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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Soldiers' Angels Needs Your Help

In the last few weeks, Soldiers' Angels has seen a flood of requests from deployed units for support. Rather than the usual submission of one deployed hero asking for someone to help him or her, these unit submissions can be very large (sometimes hundreds of heroes). Many of them come from field hospitals, often asking only for items for the wounded heroes they treat.

Here are examples of group requests received:

Thank you to all who have donated to US. Troops deployed overseas during this time. It is greatly appreciated by all soldiers regardless if they have benefited from your donation or not.My unit is is need of things to help pass the time between misions. Magazines dvds cds etc. Also protien bars are greatly coveted here because they provide a quick meal when you don't have the time to sit down for one.

I work as a nurse in the EMT.A lot of times soliders arrive to us with no clothes or we have to cut their clothes off of them- so when they leave the EMT we like to give them clothes to wear and thses are some items we could definitely use:1. shorts of all sizes 2. T-Shirts of all sizes 3. Flip Flops because sometimes they do not come in with shoes or we cut their boots offanything else you would like to send I am sure these soldiers would appreciateThanks so much for supporting us!!!

Dear Soldier's Angels:I am writing this letter on behalf of my Soldiers.I am the Executive Officer for 37 Soldiers... I want to show my Soldiers how much I appreciate all their effort and I also want them to see how much others appreciate them too! :)My Soldiers like anything!It's the little things that bring the smiles to faces over here in the desert!I'm not sure what you send but they like magazines snacks sweets dvds etc.Thank you so much for what you are our angels!

In order to help meet these requests, Soldiers' Angels is asking for help. SA sends a small care package to each adopted hero, and also regularly sends items to deployed units, Combat Support Hospitals, etc.

If you are a business, and can make a donation of items or funds, or can adopt a unit, or

If you're a group looking for a community service project and would like information on doing a donation drive, or

If you would like to donate to help with these efforts, or become an Angel and adopt a hero,

please go to the website at to find out more. You can also send an email by using the link at left, and we'll put you in touch with the right contact person.

If you are interested in making a donation, you can do so at that site by clicking on the "make a donation" button. Soldiers' Angels is entirely run by volunteers, and is a registered non-profit, so all of the donated funds go to help our heroes in the field.

I can tell you personally, there's no better feeling in the world than doing something to support our heroes.

In Today's News - Wednesday, March 9, 2005

Quote of the Day
"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty."
-- Thomas Jefferson Associated Press
Suicide truck bomb kills three in Baghdad
GAO: Terror suspects bought guns in U.S.
Four charged in slaying of nun in Brazil
Kosovo's ex-premier flies to The Hague
Expert: Atta involved in 9/11 plot earlier
Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa to resign
Chechen rebels vow to fight on
Dismantling of Israeli settlements sought
Syrian army evacuates bases in Lebanon
Police find 35 corpses in Iraq
AP: Africa report provides map to recovery
Britain proposes changes in terror law
U.S. citizens' release in Pakistan sought
World leaders press for terror solutions
Nepalese waiting for a democracy leader
Bolivia leader's offer to resign rejected
Bombing fractures political life in Spain
Maskhadov: from Soviet general to rebel

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Syrian army evacuates bases in Lebanon
Jailed opposition leader to face Mubarak
U.N. must accept Hezbollah, Annan says
Iraqi official: Saddam may be tried in '05
Lebanon crisis raising questions on Assad
Retirement plan for Palestinians reviewed

Yahoo! News
Israel, Palestinians Working Out Handover
Security Forces Find 35 Corpses in Iraq
Syrian Army Evacuates Bases in Lebanon
Large Explosion Rocks Central Baghdad
A Look at Lebanon's Hezbollah Guerrillas
Imprisoned Iranian Writer Receives Award
EU Shows Concern Over Turkey Police Force
Militants in Jordan Refuse to Plead

Fox News
Syria Quits Lebanese Bases
Israel to Transfer Territories
Chechen Rebels Vow to Continue Fight Against Russia
Iraqi Cops Find 35 Victims of Mass Killings
Shooting Will Be Probed
First Lady: Hope for Iraqi Women
GIs Battle Iraqi Insurgents in Ramadi
Italy Disputes U.S. Claims
Terror Group Claims Assassination
Hong Kong Leader To Resign
Kosovo's Ex-PM Faces War Crime Trial
Israeli Cabinet: Dismantle Settlements
U.N. OKs Call to Ban Human Cloning
Army: Blacks Staying Away Because of Iraq

The US News: Iraq News
Army nurse from Oakland County killed by bomb in Iraq
Iraqi women celebrate new found rights
Labor calls for clarity on Iraqi detainees
Iraqi cleric -- Civil war impossible:
Truck bomb near Baghdad hotel
Suicide Bomber Kills One, Prompts Chaos in Baghdad
Probe ordered into killing of Italian intelligence officer in Baghdad :
Iraq Blast Near Ministry
Suicide truck bomb kills three in Baghdad
Iraqi women celebrate new found rights

Department of Defense
Bush Credits Troops for Terror War Gains — Story
Bush Praises Allies’ Role in War on Terror
President Outlines Strategies for Peace
Insurgency Weakening; Iraqi Forces Stronger — Story
Coalition, NATO Training Leaders for Iraqi Forces
NATO Commander Talks Strategy, Afghanistan — Story

'New Dawn' Goal: Revitalize Iraqi Agriculture — Story
Uzbek Women Host Troops for Women’s Day — Story
Texas Guard Unit Deploys to Afghanistan — Story
Marine Civil Affairs Groups Work Together — Story

Deployment Marks First Combat Tour for Unit
Fort Campbell Troops Work to Save Lives
Estonian, U.S. Soldiers Keep Supply Routes Safe
Donations Help Students Continue Education
'Can Do' Infantrymen Distribute Shoes to Sadr Kids
IED Class Improves Soldiers Safety
Contractor Conferences Help with Rebuilding

Coalition Aid Effort Honors Afghan Women

Airmen Ready to Snag an Eagle

Personnel Airmen Count ‘Boots on the Ground'
Military Police Protect Outpost in Uzbekistan

Reserve Soldier Brings Special Skill to Iraq — Story

Team to Investigate Shooting
Coalition Forces Thwart Terrorists
Iraqi Army Activates Brigade
Iraqis Assume More Responsibility
Iraqis Flush Samarra of Insurgents
Officials Provide Rebuilding Update
Iraq Daily Update
Iraq Reconstruction
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

Challenges Face Anti-Drug Effort
Commander: Violent Contacts Down
Coalition Outlines Relief Efforts
Afghanistan Daily Update

Innovation Critical to Security
Parties Still Work Detainee Issues
Detainee Transfer Announced
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Exercises Test Mobilization
Mich. Marines Train for Iraq Duty
Sailors Pass Torch Aboard Raven
National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Army Casualties — Story

Weather information from The Weather Channel

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar

Al Jahrah As Sulaybiyah Kuwait City

Today in History
1617 - The Treaty of Stolbovo ends Swedish occupation of Northern Russia.
1734 - The Russians secure Danzig (Gdansk) in Poland.
1812 - Napoleon takes Pomerania, in Sweden.
1841 - Rebel slaves who seized the Amistad in 1839 are freed by the Supreme Court.
1847 - U.S. forces arrive at Vera Cruz
1862 - The U.S.S. Monitor and C.S.S. Virginia end their first battle in a draw.
1864 - General Ulysses Grant becomes commander-in-chief of Union forces.
1911 - The British add budgetary funding for five new battleships.
1915 - The Germans seize Grondno.
1916 - Pancho Villa raids Columbus, N.M. killing 17 U.S. soldiers and civilians.
1932 - Eamon De Valera is elected president of the Irish Free State, voiwing to abolish loyalty to the British Crown.
1936 - The German press warns that Jews who vote in coming elections will be arrested.
1939 - Czech President Hacha ousts pro-German Tiso as the Premier of Slovakia.
1940 - Britain releases captured Italian coal ships a day before the German Foreign Minister's visit to Rome.
1945 - U.S. warplanes commence the firebombing of Tokyo. 16 square miles are destroyed, and close to 84,000 people are killed.
1956 - The British deport Archbishop Makarios from Cyprus for aiding terrorists.
1957 - Egyptian leader Nasser bars U.N. plans to share Suez Canal tolls.
1967 - Stalin's daughter defects to the U.S.
1968 - General Westmoreland requestes 206,000 more troops in Vietnam.
1975 - Iraq launches an attack on the Kurds.
1986 - Navy divers find the space shuttle Challenger's crew compartment, including the remains of those aboard.

1890 - Vyacheslav Molotov, Soviet Prime Minister.

HOMELAND SECURITY — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hawser steams up New York's East River near midtown Manhattan during a Homeland Security patrol, March 7, 2005. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Mike Hvozda


Sgt. Danny Rogers, a dog handler from the 25th Military Police Company, wearing padded protective clothing, is attacked during an urban combat training exercise at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Photo by Pfc. Cheryl Ransford.