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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Airmen Save Lives in Africa

Maj. Pauline Lucas gives a child medication during a Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Medical Civic Action Program in May in Kenya. CJTF-HOA servicemembers conducted the MEDCAP in the villages of Shimbir and Balich through a partnership with the Kenyan department of defense, which provided additional medical providers and logistical support. More than 1,000 people received healthcare as part of the project. Lucas is a CJTF-HOA public health officer. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carrie Bernard

People prepare different stations during a Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Medical Civic Action Program in May in Kenya. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carrie Bernard

Kenyan department of defense servicemembers unload medical supplies during a Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Medical Civic Action Program in May in Kenya. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carrie Bernard

A child picks up medication during a Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Medical Civic Action Program in May in Kenya. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carrie Bernard

A family waits to be seen by a doctor during a Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Medical Civic Action Program in May in Kenya. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carrie Bernard

A child holds a box of medication during a Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Medical Civic Action Program in May in Kenya. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carrie Bernard

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NEW UNIFORMS — U.S. Army 1st Lt. Kendra Evers, civil affairs officer from the 27th Brigade Support Battalion, helps hand out new uniforms to the boys and girls softball teams during a humanitarian mission in Al Kosh, Iraq, May 24, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Bradley Clark

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In Today's News - Saturday, June 2, 2007

Quote of the Day
"Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day
that says... I'll try again tomorrow."

-- Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Mortar Attack Kills 8 in Baghdad
Civilian death toll in Iraq spikes in May
South and north, Iraqi Kurds squeezed
U.S. Helicopter Makes Forced Landing

Operation Enduring Freedom
60 Dead After Boat Full of Taliban Militants Sinks in Southern Afghanistan (Couldn't have happened to a more deserving bunch...)

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
4 Charged in Terror Plot Targeting JFK Airport
Fuel line snaking through N.J., N.Y. was target - VIDEO
Fast Facts: Alleged Homegrown Terror Plots
U.S. Strikes Militant Base in Somalia
8 Foreign Islamic Militants Killed in Fighting With Somali Officials After U.S. Strike
Lebanese Army Ups Strikes on Militants
UAE Transfers $80 Million to Palestinians
Four foreigners seized in Nigeria
Israel wounds 2 Palestinians in Gaza: medical official - Video
Gates considers roots of terrorism

Troops on Trial
Vet Accused of Dealing Military Hardware
VFW backs vet in trouble over protest

Worldwide Wackos
VIDEO: Student Rallies Rock Venezuela

Politics / Government
Report: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Lit Up Cuban Cigar in Canada
Gore unsure of political aptitude: report
Little progress in India-U.S. nuclear deal talks
Top Bush aide Dan Bartlett resigns - Video
Missile shield ups chance of atomic conflict: Putin - Video
U.S. eases tone on China
Ex-spy Plame vows to battle CIA over free speech
Bush previews European trip initiatives
Dems have tough time enacting changes

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Woman Wins $228G For Head Scarf Firing
Give That Boy a Badge - Boy, 12, Jumps From Window to Help Stop Armed Robbery(Wow)
New Mexico Man Arrested for Drunk Driving for the 28th Time
Judge Tosses Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Holloway Case
Woman Charged With Rape of 12-Year-Old Boy
Former S.C. Teacher Sentenced for Sex with Student
Bodies of 3 Babies Found in Austrian Home
Media in frenzy over jail-bound Paris Hilton - Video
California allows gay conjugal visits in prisons
Anti-crime teams sent to 4 more cities
Abuse defense rarely gets acquittals
Bank robbery suspect appears in court
4 charged in false brain surgery claims

U.N. News
U.N. Broke Own Rules for N. Korea Aid (What?? The U.N. not following its own rules? What a shocker!)

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Kidney transplant TV show is a hoax
Egypt frees Muslim Brotherhood blogger

Science / Medicine / Technology
Toxic Toothpaste Hits U.S. Ports
Fast Facts: Brands of Toothpaste That May Be Toxic
Whale forum passes on addressing global warming
NASA opens space shuttle ride for the earthbound
TB patient "very sorry" for endangering others - Video
Kids socialize in a virtual world as avatars
Shark cartilage no help against lung cancer: study
MRI finds extra breast cancer tumors, study finds
Blame coal: Texas leads carbon emissions

Mother Nature
Farmers: 'Monster Pig' Not a Wild Hog, But Was Their Pet Pig 'Fred'
Tropical Storm Barry Weakens to Depression
Tropical depression Barry brings rain to Florida
Wildlife conference agrees to ivory sale

Woman Accidentally Runs Over Her Family With New Van
Man falls off balcony in spitting contest
8,000 pieces of clothing stolen from women?

Other News of Note
Violence Erupts at G-8 Protests - PHOTOS

Fox News
Cubs' Pitcher in Hospital After Brawl
'Flip This House' Star Accused of Faking Work on Popular Cable Television Show
'American Idol' Judge Paula Abdul's Sob-Filled Phone Call Leaked to Media
Pop Tarts: Angelina Jolie Promises to Pack on Pounds?

Reuters: Top News
Lawyers warn Pakistan army they won't be cowed
Russian ex-PM Kasayanov runs for president
Microsoft starts Ignition for music promotion
Hugh Grant won't face "baked bean attack" charge
Dutch premier glad donor show a publicity stunt - Video
Stocks rally looks like it's got legs - Video
Dow, S&P hit records on jobs and Wal-Mart - Video
Wal-Mart to cut supercenter growth; shares jump
U.S. dollar rises broadly after strong data
Oil back above $69 on renewed gasoline worries - Video
Mortgage industry braces for regulation
Dollar/yen vols lure bargain hunters
Bancroft family to meet with Murdoch
Greenspan promises surprises in September book - Video
Fortune says logical step to buy Absolut maker: paper
U.S. urges Swiss banks to steer clear of Iran
Archstone deal break-up fee allow for rival bid
U.S. auto sales rebound after weak spring

AP World News
Newman gives $10M to Ohio alma mater
Safarova upsets Mauresmo at French Open
U. of Illinois alumnus pledges $100M
Swank kicks off round-the-world run
Yanks top Red Sox to climb out of cellar
New Scam Targets Military Spouses
Have You Spy Spoken Today?
DT: Night Vision Blowback
Sneak Peek: Army Wives on TV
Ace the ASVAB
Clint Eastwood Used His GI Bill
Simplify Your Transition
Movie Review: Mr. Brooks

CENTCOM: News Releases

Transformational program demonstrates developing logistics support concept
Noble Resolve 07-1 yields new opportunities for experimentation - podcast
USJFCOM testing Sense Through Structures capabilities - podcast
Liveblogging: Joint Urban Warrior 07
U.S. Joint Forces Command, Marines begin Joint Urban Warrior 07

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Kurdish Regional Government assumes control of security
Surge improves security, quality of life in Baghdad
U.S. Soldiers, Iraqis open wells in Ninevah
Senior leaders gather to help rebuild Iraqi NCO Corps
KRG assumes security responsibility
MNC-I Soldier attacked
MND-B Soldiers capture two insurgents emplacing IED
Small arms fire targets MND-B patrol
MND-B patrol targeted by small arms fire

U.S. Continues to Build Asian Relationships
Gates Urges More Asian Support in Afghanistan
Diplomacy Best in Confronting Nuclear Programs
U.S.-China Hotline Represents 'Step Forward'
Gates, Asian Leaders to Focus on Security
China Issues Won't Dominate Security Summit

More Headline News
Pace Speaks With U.S. Servicemembers on Guam
Walter Reed Workshop Focuses on Prosthetics
U.S. Naval Forces Europe Prepares for AFRICOM
Bush, Iraqi President Discuss Benchmarks
Officials Honor Asian Pacific American Troops

Military News
Army Helps Prepare Hurricane States for Season
Joint Forces Ready for Red Flag-Alaska
Wright Flight Program Takes Youth to New Heights

War on Terror
Kurdistan Regional Security Passes to Iraqi Control
Odierno Cites Progress in Baghdad
Iraqis Capture Militia Commander
Troops Continue to Adapt
Soldiers Killed, Wounded In Iraq

America Supports You
Group Honors Wounded
Grant Helps Group Expand Services
Golf Tourney Honors Troops
Pace, NASCAR Honor Troops
Photos: Pace, NASCAR Honor Troops

Program Helps Recruits with College
Dover Gets First Globemaster
Marines Practice Communication Skills

Face of Defense
Vietnam Vet's Last Flight
Navy Was Natural Choice
‘Mail Call’ More Frequent
Wedding Via Teleconference

Official Details Progress in Baghdad - Story

Officials Discuss School Improvements in Africa - Story
Reporters Visit Bagram Airfield for Media Day - Story
Airmen Put C-130 Hercules Back in the Fight - Story
Engineers Complete Water Pump Stations - Story
Joint Forces' Operation Succeeds in Al Kut - Story

Iraqi, Coalition Forces Open Municipal Center
Movie Theater Helps Marines Relax in Haditha
Civil Affairs Help Make a Difference for Iraqis
Marine Engineers Hone Demolition Skills
Iraqis Take the Lead in Security Operations
Operation Scimitar Cuts Down Insurgent Activity
Commander Moves with Mobile Assault Platoon

Medical Techs Keep Troops Mission-Ready
New Water Drilling Rig Arrives In Djibouti
German Navy Donates Vehicles, Suppport

Task Force Anzio Takes on New Command
Medevac Crews Provide Life-Saving Support
Hard Work Creates Progress in Border Provinces
Coalition Forces Defuse Soviet–era Bomb


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
'Boots on the Ground' Audio Archive
Weekly Reconstruction Report (PDF)
Iraq Reconstruction

Afghanistan Update

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

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar

Ansbach Aschaffenburg Berlin Berlin-Tempelhof Berlin/Schonefeld Bremerhaven
Darmstadt Frankfurt Frankfurt/Main Freiburg/Breisgau Garmisch
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Geilenkirchen Gelnhausen Giessen Kitzingen
Hanau Am Main Heidelberg Mainz Mannheim Nurnberg Stuttgart Trier
Wiesbaden Wurzburg


Agana Agana Heights Agat Andersen AFB Asan Barrigada

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut
An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf

Kadena Air Base Okinawa Tokyo Yokohama

Today in History
0455 - Gaiseric & the Vandals sack Rome
0575 - Benedict I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0657 - St Eugene I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1797 - 1st ascent of "Great Mountain" (4,622') in Adirondack NY (C Broadhead)
1834 - 5th National Black Convention meets (NYC)
1835 - P.T. Barnum & his circus begin 1st tour of US
1851 - 1st US alcohol prohibition law enacted (Maine)
1857 - James Gibbs, Va., patents chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine
1858 - Donati Comet 1st seen named after it's discoverer
1862 - General Robert E. Lee takes command of the Confederate armies of E VA & NC
1864 - Battle of Cold Harbour, Day 2
1865 - At Galveston, Kirby-Smith surrenders the Trans-Mississippi Dept
1866 - Renegade Irish Fenians surrender to US forces
1883 - Chicago's "El" opens to traffic
1886 - Grover Cleveland is 1st to wed during presidency (Frances Folsom)
1899 - Black Americans observed day of fasting to protest lynchings
1910 - Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea
1913 - 1st strike settlement mediated by US Dep't of Labor-RR clerks
1914 - Glenn Curtiss flies his Langley Aerodrome
1924 - US citizenship granted to all American Indians
1930 - 1st baby born on a vessel passing through Panama Canal
1936 - General Anastasio Somoza takes over as dictator of Nicaragua
1943 - 99th Pursuit Squadron flies 1st combat mission (over Italy)
1946 - Italian plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy (National Day)
1949 - Transjordan renamed Jordan
1953 - Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey
1965 - 2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (Ganges R India)
1966 - US Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; 1st lunar soft-landing
1967 - Race riots in Roxbury section of Boston
1969 - Australian aircraft carrier Melbourne slices US destroyer Frank E. Evans in half, killing 74. (South Vietnam)
1977 - NJ allows casino gambling in Atlantic City
1979 - NASA launches space vehicle S-198
1983 - Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinatti
1984 - B.A. Skiff discovers asteroid #3617
1986 - Regular TV coverage of US Senate sessions begins
1989 - 10,000 Chinese soldiers are blocked by 100,000 citizens protecting students demonstrating for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing

1491 - Henry VIII King of England (1509-47)
1740 - Marquis de Sade 1st known sadist, writer (Justine)
1821 - Ion Bratianu (Lib), Premier of Romania (1876-88)
1835 - St Pius X, 257th Roman Catholic pope (1903-14)
1930 - Charles Pete Conrad, Jr., USN/astronaut (Gem 5 11, Ap 12, Skylab 2)
1940 - Constantine II, deposed King of Greece (-1967)

1882 - Guiseppi Garibaldi, Italian rebel leader, dies at 74
1941 - Lou Gehrig, Yankee great, dies at 37 of ALS
1943 - Leslie Howard, actor, killed when Nazis shot down his plane
1990 - Robert Noyce, co-inventor (semi-conductor)/founded Intel

Reported Missing in Action
The following USN personnel lost when their EA1F was shot down:
Amspacher, William H., USNR (CA); remains returned July, 1988

McMican, M.D., USNR (WA); remains returned April, 1988

Plants, Thomas L. (OH); remains ID'd April, 1991

Romano, Gerald M., USNR (NY); remains returned July, 1988 - ID'd November, 1988

Also reported MIA this day in 1965:
Christian, David M., USN (KS); A4E shot down (subject of the EA1F search) - remains returned April, 1986 (ID questionsed)

McKamey, John B., USN (IN); A4E shot down (in the same area as the others above), released by DRV February, 1973 - retired as a Captain - alive and well as of 1998

Rosato, Joseph Frank, USAF (OH); F4C shot down, KIA / BNR

Carrier, Daniel L., USAF (CA); F4C shot down (w/Rockett), remains returned, ID'd November, 1989

Rockett, Alton C., Jr., USAF (AL); F4C shot down (w/Carrier)

Smith, Dewey Lee, USAF (KY); F105D shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive as of 1998

Wood, Rex S., USN (IA); F8C crashed, Killed / BNR

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