HURRICANE KATRINA RELIEF

Friday September 2, 2005

Special website https://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.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

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.

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • National Guard troops sent in to calm chaotic situation (LAT | EB)
  • Thousands more Guard troops dispatched (HC | EB)
  • Deployed LA National Guard soon to be home from Iraq (WP | EB)
  • Soldiers attempt to keep peace amid lawlessness and despair (WSJ | EB)
  • Seattle Guard volunteers head to Gulf Coast (SPI | EB)
  • Army Corps of Engineers say call to action not heeded (MH | EB)
  • Armed Forces retirement home welcomes displaced veterans (WP | EB)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Iraqi Security Force will have embedded U.S. teams for years (WT | EB)
  • First use of Iraqi Air Force carried out (JP/EB)
  • Stampede tragedy brings rival factions together (USAT)
  • Army continues hurricane recovery efforts (ARNEWS)
  • Air strike targets terrorist safe haven in Husaybah (AFIS)
  • 10th Mountain Division Brigade arives in Iraq (Defend America)

OF INTEREST

  • 1,400 National Guard troops per day sent to LA (USAT)
  • Governor warns thugs Troops 'know how to shoot and kill' (CNN.com)
  • Fear of terrorism sets off human tragedy (USAT)
  • Al-Qaeda claim responsibility for London bombings (SDT)
  • Military helicopters dodge bullets over Superdome (Army Times)

WORLD VIEW

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Events

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.

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

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