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Saturday, September 03, 2005


Last week a caravan of military families caravaned halfway across the country to Crawford, Texas as part of the "You Don't Speak for Me,Cindy" Tour. Their goal was to tell the world that Cindy Sheehan did not speak for them or the majority of military families... including those who had lost a loved one in the war against terrorism.

By the time they arrived in Crawford, Texas on Saturday, August 27th there were more than 2,000 pro-troops supporters present at the giant "We Support Our Troops AND Their Mission" rally.

We've FINALLY gotten most of the photos from the caravan and rally online - as well as a collection of some of the press stories from thetrip. There are also 2 audio clips from the trip you can listen to.

The whole kit and kaboodle is online at:

Enjoy! For once the silent majority was no longer silent.

Information Resources for Military Families Impacted by Hurricane Katrina

Via Soldiers' Angels Germany...

Contact information for any military members or families in need of counseling services or Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Service Centers, getting information about effected familes to deployed troops, etc.

Hurricane Katrina Evacuation and Emergency Leave For Military Members and Their Families

National Guard Family Members Evacuated by Hurricane Katrina: Call the Family Program

Open Your Home to Victims of Hurricane Katrina
The National Guard Home Share program is helping to coordinate offers of lodging to military families, veterans, and reservists who are victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Operation Katrina Soldiers' Relief Fund
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AFGHAN DEPLOYMENT — U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Bobbie McGettigan, pilot of a UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter, looks back to check on his crew members before taking off after offloading passengers at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2005. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Leslie Angulo

In Today's News - Saturday, September 3, 2005

Quote of the Day
"...These boys out here have a pride
in the Marine Corps and will fight to the end
no matter what the cost."
-- 2nd Lt. Richard C. Kennard,
Peleliu, World War II

News of Note
Hurricane Katrina
U.S. thanks dozens of foreign countries for aid
Katrina donations soar, but some food stocks thin
National Guard, Pres. Bush Descend on New Orleans
Draining New Orleans
Refugee Bus Flips, Killing 1
Bush Tours Disaster Area
FEMA 'Surprised' at Crime
Congress Reviews Response
Mayor Blasts Slow Response
Gov't to Release Crude Oil
Katrina Bill Could Hit $100B
Gas Price Gouging Reported
Oil Prices Drop as Aid Planned
Congress OKs $10.5B in Aid
Australia, Japan Offer Help
U.N. to Lend a Hand
French City Helps Namesake
Preventing Disease Epidemic
Hospitals Evacuated
Hastert Questions Rebuilding
Costly Recovery
More Storms Possible
Tulane Cancels Fall Classes
Katrina stops the music in New Orleans
Hi-tech search drones to help New Orleans rescue
Medical teams head to Gulf for Katrina aftermath
Truck convoy cuts through floodwaters
AP interactive photo of New Orleans
Help comes where hope is scarce
Mayor feeling a little more calm
Red tape slowing much of military's response
Disaster touching everyone
Air Force to send 300 airmen to Gulf Coast
New Orleans hospital evacuations finish
Jobless rate in Gulf Coast likely to surge

Operation Iraqi Freedom
Saddam's Daughter Plans Defense Strategy
Saddam Hussein's family form new defense team
U.S. Lowers Number of Troops To Be Added for Iraqi Elections
5,000 U.S. and Iraqi Troops Sweep Into City of Tall Afar
Iraqis to Provide Bulk of Election Security Transcript

Operation Enduring Freedom
GI, Taliban Chief Killed
Afghan Instructors Teach Afghan Soldiers

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Saudis Warned of U.K. Attacks
British Muslims Stunned by London Bomber Video

United Nations
US arrests Russian UN diplomat

Welcome Home
Marines Return to Welcome Home

Other News of Note
Theodore Roosevelt Group Deploys
Bremerton Medics Deploy to Kuwait
Airman Lives ‘American Dream’
Fox News
Putin Meets Beslan Moms
Gas Leak Kills 3 on Cruise
Strike Shuts Down Boeing

Reuters: Top News
With Gaza pullout ending, Sharon-Abbas summit seen
Beslan mourns with tolling bell, doves
U.S. lawmakers tell N.Korea to end nuclear crisis
NASA looks to shift shuttle tank work

The Seattle Times
Machinists strike's first day brings worries and support
Striking Machinists quickly hit the streets
Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit stirs range of reactions Associated Press
Insurgent attacks, clashes persist in Iraq

Yahoo! News: War with Iraq
Ten Iraqi policemen and soldiers killed by rebels
A Day After the Stampede, Iraqis Bury Their Dead as Some Bodies Lie Nameless
First post-Saddam Iraq executions
Mass burials for stampede victims

Washington Post: World News
5,000 U.S. and Iraqi Troops Sweep Into City of Tall Afar
The Eyes of Amal
Iran Has Produced Tons of Compound Needed for an Atomic Bomb, IAEA Says

CENTCOM: News Releases

Department of Defense
Attack Kills U.S. Soldier, Afghan Interpreter — Story

Korean Engineer Troops Arrive in Afghanistan — Story


Hurricane Katrina

4 U.S. Troops Killed in Recent Days
Police Graduate From Courses
Security Forces Progress Continues
Iraq Reconstruction
Iraq Daily Update
Multinational Force Iraq

Afghanistan Daily Update

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

National Guard, Reserve Update

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


Today in History
1189 - England's King Richard I (the Lion-Hearted) is crowned in Westminster
1752 - England adopts the Gregorian calendar; people riot, thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives.
1783 - The Treaty of Paris ends the American Revolutionary War.
1826 - The U.S.S. Vincennes leaves NY, and becmes the first warship to circumnavigate the globe.
1833 - The NY Sun begins publishing - it is the first daily newspaper.
1861 - Confederate forces enter Kentucky, ending its neutrality.
1865 - The Army commander in SC orders the Freedmen's Bureau to stop seizing land; the first pro football game played in Latrobe, PA.
1900 - The British annex Natal (South Africa).
1912 - In England, the world's first cannery opens - to supply food to the navy.
1916 - At the Battle of Verdun, the Allies turned back the Germans.
1918 - Five soldiers hanged for their alleged participation in the Houston riot of 1917.
1925 - The dirigible "Shenandoah" crashes in OH killing 13.
1930 - In the Dominican Republic, a hurricane kills 2,000, and injures 4,000.
1935 - Sir Malcolm Campbell drives the first automobile to exceed 300 mph (301.337 mph).
1939 - Britain declares war on Germany; France, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada follow suit.
1940 - High definition color TV is shown for the first time; the U.S. gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for a Newfoundland base lease.
1943 - The Allies invade Italy
1945 - Japanese forces in the Phillipines surrender.
1954 - Pope Pius X is canonized.
1964 - President Lyndong B. Johnson signs the Wilderness Act into law.
1967 - Nguyen Van Thieu elected pres of S Vietnam under a new constitution; Sweden begins driving on the right-hand side of road.
1971 - Qatar regains complete independence from Britain; the Watergate team breaks into Daniel Ellsberg's doctor's office.
1976 - Viking-2 soft lands on Mars (Utopia), sending back photos.
1978 - The crew of Soyuz-31 returns to Earth, aboard Soyuz-29; Pope John Paul I is officially installed as the 264th supreme pontiff.
1979 - Hurricane David kills over 1,000.
1985 - The 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I-Discovery 6) returns to Earth.

1856 - Louis Henri Sullivan, father of modern American architecture
1860 - Edward Albert Filene, merchant, established U.S. credit union movement
1905 - Carl David Anderson , physicist, Nobel Prize winner (1936)
1944 - Sherwood C. "Woody" Spring, Colonel US Army / astronaut (STS 61B)
1965 - Charlie Sheen actor (Carlos Estevez), NYC, actor (Wall St, Platoon)
1971 - Tonja Christenson, Playboy playmate (November, 1991)

1189 - Rabbi Jacob of Orleans, killed in anti-Jewish riot in London, England
1658 - King James I of England (1603-25)
1658 - Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England
1962 - e. e. cummings, poet
1969 - Ho Chi Minh, North Vietnamese president
1970 - Vince Lombardi, football coach
1991 - Frank Capra, movie director (It's a Wonderful Life)

Reported Missing in Action
Trujillo, Joseph Felix, USMC (NM); remains returned Nobember, 1992

Pirkle, Lowell Zinh; remains returned October, 1994 - ID'd January, 1996
Moore, Herbert W., Jr., USAF (PA); F105D shot down (pilot)

Frazier, Paul R., US Army (WI); UH1H crashed (crewman), Killed, body not recovered