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USS McCampbell Hosts 9/11 Survivor

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) welcomed retired New York City Fire Department Capt. Alfredo Fuentes, a survivor of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center for a luncheon and tour of the ship Sept. 10. Fuentes's visit to McCampbell was part of his visit to Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka where he served as guest of honor and keynote speaker at the base's annual 9/11 memorial event. The tour began with McCampbell's Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Charles Johnson formally welcoming Fuentes aboard the ship.

Fort Bragg's 108th Military Police Company train with AT-4s for downrange patrols

The 108th Military Police Company honed their skills with the AT-4 anti-tank rocket launcher during a live fire range exercise at Fort Bragg July 27. Anti-tank rockets are an expensive and deadly tool in the arsenal of the 108th MP Co. Downrange, each vehicle carries an AT-4 for use during their many patrol if necessary. "This training helps us downrange by letting the joes know how to utilize the weapon system," said Sgt. 1st Class Fuller Mitchell, a platoon sergeant in 108th MP Co.

Australia to Beef Up Military as Regional Defense Dynamics Shift

Australia plans an overhaul of its armed forces in preparation for a more volatile Asia-Pacific region caused by the United States' fading dominance and China's rise.

Health Officials Discourage Aspirin Use by Troops in Combat Zones

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2009 – The Defense Department is directing servicemembers and government civilians deployed in overseas war zones to refrain from taking aspirin unless under a doctor’s orders, a senior military physician said here today.“Aspirin use for reasons other than medical indications is discouraged,” said Army Col.

Border Agents Complete Customs Course

BASRAH — Ten Department of Border Enforcement trainers graduated from a Customs and Immigration Trainer Course at the Basrah International Airport here, March 18. Completion of  the three-week course is another milestone achievement for the Department of Border Enforcement (DBE) and their Coalition Border Transition Teams as they work together to enhance the capabilities of the DBE and secure the borders of Iraq. “The instructors have been very [well] trained over the past few weeks, training and improving,” said DBE Col.

WHY MERCENARIES SURVIVE AND THRIVE

A NEW ERA: MERCS IN IRAQ

SOF Endorsements for NRA Board

Once again, it is time to elect 26 of the NRA’s Board of Directors. SOF is endorsing, of course, long time lobbyist and Second Amendment activist for the board, Steve Schreiner. He is now on the board and really deserves to be elected. We know of no other director that is anymore committed to working for and defending the Second Amendment. And we all are going to have a lot of “working” and “defending” in the next four years to keep the Obama machine from gobbling up our gun rights. SOF is also pleased to endorse Joseph DeBergalis, who is running for the BOD for the first time.

MUMBAI AND THE SILIGURI GAP

 

IT’S BOMBAY

COMMON SENSE: Privatizing Piracy Protection

WASHINGTON. Piracy has long been the consequence of disorder. America‘s first foreign war—undeclared but authorized by Congress—was waged by President Thomas Jefferson against the Barbary pirates. It is instructive history for those who believe that the problem of Somali piracy can be solved the same way.