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Sunday, November 06, 2005

Project Valour-IT: Navy's Still Ahead!

Check out this fantastic Cox & Forkum cartoon. Kinda says it all, doesn't it?

Wow. Look at the donations total at the top of the page. Outstanding.

But we're still getting beat by the Squids.

Now, all the donations are going to Project Valour-IT, which is great no matter who's leading. But beat by Navy? That can't happen.

So, we've got to haul out some new tactics - Sondra K. has a great idea for how to move the Army back to the leading spot - give you a way to help with this program and get some goodies, too.

Check it out.

Army Team Bloggers:
American Soldier
Wild Tangents
Random Thoughts
Keep My Soldier Safe
Most Certainly Not
My Life As A Military Spouse
One By One The Vultures Pick Away At My Sanity
Sgt. Hook
Some Soldier's Mom
Not Exactly Rocket Science
Just My Opinion
By The Way...
The Pink Flamingo Bar & Grill
Winds of Change
When the Smoke Clears
Pumpkin Sky
Right-Wing of the Gods
Literal Thoughts
Target Center Mass
Mr. Black And White
Texas Music
Southern By Blog
Shulz Infosystems
It's My Dime
Shared Daily
Pajama Pundits
Laughing Wolf
Logic Times
The Makaha Surf Report
Thunder And Roses
Knowledge Is Power
Eric's Grumbles
Sagas of an Inflight Missle Repairman
Lincoln Park Regulars
Joe Citizen
Redneck's Revenge
Guidons, Guidons, Guidons
and of course, me!
To see the totals for all teams, go here.
CAUTIOUS CROSSING — U.S. Army Sgt. Melvin Clark cautiously crosses a road during a patrol in Mosul, Iraq, Nov. 3, 2005. Clark is assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.

In Today's News - Sunday, November 6, 2005

Quote of the Day
"Courage -- a perfect sensibility of the measure of
danger, and a mental willingness to endure it."
-- General William T Sherman

News of Note
Deadly Twister
Child, teen among 15 dead; hundreds injured
Video: Survivor Shares Story
Video: Deadly Twister

Operation Iraqi Freedom
GIs Launch Iraq Offensive Near Syrian Border
Video: New Offensive

Operation Enduring Freedom

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Fuel Bomb Factory Found Near Paris as Riots Spread

Pakistan Earthquake
Severe Aftershock Hits Pakistan Quake Zone

Hurricane Season
Louisiana Faces Pricey Hurricane Recovery Bill

Paris is Burning
French urban unrest hits new high
Paris slum residents fume as riots ruin their town
Chirac Calls Security Meeting Over Riots


Supreme Court

Other News of Note
Pirates Attack Cruise Ship
Missing Soldier's Family Gets Update

Fox News
Search for Escaped Con Goes Nationwide
Israeli Archaeologists Discover Ancient Church
Houston Jet Crash Kills Two
Summit Ends Without Trade Talks Decision
Arroyo: Wanted Abu Sayyaf Leader Nabbed
Bush to White House Staff: Review Ethics Rules
Indonesia Confirms Fifth Bird Flu Death

Reuters: Top News
Iran opens military base, calls for nuclear talks
Bush praises Brazil's Lula despite differences
Americas leaders fail to end free-trade stalemate
Azerbaijan ruling party claims poll win
Israel says back aboard US warplane project
Talks aim to build global defense against bird flu
Renewable energy investment at record high: report
China responds to bird flu under shadow of SARS

AP World News
Residents Flee on Second Day of Iraq Fight
Iran Opens Military Site to U.N. Team
Azerbaijan Opposition Alleges Vote Fraud
Speedboats Are Traffickers' Tool of Choice
Israel Sees Gaza Crossing Open in 2 Weeks
Vatican Sees Sainthood for Mother of 11
Somalia's Prime Minister Escapes Attack
Colombian Police Seize 2.6 Tons of Cocaine
China Turns to WHO for Bird Flu Help
Iran Offers to Expedite Iraq Pipeline
Koreas Hold Reunions for Divided Families
UN Summons Syrian Officers in Hariri Probe
Kashmiri Refugees on the Move Again
Mexican Drug Lords Increasingly Powerful
British Fox Hunters, Hounds Start Season
Army Puts Air Force in Full Retreat (football)
U.S. Launches Major Offensive in Iraq
Kissinger Discourages Exiting Iraq Early
NASA Names New Shuttle a Priority

CENTCOM: News Release

Department of Defense
Rumsfeld, Israeli Leader Discuss War — Story
Troops Fight Insurgents in Husaybah — Story
Troops Killed; Suspects, Weapons Captured — Story
Referendum Security Boosts Confidence — Story Video
NORTHCOM Focuses on Homeland Defense — Story

Virgin Island Reservists Serve in Afghanistan — Story
Dragon Eye Protects Troops, Expands Recon — Story
Iraqi Soldiers Enroll in Literacy Classes — Story

New Road Improves Life in Baghdad District
Baghdad Contractors Go From Dollars to Dinars

Afghanistan's Busiest Runway Undergoes Repairs
Afghan Village Gets Seed, Equipment
Soldiers Bring Medical Aid to Villages Photos I II
Troops' Repair Skills Critical to Mission, Lives

Job Fair Highlights Veterans' Skills — Story
New York Times Joins ESGR

Man Loses 230 Pounds to Enlist — Story

Hurricane Coverage
Iraq Transition of Power

Soldiers Killed; Bomb Kills Terrorists
DoD Works to Combat IEDs
Officials Address Force Size Factors
Iraq Reconstruction
Iraq Daily Update
Multinational Force Iraq
Eye on Iraq Update (pdf)
Iraq Progress Fact Sheet (pdf)
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

Interior Ministry Reforms Rank, Pay
Weapons Cache Found
Afghanistan Daily Update

Health Program to Help Veterans
U.S.-Canada Relationship Studied
Gitmo Detainee Transfer Announced
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

USS Nassau Loads 22nd MEU Gear
Leaders Highlight Troop Quality
National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Army Casualties - Story

Today in History
1572 - A Supernova is observed in the constellation known as Cassiopeia.
1813 - The Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain.
1844 - Spain grants the Dominican Republic independence.
1850 - Hawaii gets its first fire engine; Yerba Buena and the Angel Islands, in San Francisco Bay, are reserved for military use.
1860 - Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th U.S. President.
1861 - Jefferson Davis is elected to a 6-year term as the Confederate President.
1862 - A NY-San Francisco direct telegraphic link is established.
1884 - A British protectorate is proclaimed over southeast New Guinea.
1885 - The U.S. mint at Carson City, Nevada is directed to close.
1888 - Benjamin Harrison beats Grover Cleveland for President.
1900 - President William McKinley is re-elected, beating.
1911 - Francisco Madeiro is inaugurated as President of Mexico.
1913 - Mohandas K. Gandhi is arrested for leading an Indian miners march.
1917 - The Bolshevik revolution begins with the capture of the Winter Palace.
1918 - The Republic of Poland is proclaimed.
1923 - The U.S.S.R. adopts an experimental calendar, with 5-day "weeks."
1924 - Stanley Baldwin becomes PM of England.
1928 - Herbert Hoover is elected President.
1935 - Canada's Hawker Hurricane military plane makes its maiden flight.
1936 - RCA displays the TV for the press.
1945 - The HUAC begins its investigation of 7 radio commentators.
1952 - The first hydrogen bomb is exploded (by the U.S. at Eniwetok Atoll).
1956 - President Eisenhower is re-elected.
1957 - Felix Gaillard becomes premier of France.
1962 - Edward M. Kennedy is elected for the first time (Sen-MA).
1966 - For the first time, an entire lineup is televised in color (NBC).
1967 - The U.S. launches Surveyor-6; it will make a soft landing on the Moon Nov. 9.
1973 - Abe Beame is elected - the first Jewish mayor of NYC.
1976 - Benjamin Hooks succeeds Roy Wilkins as executive director of the NAACP.
1977 - 39 are killed when an earthen dam bursts at Toccoa Falls Bible College, GA.
1978 - The Shah of Iran places Iran under military rule.
1984 - President Reagan wins 49 states in a landslide re-election.
1985 - In the 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A), Challenger-9 lands at Edwards AFB; an exploratory well at Ranger TX, explodes, spilling 6.3 million gallons of oil.
1986 - Reagan signs a landmark immigration reform bill.

- Charles II, last Habsburg king of Spain (1665-1700)
1771 - Alois Senefelder, inventor (lithography)
1814 - Adolphe Sax, musician/inventor (saxophone)
1851 - Charles H. Dow, co-founder of Dow Jones / first editor of the Wall St. Journal
1854 - John Phillip Sousa, march king (Stars and Stripes Forever)
1861 - James A. Naismith, inventor (basketball)
1900 - Heinrich Himmler, Nazi SS leader
1931 - Mike Nichols, stage/film director (Catch 22, Biloxi Blues)
1943 - Michael Schwerner, civil rights worker, murdered in 1964
1946 - Sally Field, actress (Gidget, Flying Nun)

- King Gustavus, Aldophus of Sweden, in battle
1944 - Hannah Senesh, Jewish poetess, executed by Nazis in Budapest
1987 - Ross R. Barnett, lawyer/(Gov-MS)

Reported Missing in Action

Dawson, Daniel G., US Army (CA); O1F crashed, Killed, body not recovered

Bolstad, Richard E., USAF (MN); A1E shot down, released February, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Cormier, Arthur, USAF (NJ); CH3C shot down (pararescue), released by DRV February, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

Lilly, Warren E., USAF (TX); CH3C shot down (pilot), released by DRV February, 1973 (injured) - alive and well as of 1998

McKnight, George G., USAF (OR); A1E shot down, released by DRV February, 1973 - injured - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Singleton, Jerry A., USAF (OK); CH3C shot down (co-pilot), released by DRV February, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Hagerman, Robert Warren, USAF (IL); F105 shot down, remains returned December, 1985

Turner, Frederick Ray, USMC (OH); KIA in rocket attack, body not recovered

Tolbert, Clarence O., USN (OK); A7B shot down, remains returned February, 1989