Monthly Archive

2011
Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 175 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

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Memorial Day - 2011

Ben and Elaina 29 May 2011 Ben Morton answered America’s call from Kansas.  He joined the Army and served in Korea, then reenlisted and served as an infantry Sergeant in Mosul, Iraq.  On t... read more..

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Ranger to be awarded the Medal of Honor

The White House Office of the Press SecretaryFor Immediate ReleaseMay 31, 2011 ADVISORY: President Obama to Award Medal of Honor On July 12th, President Barack Obama will award Sergeant First Class... read more..

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Soldiers' Angels June Newsletter 2011

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Biogas Comes to Afghanistan

08 Jun 2011 Thanks to a Gurkha Soldier, biogas has come to Afghanistan.  In a nutshell, during a British Army tracking school in Borneo, a Gurkha named Lalit convinced me to research biogas for read more..

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Rest in Peace our Brothers

09 June 2011 Today, a couple of messages came in from Air Force Combat Search and Rescue personnel.  The first message, reprinted below, caused me to stop and read it a couple of times.  It read more..

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Trust and Incompatibility

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Afghanistan is making undeniable progress, but it could all unravel

19 June 2011KABUL, AFGHANISTAN It's time to make big decisions. These decisions will have a huge impact on the future of Afghanistan. The biggest question at hand: How many troops will we keep here a read more..

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AFP Interview with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

Portion on AfghanistanDate:  Thursday, June 23, 2011 ------------------------- Q:  OK, so, if you don't mind, we'd like to start on Afghanistan.  And we'd like you, if you can, to de... read more..

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Eight suicide bombers killed by Afghan National Police forces in Kabul

29 June 2011 وزارت امورداخله جمهوری اسلامی افغانستاندافغانستان داسلامی جمهوریت دکورنیو چارو وزارتMinistry of Interior of Islamic Republic of Afghanistanریاست عمومی دفترد رسنیو او عامه اړیکو ریاسترياس... read more..

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Message From Secretary Gates

29 June 2011 The message below is going out this morning to all US military personnel, active and reserve, around the world: TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES: TOMORROW, 30 JUNE... read more..

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Cheering for Mass Murder

(a quick, unedited message from Kabul) Hotel Under Fire 29 June 2011Kabul, Afghanistan There is heavy security around Kabul.  A “ring of steel,” as they call it, which is under Afghan authorit read more..

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Correction: Haqqani leader who supported Kabul attack killed in precision airstrike

From: IJC Media Operations.OrgDate: June 30, 2011 20:31:13 GMT+04:30To: Undisclosed recipients:;Subject: Correction:  Haqqani leader who supported Kabul attack killed in precision airstrike - IJC... read more..

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Soldiers' Angels July Newsletter 2011

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Lahu Skin Disease

4 July 2011Kandahar, Afghanistan An email came from Audra Morgan, an American friend in northern Thailand.  Audra writes: "The Lahu tribe has a repeating genetic flaw that causes skin with no... read more..

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235 Troops Reenlist

04 July 2011 On the 4th of July, General David Petraeus reenlists 235 troops in Kandahar, Afghanistan. read more..

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The Snapper

Bomb Tricks and Techniques in Afghanistan 07 July 2011 CIVCAS (civilian casualties) are a huge problem for our side and for the enemy.  The enemy causes far more CIVCAS but as outsiders our m... read more..

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Low Metal Content

Bomb Tricks and Techniques in Afghanistan 08 July 2011 The enemy sees our people use metal detectors every day.  Last time I was with the British, hardly a step was taken without waving the d... read more..

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IJC: Change of Command

And a Few Thoughts IJC INVITES MEDIA TOISAF Joint Command Official Change of Command Ceremony KABUL, Afghanistan (July 9) – Media are invited to attend the change of command ceremony when Lt. Gen. D... read more..


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Rule of Law

Partners in Law 13 July 2011Kandahar, Afghanistan Most Afghans hate warlords.  Most Afghans hate the Taliban.  When the warlords ruled Afghanistan it was lawless, and so many people welcom... read more..

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Left of Bang

14 July 2011 A few years ago, a British officer said to me they want to get as far left of bang as possible.  The farther left of bang, the better.  Right of bang is a crater and a memori read more..

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A Fine Talk by Joe Galloway

Published: 23 July 2011Joe Galloway, at the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, 2000 Convention "Thanks to all of you for giving me the honor of speaking to you. I have got to tell you that lookin... read more..

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Taliban Attacking More Children

26 July 2011Zhari District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan Over the past several days there have been news stories here in Afghanistan about the Taliban strangling an 8-year-old boy.   The ... read more..

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More Flak from Military Public Affairs

29 July 2011 Over the past seven years, there has been a long string of issues flowing from military public affairs officers.  Most of the PAs have been professional, but on balance the expe... read more..

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The Texan Who Would Be King

02 August 2011 Zhari District, Kandahar Province, AfghanistanWith 4-4CAV, Task Force Spartan, Regional Command South You meet the most interesting people in war. War draws a “Who’s Who” of nation read more..

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Day of The Deployed

HOEVEN CALLS FOR NATIONAL “DAY OF THE DEPLOYED”TO RECOGNIZE SOLDIERS’ SACRIFICES Soldiers’ Angels Thanks Hoeven for Introducing Senate Resolution Soldiers’ Angels gratefully announces the support of... read more..

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Onward

Operation Flintlock 06 August 2011Zhari District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan A tragic loss of dozens of Americans and Afghan partners has occurred.  Apparently their helicopter was shot dow... read more..

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