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  • Air Force Neurosurgeon Saves Afghan Child’s Life

    11/27/2007 3:31:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 39+ views
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2007 – An Air Force neurosurgeon assigned to Craig Joint Theater Hospital here saved the life of an 8-month-old Afghan girl earlier this month. Air Force neurosurgeon Lt. Col. (Dr.) Randall McCafferty performs surgery on an 8-month-old Afghan girl suffering from an arachnoid cyst, or “water on the brain,” at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. Without the help of McCafferty’s expertise, the young girl, who is now in good condition, was not expected to survive. Defense Department photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The child, from Parwan...
  • House seeks worker checks on legal status

    11/19/2007 9:58:44 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 29 replies · 153+ views
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | November 20, 2007 | Herman Wang
    WASHINGTON -- About 100 House members will attempt to do what the Senate could not do this year: pass an immigration reform bill. The Secure America through Verification and Enforcement Act, recently introduced by Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C., would require employers to verify that their workers are here legally through an electronic database, authorize money to add 8,000 border patrol agents over five years and increase aerial surveillance of the Southwest border. "This is, I feel, a common-sense approach," Rep. Shuler said. "We've seen how the Senate has failed on two occasions to put together an immigration policy." The bill,...
  • Dolphins save surfer from becoming shark’s bait

    11/08/2007 1:54:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies · 1,141+ views ^ | Nov. 8, 2007 | Mike Celizic
    Surfer Todd Endris needed a miracle. The shark — a monster great white that came out of nowhere — had hit him three times, peeling the skin off his back and mauling his right leg to the bone. That’s when a pod of bottlenose dolphins intervened, forming a protective ring around Endris, allowing him to get to shore, where quick first aid provided by a friend saved his life.
  • Soldiers Save Iraqis, Discover Insurgent Safe Houses

    06/27/2007 5:08:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 478+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 27, 2007 – Soldiers of Multinational Division - Baghdad saved two Iraqi civilians while discovering two insurgent safe houses, one of which contained two car bombs, in the West Rashid district of the Iraqi capital Monday. Upon entering a building Monday evening, soldiers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, rescued a man who was handcuffed to a pipe in a bathroom. Two suspects were detained. The troops had received information from residents that an extremist group was using the house as a base from which to launch a campaign of intimidation in northwest Rashid. Troops from...
  • New law could save internet radio

    04/30/2007 12:02:28 PM PDT · by bedolido · 13 replies · 872+ views ^ | 04-30-2007 | staff writer
    A law has been proposed in the US Congress that would overturn a recent ruling on internet radio royalty payments. The bill could save internet radio, according to activists. Earlier this month the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), which reports to the Library of Congress, increased the charges which internet radio stations will have to pay in order to broadcast music. Stations claim that the charges in many cases represent more than their total revenues, and that they make it impossible to build a business out of online radio.
  • Well-drilling Team Helps Save Girl?s Arm, Life

    03/22/2007 6:47:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 364+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Capt. Jerord E. Wilson
    RIBTA, Djibouti, March 22, 2007 ? A recent Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa site survey to find water in northern Djibouti turned into a lifesaving medical assist for a young Ribta child. Members of the North Carolina-based 1132nd Engineer Detachment (Well Drillers) were conducting a mission with hydrogeologists from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command to identify potential water well sites when they were asked by a local leader for medical assistance. A Ribta girl suffered third-degree burns to her left arm that had become infected, necessitating lifesaving medical attention. The local leader requested the team help the young child....
  • Soldiers save Iraqi baby's life

    03/04/2007 12:52:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 438+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Angela McKinzie
    U.S. Army Spc. Carrielynn Spillis holds Sajad, a sick Iraqi baby boy, while Maj. Casey Geaney, the battalion surgeon for 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, prepares a feeding tube at the Patrol Base Yusufiyah aid station in Yusufiyah, Iraq. Photo by Staff Sgt. Angela McKinzie. YUSUFIYAH -- Soldiers recently received something they least expected - a baby. Soldiers from the 210th Brigade Support Battalion “Providers” and the 4th Battalion 31st Infantry Regiment “Polar Bears,” both units of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), took care of a sick Iraqi baby boy at the Patrol Base Yusufiyah...
  • Donation ‘From The Heart’ Saves Wounded Ally

    03/01/2007 5:07:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 298+ views
    Servicemembers donate blood used in life-saving surgery at the base hospital By Combined Joint Task Force - 76 Combined Press Information Center BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, March 1, 2007 — As the life of an Afghan National Army soldier hung in the balance Feb. 25, U.S. soldiers, sailors and Marines serving at Forward Operating Base Asadabad responded to his injury with an outpouring of blood. A total of 11 American servicemembers, including military policemen, embedded trainers, Asadabad Provincial Reconstruction Team members and artillerymen from 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, each donated a pint of blood used in life-saving surgery at...
  • Servicemembers Unite to Save Iraqi Girl's Life (Get the Tissues)

    01/05/2007 6:07:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 516+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Lance Cpl. Geoffrey P. Ingersoll
    Servicemembers Unite to Save Iraqi Girl's Life Many doubted she would live to play again. By Lance Cpl. Geoffrey P. Ingersoll 1st Marine Logistics Group CAMP HABBANIYAH, Iraq, Jan. 5, 2007 -- "She is our future... that's why we support the Iraqi Police, so they can provide a secure future for (Iraqi children)," said Lt. Col. Bob McCarthy, Police Transition Team Leader, in response to an Iraqi tribal leader's gratitude toward U.S. forces for their efforts to save an Iraqi youth named Riyam Shihan. "She is our future... that's why we support the Iraqi Police, so they can provide...
  • Sailors save young girl's life

    12/01/2006 5:33:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 869+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Geoffrey P. Ingersoll
    CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Dec. 1, 2006) -- The nine-(and-a-half)-year-old Iraqi girl would have died without their help. Riyam Shihan's cousin was trying to close a heavy, metal door, at a home in Habbaniyah when it became unhinged and fell on Riyam, crushing her skull. The bone was fractured and she was bleeding profusely. With each passing minute, rapidly building pressure within her brain was causing more damage. When she arrived at TQ Surgical, her condition deteriorated quickly. Fearing the worst, doctors and corpsmen "launched into action," said Lt. Cmdr. Pamela C. Harvey, 39 from Muscatine, Iowa and a doctor with...
  • America Supports You: Groups Work to Save Troops Homes

    10/30/2006 4:06:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 326+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2006 -- One hundred military families are sleeping easier this year thanks to USA Cares and the Homeownership Preservation Fund. “Across the nation, many military families are facing financial difficulty and a loss of income due to extended military service,” Hugh Dukes, executive director of USA Cares, said. “We’re helping relieve the stress our troops are facing, allowing them to focus on their jobs, by alleviating financial strains … that might force a foreclosure.” USA Cares, based in Radcliff, Ky., is a member of America Supports You, a Defense Department program highlighting ways Americans and the...
  • Blogger credited in discovering identity (of former House page)

    10/05/2006 8:07:17 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 38 replies · 1,829+ views
    William Kerr knew he was on to the biggest story of his life. But he didn’t know it was in his own back yard. Kerr, of Moore, is the author of the blog Passionate America, which is being credited with discovering the identity of the former House page who may have exchanged inappropriate instant messages with former Rep. Mark Foley, and that the former page now works for Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate Ernest Istook. Kerr said he received e-mails and phone calls from national media outlets Wednesday, including the tabloid television program Inside Edition and Internet pundit Matt Drudge. “I started...
  • Pascua Yaqui Tribe gives $50,000 to help save historic building

    09/25/2006 5:58:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 915+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — For years members of the Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers have been working to save the World War II Mountain View Colored Officers Club on this southeastern Army Post. Saturday night the group received its first major donation from the Pascua Yaqui Tribe when the tribal chairwoman announced a $50,000 gift. In February Association President Tom Stoney Sr., made a pitch to the tribe and Wednesday he was called back to answer more questions from the tribal council’s 11 members. Stoney had no idea the tribe would make a decision so fast. Tribal Chairwoman Herminia Frias made...
  • Defeating Depression Part I [Charismatic Devotional Thread]

    08/22/2006 7:56:23 PM PDT · by JockoManning · 255 replies · 3,052+ views
    Kad-Esh Shabbat Letter 16th of June MAP Ministries ^ | 16 June 2006 | Rabbi Baruch, Bishop Dominiquae Bierman
    16th of June DEFEATING DEPRESSION PART 1 “Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad” Proverbs 12:25 Depression- from Webster’s New Unabridged Dictionary Low spirits, gloominess, dejection, sadness, a decrease in force, or activity, or amount, a decrease in functional activity. An emotional condition either normal or pathological characterized by discouragement, a feeling of inadequacy, the act of humbling abasement as a depression of pride. Abasement, reduction, sinking, fall, humiliation, dejection, melancholy. Major Depression Facts Major depression is the No.1 psychological disorder in the western world.(1) It is growing in all age groups,...
  • British soldier helps save life of fellow soldier

    08/10/2006 4:12:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 263+ views
    Guardsman Damion Pointin, from Abingdon, whose quick thinking helped to save the life of a wounded friend. Courtesy photo. The quick thinking of a brave soldier serving in Iraq helped to save the life of a wounded friend. Guardsman Damion Pointin, from Abingdon, England and his pals braved continuing mortar fire to rush wounded colleague Lance Cpl. Karl Dobson to the medical centre within their camp. Dobson, or “Dobbo” to his mates, was seriously injured during a mortar attack at Camp Abu Naji, in Maysaan province, when he was hit by a piece of shrapnel that passed through his...
  • New combat medic training designed to save lives

    08/08/2006 5:25:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 387+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Spc. Michael O’Neal
    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (Army News Service, Aug. 8, 2006) – The new Combat Medic Advanced Skills Training is ensuring medics understand the difference between garrison and combat trauma care. Medics at Camp Bondsteel recently participated in the new course, taught via video teleconference by the Army’s Medical Department Center and School at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. The weeklong course tested student medics through a simulated combat scenario that involved treating Soldiers wounded by IEDs and small arms fire. Qualified instructors measured medics’ skills during a culminating field exercise, and medics were also given a written test to...
  • Surgeons Fought For Hours To Save Castro's Life

    08/05/2006 6:13:40 PM PDT · by blam · 59 replies · 3,851+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-6-2006 | Phil Hart
    Surgeons fought for hours to save Castro's life By Phil Hart in Havana (Filed: 06/08/2006) Doctors at the exclusive Cimeq hospital in western Havana are accustomed to handling the delicate health problems of Cuba's communist elite. It was here last weekend, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt, that they battled for several hours to save the life of the regime's most important patient, Fidel Castro. Unable to stem intestinal bleeding with drugs, the country's top surgeons performed an emergency operation on the veteran leader. To all but a handful of trusted doctors and his closest lieutenants, President Castro's medical condition has...
  • Squirrel hunters, UNITE, WE NEED YOU

    07/28/2006 8:59:10 PM PDT · by girlangler · 45 replies · 806+ views
    email ^ | 7/28/2006 | Jim Martinsen
    <p>Dear Etta: I need your help to let the Jacksboro area squirrel hunters know Mepps still buys squirrel tails. Every year it gets tougher to get the tails we need to dress our spinners, but we know from experience a little ink or air time is always a big help. Details are below. Any assistance you can offer, Etta would be sincerely appreciated. Should you need additional information please contact me.</p>
  • One family hopes their tragic loss can help save others (Tissues Needed)

    07/12/2006 6:19:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 862+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Capt. Amy Sufak
    7/12/2006 - PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFPN) -- With a knock on his door late one evening, 1st Lt. Kevin Lombardo's entire life changed. "One of my sergeants stood outside my trailer door clutching a note. My heart skipped a beat. He said I needed to call home now, something was wrong," the lieutenant said. "When I heard the sound of my wife Billie's voice, I knew it was serious." While deployed to Iraq, Lieutenant Lombardo, an operations officer for the 21st Security Forces Squadron, learned his 3-year-old twins, a boy and a girl, were being rushed to the...
  • Soldiers save women from burning building

    07/06/2006 4:06:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 458+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Pfc. Amanda Merfeld
    UIJONGBU, South Korea (Army News Service, July 6, 2006) – Two Camp Red Cloud Soldiers saved an elderly woman and her handicapped daughter when a sandwich shop caught fire just outside the camp's front gate July 1. Pvt. Reid Erickson and Pvt. Russell McCanless Jr. of Headquarters and Headquarters Support Company, Special Troops Battalion, were first on the scene when New York Sub sandwich shop caught fire. “We walked out of 7 Club to see whether or not I could do handstand pushups, and when I was doing them I noticed something behind us,” Erickson said. Standing and turning around,...