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  • Together! (Another cliche we use for the word: "Government")

    09/06/2012 2:18:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/06/2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    It is a real burden not to cite every other paragraph spoken from the stage as a vindication of my book, The Tyranny of Clichés (or, for that matter, Liberal Fascism). Over and over again the Democrats spout, to paraphrase De Tocqueville, clear-but-false ideas. The overarching one of the whole convention: Government is the only thing we all belong to. Such bogus appeals to unity and community as a justification for activist government drive me batty. That’s what Elizabeth Warren’s speech was all about and countless other lesser luminaries as well. Here’s Bill Clinton’s soundbite of the night: “You see,...
  • Let's Spend Together, Obama (Lyrics)

    08/17/2012 8:13:48 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs
    Boredom | Now | Me
    I, I'm so in debt with you, Whatever you want to do, Is all taxed by me, 'Cause you make me feel so amused. I want to treat my wife on you. It seems the First, um, Lady, Since we've been together, We've been in debt forever, On a spending spreeeeeeeee. Y'all are the ones I keep running toooooo. You'll never be unscrewwwwwed. First Lady, let's, let's spend together, Taxing them whenever, whenever, Markets are good or bad, In the black, in the red. Ooooooooooooooooooooooh, Yaaaaaaaaah. Whenever markets are good or bad, In the black, in the red. Why, Mitt...
  • Obamas new slogan: Greater together

    02/23/2012 9:04:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/23/12 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama has an emerging slogan greater together that hes using to spur support among younger voters worried about jobs, education and debt. The collectivist slogan is appearing in more places, including fundraisers and in the title of the Greater Together Student Summit Tour, which is sending Obamas deputies to colleges to galvanize students and youth. On Feb. 1, Obama used the slogan to spur support among young and old African-Americans, and especially African-American women. Less than half of younger African-American men are in the workforce, and the average wealth of African-American families was slashed by the...
  • Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh and the rest....Why are some of you smearing them?

    08/30/2010 10:45:52 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 58 replies
    Me ^ | 8/30/2010 | Me
    I have been on this site for about 3 years or so. I listen and learn from Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh, Levine and so many more. I, like most of you, have taken valuable time from my family to help preserve freedom. I have gone to (band played) NUMEROUS Tea parties, been to NUMEROUS town halls, Called and emailed Senators, Congressmen both in state and federal. Been to 9-12 meetings, handed out brochures and battled local government over school agendas. I have received hate mail, threats and have lost sleep... all the while finding time to work and spend time with...
  • Obama To Mexico: No Borders, Let's Work Together!

    05/19/2010 8:43:07 PM PDT · by justme346 · 21 replies · 808+ views
    The Right News ^ | 5/19/10 | Unknown
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  • Face of Defense: Brothers Serve Together in Afghanistan

    04/15/2010 5:53:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 273+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | 2nd Lt. Mark Lazane, USAF
    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan, April 15, 2010 The brotherhood that exists among servicemembers is well known. Members of the military often talk about forming family-like bonds with their teammates while engaging in operations at home and abroad. Army Spc. Brandon Sitton, left, helps his brother, Army Pfc. Joshua Sitton, strap on a harness before a mission at Forward Operating Base Orgun, Afghanistan, April 12, 2010. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. For two provincial reconstruction team members here, that brotherhood runs deeper than any uniform or exercise. It literally is blood-deep....
  • "We the People" 14 Day prayer Day 1 (3/17/2010)

    03/17/2010 9:42:40 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 83 replies · 517+ views
    Prayer and faith ^ | 3/17/2010 | me
    Continuation of thread... Ok, so I have been waking up in a cold sweat the last several months VERY concerned about this country. In the past when I have had problems and concerns I find it encouraging to share and pray with others. This is what I propose... a 14 day prayer. We all agree to pray for this country every morning for 14 straight days starting tomorrow AM. Do this before getting out of bed or speaking to anyone. Who's in? God is bigger than any GOVERNMENT! Discussions of prayer, how you feel and ideas.
  • Pelosi: GOP has had its day; confident Dems can come together

    02/28/2010 11:36:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 758+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/28/10 | Kim Hart and Jordan Fabian
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that Republicans have left their mark on the healthcare bill and should accept that the bill will go forward. "They've had plenty of opportunity to make their voices heard," she said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday morning. "Bipartisanship is a two-way street. A bill can be bipartisan without bipartisan votes. Republicans have left their imprint." The public option, for example, has been stripped from the bill because Republicans were so adamantly against it, she said. "They've had a field day going out and misrepresenting what the bill says," Pelosi said. "But...
  • U.S., Iraqi Aviators Fly Together

    01/25/2010 3:32:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 259+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Travis Zielinski, USA
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Jan. 25, 2010 U.S. Division Center AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots from the 1st Cavalry Divisions 1st Air Cavalry Brigade flew a second joint mission Jan. 20 with UH-1 Huey helicopter pilots from the Iraqi air force. U.S. Army aviators move an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter behind an Iraqi air force UH-1 Huey helicopter at Camp Taji, Iraq, before taking off for a combined mission in and around Baghdad, Jan. 20, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Travis Zielinski(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. We have taken the lessons learned from the first flight and used...
  • Face of Defense: Florida Spouses Deploy Together to Iraq

    07/13/2009 11:32:32 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 475+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Tech. Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa, USAF
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 13, 2009 When Army Pfc. Joseph James deploys this month he wont have to say goodbye to his wife, Army Pfc. Samantha James -- she will be with him throughout his yearlong deployment to Iraq. Army Pfc. Joseph James and his wife, Army Pfc. Samantha James, volunteered to deploy together to Iraq. The couple is assigned to the Florida Army National Guards 1218th Transportation Company, based in West Palm Beach, Fla. Photo courtesy of Florida National Guard. (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Joseph and Samantha are one of three married couples deploying...
  • Mother, Son Serve Together in Iraq

    07/05/2009 2:56:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 794+ views
    Capt. Dorothy Watkins and Spc. Joshua Watkins, both of Hazleton, Pa., are deployed to Camp Taji, a base camp north of Baghdad, with the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard. Photo by Jon Soles, Multi-National Division – Baghdad. TAJI — One Pennsylvania National Guard Soldier has two ways he can address Capt. Dorothy Watkins. He can call her ma'am or he can call her mom. Spc. Joshua Watkins and his mother, Capt. Watkins, are both serving here with the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division. The mother and son from Hazleton, Pa., are...
  • Time to Flex Your Muscle America

    06/24/2009 7:42:09 PM PDT · by paratrooper82 · 65 replies · 3,179+ views
    Confederate | 06-24-09 | Paratrooper
    Time to flex your muscle America! The Administration is claiming that because you elected them to office last November, you gave them permission to act outside the parameters of the U.S. Constitution! Each and every time a reporter asks why Mr. Obama is pushing for the Nationalization of the private auto-industry, private health care, our private banks, private energy through Cap and Tax that most Americans do not support and his reply is the people wanted changed and elected me President! America, lets send President Barack Obama and the rest of his Administration a very loud, clear and impressive message,...
  • peace (none for the victims of zotunism)

    06/21/2009 4:40:19 AM PDT · by dericmccloud · 68 replies · 1,940+ views
    newyork times | 6-20-09 | dericmccloud
    i think we could form a more perfect union if we could find peace in the nation and abroad.we should not be dictators.dictatorship ended in the early 1960's.some say cummnuism is where you share your countrys' wealth.i'm more in favor sharing wealth with the united and free world.
  • Face of Defense: Sisters Serve Together in Baghdad

    05/05/2009 5:54:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 500+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Pfc. Jasmine N. Walthall, USA
    CAMP STRIKER, Iraq, May 5, 2009 Some soldiers turn to friends within their unit for the support they need during a deployment. Others are lucky enough to have a family member serving with them. Army Staff Sgt. Melodie A. Hunt, left, and her sister, Army Pfc. Mallorie A. Hunt share a moment during their lunch time. The Hunt sisters are deployed to Baghdad. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jasmine N. Walthall (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Staff Sgt. Melodie A. Hunt and Army Pfc. Mallorie A. Hunt, Lumberton N.C. natives, are sisters who are currently...
  • Face of Defense: Military Couple Finds Ways to Be Together

    04/14/2009 4:36:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 481+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. Daniel Nichols, USA
    BAGHDAD, April 14, 2009 June 6, 1998, the 54th anniversary of D-Day, probably was a day like any other that summer. Theres a good chance it was sunny in a small town in New York state outside of Fort Drum, where two young Army captains met for their own rendezvous with destiny. Army Lt. Col. Hailey Clancy, left, and her husband, Army Maj. Michael Clancy, share a laugh while flying to Camp Striker, Iraq, Aug. 8, 2008. The couple has served two deployments to Iraq together. Courtesy photo(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. A month later, they...
  • Face of Defense: Childhood Chums Serve Together in Iraq

    04/10/2009 3:56:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 220+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Staff Sgt. Dilia Ayala, USAF
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, April 10, 2009 As boys growing up together in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeremy Moersch and Army Spc. Brandon Kosky played cops and robbers, fighting "bad guys" and putting them behind bars in an imaginary world. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeremy Moersch and Army Spc. Brandon Kosky, who grew up as childhood friends in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, are deployed together in support of the Iraqi justice system at Camp Taji, Iraq. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lionel Castellano(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Now, more than 15...
  • Face of Defense: Principal, Graduates Serve Together

    04/09/2009 4:18:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 301+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Lance Cpl. Meghan J. Canlas, USMC
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., April 9, 2009 The Marine Corps is relatively small compared to the other branches of service. But for a former high school principal here, it couldnt get any smaller. Left to right, 2nd Lt. Michael J. Bradley, Pfc. William M. Chester, and Col. Brian T. Oliver show off the emblem of Freedom High School in Morganton, N.C., at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 7, 2009. Oliver was the principal at Freedom from July 2004 until he was activated from the reserves in January 2009. Bradley and Chester are both Freedom...
  • Face of Defense: Siblings Serve Together in Iraq

    12/16/2008 3:37:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 469+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Spc. Kiyoshi Freeman, USA
    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq, Dec. 16, 2008 Two deployed soldiers share a lot more in common than just their jobs as mechanics. Army Sgt. Abbi Erisman, left, from Mountain Home, Ark., and Army Sgt. Shandy Erisman from Little Rock, Ark., are mechanics with 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kiyoshi Freeman(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Sgt. Shandy Erisman, of Little Rock, Ark., and Army Sgt. Abbi Erisman, of Mountain Home, Ark., are siblings and Arkansas National Guardsmen serving together in Iraq with 2nd Battalion,...
  • Obama gets the Clinton band back together (Is this a 3rd Clinton term or what?)

    11/14/2008 11:53:10 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 1,306+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 11/14/08 | Ben Smith, Carrie Budoff Brown
    Here's how you can tell the campaign is over and the transition has begun: Barack Obama's aides now wear suits and ties, their desks are in the Federal Building on 6th Street in Washington and Clintonites are everywhere. Obama's victory in the general election produced what his primary campaign couldn't: A swift merger of the Clinton Wing of the Democratic Party with the Illinois Senator's self-styled insurgency. The merger began, during the campaign, in the policy apparatus which is now rapidly becoming the governing apparatus. The absorption of the Clinton government in waiting represents Obama's choice not to...
  • Schwarzenegger, Bloomberg to campaign together (moderate "soul mates" pumping Prop 11 up)

    10/16/2008 9:17:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 370+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/16/08 | Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will campaign today with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for Proposition 11, an initiative to change how California draws its district boundaries. The two will appear publicly at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce offices, joined by representatives from AARP, California Common Cause and other organizations. --snip-- Schwarzenegger and Bloomberg have worked together to promote federal infrastructure investment. And the Republican governor once called Bloomberg his "soul mate," a reference to their shared moderate political views.
  • Iraqi Army, Coalition forces conduct joint boat operations

    03/25/2008 5:30:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 229+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Shawn Coolman, USMC
    Members of the Iraqi Army practice how to enter and exit the Riverine Patrol Boat on Lake Qadisiyah, Iraq, Friday. The soldiers were given classes prior to entering the boats on the boats themselves and how to successfully complete an operation on water. 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, and Riverines with Riverine Squadron 2, Detachment 3, are working extensively with the IA and transferring more control of the area. Riverines with Riverine Squadron 2, Detachment 3, perform an unexpected emergency stop while traveling 30 knots on Lake Qadisiyah, Iraq, Friday. Coalition forces are training units...
  • Soldiers and Citizens Stand Together Following Terrorist Attack

    02/15/2008 5:08:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 57+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Aaron Rosencrans, USA
    CAMP TAJI Multi-National Division Baghdad Soldiers recently conducted a consequence management mission, visiting local leaders of Fourteenth Ramadan, northwest of Baghdad. The Company C, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Warrior, 25th Infantry Division, Soldiers conducted the mission in response to the recent assassination of one of the towns local leaders. We visited to show our condolences for the loss of their local leader, said 1st Lt. Marc Dudek, a native of Midlothian, Texas, platoon leader, 2nd Platoon, Company B, 1st Bn. We did this to let them know we care and want to...
  • Combined Forces Working Together to Improve Iraqi Region

    02/14/2008 7:25:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 89+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Seaman William Selby, USN
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2008 Coalition forces, Iraqi troops, and Sons of Iraq security volunteers are working together to rebuild areas south of Arab Jabour, Iraq, a senior military official in Baghdad said this morning. Coalition forces recently completed Operation Marne Thunderbolt, which focused on the disruption of al Qaeda activities in Iraq, Army Colonel Terry R. Ferrell, commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, in Multinational Division Center, said in a conference call with online journalists and bloggers. Weve focused on moving to places we havent been before, said Ferrell, who has been in the Arab Jabour...
  • Sunni, Shia March Together in Baghdad for Peace

    12/23/2007 8:01:17 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 132+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. James P. Hunter
    Iraqi citizens march together while playing music during a Peace March in the Karkh District of Baghdad, Dec. 19. Approximately 1,000 Iraqi citizens, both of Shia and Sunni religions, gathered to march with one another to bring the two sects together as one. Photo by Sgt. James Hunter, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs. BAGHDAD — Approximately 1,000 Iraqi citizens, of both Shia and Sunni religions, joined together on the sectarian fault line in Rawaniyah, the Karkh District of Baghdad, to march with one another in what they called a “Peace March”, Dec. 19. It was...
  • Soldiers, Civilians, Working Together to Rebuild Iraq

    12/01/2007 3:28:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 75+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Jason Stadel
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU Since May security in Hawr Rajab and Arab Jabour has improved to the point where Coalition Force missions are no longer solely kill or capture missions. Now, many missions focus on developing the infrastructure, which means there are more civilians on the battlefield helping to rebuild Iraq. To be prepared for battlefield operations, Soldiers of the 2-3rd Brigade Troops Battalion (BTB), 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division took time to train American civilians on the basics of first aid and combat patrol operations, Nov. 26. The 2-3rd BTB combat patrols that consisted solely of...
  • Couple to Spend First Holiday Season Together in Iraq

    11/27/2007 3:50:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 90+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Kerensa Hardy, USA
    CAMP STRIKER, Iraq, Nov. 27, 2007 Army Pvt. Imani Tumbling and Pfc. Angelo Tumbling will celebrate their first major holiday as a married couple and their first anniversary here in a combat zone. Army Pvt. Imani Tumbling and Pfc. Angelo Tumbling, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), share a laugh. The Tumblings are spending their first holiday season as husband and wife at Camp Striker, Iraq. After a whirlwind courtship that lasted four months, the two were married the month before they deployed. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kerensa Hardy, USA(Click...
  • Face of Defense: Fathers, Sons Serve Together in Iraq

    11/16/2007 3:19:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 93+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Spc. Christopher Smith, USA
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2007 Few U.S. troops have the opportunity to deploy with their loved ones, but soldiers of 325th Combat Support Hospital, a unit from Independence, Mo., currently at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, have two such family relationships within their unit. Maj. David Clark and his son, Sgt. Michael Clark, both natives of Manchester, Conn., deployed to Iraq together with the 325th CSH. The Clark family has a long tradition of military service stretching over three generations. This deployment will mark their second tour together, the first being a 10-month deployment to Kuwait with the 405th...
  • Helicopter Crash Victims Buried Together in Arlington Cemetery

    10/12/2007 5:10:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 293+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Mary Flynn, USA
    ARLINGTON, Va. , Oct. 12, 2007 Hundreds of soldiers, family members and friends gathered at Arlington National Cemetery today to honor 12 soldiers killed in a helicopter crash Iraq earlier this year. Army honor guard soldiers hold 12 folded American flags during an interment ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Oct. 12 for 12 soldiers killed in Iraq 10 months ago. The soldiers, 10 from the Army National Guard and two from the active duty Army, were killed northeast of Baghdad when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was shot down. Photo by Sgt. Mary Flynn, USA (Click photo...
  • Americans, Iraqis interact at historical monument

    08/23/2007 6:56:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 1,081+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Master Sgt. Dwayne Gordon
    8/23/2007 - ALI BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Approximately 80 Iraqis from the city of An Nasiriyah interacted for the first time with Airmen and Soldiers at the Ziggurat historical monument Aug. 21 at Ali Base. It has been more than 10 years since any Iraqi native has been allowed to visit the Ziggurat of Ur, which is the most dominant landmark on Ali Base, because during the reign of Suddam Hussein the installation was used by the Iraqi army. The Ziggurat was constructed more than 4,000 years ago by worshipers of the moon god Nanna living near the ancient city...
  • Identical Twins Pin on Captains Bars Together

    07/11/2007 5:36:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 32 replies · 1,963+ views
    Defense News ^ | Spc. Shea Butler
    Identical twins Capt. Jordan Burfield (left), Company C, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division and Capt. Jonah Burfield, 47th Ordnance Company, 79th Ordnance Battalion, are reunited at the Al Faw Palace on Camp Victory in western Baghdad for their promotions to captain, July 1, 2007. This deployment has been the longest period of time the Lacrosse, Wis., natives have been separated. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Shea Butler U.S. Army Capt. Jordan Burfield U.S. Army Capt. Jonah Burfield Identical Twins Pin on Captain’s Bars Together By Spc. Shea Butler 7th Mobile Public Affairs...
  • Family Begins Life Together in Earnest After Deployment

    06/25/2007 4:32:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 270+ views
    FORT DRUM, N.Y., June 25, 2007 Imagine being married for almost 18 months, but spending only one of those months together. That is exactly what Scott and Katie Horrigan experienced when Scott -- an Army captain who commands the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiments Alpha Company -- deployed with the 10th Mountain Division in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Army Capt. Scott Horrigan, a company commander with the 10th Mountain Divisions 87th Infantry Regiment, is reunited with his wife, Katie, and son, Mitchell, upon returning from a deployment to Afghanistan. Courtesy photo(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available....
  • Iraqis, Coalition Working Together to Secure Tal Afar

    03/31/2007 12:00:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 211+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 31, 2007 Coalition and Iraqi forces are working with city leaders to secure the Iraqi city of Tal Afar after a bombing at a market killed more than 80 people earlier this week, a military official said today in a briefing from the city. Its been a tremendously busy four days, tremendously stressful four days, Army Lt. Col. Malcom Frost, commander of 3rd Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, told journalists from Forward Operating Base Sykes in Tal Afar. But the city is now secure and going back to...
  • Clintons make rare appearance together

    03/18/2007 7:50:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 1,169+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/18/07 | Beth Fouhy - ap
    NEW YORK - Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton took the stage Sunday with her husband, the former president, at a major fundraiser that brought in over $1 million for her presidential campaign. In a Manhattan hotel ballroom filled with New York elected officials and wealthy Democratic donors, Bill Clinton introduced his wife by describing her long career in public service beginning at Yale Law School where the couple met 35 years ago. He said he had encouraged her then to pursue a career in New York or Chicago and is still amazed she followed him back to Arkansas, where he...
  • Married Couple Deploys Together

    03/14/2007 4:43:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 380+ views
    Defense News ^ | Spc. Karly Cooper
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, March 14, 2007 More and more soldiers spend their deployments in Iraq serving alongside their spouses. Sgt. Erick McCormick, the warehouse non-commissioned officer in charge for Headquarters Company, 15th Brigade Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade from Ketchikan, Alaska and Spc. t Michelle McCormick, a supply specialist also with the Sustainment Brigade, from Houston, Texas, are on their second deployment together, but first deployment as a married couple. Michelle joined the Army in 2004. Right after graduation from high school she packed her bags and headed to Fort Jackson, S.C. "My dad is a military policeman and...
  • Pace Calls on Congress to Help Government Agencies Work Together

    02/06/2007 4:23:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 175+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2007 Cooperation among government agencies is crucial for success in the war on terrorism, the top U.S. general told members of Congress today. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, asked members of the Senate Armed Services Committee to look at ways to help the military work more closely with other U.S. government agencies. The general said impediments are standing in the way of smooth operations among U.S. government agencies. Pace has often said the military cannot win the war on terror alone. The war on terror requires contributions from civilian...
  • Three Brothers Complete Air Force Basic Training Together

    11/10/2006 5:21:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 949+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Wayne Bryant
    11/10/2006 - LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- Three brothers from Fort Worth, Texas, will be "doing something amazing" for the Air Force in the coming years after graduation from Basic Military Training Nov. 10. Twins Chaz and Logan Hatcher, 22, and their younger brother, Derek, 19, completed the 6.5-week course while assigned to three different training squadrons and will be training in three different career fields. Chaz, from the 331st Training Squadron, will train to become an aircraft loadmaster. Brother Logan in the 324th Training Squadron is going into the avionics field; and Derek, from the 326th Training...
  • Father, son promoted on same day

    11/03/2006 5:59:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 420+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA It was a father and son affair. On Thursday, Thomas Eisenmann and his son, Justin, were promoted at a simple ceremony on the post. Thomas became a sergeant major. Justin entered the noncommissioned officers rank as a sergeant. As for the new sergeant major, Col. Timothy Quinn said he was one of 34 soldiers holding that rank out of 5,500 in his intelligence field. Thats less than 1 percent, said Quinn, the Intelligence Centers chief of staff. With an occasional comics touch, the colonel joked about the 305th Military Intelligence Battalion senior NCO, remarking on his tours...
  • Former Marine Meets with Pace 38 Years After First Meeting (68 TET)

    10/17/2006 6:31:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 647+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 17, 2006 -- Paul Brunell of Oxford, Mass., was a Marine lance corporal when he served under then-Marine 2nd Lt. Peter Pace during the Vietnam War. Paul Brunell, and his wife, Valerie, (left) meet with Gen. Peter Pace and his wife, Lynne, before an Oct. 15 tribute to servicemembers in Worcester, Mass. Brunell served as a Marine lance corporal under then-Lt. Pace during the Vietnam War. Photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen, USAF'(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. I met him in a firefight, Brunell said. He just ended up being the next officer...
  • DNA Ties Together Scattered Peoples

    09/24/2006 7:25:30 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies · 1,421+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9-11-2006 | Steve Chawkins
    DNA Ties Together Scattered PeoplesData on descendants of the Chumash spur new ideas about the first settlers of the Americas. By Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer September 11, 2006 Over the years, a couple of dozen descendants of the Chumash Indians have complied with the odd requests of their old friend John Johnson, a leading scholar of the tribe's culture and head of the anthropology department at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. After all, what harm could come from parting with a few of their hairs or letting him swab the inside of their cheeks for a saliva...
  • Schwarzenegger, Bloomberg to work together on global warming

    09/21/2006 4:05:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 535+ views
    SUNNYVALE Saying they can't wait for Washington to act on global warming, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday they will collaborate on efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Appearing together at a fuel cell facility in the Silicon Valley, Bloomberg detailed a five-point plan to incorporate sustainable energy into long-term planning in his city. The mayor said city officials have begun the largest study ever conducted to catalog greenhouse gas emissions, creating a base for New York City to set goals and measure its progress on reducing emissions. He also announced the appointment of...
  • Operation Together Forward Brings Life to Ameriyah

    09/18/2006 5:28:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 227+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Joshua Ramey
    Combined military operations and a variety of civil service projects serve to deter terrorist attacks in Ameriyah. BAGHDAD, Sept. 18, 2006 Since the beginning of Operation Together Forward, Baghdads Ameriyah neighborhood has seen several social and economic improvements as the Iraqi army and Multi-National Division Baghdad (MND-B) forces work to rid the area of terrorist violence. The combined military operations in the area includes a variety of civil service projects, such as a large-scale trash cleanup, medical services, and establishing a generally close working relationship with local residents all of which serve to deter further terrorist attacks....
  • For Jiff Jaffa farmers, democracy and fertilizer go hand in hand

    09/13/2006 7:29:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 276+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Cpl. Michael Molinaro
    A resident of Jiff Jaffa casts his vote during the Agricultural Union elections on Sunday. Department of Defense photo by Army Cpl. Michael Molinaro, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div. FOB KALSU -- Mimicking other recent success stories in Babil province, on Sunday farmers from the city of Jiff Jaffa held elections for their Agricultural Union board at a primary school in town. The election comes as a further demonstration of the concepts of democratic governance taking root around the country, this time with a commercial twist. Seven members were elected to lead the union into the future and help farmers...
  • Father, Son Serve in Iraq

    09/01/2006 12:28:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 325+ views
    Defense News ^ | Tom Clarkson
    Gulf Region Division U.S. Army Corps of Engineers GULF REGION, Iraq, Sept. 1, 2006 -- When Debra -- the love of my life - and I met, she didnt know Semper Fi from apple pie, jokes the brawny bear of a Marine colonel, and now both her husband and son are jarheads and to top it off, were now both here in Iraq! The big and burly officer, Oliver (Ollie) Grant, is the quintessential Marine - he looks one firmly in the eye and barks with authority. He brooks no nonsense with those who equivocate, waffle or make excuses. And,...
  • Operation Together Forward Expands Into Northeast Baghdad

    08/27/2006 1:04:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 819+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2006 Iraqi security forces, supported by Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers, expanded their combined security effort into the Adhamiyah neighborhood of northeast Baghdad today in support of Operation Together Forward. The combined operations are being led by the soldiers of 1st Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division and 2nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, officials in Iraq said. They are supported by Iraqi National Police from 1st Brigade, 1st National Police Division and soldiers from 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. The operations are designed to reduce the level of murders, kidnappings, assassinations, terrorism and sectarian violence in northern...
  • Iraqi, Coalition leaders discuss progress of Operation Together Forward

    08/21/2006 5:52:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 296+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Master Sgt. Eric Lobsinger
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Army News Service, Aug. 21, 2006) Brig. Gen. Abdul Jaleel Kahlaiaf, commander, 1st Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, along with Col. Robert Scurlock Jr., commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Multi-National Division Baghdad, discussed operations in support of Operation Together Forward in the southwestern Baghdad neighborhood of Ameriyah last Wednesday. Operation Together Forward began yesterday for the brigade and hopes to continue to improve the lives of Iraqis in the Baghdad area. Jaleel said he was optimistic of the recent successes of the Iraqi army in Baghdad resulting in the reduction of...
  • After the protests, Latinos start to come together politically

    08/10/2006 9:43:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 547+ views
    CSM on yahoo ^ | 8/10/06 | Luis Andres Henao - CSM
    <p>'Today we march," the banners read, "tomorrow we vote." Seventeen-year-old Paulo V., an undocumented Brazilian student who marched at an immigrant rally in Boston three months ago, was among the Latinos who saw hope in those words. "This was the determining point," says Paulo. Before the marches, "I didn't know anything about the topic. But after, I understood how much I could be a part of it."</p>
  • Phase 2 of Operation Together Forward Kicks Off in Baghdad

    08/08/2006 4:55:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 341+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2006 Iraqi security forces and U.S. soldiers of Multinational Division Baghdad yesterday launched the second phase of Operation Together Forward to increase security and reduce violence in Baghdad. The operation is a combined effort between Iraqi police, the Iraqi army, and Multinational Division Baghdad to reduce murders, kidnappings, assassinations, terrorism and sectarian violence in the city and to reinforce the Iraqi governments control of Baghdad, U.S. officials said. Phase 2, which is supported by the government of Iraq, began with the combined forces of the Iraqi National Police and the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry...
  • Obide tribes coming together

    07/25/2006 4:09:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 204+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Maj. Anna Friederich
    FOB KALSU The southern portion of Iraq is reaping the long overdue benefits of infrastructure rebuilding and trained security forces. Although the areas in the Karbala, Najaf and Babil provinces still have their share of turbulence, some of the success the provinces are enjoying stems from the willingness of local tribes to work together to put their part of Iraq back together, said Capt. Dave Zaino, commander, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. We are going into areas in the northern sector of our area of operations, finding a large population...
  • Engineers work together to solve problems at Kandahar

    07/06/2006 6:12:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 237+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Maj. David Kurle
    /6/2006 - KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- Airmen deployed all over the world overcome obstacles every day in order to get the mission done. In southwestern Afghanistan, two of those Airmen collaborated to build radio-communication antennas. When the Washington Air National Guard's 215th Engineering Installation Squadron arrived here in May, its task was to install new UHF and VHF radio antennas. After taking inventory of the parts that were delivered and what they needed to do, the engineers found they had no way to mount the antennas to the poles. That's when Master Sgt. Curtis Conner, the 215th EIS...
  • U.S., Iraqi Forces Work Together, Launch New Operation

    05/07/2006 6:19:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 260+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 7, 2006 U.S. and Iraqi forces captured and arrested terrorist suspects, destroyed illicit weapons caches, and launched a series of military offensives against insurgents over the past three days, military officials in Iraq reported. A joint U.S. and Iraqi force of about 1,300 troops launched Operation United Front yesterday. Their aim, officials said, is to capture terrorists and seize illicit weapons caches in Ameriya, a western Baghdad neighborhood that has been a hotbed of sectarian violence. Iraqi police cordoned off the neighborhood of 150,000 people under the cover of darkness in the early morning hours while combat...