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Saturday, April 16, 2005

Received by Diane, this collage was done by her adopted Hero.

Top Row: 2LT Alex C., SPC Timothy C., CPL Eric G., SSG Lynn C., SPC Robert H.,

Bottom Row: CPL Sam H., CPL Miguel D. (her adoptee), SGT Mark O., SFC Mike W.

Thanks to Diane and Patti for passing this along. And to the Raiders, Keep your helmets on, and THANK YOU!

Legends of Rock Support our Nation's Greatest Heroes...

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (APRIL 2005): International award-winning guitar virtuoso, Marino De Silva, Founder and President of the Angels On Earth Foundation, brings together the rock community with the release of “ANGELS ACROSS AMERICA”, in proud support of our Troops. This incredible CD features the platinum voices of Chicago, Santana and Three Dog Night, with special guest appearances from Bonnie Raitt and Steve Vai. The CD also includes a host of Grammy-winning artists, writers and producers including Ron Nevison (Led Zeppelin, The Who, Bad Company, Heart, Ozzy Osbourne), Keith Olsen (Santana, Journey, Fleetwood Mac, Pat Benatar, The Eagles) and Alan Abrahams (Hall & Oates, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton).

“Americans are always so generously ready to lend a hand to those in need in far away places… I’m hoping that we can bring more attention and relief to the men and women who are our neighbors and friends who have sacrificed so much over the past two years” said Marino. He continued, “The men and women in the armed forces are the Heroes who fight each and every day for our safety and freedom. We all stand in awe at their bravery, their courage and commitment. I want them to know that they can always count on our support.”

In 2002, Carvin Guitars presented Marino with an award to honor his "Guitars For Freedom" album. The award was "in recognition of his contribution to the families of the September 11 tragedy." The album featured unreleased tracks from Jimi Hendrix and Santana, and from some of the world's greatest guitarists. Marino brought the entire guitar community together for this multi-award winning album, which was widely recognized as the most creative compilation CD released to benefit the 9-11 charities.

Marino produced Angels Across America in 2005 in proud support of our Troops, and is working alongside Homes For Our Troops, Freedom Calls and Soldier’s Angels to help improve the quality of life for our soldiers fighting the war, and when returning home from active duty. The CD is now available exclusively online at…

MARITIME SECURITY — U.S. Navy Seaman Zachary Reed readies the .50 caliber machine gun while observing Maritime Security Operations aboard the Arleigh Burke-class Guided Missile Destroyer USS Mustin, April 13, 2005. USS Mustin is currently deployed with the USS Carl Vinson Strike Group in the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Robert McRill

In Today's News - Saturday, April 16, 2005

Quote of the Day
I have been up to see the Congress and they do not seem to be able to do anything except to eat peanuts and chew tobacco, while my army is starving.
-- Robert E. Lee Associated Press
Official mourning period for pope ends
World officials to confront economic woes
Reports: Airport security hasn't improved
New anti-Japanese protests erupt in China
Conservative lawmaker: DeLay should quit

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
Mikati named Lebanese prime minister
Bombs Kill 4 Policemen and Wound 9 Civilians as Iraq Violence Surges
Security vs. Rebuilding: Kurdish Town Loses Out

The US News: Iraq News
Ind. community awaits word on captive
US mulls buying Chinese arms for Iraqi army
IAEA reports removal activities at Iraqi nuclear sites
UN nuclear agency calls for on-site review in Iraq
Fallen journalist memorial to add pair slain in Iraq
Mass graves in Iraq linked to Saddam era
Annan says US and UK allowed Iraqi oil scam
2 US marines among six killed in Iraq
Iraq rebels threaten to kill 60 Shi'ite hostages
Bombs kill four in resurgence of Iraq violence
Germany urged to do more to tell Holocaust history
Iraq's reality TV experiment

Fox News
Iraq Gunmen Kill Three
AP: Reports Say Airport Screening Hasn't Improved
Second Republican Urges DeLay to Step Aside
Ecuador State of Emergency
Oil-for-Food Questions Linger

Department of Defense
Myers Challenges Editors to Tell Full Story — Story
Committee Approves Intel Nominees — Story
Tragedy Demonstrates Degree of Cooperation — Story

'Buffalo' Finds Explosive Devices, Saves Lives — Story
Corps of Engineers Integral Part of Rebuilding — Story
Iraqi Judges Receive New Work Vehicles — Story
'America’s Battalion' Fulfills Promise to Teen — Story
Team Readies Airfield for Italian Troops — Story

Advanced Combat Helmet Saves Soldier’s Life
Team Maintains Law, Order at Tallil Air Base
Fallujah’s Only Hospital to be Rebuilt
Marines Relate Events of Abu Ghraib Attack
Joint Operation Targets Terror Ringleaders

Rumsfeld: Troops Earn Place in History Photos
Afghan Toddler Treated at Bagram for Burns

U.S. Troops Conduct Medical Civic Action Program
Battalion Helps Treat Herds in Dhamar Region

Rumsfeld Visits Troops in Kyrgyzstan

Father, Son Hornet Mechanics Work in Iraq Together — Story

Truman's Carrier Air Wing 3 Returns from Deployment
Photos: Fox Company Marines Return from Iraq

Wounded Cheer D.C.’s New Team Story
Soldier to Compete in Marathon — Story
'First Response' Serves Troops
Troops' Mother Shows Resolve

Medal of Honor
Two Years in Iraq
'Gitmo' Detainee Camp

Suicide Bombers Are Mostly Foreign
Marine Killed in Action in Ramadi
Highway Patrol Ready for Duty
Reservist Earns Silver Star
Iraq Joins Maritime Exercise
Success in Iraq - DoD Fact Sheet
Year in Review 2004 Fact Sheets (pdf)
Iraq Daily Update
Iraq Reconstruction
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

Herat Airport Manager Shares View
Afghan Army Nabs Terror Suspect
Defense Leaders' Views on Afghanistan
Enduring Freedom Marks 3 Years
Afghanistan Daily Update
Afghan Reconstruction Group Recruiting

Official Briefs Senate on NSPS
Myers: Cooperation Grows Photos
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Deployments Mean Vaccinations
Wolfowitz Salutes Troops
Disabled Vets Praise New Program
Guard, Reserve Vital but Stressed
National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Announce Change-in-Status — Story
Officials Identify Marine Casualty