a wounded soldier with traumatic injuries. "The soldiers attend a three-day course learning the basics of first aid. They get instruction in bandaging, splinting, checking for pulse and breathing, how and when to give (intravenous injections), how to...
  • Technology for war helps save lives in New Orleans

    09/20/2005 9:59:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 232+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Sep 20, 2005 | Senior Master Sgt. Elaine Mayo
    JACKSON, Miss. (AFPN) -- Night-time flying through the darkened, flooded streets of New Orleans presented unique challenges to rescuers from the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crews constantly had to look out for power lines, buildings and other rescue aircraft in the area, not always easily recognizable in the night sky. To allow them to work throughout the night while other rescue teams could not Air Force Reserve Command Airmen used a variety of technology, such as night-vision devices, forward-looking infrared radar and electronically linked mission overlay. “A lot of our...
  • Airman Lives ‘American Dream’ (Have Kleenex Handy)

    09/02/2005 5:52:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 500+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sep 2, 2005 | Airman 1st Class Owolabi Olufemi
    U.S. Air Force Airman Kelemwork Tarriku-Shotts Airman Lives ‘American Dream’ By Airman 1st Class Owolabi Olufemi 47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas, Sept. 2, 2005 -- An airman here will never forget what it meant to leave a country plagued with poverty and disease to live the “American dream.” From the verge of death and hopelessness, she journeyed to where “dreams and hopes come true” in America. And, through her quest, Airman Kelemwork Tarriku-Shotts, a 47th Operations Group air traffic controller, has found solace in three families -- her mother's, her adopted mother's and...
  • Engineer Documents Soldiers’ Lives

    08/31/2005 9:25:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 301+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Aug 31, 2005 | Army Sgt. David Kerr
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Aug. 31, 2005 — Is there a future Steven Spielberg hidden among the Army's ranks in Iraq? Walk into 1st Lt. John Prettyman's room and you might start to think so. You won't find the normal pictures or calendars hanging on the walls. Instead, Prettyman, with the 70th Engineer Battalion, has news articles that have captured his interest neatly taped to the white fiberboard wall. Piled on a cot, there's a computer, editing decks and perhaps the latest issue of Moviemaker magazine. You'll also find a camera, which can fit in the palm of a hand. This is...
  • Aeromedical Evacuation Improvements Saving Lives

    08/10/2005 6:15:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 353+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 10, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2005 – Better training, more advanced equipment and aeromedical evacuation procedures that are constantly being improved are helping save thousands of lives of troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, Air Force medical officers told the American Forces Press Service during a Pentagon interview. Air Force Lt. Col. Warren Dorlac, chief of critical care and trauma surgery at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, described the extensive network of patient care that's helping reduce battlefield deaths and speed up patients' recovery. Casualties are getting medical treatment faster and closer to the point of injury than ever before, Dorlac...
  • Virtual convoy, IED training helps Soldiers worldwide (Tech Helps Save Lives)

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

    07/19/2005 1:48:33 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 80 replies · 2,394+ views
    arcticbeacon.com ^ | June 12, 2005 | Greg Szymanski
    Former Bush Team Member Says WTC Collapse Likely A Controlled Demolition And 'Inside Job' Highly recognized former chief economist in Labor Department now doubts official 9/11 story, claiming suspicious facts and evidence cover-up indicate government foul play and possible criminal implications. June 12, 2005 By Greg Szymanski A former chief economist in the Labor Department during President Bush's first term now believes the official story about the collapse of the WTC is 'bogus,' saying it is more likely that a controlled demolition destroyed the Twin Towers and adjacent Building No. 7. "If demolition destroyed three steel skyscrapers at the World...
  • Deadliest Memorial Day weekend in Georgia history (29 Americans lose their lives)

    06/01/2005 5:38:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 642+ views
    WALB ^ | 5/30/05
    Deadliest Memorial Day weekend in Georgia history May 30, 2005 Albany-- It's after 4 p.m. on Monday and only a few more hours left of the Memorial Day weekend. "It's crunch time. We've got to get the word out to everybody to slow down, buckle up, don't be in a rush these last few hours," says Sergeant Jamie Sullivan of Georgia State Patrol. Law enforcement officials are still hitting the roads pretty strong. "The increased volume of traffic of course we need to increase the volume of troopers on the highway," says Sullivan. Holiday weekends are when they see the...
  • The rape of Juanita Broaddrick - 'Their Lives' chapter tells of horrifying encounter with Clinton

    05/26/2005 5:01:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies · 3,102+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/26/05 | Candice E. Jackson
    BOOK EXCERPT The rape of Juanita BroaddrickChapter from 'Their Lives' tells of woman's horrifying encounter with Clinton Posted: May 26, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: Candice Jackson's explosive new book, "Their Lives: The Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine," tells, like never before, the stories of Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick and others who have suffered from the actions of William Jefferson Clinton. In this excerpt from the book, Jackson comprehensively covers Broaddrick's story of being raped by Clinton, tells of her own experience being sexually assaulted and explains how she believes American liberalism encourages the forcing of the will...
  • Oprah: Daytime Talk’s Jihadi Sister - (says we should feel sorry for Mohammed Atta; so "tragic!")

    05/25/2005 7:58:43 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 34 replies · 1,539+ views
    DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL.COM ^ | MAY 25, 2005 | DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL
    Ann Coulter says Katie Couric is “the affable Ava Braun” of daytime TV. But Couric’s got nothing on Oprah Winfrey. Oprah is the affable Joseph Goebbels of daytime talk . . . of chick magazines . . . of Oprah seminars—and every other medium in which the self-anointed high priestess of the religion of Oprah has her hands. Through all of these, Oprah preaches “how to be your best self” and “live your best life.” Unfortunately, a predilection for radical Islam and excusing terrorists is a prominent element of Oprah’s “best self.” Cheating husbands don’t get off as easy as...
  • Open season, nine times over (open season on kitties)

    03/08/2005 7:37:14 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 31 replies · 890+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 3-8-05 | Bob Von Sternberg
    Goodbye, Kitty? If a firefighter from La Crosse gets his way, stray cats in Wisconsin could legally be blown from here to feline eternity. Not surprisingly, the proposal to allow the shooting of free-roaming cats has horrified cat lovers nationwide. "This really crosses the line in human and cat relations," said Ted O'Donnell, owner of a pet supply store in Madison. He has set up a website called dontshootthecat.com. "I remember when firefighters used to rescue cats -- not shoot them."
  • The Future of Judaism

    01/25/2005 11:35:24 AM PST · by stevejackson · 30 replies · 2,433+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | January 25, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    Until the 18th century, there was basically only one kind of Judaism, that which is now called Orthodox. It meant living by the religion's 613 laws, and doing so suffused Jews' lives with their faith. Then, starting with the thinker Baruch Spinoza (1632-77) and moving briskly during the Haskala, or "enlightenment," from the late 18th century, Jews developed a wide variety of alternate interpretations of their religion, most of which diminished the role of faith in their lives and led to a concomitant reduction in Jewish affiliation.These alternatives and other developments, in particular the Holocaust, caused the ranks of the...
  • King Of Stone Age Tribe To Return To Jungle To Rebuild Lives

    01/12/2005 5:00:25 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 609+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 1-12-2005
    King of Stone Age tribe to return to jungle to rebuild lives Wed Jan 12, 3:02 PM ET South Asia - AFP PORT BLAIR, India (AFP) - The king and the queen of an endangered aboriginal tribe vowed to rebuild their jungle kingdom on an isolated Indian island which was smashed by tsunamis. King Jirake wields absolute power over his 48 Great Andamanese subjects on Strait Island, 250 kilometres (150 miles) from Port Blair, capital of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago. The 62-year-old king and his queen Surmai shepherded their subjects to the safety of a hilltop as the giant...
  • 100 Britons Are Feared To Have Lost Their Lives (Tsunami)

    12/29/2004 6:27:49 PM PST · by blam · 432+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-30-2004 | Sebastien Berger/Richard Alleyne
    100 Britons are feared to have lost their lives By Sebastien Berger in Phuket and Richard Alleyne (Filed: 30/12/2004) More than 100 British tourists are now feared dead, officials said last night. Publicly the Foreign and Commonwealth office in London was confirming that the official death total stood at 26 - three in the Maldives, three in Sri Lanka and 20 in Thailand. A woman views pictures of casualties on a noticeboard in Krabi, Thailand But according to officials abroad, the figure was closer to 50 and expected to more than double as bodies were identified. The number of British...
  • 40 Million Lives Lost, 40 million Jobs Lost, 40 million less people paying taxes, etc.

    12/05/2004 4:16:52 PM PST · by theconservativerepublican · 1 replies · 177+ views
    What Do 40 Million Lost Lives Mean? By Laura Antkowiak, NRL Research Assistant In its controversial 1998 feature on the cost of a child, U.S. News & World Report declared unequivocally: "A child, financially speaking, looks more like a high-priced consumer item with no warranty. It's the decision to remain childless that offers the real investment opportunity." This short-sighted commentary is symbolic of and relies on a particularly pernicious myth: that children are essentially unproductive cost centers, which implies that abortion economically "benefits" society because by choosing abortion parents have decided on a better "investment opportunity." Even if pro-abortionists today...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • 90-Day Mars Trip Said Possible

    10/28/2004 8:49:44 AM PDT · by vannrox · 42 replies · 1,528+ views
    Discovery News ^ | Oct. 20, 2004 | By Irene Mona Klotz
    90-Day Mars Trip Said Possible By Irene Mona Klotz, Discovery News Oct. 20, 2004 — A team of University of Washington researchers believes it has found a way to cut roundtrip travel time between Earth and Mars by 95 percent, giving astronauts a much higher chance of pulling off a successful mission while minimizing their exposure to dangerous radiation. "If it's going to take 2 1/2 years (to travel back and forth to Mars), the chances of a successful mission are pretty low," said project head Robert Winglee, a professor of Earth and space sciences at the Seattle-based university. Taking...