THE NEW FORTY Freedom is not free.
USA Today's website has a powerful story and video aboutUSMC Cpl. Ronny "Tony" Porta that I think should be mandatory reading and viewing for every American who wants to maintain citizenship in this c... Posted on 4/29/13 at 8:58 PM
THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Book/Documentary of the Month: A Tour of the Rhine
There are many ways to write a book on bridges, let alone do a documentary for a TV program. One can focus on one bridge and its history, but that is more for locals who are closely attached to the ... Posted on 3/20/13 at 8:48 AM
RED RIVER ORTHODOX Assorted Church History News
Today, while taking a break, I came across some very intriguing articles that I share with you all here. I realize that is not why one comes to this site typically, but in this case, I hope you'll exc... Posted on 2/19/13 at 10:34 PM
FOR THE LOVE OF HOCKEY Battles on Ice: Continuing the outdoor hockey trend
TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, will host the Mutual of Omaha Battles on Ice, an outdoor hockey doubleheader later today. First on the schedule, the Omaha Lancers take on their USHL rival, th... Posted on 2/9/13 at 6:00 AM
IPAT NORTH DAKOTA ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY Home Modifications for Veterans with Disabilities
Returning home for some military members means adjusting to a disability. For some who have aged with a service related disability, needs change over time. Whichever the case may be, there are progr... Posted on 2/4/13 at 10:20 AM
Sgt. Heath Bivier said things went downhill during the second half of his yearlong tour in Afghanistan, and he’s been watching them slide ever since.
“I kept a lot of track of it right when we got back, and it just seems like everything just went down even worse and it’s just gradually going that way,” said Bivier, a North Dakota National Guard member in Grand Forks.
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Declaring “our security is at stake,” President Barack Obama ordered an additional 30,000 U.S. troops into the long war in Afghanistan on Tuesday night, nearly tripling the force he inherited as commander in chief. He promised an impatient public he would begin bringing units home in 18 months.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama met Monday evening with his national security team to finalize a plan to dispatch some 34,000 additional U.S. troops over the next year to what he’s called “a war of necessity” in Afghanistan, U.S. officials told McClatchy Newspapers.
Jonathan S. Landay, John Walcott and Nancy A. Youssef
, November 24, 2009
Gunman ID’d as an Army psychiatrist FORT HOOD, Texas - An Army psychiatrist set to be shipped overseas opened fire at the Fort Hood Army post Thursday, authorities said, a rampage that killed 12 people and left 31 wounded in the worst mass shooting ever at a military base in the United States.
Decision near on new strategy KABUL – Roadside bombs – the biggest killer of U.S. soldiers – claimed eight more American lives Tuesday, driving the U.S. death toll to a record level for the third time in four months as President Barack Obama nears a decision on a new strategy for the troubled war.
Todd Pitman and Heidi Vogt / Associated Press
, October 28, 2009
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Tuesday ruled out shrinking the Afghanistan war to a counterterrorism campaign. Yet he did not signal whether he is prepared to send any more troops to the war zone – either the 40,000 his top commander wants or a smaller buildup, according to several officials.
By Ben Feller / Associated Press
, October 07, 2009
The B-17 Liberator World War II bomber depicted in The Forum on July 7 brought back memories to me. I flew on the B-17 from Okinawa in 1948 and 1949. I was assigned to the 2nd Rescue Squadron stationed on Okinawa.
Our mission then was not to drop bombs but to drop life-saving boats to survivors who had crashed or otherwise ended up in the ocean.
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