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  • Obama receives standing ovation from less than 25% of West Point cadets: report

    05/28/2014 2:36:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 138 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/28/14 | Douglas Ernst
    President Obama was welcomed by the Black Knight of the Hudson for his speech at West Point on Wednesday, but less than 25 percent of the cadets gave him a standing ovation upon his introduction, the Daily Mail reported. “Receiving tepid applause and a short standing ovation from less than one-quarter of the audience upon his introduction, Obama argued for a contradictory foreign policy that relies on NATO and the United Nations while insisting that ‘America must always lead on the world stage,’ the paper reported. During his speech, which the Wall Street Journal called “consistent with that of every...
  • Bedford County dead dog receives voter registration forms

    06/19/2012 6:24:36 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    WSLS ^ | 06/18/12 | Aaron Martin
    When Tim Morris got his mail last week he found a pretty big surprise, a document asking his dog Mozart to register to vote. Not only is Mozart a dog but he's been dead for two years. "I opened it up and looked at it and I just laughed," Morris said. "I thought it was a joke at first and it turns out it's real." The form is addressed to Mo, the family's nickname for the dog. What amazed Morris is that if Mozart was human he would have been eligible to vote for the first time in 2012. "He...
  • Bedford County dead dog receives voter registration forms (video at link)

    06/19/2012 5:51:42 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 6 replies
    BEDFORD COUNTY, VA -- When Tim Morris got his mail last week he found a pretty big surprise, a document asking his dog Mozart to register to vote. Not only is Mozart a dog but he's been dead for two years. "I opened it up and looked at it and I just laughed," Morris said. "I thought it was a joke at first and it turns out it's real." The form is addressed to Mo, the family's nickname for the dog. What amazed Morris is that if Mozart was human he would have been eligible to vote for the first...
  • Defense Receives Trayvon Martin Evidence Against George Zimmerman

    SANFORD, Fla. - The attorney for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, announced on Monday he has received the evidence against his client and a "credible threat." Attorney Mark O'Mara posted on his defense website,, that he received the discovery for the Zimmerman case just after 5 p.m. on Monday. According to the website, the discovery package included, "67 compact discs and numerous hardcopy documents, including the State’s Discovery Exhibit and Demand for Reciprocal Discovery. The discovery also includes witness statements, 911 calls, non-emergency calls, photos, video, medical records, and more." "All the...
  • Damage Controlman Receives Bronze Star

    02/09/2007 4:09:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 437+ views
    Defense News ^ | Petty Officer 1st Class Paula M. Ludwick
    SAN DIEGO, Feb. 9, 2007 — Chief Petty Officer James R. Theriault, of Colville, Wash., recieved the Bronze Star for exceptionally meritorious service in combat operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom, in a ceremony held at Afloat Training Group, Pacific, on Feb 5. The Bronze Star medal is awarded to individuals who, while serving in or with the military of the United States, distinguish themselves by heroic or meritorious achievement while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force. Vice Adm. Terrance T. Etnyre, Commander, Naval Surface Forces presented the medal. “Chief Theriault is just an example of...
  • Poland receives first F-16s

    11/14/2006 5:22:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 27 replies · 756+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Maj. Krista Carlos
    11/14/2006 - POZNAN, Poland (AFPN) -- The first F-16 Fighting Falcons acquired by the Polish air force arrived at the 31st Air Base here Nov. 9 and were featured at a special roll-out ceremony. Gen. Tom Hobbins, Allied Air Component commander and U.S. Air Forces in Europe commander, represented the Air Force chief of staff at the event which included speeches by the Polish president, as well as a blessing of the aircraft and consecration ceremony. "Poland's acquisition of the F-16 cements the relationship between the U.S. Air Force and the Polish air force for several decades to come," said...
  • Former President Ford receives pacemaker

    08/21/2006 3:02:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 479+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/21/06 | AP
    ROCHESTER, Minn. - Former President Ford received a cardiac pacemaker Monday at the Mayo Clinic, a top aide said. Ford, 93, was resting comfortably after the operation, and his wife and children were with him, according to a statement issued Monday afternoon by Penny Circle, his chief of staff. Ford was expected to continue to recuperate at the clinic for several days. The pacemaker is designed to enhance his heart's performance. He was admitted Aug. 15 for tests and evaluation. At the time, neither the clinic nor his chief of staff would comment in detail on his condition. Ford spent...
  • Ex-Marine receives Navy Cross at Camp Pendleton for Iraq heroism - Fallujah

    07/28/2006 10:46:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 1,702+ views
    A former Marine sergeant credited with saving five fellow Marines in Iraq was presented the Navy Cross for heroism in combat Friday. Robert J. Mitchell of Iowa was awarded the medal for his actions as a squad leader for Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, during an assault in the city of Fallujah in November 2004. While engaged in an intense gunfight in what then was an insurgent stronghold, five Marines were wounded and became pinned down in a house. Mitchell, 26, charged through enemy AK-47 fire and hand grenade explosions to reach the building. As he approached the house,...
  • Cartoonist receives veterans' arts award (Quantum bbbaaaaAAARRRRFFF!!!

    07/15/2006 8:13:08 AM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies · 810+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Jeff Commings
    Garry Trudeau was inarguably the most famous person in the room Friday. But the man behind the long-running comic strip "Doonesbury" said he felt a little chagrined as he stood before about 400 Vietnam veterans and their spouses. "It's humbling to receive an award for storytelling in a room of people so filled with stories," the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist said. Trudeau was in Tucson to accept the President's Award for Excellence in the Arts from the Vietnam Veterans of America at the group's national conference, held this week at the Hilton El Conquistador Hotel, 10000 N. Oracle Road.
  • Sergeant Receives Bronze Star for Heroism

    07/01/2006 1:10:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 485+ views
    Defense News ^ | Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Zahn
    U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Mirza Fejzic Sergeant Receives Bronze Star for Heroism By Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Zahn 2nd Marine Division CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., June 30, 2006 — A Marine from 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment was awarded the fourth highest military award within the Department of Defense. Sgt. Mirza Fejzic, a 22-year-old native of Hackettstown, N.J., was awarded the Bronze Star with combat distinguishing device in a ceremony here, June 22. He was presented with the award for heroic actions while serving as a squad leader for 3rd Platoon, Company G. On Oct. 26, 2005, Fejzic and a...
  • Marine Bandsman Receives Purple Heart

    06/26/2006 4:06:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 398+ views
    Defense News ^ | Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq, June 26, 2006 — Next time Sgt. Aaron C. Morgan marches in a parade with the 1st Marine Division Band, expect his uniform to look just a little different. Morgan, a bandsman assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5, was awarded the Purple Heart Medal June 24. The percussionist from the 1st Marine Division Band was wounded while performing security operations for an explosive ordnance disposal team April 17. Morgan was the turret gunner in the lead vehicle of his convoy running down one of the more traveled roads in the area. It was late at night, the...
  • Iraqi army receives trucks

    06/13/2006 4:06:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 301+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Maj. Steinar Sveinsson
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - NATO nations continued to show their determination and support with two major donations in June to bolster the Iraqi security forces. Since NATO Training Mission - Iraq began in August 2004; member nations have supported its goals by providing trainers and advisers, as well as large donations of equipment. On 1 June, 100 personnel transport and general purpose cargo trucks donated by Denmark arrived at the Iraqi Army’s 10th Infantry Division in Tallil. Before the used trucks were donated they had to pass maintenance checks and safety inspections to ensure they were fit for duty in the...
  • Sean Connery receives lifetime achievement award - American Film Institute

    06/09/2006 11:46:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 487+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/9/06 | AP
    Hollywood's elite gathered Thursday night to pay tribute to Sean Connery, who received The American Film Institute's annual lifetime achievement award. Directors Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and actors Harrison Ford, Andy Garcia and Mike Myers were among the stars who cheered on the legendary actor at the ceremony held at the Kodak Theatre. Myers wore a tuxedo jacket and a kilt to honor the Scottish actor. "Men want to be him, women want him, and in my case I both want to be him and want him," Myers joked. "He's extremely professional, very talented and has an amazingly strong...
  • Soldier Receives Medal for Bravery in Iraq

    05/31/2006 4:30:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 347+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Chris A. Durney
    U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Curtis Haines Soldier Receives Medal for Bravery in Iraq By Sgt. Chris A. Durney Arkansas National Guard Public Affairs NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 31, 2006 — To Sgt. 1st Class Curtis Haines of Hope, Ark., being presented the nation's highest awards for non-combat related bravery is a source of pride for his whole unit, and not just himself. Haines is a member of the Arkansas Army National Guard's Company A, 1-153rd Infantry of the 39th Brigade Combat Team. He thinks that any one of his fellow Guard soldiers is capable of the same...
  • Marine receives Time Square promotion

    05/30/2006 4:24:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 202+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | May 28, 2006 | Cpl. Lameen Witter
    Marine receives Time Square promotion Submitted by: New York City Public Affairs Story Identification #: 2006529181437 Story by Cpl. Lameen Witter NEW YORK (May 28, 2006) -- In the midst of Time Square’s bright lights and heavy traffic, a few Marines came together to celebrate what is said to be the best time in a Marine’s career May 28. Reserve Cpl. Jose A. Maldonado, was promoted to sergeant 9 months after he came off active-duty status. The New Jersey native said he wanted to have his ceremony in New York’s famed square in keeping with the spirit of Fleet Week,...
  • Drill Instructor Receives Navy Cross for Bravery in Iraq

    05/26/2006 6:52:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 2,773+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Lance Cpl. Heather Golden
    U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jeremiah Workman Drill Instructor Receives Navy Cross for Bravery in Iraq By Lance Cpl. Heather Golden Parris Island PARRIS ISLAND, S.C., May 26, 2006 —The Marine Corps has a long tradition of excellence in the line of duty. Marines stretching from 1775 to present times are recognized and remembered for their selfless acts and quick thinking on and off the battlefield. On May 12, another Marine was recognized for his actions. Sgt. Jeremiah Workman, a drill instructor with Delta Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, and native of Richwood, Va., received the Navy Cross, second in...
  • Rumsfeld Receives Scouting's Highest Commendation

    05/26/2006 6:45:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 33 replies · 1,184+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, May 26, 2006 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld received scouting's highest honor from the Boy Scouts of America here today. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld (right) receives the Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts of America in Washington, May 26. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, USN   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "I'm very honored to accept scouting's Silver Buffalo Award," Rumsfeld said during a breakfast sponsored by the National Eagle Scout Association. "Since its earliest days, the Boy Scouts have cultivated leadership and good citizenship, a service that has been...
  • Communications chief receives Bronze Star

    05/25/2006 9:53:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 299+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Pfc. Josephh Stahlman
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (May 25, 2006) -- A Milwaukee native was awarded the Bronze Star May 19 for his loyal devotion to duty during times of danger and distress while deployed to Iraq. Master Gunnery Sgt. James G. Apriesnig was acting as communications chief for Headquarters Company, Regimental Combat Team-8, 2nd Marine Division, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2005 to February 2006 in Fallujah, Iraq. Apriesnig planned and supervised the installation, operation and maintenance of a communications architecture that provided connectivity between the headquarter element, a reconnaissance battalion, three infantry battalions and three military...
  • Executive officer receives Bronze Star, credits it to his Marines

    05/25/2006 9:46:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 280+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Pfc. David A. Weikle
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (May 25, 2006) -- Marines from 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division gathered in front of the regiment’s headquarters as four Bronze Stars were awarded May 19. Lt. Col. Richard O. Miles Jr., executive officer for Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division, received his award for meritorious achievement in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from February 2005 to February 2006 in Fallujah, Iraq. The Bronze Star is given for valor and meritorious service and is the nation’s fourth highest distinction. “As the executive officer I see and hear almost everything that goes on....
  • Logistics officer receives Bronze Star, credits it to his Marines

    05/25/2006 9:42:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 266+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Pfc. David A. Weikle
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (May 25, 2006) -- Marines from 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division gathered in front of the regiment’s headquarters as four Bronze Stars were awarded, May 19. Maj. Toby G. Dyer, logistics officer for Regimental Combat Team-8, 2nd Marine Division, received his award for meritorious achievement in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from July 2005 to February 2006 in Fallujah, Iraq. “It’s an honor to receive something that commemorates the hard work of my Marines,” said Dyer, a Seattle native. The Bronze Star is given for valor and meritorious service and is the nation’s...
  • Baggage collection drive receives national recognition (Troops Families Support others)

    04/23/2006 9:02:16 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 370+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — A hugely successful drive to help Cochise County’s foster children has received nationwide recognition. USA Weekend Magazine has chosen the Herald/Review and the Fort Huachuca Community Spouses’ Club as honorees in its Make A Difference Day Awards. It follows the amazing support given by our readers to an appeal for luggage for youngsters who often have to throw their belongings into a trash bag when they leave home. The campaign culminated in a one-day collection last October of more than 1,000 suitcases and travel bags — making a difference in the lives of more than 1,000 children....
  • ‘Flying Diamond’ receives Bronze Star

    04/18/2006 5:52:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 287+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. M. L. Meier
    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. (April 18, 2006) -- The Bronze Star Medal was awarded to Master Gunnery Sgt. Norman P. Hoosier, Marine Aircraft Group-26 logistics chief, April 4, for meritorious achievement while he was deployed this past year in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In the 13 months Hoosier was deployed to Al Asad Air Base, he dedicated more than 2,000 hours personally installing, repairing and rebuilding more than 200 pieces of equipment. “From power generation to power delivery, to heating to cooling of spaces; anytime anything was needed, ‘Master Guns’ Hoosier and his team was on...
  • 40 years later, Vietnam Vet receives Purple Heart

    02/09/2006 5:15:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 524+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 9, 2006 | Cpl. Nich R. Babb
    MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2006) -- A Marine walks through a village in Vietnam while carrying out a mission of extreme importance. The day is warm and muggy and the villagers cower away whenever the Marine walks pass them. Suddenly, shots ring out in the distance and rounds impact around his location. His platoon sergeant goes down with the onslaught of bullets. The Marine reaches for his platoon sergeant's body to drag him away from the danger, but the wounded sergeant orders the other Marine to run and get his rifle. At that moment a warm...
  • LAR corpsman receives Bronze Star for multiple incidents

    01/26/2006 4:32:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 309+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 25, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Jan. 25, 2006) -- In combat, Navy corpsmen are relied on to be ready to treat any type of injury or mass causality situation, sometimes risking their own lives in the process. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason C. Deguzman, from Santa Rosa, Calif., did this more than once, earning him the Bronze Star Medal for his achievement during combat operations. On May 13, 2005, the corpsman with Company C, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division responded to mass casualties that happened when a crowded civilian bus collided into the rear of a...
  • Chillicothe, Ohio native receives Purple Heart

    01/17/2006 5:26:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 222+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 17, 2006 | Pfc. Terrell A. Turner
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Jan. 17, 2006) -- When Marines deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, they all try to bring a piece of home with them, something that reminds them not only of what they left behind, but also what they’re fighting for. Unfortunately for some Marines, they end up bringing a piece of Iraq home, in the form of pieces of metal from a roadside bomb or battle scars from enemy attacks. Sergeant Matthew P. Dalrymple, 26, of Chillicothe, Ohio was awarded the Purple Heart medal with a gold star in lieu of second award...
  • RCT-2 receives visit from renowned war correspondent, Joe Galloway (No! Not that Galloway!)

    01/12/2006 3:39:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies · 21,872+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 12, 2005 | 1st Lt. Rob Dolan
    AL ASAD, Iraq(Jan. 12, 2006) -- Imagine you are walking through a thick Vietnamese jungle in the spring of 1965; the temperature is a sweltering 130 degrees and rising with 100 percent humidity. You are surrounded by a seemingly invisible enemy in their country and they want you dead. The Vietnam War is in its early stages with soldiers and Marines hard at work locating, closing with and destroying a fierce enemy. You are a war correspondent for United Press International with little training in the art of war, but with the 9th Marine Regiment on your first of four...
  • Saddam Hussein Nephew Receives Long Prison Sentence (I LIKE THIS!!!! NEXT!!!!)

    12/06/2005 7:36:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 552+ views
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 6, 2005 – Saddam Hussein's nephew -- a former regime insider and once-active terrorist supporter -- was found guilty in a Baghdad court Dec. 5 of illegally crossing the Syrian border without authorization from Iraqi customs. Aymen Sabawi received a 15-year sentence in addition to the six-year sentence he received during a September trial in which he was found guilty of possessing illegal weapons and manufacturing explosive devices. During his September trial, Sabawi submitted self-incriminating information in his testimony when he spoke of the illegal border crossing, officials said. The combined sentences mean Sabawi will not be released...
  • Marine officer posthumously receives Silver Star

    12/02/2005 6:45:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 562+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 2, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Ray lewis
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Dec. 2, 2005) -- “ He led from the front,” said 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment Bn. commander Lt. Col. Craig S. Kaczynski during Capt. Patrick M. Rapicault’s Silver Star ceremony Dec. 2. Rapicault assumed command of Weapons Company, 2nd Bn. 5th Marines during his deployment to Iraq while they were in contact with the enemy on 24 September 2004. As company commander, Rapicault led his Marines through 50 firefights and 27 improvised explosive device ambushes between the time he took command of the unit and until he was killed Nov. 15, 2004. For...
  • Iraqi Girls’ School Receives Needed Supplies

    12/02/2005 4:27:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 417+ views
    Defend America ^ | Dec 2, 2005
    An employee of the Ninewa Middle School for Girls assits members of the 401st Civil Affairs Unit deliver school supplies in the Al-Faisaliya neighborhood Mosul, Iraq, Nov. 29, 2005. The supplies were provided by Operation Iraqi Children. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Clydell Kinchen Iraqi Girls’ School Receives Needed Supplies Iraqi security forces, along with the 401st Civil Affairs Battalion, provided security for the delivery of the supplies. By Multinational Force-Iraq MOSUL, Iraq, Dec. 2, 2005 — The Ninewa Middle School for girls in the Al-Faisaliya neighborhood in Mosul accepted school necessities from Operation Iraqi Children Nov. 29. "The...
  • Lorain, Ohio native receives Bronze Star

    12/01/2005 4:10:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 449+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 1, 2005 | Pfc. Terrell A. Turner
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Dec. 01, 2005) -- Marines often go unrecognized for the jobs they do. The faithful service, self-sacrifice, and adaptability in tough situations often go unseen. Marines don’t fight for recognition. They fight for freedom and strive to keep the band of brothers they left with safe, so they can all return home together. Corporal Matthew D. Palacios of Lorain, Ohio, is a prime example that these good deeds do not go unnoticed. The combat engineer with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion was awarded the Bronze Star medal with a combat distinguishing device here Nov. 22...
  • Deployed Airman receives call from president (Gotta Luv W)

    11/29/2005 4:37:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 44 replies · 1,137+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Nov 28, 2005 | Master Sgt. Randy L. Mitchell
    11/29/2005 - BAGHDAD, Iraq (AFPN) -- While most people were waiting to make an important call on Thanksgiving, an Airman here was awaiting a call from an important person. Airman 1st Class Sarah Sullivan, an airfield management operations supervisor, received that call at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 24, when the White House switchboard put the commander in chief through to her. She had learned about a week earlier President George W. Bush would call on Thanksgiving to thank her for her service in Iraq. “I was in total and complete shock,” Airman Sullivan said. “I never really thought I would...
  • Memphis sniper, Iraq war veteran, receives Purple Heart

    11/22/2005 6:36:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 847+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 22, 2005 | Cpl. Mike Escobar
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Nov. 22, 2005) -- A Memphis, Tenn. native was awarded the Purple Heart Medal here Nov. 16 for wounds received during combat operations in Iraq. Twenty-five-year old Lance Cpl. Josh Barrett, an infantryman with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment’s Surveillance, Target and Acquisition (STA) Platoon, and several of his teammates had been conducting counterinsurgency operations outside Fallujah in July at the time of the incident. “It happened around 11:30 (PM), while we were on a mission to insert sniper teams to be used for counter-IED (improvised explosive device) operations,” the 2003 Ole Miss’ University...
  • North Brunswick, N.J. native receives Bronze Star

    11/18/2005 3:41:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 290+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 18, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Nov. 18. 2005) -- A North Brunswick, N.J. native and commanding officer of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division received the Bronze Star Medal at a ceremony here. Captain Christopher S. Ieva, a 1996 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy received the award for heroic achievement in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. During Operation Matador, Marines destroyed enemy strongholds north of the Euphrates River, in the city of Ubaydi, Iraq. From May 8 to May 14, Ieva achieved battle momentum that...
  • Freehold, N.J., native receives Purple Heart for wounds in combat

    11/14/2005 4:03:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 331+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 14, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Nov. 14, 2005) -- A Freehold, N.J., native was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he received during combat operations in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. Lance Cpl. John Myslinski, 27, a Marine with Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division received the medal for his actions in Ramadi, Iraq back in June. The Purple Heart was established by General George Washington in Newburgh, New York, on Aug. 7, 1782, during the Revolutionary War later awarded to servicemember who was wounded by direct result of enemy action. While Myslinski, a 1996 Freehold Borough High School...
  • 7th Fighter Squadron vet receives medals

    11/03/2005 4:51:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 414+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Nov 3, 2005 | Capt. Vince King Jr.
    11/3/2005 - HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFPN) -- Sixty years after serving in the Army Air Corps, a 7th Fighter Squadron pilot received a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. First Lieutenant James Costley, a P-38 pilot in World Word II, received the last of his military decorations in front of three generations of his family, friends and fellow military veterans at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Two Harbors, Minn., on Oct. 25. Lt . Gen. Donald Hoffman, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisitions deputy director, and Brig. Gen. Kurt Cichowski,...
  • 69th’s work receives honors

    10/29/2005 8:53:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 300+ views
    CAMP ANACONDA, Iraq — If it weren’t for cable dogs from the 69th Signal Company, soldiers of a Fort Bragg unit will be staying in this Middle East nation instead of returning to North Carolina nearly a month early, the commander of the 50th Signal Battalion said Friday. Praising the small group of Signal Corps soldiers from Fort Huachuca, Lt. Col. Cedric Rice said once the 69th GIs arrived about five months ago, the communications infrastructure at this former Iraqi Air Force base went in rapidly. “The 69th came and jumped in there,” Rice said. Running cable is a critical...
  • Marine receives Silver Star medal for combat valor

    10/28/2005 4:29:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 681+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 28, 2005 | Cpl. Aaron K. Clark
    MARINE BARRACKS WASHINGTON, Washington D.C. (Oct. 28, 2005) -- The annals of Marine Corps history are filled with stories of men and women who have sacrificed their all in service to their country. Puller, Basilone, Lejeune, Butler, Daley—names that are synonymous with valor in combat and Marine Corps lore. "There is a fellowship of valor that links all U.S. Marines, past, present, and future," said Joseph Alexander, retired Marine Colonel in his book The Battle History of the U.S. Marines: A Fellowship of Valor. Now, another story of valor can be added to the Marine history books and for one...
  • Marine good samaritan receives gracious gift from community

    10/20/2005 5:35:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 311+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 20, 2005 | Cpl. Renee Krusemark
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2005) -- Good things really do happen to good people. At least that’s what Cpl. Matthew Castaneda found out months after saving a 71-year-old woman from her burning car. Two weeks after being recognized by the city of Oceanside for his heroic efforts Sept. 21, Castaneda, an electronic technician with 1st Maintenance Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, received a good deed of his own. His 2000 Dodge Stratus, which needed more than $5,000 worth of repairs, was going to be fixed for free. “To us as a family it’s a really...
  • Sears Receives Freedom Award for Support to Reserves

    10/18/2005 8:53:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 273+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2005 – Defense officials have lauded Sears, Roebuck and Co. for the many benefits they provide employees who have been called to the colors. The war on terror demands much of reserve-component military personnel. The sacrifices they and their families make are legion. But increasingly, the war is demanding much of reserve-component servicemembers' civilian employers. The National Committee for Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve presented companies that go the extra mile for reservists with the Freedom Award during a ceremony here Oct. 15. The Freedom Awards are the highest given by the organization. A Guard...
  • Soldier receives shelter after hurricane

    09/16/2005 4:34:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 254+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sep 16, 2005 | Andrew Thomas
    FORT POLK, La. (Army News Service, Sept. 16, 2005) -- Not since the end of the Civil War have U.S. Soldiers returned home from war to such devastation and massive rebuilding. After a one-year combat tour in Iraq, Soldiers from the 256th Brigade Combat Team, Louisiana Army National Guard, started arriving at the England Industrial Airpark in Alexandria Sept. 9. Among the first wave of returning Soldiers was Staff Sgt. Scott Andras, assigned to the 141st Field Artillery. Andras and his wife of 18 months Heather, own a home in New Orleans. “We live two blocks off of St. Charles...
  • Colonel receives DSC for leading Iraqi commandos

    08/25/2005 3:59:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 651+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Aug 25, 2005 | Sgt. Lorie Jewell
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Army News Service, Aug. 24, 2005) – The Distinguished Service Cross – second only to the Medal of Honor in military decorations – has been awarded to U.S. Army Col. James H. Coffman Jr. for his role in leading Iraqi Special Police Commandos through a 5 ½-hour battle against insurgents trying to overrun an Iraqi police station. Flanked by the commando unit Coffman fought with, U.S. Army Gen. George Casey, commander of Multi-National Forces–Iraq, pinned the cross and eagle medal on Coffman’s body armor during an Aug. 24 ceremony at Adnon Palace in Baghdad’s International Zone. Iraq’s Minister...
  • Employee Receives Award for Helping Environment (USAF Civ.)

    08/04/2005 5:41:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 302+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Aug 4, 2005 | Air Force Senior Airman Brandy Dupper-Macy
    DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., Aug. 4, 2005 — An environmental engineer here won $2,500 from “Good Housekeeping” magazine as a runner-up for the magazine’s Women in Government award. “I was on a bike ride with my son, Alex, (when I) was contacted by ‘Good Housekeeping’ magazine on my cell phone,” said Karen Oden, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron. “I am fortunate to have a job that I really enjoy, and find meaningful and challenging. To be recognized for my effort is an honor.” “I am fortunate to have a job that I really enjoy, and find meaningful and challenging. To...
  • Mass. ex-official receives prison term (gave no-show muffin-wrapper job to a woman he had sex with)

    07/18/2005 5:07:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 664+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/18/05 | Adam Gorlick - AP
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - The former boss of a city-run job training school who gave a no-show job to a woman he had sex with was sentenced to nearly two years in prison for his role in bilking thousands of dollars from the agency. Gerald Phillips, a 51-year-old former police commissioner in Springfield, was convicted in March of being the ringleader of a conspiracy that bled a total of $50,000 from the Massachusetts Career Development Institute. Three others have also been convicted in the scam. U.S. District Judge Michael Ponsor ordered Phillips to serve 21 months in prison, pay a...
  • California receives election money held up during investigation (ShmelleyGate)

    06/02/2005 10:19:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 196+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/2/05 | AP - Washington
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal agency that oversees election preparations has decided to release nearly $170 million to California that was potentially in jeopardy because of questions over how federal money was spent under former Secretary of State Kevin Shelley. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission sent a letter Wednesday to California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson, Shelley's replacement, to announce the release of the $169.7 million, commission spokeswoman Jeannie Layson said Thursday. The move followed a visit McPherson paid to the commission last month to lobby for the money - Californias 2004 share of some $3 billion being sent to...
  • CA: Compton official receives suspended sentence for misuse of funds

    05/26/2005 9:52:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 389+ views
    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) - A former school board member received a two-year suspended jail sentence Thursday for charging more than $2,000 on a district-issued credit card while he was no longer on the board. Basil Kimbrew, 51, pleaded no contest to a charge of misappropriation of public money. Superior Court Judge Janice Croft sentenced Kimbrew to two years in jail, but suspended the sentence in favor of five years of probation, according to the district attorney's office. She also barred Kimbrew from having any contact with political campaigns, candidates or political causes during his probation. In exchange for the plea,...
  • Hillary Clinton receives honorary degree, presidential 'charge' (CAPTION-N-PUKE!)

    05/14/2005 4:00:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1,296+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/14/05 | CHARLES ODUM
    Hillary Clinton receives honorary degree, presidential 'charge' CHARLES ODUM Associated Press Posted on Sat, May. 14, 2005 Democratic U.S. Sen. and former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton applauds the just graduated women from Agnes Scott College as she joins them for a group photo after the graduation ceremony at the school in Decatur, Ga., Saturday, May 14, 2005. Clinton was on hand to deliver the commencement speech and accept an honorary degree from the all women's college. (AP Photo/John Amis) DECATUR, Ga. - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday told Agnes Scott College graduates that all women must "decide what...
  • Sandy Berger, Thief of Classified Documents, Bureaucracy covers for "it's own"

    04/08/2005 1:38:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies · 1,091+ views
    Sandy Berger... former National Security Advisor and Thief of Classified Documents, Receives slap on the Wrist As Bureaucracy covers for "it's own" Newswire 6 April 2005 The Justice Department said yesterday there was no evidence that former national security adviser Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger was trying to conceal information when he illegally took copies of classified terrorism documents out of the National Archives in 2003. This is in spite of the fact that he stole classified documents, destroyed them and lied about his actions in an attempt to revise historical events. Under an agreement with US Department of Justice...
  • CA: New Stem Cell Chairman Receives Praise, Criticism

    12/21/2004 9:55:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 206+ views
    Sacramento Union ^ | 12/21/04 | Ryan Rose
    Robert Klein might not have all the answers when it comes to stem cell research; he can’t guarantee the timely production of any cures or miraculous treatments. He can’t guarantee that stem cells will yield anything positive. --snip-- The Palo Alto millionaire has a 14-year-old son, Jordan, who suffers from juvenile diabetes. Hoping stem cell research could produce a cure, Klein sunk $3 million of personal money into Proposition 71, and spearheaded the initiative’s fund raising drive. Klein ultimately raised $25 million to support the proposition to squash the opposition. --snip-- Klein was the only nominee for the position, having...
  • Mojave company receives second FAA reusable rocket license (XCor Aerospace)

    04/23/2004 7:52:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 198+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/23/04 | Andrew Bridges - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California company received on Friday the second ever federal license to fly a manned rocket on suborbital flights. The Federal Aviation Administration granted XCor Aerospace Inc. the license for its Sphinx, a rocket-powered plane that is still on the drawing board. The license covers up to 35 flights of the yet-to-be-built plane, which should test operation and propulsion concepts for an even later craft that could ferry paying passengers on suborbital flights, according to the FAA. The license is good through 2006. Company chief executive officer Jeff Greason said the license would allow the company...
  • WWW Inventor Receives Technology Prize ($1.2 million)

    04/15/2004 9:47:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 189+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/15/04 | Mans Hulden - AP
    ESPOO, Finland - The scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, has been awarded the first Millennium Technology Prize. The award, a euro1 million cash prize, equivalent to $1.2 million, is among the largest of its kind, and was awarded for the first time. It was established in 2002 and backed by the Finnish government. Berners-Lee is recognized as the creator of the World Wide Web while working for the CERN (news - web sites) Laboratory in the early 1990s, the European center for nuclear research near Geneva, Switzerland. His graphical point-and-click browser, "WorldWideWeb," was the first...