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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Don't forget our troops THIS SATURDAY!


This Saturday, October 14th there will be a special radio-thon to send coffee and cookies to our troops overseas for the holidays. Listen this Saturday from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Pacific or online here at:

It may seem hard to believe but next month our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan will be celebrating Thanksgiving – thousands of miles away from their family, friends and loved ones. And if we want to show them how much we support them, care for them and have not forgotten them in our prayers, then it's time for us to take action to ensure this Thanksgiving holiday they know they are loved by Americans back home.

We all owe the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who are fighting in the war against terrorism our deepest appreciation and gratitude. To that end, Move America Forward is partnering up with KRLA Radio to send our largest shipment of coffee and cookies so far to the troops overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan.

It’s our way of letting these brave men and women know they are not forgotten here at home during the holiday season, a time that can be very lonely and disheartening for some who have been away from their loved ones for so long. And remember, we will soon be at the point where winter storms bring heavy rains, winds and snow to portions of Iraq and Afghanistan. A hot cup of premium coffee and cookies might help brighten the day of our troops.

So here's what you need to do - listen in this Saturday, October 14th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM Eastern // 3:00 - 4:00 PM Pacific. We'll have an emotional program that will be broadcast LIVE, and that you can listen in tune from anywhere in the world online at:

And if you live in Southern California, you can listen to the program on 870 AM - on KRLA Los Angeles. Again, the program is on from 3:00 - 4:00 PM Pacific -- which is 6:00 - 7:00 PM Eastern Time.

You can order a care package stuffed full of bags of fresh premium ground coffee and delicious cookies, emblazoned with the logos of the branches of the Armed Forces - just go here to the Move America Forward website.

P.S. If you have a friend or loved one serving in Iraq or Afghanistan send their name and mailing address to our Executive Director, Robert Dixon and he will make sure that person receives our Coffee and Cookie packages as well. Just email Robert Dixon at:

Thank you!

Robert Dixon
Executive Director, Move America Forward

San Francisco (Oct. 11, 2006) - Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Patrick Updegraff salutes a passing Navy ship transiting under the Golden Gate Bridge, while departing from San Francisco Fleet Week 2006 aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard was one of the many Navy vessels in San Francisco for the 26th annual Fleet Week where Sailors, Marines and Coastguardsman afforded residents and visitors to the Bay Area an intimate look into the U. S. sea services. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffery J. Gabriel Jr.

Navy SEAL Saves Comrades By Falling on Grenade

CORONADO — A Navy SEAL sacrificed his life to save his comrades by throwing himself on top of a grenade Iraqi insurgents tossed into their sniper hideout, fellow members of the elite force said.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor had been near the only door to the rooftop structure Sept. 29 when the grenade hit him in the chest and bounced to the floor, said four SEALs who spoke to The Associated Press this week on condition of anonymity because their work requires their identities to remain secret.

"He never took his eye off the grenade, his only movement was down toward it," said a 28-year-old lieutenant who sustained shrapnel wounds to both legs that day. "He undoubtedly saved mine and the other SEALs' lives, and we owe him." ...

Read the Rest at Fox News

Our hearts are with the friends, family, and comrades of this brave Hero.

GENERAL VISITS CAMP STRIKER — U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Peter Chiarelli (middle), commanding general, Multi-National Corps - Iraq, speaks with Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Mahoney (left), and Col. Michael Kershaw (right), commander, both of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during a visit at Camp Striker, Iraq, Oct. 11. U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jon Cano

In Today's News - Saturday, October 14, 2006

Quote of the Day
"From the time I was twelve years old until I retired last year
at the age of fifty-seven, the Army was my life.
I loved commanding soldiers and being around people
who had made a serious commitment to serve their country."

-- General Norman Schwarzkopf,
Commander of U.S. / Allied forces in Desert Storm

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Grisly Find in Iraq
Navy SEAL Saves Comrades By Falling on Grenade
Shiites push for British troops to leave
Iraqi police force facing reshuffle

Operation Enduring Freedom
Suicide attacks change life in Afghan capital Video
Afghan gov. escapes roadside bomb attack

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Government appeals wiretapping decision
Italian hostages released by Niger kidnappers
FAA restricts flights over East River

Troops on Trial
Shays: Abu Ghraib abuses were sex ring
Military Pilot Sentenced in Ecstasy Case

Mid-East Ceasefire / Hamas Rising / Israel at War
Seven Palestinians Killed in Gaza Airstrikes

Worldwide Wackos
Shays: Abu Ghraib abuses were sex ring
U.S.: Test points to N. Korea nuke blast
Objections From China, Russia Could Delay United Nations Resolution
Bush urges tough response on North Korea
Germany to Iran: It's not too late to avoid sanctions

Homegrown Moonbats
George Clooney says no to politics

Politics / Government
Teen Questioned Over Online Bush Threats
Page Chief 'Didn't Know Foley Problem Until 2005'
First Openly Gay Congressman Gerry Studds Dies
Ney pleads guilty, says he'll resign

Mother Nature
Buffalo Begins Cleanup After Deadly Snowstorm

Disney says "non" to Mouse orgy
Intestinal ailment ads turn stomachs
Yankee player jet overshoots runway in California
Virtual personal trainers, use with care
'Guru of Ganja' indicted again

Other News of Note
Police: Body is Missing Vt. Student: VIDEO
Suspect in Vermont Student Death Has Criminal History
Muslims find errors in Pope's presentation of Islam
Armenian genocide monument destroyed in France

Fox News
Passenger May Have Been Fla. Highway Killer
Cardinals Beat Mets 9-6, NLCS Tied 1-1
Tigers Beat A's 3-0 to Take 3-0 Lead in ALCS
Pennsylvania Jury Fines Wal-Mart $78 Million
Florida Police Believe 4 Bodies Found Beside Highway to Be 'Family'
Mel Gibson: Diane Sawyer Can't Save Him

Reuters: Top News
Bono launches U.S. Red campaign for AIDS in Africa
Ex-Thai leader Thaksin can return from exile: PM - Video
Nobel award gives impetus to poverty battle: Yunus
Asbestos kept off global list of toxic substances
Mexican archeologists find largest Aztec figure
Online brokerage account scams worry SEC
Microsoft eyes another chance to be a TV player
Homeowners eyeing mortgage rate escape hatch
E. coli link promising find but source uncertain
New test identifies mystery New York viruses
Jolie guard involved in scuffle in India
Stocks gain as Dow hits another record high - Video
S&P 3rd-qtr profit views inch up: Reuters Estimates
European stocks in 8-day winning run, Lloyds jumps
Oil rises on Norway field outages - Video
Dollar rallies, buoyed by strong sentiment survey
On the radar: Rush Enterprises
Risk-taking pays off in junk bonds
German development bank KfW to take EADS stake: report
VW to make bid recommendations Sunday: union
OPEC to meet on October 19 to work out oil cut
Falling gasoline price bolsters U.S. consumers

AP World News
Diabetics warned about fake test strips
Analysts expect further commodities drop
Evans divorce papers cite adultery, porn
Super subs help Cards tie Mets in NLCS
British Airways worker sues over cross
Arbitrator: Supermax prison understaffed
Arrest made in Ariz. reservation rapes
Duff, boyfriend seek restraining orders
Tigers close in on World Series dream
Mandrell happy with Rimes' tribute album
Obituaries in the news
Congress Pushing Hypersonics Research

CENTCOM: News Releases







USJFCOM exhibits Joint Force Projection ACTD - podcast
Top DoD readiness officials tour command
Joint Systems Baseline Assessment 2006 comes to successful close - podcast
More about the Joint Systems Integration Command
USJFCOM commander discusses reserve force issues - podcast

Department of Defense
New Iraqi Government Takes Steps To Move Country Toward Peace - Story
For Top News Visit DefenseLink

Leaders' Infantry Training Reinforces Combat Skills - Story
'IED Hunters' Work to Clear, Safeguard Roadways - Story
Renovated Schools Set Standard in Kirkuk Area - Story
Army Interpreter Pays for Mosque Supplies - Story

CSI: National Forensics Academy Opens in Baghdad
Civil Affairs Soldiers Distribute Supplies to School
Saab al Bour Opens Refurbished Primary School
Soldiers Patrol the Liquid Highways of Iraq
Soldiers Work to Eliminate Terrorist Threats

Task Force Grizzly Soldiers Eliminate Insurgents
Afghan NCOs Complete Drill Sergeant Course

Renewal In Iraq
Iraq: Security, Stability
Fact Sheet: Progress and Work Ahead
Report: Strategy for Victory in Iraq
Iraq Daily Update
This Week in Iraq
Multinational Force Iraq
State Dept. Weekly Iraq Report (PDF)
'Boots on the Ground' Audio Archive
Weekly Reconstruction Report (PDF)
Iraq Reconstruction

Afghanistan Update

Fact Sheet: Budget Request
Fact Sheet: War on Terror
Fact Sheet: Terror Plots Disrupted
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Officials Identify Marine Casualties - Story

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


National Hurricane Center

Today in History
1066 - At the Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror wins England.
1586 - Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Queen Elizabeth.
1774 - The First Continental Congress is the first to declare colonial rights.
1806 - The French beat the Prussians at the Battle of Auerstadt.
1834 - Henry Blair becomes the first African-American to be granted a U.S. patent, for a corn planter.
1843 - The British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy.
1862 - Baseball player James Creighton ruptures his bladder hitting a HR (he dies 10/18).
1867 - In Japan, the 15th and last Tokugawa Shogun resigns.
1884 - George Eastman patents his paper-strip photographic film.
1912 - Teddy Roosevelt is shot while campaigning in Milwaukee.
1920 - The Soviet Union cedes part of Petsamo province to Finland.
1922 - In NYC, the Pennsylvania exchange receives the first automated telephones.
1933 - Nazi Germany announces its withdrawal from the League of Nations.
1944 - German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel commits suicide, rather than face trial for his part in an attempt to overthrow Hitler.
1947 - Pilot Chuck Yeager makes the first supersonic flight (Mach 1.015), in a Bell XS-1.
1949 - 14 U.S. Communist Party leaders are convicted of sedition.
1950 - Reverend Sun Young Moon is liberated from Hung Nam prison.
1953 - Dwight D. Eisenhower promises to fire (as a Communist) any federal worker taking the 5th Amendment.
1958 - The Malagasy Republic becomes an autonomous republic in the French Community.
1960 - JFK first suggests the Peace Corps.
1964 - Martin Luther King, Jr., wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
1965 - Joe Engle reaches 80 km in the X-15.
1968 - Apollo-7 is the subject of the first live telecast from a manned U.S. spacecraft; in the Bahamas, Americans Gruener and Watson set a scuba depth record of 133 meters.
1975 - President Ford escapes injury when his limousine is broadsided.
1976 - Soyuz-23 carries two cosmonauts to Salyut-6, but returns without docking.
1980 - Presidential nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to the Supreme Court.
1983 - In Beirut, U.S. Marine peacekeeper Sgt. Allen Soifert is killed by a sniper.
1985 - On Monday Night football, the Jets retire Joe Namath's #12 before beating Miami 23-7.
1986 - Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins the Nobel Peace Prize; the IOC decides to stagger the Winter and Summer Olympic schedule.

1633 - King James II of England (1685-88)
1644 - William Penn, English Quaker, founder of PA
1712 - George Grenville, British PM (1763-65)
1857 - Elwood Haynes, auto pioneer (built one of the first American autos)
1882 - Eamon DeValera, President of Ireland (1937-48, 51-54, 57-59)
1890 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. President (1953-1961)
1894 - e. e. cummings, poet
1896 - Lillian Gish, silent film/stage actress (Birth of a Nation)
1916 - C. Everett Koop, U.S. Surgeon General (1981-89)
1938 - John Dean III, former White House counsel, Watergate figure
1939 - Ralph Lauren, fashion designer
---- - Grover, muppet (Sesame Street)

- Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshall (WWII-Africa), suicide
1959 - Errol Flynn, actor
1977 - Bing Crosby, singer, of a heart attack in Madrid, Spain
1990 - Leonard Bernstein, composer (West Side Story)

Reported Missing in Action
Thomas, Darwin Joel, USN (CA); A1H shot down; KIA, body not recovered

Conoway, Gary Lee, USN (IL); remains returned August, 1984

Vaughan, Robert Reddington, USN (CA); RA3B shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Dellenbaugh, Cornelia, Civilian; released from Saigon January, 1978

Dickerman, Leeland, Civilian; released from Saigon January, 1978

Affel, Charles, Civilian; released January, 1978