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AirForce doing it right

F16_missing_frmtion Luke AFB is west of Phoenix and is rapidly being surrounded by civilization
that complains about the noise from the base and its planes, forgetting that
it was there long before they were.

A certain lieutenant colonel at Luke AFB deserves a big pat on the back.
Apparently, an individual who lives somewhere near Luke AFB wrote the local
paper complaining about a group of F-16s that disturbed his/her day at the
mall. When that individual read the response from a Luke AFB officer, it
must have stung quite a bit.

The complaint:

"Question of the day for Luke Air Force Base: Whom do we thank for the
morning air show?

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Gen. Peter Pace Sees Positive 'Sea Change' in Iraq

G_paceGen. Peter Pace Sees Positive 'Sea Change' in Iraq In his most optimistic remarks since the U.S. troop buildup began, Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday that Iraq has undergone a "sea change" in security in recent months, and that this will influence his recommendation to President Bush on how long to continue the current

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Tribes sign peace agreement in Diyala

Shk TIKRIT — Key tribal leaders from the Ubaidi and Anbakia tribes signed a peace agreement July 10 during a meeting at the Baqubah Government Center to end tribal conflicts that have been occurring for decades and stand together against al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations.

“The strength of the tribes comes from the sheiks’ courage,” said Col. David W. Sutherland, commander, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

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Preparing to Fire


Sgt. Richardson, of Ariz., 1st Lt.  Atwood, of Texas, and Staff Sgt.  Mullahy, Ill. take cover while Mullahy prepares to fire an AT4 rocket launcher at an insurgent position during a firefight in Baghdad's Adhamiyah neighborhood June 16 that ended with one insurgent dead and three captured. All three Soldiers are with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, based in Schweinfurt, Germany. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Pryor.

Happy Independence Day!


In a short time you will be sitting with friends and celebrating one of


’s biggest holidays. However, when was the last time you really understood what the day was about and why our warriors are out forward projecting what is crucial and just? This 4th of July, take a couple seconds; think about our warriors kicking ass and taking names and all of those who have gone before them, especially our founding fathers and think about the below information. Semper Fidelis and Happy Independence Day!.

Independence Day - 4 July 1776.

The United States Declaration of Independence was an act of the Second Continental Congress, adopted on July 4, 1776, which declared that the Thirteen Colonies were independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain. The document, formally entitled The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America and written chiefly by Thomas Jefferson, explained the justifications for secession from the British crown, and was an expansion of the Lee Resolution (passed by Congress on July 2), which first proclaimed independence. An engrossed copy of the Declaration was signed by most of the delegates on August 2 and is now on display in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

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