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  • USAA Faces Customer Backlash After Canceling Ads on Troop Supporting Sean Hannity

    05/25/2017 2:51:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 66 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/25/17 | Kristinn Taylor
    USAA, an insurance, bank and financial services company that caters to active duty military, veterans and their families, is getting slammed by members after announcing on Twitter Wednesday night the company was withdrawing advertising on the Sean Hannity show in response to pressure from liberal activists trying to silence Hannity by cutting off his advertising base. It was not stated by USAA if they advertised on Hannity’s Fox News Channel show or his nationally syndicated radio show.Hannity is a strong supporter of the military and veterans. He has a strong fan base among the military community.The effort to drive Hannity...
  • US mulls larger troop pullout from Afghanistan: report

    06/05/2011 10:08:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/5/11 | AFP
    Top White House national security advisers are considering much more significant troop reductions in Afghanistan than those discussed even a few weeks ago, The New York Times reported. The newspaper said some officials were arguing that such a change is justified by the rising cost of the war and the death of Osama bin Laden. President Barack Obama is expected to address these decisions in a speech to the nation this month, the report said. The National Security Council is convening its monthly meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday, and assessments from that meeting are likely to inform decisions...
  • Russia Sends 50 Troop Carriers to PA (Palistinan Authority)

    06/30/2010 10:18:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 6/30/10 | Hillel Fendel
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in a visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, announced in Ramallah on Tuesday that 50 Russian troop carriers would soon be delivered to the PA. Lavrov told reporters that Moscow provided the carriers a few years ago, "but Israel refused to hand them over." Now, he said, "we have already sent the carriers. The vehicles arrived in Jordan and we hope they will arrive in the next few days." It was not clear if he expected Israel to block them again or allow them through.
  • Taliban vow to fight US troop surge in Afghanistan

    12/02/2009 12:57:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 690+ views
    BBC News ^ | 12/2/09 | BBC
    The Taliban say they will step up their fight in Afghanistan, after pledges by the US and its allies to send large reinforcements to the country. A Taliban commander told the BBC that if more US troops came, more would die. US President Barack Obama, announcing a long-awaited strategy on Tuesday, said another 30,000 American troops would be deployed quickly in Afghanistan. Defence Secretary Robert Gates told the US Congress that curbing the Taliban was essential for regional security. Speaking to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mr Gates stressed that the US goal in Afghanistan and Pakistan was to defeat...
  • Obama to Hear From McChrystal for First Time Since Troop Request

    09/30/2009 8:40:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 625+ views
    fox ^ | 9/30/09 | staff
    President Obama will hear from his top commander in Afghanistan on Wednesday for the first time since the general warned that America's mission in the unstable country will likely fail without more troops. The president is attending the first in a series of Afghanistan strategy sessions with his national security team amid criticism that he has not acted quickly enough to address the challenges U.S. forces face there, and that he has been downplaying advice from Gen. Stanley McChrystal. The security team includes top military and diplomatic officials with whom Obama has been in regular contact. But McChrystal, who will...
  • Obama's Delay on Troop Request for Afghanistan Stirs Criticism of War Strategy

    09/29/2009 4:10:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 908+ views
    Fox ^ | 9/29/09 | Stephen Clark
    Is this any way to run a war? Critics are lambasting President Obama for hitting the pause button on the war in Afghanistan, making U.S. commanders seeking thousands more troops there wait for a decision as he tries to get the "strategy right first." "The commander in chief is the commander in chief, period," said retired Army Lt. Col. James Carafano, a senior fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation. "You can't fight a war from Washington D.C. There's only one way this works: You have trust and confidence in the leaders on the ground, or you don't." Some critics are...
  • Group Earns Kudos for Military Employee Support

    08/31/2009 4:14:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 164+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2009 – When reserve-component troops are called away for military duties, their civilian employers work hard to pick up the slack in their absence. That is especially true for the Mid American Kidney Stone Association, a research group of only 10 staff members in Kansas City, Mo. However, the small association gladly makes do and continues to support its part-time troops despite the heavy workload and small team, said Army Reserve Col. Harold DeLaughder, a citizen-soldier and Mid American nurse. “When one of its employees has to perform military duties away from their civilian job, it is...
  • Guardsman Lauds Employer for Military Support

    08/28/2009 4:07:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 184+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2009 – The past five years have been “the most exciting, dynamic and rewarding” of Brad Sams’ professional career, not because of his success as an attorney, but because of the military opportunities his employer has enabled him to pursue, the Air National Guard major said. “They create a culture that celebrates my involvement and service to this nation, its ideals, its dreams for a better world,” Sams said of his employer, the Marks, O’Neil, O’Brien and Courtney law firm in Wilmington, Del. The firm is recognized as one of the nation’s most supportive employers of National...
  • Gates Calls for Increase of 22,000 Soldiers

    07/20/2009 4:42:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 628+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 20, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today announced plans to add up to 22,000 soldiers to the U.S. Army’s ranks. The plus-up of active duty troops will take the Army from 547,000 to 569,000 forces in what Gates characterized as a temporary increase of the Army’s “end strength” for three fiscal years. “This is an important and necessary step to ensure that we continue to properly support the needs of our commanders in the field while providing relief for our current force and their families,” the secretary told reporters during a Pentagon news conference. Gates pointed...
  • Troop Support Group Hits Target’s Charity Bullseye

    05/28/2009 4:35:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 210+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 28, 2009 – Operation Gratitude will receive $232,948 from Target as part of the company's first online giving campaign. The California-based troop-support group was one of 10 charities selected by Target to receive a percentage of $3 million based on votes cast in its online "Bullseye Gives" contest, hosted by the social-networking Web site Facebook. "I would like to thank everyone who voted for Operation Gratitude,” Carolyn Blashek, Operation Gratitude founder, said. “Each vote paid to send an additional care package to our deployed troops. Target and our voters have truly made a difference to the men...
  • New Kandahar unit prepares for troop increase

    03/18/2009 4:46:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 851+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Staff Sgt. Zachary Wilson, USAF
    3/18/2009 - KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- Kandahar Airfield officials activated the 772nd Expeditionary Airlift Squadron March 15 here as the NATO base prepares for the build-up of forces to support Operation Enduring Freedom. The newest airlift squadron in the Air Force will be flying the C-130J Hercules, and serve under the 451st Air Expeditionary Group to assist with the increase of U.S. troops to the region. One day before the activation ceremony, local missions were being flown by American aircrews when the squadron's first four aircraft arrived at Kandahar Airfield. "Tactical airlift is a high-demand asset here and we...
  • Leaders Begin Troop Withdrawal in Iraq, General Says

    03/09/2009 5:18:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 288+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 9, 2009 – Military leaders in Iraq have begun working toward achieving President Barack Obama’s goal of a complete troop withdrawal from Iraq by the end of 2010, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman said during a briefing from Iraq yesterday. “Between now and September … we’ll be reducing by two brigade combat teams here on the ground in Iraq,” Army Maj. Gen. David Perkins, the command’s director for strategic effects, said. “We’ll also be reducing the number of various enablers.” Enablers are the units that make it possible for the brigade combat teams to carry out their missions,...
  • 50,000 "residual" troops left in Iraq: "anti- terrorism operations"

    02/27/2009 6:13:34 AM PST · by DBCJR · 22 replies · 486+ views
    Vanity | Vanity
    Yesterday Obama announced a new time frame for troop removal with a big surprise. 50,000 troops will remain to do, among other things, "anti- terrorism operations": "President Barack Obama will announce today that most U.S. combat troops will be out of Iraq by Aug. 31, 2010, though thousands will remain behind to support Iraqi forces, two administration officials said. Obama plans to leave 35,000 to 50,000 military personnel in Iraq through 2011 to perform duties such as training, equipping and supporting the Iraqi military and protecting civilian operations. Some of the remaining troops would conduct anti- terrorism operations, the officials...
  • Force Protection Announces $30 Million Force Armor Awards

    12/18/2008 7:05:30 AM PST · by Troll_House_Cookies · 5 replies · 474+ views
    LADSON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Force Protection, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRPT) today announced that Force Protection Industries, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, has received two contract awards from Marine Corps Systems Command for 188 Cougar Exterior Ballistic EFP Kits. These add-on armor packages incorporate the company’s proprietary composite armor solution, Force Armor™. These undefinitized contracts carry a combined dollar value not to exceed $30 million with delivery scheduled for late 2008 and early 2009. Michael Moody, Chief Executive Officer of Force Protection, Inc., commented, “We are very pleased to receive substantial first orders for this new product. We are proud with our research and...
  • Pray for President Bush -- Day 2962; Pray for McCain Palin Day -- 56

    10/23/2008 8:03:27 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 23 replies · 489+ views
    Just think of Him Who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself [reckon up and consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you may not grow weary or exhausted, losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds. Hebrews 12:3 (AMP)
  • Vanity: Media IGNORING Obama/Iraq story!

    09/15/2008 10:49:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 52 replies · 145+ views
    This is so frustrating! Why is the Media/New Media completely ignoring The Obama/Iraq troop withdrawl story? Barely a 30 second mention from Foxnews. I haven't seen Rush say anything about it either. McCain should be getting an ad ready! Fight! Fight! Fight! Go! Go! Go!
  • oe Cook has created his own John McCain commercia

    09/08/2008 6:31:56 AM PDT · by pwatson · 21 replies · 518+ views
    you tube ^ | Joe Cook
    An American Solder makes his own commercial for John McCain. This commercial was done by a local kid in the Walnut Valley at the eastern edge of Los Angeles County. You have to watch the whole thing. When he finishes talking and walks away, you get a sense of how this could be the commercial of the campaign season.
  • America Supports You: Troop-Support Group Leader Earns Award

    08/28/2008 5:35:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 102+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2008 – The founder and president of a home-front support group in the Defense Department’s America Supports You program will be honored tomorrow for her continued support of the troops. Lynelle Chauncey Zelnar of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach will be recognized at the Glory Awards, an annual event hosted by Community Neighborhood Helping in Delray Beach, Fla., which recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations for outstanding volunteerism and community involvement. “I am so excited,” Zelnar said. “Although Forgotten Soldiers Outreach has received many honors, this is the first time I have personally received one for the work not...
  • Cease-Fire Accord Specifies Russian Troop Withdrawal from Georgia

    08/15/2008 5:58:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 166+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2008 – A cease-fire agreement signed today by the president of the former Soviet republic of Georgia calls for Russian troops to immediately leave his country, America’s senior diplomat said in the Georgian capital today. “And now, with the signature of the Georgian president on this cease-fire accord, all Russian troops and any irregular and paramilitary forces that entered with them must leave immediately,” U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said during a news conference in Tbilisi with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili at her side. President Bush dispatched Rice to Europe to assist in resolving a now...
  • Experts question whether Afghan troop surge can work

    07/17/2008 12:36:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 150+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/08 | Jim Mannion
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Pentagon is pushing for more troops to go to Afghanistan but experts question whether a new "surge" can shut down the insurgency flourishing in Pakistan's safe havens. "That's a totally open question," said Michael O'Hanlon, an expert at the Brookings Institution. US commanders in Afghanistan have asked for 10,000 more combat troops for what until recently was thought of as a forgotten war. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday he wanted to send more forces "sooner rather than later." The push comes on the back of a "surge" strategy in Iraq that succeeded in bringing...