Afghan, Coalition Forces Stop Insurgent Attack in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2010 – Afghan and coalition forces yesterday disrupted a Taliban plot to carry out suicide bombings in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, military officials reported.
Operation Toy Drop Proves ‘Santa is a Paratrooper’
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2010 – Pouring rain didn’t dampen the holiday spirit as thousands of paratroopers descended over Fort Bragg, N.C., this weekend, kicking off the world’s largest combined airborne operation while ensuring Santa doesn’t overlook a single needy child.
On wings of Blue Angels, toy journeys from one heart to another
Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia (CNN) — The Blue Angels C-130, Fat Albert, moves like a lumbering fullback down the runway, its engines roaring. A hula girl hood ornament, on the cockpit dash, shakes her hips.
Guardsmen, Reservists Can Nominate Employers for Awards
ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 13, 2010 – Reserve-component servicemembers still have time to nominate their employers for the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the Defense Department’s highest honor for employers who provide exceptional support for employees who serve in the National Guard or reserves.
Families to Get More Child Care Options
A recurring challenge for military families, particularly those of the Guard and Reserve, is child care. They primarily live off base, many far from an active-duty installation, and are challenged to find the same high-quality, flexible care in their community that they would find on any base nationwide.
World War II Navy Ace Recalls Harrowing Mission
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2010 – When the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor occurred, America sought retribution and finally took up arms. It wasn’t until almost three years later that the country would receive its final closure.
Face of Defense: Grandson Continues ‘Band of Brothers’ Tradition
FORT BRAGG, N.C., Dec. 14, 2010 – Even at 80 years old, Frederick “Moose” Heyliger was an enormous man, according to his grandson, who serves with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade.
A Soros Story: Recounts, Coincidences, and Connections
In the world of George Soros, it’s hard to believe that much is a coincidence. But let’s entertain the possibility of some such coincidences for the next few minutes.
He Sent ‘Guerrillas’: ‘Puppet Master’ George Soros — Influence & Funding of USA Financial Reform ‘Revolution’
NOTE: This is a 5:09 long video.
Look who’s now getting special travel privileges
In a further indication that the “North American Union” agenda is quietly proceeding under what remains of the Security and Prosperity Partnership initiative in the Obama administration, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano signed, with little fanfare, an agreement in Mexico that would extend special “trusted traveler” access to the U.S. to an estimated 84 million Mexicans.
‘F*** the Rich’: Cape Cod Arsonist Targets Homes of the Wealthy
Upscale towns in Massachusetts are on alert as police and fire officials are investigating another fire in which an arsonist scawled a “f*** the rich” graffiti message at the scene. The latest incident in Sandwich follows another suspicious incident in Barnstable.
School board votes to clear hunter’s record
A 16-year-old hunter in Montana who was threatened with expulsion from her public school after she forgot a rifle in the trunk of her car after a holiday trip and drove it to a school parking lot has been told her record will be cleared at the end of this school year.
Canadians With More Debt Than U.S. Spark Policy Makers’ Warning
Canada’s top economic officials yesterday urged households to be wary of taking on too much debt after data showed the indebtedness of Canadians surpassed U.S. levels for the first time in 12 years.
Food, Clothing Lead Rising British Inflation
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s stubbornly high consumer inflation rate rose to 3.3 percent in November from 3.2 percent the month before, driven by a surge in food and clothing costs.
See who’s working together to stop Iran
JERUSALEM – Israel and Saudi Arabia have stepped up their behind-the-scenes coordination to deal with the threat of Iranian nuclear ambitions, according to informed Middle East security officials.
The wind is no longer at Voyager’s back
Voyager 1 is one of the most successful space missions of all time. Launched in 1977, it visited Jupiter and then Saturn, providing better close-ups of the two planets than had ever been seen before.
Escape by a whisker: Quick-thinking cat saves house from fire… by opening the window
A clever cat has been hailed a hero after he prevented his owners’ home from burning down – by opening a window. Five-year-old Pepper has learned to open windows and lets himself out every night by hopping on to a kitchen worktop and using his paws to turn the latch.