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Sunday, March 20, 2005

At Work In...

The Army...

by Matthew WesterMarch 18, 2005 - Capt. Greg Spencer (right) and Spc. Bladimir Joseph, from the 1st Armored Division, search through the wreckage of a previously exploded car bomb in northern Baghdad. The Soldiers would shortly discover an improvised explosive device, hidden inside a nearby palm log.

The Navy...

Persian Gulf (Mar. 15, 2005) - Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Dennis Cochran, assigned to the Air Department as a waist safety observer, watches as an F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the “Bulls” of Strike Fighter Squadron Three Seven (VFA-37), launches from the flight deck aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) is embarked aboard Truman and is providing close air support and conducting intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance over Iraq. The Truman Carrier Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Philip V. Morrill

The Air Force...

Delta Pass and Review
INDIAN SPRINGS AIR FORCE AUXILIARY STATION, Nev. -- The 2005 Thunderbirds practice a Delta pass here March 3. The Thunderbirds show season started March 11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Justin D. Pyle)

The Marines...

AL ASAD, Iraq- Lance Cpl. John Bailey, bulk fuel specialist, MWSS-271, writes down the aircraft identification number on a CH-53E Super Stallion while in the bulk fuel pits here March 18. Bailey is one of the 18 fuels Marines who augmented to Marine Wing Support Squadron 271 from MWSS-273 in Beaufort, S.C. Photo by: Cpl. C. Alex Herron

The Coast Guard...

SECURITY ESCORT- PORT OF CANAVERAL, Fla. (Oct. 25, 2001)--Seaman Eric Medellin stands watch with his M-16 machine gun on board the Coast Guard Cutter Drummond while escorting a Disney cruise ship out of the Port of Canaveral. The crew of the Drummond worked alongside Station Port Canaveral and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office escorting two other cruise ships out of the port Oct. 25. The Drummond conducted broadcast to mariners prior to the cruise ship's departure notifying all vessels of the security escorts taking place. USCG photo by PA2 Dana Warr

In Today's News - Sunday, March 20, 2005

Quote of the Day
The greatness of our Army has always been the ability of our soldiers who serve in the ranks to rise to the challenge against the odds, in the face of danger, and win.

-- SMA Julius W. Gates Associated Press
Rice: European nations must not arm China
Five Iraq police die in militant strikes
IMF chief: High oil prices to continue
Pakistan explosion kills 27, injures 18

The US News: Iraq News
Two years of war: taking stock in Iraq
Orascom, USD100m for Iraq
Bomb kills four at Iraqi funeral
Britain has capacity to replace Italian troops in Iraq

Ananova: War In Iraq
Briton dies in Qatar car bomb blast
Predictions a dubious bet in Iraq
Iraq to Convene First National Assembly

Yahoo! News: War with Iraq
Iraq Militants Kill Five Police Officers
And what's next in Iraq?
Family of French hostage blasts Paris political quarrel
At least 40 dead in Pakistan blast
U.S. protesters mark anniversary of Iraq war
Rice presses China on North Korea
Qatar car bomber 'was Egyptian'
Rains kill over 200 in Afghanistan

Fox News
Paper: Annan Proposes Sweeping Changes
Afghans Set Election Date
Rice Warns Europe on Weapons to China
Jordan Sentences Al-Zarqawi
Multiple Attacks in Iraq

Department of Defense
Bush Notes Iraqi Freedom Achievements — Story
Wolfowitz Cites Accomplishments, Challenges — Story
Two Years in Iraq: What Do Iraqis Think? — Story Special
Two Years Later: Progress Continues on All Fronts
Pace of Iraqi Reconstruction Picking Up

Determined Iraqi Guardsmen Continue Training — Story
U.S. Soldiers Training Iraqi Troops
Air Force Plans to Expand Predator Initiative — Story

Soldier Killed; Terror Suspects Held
U.S., Iraqi Forces Discover IEDs
Jordan Aids in Iraqi Police Training
New Iraqi Police Officers Graduate
U.S. Soldiers Rescue Hostage
Bush: Coalition Buoyed by Courage
Officials Outline Success Factors
Success in Iraq - DoD Fact Sheet
Iraq Daily Update
Iraq Reconstruction
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

Citizen Tips Lead to Weapons Find
Copters Rescue Stranded Afghans
Troops Assist After Bombing
Myers: Optimism Apparent
Photos: Chairman Visits Afghanistan
Chairman Visits Transformed Nation
Training Prepared Deployed Unit
Defense Leaders' Views on Afghanistan
Afghanistan Daily Update

Feith: International Effort Vital
Intel Topic: Threats, Challenges
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Photos: Myers' Saudi, Jordan Visits
Pay Recognizes Contributions
Specials Ops Requests Funding
Global Posture 'Unprecedented'
Talks Further U.S.-Saudi Ties
Officials Talk Missile Defense
National Guard, Reserve Update

Today in History
1413 - In England, Henry IV is succeed by his son, Henry V.
1739 - In India, Nadir Shah, a Persian, occupies Delhi and takes possession of the Peacock throne.
1760 - 349 buildings are lost in The Great Fire of Boston.
1792 - The French Legislative Assembly approves the use of the guillotine.
1799 - At the Battle of Malavilly, Tippoo Sahib attacked British forces, but was repulsed by a cavalry charge.
1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte enters Paris, beginning his 100-day rule.
1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin is published.
1906 - At Sevastpol, Russian Army officersn mutiny.
1915 - The French call off the Champagne offensive on the Western Front.
1918 - In the U.S.S.R., the Bolsheviks ask for American aid in rebuilding their army.
1922 - President Warren G. Harding orders U.S. troops back from the Rhineland.
- The German dirigible, Graf Zepplin, makes the first flight to South America on a regular schedule.
1940 - The British RAF conducts an all-night air raid on the Nazi airbase at Sylt, Germany.
1943 - The Allies attack Rommel's forces on the Mareth Line in North Africa.
1965 - President Lyndon B. Johnson orders 4,000 troops to protect the Selma-Montgomery civil rights marchers.
1969 - Senator Edward Kennedy calls on the US to close all bases in Taiwan.
1976 - Patty Hearst is convicted of armed robbery.

43BC - Ovid, Roman poet.
1811 - Napoleon II, son of Napoleon Bonaparte, Duke of Reichstadt.
1925 - John Ehrlichman, advisor to President Richard Nixon.