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  • Police Transition Team Takes Steps to Open Police Station in Arab Jabour

    11/06/2007 4:27:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 77+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Luis Delgadillo
    BAGHDAD — Plans to open the first police station in Arab Jabour commenced with two recent meetings held at the Mahmudiyah Iraqi Police Headquarters and Forward Operating Base Falcon. Though the police station is still months from establishment, the first steps were taken in Mahmudiyah, when Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, from Fort Stewart, Ga., and the 153rd Military Police Company, from Delaware City, Del., met with Mahmudiyah’s District Iraqi Police Commander, Brig. Gen. Abbed. Capt. Lauren Glaze, provost marshal, 2nd BCT, 3rd Inf. Div., and 1st Lt. Daniel A. Deflaviis, platoon leader for 3rd...
  • Team IDs Ancient Cargo From DNA

    11/01/2007 2:27:27 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 76+ views
    Exduco ^ | 10-31-2007 | David Chandler - MIT
    Team IDs ancient cargo from DNA For the first time, researchers have identified DNA from inside ceramic containers in an ancient shipwreck on the seafloor, making it possible to determine what the ship's cargo was even though there was no visible trace of it. The findings, by a team from MIT, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Lund University in Sweden, are being reported in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Archeological Science. By scraping samples from inside two of the containers, called amphoras, the researchers were able to obtain DNA sequences that identified the contents of one...
  • Giuliani's all stars

    07/11/2007 6:32:53 AM PDT · by yoe · 11 replies · 401+ views
    Power Line ^ | July 11, 2007 | Scott Johnson
    Yesterday Rudy Giuliani announced part of his foreign policy team. Among the notable stars are Norman Podhoretz, Martin Kramer, Peter Berkowitz, former Senator Bob Kasten, Kim Holmes, and Harvard Professor Stephen Rosen. Perhaps most notable to me is ( Yale's Professor Charles Hill). Among other things, Professor Hill is a legendary diplomat and the former chief of staff of the State Department. He is the subject of Molly Worthen's The Man On Whom Nothing Was Lost: The Grand Strategy of Charles Hill. These are all stellar appointments. Their support of Giuliani is impressive. Over at (The American Thinker), Ed Lasky...
  • America Supports You: D.C. Soccer Team Honors Military Personnel

    06/17/2007 12:41:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 242+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, June 17, 2007 – The most successful team in Major Leagues Soccer’s 11-year history paid special tribute to America’s military men and women here last night. D.C. United hosted its 8th Annual Armed Forces Appreciation Day with several pre-game festivities at RFK Stadium. More than a thousand military personnel were invited to the game free of charge, and the team distributed military appreciation T-shirts to the first 5,000 fans. “It is a privilege and an honor for D.C. United to host members of the armed forces and their families each season,” Stephen Zack, D.C. United executive vice president,...
  • Air Force-Led Team in Afghanistan Aims High on Low Terrain

    05/03/2007 9:56:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 195+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 3, 2007 – Far below their accustomed bird’s-eye view of Afghanistan, about 240 U.S. airmen with boots on the ground there are working to build vital infrastructure as members of provincial reconstruction teams. Qalat Provincial Reconstruction team members talk with a local Afghan near the "Qalat to Mizan" road project, a 70-mile highway artery in southwestern Afghanistan. Air Force photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Twenty-four PRTs are stationed across Afghanistan, and in April 2006, the Air Force began leading six of the teams. Each is made up of about 90 members, including 40 active-duty airmen...
  • Hillary Discovers Rutgers

    04/13/2007 9:42:19 AM PDT · by popdonnelly · 30 replies · 1,095+ views
    Hillary discovers the Rutgers basketball team. http://www.hillaryclinton.com/?splash=1
  • Reconstruction Team Arrives on Taji

    04/12/2007 5:48:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 200+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, April 12, 2007 — The 1st “Ironhorse” Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, just received a helping hand as it works with Iraqis to rebuild government capabilities and capacities which are necessary to enable the new Iraqi nation’s transition to a self-reliant government under the control of the Iraqi people. This new-found assistance comes in the form of members of the brigade’s newest attachment, the Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team (EPRT), which arrived here, April 10. Working as a joint civilian and military unit made up of diplomats, military officers and experts in fields such as economics, agriculture,...
  • 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....
  • Caldwell: Rebuilding and securing Iraq will be a total team effort

    02/15/2007 5:01:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 270+ views
    Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, Multi-National Forces-Iraq spokesman, holds an operational update briefing at the Combined Press Information Center in the International Zone Wednesday. Photo by Army Sgt. Matthew Roe, 10th Public Affairs Operations Center. BAGHDAD -- The Multi-National Force – Iraq spokesman held an operational update briefing at the Combined Press Information Center in the International Zone Wednesday to discuss Baghdad security and other issues. “Militarily, the first additional Iraqi forces and the first of five additional U.S. brigades have arrived in Baghdad and are conducting operations,” said Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, MNF-I spokesman.Caldwell also said...
  • America Supports You: New Program Spotlights Team Members

    02/12/2007 4:14:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 130+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2007 – Beginning Feb. 19, three America Supports You members a week will get the chance to shine when the spotlight swings their way. Three groups per week will be featured on the Internet at AmericaSupportsYou.mil on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Additionally, the America Supports You E-newsletter will highlight those groups beginning the week of Feb. 26. “By featuring three of our nearly 250 home front organizations in-depth each week, America Supports You will provide a closer look at the dedicated Americans who are there sustaining our troops, veterans and their families every day,” Allison Barber,...
  • High School Views: Student's death should spark call to end rifle teams

    12/22/2006 7:55:26 AM PST · by steel_resolve · 93 replies · 2,307+ views
    Post Gazette ^ | Friday, December 22, 2006 | Colin Dunlap
    Before beginning to offer my take on a serious situation, I'd like to offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of McGuffey High School senior Chad Huggins. Huggins is the 17-year-old who was killed after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at about 5 p.m. on Dec. 14 during the school's rifle team practice. A member of the rifle team, Huggins was in the school's stadium locker room as rifle practice was going on nearby, when the horrific tragedy occurred . This past Saturday, the Allegheny County medical examiner's office ruled Huggins' death a suicide. All...
  • Romney assembles wide-ranging team

    12/04/2006 5:58:19 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 2 replies · 413+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/04/06 | Thomas Burr
    WASHINGTON - One is a top Iowa lawmaker, another a South Carolina political strategist and a third is a former spokesman for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq. All have signed on as part of Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's political team in anticipation of his presidential bid. The Republican is expected to announce in January he will run for the White House, and he's already assembling a far-flung team. The list includes some big names who combined have decades of experience running presidential and other high-profile political races. "I think he's been able to attract to his team some really...
  • Turkey To Open 27th Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan

    11/05/2006 1:07:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 185+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2006 – Turkey will open the 27th of 34 Provincial Reconstruction Teams planned for Afghanistan later this week, officials in Bagram, Afghanistan announced today. The new PRT, in Wardak province, will assist Afghan authorities with reconstruction efforts and enhance development and stability within the province, according to Army Col. Thomas Collins, spokesman for Combined Forces Command Afghanistan. The PRT will focus on providing health care, education, police training and agricultural alternatives to local farmers, Collins said. Its projects will be structured to meet the benchmarks of the Afghanistan Compact Document and the Interim Afghanistan National Development Strategy....
  • Team provides airpower at right place, time

    08/21/2006 6:03:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 291+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Maj. David Kurle
    8/21/2006 - BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- U.S. Army and coalition forces on the ground in Afghanistan rely on a special team of Air Force officers to help provide airpower at the right time and place. The Air Component Coordination Element, or ACCE, is relatively new to operations involving more than one branch of service and other nations, but supports Combined Joint Task Force-76, which oversees Operation Enduring Freedom. "We help the CJTF planners integrate air and space power into the development of their campaign plan," said Brig. Gen. Christopher D. Miller, the ACCE director here. According to Air...
  • Tiger Team attacks 172nd SBCT extension challenges (True or False?)

    08/21/2006 4:15:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 375+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Aug 18, 2006 | Spc. Dale Sweetnam
    FT WAINWRIGHT (Army News Service, Aug. 18, 2006) -- When the extension of the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team to Iraq was announced, the Department of the Army responded by deploying a Tiger Team to Fort Wainwright to begin working Soldier and family issues. The Tiger team got down to business Aug. 4 and worked long hours before leaving last weekend. While at Fort Wainwright, the Tiger Team confronted a variety of issues affecting deployed Soldiers and their families. “This is the top priority of the Army’s leadership,” Col. Dennis Dingle, chief of the DA Tiger Team said. “We are...
  • Mission accomplished for Airmen on project team

    08/17/2006 6:07:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 284+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler
    8/17/2006 - KIRKUK AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- A project team working on Iraqi Air Force Comp Air 7SLX aircraft have completed their mission in record time -- doing a complete overhaul of four aircraft in 41 days instead of the planned 130. The aircraft, designed to be unarmed, is used to patrol oil pipelines and other infrastructure targeted by insurgents. Several of the aircraft were presented to the Iraqi Air Force by the United Arab Emirates in 2004. A crash in May 2005 which killed one Iraqi and four Airmen prompted the Iraqi government to ask for help in...
  • Turkmenistan Officials Recognize Coalition Rescue, Recovery Team

    08/16/2006 4:22:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 292+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Stephanie van Geete, USA
    Turkmenistan Officials Recognize Coalition Rescue, Recovery TeamBy Sgt. Stephanie van Geete, USASpecial to American Forces Press Service BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Aug. 16, 2006 – Nine Task Force Centaur aviators were among 21 U.S. soldiers and airmen recognized yesterday by the government of Turkmenistan for efforts in recovering a Turkmenistan Red Cross helicopter that crashed in eastern Afghanistan earlier this year. Task Force Centaur Commander Army Lt. Col. William Metheny (left) accepts a plaque of appreciation Aug. 15 from Turkmenistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Aman Yaranov. Nine Centaur soldiers were recognized for their part in the recovery of a Turkmen...
  • EOD team calm through IED storm

    08/05/2006 1:30:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 781+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Cpl. Daniel J. Redding
    Saturday, 05 August 2006 Marine Sgt. Bryan E. Carter, a 23-year-old native of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, gives a class on improvised explosive devices for Marines traveling on the dangerous roads of Iraq, July 29. Story and photo by Cpl. Daniel J. Redding1st Marine Logistics Group CAMP HABBANIYAH -- Jenny is dead, another casualty in the struggle to stabilize Iraq. A robot used in counter-insurgency missions throughout the restive Al Anbar province, “Jenny,” met her fate aiding a team of Marine explosive ordnance disposal technicians trying to disarm a deadly improvised explosive device. These four men calmly and willingly put...
  • America Supports You: Mother-Daughter Team Writes Book Honoring Troops

    07/28/2006 10:43:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 291+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Ashleigh Covington
    WASHINGTON, July 28, 2006 – A mother-daughter trio has compiled a book of children’s letters to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.   Barbara Baldwin and her two daughters, Amber D’Amico and Heather Duff, decided a year ago to highlight children’s appreciation for men and women in uniform.   The book, “Dear Soldier,” was released Memorial Day weekend. Baldwin said she and her daughters were inspired to create the book after reading children's letters for care packages sent to troops as part of a church project.   "Because the children's letters were so compelling, we would read them aloud as the...
  • Medical team transports newborn from Puerto Rico (Grab the tissues)

    07/26/2006 11:12:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 767+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Matthew Rosine
    7/26/2006 - SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- Seth and Stephanie Parker held each other's hands and waited. As the plane touched down at 12:05 a.m. July 22 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, they smiled at each other and looked at their son. Four-day-old Stuart lay across from his parents on a medical cart surrounded by doctors, nurses and medical technicians. He was the newest patient for the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, or ECMO, team that was double- and triple-checking everything to ensure he was ready for the next leg of his journey. Shortly after his birth, doctors told the Parkers that...
  • Tom McClintock Retains Veteran Campaign Team

    07/24/2006 9:39:01 PM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 10 replies · 357+ views
    McC for LG | July 24, 2006 | Sen. Tom McClintock
    McClintock Retains Veteran Campaign Team State Senator Tom McClintock has retained a team of political veterans to direct his campaign for Lt. Governor, including the core of his 2003 recall campaign staff. "I am delighted to have the aid and expertise of this proven and effective group of professionals," McClintock said. "These are individuals, who have many, many decades of experience in California politics." The Team John Feliz is campaign director and chief political strategist for the campaign. Feliz served in a similar capacity for McClintock during the Recall election and most recently was lead consultant in the Eric Roach...
  • Baseball Team Honors Military

    07/23/2006 5:58:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 776+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Kathleen T. Rhem
    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. John Borders (left to right), Sgt. Derek Drew, and Capt. Rob Taber stand on the field at RFK Stadium during the national anthem before the July 21 Washington Nationals-Chicago Cubs game. The three soldiers threw out ceremonial first pitches before the game. Next to the men are Taber's and Borders' wives - Shannon Taber (left) and Mollie Borders. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England is at right. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary Hilliard WASHINGTON, July 23, 2006 - Three severely wounded soldiers recovering in the Washington area got “a dream come true,” as Washington’s...
  • Sectarian Strife Skips Nineveh Province, Stryker Team Commander Says

    07/21/2006 4:46:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 285+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 21, 2006 – Large-scale sectarian violence as displayed by Sunnis and Shiites in Baghdad has seemingly bypassed Nineveh province in northern Iraq, a U.S. military commander told Pentagon reporters today. "We have been fortunate in that we've not seen that level of sectarian violence in Nineveh province," said Col. Michael Shields, commander of the U.S. Army's 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Shields gives credit for this positive state of affairs to the efforts of Gov. Duraid Mohammed Daud Abbodi Kashmoula and the senior Iraqi military and police officials serving in the province. "They have great outreach to...
  • U.S. Military Team In Lebanon To Evaluate, Plan Evacuations

    07/16/2006 5:11:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 410+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 16, 2006 – A U.S. military team is now in Lebanon evaluating the possibility of evacuating thousands of American citizens there, a Defense Department spokesman said here today. "There was an operation this morning involving some U.S. servicemembers to evacuate a small number of people from Lebanon at the request of the U.S. Embassy there," Army Lt. Col. Mark Ballesteros, a Pentagon spokesman, said. A survey and assessment team from U.S. Central Command is now in Lebanon, Ballesteros said. The team is "planning with the (U.S.) Department of State there for the way ahead," he said. News...
  • Reconstruction Team Developing Ties With Afghan Province

    07/11/2006 6:34:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 175+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    QALAT, Afghanistan, July 11, 2006 – U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today called the provincial reconstruction team here a shining example of how the teams develop relationships with the local Afghan government. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld (right) meets with Del Bar Jan Arman (left), governor of Afghanisan's Zabul province, during a visit to the Qalat Provincial Reconstruction Team July 11. Photo by Staff Sgt. Gary Hilliard, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. When the coalition began using provincial reconstruction teams in Afghanistan, officials were constantly evaluating their work to see if they were worth the time...
  • 2 College athletes arrested in rape of 11 yr. old girl: Child Raped By As Many As 10 Athletes

    07/10/2006 7:15:32 AM PDT · by Main Street · 43 replies · 3,577+ views
    AP BREAKING NEWS ^ | July 9, 2006 | AP
    The rape of an 11-year-old girl may have involved as many as 10 men, most of whom are football players at local community colleges, police said Sunday. Police arrested two men in connection with the rape Saturday night, and officials said they identified eight others as persons of interest in the case. Most or all are students at either Fresno City College or Reedley College, police said. The victim, a runaway from a group home, went to the Villa Hermosa apartments in southwest Fresno on Saturday night to visit an acquaintance who lived there, said police spokesman Jeff Cardinale. While...
  • Reconstruction Team Molds Afghan Police

    07/07/2006 4:45:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 225+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Capt. Gerardo Gonzalez
    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Shelton, (back, right) Police Training and Assistance Team instructor, guides two Afghan National Police officers as they conduct a vehicle search during training sponsored by the Mehtar Lam Provincial Reconstruction Team at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan, June 22, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Gerardo Gonzalez Reconstruction Team Molds Afghan Police Airmen train local police in ethics, riot control, vehicle and personal searches. By Capt. Gerardo Gonzalez Mehtar Lam Provincial Reconstruction Team FORWARD OPERATING BASE MEHTAR LAM, Afghanistan, July 7, 2006 -- The Mehtar Lam Provincial Reconstruction Team is helping to...
  • Preventive Medicine Team Prepares for Iraq Deployment

    06/29/2006 6:58:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 293+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Petty Officer 1st Class Jim Bane
    Capt. Ann Adcook, assistant officer in charge of Forward Deployed Preventive Medicine Unit 7, conducts training on the Chemical Volitile Organic Compound Unit, which is used to screen soil, water, and air for the detection of toxic materials such as chemical, biological, and radiological agents. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven P. Smith Preventive Medicine Team Prepares for Iraq Deployment Members of Forward Deployable Preventive Medicine Unit East Team 7 trained on the HAPSITE, a man-portable, gas chromatograph/mass spectrometers that can detect chemical and environmental hazards. By U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jim Bane Fleet...
  • Medical Assistance Team Visits Afghan Villages

    06/26/2006 10:26:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 386+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Nina J. Ramon
    U.S. Army Capt. Frank Cerfogli (right) and Spc. Heather Kikulski treat Afghan villagers’ sheep and goats with deworming medicine in Ander Key Bay, Afghanistan, June 13, 2006. Cerfogli and Kikulski, assigned to the 7/19 Medical Detachment, were part of a Cooperative Medical Assistance team, that provided much needed medical assistance to the remote villages of Hazarbez and Ander Key, June 9 to 13, 2006. Cerfogli, from Boone, Iowa, is a field veterinary officer. Kikulski, from Lake Geneva, Wis., is an animal specialist. U.S. Army photo by Army Sgt Nina J. Ramon Medical Assistance Team Visits Afghan Villages Despite the...
  • Logistics Team Supports ‘First Strike’ Troops

    06/16/2006 5:11:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 270+ views
    Defend America News ^ | 2nd Lt. Matt Horstman
    U.S. Army Spc. Jason Klimesh, a small-arms repairman with Company E, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, works on an M119 howitzer flywheel in order to bring one of Forward Operating Base Mahmudiyah North’s guns back to full mission capability. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Mark Whiteman Logistics Team Supports ‘First Strike’ Troops The mechanics, cooks, fuelers and transport vehicle operators of Company E perform a variety of support missions and, true to the company’s motto, make it look “easy.” By U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Matt Horstman FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAHMUDIYAH, Iraq, June 16,...
  • Multi-service team delivers goods to Afghan village

    06/13/2006 6:03:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 239+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Capt. Joe Campbell
    6/13/2006 - PANJSHIR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- A multi-service supply convoy slowly crawled along a dusty, rock-strewn road winding up and around mountains, through tiny, remote villages, scenic wheat fields and pastures en route to a relief mission June 12. At approximately 8,000 feet above sea level, at the village of Dara, the Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team and volunteers from the 405th Civil Affairs Battalion offloaded beans, rice, cooking oil, salt, powdered milk and tea. “It was slow-going in a fully loaded five-ton truck that is as wide as the road in places,” said Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Brian...
  • 29 indicted in trash hauling scam (mob boss, trash hauler, former mayor), Hockey team accused

    06/10/2006 5:59:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies · 2,987+ views
    New Haven Register ^ | 6/10/06 | Phil Helsel
    29 indicted in trash hauling scamPhil Helsel, Register Staff 06/10/2006 NEW HAVEN — A federal grand jury Friday indicted 29 people — including Danbury garbage magnate James Galante and former Waterbury Mayor Joseph Santopietro — who prosecutors allege participated in a mob-backed scheme to divide up Connecticut’s trash-hauling industry. Operators of refuse firms in Cheshire and North Branford were among those named in the indictment. Galante, 53, allegedly ordered his trash carting companies to pay a "mob tax" to Genovese crime family boss Matthew "Matty the Horse" Ianniello to enforce the scheme, in which trash haulers divvied up customers among...
  • Select Team of Experts Working to Bring MIA Troops Home

    06/06/2006 4:36:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 306+ views
    HANOI, Vietnam, June 6, 2006 – Aging witnesses and more urban areas are making it harder to find remains or evidence of missing American servicemembers in Vietnam, but a select group of experts here works year-round to fulfill the U.S. military's pledge to leave no man behind. A team from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command along with several locally hired Vietnamese workers clean up a recovery site to prepare it to be photographed in 2004. The site is located in Quang Nam province, Vietnam. Photo by Sgt. Douglas Stubblefield, USMC    The seven-member team -- four servicemembers and three...
  • Team Leader Touts Iraqi Armored Division Progress

    05/12/2006 6:17:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 240+ views
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, May 12, 2006 – As the Iraqi army takes over more and more battle space, there will be less need for American combat power in the country, U.S. officials said. Iraq's second armored brigade will assume battle space here soon and the Iraqi 9th Division, the country's only tank division, will assume the battle space in this area north of Baghdad in June. American military transition teams are working with the Iraqis to build and sustain the division. Army Col. John Hort is the senior Military Transition Team chief for the Iraqi division. He leads a group...
  • Golden Knights Parachute Team Jumps for Joy of Crowd

    05/07/2006 6:24:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 419+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 7, 2006 – Hitting the mark as they always do, members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team jumped into the middle of the 2006 McDonald's Air and Sea Show here yesterday. Preparations for a jump into the 2006 McDonald's Air and Sea Show at Fort Lauderdale Beach continue as the Army's Golden Knights parachute team waits to reach the jump zone. Sgt. 1st Class Paul Sach, left, the Black Demonstration Team leader, prepares the streamers that will help determine wind direction. Cpl. Joshua Coleman, center, puts his gloves on while Sgt. Hector Ceja,...
  • Norwegian Team Embarks on 'Kon-Tiki' Trip - Tangaroa

    04/28/2006 9:00:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 998+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 4/28/06 | ap
    A Norwegian team that includes the Thor Heyerdahl's grandson paddled Friday into the Pacific Ocean to repeat the famed adventurer's journey aboard the balsa raft Kon-Tiki. "My personal motivation is to have a great adventure," 28-year-old Olav Heyerdahl told The Associated Press before he and five shipmates embarked for the trip across the Pacific on the balsa raft Tangaroa _ named for the Polynesian god of the ocean. In 1947, Thor Heyerdahl and his team sailed their primitive raft 5,000 miles from Peru to Polynesia in 101 days to support Heyerdahl's theory that the South Sea Islands were settled by...
  • Air Force test team launches 'overhauled' Iraqi aircraft

    04/27/2006 5:40:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 643+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Senior Airman Francesca Carrano
    4/27/2006 - EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFPN) -- Airmen from several Air Force bases spent two months preparing, disassembling, rebuilding and testing an Iraqi Air Force Comp Air 7SLX, which had its first test flight here April 25. The aircraft is considered experimental, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. It is designed to be an unarmed aircraft used to patrol oil pipelines and other infrastructure targeted by insurgents. "This six-seater aircraft, which is a kit-built plane, was developed by a company in Merritt Island, Fla., called AeroComp which sold the aircraft to the United Arab Emirates," said Lt. Col....
  • Iraqi School Gets New Playground Through Team Effort

    04/24/2006 5:54:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 288+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 24, 2006 – Community members welcomed a new playground for the children of the Al Shrooq primary and secondary school in Taji, Iraq, April 19. Iraqi children from the Al Shrooq primary and secondary school, in Taji, Iraq, help disperse gravel April 19 at the new playground donated by Iraqi and U.S. companies. Iraqi army and Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers, along with children at the school, pitched in to help make the school a better place. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent Hunt, USA   The playground was a result of hard work and determination by a combined...
  • Team tests pod at 'LITENING' speed

    04/18/2006 6:07:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 503+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Senior Airman Francesca Carrano
    4/18/2006 - EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFPN) -- Three Air Force units have started accelerated testing of a LITENING-AT targeting pod. The 416th Flight Test Squadron here is working with the 85th Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the 422nd OTES at Nellis AFB, Nev., to update the existing LITENING pod with several new capabilities for warfighters, including a video downlink transmitter currently used in the Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. "The transmitter, called the ROVER Module, was pulled out of the Predator and allows the video the pilot is looking at to be...
  • Troops Help Iraqi Farmers Team Up With Co-op

    04/14/2006 4:08:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 380+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. C. Terrell Turner
    RASHIDIYAH, Iraq, April 14, 2006 – Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers worked with residents and farmers here to create a farming co-op that held its grand opening April 6. The tractors shown were provided as part of the building of a local farming co-op that opened its doors in Rashidiyah, Iraq, April 6. The co-op will provide support to about 3,000 acres in the Rashidiyah region. Photo by Spc. C. Terrell Turner, USA   The co-op is a major step in stabilizing and strengthening the agricultural output in the region. Local farmers joined together and created a business plan that will...
  • Iraqi, U.S. Troops Team up to Protect Pipelines

    04/11/2006 4:29:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 317+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Capt. Lyn Graves
    Iraqi, U.S. Troops Team up to Protect Pipelines Bastogne soldiers of 101st Airborne Division train Iraqi battalion to guard oil pipelines. By Capt. Lyn Graves 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment KIRKUK, Iraq, April 11, 2006 — The Iraqi Strategic Infrastructure Battalion soldier stands on top of a liquid gold mine. That is, he stands atop six percent of the world’s known oil reserve, deep beneath the sands of northern Iraq, in and around Kirkuk. "This is very different, so it will take us time to adapt and to learn this new way; but, this new way is better, more...
  • America Supports You: KiXX Soccer Team Ensures Iraqi Children Have a Ball (May cause Tears)

    04/09/2006 12:56:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 432+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    PHILADELPHIA, April 9, 2006 – Philadelphia's indoor soccer team kicked its support for U.S. servicemembers into high gear last night when it announced its partnership with the "America Supports You" program. Jessica Hallowell, 10, of Mertztown, Pa., donates a soccer ball at the Philadelphia KiXX's April 8 home game. The more than 1,000 soccer balls collected will be shipped to children in Iraq. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "We're glad to help the military," said Jeffrey B. Rotwitt, owner of the KiXX, a Major Indoor Soccer League team. America Supports You is a...
  • Deputy Secretary Praises Pro Hockey Team at Pentagon

    04/06/2006 5:33:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 284+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 6, 2006 – Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England praised the Washington Capitals ice hockey team for its support of U.S. servicemembers during team and management members' Pentagon visit today. Washington Capitals' goaltender Olaf Kolzig shakes hands with Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England as Capitals team captain Jeff Halpern (center) looks on April 6. England presented the hockey team, which was touring the Pentagon, with a commemorative plaque for its help with the "America Supports You" program. Photo by Gerry J. Gilmore  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. England greeted the National Hockey League icemen in his office...
  • Reigning Mrs. Virginia, Army officer visits U.S. Army NASCAR team

    04/05/2006 6:10:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 1,031+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Lt. Col. William Thurmond
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Army News Service, April 5, 2006) – The U.S. Army NASCAR racing team has played host to hundreds of dignitaries, VIPs and generals over the past several years, but this past Sunday they spent some time with an army officer who has combined talent, leadership and educational pursuits to achieve success both in and out of the army. Capt.-promotable Rose Lopez-Keravuori, who also happens to be the reigning 2005 Mrs. Virginia, was a guest of the U.S. Army team at Sunday's DIRECTV 500 Nextel Cup race. It was the first NASCAR race for Keravuori, who was crowned Mrs....
  • Sandy Berger Tries to 'Anchor Aweigh' Curt Weldon (Able Danger)

    04/04/2006 8:37:12 AM PDT · by americaprd · 56 replies · 10,210+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/4/06 | Judi McLeod
    Proving that he’s just as adept at stuffing an election candidate’s coffers as he is at stuffing his own socks, Sandy Berger hosted an "almost secret" Washington fund-raiser for a recently retired three-star vice admiral last night. Vice Adm. Joseph Sestak Jr, as the Village People would say, is "In the Navy". And when you want to take an Able Danger Congressman Curt Weldon down, what better way than to send in the Navy? Berger, dubbed "Sandy Burglar" by radio meister Rush Limbaugh, gained notoriety for trying to stuff classified documents into his socks and other attire. The man, who...
  • Sandy Berger Raises Money for Weldon Foe (Able Danger Alert)

    03/28/2006 7:50:08 AM PST · by americaprd · 59 replies · 4,393+ views
    Delaware County Daily Times ^ | 3/27/06 | William Bender
    Several members of President Bill Clinton’s national security team are hosting a Washington fund-raiser tonight for retired Vice Adm. Joseph Sestak Jr., the Democrat running against U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon in November. Officials at Sestak’s campaign headquarters in Media will not comment on the event, though an invitation sent out to potential donors and obtained by the Daily Times lists Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger as a host. "As a general rule, campaigns don’t comment on fund-raisers or people who hold them," said Sestak’s campaign chairman, Myles Duffy. Berger, who served as Clinton’s second-term national security adviser, pleaded guilty last year...
  • First Team dedicates OIF memorial

    04/05/2006 4:25:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 353+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Spc. Joshua McPhie
    FORT HOOD, Texas (Army News Service, April 5, 2006) – Despite several days of rain leading up to the dedication of the 1st Cavalry Division’s Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial April 4, when the dedication began, even the weather cooperated. As the ceremony began, Gold Star families (families of fallen troops), community members and hundreds of current and former First Team Soldiers reverently stood on the south side of the memorial. After the memorial was officially presented to the division by the 1st Cavalry Division Association, Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, who commanded the division during its deployment to Iraq, told...
  • America Supports You, Ad Council Team Up to Benefit Troops

    03/28/2006 3:44:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 239+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 28, 2006 – The Ad Council has teamed with the Defense Department's "America Supports You" program to help drum up support for American servicemembers. This ad is part of the launch of a national public service advertising campaign by the Defense Department and the Ad Council to show support for America's military.  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Launched in November 2004, America Supports You is a Web-based program that highlights grassroots and corporate support for America's troops. The program's Web site, www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil, showcases ways Americans can provide support and helps put servicemembers and their families in...
  • Tank-infantry team denies insurgency near Fallujah (Insurgents no longer have free reign)

    03/28/2006 3:02:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 558+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Mar 27, 2006 | Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva
    DRA DIGLA, Iraq (March 27, 2006) -- Insurgents no longer have free reign in the rural farmlands north of Fallujah. A platoon of Marines from D Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, joined with a reinforced squad from Company E, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment to scour the area north of Fallujah for insurgent activity in Operation Mesopotamia II. The several-day operation took place in the Northern Regimental Security Area and disrupted insurgent activity, keeping terrorists from using the sparsely populated region as a staging area to launch attacks in Fallujah. The combined tank-infantry team is serving in Iraq with Regimental Combat...
  • A wounded warrior (What have we done to deserve people like that?...)

    03/27/2006 10:04:12 AM PST · by winner3000 · 17 replies · 1,087+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 27, 2006 | Tim Maxwell
    A wounded warrior By Tim Maxwell, Tim Maxwell is stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. E-mail: woundedteam@sempermax. com. I AM A MARINE — a lieutenant colonel. I know about war. I have studied it for more than 20 years. I have been deployed overseas six times. Three times since 9/11. Recently, I learned all about another part of war. I was badly wounded during a mortar attack in Iraq in October 2004.