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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.
  • 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 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...