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  • Ukraine: Deadly clashes around parliament in Kiev

    02/18/2014 11:55:44 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 152 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/18/2014
    Violent clashes have erupted during anti-government protests in Ukraine's capital, Kiev, with at least nine people, including two policemen, dead. In the worst violence in weeks, police used rubber bullets and stun grenades as thousands of protesters marching on parliament. A deadline set by the security forces for the violence to end has passed with no immediate sign of police action. The clashes came as MPs were due to debate changes to the constitution. The proposals would curb the powers of President Viktor Yanukovych, but the opposition say they were blocked from submitting their draft, meaning no debate could take...
  • U.S. Army Military Police School Civil Disturbance Operations Course

    07/06/2012 12:45:00 PM PDT · by tutstar · 43 replies
    publicintelligence.net ^ | 7 6 2012 | INtelligence
    The following self-learning course from the U.S. Army Military Police School at Fort McClellan describes procedures for military police involvement in civil disturbance operations. The course makes it clear that temporary detention facilities in the event of a civil disturbance overloading local resources would be operated under existing military doctrine for internment facilities. The course cites U.S. Army FM 3-19.40 Internment/Resettlement Operations, which is now numbered FM 3-39.40 since its most recent revision in 2010, as the primary reference for the operation of these facilities. This lesson is designed to describe the nature and causes of disaffection and social unrest;...
  • U.S. MP Continue to Mentor Iraqi Police

    07/27/2009 5:36:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 215+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, USA
    591st Military Police Company Soldiers walk back to their vehicles after checking on the progress of their Iraqi Police counterparts at a checkpoint in western Baghdad, July 24. Photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Multi-National Division – Baghdad. BAGHDAD — Since Sovereignty Day, June 30, the Iraqi Security Forces have taken the lead, but the 591st Military Police Company (MPC) still has work to do here. These U.S. MP continue to train their Iraqi Police (IP) counterparts to take over security on the outskirts of western Baghdad. To that end, the MP met with the IP yet again, July 24."Our...
  • Military Police Begin New Law, Order Mission in Basra

    07/15/2009 5:18:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 373+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Darryl L. Montgomery, USA
    CONTENGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq, July 15, 2009 – A new law and order force is now on duty here to provide a safe and secure environment for servicemembers. Army Sgt. David Karlson, military policeman with the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division’s 34th Military Police Company, approaches a vehicle to address a violation during a training exercise on Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq, July 11, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Darryl L. Montgomery   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Military police of the 34th Military Police Company began patrolling the base here July 11 due to the combined...
  • Patrolling Baghdad: A Military Police Company and the War in Iraq

    04/29/2007 5:49:41 PM PDT · by Valin · 6 replies · 340+ views
    Book TV ^ | 4/22/07 | Mark DePue
    Description: Mark DePue tells the story of the Army National Guard's 233rd Military Police Company, which was assigned to patrol Baghdad just after the invasion of Iraq. Members of the Springfield, Illinois-based 233rd talked to Mr. DePue about their experiences, both good and bad, for his new book "Patrolling Baghdad." Mr. DePue shares their stories in this event hosted by Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Springfield, Illinois. He is joined by 1st Sgt. Robert Elmore of the 233rd, who provides first-hand accounts of his time in Iraq. Author Bio: Mark DePue served with both the U.S. Army and the Army...
  • AN MP in Baghdad Part II

    09/20/2006 2:46:48 PM PDT · by concretebob · 10 replies · 391+ views
    Us Calvary OnPoint ^ | 20 September 2006 | Anonymous MP
    I was fortunate. I had both a pack of cigarettes AND a tasty beverage on my person to enjoy during the upcoming hour and a half stuck in the bunker as various high ranking folks combed the FOB to see if anybody had been hapless enough to get vaporized. Oh, and to make sure there were no unexploded surprises sputtering away in the middle of darkened roadways to disturb any late night treks to the loo. Actually, we were only in the 'sandbag sauna' for about 20 minutes--a new record in speedy Bomb Damage Assessment. So we were sitting in...
  • ON Point Exclusive: An MP in Baghdad (Part 1 of 3) by Anonymous MP

    09/19/2006 8:35:48 AM PDT · by concretebob · 3 replies · 282+ views
    US Calvary OnPoint ^ | 19 September 2006 | Anonymous MP
    What would you do differently if you knew that you were going to die today? Really knew it? In the 'normal' world, we may wonder about death every so often, usually after watching a disturbing movie, or maybe after we see an obituary of someone we once knew in the paper. But, unless you are grappling with a serious illness, or wondering what that semi is doing crossing into your rain-soaked lane at 4 a.m., or have decided that skydiving this weekend might be a great way to "bond" with your new girlfriend, it probably doesn't seem like a real...
  • Polish Military Police on mission in Congo (see Polish MP photo gallery)

    06/19/2006 1:39:18 PM PDT · by lizol · 7 replies · 413+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 19.06.2006
    Polish Military Police on mission in Congo 19.06.2006 A group of 31 Polish soldiers has departed from Wroclaw on a mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are Military Police officers from Gliwice and Warsaw who are the first from among 130 Poles to be stationed there. The MPs will be entrusted with securing the International Military Forces Command in Kinshasa as well as the airport in the capital. They will also cooperate with the EUPOL police mission. This is the first such Polish military mission in Africa.
  • Female Sergeant wins Silver Star - Terrorists Humiliated By Woman Warrior From Hell

    06/27/2005 9:32:00 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 22 replies · 2,842+ views
    Gunny Bob's 'Hall of Heroes' ^ | June 2005 | Gunny Bob Newman
    Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester, 617th Military Police Company, Iraq FEMALE SERGEANT WINS SILVER STAR Terrorists Humiliated By Woman Warrior From Hell A female military police soldier was awarded a Silver Star Thursday in Iraq for helping to fight off insurgent forces that ambushed her convoy in March. Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester of the 617th Military Police Company, a National Guard unit out of Richmond, Ky., is the first woman since World War II to receive the prestigious award for bravery under fire, according to a Defense Department press release. Hester, 23, received the award along with two other soldiers from...
  • Sergeant, 23, Is First Woman Awarded Silver Star Since World War II

    06/16/2005 3:03:04 PM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 35 replies · 1,836+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-06-16-05 1749EDT
    Sergeant, 23, Is First Woman Awarded Silver Star Since World War IIBy John J. Lumpkin Associated Press Writer Published: Jun 16, 2005 WASHINGTON (AP) - A 23-year-old sergeant with the Kentucky National Guard on Thursday became the first female soldier to receive the Silver Star - the nation's third-highest medal for valor - since World War II. Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester, who is from Nashville, Tenn., but serves in a Kentucky unit, received the award for gallantry during a March 20 insurgent ambush on a convoy in Iraq. Two men from her unit, the 617th Military Police Company of Richmond,...
  • Soldier Pleads Guilty to Assault in Beating Death of Afghan Prisoner; Gets 3-Month Sentence

    05/23/2005 6:26:56 AM PDT · by Valin · 9 replies · 356+ views
    AP ^ | 5/22/05
    EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A military policeman has been sentenced to three months in prison after pleading guilty to assault and two counts of making a false statement in the 2002 beating death of a prisoner in Afghanistan. In a plea bargain, Army prosecutors agreed not to pursue a charge of maltreatment against Spc. Brian E. Cammack. Cammack also agreed to testify in other cases related to the deaths of two inmates at the Bagram Control Point. Cammack was sentenced Friday during a court-martial at Fort Bliss. He will be demoted to private, fined more than $3,200 and given...
  • Accused Abu Ghraib ringleader may testify at own trial

    01/10/2005 9:40:17 AM PST · by weegee · 6 replies · 448+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 10, 2005, 1:17AM | no byline
    FORT HOOD -- In his quarter century working in military courts, attorney Guy Womack can count on the fingers of one hand the times he has allowed a client to testify. "My knee-jerk reaction is never to do that," said Womack, an ex-Marine Corps lawyer based in Houston. "I've never regretted not doing that." But he may make an exception to his rule for Spc. Charles Graner Jr., the Army reservist accused of leading the much-publicized abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. He says Graner, whose trial begins with opening statements Monday, can explain better than anyone...
  • Adrian soldier offers Abu Ghraib insight

    07/27/2004 8:05:25 AM PDT · by Valin · 3 replies · 445+ views
    Adrian Daily Telegram, ^ | 7/23/04 | David Panian
    -- Sgt. Jeff Hayford, who is serving in Iraq, says he may voluntarily return to the prison because it is short-handed. By David Panian -- Daily Telegram Staff Writer BASRA, Iraq -- An Adrian man serving as a military police officer in Iraq may soon return to the Abu Ghraib prison, his primary assignment when his unit arrived in Iraq about eight months ago. Sgt. Jeff Hayford is serving with the 428th Military Police Co. of the U.S. Army Reserve based in South Bend, Ind. His regular unit is the 303rd Military Police Co. in Jackson, but he volunteered to...
  • Fighting A `Ghost War'

    05/23/2004 9:35:09 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 17 replies · 169+ views
    The MPs of Connecticut's 143rd Went To Iraq To Restore Order After The War Seemed Won. But The Struggle Had Just Begun.Over the course of a year in Iraq, the 143rd would come to know fear under enemy fire. They'd be shot at, cursed, bombed and shelled. They'd do their best to help the Iraqi people, and understand, too, that not all Iraqis welcomed their presence. Some would find love. And though it might be a defining time for their generation, they couldn't wait to have it all done with.
  • Post-Saddam Crimes at Abu Ghraib

    05/03/2004 6:39:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 55 replies · 594+ views
    NRO ^ | May 03, 2004 | Jed Babbin
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend <% printurl = Request.ServerVariables("URL")%> Print Version May 03, 2004, 8:40 a.m. Post-Saddam Crimes at Abu GhraibPunish and learn. By Jed Babbin Saddam's regime made the Abu Ghraib prison complex a place where torture and murder were commonplace. When the Iraqi regime fell, so did most of Abu Ghraib. Now partly rebuilt, it is the prison where hundreds of Iraqi detainees, foreign insurgents, and prisoners of war are kept under the custody of one battalion of the Army's 800th Military Police Brigade. Last year, some military police and intelligence personnel abused a...
  • Michelle Witmer Killed in Action April 9th -- Witmer Family Website

    04/14/2004 9:45:05 PM PDT · by Sunshine55 · 8 replies · 299+ views
    Witmer Family Website ^ | 04/14/2004 | John and Lori Witmer
    God Bless these fine young ladies and those sons and daughters just like them. The world is a better place for having known Michelle Witmer.
  • My adopted soldier's unit is returning from Iraq

    03/16/2004 8:38:04 AM PST · by BushisTheMan · 3 replies · 199+ views
    company Web site ^ | 3/16/2004 | unknown
    March 16, 2004 RE: Press Release The Family Readiness Group for the 333rd Military Police Unit in conjunction with the City of Freeport and the surrounding Communities are proud to Present the Chairs for the Welcome Home Fund: Cal Wescott-fundraising, Nickee Bender-Party, and Duane Wenzel-Escort/Parade home. The fundraising Chair and the committee are designed to raise funds to give the soldiers a great welcome home, celebrate with their families, and the community. The party Chair and committee are designed to create a celebration for the soldiers with their family, and the community The Escort Chair and the committee are designed...
  • Army reservists' families say soldiers charged in Iraq were targeted unfairly

    09/02/2003 3:30:16 AM PDT · by jaykay · 7 replies · 622+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 09/02/03 | Joe Smydo
    <p>Relatives of four Army reservists from Pennsylvania who are accused of beating and abusing Iraqi prisoners say they fear their loved ones are targets of a vendetta.</p> <p>They say they believe the four, all military police officers, previously have had run-ins with commanders at the Camp Bucca internment center near Umm Qasr in southern Iraq, and that mismanagement of the camp had sent soldiers' morale into a tailspin.</p>
  • Army reservists' families say soldiers charged in Iraq were targeted unfairly

    09/01/2003 10:09:26 PM PDT · by pittsburgh gop guy · 2 replies · 260+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Tuesday, September 02, 2003 | Joe Smydo
    <p>Relatives of four Army reservists from Pennsylvania who are accused of beating and abusing Iraqi prisoners say they fear their loved ones are targets of a vendetta.</p> <p>The four U.S. soldiers accused of abusing prisoners of war include, clockwise from top left, Sgt. Timothy Canjar, Master Sgt. Lisa Marie Girman, Staff Sgt. Scott A. McKenzie and Sgt. Shawna L. Edmondson.</p>
  • In support of accused soldiers (MP's accused of abusing Iraqi prisoners)

    08/24/2003 8:24:44 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 237+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA) ^ | 8/24/2003 | Lane Filler
    LOCAL RALLY FOR MILITARY COPS IN KUWAIT By LANE FILLER lfiller@leader.netWILKES-BARRE - The guest of honor at Saturday's rally was not expected to show, and she didn't, but thanks to the world of modern technology she was there in much more than spirit. Master Sgt. Lisa Girman attended the gathering on the Luzerne County Courthouse lawn, held to support her and three fellow soldiers and organized by best friend Robyn Zukoski, via cell phone from Kuwait. Girman and her accused comrades were sent to Kuwait after being charged with abusing Iraqi POWs in a May 12 incident. Girman, 35, a...
  • Iraqis Assist Soldiers with disabled vehicle near Fallujah

    08/23/2003 10:47:39 AM PDT · by saquin · 94 replies · 775+ views
    AL-FALLUJAH, Iraq--Soldiers from the 411th Military Police Company looked helplessly at one of their Armored Security Vehicles (ASV) as it sat in a roadside ditch dangerously close to flipping over. They had no vehicle powerful enough to lift the 29,850-pound ASV back onto the road. Platoon leader First Lt. Shannon Newell and her soldiers were in a potentially hostile area and she had to quickly decide what to do.It was late morning and the heat was becoming unbearable. Soon a crowd of people from the nearby village of As-Saqlawiyah, about 20 miles west of Baghdad, began gathering around them. The...
  • Need for Military Police Is Rising

    08/21/2003 5:26:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies · 275+ views
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | August 21, 2003 | CHRISTOPHER COOPER
    <p>The effort to impose civil order in Iraq has put a spotlight on the Army's growing need for military police, the closest thing the U.S. has to peacekeeping soldiers. But adding more of them is more complex than it sounds.</p>
  • MP team monitors illegal immigrants and environment

    02/17/2003 3:19:33 PM PST · by JackelopeBreeder · 7 replies · 323+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 17 Feb 2003 | Bill Hess
    (Source link changed daily.) FORT HUACHUCA -- There has been an increase in the number of illegal immigrants apprehended on the post, but Maj. Dan Ortega said he believes it is due to a more vigilant approach by a special six-member Military Police team whose main job is to protect the environment. Ortega, the fort's director of public safety, said 89 illegal immigrants have been apprehended and turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol in the first three months of the current fiscal year -- October through December. For all of the 2002 budget year, 153 were apprehended, Ortega said....
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Military Police / Tet 1968 - Feb. 2nd, 2003

    02/02/2003 12:01:18 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 126 replies · 6,540+ views
    U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. We hope to provide an ongoing source of information about issues and problems that are specific to Veterans and resources that are available to Veterans and their families. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood...