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Edition: Fri, September 02, 2005
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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

The recovery will take years. This is going to be a difficult road. The challenges we face on the ground are unprecedented, but there is no doubt in my mind that we are going to succeed.

Michael Chertoff
Homeland Security Secretary

TODAY'S FOCUS

HURRICANE KATRINA RELIEF

Special website http://www.army.mil/katrina/index.html
for Hurricane Katrina Relief



In the wake of the terrible disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Army is working in conjunction with the other Armed Services, Federal Agencies, and state and local agencies to rush repairs, help, comfort and security to the ravaged communites A concerted effort by these organizations is the first step toward rebuilding life as was enjoyed just a few short days ago. This site serves as a one-stop point for information, help resources and current news about the recovery process.

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V J DAY - Formal Surrender of Japan, 2 September 1945

On September 2, 1945, at the port of Yokohama, General of the Army Douglas MacArthur , delegates of the Allied Powers, senior U.S. military officers and a contingent of media representatives boarded the U.S. Navy destroyers Nicholas, Buchanan and Taylor.

Japan's delegates were taken to the vicinity by the destroyer Lansdowne and were transferred to a small boat to the Missouri. After finishing his introductory statement, General MacArthur directed the representatives of Japan to sign the two Instruments of Surrender, one each for the Allied and Japanese governments.

Foreign Minister Shigemitsu signed, followed by General Umezu. General MacArthur then led the Allied delegations in signing, first Fleet Admiral Nimitz as United States Representative, then the representatives of China, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, Australia, Canada, France, The Netherlands and New Zealand.

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Army Ten-Miler Announcement:

Army Ten-Miler seeks two recent OIF Soldiers (male and female) who are running in this year's Army Ten-Miler for possible inclusion in a press conference on 30 Sep 05 in Arlington, VA. Contact: Roxana Hoveyda:Roxana.hoveyda@fmmc.army.mil.
Please provide tour & running information.

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