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Army engineers take on new role in Iraq

JSS CONDOR — For many Soldiers here, the new “advise and assist” mission requires a rethinking of traditional roles in a stability operations environment. The engineers of 2nd Platoon, Company E, 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, are no different. Some people associate engineers here with route clearance missions, but that's only a small portion of the much larger skill set these Soldiers are learning to apply in new ways. Based at Contingency Operating Site Hunter in southern Maysan province, and attached to 2nd Squadron, 13th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Saber,

AQI and ISI members pursued by Iraqi Police, 5 suspects arrested

Iraqi Police arrested five suspected members of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) and the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) terrorist organizations today during two joint security operations conducted in Diyala and Salah ad Din Provinces.   In Saytiyah, located approximately 110 km northeast of Baghdad, Iraqi Police and U.S. advisors searched for an alleged member of ISI, who is known to be directly linked to AQI. The warranted individual is suspected of facilitating attacks in Baghdad from remote locations in Diyala Province.

Forces Clear Taliban From Northern Afghan Province

More than 750 Afghan and international forces in recent days completed the largest operation to date in Afghanistan's Kunduz province, clearing the northern border area of hundreds of insurgent fighters, military officials reported. The combined forces conducted operations Nov. 1 - 6 in the province's northern region bordering Turkmenistan, killing more than 130 insurgents, including eight Taliban commanders.

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Birthday Message from Commanding Officer

  As we celebrate the 234th anniversary of the founding of our Corps, take pride in your contributions to our great nation, our great Corps and our great base.  It is teamwork and each Marine's commitment to the team that is the strength of our Corps.  So it is, too, for this iconic base of Marines, this home of expeditionary forces in readiness.

Hurricane Hunters fly into Ida

The Air Force Reserve's Hurricane Hunters are flying non-stop into Hurricane Ida collecting critical weather data as the storm enters the Gulf of Mexico. The Hurricane Hunters of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron are assigned to the 403rd Wing and stationed at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The team of reservists collected data to help determine the storm was gaining strength as it passed the Yucatan peninsula.

Combat ID technology evaluated in joint exercise

The largest exercise designed to examine advanced combat identification technologies that can reduce the risk of fratricide on future battlefields wrapped up recently. The U.S. Joint Forces Command exercise, Bold Quest 2009, was held at both Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. The joint exercise included participants from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division; the Marines, the Air Force, the Navy, and 10 partner nations. The exercise allowed U.S.

Command element Marines maintain marksmanship

Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s command element sustained their shooting abilities while on board USS Bonhomme Richard Nov. 8.

 

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Republican Establishment: Will There Be Accountability?

The November 3 elections showed that President Obama and his statist allies in Congress have set off a political tsunami.
It seems to be obvious to all who were watching (supposedly the President was not, if you believe anything the White House says) that the huge reversal of Democrat and Republican margins from 2008 to 2009 in Virginia and New Jersey were an amazing reversal. Virginia in 2008 went 53 percent for Obama, but a year later only 41 percent went for Democrat gubernat