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  • CIA Quietly Closes Global Warming Unit (Center on Climate Change and National Security)

    11/26/2012 3:45:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    CIA Quietly Closes Global Warming UnitCORRUPTION CHRONICLES More than three years—and no doubt a chunk of change—later, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is quietly shutting down its insignificant center dedicated to climate change. That’s right; the scandal-plagued government agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior U.S. policymakers operated a special unit that focused on global warming. Known as the Center on Climate Change and National Security, it was an exclusive division led by “senior specialists.” It operated under a cloak of secrecy that rejected all public-records requests, despite President Obama’s promise to run a transparent government. When the...
  • 1 Unit Housing Starts Actually FELL -11.25% in November NSA

    12/20/2011 1:15:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/20/11 | Anthony B Sanders
    The headlines were spewing optimism. Reuters: “Jump in U.S. housing starts points to recovery.” Todays announcement of a rally in housing starts (1 unit) of New Privately Owned Housing Units Started – 1 Unit NSA – of up 2.29% in November is grossly misleading. Why? It’s that darned seasonal adjustment again! If we use non-seasonally adjusted data (aka, raw data not tampered with), we find that 1 unit housing starts actually FELL -11.25% in November. Declining 1 unit housing starts signals a recovery?
  • Mark Levin neurosurgeon caller: not yet released Obamacare plans - older folks called 'units'

    11/23/2011 4:04:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 93 replies · 1+ views
    From Mark's website - Also, Mark gets an excellent call from a neurosurgeon who gives an inside look on what exactly Obamacare will do. For example, instead of patients, some people over a certain age will be considered, "units," as they try to dehumanize patients and the care they receive.
  • Mark Levin Show: Death Panels Will Be A Reality With Obamacare [Youtube video]

    11/23/2011 8:21:54 PM PST · by No One Special · 155 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 22, 2011 | Mark Levin Show via Youtube
    A neurosurgeon, vetted by Levin's staff, calls Mark and talks about what he knows about Obamacare Death Panels. From 11/22/11
  • Dollar to drop on S&P move; safe-haven demand seen

    08/07/2011 3:57:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 8/7/11 | Saikat Chatterjee
    The U.S. dollar may weaken and Treasury yields rise when Asian markets reopen on Monday, though any selling in response to ratings agency S&P's downgrade of the United States is likely to be tempered by the escalating crisis in the euro zone. The S&P cut in the U.S. long-term credit rating by a notch to AA-plus is an unprecedented blow and results from concerns about the nation's budget deficits and climbing debt burden. It called the outlook "negative," signaling another downgrade is possible in the next 12 to 18 months. "The initial reaction will be a high degree of uncertainty...
  • Pair picked for DOJ unit probing public corruption

    03/11/2010 10:51:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 227+ views
    breitbart ^ | 3/11/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The section of the Justice Department that investigates corruption of public officials is getting new leadership. The selection of a new chief and deputy to run the department's public integrity unit takes place amid an investigation of the unit's handling of the trial of Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska. That probe focuses on the government withholding evidence from lawyers for Stevens. Career prosecutor Jack Smith has accepted the job of running the office and prosecutor Ray Hulser will be Smith's principal deputy.
  • Warrior Transition Unit develops ‘healing triad’ for soldiers

    02/22/2008 3:48:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 671+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — There’s a special group of Army patients at this Southern Arizona Army post — warriors in transit. They are active duty soldiers, National Guard members and Reservists who have suffered physical or emotional problems while serving in combat, have been injured while on duty or have other serious illnesses as the Army’s medical community takes a holistic approach to either return them to a unit or prepare them to return to civilian life. Much of what is part of a Warrior Transition Unit is fallout from health care problems that came to light last year at the...
  • Iraqi Unit Sheds Old Taboos Through Civic Action in Kirkuk

    01/18/2008 3:37:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 62+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson, USA
    KIRKUK, Iraq, Jan. 18, 2008 – In Iraq’s former army, soldiers were not allowed to interface with civilians. Today, “it is our duty and responsibility to take care of our people and engage local, provincial government leadership, and non government organizations,” Maj. Zyad Junade Omar, 2nd Brigade, 4th Iraq Army Division’s Civil Affairs officer, said. Col. Malik Khder Ahmed Khochnow, commander of 2nd Brigade, 4th Iraq Army Division, reads to pupils at Eshek primary school in Kirkuk, Iraq, on Jan. 8, 2008. Photo by Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson, USA   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. In his...
  • Field Artillery Unit Delivers Water to Residents of Thumaniyah

    01/15/2008 3:25:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 87+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Ben Hutto, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — Soldiers from Battery A, 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery, delivered water and held a medical clinic for the citizens of Thumaniyah, a small village south of Baghdad, Jan.12. During their first visit to the village, the Soldiers delivered 400 cases of drinking water and treated 160 women and children at the local school. “We picked out a spot we’ve never been that the council told us was pretty neglected,” said Capt. Chas Cannon, from Moultrie, Ga., commander of Battery A. During the operation, Cannon talked with local residents and heard some of their issues firsthand....
  • Unit cases flag as it prepares for mission overseas

    12/01/2007 3:48:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 108+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — America’s Army is full of tradition. On Friday, one tradition signifying a unit is leaving and heading overseas played out on Brown Parade Field. The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion cased its colors, symbolically closing operations on this Southern Arizona post. By the end of the year, the flag and its 22 battle streamers and three meritorious unit commendation streamers will be uncased in Iraq. Col. John Baker said the majority of the battalion’s soldiers on the parade field will be deploying to Iraq, but two small groups will be part of communication network operations in Afghanistan and...
  • Vital role for dog unit in Iraq

    07/28/2007 1:13:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 386+ views
    Members of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, currently deployed in Iraq, are helping their colleagues to fulfil crucial roles that share many of the risks undertaken by conventional 'teeth arms' units. Personnel from 102 Military Working Dog Support Unit based in Germany deployed to the Contingency Operating Base at Basra earlier this year to work with dog handlers from RAF Police and other Army Regiments. Prior to deployment, members were given intensive preparations to enable them to cope with the operational conditions and unexpected situations. This included being able to fulfil tasks whilst under fire or deal with potential bomb...
  • Wounded Soldier Heals, Rejoins Unit

    06/25/2007 4:27:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 231+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Curt Cashour, USA
    BAGHDAD, June 25, 2007 – Army Sgt. 1st Class Adin Salkanovic won’t spend a full 15 months in Iraq like the rest of the soldiers in his unit. Still, he knows all too well about the sacrifices of war. Army Sgt. 1st Class Adin Salkanovic points out gunner positions to Army Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of Multinational Corps Iraq, on the roof of Patrol Base Shakarat in Iraq's Diyala province, June 20, 2007. Salkanovic, of the 1st Cavalry Division’s Troop B, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, volunteered to rejoin his unit in Iraq after...
  • Officials Announce Major Unit Rotations for Iraq

    04/02/2007 6:09:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 343+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 2, 2007 – More than 7,000 servicemembers will deploy to Iraq in the coming months, including two units that will not have been back at their home stations for the year they expected when they returned home from their last deployments, Defense Department officials said today. The rotations will enable commanders in Iraq to maintain 20 brigade combat teams in the theater through the end of August, officials said. The 3,500 soldiers of the 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y., will return to Iraq 47 days before their one-year stateside “dwell break” is finished. The...
  • Sustainment Unit Weathers Dust Storm at Iraq Range

    03/09/2007 3:45:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 255+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Conner, USA
    BESIMAYA RANGE, Iraq, March 9, 2007 – In the stillness, it's as fine as talcum powder, clouding at the ankles with each footfall. Churned and driven by the wind, it strips exposed skin of moisture and seamlessly works its way into everything: eyes, noses, clothing, weapons -- anything in its path. Army Spc. David Geisman (left) and Spc. Chad Dunford do their best to shield themselves from blowing sand during a March 5 windstorm at Besimaya Range Complex in Iraq. The soldiers are assigned to both of Company A, 1/115th Field Artillery, 867th Corps Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade....
  • DoD Announces Afghanistan Unit Extension

    01/25/2007 3:36:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 176+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2007 – Some 3,200 soldiers of the 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, will have their tour in Afghanistan extended for up to 120 additional days, Defense Department officials announced today. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates approved the extension was based on the recommendations of commanders on the ground, whom Gates visited last week, Bryan Whitman, a DoD spokesman, said. The extension will provide military capability for NATO to build on the success achieved in promoting stability and security in Afghanistan while denying safe haven for the Taliban, he said. “What is certain is that Secretary Gates...
  • All-Druse unit returns without single casualty

    08/14/2006 10:56:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 1,172+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 15, 2006 0:49 | YAAKOV KATZ
    They hiked over 40 kilometers, killed close to 20 Hizbullah guerrillas and spent 32 days in Lebanon without a single casualty. But on Monday, soldiers from the Herev Battalion emerged from battle, sweaty, dusty and tired making history twice - as the first battalion to enter Lebanon and the one to spend the longest amount of time deep in enemy territory under Operation Change of Direction. The battalion, consisting strictly of Druse soldiers from northern Israel, was on its way to take control of the northern border with Lebanon on July 12, when Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser were kidnapped...
  • Civil Affairs unit helps Iraqis help themselves

    08/03/2006 5:49:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 199+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Spc. James Hunter
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Soldiers from Company A, 425th Civil Affairs Battalion, part of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, distributed about 100 blankets, 50 hygiene kits and a box of soccer balls to Iraqi families Saturday during a humanitarian assistance mission in Karkh. Nearly three months ago, a rocket was fired at a building within the International Zone in central Baghdad . The rocket misfired however and hit the residential area, destroying many homes. Initially, Coalition Forces went into the area following the attack and distributed clothing, food and water. They did not have enough materials to distribute...
  • Marine unit cares for fallen (Grab Tissues)

    08/02/2006 6:16:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 451+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Cpl. Stephen Holt
    Marine Sgt. Scott Reckefus, a 23-year-old native of Manassas, Va. folds a flag over a transfer case, which is used to protect the remains of service members during transit July 19. Story and photo by Cpl. Stephen Holt1st Marine Logistic GroupWhen Cpl. Julian A. Ramon was killed while fighting terrorists in Ramadi July 20, he began the long journey home to where he’d be laid to rest. The process of getting Ramon to his loved ones and final resting place started that night in an old Iraqi Air Force hangar surrounded by his fellow warriors who would make sure he...
  • Iraqi Unit Trained to Deal with Crisis Situations

    07/05/2006 4:32:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 141+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Anna-Marie Hizer
    U.S. Army Col. David Gray, commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, addresses the crowd during a ceremony honoring the new Emergency Response Unit. The unit covers all of Kirkuk province and acts much like a 9-1-1 center. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Anna-Marie Hizer Iraqi Unit Trained to Deal with Crisis Situations KirkukÂ’s Emergency Response Unit (ERU) is a new group of police officers trained to deal with crisis situations. By U.S. Army Spc. Anna-Marie Hizer 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment KIRKUK, Iraq, July 5, 2006 -- When a call comes in to a 9-1-1 center in...
  • CIA reportedly disbands bin Laden unit

    07/04/2006 10:42:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 854+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/4/06 | AP
    NEW YORK - A CIA unit that had hunted for Osama bin Laden and his top deputies for a decade has been disbanded, according to a published report. Citing unnamed intelligence officials, The New York Times reported Tuesday that the unit, known as "Alec Station," was shut down late last year. The decision to close the unit, which predated the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was first reported Monday by National Public Radio. The officials told the Times that the change reflects a view that al-Qaida's hierarchy has changed, and terrorist attacks inspired by the group are now being carried out...
  • Rescue Unit at Balad Serves as ‘911’ for Iraq

    06/27/2006 6:02:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 236+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Senior Airman Kerry Solan-Johnson
    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Raymond Mathews (left) and Staff Sgt. Jason Parker, assigned to 66th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, cover the windshield to a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter at Balad Air Base, Iraq, June 20, 2006. Elite, unique and one-of-a-kind in Iraq, the squadron is the only combat search and rescue unit in Iraq and is trained to save the people no one else can reach. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Oquendo Rescue Unit at Balad Serves as ‘911’ for Iraq Called in for only those facing extreme danger, the pararescuemen are the “911” unit...
  • Ex-Soldier Fights To Make Japan Remember Its Past

    06/06/2006 5:50:07 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 703+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-7-2006 | Colin Joyce
    Ex-soldier fights to make Japan remember its past By Colin Joyce in Tokyo (Filed: 07/06/2006) Japan's amnesia over its militarist past is being challenged by a compelling documentary film which suggests that the Japanese army breached the terms of surrender in 1945 by leaving soldiers to fight on in China. The Ants, to be released next month, records the struggle of the Japanese veteran Waichi Okumura to put atrocities on record and to tell the story of the forgotten soldiers left behind in China. Now 81, Mr Okumura revisited Shanxi province where he fought, including a pilgrimage to the place...
  • Utah Guard unit to provide two weeks of duty

    06/06/2006 6:50:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 308+ views
    SAN LUIS — Military bulldozers, road graders and other heavy equipment rumbled along the Mexican border early Monday as more than 50 National Guardsmen from Utah became the first unit to get to work under President Bush’s crackdown on illegal immigration. The soldiers with the 116th Construction Support Equipment Company will hit their work sites by 5:30 a.m. during their two weeks of duty. They will improve a dirt road running parallel to the border, fill in gaps in fortified fencing and run wiring for new lighting to help the Border Patrol spot illegal crossers. “It’s exciting to do something...
  • Unit in Afghanistan Honors Americans Who Made Ultimate Sacrifice

    05/28/2006 12:37:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 179+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Robert R. Ramon
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, May 28, 2006 – Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines stationed here remembered their fellow Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the freedom of our nation, during a Memorial Day weekend ceremony today. Army Staff Sgt. Wayne A. White plays taps during a Memorial Day ceremony at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, May 28. White is a native of Park Hills, Mo., assigned to the 10th Mountain Division Band, based in Fort Drum, N.Y. Photo by Staff Sgt. Robert R. Ramon, USA   "For the past 138 years, our nation has paused at this time of...
  • National Guard Unit Split on Border Plan

    05/20/2006 1:30:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 420+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/20/06 | Lynn Brezosky - ap
    WESLACO, Texas - In the Rio Grande Valley, an area known for both blended cultures and intense U.S. patriotism, National Guard soldiers recently back from Afghanistan are taking stock of President Bush's plan to use their ranks to patrol the Mexican border. Bush has promised that 6,000 National Guard troops would help out to secure the border. The deployment would last two years, with no clear end date, according to a Pentagon memo obtained Friday by The Associated Press. "This is one battalion that can always be counted on," said Maj. Albert Lara. "Military service is a big tradition in...
  • The UN and The Unit

    05/20/2006 8:03:10 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 26 replies · 529+ views
    Self ^ | 5/20/2006 | Dick Bachert
    I’m pretty selective about what I watch on the tube these days. At my age – 65 – one learns to apportion one’s diminishing allotment of time on the planet veeerrry carefully. These days it’s mostly wife, children, grandkids (aren’t they great?), a few friends and this computer. Of the new shows this season, one of my favorites is “The Unit.” Created by David Mamet -- “The Untouchables” (the Kevin Costner film) and Shawn Ryan --“The Shield” (with which I have a number of problems related to the X-rated dialog), it portrays the activities of a Delta Force team as...
  • Unit Conducting Security Mission Keeps Local Sheikh Informed

    05/19/2006 5:13:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 228+ views
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, May 19, 2006 – In this war on terror, a house call may be more important than a combat fire mission. Sheikh Majoob (center, in the golden robe) listens as Army Capt. Juan Santiago makes a point during a meeting near Taji, Iraq. Photo by Jim Garamone  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. That's why Army Capt. Juan Santiago, commander of Aztec Battery, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery, was going to visit Sheikh Majoob. The sheikh is the leader of what Americans would call a tribe. The tribes are an extension of the family for both...
  • NSW Forces Receive Presidential Unit Citation

    05/16/2006 3:55:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 225+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | May 15, 2006 | Journalist 3rd Class Christopher Menzie
    CORONADO, Calif. (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Dr. Donald C. Winter presented one of the nation’s highest military awards to a Naval Special Warfare task group and its subordinate tactical and support elements May 10 during a ceremony at Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Command. SECNAV praised the Sailors’ bravery and dedication as he presented the Presidential Unit Citation to NSW Task Group-Central, NSW Squadron 3, and NSW Unit 3 for their actions during Operation Iraqi Freedom. “I hope people get a sense of the significance of what these men have done, and the tremendous contribution that it has provided...
  • Iraqi Army Unit in Diyala Province Taking Control

    05/12/2006 5:53:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 187+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski
    BAQUBAH, Iraq, May 12, 2006 – Sending the Iraqi army forth to take care of security operations is the key to the safety of the Iraqi people and the groundwork for the establishment of a free government, many senior military officials have said. Iraqi army soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division, are independently conducting operations in their area of Diyala province. They are performing gathering their own intelligence, patrolling their streets and hunting for insurgents and terrorists. A brigade-sized operation conducted recently throughout the village of Tahrir yielded a handful of suspected insurgents who were...
  • Afghan Communications Unit Reaches Capability Milestone

    05/03/2006 6:14:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 144+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, May 3, 2006 – A unique Afghan National Army communications unit reached a milestone recently by demonstrating its capability to plan, deploy and establish a communications station. Maj. Abdul Anan (left) and Capt. Gul Mohammed, officers with the Afghan National Army's Communications Support Element, perform radio checks during the unit's first deployment recently. Courtesy photo   The Communication Support Element is providing ANA leadership with the capability to extend command and control systems to a deployed operations center anywhere in Afghanistan. The battalion-sized unit is being developed to support the needs of the National Military Command Center in...
  • Hawaii-based Marine unit in Iraq mourns loss of warrior, leader, father (TISSUE WARNING!)

    04/26/2006 11:26:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 1,187+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Roe F. Seigle
    HADITHA, Iraq (April 27, 2006) -- Staff Sgt. Jason C. Ramseyer will be remembered for the countless sacrifices he made for his brethren Marines. His final sacrifice came when he was killed April 21, 2006, by an improvised explosive device while on a convoy in Haditha in Iraq’s Al Anbar Province. Ramseyer, 28, was honored by his fellow Marines during a memorial service at the Haditha Dam here April 23, 2006. The Lenoir, N.C., native was remembered as a committed leader and devout family man by those who served with him. “He was by far the greatest leader of Marines...
  • Army Engineer Unit Ready for Afghan Duty

    04/21/2006 6:15:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 465+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Staff Sgt. Nicholas Lutton
    From left, U.S. Army Sgts. Jack Rauschenbach and Scott Buck and Spc. Michelle Frank help build housing for soldiers at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, April 12, 2006. The soldiers are assigned to the 961st Engineer Detachment, deployed from Milwaukee. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Samuel Hays Army Engineer Unit Ready for Afghan Duty The 961st Engineer Detachment looks ahead to "great things" during their Afghan deployment. By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Nicholas Lutton 345th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan, April 21, 2006 — U.S. soldiers assigned to the 1224th Engineer Detachment transferred authority to...
  • Iraqi Unit Assumes Security Responsibilities in Salah Ad Din Province

    04/05/2006 4:18:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 229+ views
    TIKRIT, Iraq, April 5, 2006 – An Iraqi army brigade has begun the first phase of assuming responsibility for security operations in Iraq's Salah Ad Din province. The Salah Ad Din province is a key area in the security of Iraq, U.S. officials said. It is in the heart of the country and contains many of Iraq's natural resources and industries that could bring much needed revenue to the country. The 1st Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division, has been partnered with the "Rakkasans" of the U.S. Army's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, since December. During that time, 1st...
  • Fort Military Police unit earns command’s top honor

    03/30/2006 6:06:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 438+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — When Gen. William S. Wallace commanded V Corps during its push into Iraq, he said the military police who were part of his forces were critical to the mission’s success. “I’ve always had great admiration and respect for MPs,” he said Wednesday. Standing before the commander of the Training and Doctrine Command were soldiers of the post’s 18th Military Police Detachment who received the Brig. Gen. David Stem Award for being the most outstanding military police unit in the command. This is the 21st time the award has been presented to a TRADOC MP unit. “The 18th...
  • 'Unit's' military expert has fighting words for Bush

    03/30/2006 1:46:47 PM PST · by Anthem · 93 replies · 2,861+ views
    Los Angles Daily News ^ | 03/26/06 | David Kronke
    Eric Haney, a retired command sergeant major of the U.S. Army, was a founding member of Delta Force, the military's elite covert counter-terrorist unit. He culled his experiences for "Inside Delta Force" (Delta; $14), a memoir rich with harrowing stories, though in an interview, Haney declines with a shrug to estimate the number of times he was almost killed. (Perhaps the most high-profile incident that almost claimed his life was the 1980 failed rescue of the hostages in Iran.) Today, he's doing nothing nearly as dangerous: He serves as an executive producer and technical adviser for "The Unit," CBS' new...
  • Iraqi Unit Completes Independent Mission

    03/27/2006 4:27:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 1,408+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Joshua Salmons
    An Iraqi soldier from the 1st Motorized Transportation Regiment waves to onlookers as his unit returns to Camp Taji, Iraq, from a supply mission, March 23, 2006. The mission was the unit's first operation executed independently from coalition forces. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Salmons Iraqi Unit Completes Independent Mission The operation, a supply-delivery mission to the 6th Iraqi army division, was theculmination of months of efforts from the 4th Sustainment Brigade’s Taji-based battalions. By U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Salmons 4th Sustainment Brigade CAMP TAJI, Iraq, March 27, 2006 — Like parents waiting for their children to return...
  • MCLB XO inspects Lancaster JROTC unit

    03/16/2006 4:09:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 276+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Quentin Grogan
    MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, Calif. (March 16, 2006) -- As the platoons form on an early Tuesday morning, a Marine lieutenant colonel stands up and walks towards the first platoon, time on deck is 9:30 a.m. The Marine comes to attention in front of the first member of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps; the student salutes and continues on to say his rank and name. Then the Marine starts to drill the student with questions about basic military knowledge. "Who is the Secretary of Defense? What is your fifth general order?" said the inspecting Marine, Lt. Col. Danny...
  • America Supports You: Famous Marine, JROTC Unit Push VFW Effort

    03/09/2006 4:26:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 333+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, March 9, 2006 – Retired Marine Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, famous for his role as a drill instructor in the movie "Full Metal Jacket," has joined forces with a Midwest Junior ROTC unit to help support troops and their families. Retired U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey signs autographs for students from Wentworth Military Academy at the "Unmet Needs" benefit concert in Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 25, 2005. The concert, featuring Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, kicked off Unmet Needs, a VFW program offering financial aid to military families in need. Photo by Phil...
  • Albanian Army unit works with Coalition Forces in war on terrorism

    03/03/2006 4:51:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 330+ views
    CENTCOMNEWS ^ | Spc. L.C. Campbell
    Mosul, Iraq– Albanian Army units are helping Coalition Forces fight terrorism in Iraq from a small contingency headquartered on Logistical Support Area Diamondback. The Kommandos, 1 st Battalion, 6 th Albanian Contingent, controls the battle space east of LSA Diamondback as well as guard towers on the north end of the installation.“We have 120 Soldiers here, but in my country all the people support our guys, and my people like freedom,” said Besnik Sokoli, commander, 6 th Albanian Contingent. “In my country, we were not struck by terrorism, but the government and people support Albanian Soldiers fighting terrorism.” Kommando units...
  • Virginia Guard unit begins integrating with fighter wing

    03/03/2006 4:42:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 341+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | 2nd Lt. Rachel Sherburne
    LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFPN) -- He wears a battle dress uniform and looks just like any other maintainer working on a F-22 Raptor, but this Airman is very different from most others in the 27th Aircraft Maintenance Unit here. He is paid by the hour, reports to a different supervisor and has a 70-mile commute to and from Richmond to come to work every day. His name is Tech. Sgt. Scott Browning. He, and 60 other members of the 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, work here as pilots, maintainers, fire rescuers, services and command post personnel. “The 1st...
  • Slovak Engineer Unit Changes Command

    03/02/2006 4:26:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 329+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Multinational Force-Iraq
    The first Slovakian engineers came into Iraq in August 2003; their primary duties are unexploded ordnance disposal and engineering work. CAMP ECHO, Iraq, March 2, 2006 — Slovakian engineer units working in Multinational Division Central-South held a change of command ceremony at Camp Echo, Ad-Diwaniyah, March 1. The 5th rotation of the Slovak Engineer Unit transferred authority to the 6th rotation composed of 100 troops. The handover ceremony was attended by authorities of the Slovakian Armed Forces, Multinational Division Central-South, senior national representatives and distinguished guests. The first Slovakian Engineers came into Iraq in August 2003 with Multinational Division Central-South....
  • Afghan National Police Open Family Response Unit

    02/09/2006 7:59:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 252+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Office of Security Cooperation-Afghanistan
      Afghan National Police Open Family Response Unit The Afghan National Police took the lead on this project because they are typically some of the first people called when domestic violence occurs. By Office of Security Cooperation-Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 9, 2006 — The Afghan National Police of the tenth district recently opened the first-ever Family Response Unit, a unit intended to provide a safe haven for victims of abuse. Women, children, the disabled and elderly are welcome. The Afghan National Police took the lead on this project because they are typically some of the first people called when...
  • Airmen to Supplement MP Unit at Tikrit Base

    02/08/2006 3:26:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 305+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 8, 2006 | Pfc. Cassandra Groce
    U.S. Army Col. Diana Bodner (left), deputy commander of the 49th Military Police Brigade, prepares to hand the banner to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Frank Sullivan (right), commander of Detachment 1, 732nd Expeditionary Force and Mission Support Group. U.S. Army photo by Spc. William Jones Airmen to Supplement MP Unit at Tikrit Base An Air Force law and order detachment moves to Forward Operating Base Speicher to supplement the U.S. Army’s military police. By U.S. Army Pfc. Cassandra Groce 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment TIKRIT, Iraq, Feb. 8, 2006 — A U.S. Air Force law and order detachment...
  • U.S. military to shut down last MASH unit (donated to Pakistan)

    02/04/2006 7:29:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 427+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 2/4/06 | William Foreman - ap
    RAWALPINDI, Pakistan – The U.S. military is shutting down its last MASH, the mobile hospital made famous by the long-running TV show about martini-sipping, wisecracking Army doctors. This month, the Army will donate the last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital to Pakistan where it has been caring for survivors of last year's massive earthquake, Rear Admiral Michael LeFever said Saturday at an air base outside the capital Islamabad. “This is the last MASH unit in the United States Army,” said LeFever. “We are excited that this MASH will live on in Pakistan.” The 84-bed, $4.5-million MASH unit includes a surgical suite...
  • Iraqi Army Unit Assumes Command of Forward Base

    02/01/2006 4:54:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 282+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 1, 2006 | Multinational Force Iraq news release
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2006 – The Iraqi army's 5th Brigade, 6th Division, assumed control of a base in central Baghdad from the U.S. 4th Infantry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team during a transfer-of-authority ceremony yesterday. "The ceremony marked the increasing role Iraqi security forces are undertaking in Baghdad and throughout their country in enforcing the sovereign government's rule of law," U.S. officials said in a statement. "This brigade is responsible for protecting Iraq's new government here in the International Zone," said Iraqi Col. Mohammad Wasif, commander of 5th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division. "The brigade consists of three battalions. We...
  • Soldier rejoins unit after surviving suicide bomb blast.

    01/23/2006 3:39:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 363+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Jan 23, 2006 | Spc. Lee Elder
    U.S. Army Sgt. Kareena Lechner Soldier rejoins unit after surviving suicide bomb blast. By U.S. Army Spc. Lee Elder 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment BAQUABAH, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2006 — After being wounded in a suicide bomb blast, a U.S. soldier said there was never any question if she would rejoin her fellow soldiers, just when. Sgt. Kareena Lechner, assigned military police duties with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, was among six soldiers injured Aug. 23 when an Iraqi with a fake I.D. entered the dining facility at the Provincial Joint Communication Center in...
  • Unit Rebalance Will Make Guard More Effective, Army Secretary Says

    01/18/2006 5:00:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 424+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 18, 2006 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2006 – Rebalancing the types of brigades being added to the National Guard will make that component more effective in its two-fold mission and will contribute to the overall capability of the Army, the secretary of the Army said here today. In a Pentagon press briefing, Francis J. Harvey stressed that the National Guard will not be reduced in size, but will simply have different kinds of units added to it. The initial plan for the transformation of the Guard called for the number of brigade combat teams to be increased from 15 to 34, Harvey said....
  • Mortarmen support infantry near Hit, Iraq

    01/17/2006 6:29:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 680+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 17, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Peter R. Miller
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HIT, Iraq (Jan. 17, 2006) -- In the middle of a relaxed game of soccer, the frantic call for counter-fire brings the fun to an abrupt end. While the ball continues to roll, Marines of the 81mm mortar platoon race to their guns and scramble into Kevlar helmets and dusty flak jackets. “We [the 81mm mortar platoon] can do all types of missions,” said Lance Cpl. Jesse L. Evans, of Clifton Springs, N.Y., a mortarman with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines. “We fire counter-fire missions against insurgent mortar teams, fire illumination missions, or even mark...
  • 82nd Airborne Unit Winds Down Short, Fulfilling Deployment

    12/29/2005 3:29:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 557+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 29, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq, Dec. 29, 2005 – An 82nd Airborne Division unit has again proven the division's unofficial motto of "America's 911 Force" during its deployment to Iraq's Anbar province. It was a short, violent and ultimately fulfilling deployment for the paratroopers of Task Force 3-504, said its commander, Army Lt. Col. Larry Swift. The unit - built around the 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and under command of the 2nd Marine Division while in Iraq - was one of two battalions deployed in September from Fort Bragg, N.C. The unit worked with other coalition and Iraqi...
  • Personnel services unit returns from yearlong tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

    12/08/2005 3:35:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 359+ views
    The National Guard ^ | Dec 5, 2005 | Spc. Benjamin Cossel
    GROVEPORT, Ohio (12/5/2005) — "This has been the longest year of my life. I finally get my life back...I finally get my baby back," said a tearful Nancy Marquez as she sat eagerly awaiting her Soldier’s entrance; her wait was just about over. Marquez’s son, Spc. Justin Marquez, as well as 29 other Soldiers from the Ohio Army National Guard’s 237th Personnel Services Battalion were celebrated as heroes during a welcome home ceremony Dec. 4 at Groveport Madison High School. Loud cheers and applause went up as the Soldiers filed in and took their place of honor at the front...