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  • Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Says Mission Could Be Extended

    01/20/2015 10:46:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/20/20 | Staff
    The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says he could recommend extending the mission and maintaining U.S. troops in the country, Army Times reports. “I’m taking a look and assessing every day based on the enemy situation, based on how much we’re getting done with the Afghans, how they’re progressing on their lines of effort, how the [Train, Advise and Assist mission] is going, how the government’s coming along, [and] if we can really get after the objectives that we set,” said Gen. John Campbell, commander of the Resolute Support mission, during an interview Jan. 15 with Army Times. There are...
  • Local veterans get a mission . Maj. Gen. Ashley points to declining numbers who volunteer

    01/05/2015 9:34:40 AM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — While it’s a new year, one constant Americans can count on every year is its military, Maj. Gen. Robert P. Ashley said. But even that constant is going through changes with the reduction in its forces coupled with fewer citizens willing to to be part of the nation’s volunteer military forces, the commander of the Army’s Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca said Saturday. Speaking at the monthly meeting of the Greater Sierra Visa United Veterans Council, Ashley said, “I’m here today in a very elite company. You are part of an honored few that were...
  • High Fivin' the Pope (James Robison: We have much in common )

    11/19/2014 12:20:09 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 68 replies
    Aleteia ^ | November 9, 2014 | David Mills
    He is probably known among Catholics almost entirely as the man who last July gave the Holy Father a high five. I happened to meet the Evangelical evangelist James Robison recently at a gathering to discuss a common project, and was surprised when he said, to a group mixing conservative Evangelicals and Catholics (two of us converts), “I’ve met the pope. I love that man.” The high five, which left some Catholics I know muttering, he explained in the Huffington Post a few days afterward. At a three-hour meeting at the Vatican, Francis listened to several Evangelical leaders talk...
  • Ebola strikes UN mission in Liberia

    10/09/2014 2:16:10 PM PDT · by Prospero · 19 replies
    The New Dawn (Liberia) ^ | 10/9/2014 | Bridgett Milton
    The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and head of UNMIL, Ms Karin Landgren, has confirmed here that an international staff of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has tested positive of the deadly Ebola virus. The staff member, who works for UNMIL medical team, is currently receiving treatment. According to a press statement issued in Monrovia on Wednesday, SRSG Ms. Karin Landgren said this is the second case of Ebola within the mission. An earlier probable case resulted to the death of a staff member on 25 September 2014... Meanwhile the Mission is extending the robust review...

    10/04/2014 6:32:53 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 4, 2014 | by FRANCES MARTEL
    Officials and medical personnel have expressed concern that American troops being deployed in Liberia to fight the spread of the Ebola virus may be at risk for contracting malaria, an often just-as-deadly disease more easily spread in an insecure sanitary atmosphere. A local report from Denver's KUSA notes that, in the wake of Fort Carson, Colorado sending 160 troops to Liberia in the coming weeks, military medical personnel are beginning to engage with the possibility of troops contracting malaria. According to medical expert Dr. John Torres, one child dies every day in Africa from malaria, an astronomical figure. While Ebola...
  • Is Conquest or Conversion the Christian Answer to Islam?

    09/12/2014 4:16:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies ^ | September 12,2014 | Father Dwight Longenecker
    Radical Islamists seem intent on conquest. It has always been so. From the beginning and down through the ages, radical jihadists have attempted to convert people to their religion by force. “Convert” they cry “or we have nothing to offer you but the sword.”
  • Obama declares mission accomplished in Iraq

    08/14/2014 3:13:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/14/2014 | Noah Rothman
    On Thursday, the Pentagon revealed that the Yazidi minorities have been encircled by Islamic State forces on Mt. Sinjar for weeks were in much better shape. Military officials determined that select airstrikes on ISIS positions around the mountain had been successful, and some Yazidis had already evacuated the area. Defense officials determined that the success of contingency operations against ISIS in western Iraq indicated that no further action would need to be undertaken. In a press conference on Thursday, President Barack Obama confirmed that the mission to save the Yazidis had been a success. He added that, while the...
  • SAS joins mission to save refugees

    08/14/2014 1:50:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8-14-2014 | Tom Mctague, Mail Online Deputy Political Editor and James Rush
    A dramatic international rescue mission of thousands of trapped refugees in northern Iraq was ‘far less likely’ this morning after the Government revealed huge numbers had already escaped across the border to Syria. David Cameron, returning from holiday 24 hours early to chair an emergency Cobra meeting in Downing Street, yesterday revealed Britain was working on ‘detailed plans’ to airlift up to 30,000 desperate Yazidis cornered by Islamic State extremists on Mount Sinjar. But the International Development Secretary Justine Greening confirmed this morning that American surveillance had revealed fewer people were left on the mountain than first feared. But she...
  • South Texas shows drama behind illegal immigration

    07/07/2014 4:55:05 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 11 replies
    AP ^ | July 7th, 2014 | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    MISSION, Texas (AP) — Deputy Rudy Trevino was patrolling a park along the Texas-Mexico border when he spied movement in the darkness. Swinging his spotlight toward the motion revealed 14 women and children who had just sneaked across the Rio Grande in a small boat The youngest, a 14-month-old boy from Guatemala, lay quietly in a baby carrier hung from his mother's chest. The oldest, a 38-year-old woman from El Salvador, cried with her head in her hands, her 7-year-old daughter leaning against her. In minutes, they were loaded into a Border Patrol van and whisked away — a typical...
  • #TruthAtTheCup: Spreading the Truth of God’s Word at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

    06/16/2014 5:21:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies ^ | 6/16/14 | John Cobb
    In April, we shared with you an opportunity to support Ligonier’s international outreach in Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the Lord supplied the resources to print over 140,000 booklets from R.C. Sproul to distribute during the games in both Portuguese and English. Last week, the World Cup officially began with a game between Brazil and Croatia. Our partners in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro were out on the streets at bus stations, subways, and the areas surrounding the stadiums handing out copies of Dr. R.C. Sproul’s Can I Have Joy...
  • (John T. Reed) Comments on policies against never leaving a military comrade behind, dead or alive

    06/05/2014 6:24:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 8 replies
    John T ^ | John T Reed
    In recent years, I have heard certain military personnel, usually Marines, bragging that they never leave a comrade behind—even a dead comrade.Let’s think about that.For one thing, I call it a “purported” policy because I am not sure it is the official policy of the Marines or any other unit. I even wonder if it is a Marine policy that has been proclaimed by Marine privates without consulting with the Commandant of the Marine Corps. If so, the Commandant has not been quick enough or loud enough at correcting the notion that the Marines never leave a dead comrade behind.The...
  • Destructive Missions, Partially Accomplished: Emboldened statists have already done serious damage

    02/27/2014 6:59:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/27/2014 | Tom Blumer
    Those pursuing three authoritarian agenda items once considered unthinkable emanating from an administration which has become openly hostile to what once were our basic freedoms can already hang “Mission (Partially) Accomplished” banners on their walls.First, there are the ongoing revelations about the government’s accumulation of digital mountains [1] of personal information on citizens’ daily lives.If there’s a positive result from this, it would be that many Americans have become a bit more careful about their data trail. But the good news ends there. Our emails, Facebook posts, text messages and other communications are subject to easy scrutiny by government...
  • Outgoing NSA director: ‘It’s not our mission’ to spy on everyone in the world

    02/17/2014 5:24:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    BGR Blog Boy Genius Report on yahoo ^ | 2/17/14 | BGR Ben Zigterman 8 hours ago
    The National Security Agency (NSA) will send its recommendations for where to store telephone metadata records to President Obama later this week, the outgoing NSA director said Friday in a speech defending his agency’s surveillance tactics. General Keith Alexander, who is retiring as NSA director next month, did not say where he thinks the data should be held. President Obama recommended on January 17th that the government stop holding Americans’ phone call records, but pushing the data out to either telephone companies or to a third party are both seen as having significant drawbacks. “The good news is we have...
  • Frozen Out: 98% of Stories Ignore That Ice-bound Ship Was On Global Warming Mission

    01/02/2014 10:08:18 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/2/14 | Mike Ciandella
    A group of climate change scientists were rescued by helicopter Jan. 2, after being stranded in the ice since Christmas morning. But the majority of the broadcast networks’ reports about the ice-locked climate researchers never mentioned climate change. The Russian ship, Akademic Shokalskiy, was stranded in the ice while on a climate change research expedition, yet nearly 98 percent of network news reports about the stranded researchers failed to mention their mission at all. Forty out of 41 stories (97.5 percent) on the network morning and evening news shows since Dec. 25 failed to mention climate change had anything to...
  • Mission Kansas Police Assault & Cavity Search Mother In Front Of Children

    07/18/2013 2:03:43 PM PDT · by Altariel · 54 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 13, 2013 | JesusISComingRUReady
    These are some highlights of Mission Police Departments Finest! This is Mission, Kansas PD to be clear. UPDATE 7/8/2013 - The lead prosecutor for Mission, Kansas, has communicated to our late criminal defense attorney that he would like me to remove my YouTube video of the officers arresting my wife. Should I choose not to remove it, Martin states he has the ability to get a judge to sign a protective order that would force me to take it down. Martin also mentioned some type of diversion if my wife would be willing to release The Mission PD of any...
  • The Daily Caller presents: The first annual College Stupidity Awards

    06/05/2013 4:34:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies ^ | 6-5-2013 | Robby Soave
    ItÂ’s commencement season. College seniors across the country are donning mortarboards, getting misty-eyed and preparing to face the realities of President Barack ObamaÂ’s sparkling economic recovery. The Daily Caller is a little misty-eyed, too, because college students will soon disperse from campuses for a long summer, which likely means far fewer stories about stupid and otherwise outrageous occurrences on campus. The time is right, then, to celebrate the academic year that was. Here are the 20 stupidest, most outrageous and most cringe-worthy campus moments of 2012-13. Florida Atlantic University: Worst university in AmericaWhat an embarrassing year for Florida Atlantic. The...
  • No Buzz: Aldrin Trashes Obama Asteroid Mission

    05/09/2013 4:28:00 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 76 replies
    USNews ^ | 5/8/13 | Jason Koebler
    The Apollo-era astronaut says NASA should be working manned Mars missionsThe second man to set foot on the moon wants to see NASA send people further into space than he ever traveled. Buzz Aldrin trashed NASA's plan to bring an asteroid into lunar orbit in a speech, advocating for a Mars colony. Aldrin, who recently published the book "Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration," said at the Washington, D.C. Humans to Mars summit Wednesday that President Barack Obama's asteroid mining plan is merely a distraction. "Bringing an asteroid back to Earth? What's that have to do with space...
  • Mission told not to feed the homeless in Seattle city parks

    01/19/2013 1:48:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    mynorthwest ^ | 1.19.2013 | Brandi Kruse
    The Bread of Life Mission, which has served the homeless community in Pioneer Square for more than 70 years, said the city has directed them to stop feeding the hungry in downtown parks. On the third Saturday of every month for the past three years, volunteers for the mission have handed out meals at places such as City Hall Park. The offering was in addition to the three meals a day they serve inside their building at 97 South Main Street. "It was a service we were offering free of charge to be a blessing to the homeless," said Executive...
  • Dem Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: Obama “Led The Mission” To Kill Bin Laden…

    08/19/2012 6:46:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 8/19/12 | zip
    “And let’s not forget that this is the commander in chief who finally led the mission that brought Osama bin Laden to justice.”
  • Obama Misses Movement! Arrives One Year Late for bin Laden Mission!

    05/03/2012 7:58:45 PM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Bloggers and Personal | 3 May 12 | Xzins
    Obama: All right guys, I'm here. Let's get this thing done. Seal Cdr: Sir? Obama: Show me the equipment room, Lieutenant. I've gotta get cammied up. And we're in a hurry if you don't know it. Seal Team Member: Sir, the equipment room for what? Obama: The bin Laden mission. We've got to mount up on those choppers and take down that compound. (Seal Team 6 members in the back of room begin looking at the floor. Obviously trying not to smirk.) Seal Cdr: Uhhhh...Sir...did you notice how bad the weather is today? Obama: What? This is a critical moment,...
  • Three Afghan People Detained[South Texas Illegals]

    01/23/2012 7:38:29 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    KRGV ^ | 01/23/2012
    WESLACO - Three people from Afghanistan are in Border Patrol custody in the Valley. Border Patrol acknowledges they apprehended the three Afghanis in the Valley. They were found in two different groups. One was found south of Mission by the river. The other two were found in a stash house north of Moorefield Road. Samuel Freeman, a political science professor at the University of Texas Pan American and expert on U.S. foreign policy, says it's unusual for Afghanis to show up in the Rio Grande Valley. Freeman says the three could be drug runners. He says there's a huge pipeline...

    08/06/2011 3:17:50 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    Libertarian Party ^ | Aug 5, 2011 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Blogs Obama: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED posted by Wayne Allyn Root on Aug 05, 2011 By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee Barack Obama is my college classmate (Columbia University Class of '83). I tried to warn the country that virtually all of my classmates and professors were marxist, despised America, and wanted to bring down capitalism. I tried to warn the country that Obama would follow the detailed plan of two Columbia professors named Cloward and Piven- a plan designed to destroy capitalism by overwhelming the U.S. economy with government spending, regulations, entitlements, taxes and debt. That is precisely...
  • Obama Final NASA Insult: This is Your Last Mission and Drink Your Own Pee

    07/11/2011 7:28:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    rightwing news ^ | 7/11/11 | Jane Jamison
    Just think, in a few hours, you get.......SUN PEE! Cross-posted at Isn’t it bad enough Obama is cancelling the space program? Now the astronauts have to drink their own pee on the final trip? CNET: Soon, we will not only be able to drink our recycled urine. We’ll transform into a tastier, more refreshing beverage choice–thanks, in part, to NASA’s final space shuttle mission. The shuttle Atlantis is carrying aloft tests of the Forward Osmosis Bag, which is designed to convert dirty water into a liquid that is safe to drink using a semi-permeable membrane and a concentrated sugar...
  • NASA To Fly Low Over Region For Air Quality Study

    06/24/2011 7:19:47 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 29 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | June 23, 2011 | Derek Valcourt
    WASHINGTON (WJZ)—Don’t panic if you see large planes flying unusually low over Maryland roadways next week. It’s all part of a major plan by NASA to help study air pollution over major cities. Derek Valcourt explains where you’ll be seeing some of those low-flying planes. The study will focus on air pollution over many of Maryland’s major roads, from Baltimore’s beltway, to the 95 corridor, even over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. This is no ordinary plane, it’s a specially fitted NASA aircraft designed with equipment to measure air pollution levels in flight. And starting next week the skies over Maryland...
  • Obama took SIXTEEN HOURS to make up his mind about Bin Laden mission

    05/03/2011 6:26:29 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 7:20 PM on 3rd May 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Barack Obama kept military commanders hanging by declaring he would 'sleep on it' before taking 16 hours to give the go-ahead to raid Bin Laden's compound. Hit squads of specialist Navy Seals - who were not even told who they were preparing to capture - had practised the mission at two reconstructions of the terror chiefs sprawling compound. The mission looked set to be given the all clear last Thursday when analysts confirmed beyond doubt that Bin Laden was in busy town of Abbottabad in northern Pakistan.
  • Top 10 Rejected Obama Mission Names

    03/22/2011 6:57:28 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 51 replies
    patriot humor ^ | 3-22-11 | anonymous
    Apparently the White House tossed out a number of perfectly good names before arriving at "Operation Odyssey Dawn": 10.Operation Nine Months In The Senate Didn't Prepare Me For This 9. Operation Organizing for Libya 8. Operation Double Standard 7. Operation FINE! I'll Do Something 6. Operation Enduring Narcissism 5. Operation So That's What the Red Button Does 4. Operation France Backed Me Into A Corner

    03/19/2011 6:31:13 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 18, 2011 | various
    "Barack n' Awe" "At last I have my own war".....more HERE
  • Update from Dan Iverson, Japan Country Director (Mission to the World)

    03/12/2011 8:01:31 AM PST · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    MTW Email | Dan Iverson
    This is incredible devastation. Please ask your church to take special offerings for this tomorrow. And pass the word to Christians to give and pray for this. We have already spent almost $1000 tonight renting a first truck and buying food to take north, Lord willing tomorrow night. This is a very small start on a huge and expensive project these next months. Pray that we can really help, and show the love of Christ in this lost land. One news report an hour ago said that in a hard hit northeastern prefecture a village of 17,000 people was missing...
  • Missing Wisconsin Democrats Who Skipped Anti-Union Vote Left the State, Senator Says

    02/17/2011 1:37:52 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/17/11
    The 14 Senate Democrats who are boycotting a vote on a controversial "union-busting" bill have left the state, a Wisconsin state senator said.
  • Need help finding a volunteer opportunity

    02/04/2011 10:15:36 PM PST · by Ziva · 61 replies
    self - Need recommedatio | February 5, 2011 | Ziva
    My new husband and I are visiting his uncle and his third wife, a lovely woman. We get along great politically. They could well be FReepers once I introduce them to FR. The problem is her daughter, a teacher in her late 20s. The daughter is raising money so she can join a mission thru Habitat for Humanity (H4H) to spend two weeks in Vietnam doing some humanitarian work. She is now doing fundraising for her trip. She has to pay her own round-trip airfare AND pay H4H $2000 for the priviledge of working on this mission for two weeks....
  • Church Exists to Evangelize! Pope Calls every Catholic to Become a Missionary

    01/26/2011 5:55:17 AM PST · by tcg · 5 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 1/26/11 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...Pope Benedict reminds us all that the Church "exists to evangelize" with an urgency reminiscent of the Saint whose feast we celebrated the day this message was made public. He writes,"This task has lost none of its urgency.We cannot rest easy at the thought that, after two thousand, there are people who still do not know Christ, who have not yet heard His message of salvation." Here he is speaking of the missionary mandate of the Church "ad gentes" , to the Nations. The Church has always taught that every single human being on the face of the earth has...
  • MISSION ACCOMPLISHED… Tucson Tea Party Leader Receives Death Threats This Week

    01/12/2011 1:25:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 1/12/11 | Jim Hoft
    After blaming the tea party for the mass slaughter on Saturday one tea party leader is receiving death threats. The sheriff’s office told Tucson tea party leader Trent Humphries to stay home. The Tuscon Tea Party leader started receiving death threats since the shootings at the Safeway on Saturday. Talking Points Memo reported, via Free Republic: Trent Humphries, the leader of the largest tea party group in this mourning southern Arizona city, has nothing but praise for the way President Obama has led the nation through the aftermath of Saturday’s mass shooting at a constituent event for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords...
  • Scientists plan mission to probe Uranus

    01/11/2011 2:53:34 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 98 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 1/7/11 | Paul Sutherland
    Proposed by British scientists as a joint effort of NASA and the European Space Agency, the mission would offer the first close-up view of Uranus in 25 years.British space scientists are leading plans to send a probe to explore giant ice planet Uranus. They have put forward a detailed proposal to the European Space Agency to launch a joint mission with NASA to the distant world, 1.8 billion miles from the sun. It would give scientists their first close-up views of Uranus since NASA’s Voyager 2 flew past and captured fleeting pictures 25 years ago. The Ł400million mission is designed...
  • A FOCAL Mission into the Oort Cloud

    11/15/2010 1:22:29 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 11/15/10 | Paul Gilster
    A FOCAL Mission into the Oort Cloud by Paul Gilster on November 15, 2010 After all this time, IÂ’m still trying to wrap my head around the idea of massive objects in space as lenses, their distortion of spacetime offering the ability to see distant objects at huge magnification. On Friday we saw how the lensing effect caused by galactic clusters can be used to study dark energy. And consider the early results from the Herschel-ATLAS project, conducted by ESAÂ’s Herschel Space Observatory. Herschel is scanning large areas of the sky in far-infrared and sub-millimeter light. Many of its...
  • Obama says his mission is to accelerate recovery

    10/29/2010 10:08:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/29/10 | Staff
    BELTSVILLE, Md.- President Barack Obama says his mission is to accelerate the economy's recovery. He's calling attention to a proposal he says would create jobs, grow the economy and help businesses.Obama spoke Friday after the government reported that the economy grew at a faster rate from July to September. It was the last snapshot of the country's economic health before voters elect a new Congress on Tuesday.Obama wants Congress to allow businesses to deduct 100 percent of the cost of certain investments, such as new equipment, through the end of 2011. Businesses now can deduct half of such costs.
  • The Bishop is Neither Manager Nor Bureaucrat!

    09/13/2010 9:51:51 AM PDT · by 0beron · 2 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 09/13/2010 | Tancred
    Benedict XVI. on the Shepherd's Responsibilities of the Successors of the Apostles -- by Armin Schwibach/ Rome Rome[] The Bishop is not a pure manager, he is not a bureaucrat or a simple moderator and organizer of the life of the diocese. Much more, he must be a "father, brother and friend" and be on the "Christian and human path", who knows he has to create, "an atmosphere of trust, acceptance, sympathy, but also uprightness and justice". With these words Pope Benedict XVI. addressed a second group of newly ordained Bishops this morning, who participated in a course organized by...
  • First U.S. troops killed in Iraq after Obama declared U.S. combat mission over

    09/07/2010 7:33:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/7/10 | Richard Sisk
    WASHINGTON - Two U.S. troops were shot to death and nine wounded by an Iraqi soldier yesterday in the first deadly attack on Americans since President Obama declared the U.S. combat mission over. The attacker wore an Iraqi army uniform, U.S. military officials said, and he was later identified by an Iraqi Defense Ministry spokesman as Soran Rahman of the Iraqi Army's 4th Division, CNN reported. Rahman allegedly got into an argument that turned into a fight with U.S. Army troops. The GIs were on security duty for a company commander who was visiting an Iraqi commando base in Salah-ad-Din...
  • Victims of Afghan massacre gave years of service (Medics lined up and shot in Afghanistan)

    08/09/2010 6:29:17 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | August 8, 2010 | Kristen Wyatt and Robert H. Reid,
    KABUL, Afghanistan – One gave up a lucrative practice to give free dental care to children ... Others had devoted whole decades of their lives to helping the Afghan people through war and deprivation. The years of service ended in a hail of bullets in a remote valley of a land that members of the medical team had learned to love. The bodies of the 10 slain volunteers - six Americans, two Afghans, a German and a Briton - were flown Sunday back to Kabul ... friends and family bitterly rejected Taliban claims the group had tried to convert Afghans...
  • U.S. upgrades status of Palestinian mission in Washington

    07/22/2010 12:05:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    haaretz ^ | 7/22/10 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    Though still short of full diplomatic recognition, move raises representation to level of PLO missions in many European countries and Canada. The United States State Department has upgraded the Palestinian Liberation Organization's mission in Washington, the PLO's U.S. representative said on Thursday. The upgrade, which will give the PLO Mission to the U.S. the status of 'Delegation General', became effective beginning July 20, 2010. Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat, the PLO's representative to the United States, said that the decision was preceded by several consultations made over the past year between the PLO Mission and the Obama administration.
  • U.S. on Track to End Combat Mission in Iraq, Officials Say

    07/03/2010 4:23:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    BAGHDAD, July 3, 2010 – The United States in on track or ahead of schedule to end its combat mission in Iraq this summer, and the lack of a permanent government there will not serve as a deterrent to that plan, senior administration officials traveling with Vice President Joe Biden said today. But, an official speaking on background said, "we would like to see -- the Iraqi people would like to see -- a government as expeditiously as possible." Political maneuvering has continued since Iraq’s March election, and a permanent government has yet to be seated. The vice president is...
  • Medical mission aids Iraqi refugees

    06/30/2010 1:26:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Pfc. Adrian Muehe, USA
    DIYALA — U.S. Army medics and doctors recently volunteered to visit the Bakhtiyari Medical Clinic in the neighborhood of Khaniqan here to provide medical care to residents. A girl demonstrates proper teeth brushing procedures to Capt. Mary Nolan, of Lewiston, Minn, and the preventive medicine officer for 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, during a Military Civilian Medical Operation in the Bakhtiyari neighborhood of Khaniqan, Iraq, June 22, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Adrian Muehe.Coming together for this Military Civilian Medical Operation (MCMO) were Soldiers from Charlie Company, 296th Brigade Support Battalion; Headquarters Support Battery, 1st Battalion,...
  • Joint medical mission treats hundreds

    06/05/2010 10:29:28 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 265+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Pfc. Adrian Muehe, USA
    DIYALA — U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers here recently visited the small village of Al Hamid located six kilometers west of the Iranian border to provide medical assistance to residents in need.Suzan, an interpreter with Company C, 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, comforts an Iraqi girl with a broken leg during a joint medical civil action program in Al Hamid, Iraq, June 1, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Adrian Muehe.The village is able to operate a small clinic, but restocking medical supplies requires a lengthy trip to Balad Ruz over 100 kilometers away....
  • Airmen moving the mission in Afghanistan

    04/19/2010 6:35:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 142+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Oshawn J. Jefferson, USAF
    4/19/2010 - CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- A team of 28 aerial port and vehicle maintenance Airmen from the 451st Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Det. 1 here are moving the mission in Afghanistan. The unit's air traffic operations center and ramp operations have uploaded and downloaded more than 40,000 short tons of cargo from almost 3,000 aircraft moving in and out of the airfield here since Jan. 1. "We are a small group of guys doing a big mission out here," said 1st Lt. Josh Meyer, the 451st ELRS Det. 1 commander deployed from Pope Air Force Base, N.C. "Seven...
  • Letter Writing Campaign For Phoebe

    04/12/2010 6:08:54 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 7 replies · 268+ views
    Mind Of Niuhuru | April 12 2010 | Niuhuru
    Why don't we start a letter writing campaign to the court to encourage them to give solid, real sentences to these monsters and not give them a slap on the wrist? By doing that we'll ensure that justice is done.
  • MC-12 begins mission in southern Afghanistan

    04/08/2010 5:05:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 326+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Renni Thornton
    /8/2010 - KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- Airmen from the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing here welcomed one of the newest members of the Air Force's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance weapons systems to Kandahar Airfield March 29. The MC-12 Liberty aircraft is a manned special-mission turboprop aircraft designed for ISR and brings a different capability to the fight, said Lt. Col. Darren Halford, the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron commander. The aircraft flew its first combat sortie here April 1. The MC-12 Liberty provides real-time tactical ISR, with analysts and aircrew deployed together for seamless operations and maximum interaction with joint ground...
  • Kirkuk vehicle maintainers keep mission going at Mosul

    04/07/2010 5:58:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 178+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Senior Airman Mindy Bloem, USAF
    4/7/2010 - KIRKUK REGIONAL AIR BASE, Iraq (AFNS) -- For two vehicle maintainers attached to Kirkuk Regional Air Base, their job responsibilities extend beyond this base. They work at Forward Operating Base Diamondback in Mosul, Iraq, as maintainers for three aircraft cargo loaders. Tech. Sgt. Greg Marchand and Airman 1st Class Chris Kuczynski, both members of the 506th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, work on the Army-controlled airfield in Mosul to support its movement control team mission. "Basically, the MCT handles both the cargo and the passenger side of things on the airfield," Sergeant Marchand said. "Of course we Air Force...
  • Historic San Xavier mission lacks funds to complete repairs Economy clips White Dove's wings

    03/28/2010 2:13:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 274+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Doug Kreutz
    A prominent feature of Mission San Xavier del Bac - which has graced the desert southwest of Tucson for two centuries - faces unchecked decay now that critical funding has been cut. Work to repair and restore the mission's deteriorated east bell tower was supposed to be under way this spring, but not a dab of new mortar has been applied. A previously approved $150,000 grant from the Arizona Heritage Fund to kick-start the project was abruptly canceled last year. Persistent efforts to get the funding restored have failed, so the bell tower will languish for the foreseeable future -...
  • Mission Mailings: An approach to spreading Christ in the Middle East and other closed societies.

    03/28/2010 4:05:32 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 21 replies · 300+ views
    DannyTN | 03/28/2010 | DannyTN
    And idea came to me last night on how to spread Christ in the middle east, espeically to closed societies such as Saudi Arabia and Iran. Why not use the postal services to mail a one page Christian letter or tract to random addresses in the middle east? The letter would have key scriptures, no doubt John 3:16 and the Roman road to salvation. It could start out with the verse from the Koran that says that muslims are to accept what was revealed through Moses and Jesus, and then go on to share some of those scriptures. 1 Or...
  • Airmen help Afghans fly C-27 mission

    03/25/2010 7:07:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 275+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Oshawn Jefferson, USAF
    3/25/2010 - KABUL, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- A joint aircrew of U.S. Airmen from the 538th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron and Afghan soldiers in the Afghanistan National Army Air Corps completed an operational C-27 Spartan mission here March 24. Taking off from Kabul International Airport, the four-man aircrew flew Southwest to Kandahar Airfield. The crew was tasked with an International Security Assistance Force cargo delivery mission with 3,400 pounds of emergency medical equipment and 19 passengers. "The key for moving Afghan people and equipment will be airlift," said Lt. Col. James Piel, 538th AEAS commander and pilot deployed from the 6th...
  • Special Ops Teams (Vanity)

    03/23/2010 11:49:38 AM PDT · by StonyMan451 · 17 replies · 657+ views
    Self | 3/23/10 | Self
    Special Ops Teams I think two of the most inspiring people I have seen in the last year are James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles, who made ACORN videos, and what I'm suggesting in this post is inspired by them. If there's anything the passage of the Health Care Bill has done to me, it is to convince me that it is time to take action against those who would deprive us of our liberty. It is time to take the gloves off and to fight with bare fists. I am NOT saying it is time to take up arms against...