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  • Fed to provide as much as $900B in loans to banks (WHOO HOOOO!!! .. for somebody.)

    10/06/2008 2:38:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 530+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/6/08 | Jeannine aversa - ap
    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve will provide as much as $900 billion in cash loans to squeezed banks in an urgent effort Monday to break through a dangerous credit clog that threatens the economy and has unhinged financial markets around the globe. The Fed's action is aimed at spurring spooked financial institutions, which are hoarding cash, to lend not only to each other but also to individuals and businesses. Even as the Fed pledged to take "additional measures as necessary" to battle the worst credit crisis in decades, Wall Street was in a nosedive. The Dow Jones industrials plunged more...
  • America Supports You: Care Packages Provide Troops Comfort

    05/17/2007 5:06:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 176+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, May 17, 2007 – “Operation Care and Comfort” is on a mission to provide support and comfort to military units deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and other regions of conflict. Since April 2003, the California-based Operation Care and Comfort organization has shipped more than 250,000 pounds of care packages to its more than 60 “adopted” units. More than 100 units are waiting to be adopted. “Working within our community and through donations received from all over the country, we assemble and ship care packages to our adopted units every month until they return home,” Julie DeMaria, the group’s co-founder,...
  • Marine Band Members Provide Security in Al Asad

    04/29/2007 4:31:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 1,020+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Cpl. Zachary Dyer, USMC
    WASHINGTON, April 29, 2007 – The Marines of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band have put down their instruments and picked up their rifles to become part of the security detachment for the Tactical Air Control Center here. Marine Sgt. William Killian, a member of the Tactical Air Control Center security force, signals Marines in a Humvee to move forward so he can check their ID cards in Al Asad, Iraq, April 9, 2007. Killian is a tuba player in the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing band. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Zachary Dyer  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image...
  • NATO To Provide More Afghanistan Troops

    09/20/2006 11:38:04 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 224+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-20-2006 | Lolita C Baldor
    NATO to Provide More Afghanistan Troops Wednesday September 20, 2006 6:46 PM By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - After weeks of prodding, European nations have agreed to provide more troops for the alliance in Afghanistan, where violence has surged and efforts to eradicate the opium crops are floundering, NATO's top commander said Wednesday. U.S. Gen. James L. Jones said that requests for additional military aircraft have not yet been nailed down, but he is optimistic he will get the aircraft he needs. Jones said he is still looking for a commitment to send some helicopters. Earlier...
  • Medics Provide Health Services to Villagers

    08/28/2006 6:40:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 155+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Joe Flores
    Medics Provide Health Services to Villagers U.S. and Iraqi medics team up to conduct a community health outreach for the citizens of Hor al Bash, Iraq. By U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Joe Flores CAMP TAJI, Iraq. Aug. 28, 2006-- Under the blazing Iraqi sun, Iraqi army and U.S. Army soldiers from Multi-National Division - Baghdad fought the Middle East heat to conduct a community health outreach for the people of Hor al Bash.Soldiers of the 2nd Tank Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division, and 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, with the help...
  • Soldiers Help Iraqis Provide Humanitarian Aid to Zafaraniya

    08/24/2006 3:32:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 239+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 1st Lt. Georginia Bradshaw,
    BAGHDAD, Aug. 24, 2006 -- In response to recent bombing and gas explosions in the area, Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers joined Iraqi police and local officials in providing humanitarian aid Aug. 22 to displaced citizens in Zafaraniya. Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers, Iraqi police, and community and tribal leaders unload humanitarian aid items Aug. 22 at the Zafaraniya government center. U.S. Army photo   '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, and 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, provided rice, beans, cooking oil, canned fish, blankets, vegetables, assorted...
  • Ancient Bison Teeth Provide Window On Past Great Plains Climate, Vegetation

    08/08/2006 8:20:55 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 631+ views
    Newswise ^ | 8-7-2006
    Source: University of Washington Released: Mon 07-Aug-2006, 15:10 ET Ancient Bison Teeth Provide Window on Past Great Plains Climate, Vegetation Scientists have devised a way to use the fossil teeth of ancient bison as a tool to reconstruct historic climate and vegetation changes in America's breadbasket, the Great Plains.The third molar from a bison jawbone grows to 3 inches in length and has several times more surface area than a quarter. Newswise — A University of Washington researcher has devised a way to use the fossil teeth of ancient bison as a tool to reconstruct historic climate and vegetation changes...
  • Groups Provide 'Train' Tickets

    07/27/2006 6:43:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 363+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Monique Reuben
    By Monique Reuben / American Forces Press Service Pat Monahan (right), lead singer for the group Train, and Jimmy Stafford, the group's guitarist, entertain a sold-out crowd at Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts, in Vienna, Va., July 24. More than 100 servicemembers and their guests enjoyed the concert thanks to defense contractor Northrop Grumman and the USO of Metropolitan Washington. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley Entertainer Connie Stevens speaks at a barbecue dinner as part of USO of Metropolitan Washington and Northrop Grumman's military salute event July 24 at Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing...
  • San Diego cross may provide national legal test - Mt. Soledad

    07/22/2006 12:30:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 925+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/22/06 | Allison Hoffman - ap
    Six of the current Supreme Court justices had other jobs when an atheist sued this city for permitting a giant cross in a public park. Ronald Reagan was president, the Christian Coalition was new and "values" had yet to become a buzzword of American politics. Seventeen years of legal wrangling later, the 29-foot monument still crowns a hill over the Pacific - defended by city ballot measures, federal legislation and even one congressman's appeal for presidential intervention. Now the Supreme Court has weighed in, and the case of the Mount Soledad cross may set a precedent on whether the government...
  • America Supports You: 'Angels' Provide Wounded Troops with Laptops

    07/17/2006 4:34:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 293+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Ashleigh Covington
    WASHINGTON, July 17, 2006 – An Internet community of support for troops overseas has arisen from one mother's concern that some of her son's fellow servicemembers were not receiving mail or the support they needed from home. A servicemember poses with "Soldiers Angels" volunteers after receiving a laptop courtesy of Project Valour-IT. Project Valour-IT provides wounded troops with voice-activated laptops to use during their recovery. Courtesy photo   Patti Patton-Baden founded "Soldiers' Angels" in December 2003 after she began writing a few extra letters to members of her son's deployed unit in Iraq. More than 80,000 "angels" now are registered...
  • Iraqis, Soldiers Provide Help to Bomb Victims

    07/05/2006 4:39:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 179+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Anna-Marie Hizer
    An Iraqi family stands outside their home, damaged by fire from a recent vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack. Iraqi Police along with U.S. Army soldiers assisted several families by supplying them with water, beds, school supplies and shoes. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Anna-Marie Hize Iraqis, Soldiers Provide Help to Bomb Victims Iraqi Police and U.S. Army soldiers chip in to help four families whose homes were damaged by fire from a recent vehicle-borne improvised explosive attack. By U.S. Army Spc. Anna-Marie Hizer 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment KIRKUK, Iraq, July 5, 2006 -- In the United States, when...
  • Marines provide logistical support to Iraqi army

    06/28/2006 10:58:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 238+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Stephen Holt
    CAMP RAMADI, Iraq (June 28, 2006) -- A mobile detachment of Marines from the 1st Marine Logistics Group is working hard to improving life for Iraqi soldiers stationed in the Ramadi area. The unit, Combat Logistics Detachment 115, recently delivered three mobile kitchens to Camp Commando, a forward operating base west of the city. Soldiers at the camp had been surviving on primitive cooking methods and prepackaged meals, called meals ready to eat, said Staff Sgt. Kenneth Ryals, the platoon sergeant for 1st Platoon, Combat Logistics Regiment 115. The kitchen units, which resemble pop-up campers pulled by pick-up trucks, will...
  • Utah Guard unit to provide two weeks of duty

    06/06/2006 6:50:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 308+ views
    SAN LUIS — Military bulldozers, road graders and other heavy equipment rumbled along the Mexican border early Monday as more than 50 National Guardsmen from Utah became the first unit to get to work under President Bush’s crackdown on illegal immigration. The soldiers with the 116th Construction Support Equipment Company will hit their work sites by 5:30 a.m. during their two weeks of duty. They will improve a dirt road running parallel to the border, fill in gaps in fortified fencing and run wiring for new lighting to help the Border Patrol spot illegal crossers. “It’s exciting to do something...
  • Civil Affairs Marines provide aid to combat-torn Iraqi families

    05/15/2006 4:35:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 234+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Antonio Rosas
    AL QA’IM, Iraq (May 15, 2006) -- A 28-year-old Iraqi woman has told Marines and sailors in region of western Al Anbar Province that all she wants is to be able to walk again. The woman from Karabilah, Iraq, is missing both of her legs. But the Marines of the 3rd Civil Affairs Group – a U.S. military unit responsible for assisting Iraqi communities with rebuilding local government infrastructure, commerce and economies – are doing something about it. They’re jumpstarting the lengthy process of finding aid for the woman, who lost both of her legs during combat operations conducted by...
  • Germantown Sailors Provide Medical Assistance to Injured Iranian Fisherman

    05/08/2006 6:23:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 373+ views
    ABOARD USS GERMANTOWN, At Sea (NNS) -- Sailors from USS Germantown (LSD 42) provided medical assistance to an injured Iranian fisherman May 7, in the Northern Persian Gulf. During routine surveillance of three dhows by Germantown’s Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team, radio contact revealed an injured crew member on one of the vessels. The dhow’s master stated that the crew member injured a foot during rough seas the day before and requested medical assistance from the VBSS team. A corpsman from Germantown was then transported to the dhow, where he diagnosed the injured man with a severe sprain...
  • Measure would provide money for National Guard troops along border

    05/03/2006 9:31:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 372+ views
    PHOENIX -- Republican legislative leaders are now willing to provide cash to put National Guard troops on the border without adding special conditions. But the concession Wednesday to Gov. Janet Napolitano may bring GOP lawmakers and the governor no closer to agreeing on terms for a comprehensive border security plan: Napolitano is now raising objections to another provision, this one dealing with sanctions against companies that knowingly hire undocumented workers. Rep. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, said the measure, now set for hearing next week, would simply give Napolitano $10 million to pay to put "boots on the ground" in Southern Arizona....
  • Small Boats Provide Links to Local Maritime Community

    05/02/2006 5:47:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 323+ views
    ABOARD THE USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN, May 2, 2006 – While there is a ring of steel around the Iraqi oil terminal platforms in the Northern Arabian Gulf, small rubber boats with special boat crews do much of the heavy lifting for security and stability in the area. A small-boat boarding party from the Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Ballarat prepares for maritime operations in the Northern Arabian Gulf. American, British and Australian are always a part of Coalition Task Force 58, which provides maritime security in the region. Other countries' ships join when available. Photo by Jim Garamone   (Click photo...
  • High gas prices provide fuel for Dem volleys at GOP policies (Vote against RATS to lower prices?)

    04/29/2006 6:26:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 469+ views
    The Business Journal ^ | 4/28/06 | Mike Sunnucks
    High gas prices provide fuel for Democratic volleys at GOP policiesThe Business Journal of Phoenix - 10:29 AM MST Friday by Mike Sunnucks The Business Journal Gasoline prices have hit or surpassed the dreaded $3 per gallon mark and oil company profits are through the roof, giving Democrats more ammunition against Republicans on the disconcerting economic issue. Democrats and U.S. Senate challenger Jim Pederson are pointing to a Senate Republican Policy Committee report earlier this year, which said the oil industry was already heavily taxed and opposed efforts to roll back tax breaks and subsidies for the sector. That policy...
  • ISF, MND-B Soldiers provide security as leaders form government

    04/24/2006 4:05:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 157+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Staff Sgt. Brent Williams
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, April 24, 2006) – Iraqi army and police forces partnered with Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers to secure the International Zone as the Iraqi Council of Representatives convened April 22 to elect the nation’s top government leaders. Working with Iraqi Security Forces, the 4th Infantry Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team headed a coordination cell at the Iraqi Convention Center at the nation’s capital. Soldiers from the 5th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, worked with Iraqi police to form a protective cordon around the building where the nation’s top leaders took the next step forming their government....
  • Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Provide Medical Aid

    04/20/2006 6:03:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 420+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. C. Terrell Turner
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, April 20, 2006 – While the fight against enemy insurgents continues, Iraqi and Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers provided medical and humanitarian relief to local nationals caught in the middle and those without means to provide care for themselves. Army Sgt. Allen Hill, a civil affairs specialist with Company A, 490th Civil Affairs Battalion, hands out humanitarian supplies to local residents. An Iraqi translator and members of the Iraqi army assisted the soldiers during a medical operation at the Taji soccer stadium April 11. Photo by Spc. C. Terrell Turner, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available....
  • CA: New voters being rejected - Many didn't provide the identification that's now required

    03/31/2006 11:30:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 765+ views ^ | 3/31/06 | John Wildermuth
    More than 25 percent of the new registration forms sent to the state since Jan. 1 have been returned to the counties, most because they lack the driver's license, state identification or Social Security numbers now required by federal law. ---snip--- Problems with a new statewide voter registration system could keep tens of thousands of Californians from showing up on election rolls this June. More than 25 percent of the new registration forms sent to the state since Jan. 1 have been returned to the counties, most because they lack the driver's license, state identification or Social Security numbers now...
  • Afghan, Coalition Doctors Provide Care to Villagers

    03/30/2006 5:18:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 199+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Marti Ribeiro, USAF
    MEHTAR LAM, Afghanistan, March 30, 2006 – Afghan and coalition troops provided medical care to 1,500 people in Laghman and Nuristan provinces in recent operations. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Kimberly M. Kauffman administers deworming medication to a child in Nangaresh, Afghanistan. Kauffman was part of an Afghan and coalition medical team that provided medical care and sanitation classes to men, women and children in seven villages in Laghman and Nuristan provinces March 19-24. Photo by Staff Sgt. Marti D. Ribeiro, USAF   At seven remote villages, men, women and children received treatment for ailments ranging from headaches to heartburn March 19-24....
  • Hawaii-based Marines provide security, helping hand to Iraqi town

    03/29/2006 4:36:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 622+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Roe F. Seigle
    BARWANAH, Iraq (March 29, 2006) -- When 22 year old Cpl. Jeff Globis taped a picture in his Kevlar helmet of his wife, he did so knowing it would be the only way he could see her for seven months. “I think of her all throughout the day,” said the team leader from Winthrop Harbor, Ill. “It was hard to say goodbye to her, but my Marines are my family and I can turn to them for support.” Globis is deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with hundreds of Marines and sailors from Lima Company, 3rd Battalion,...
  • U.S., Iraqi Forces Provide Security for Pilgrims

    03/20/2006 3:10:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 220+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Cpl. Michael Molinaro
    U.S. Army Lt. Col. Michael Hilliard, commander, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and Iraqi Col. Meryeed M. Hanoun, commander, 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 8th Iraqi Army Division, conduct reconnaissance from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter over a main artery that leads into Najaf, March 15, 2006. Shi'a pilgrims are making the trek to Karbala in celebration of Arba'een. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Michael Molinaro U.S., Iraqi Forces Provide Security for Pilgrims Iraqi, Coalition Force leaders meet to discuss security proceduresfor the anticipated five to six million Arba'een pilgrims. By U.S. Army...
  • McHale: DoD Acted Quickly to Provide Post-Katrina Support

    03/13/2006 5:54:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 266+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 13, 2006 – The Defense Department acted as rapidly as law would allow in providing assistance to civil authorities coping with Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Gulf Coast late last August, a senior DoD official told a Senate Armed Services subcommittee March 10. Army Sgt. Daniel Loeffler, a team leader with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, and his team tread their way through the flooded streets of New Orleans Sept. 9 during a patrol of the French Quarter. Photo by Sgt. Michael J. Carden, USA    "Our department provides military support...
  • Conventional Missile System to Provide Diverse, Rapid Capabilities

    03/09/2006 4:30:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 286+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, March 9, 2006 – The conventional "Trident" missile program the Pentagon will ask Congress to fund is part of a larger strategy to better address diverse threats facing the United States and will further the country's defense goals, a Defense Department spokesman said here today. The Conventional Trident Modification program, which will cost about $503 million, was developed based on a 2001 comprehensive review of America's deterrence policy, the spokesman said, speaking on background. The study, he said, recognized that a deterrence strategy that relies primarily on nuclear weapons does not address the diverse threats the United States faces,...
  • Forces team up to provide security at Manas

    03/06/2006 4:29:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 164+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Lara Gale
    3/6/2006 - MANAS AIR BASE, Kyrgyzstan (AFPN) -- After five months of negotiations between the 376th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron and Manas International Airport security leaders, two security forces Airmen took their place beside their Kyrgyz counterparts at the airport entrance gate March 1. The gate, located just north of the flightline, is the first point of entry for vehicles driving onto Manas Airport. The joint security effort will have many benefits for the base and the airport, said Lt. Col. David Abercrombie, squadron commander. It will increase force protection capabilities, giving security forces an added level of visibility on...
  • Iraqi, Coalition Forces Provide First Aid, Supplies

    02/24/2006 4:44:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 166+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 24, 2006 | Cpl. Michael Molinaro
    An Iraqi army soldier checks the blood pressure of a local woman at the health clinic in Diyara, Iraq, Feb. 16, 2006. Iraqi army soldiers from 4th Brigade, 8th Iraqi Army Division, along with coalition forces medical personnel, provided medical supplies and assisted in the treatment of patients while in Diyara. U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Johnathan Welborn Iraqi, Coalition Forces Provide First Aid, Supplies The mission brought the Diyara clinic facility closer to achieving its goal of becoming a completely functional clinic, capable of treating patients of all ages. By U.S. Army Cpl. Michael Molinaro 2nd Brigade...
  • U.S. Soldiers Provide Tents to Bedouin Families

    02/22/2006 6:48:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 368+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 22, 2006 | Sgt. David Bill
    U.S. Soldiers Provide Tents to Bedouin Families U.S. troops from the 48th Brigade Combat Team and the 406th Corps Support Battalion deliver tents to replace homes lost in a recent winter storm. By U.S. Army Sgt. David Bill 48th Brigade Combat Team BASE CAMP ADDER, AN NASIRIYA, Iraq, Feb. 22, 2006 — U.S. soldiers from the 48th Brigade Combat Team and the 406th Corps Support Battalion delivered large tents to five local Iraqi Bedouin families who lost their homes during a recent winter storm which brought high winds and heavy rains to the area. "You [coalition forces] saved me...
  • Soldiers provide relief for Iraqi flood

    02/09/2006 8:35:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 253+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Feb 9, 2006 | 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Band of Brothers at FOB Warhorse
    Villagers await the distribution of humanitarian aid by the 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division. (U.S. Army photo) • Printer-friendly version • Soldiers provide relief for Iraqi flood February 9, 2006 JEMURIA ULA, Iraq (Army News Servce, Feb. 9, 2006) – An Iraqi Army-led operation provided more than 300 displaced residents aid they desperately needed after flood waters swept through the small village of Jemuria Ula last weekend in northern Iraq. Heavy rains and strong winds, which lasted for nearly three straight days, caused about 30 homes to collapse. To make matters worse, the village’s two main...
  • Little Rock Airmen provide “beans and bullets” downrange, again

    01/25/2006 5:02:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 293+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Jan 24, 2006 | 1st Lt. Jon Quinlan
    1/24/2006 - LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. (AFPN) -- A trip to the desert is nothing new for the 463rd Airlift Group here. On Jan. 20, 24 Airmen and two C-130 Hercules stepped up to deliver "beans and bullets" to the warfighter for more than 120 days. The experienced crew understands that airlift is important for reducing convoy operations in Southwest Asia. "We know it is dangerous but each time we load up one C-130, that is one less convoy that will be put in harm's way," said Staff Sgt. Paul Rose, a 61st Airlift Squadron loadmaster. On Jan.18...
  • Georgia Guard Troops Provide Convoy Security

    01/23/2006 4:19:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 286+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Jan 23, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Britt Smith
    A 48th Brigade Combat Team convoy waits their turn to leave on another supply convoy traveling south towards Baghdad, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Britt Smith Georgia Guard Troops Provide Convoy Security After six month of combat operations in southwest Baghdad, soldiers of the 48th Brigade Combat Team were tasked with a new mission: "Convoy Escort Duty." By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Britt Smith 48th Brigade Combat Team CAMP ADDER, AN NASIRIYAH, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2006 — In war, the supply line is the lifeblood of an army; a fighting military can not sustain itself without the...
  • Windmills Provide Inexpensive Water Source for Afghan Farmers

    01/19/2006 9:52:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 462+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 19, 2006 | Combined Forces Command Afghanistan news release
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Jan. 19, 2006 – Coalition forces are installing windmills across southern Afghanistan to provide farmers with water 24 hours a day. "Windmills for the farmers provide an easy energy source to a rural area," said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Andrew Mazerik, a civil affairs officer with Task Force Bayonet of the coalition's Combined Joint Task Force 76. "There's not a lot of maintenance needed for the windmills, and this effort shows that the Afghan government is doing something for the people." The program began with the installation of a test windmill at Kandahar Airfield three months...
  • Ellsworth Airmen provide security in Iraq

    01/06/2006 5:36:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 249+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Jan 6, 2006 | Capt. Michael G. Johnson
    1/6/2006 - CAMP BUCCA, Iraq (AFPN) -- Security forces from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., are serving in southern Iraq this winter. Twenty-four of the more than 300 Airmen who make up the 586th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron are from the 28th Security Forces Squadron at Ellsworth. They provide base, convoy and area security here -- home to the largest theater internment facility in Iraq. Tech. Sgt. Michael Taylor, the 586th’s flight sergeant, is the senior ranking member of the Ellsworth team here. The sergeant is in charge of the mobile patrols for the base. “The threat is here pretty...
  • America Supports You: Californians Provide Holiday Spirit

    12/14/2005 5:51:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 162+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Dec 14, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2005 – Yellow Ribbon America, a partner in the Defense Department's "America Supports You" program, will join the National Guard Association of California and the California state legislature in paying tribute to U.S. servicemembers during a Dec. 15 celebration in Newport Beach, Calif. Troops from both the active and reserve components will be on hand as part of "Operation Christmas for Our Troops II," a program aimed at gathering toys for the children of deployed California troops as well as DVDs and CDs for troops serving overseas. The bipartisan, statewide campaign kicked off in early December, and...
  • Fueling the fight (Marines provide adequate fuel supply to sustain the fight in Iraq)

    12/10/2005 5:41:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 345+ views ^ | 12/09/05 | Sgt. Josh H. Hauser
    Fueling the fight Submitted by: 2nd Force Service Support Group Story Identification #: 2005111115111 Story by Sgt. Josh H. Hauser CAMP GANNON, Iraq--Marines serving with Combat Logistics Battalion-2, 2nd Marine Logistics Groups (Forward), distributing upward of 12, 000 gallons of fuel per day for various units participating in Operation Steel Curtain. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Josh H. Hauser, captioned by 2nd Lt. Jorge O. Escatell) (released). Photo by: Sgt. Josh H. Hauser CAMP GANNON, Iraq (Nov. 9, 2005) -- A key ingredient to the success of Operation Steel Curtain is ensuring vehicles helping to clear Husaybah of insurgents...
  • New Soldiers in Town Provide Security

    11/22/2005 5:15:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 328+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 22, 2005 | Spc. Jeremy D. Crisp
    U.S. Army Spc. Aaron A. Ebbert (left), radio telephone operator, 3rd Platoon, Company B, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, Fort Richardson, Alaska, and 1st Lt. Anthony E. Cerullo, platoon leader, 3rd Plt., call in a report to their higher headquarters during a patrol Oct. 21, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq. More Photos New Soldiers in Town Provide Security They smile at the Iraqi citizens on the streets, but at the same time they will kick the doors in on the insurgents who plan to spread upheaval. By Spc. Jeremy D. CrispMulti-National Corps - Iraq Public Affairs Office MOSUL, Iraq, Nov....
  • NAS Jax, FEMA Work Together to Provide Relief

    10/31/2005 4:24:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 210+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Oct 31, 2005 | Journalist 1st Class Mike England
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have been working together to provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Wilma. Navy personnel have been working feverishly to provide FEMA with food, shelter and security in an effort to streamline the delivery of relief supplies. FEMA's partnership with NAS Jacksonville has resulted in the delivery of more than 1,492 truckloads of relief supplies to hurricane-ravaged portions of South Florida since relief efforts began Oct. 21. Trucks have trickled in from around the country with much needed relief supplies since the beginning of...
  • Employers provide incentive for illegal immigration

    10/30/2005 8:36:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 891+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 10/30/05 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Where's the outrage at those who hire illegal immigrants? During talk radio rants, anti-illegal immigration rallies and conservative political speeches, far more aspersions are cast at foreigners who cross our borders illegally than at Americans who provide the incentive for them to do so. Isn't that backward? Without employers willing to hire illegal immigrants, the flood crossing our borders would fall to a trickle. Individual citizens are guilty too, hiring laborers without documentation and patronizing businesses that do the same. How odd that those breaking the law to escape extreme poverty attract more ire than those breaking the law to...
  • Water Project Nearly Complete in Al Ameen (Project to Provide Potable Water, Hydrants)

    10/26/2005 5:56:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 304+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 26, 2005 | Army Spc. Ben Brody
    The $580,000 project compliments a recently-completed sewer and paving project. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 26, 2005 — Residents of Al Ameen, a southeastern Baghdad neighborhood, will soon reap the benefits of their first-ever water network, courtesy of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team with construction management by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The $580,000 project is 95 percent done, and is scheduled for completion by Nov. 7. “This project will provide potable water and fire hydrants to an area that has never had a water network.” Mike Mitchell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers “This project will provide potable water and fire...
  • Officials Provide More Details of Baghdad Bombing

    10/25/2005 4:26:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 527+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 25, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2005 – Military officials today released more details about the three car bombs that detonated near the Palestine and Sheraton hotels in central Baghdad early Oct. 24. The first car bomb caused a breach in an outer barrier wall of the Palestine and Sheraton hotels, at Firdos Square traffic circle, officials said. About five minutes later, a second car bomb approached the square and tried to maneuver through the breach, but was engaged by civilian security forces and detonated near the 14th Ramadan Mosque. Thirty seconds later, a Task Force Baghdad soldier engaged a cement truck that...
  • Navy Exchanges To Provide Comfort Kits To Those Affected by Hurricanes

    09/29/2005 6:10:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 435+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 29, 2005 | Kristine M. Sturkie
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Navy Exchanges (NEX) began distributing health and comfort items, or comfort kits, Sept. 29, free to the many military members and their families affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. These comfort kits are available to people located within the federally declared disaster areas in and around the Gulf Coast. "The Department of Defense provided funding, which enables us to provide these comfort kits to those service members and their families in need during this devastating time," said Rear Adm. Robert E. Cowley III, commander, Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM). "While the Navy Exchange has been...
  • Texas guardsmen provide back-to-back hurricane assistanc

    09/22/2005 4:48:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 223+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Sep 22, 2005 | Tech. Sgt. Gregory Ripps
    LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- Texas Air National Guardsmen returning home from Hurricane Katrina duty had just enough time to catch up on sleep before receiving the order to repack their bags. Now they are preparing to deal with the aftermath of another hurricane, but this time it will hit closer to home. Hurricane Rita is aiming for the Texas coast. Guardsmen with the 149th Fighter Wing here will be part of Task Force-Seguin, a force comprising 400 people, which is part of the 1,750-person Joint Task Force-Texas. Texas National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will constitute the task...
  • Iraqi, U.S. Troops Provide School Supplies

    09/20/2005 10:51:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 303+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sep 20, 2005 | Army Sgt. David Bill
    Students at the Al-Sayad Primary School show their appreciation as they depart with their new backpacks, Sept. 13, 2005. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Bill Iraqi, U.S. Troops Provide School Supplies Iraqi students received school supplies, but the biggest hit of the day was the book bag give-away. By U.S. Army Sgt. David Bill 48th Brigade Combat Team BAGHDAD, Iraq, Sept. 20, 2005 -- Students at the Al-Sayad Primary School are now able to carry their school work home in new book bags, thanks to the efforts of Iraqi and U.S. soldiers. Iraqi Army and Task Force Baghdad...
  • Afghans, Coalition Provide Safe Environment for Voters

    09/19/2005 5:34:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 247+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2005 – For the third straight day, Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police and coalition forces stymied enemy efforts to disrupt elections, as Afghan voters filled the more than 6,100 polling stations in every province today, military officials in the Afghan capital of Kabul reported. Afghan National Police, ANA and coalition forces detained three suspected enemy fighters in Wardak and Ghanzi provinces; discovered and destroyed at least six improvised explosive devices in Khost, Kunar and Paktika provinces; fought off direct enemy attacks in Khost, Nangarhar and Paktika provinces; and discovered a weapons cache near the forward operating...
  • Paratroopers Provide Assistance at New Orleans Mission

    09/19/2005 5:01:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 270+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 19, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 19, 2005 – The man in charge of a Baptist-run mission set in an impoverished neighborhood here said Sept. 18 that he's glad the Army arrived to help him meet the needs of Hurricane Katrina victims. "The Army's support has helped us tremendously," said Rev. James N. Brown, who oversees St. Mary's Place Mission in Algiers, an old New Orleans neighborhood across the Mississippi River from the French Quarter. Brown said 1st Cavalry Division soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas, arrived in Algiers a few days after the storm and restored order to a community that experienced chaos...
  • Iraqi Forces to Provide Bulk of Election Security

    09/02/2005 4:50:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 169+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 2, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2005 – Iraqi security forces will provide the primary security for the Oct. 15 constitutional referendum and the December elections, a U.S. commander in Baghdad, Iraq, said today. In a news briefing, Army Lt. Gen. John Vines, commander of Multinational Corps Iraq, said that because Iraqis will be mainly responsible for security, U.S. forces in the area will be increased only by about 2,000 troops for the referendum and elections. Vines said he expects insurgents to increase attacks as the referendum approaches, but coalition and Iraqi forces will be prepared to defend the Iraqis' democratic process. "Unfortunately,...
  • Medics Provide Aid and Election Information

    08/24/2005 10:46:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 199+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Aug 24, 2005 | unattributed
    Task Force Peacekeeper, with the aid of Afghan Police, disseminate election information and provide medical aid to the village of Sabikhel, Afghanistan. By Combined Forces Command, Afghanistan BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2005 — U.S. soldiers of Task Force Peacekeeper alongside Afghan police conducted a medical assistance and election information dissemination mission in the village of Sabikhel, Afghanistan Aug. 22. "One of the keys to success with this mission were the Afghan police who were instrumental in helping guide and direct the patients to where they were supposed to go, as well as maintain order in the crowd." Lt. Col....
  • Airmen Provide Light in the Night for Remote Alaskan Village

    08/22/2005 8:31:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 525+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 22, 2005 | Petty Officer 3rd Class Gail E. Dale, USCG
    RED DEVIL, Alaska, Aug. 22, 2005 – Air Force engineers brought a gift of light to this remote Alaskan village last week. In the small village of Red Devil, 250 air miles west of Anchorage, air travel is the sole means to enter and leave the town. The 4,750-foot gravel airstrip lined with orange cones is essentially the town's lifeline to the rest of the state. This lifeline was significantly strengthened Aug. 17 when airmen from the 611th Civil Engineer Squadron, based at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, installed a runway lighting system. Red Devil, along with 62 other communities,...
  • America Supports You: 'Angels in Iraq' Provide Comfort Items

    08/16/2005 5:55:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 279+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Aug 16, 2005 | Rudi Williams
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2005 – When the founders of "Angels of Mercy" heard that wounded, injured and sick servicemembers being treated in combat support hospitals in Iraq needed health and comfort items, they created "Angels in Iraq." They sprang into action and launched a nationwide American Legion campaign to let legionnaires and auxiliary members know how they could help America's heroes. The "angels," Jay Edwards and his wife, Marian Chirichella, founded the "Angels of Mercy" program in October 2003 in response to an American Red Cross appeal for help in supporting combat casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan at Walter Reed...