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  • Obama to Meet with Congressional Leaders on Shutdown

    10/02/2013 10:09:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    Fox Busness via Reuters ^ | 10-2-2013 | Reuters
    <p>President Barack Obama will meet the four top leaders of Congress at the White House on Wednesday to urge lawmakers to reopen the government and raise the U.S. debt ceiling, a White House official said.</p> <p>Obama will meet at 5:30 p.m. EDT (2130 GMT) with Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.</p>
  • Kerry, Hagel and Russians Will Meet on Issues Imperiling Obama-Putin Visit

    08/06/2013 9:44:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/6/13 | Michael D. Shear and Steven Lee Myers
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plan to meet here in Washington with their Russian counterparts on Friday for a day of talks that could determine the fate of a September summit meeting between President Obama and the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin. State Department officials on Tuesday afternoon confirmed the meeting with Sergey V. Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, and Sergei K. Shoigu, the defense minister. Jen Psaki, the State Department spokeswoman, said the four officials would discuss “a number of pressing bilateral and global issues.” “There’s a lot to discuss,´´Ms. Psaki said.
  • Obama chooses campaign over world leaders

    09/22/2012 2:14:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/9/12
    U.S. President Barack Obama has made no plans to meet privately with any of the world leaders gathering in New York next week for the UN’s General Assembly. With six weeks until the American elections, Obama is instead using his time to reach voters by going on the talk show “The View,” and leaving his schedule open to return to campaigning in the nation’s swing states thus putting the burden on Secratery of State Hilary Clinton to meet with the various ...
  • Report: Netanyahu and Obama to Meet as West Deploys in Gulf

    09/16/2012 3:19:10 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/16/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Obama and Netanyahu will meet in an unannounced meeting, the London Telegraph reported Sunday. There has been no confirmation. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet on Sunday in an unannounced meeting, The London Telegraph reported Sunday. There has been no confirmation or denial from Washington - but the Prime Minister’s spokesman Mark Regev told Arutz Sheva on Sunday that the newspaper’s report they will meet on Sunday is “incorrect.” Concerning a meeting in the near future, he issued a “no comment” response. The reported meeting is to take place as 25 countries deploy warplanes and warships...
  • Uh Oh: Elizabeth Warren Refuses to Meet with 4 Cherokee Activists

    06/18/2012 1:35:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Remember when the Boston Globe prematurely declared this political scandal over last May? Good times.  Four outraged Cherokee activists who say Elizabeth Warren’s campaign has ignored their emails and phone calls will trek to Boston this week in hopes they can force a meeting with the Democratic Senate candidate over her “offensive” Native American heritage claims.“It’s almost becoming extremely offensive to us,” said Twila Barnes, a Cherokee genealogist who has researched Warren’s family tree. “We’re trying to get in contact and explain why her behavior hurts us and is offensive, and she totally ignores that. Like we don’t exist.” Late...
  • Meet the First Obama Girlfriend

    05/02/2012 12:18:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 499 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/2/12 | Ben Shapiro
    It only took nearly six years for the media to begin vetting President Obama’s past. Today, Vanity Fair released an excerpt from a new biography of Barack Obama by David Maraniss. The excerpt discusses Barack Obama's first love affair, with a white Australian woman named Genevieve Cook. It's a telling examination of who Obama was as a young man -- and it shows a self-absorbed "internationalist" with delusions of grandeur. Photo credit Vanity Fair. The book itself sounds like an ode to Obama. Maraniss writes, “At age 20, Obama was a man of the world … He could not be...
  • Meet #OccupyWallSt's @JeffRaae: Professional Rabble Rouser, Agitator, Organizer & Labor Activist

    10/02/2011 2:40:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/2/11 | LaborUnionReport
    Saturday, marked the second week of the #OccupyWallSt protests. With the endorsements of union bosses now firmly in their back pockets, protesters in New York celebrated the anniversary of their campout in a New York City park by shutting down the Brooklyn Bridge. This, of course, led to the NYPD to arrest many of the—more than 700, according to the New York Times. In a tense showdown above the East River, the police arrested more than 700 demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street protests who took to the roadway as they tried to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday afternoon....
  • Meet the woman taking on Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    08/10/2011 9:58:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/11/11
    Karen Harrington’s done this before, but this time, she’s hoping for a different result. The South Floridian was the Republican challenger in 2010 to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is also the chair of the Democratic National Committee. Harrington scored 40 percent of the vote in the midterm elections, and just a littler over four months later, she declared her intent to challenge Wasserman Schultz for a second time. This time around, Harrington is trying to launch a statewide movement to oust who many consider a rising star in the Democrat Party. But in a conference call with reporters earlier...
  • Earth's air traffic volume over a 24 hour period (YouTube video)

    07/11/2011 6:22:57 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Thought this video was kind of cool. Hope I'm not breaking any rules.
  • Any Mississippi users? Meet Cindy Shivers Bryan At This Year’s Annual Run For The Roses 5K April 8-9

    It’s that time of year again—time for one of Mississippi’s premier road races, the annual Run for the Roses 5K run/walk held each year on the second Saturday in April in the town of Prentiss, Mississippi in Jefferson Davis County. Only this time, it’s not just your week that will get a workout. Cindy Shivers Bryan, a Republican candidate for the office of House of Representatives (District 91) which represents parts of Copiah, Covington, Jefferson Davis, Lawrence, and Simpson counties, will appear at the Run for the Roses festival to listen to voters’ issues and to tell more about her...
  • Must Read: Arab Communists Meet - Plan Major Changes for Middle East

    03/06/2011 8:23:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    New Zeal ^ | March 07, 2011 | Trevor Loudon
    Representatives of several  Arab communist parties met in Beirut on the 18th and 19th of February  in an Arab Left Forum meeting  organized by the Lebanese Communist Party. Arab Left Forum, February 2011 The urgent meeting was called to coordinate communist response to the wave of revolutions sweeping much of the Arab World. If successfully implemented, the decisions laid out at this meeting, will affect not just the Middle East, but the entire planet. Some excerpts from the statement issued by the Exceptional Meeting of the Arab Left Forum, with emphasis added. These two revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt have...
  • Joe Biden to meet with Darrell Issa

    11/30/2010 10:23:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/30/10 | Jake Sherman
    Vice President Joe Biden welcomes California Rep. Darrell Issa to the White House Tuesday, the White House’s first outreach to the chairman that has vowed to investigate every corner of government. The meeting, which will be at 3 p.m. in the White House, will focus on tracking stimulus spending, White House and Hill sources say. Issa is looking to dig into specifics about stimulus oversight: enforcing the law that the spending of stimulus dollars must be reported, empowering inspectors general with subpoena power and potentially some improvements to Recovery.gov.
  • Gillard prepares to meet Quentin Bryce to set date for federal election (Australian election)

    07/16/2010 5:21:20 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Australian ^ | 17th July 2010 | Joe Kelly
    JULIA Gillard has arrived in Canberra and will meet Governor-General Quentin Bryce at 10.30am to set a date for a federal election. The PM's office has confirmed that the Prime Minister will hold a press conference at noon. August 21 or 28 are the anticipated dates for the election. Ms Gillard is then expected to travel to Brisbane, where Labor has to make up ground following the dumping of Kevin Rudd. Ms Gillard smiled, but said nothing to reporters outside her western Melbourne home, as she was driven away just after 7am (AEST). The media is already camped outside Government...
  • Obama to meet families of 11 killed in oil spill

    06/10/2010 9:20:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies · 136+ views
    yahoo ^ | 6/10/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is offering condolences to relatives of the 11 workers who were killed when an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. Obama wrote to the families and invited them to visit the White House on Thursday. Spokesman Robert Gibbs said Obama also wants to hear the families' thoughts on changes the government can make to ensure that future deepwater oil drilling is safe. Obama put a temporary halt to such drilling after the April 20 explosion off Louisiana's coast.
  • Glenn Beck: Meet Maurice Strong

    05/14/2010 6:33:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 86 replies · 2,184+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 13, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    Great job on shining the FOX flashlight on man-behind-the-curtain Maurice Strong last night. You asked for people to send you information on Strong.
  • Obama to meet security team as watch lists grow

    01/04/2010 5:19:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 259+ views
    breitbart ^ | 1/4/10 | EILEEN SULLIVAN and BEN FELLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The government has added dozens of people to the ominous lists of suspected terrorists and those barred from U.S.-bound flights, a crackdown that comes as President Barack Obama prepares to personally question and challenge his team about the state of national security. At the White House on Tuesday, Obama planned to meet with the high-ranking officials charged with the two reviews he ordered after the botched Christmas airliner attack over Detroit—one on air-travel screening procedures and another on the nation's terror watchlist system.
  • Services Meet November Active-duty Recruiting Goals

    12/14/2009 5:59:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 178+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2009 – The active-duty services met or exceeded their November recruiting goals, Defense Department officials announced today. Of the six reserve-component services, only the Army National Guard and Air National Guard did not meet their goals; however, officials said, that’s because officials adjusted November accessions to make up for projections that the Guard components would exceed their authorized strength. Here’s the November recruiting breakdown: -- Army: 7,063 accessions with a goal of 6,858 for 103 percent; -- Navy: 3,291 accessions with a goal of 3,291 for 100 percent; -- Marine Corps: 1,789 accessions with a goal of...
  • Anxious Crowds Meet Ad Hoc Swine Flu Police

    10/27/2009 8:52:38 PM PDT · by Saije · 34 replies · 1,639+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/27/2009 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    The top public health official in Los Angeles County stood at a swine flu vaccination site in Compton, Calif., on Tuesday and gently told elderly residents that they really ought to go home. “I explained to people 65 or older, ‘The reason we are doing this is for children,’ ” said the official, Jonathan E. Fielding, the director of the county’s Department of Public Health. “I told them: ‘They are at very high risk for this flu, and you’re at low risk. I am sure you wouldn’t want to get a shot that left a kid who is at risk...
  • NY NJ PA area Oktoberfest and FReepers.

    10/09/2009 4:23:52 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 3 replies · 757+ views
    self ^ | 10/9/2009 | Leo Carpathian
    Great chance for liberty lovers to meet, check out the facility for future meets and to discuss possible TEA party. Special table marked FR will be set up. Glen Spey Oktoberfest at MountainView Returns Historic Manor Celebrates 2nd Annual Oktoberfest, October 10 & 11 in Glen Spey, NY After a tremendous Oktoberfest last year, Verkhovyna - MountainView Manor will continue this new tradition for its second consecutive year on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11. MountainView Manor is located at 369 High Road, Glen Spey, New York and is home to the historic Ardmore Mansion, which has been recently...
  • Assad Says Ready To Meet Obama In Syria

    07/03/2009 4:06:59 AM PDT · by Son House · 13 replies · 519+ views
    The Khaleej Times Online ^ | 3 July 2009 | Khaleej Times Online
    LONDON - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he would be willing to meet US President Barack Obama in Syria to discuss Middle East peace efforts, in a British television interview. “We would like to welcome him in Syria, definitely. I am very clear about this,” Assad told Sky News. Asked whether this could happen soon, the president said: “That depends on him. “I will ask you to convey the invitation to him,” he told the news channel in the brief interview broadcast Thursday. Assad’s outreach comes as Washington tries to engage with its former foe after President George W. Bush...
  • Lugar says US should meet with Iran (RINO alert)

    06/21/2009 9:43:56 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 24 replies · 640+ views
    Associated Press/Yahoo! ^ | June 21, 2009 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – A top Republican senator says the United States should still sit down with Iran, despite postelection turmoil in Tehran. Sen. Richard Lugar says the U.S. has a goal of containing Iran's nuclear ambition. He says the two countries should meet even though there are protests in Tehran over this month's presidential vote.
  • Ex-president Carter set to meet settler leader

    06/10/2009 6:55:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 576+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/10/09 | ap
    Former US President Jimmy Carter is planning a rare meeting with a settler leader in the West Bank this weekend. A statement from his Carter Center said he would see Gush Etzion Regional Council head Shaul Goldstein in his West Bank home on Sunday. Carter observed this week's Lebanese election and plans meetings in Israel and the West Bank over the weekend. In the past he has strongly backed Palestinian aspirations for a state and spoken out against Jewish settlements in the West Bank, calling them illegal and an obstacle to peace. The statement Wednesday said Carter would also meet...
  • Something you can COUNT ON: Government will always be there to kick you while you're down

    05/21/2009 9:58:46 AM PDT · by publius321 · 4 replies · 464+ views
    "...Sorry to be the “fly in the ointment” but..."
  • Military Services Meet or Exceed January Recruiting Needs

    02/10/2009 3:54:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 793+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2009 – All active duty U.S. military services and reserve components met or exceeded their January recruiting needs, Defense Department officials reported today. The Army signed up 9,658 new active-duty soldiers, 107 percent of its target number of 9,000 enlistees. The Navy signed up 2,948 new active-duty sailors, 100 percent of its target number. The Marine Corps signed up 3,720 new active-duty Marines, 109 percent of its target number of 3,406 enlistees. The Air Force signed up 2,600 new active-duty airmen, 100 percent of its target number. The active Army, Marines, Air Force and Navy also...
  • All Military Services Meet or Exceed December Recruiting Goals

    01/12/2009 3:47:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 29 replies · 1,011+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2009 – December was a recruiting success for all active-duty and reserve-component U.S. military services, which all met or exceeded their goals, according to a Defense Department news release issued today. -- The Army signed 860 new active-duty soldiers, 115 percent of its target number of 750 enlistees. -- The Navy signed 2,306 new active-duty sailors, meeting its target number of enlistees for the month. -- The Marine Corps signed 2,392 new active-duty Marines, 113 percent of its target number of 2,116 enlistees. -- The Air Force signed 2,967 new active-duty airmen, meeting its target number...
  • All Military Services Meet or Exceed November Recruiting Goals

    12/10/2008 3:44:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 289+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2008 – All active-duty and reserve-component U.S. military services met or exceeded their November recruiting goals, according to a Defense Department news release issued today. -- The Army signed up 5,605 new active-duty soldiers, 106 percent of its target number of 5,275 enlistees. -- The Navy signed up 3,082 new active-duty sailors, meeting its target number of enlistees for the month. -- The Marine Corps signed up 1,868 new active-duty Marines, 105 percent of its target number of 1,782 enlistees. -- The Air Force signed up 2,916 new active-duty airmen, meeting its target number of enlistees...
  • Palin meets Bono

    09/23/2008 4:13:56 AM PDT · by I am Fred Garvin · 16 replies · 384+ views
    9-23-08 | Fred garvin
    If you have wondered why celebrities seem to be so important in elections you need look no further than how Gov. Palin is scheduled to meet with several world leaders. As you read the list of top dignitaries you will notice which one gets top billing….is it with Iraq President Jalal Talabani or Pakistan’s newly-elected President Asif Ali Zardari? Is it with the presidents of Georgia and the Ukraine? Maybe the prime minister of India will get top billing. India does have a sixth of the worlds populous and controls the global help-line industry. At least it seems that way...
  • Black Guy’ booth livens up Corvallis Saturday market

    06/02/2008 11:28:43 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies · 87+ views
    Corvallis Gazette-Times ^ | 5-31-08 | KYLE ODEGARD
    The booths at the Saturday Corvallis Farmers’ Market have a wild mix of fresh produce, tasty food, plants and flowers. But this week, a table just outside the bazaar offered something more bizarre — “Meet a Black Guy.” Those who participated in the free service could chat with 21-year-old Corvallis resident Jeff Oliver, and get pictures taken with him.
  • Services Meet or Exceed April 2008 Recruiting Goals

    05/12/2008 4:54:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 94+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 12, 2008 – All military services met or exceeded their recruiting goals for April, with the Marine Corps recruiting 142 percent of its goal, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said here today. The Army reached 101 percent of its goal, and the Navy and Air Force met their goals. In the re-enlistment arena, the Army, Navy and Marine Corps met or exceeded their active-duty retention objectives. “The Air Force still faces challenges, but they still seem able to meet their year-end strength goals,” Whitman said. All the reserve components also met or exceeded their recruiting goals, with the Air...
  • Hamas plans to meet with Carter in Egypt

    04/16/2008 11:58:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 52+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 4-16-08 | IAN DEITCH
    JERUSALEM (AP) - Jimmy Carter rebuffed a call Wednesday from an Israeli lawmaker to halt his contacts with Hamas, and senior leaders of the Islamic militant group rushed to Egypt in anticipation of a meeting with the former U.S. president. Carter, who was scheduled to fly to Egypt after wrapping up the first leg of a weeklong Mideast peace mission, has drawn criticism from the U.S. and Israel for meeting Hamas officials. The group, which opposes peace negotiations and is committed to Israel's destruction, is considered a terrorist organization by Israel and the U.S. All of Israel's senior political leaders...
  • Sunni and Shia Clerics Meet in Najaf, Discuss Unity

    11/29/2007 4:29:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 134+ views
    NAJAF — Shia and Sunni religious leaders met in Najaf Tuesday to discuss peace and unity in Iraq. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the top-ranking Shia cleric in Iraq, hosted the meeting, calling for an end to the sectarian violence that has plagued the country. Leading Sunni religious figures also attended, including Sheikh Khalid al-Mullah of the Sunni Muslim Scholars Association. "Multi-National Force - Iraq applauds these religious leaders, who are reaching across sectarian lines to end the bloodshed," said Rear Adm. Greg Smith, MNF-I spokesman. Smith added that, while there have been other meetings between clerics and religious scholars from...
  • Iraqi Government Officials Meet, Discuss Essential Services, Resettlement

    11/20/2007 3:44:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 76+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp
    CAMP TAJI — A senior leader of the Iraqi Army (IA) along with Government of Iraq officials from eight ministries; Sunni and Shia tribal sheiks and other leaders met with the people of Sab Al Bor recently to discuss and highlight resettlement initiatives and progress as a result of sustained security throughout the city. IA Lt. Gen. Abud Qanbar, commander, Baghdad operations command; Dr. Ahmed Challabi, Operation Fahrd Al Qanoon (OFAQ) Services Committee chairman; Saabar Nabact Al Asaway, deputy governor of Baghdad; Ahmed Abdul Ameer Abd, the deputy Minister of Oil; Maeen Al Kathamy, head of the Provincial Council; and...
  • NJ/NY/PA FR Octoberfest

    09/30/2007 6:44:45 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 28 replies · 935+ views
    Leo carpathian ^ | 9/30/2007 | Leo Carpathian
    Howdy FReepers and lurkers Here is a great chance for FReepers and patriots to have a great time, tell the stories, taste the great German food, genuine Spaten Octoberfest beer on tap and dance some polkas. Enjoy the scenic ride and marvel at fall colors on the way to renovated MountainView Resort, 369 High Rd., (Cty Rd 41) Glen Spey, NY 12737 where NJ - NY - PA meet by the Delaware river On Saturday, October 6th, starting at 3 p.m., Special tables for FReepers with big FR will be reserved and informal meeting will start at 2:00 p.m. More...
  • All Services Meet Active-Duty Recruiting Goals for August

    09/10/2007 2:09:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 391+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2007 – All four services reported strong recruiting success in August, with the Army marking its second consecutive month exceeding its monthly goal, Defense Department officials announced today. The Army topped its August goal by 6 percent, bringing 10,126 new soldiers into the force. The Army made 102 percent of its goal in July. Officials expressed confidence that the consecutive successes mark a turnaround from May and June, when the Army fell short in recruiting. Army Maj. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commander of U.S. Army Recruiting Command, attributes much of the rebound to the Army’s new...
  • Services Meet or Exceed July Recruiting Goals

    08/10/2007 4:40:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 365+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2007 – All active-duty components made their recruiting goals for July, Defense Department officials announced today. After missing recruiting goals for May and June, the Army made 102 percent of its goal for July. For the reserve components, all but the Air National Guard made their goals. The Army’s goal for July was 9,750 recruits. The service enlisted 9,972, for 102 percent. The Marine Corps also exceeded its enlistment goal with 104 percent. The goal was 4,613, with 4,793 enlisting in the Corps. The Navy and Air Force made 100 percent of their goals, with 4,173...
  • Ebay Auction for "Meet the Clintons" - Barforoma!

    06/22/2007 8:25:15 PM PDT · by Aria · 13 replies · 340+ views
    Ebay ^ | 6/22/2007 | Ebay
    Just got an email from ebay with an auction notice to get a "Once in a Lifetime Chance to Meet the Clintons".
  • Pace Says Iraqis Must Step Up to Governance Challenge

    05/28/2007 1:21:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 355+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 28, 2007 – The Iraqi government needs to step forward to make progress in governance and revitalize the economy, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today during appearances on various morning television talk shows. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, participates in one of five morning talk shows at the Pentagon to help pay tribute to the sacrifices made by U.S. Armed Forces on this year's Memorial Day, May 28, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image...
  • Navy Dad, Marine Son Meet in Al Anbar

    05/22/2007 8:35:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 1,001+ views
    Navy Capt. Garry Mace, right, commander of Joint Crew Composite Squadron 1 in Baghdad, meets up with his son, Lance Cpl. Joshua Mace, April 25, 2007, at combat outpost Rawa, Iraq, where the son is a Marine scout assigned to the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Jon E. McMillan U.S. Navy Capt. Garry Mace U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua Mace Navy Dad, Marine Son Meet in Al Anbar By Multi-National Corps, Iraq Public Affairs COMBAT OUTPOST RAWA, Iraq, May 22, 2007 — While on a site survey mission visiting sailors and...
  • Active Components Meet April Recruiting Goals (What's that Mullah Murtha?)

    05/11/2007 4:43:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 476+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 10, 2007 – All active-duty components of the military met or exceeded recruiting goals for April, Defense Department officials announced today. The Army recruited 5,804 troops, which was 107 percent of its goal; the Marine Corps recruited 1,899, which was 141 percent of its goal; the Navy recruited 2,718, 100 percent of its goal; and the Air Force recruited 2,040, 100 percent of its goal. Retention among the active ranks also remained strong, with the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy all meeting or exceeding their goals. In the reserve forces, two of the six components,...
  • U.S., Afghan, Pakistani Senior NCOs Meet for First Time

    08/24/2006 3:38:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 327+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Matt Summers
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2006 – Senior enlisted leaders from Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States met for the first time this week to share insights between their respective armed forces and future interoperability. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Wood, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan’s senior enlisted leader, talks with senior NCOs from the Afghan National Army and Pakistani armed forces at Kabul International Airport Aug. 22, shortly before the beginning of the first meeting between senior NCOs of the three nations. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Summers, USAF  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “Building a relationship between these...
  • Air Force ‘Legal Eagles’ Meet With Afghan Military Legal Leaders

    08/24/2006 2:35:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 301+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Chuck Marsh
    SOUTHWEST ASIA, Aug. 23, 2006 – Two Air Force legal leaders journeyed through Southwest Asia from Aug. 14 to 17, stopping in Kabul, Afghanistan, for a two-day seminar and lending their expertise to help train and inform Afghan military legal leaders on the rule of law. Maj. Gen. Jack Rives, Air Force judge advocate general, and Col. Lindsey Graham, an appellate military judge, made their way to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing legal office and the Combined Air Operations Center at this undisclosed forward-deployed location, as a last stop before returning to the United States. They attended a seminar sponsored...
  • Services Meet or Exceed Active Duty Recruiting Goals for 14th Straight Month

    08/10/2006 5:22:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 374+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2006 – All active-duty military components met or exceeded their July recruiting goals, Defense Department officials announced today, marking the 14th consecutive month the services have met or exceeded their goals. The Army exceeded its goal of 10,450 recruits; it signed up 10,890 new soldiers, for 104 percent of its goal. The Navy and Air Force both came in at 100 percent, with 4,043 and 2,121 recruited respectively, while the Marine Corps hit 112 percent of its July goal, with 3,197 recruits. “It demonstrates that men and women of military-service age are finding that they want to...
  • From Iraq to Wilford Hall, nurse, patient meet again

    08/01/2006 5:41:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 576+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Master Sgt. Kimberly Spencer
    8/1/2006 - LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- A wide smile broke across Army Sgt. Joe DeLashmutt's face as he spied Maj. Rebecca Lehr across the Wilford Hall Medical Center dining hall. "That's her!" he told his mom in surprise. She saw him at almost the exact same moment. "I couldn't believe it when I saw him," Major Lehr said. "Joe is one of those patients who wove his way into my heart and will remain there forever." The major had been trying to follow the Army National Guard member's progress since helping to break the news to him...
  • National Guard Set to Meet Goal of 6,000 Troops on Border

    07/25/2006 4:47:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies · 436+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, July 25, 2006 – The Army National Guard will meet its goal of having 6,000 soldiers along the Southwest border by Aug. 1 to assist the U.S. Border Patrol in stemming the flow of illegal immigrants, the head of the National Guard Bureau told reporters here today. "They will be in the border states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas come the first of August," Army Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum said. "We will meet the president's commitment to do that." In May, President Bush requested the Guard be used to help strengthen the border. The following month...
  • Munitions Found in Iraq Meet WMD Criteria, Official Says

    06/29/2006 7:48:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 58 replies · 2,527+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 29, 2006 – The 500 munitions discovered throughout Iraq since 2003 and discussed in a National Ground Intelligence Center report meet the criteria of weapons of mass destruction, the center's commander said here today. "These are chemical weapons as defined under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and yes ... they do constitute weapons of mass destruction," Army Col. John Chu told the House Armed Services Committee. The Chemical Weapons Convention is an arms control agreement which outlaws the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons. It was signed in 1993 and entered into force in 1997. The munitions found...
  • William Jefferson (D-La.) Meets With Congressional Lawmakers (Maybe Ousted From Powerful Committee)

    06/07/2006 4:22:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 666+ views
    WDSU ^ | 6/07/06
    Jefferson To Meet With Congressional LawmakersUPDATED: 3:20 pm CDT June 7, 2006 WASHINGTON -- A spokeswoman for Rep. William Jefferson said he will attend a meeting with congressional lawmakers. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asked Jefferson to appear before the Democratic Steering Committee on Wednesday afternoon. The committee, which is charged with determining panel assignments, could vote to oust Jefferson from the powerful House Ways and Means Committee while he is under investigation. According to court documents, U.S. Rep. William Jefferson told an FBI informant, that Nigeria's vice president sought up to $500,000 and a stake in a technology venture...
  • Rumsfeld in Vietnam to Meet With Leaders, See MIA-Recovery Efforts

    06/04/2006 1:12:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 457+ views
    HANOI, Vietnam, June 4, 2006 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld arrived here this evening to meet with Vietnamese leaders on a host of issues and to visit a U.S. team painstakingly investigating the whereabouts of the nearly 2,000 American servicemembers still unaccounted for from the Vietnam War. "We appreciate what (the Vietnamese) do with respect to missing-in-action activities, and I'll be having lunch with the U.S. team that works that set of issues, which, of course, are important to us," Rumsfeld said aboard the airplane flying him here from Singapore, where he had been attending a meeting of defense...
  • Coalition, Iraqi Leaders Meet to Discuss Future of Iraqi Security

    05/23/2006 4:38:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 142+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 23, 2006 – The commander of Multinational Division Baghdad and key members of his staff met with governors and local leaders from Babil and Karbala provinces yesterday for the second time in as many months to discuss the security situation in their areas. "This is a historic time in the history of Iraq," U.S. Army Maj. Gen. J.D. Thurman, commander of Multinational Division Baghdad, said. "We must work together to achieve the same common goal of a secure Iraq." Though the two governors are from different areas, they both expressed the same optimism stemming from recent progress made...
  • Depot DIs supervise JROTC drill meet (CAUTION May induce Disturbing Flash-Backs)

    05/13/2006 10:23:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 613+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Dorian Gardner
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO (May 12, 2006) -- Depot Marines judged Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students who displayed their military precision and bearing at the sixth annual “Golden Bear’s National Drill Meet” April 29 in Pomona, Calif. Marines from the depot and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., as well as airmen, seamen and soldiers came together during the competition to observe and judge proper execution over the event’s 16 drill areas. The stations included armed and unarmed drill, regulation, exhibition, color guard, four-person armed drill, four-person sabers and novice categories. The drill competition hosted 52 schools...
  • Progress steady, Marines meet with Iraqi leaders, discuss security in Haditha Triad region

    05/05/2006 4:11:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 354+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Roe F. Seigle
    HADITHA, Iraq (May 5, 2006) -- Since their arrival in the Al Anbar Province nearly two months ago, Marines here say Iraqi Security Forces are progressing toward relieving Coalition Forces and stabilizing the region. In this rural region along the Euphrates River valley, the transition from U.S.-led to Iraqi-led military operations is well on its way, according to one U.S. Marine who has spent nearly two months mentoring Iraqi soldiers in this region. But the atmosphere in this portion of western Al Anbar Province has changed since Saddam Hussein was removed from office in 2003. Instead of daily fire fights...