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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Soldiers' Angels Welcomes Home Fort Carson's Heroes

Soldiers Angels recently helped with a Welcome Home surprise for Fort Carson's returning Heroes, donating over 300 sheet sets, blankets, pillows, welcome home cards, and banners.

You can read the article online in the Fort Carson "Mountaineer."

Click on either of the links below (it's on page 14)

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Pacific Ocean (Aug. 1, 2005) - The Littoral Surface Craft-Experimental LSC(X), developed by the Office of Naval Research and christened Sea Fighter (FSF 1), arrives at her new homeport of San Diego Calif. The high-speed aluminum catamaran will test a variety of technologies that will allow the Navy to operate in littoral waters. With a base crew of 26 people, Sea Fighter will also provide a platform for the evaluation of minimum manning concepts on future naval surface ships. U.S. Navy photo by Mr. John F. Williams

82nd Airborne beefing up Afghan election security

The lead elements of a 700-member-strong battalion from the 82nd Airborne Division have arrived to provide support for Afghanistan’s September elections. A small group from the 1st Battalion, 325th Air Infantry Regiment, moved from Kandahar Airfield to Forward Operating Base Lagman recently, joining with forces from the Vicenza, Italy-based 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment.

Full story - from Stars and Stripes
SECURITY MISSION — A platoon of Iraqi Security Forces and Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, get into position during a security mission in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, July 25, 2005. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tom Sloan

In Today's News - Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Quote of the Day
"You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth- and the amusing thing about it is that they are."
-- Father Kevin Keaney
1st Marine Division Chaplain, Korean War

News of Note
London Bombings
Zambia to Deport 7/7 Suspect
UK asks Rome court for extradition of bomb suspect

Operation Iraqi Freedom
U.S. Journalist Killed in Iraq
Pentagon Begins Planning Pullout
14 Marines, interpreter killed in Iraq
Soldiers, Airmen Care for Iraqi Patients
Marine Unit to Train Iraqis for Civil Affairs Role

Other News of Note
Conservative Ahmadinejad becomes Iran's president

Fox News
Roberts: I'll Respect Rulings
All 309 Survive Toronto Crash
Russia to Ban ABC-TV
Wildfires Rage in Hawaii
Israel Braces for Protests
'The Great Outdoors' - Discovery spacewalk
Bush Calls Discovery Astronauts
Crew Preps for Repair Mission
Timeline: Discovery's Mission
Video: Astronauts Confident About Mission
Video: NASA Sets Repair Spacewalk
Video: Space Program Setback

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
King Abdullah receives oaths of loyalty
Muslims, Saudis say goodbye to King Fahd
Iraqi Kurds register in Kirkuk
Saddam's lawyers won't attend proceedings
Palestinians fire on Israeli protesters
Rights group denounces Iraqi insurgents
Two explosions in Turkey injure nine
Europeans toughen tone with Iran
Embedded military reporter hurt in Iraq

Reuters: Top News
Iran says it hopes for nuclear restart on Wednesday
China battles to save Korea nuclear talks
Brain dead American woman gives birth to girl
Israeli rightists vow to march into Gaza Strip
Bush signs Central American pact after tough fight
Republican wins tight Ohio House race
'Grizzly Man' explores dark, light sides of nature
Spacewalking astronaut goes to work on heat shield

CENTCOM: News Release

Department of Defense
Petraeus Touts Progress Fielding Forces — Story
Iraqi Security Forces Continue to Grow — Story
Next Vice Chairman Turns Over Reins — Story Photos

Afghan Army Hones Skills at Artillery Range — Story

'Banshees' Protect Troops on the Battlefield
Vehicle Searches Hinder Insurgent Activity
Army Finance Office First of Its Kind in Iraq

Father, Sons Serve Together in Iraq — Story

Girl Scouts Donate 'Boxes of Joy' — Story

Seven U.S. Marines Killed
Hundreds of Detainees Released
Forces Conduct Searches in Fallujah
Iraq Reconstruction
Iraq Daily Update
Multinational Force Iraq
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)
'Eye on Iraq' (pdf)

Afghanistan Daily Update
Afghan Reconstruction Group Recruiting

Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Injured Sailors Get Clothing Grant
National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Army Casualties — Story

Today in History
1492 - Columbus sets sail from Spain for the "Indies."
1863 - Governor Seymour asks President Lincoln to suspend the draft in NY; Saratoga Racetrack (NY) opens
1882 - Congress passes the first law restricting immigration.
1914 - Germany invades Belgium and declares war on France.
1940 - Lithuania is accepted into the U.S.S.R.
1954 - The first VTOL (Vertical Take-off & Landing) is flown.
1958 - USS Nautilus begins the first crossing of the Arctic Ocean under the icecap.
1963 - Allan Sherman releases "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda."
1977 - Radio Shack introduces the TRS-80 computer.
1981 - Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) begin their strike.
1990 - Radio Kuwait goes off air due to the Iraqi invasion; the U.S. announces commitment of Naval forces to the Persian Gulf region.

1811 - Elisha Graves Otis, inventor (safe elevator)
1867 - Stanley Earl Baldwin, British PM
1872 - Haakon VII, King of Norway
1887 - Rupert Brooke, British WW I poet (1914)
1900 - Ernie Pyle, WWII correspondent; John T. Scopes, teacher convicted for teaching evolution
1901 - John Stennis (Sen-MS)
1923 - Anne Klein, fashion designer (Anne Klein II)
1935 - Georgi S. Shonin cosmonaut (Soyuz 6); Richard D. Lamm (Gov-CO)
1940 - John W. Carlin (Gov-KS)

1966 - Lenny Bruce, comedian, morphine overdose
1983 - Carolyn Jones, actress (Morticia-"Addams Family"), of cancer

Reported Missing in Action
Bower, Joseph E., USAF (NV); F105D shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Gopp, Thomas Alan, USMC (OH); CH46A shot down, KIA, body not recovered
McGrath, James P., USN (IL); CH46A shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Newcomb, Wallace G, USAF (NY); F105D shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired from NYANG as a Lt. Colonel - alive as of 1998
Nahan, John B. III, USMC (MI); CH46A shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Wolpe, Jack, USMC (NY); CH46A shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Anson, Robert, civilian; released August, 1970