Support Our Troops

Thursday December 29, 2005

America Supports You
"America Supports You" is a nationwide program launched by the Department of Defense that showcases the many ways America is showing its support for service members and their families.

- The program is designed to gather information about and recognize the many activities Americans are doing to support our troops. More importantly, "America Supports You " lets service members and their families know about these programs.

- Individuals or groups can join the "America Supports You" team by submitting information about their activities through the official website at www.americasupportsyou.mil.

- The website offers detailed information on the program, including materials such as press kits, downloadable logos, stories of support, and an ever-growing page of responses from service members around the world.

- Operation Hero Miles
Operation Hero Miles, established by the Fisher House Foundation , offers Americans the opportunity to donate their unused airline sky miles to wounded troops and their families for visits to medical facilities and trips home. Click here to learn more.

- More Troop Support
Read about many other programs available for supporting our troops. Go to www.army.mil/howyoucanhelp.

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Secretary of Defense honors Bayonet Soldiers (ARNEWS)
  • Guard Prepares to Respond to Oklahoma, Texas Wildfires (AFIS)
  • 2 for 1 Tickets to the Army All American Bowl (WOAI.Com)
  • KFOR troops give blankets on Christmas Day (ARNEWS)
  • U.S. Army Task Force Foils Terrorist Bombings (AFIS)
  • Army worried about Blogs (The Inquirer)
  • U.S. Army Doctor Delivers Iraqi Election-Day Baby (Scimitar)
  • Army's accounting faltered, GAO audit claims (MH)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Kurds Preparing Takeover; U.S. Exit Strategy At Risk (EB/MH)
  • Official Cites Tough, But Surmountable, Challenges for Iraqis (AFIS)
  • In Training for Iraq, Learning to Work as a Team (NYT)
  • Slide show for "Learning to Work as a Team" (NYT)
  • Only One Medal Of Honor Given In Conflicts In Iraq, Afghanistan (EB/USAT)
  • U.N. Observer in Baghdad Calls the Voting Valid (NYT)
  • Coalition Aircrews Fly Combat, Support Missions Dec. 27 (AFIS)
  • Al-qaeda terror threat in Asia more diffuse and difficult (Manorama Online)
  • In Baghdad, Realtors Struggle With the Realty of War (WP)

OF INTEREST

  • The struggle over military recruitment of students (CSM)
  • Three military spots dropped in command chain (MH)
  • Peace On Earth? Increasingly, Yes. (EB/WP)
  • Commander quells rumors of early return (AJC)
  • U.S. Says It Didn't Target Muslims (WP)
  • Chiefs Demoted in Pentagon Succession Line (DMN)

WORLD VIEW

  • Suicide bomb kills Iraqi police (BBC News)
  • Bomber kills 3 at Israeli checkpoint (Reuters)
  • Fugitive Taleban leader sentenced (BBC News)
  • Civil Defense Gears Up for Haj Operation (Arab News)
  • Three Britons kidnapped in Gaza amid poll tensions (The Guardian)
  • China slams Japan over suicide allegations (China Daily)

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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

'AmericaSupportsYou.mil'...find[s] out from all across the country what people are doing to be supportive of the troops and the families of the troops. And they've listed these things about what individuals are doing, classrooms, organizations, clubs, corporations, states, departments and agencies. And it has been a wonderful thing, because it tells something about the heart of America and the support that exists out there for the men and women in uniform who are doing such a superb job.(Transcript)

Donald H. Rumsfeld
Secretary of Defense

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