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Sunday, March 13, 2005

From a Hero's wife to Soldiers' Angels

This picture is my husband and my kids the night he went to Iraq, he is already adopted by Angels and he received a loving letter from Angels. Thanks for all the support the Angels bring to us.

SPC Alvarado and his family.
God Bless our troops and their Families

Thanks for all you do, SPC Alvarado. All the best to you and your family. Take care, and stay safe.

Two Marines with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 264 begin the preflight checks on their CH-46 Sea Knight. The Black Knights were one of many squadrons who participated in Operation River Blitz. Photo by: Cpl. C. Alex Herron

AL ASAD, Iraq- A Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 311 Marine guides in an AV-8B Harrier after another mission in Iraq. The Tomcats were instumental in the success of the fixed wing side of River Blitz. VMA-311 picked up a lot of the sorties an outgoing F/A-18 squadron could not fulfill. Photo by: Cpl. C. Alex Herron

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In Today's News - Sunday, March 13, 2005

Quote of the Day
"It is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy so that it will not be fought on U.S. soil."
-- Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz Associated Press
Sinn Fein leader looks for support in U.S.
Lebanon, Syria to set troop departure date
Roadside bomb kills 2 U.S. workers in Iraq
Sharon gives outpost removal reassurances

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
Hamas election bid could undermine Abbas
U.N.: Assad committed to Lebanon pullout
Ohio prosecutor works to help bring peace to Iraq
Iraqi Calls Arms Looting a Tightly Run Operation

The US News: Iraq News
Two Iraqi police killed
Ukraine begins Iraq pullout
Iraqi Media Relations Office Denies Reports of Headless Bodies South of Baghdad
Egypt Helped Iraqi WMD Program Used Against Iran

Yahoo! News: War with Iraq
Iraq won't be Islamic state, officials say
Jordan, Egypt to supply power to Iraq
3 Iraqi police, US soldier killed in violence

Ananova: War In Iraq
Terror row simmers

CENTCOM: News Release
Syrian troops to stay in Lebanon until April
Gerry Adams: IRA may cease to exist

Fox News
Iraq Attacks Kill 2 Contractors
Strong Earthquake in Iran
Minister: Commission to Decide Syrian Timetable
Saudis Fight Militants
Palestinians Enter Israel
U.S. to Confront Abuse Critics

Department of Defense
Soldier Killed; Possible Abuse Investigated — Story
Afghan National Army Receives New Vehicles — Story

Marine Aviation Excels During River Blitz
Troops Help Iraqi Commandos to Communicate

Acquisition Training Graduates Second Class
Afghan Army Trainees Head to School

Elections Boosted Security Forces
Coalition Forces Thwart Terrorists
Year in Review 2004 Fact Sheets (pdf)
Iraq Daily Update
Iraq Reconstruction
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

Afghanistan Daily Update

Threats Require New Approach
School Trains for Dual Missions
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

National Guard, Reserve Update

Today in History
1519 - Cortez lands in Mexico.
1777 - Congress orders European envoys to appeal for troops to reinforce the American army.
1814 - At the Battle of Reims, Napoleon routs the Prussian and Russian forces; he does so by taking a position between two armies. Each outnumbers his own forces.
1861 - Jefferson Davis signs authorizes slaves to be used as Confederate soldiers.
1868 - The U.S. Senate begins President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial.
1881 -Czar Alexander II is assassinated when a bomb is thrown at him near his palace.
1915 - German troops repel a British Expeditionary Force attack at the battle of Neuve Chapelle in France.
1940 - Finland capitulates conditionally to Soviet terms, maintaining its independence.
1941 - Hitler calls for the invasion of the Soviet Union.
1942 - Julia Flikke becomes the first woman colonel in the U.S. Army.
1943 - Japanese forces end their attack on American troops on Hill 700, in Bougainville.
1951 - Israel demands German reparations for the cost of caring for war refugees.
1963 - China invites Khrushchev to visit Beijing.
1970 - Cambodia orders Hanoi and Viet Cong troops to leave.
1974 - Arab leaders decide to end the oil embargo on the U.S.
1981 - The United States plans to send 15 Green Berets to El Salvador as advisors.
1985 - Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the new leader of the U.S.S.R., following the death of Konstantin Chernenko.

1764 - Charles Earl Grey, British Prime Minister
1798 - Abigail Powers Fillmore, First Lady, wife of Millard Fillmore
1820 - Louis Herbert Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1913 - William J Casey (headed CIA 1981-87)
1933 - Frank H Murkowski (Senator-AK)
1958 - Rick A Lazio (Representative-NY)