By unitedweroll on May 27, 2013 | In Military News and Support
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Tuesday 05/28/13 1:00pm- 2:00pm Central (Live)
Wednesday 05/29/13 6:00pm- 7:00pm Central (Repeat)
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We thank you for joining us on Tuesday, May 28th of 2013.
This Tuesday, we are honored to bring a new visit with 1LT Amanda C Nerg, who is an outstanding example of the very special men and women who step up to take on the job of serving in our Armed Forces as they protect our country and our freedom. This visit comes from the Transit Center at Manas in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan.
Join us next week as we will bring more new visits from deployed members in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan and in Afghanistan.
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376 Air Expeditionary Wing
Interview #1 (appr 1:12pm) - 1LT Amanda C Nerg
376th ECS and TSC - Transit Center at Manas
Republic of Kyrgyzstan
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By unitedweroll on May 27, 2013 | In Military News and Support
Memorial Day is only one of 365 days per year in which we have the opportunity to give thanks to the men and women who have served to protect our country and our freedom. We also give our deepest gratitude to those who continue to serve and their families so that we may continue to enjoy Liberty, Freedom and the American Way of Life.
Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. This is a time for quiet reflection and prayer on the deep meaning of this day and of the commitment made by our Fallen Heroes.
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.
The preferred name for the holiday gradually changed from "Decoration Day" to "Memorial Day", which was first used in 1882. It did not become more common until after World War II, and was not declared the official name by Federal law until 1967. On June 28, 1968, the Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which moved four holidays, including Memorial Day, from their traditional dates to a specified Monday in order to create a convenient three-day weekend. The change moved Memorial Day from its traditional May 30 date to the last Monday in May. The law took effect at the federal level in 1971.
Memorial or Decoration Day is not to be confused with Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. This day, or alternative dates, are also recognized as special days for war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918.
America's Wars (compliments of http://www.history.com/topics/americas-wars)
Dates: 1775 - 1783
Where: Eastern seaboard of North America
How It Ended: The Treaty of Paris was signed on Sept. 3, 1783
American Battle Deaths: 4,435 (approx.)
War of 1812
Dates: 1812 - 1815
Where: Canada, Eastern seaboard of the United States, Great Lakes and Lake Champlain
How It Ended: The Treaty of Ghent was signed on Dec. 24, 1814. Unaware of the treaty, Gen. Andrew Jackson engaged and crushed the British at the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815.
American Battle Deaths: 2,260 (approx.)
Dates: 1846 - 1848
Where: Mexico and southwestern United States, including modern-day Texas, California and New Mexico
How It Ended: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on Feb. 2, 1848.
American Battle Deaths: 1,733 (approx.)
Dates: 1861 - 1865
Where: Primarily in the Eastern half of the United States (east of the Mississippi River)
How It Ended: Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at the small settlement of Appomattox Court House in southwestern Virginia on April 9, 1865.
American Battle Deaths: Union forces 140,414 and Confederate forces 74,524 (approx.)
Dates: April 25 - Aug. 12, 1898
Where: Mainly in the Spanish possessions of Cuba and the Philippines
How It Ended: The Treaty of Paris was signed on Dec. 10, 1898.
American Battle Deaths: 385 (approx.)
World War I
Dates: 1914 - 1918
Where: The Atlantic Ocean and Europe
How It Ended: Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919.
American Battle Deaths: 53,402 (approx.)
World War II
Dates: 1939 - 1945
Where: Europe, North Africa, Asia, Australia, and Pacific islands including Hawaii, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
How It Ended: Japan was the last Axis power to surrender on August 14, 1945, after the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
American Battle Deaths: 291,557 (approx.)
Dates: 1950 - 1953
Where: North and South Korea
How It Ended: The war reached a stalemate in June 1951. An armistice was finally reached on July 27, 1953.
American Battle Deaths: 33,741 (approx.)
Dates: 1954 - 1975
Where: Southeast Asia
How It Ended: The U.S. withdrew after a ceasefire in 1973. North Vietnam proved victorious with the Fall of Saigon in April 1975.
American Battle Deaths: 47,424 (approx.)
Persian Gulf War
Dates: August 1990 - April 1991
Where: Iraq and Kuwait
How It Ended: After a four-day ground war, an American-led coalition declared victory. A cease-fire agreement was signed on April 9, 1991.
American Battle Deaths: 147 (approx.)
War in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom)
Dates: Oct. 7, 2001 - Conflict continues...
American Battle Deaths: more than 2,000 to date
Iraq War (Operation Iraqi Freedom)
Dates: March 19, 2003 - Conflict continues...
American Battle Deaths: more than 4,400 to date
Sources: Wikipedia and History.com
By unitedweroll on May 25, 2013 | In Military News and Support
Like Guardian Angels, military members once again assisted first responders during the aftermath of the horrific tornadoes in Oklahoma.
Literally giving the shirt off his back, TSgt Drew Stanley helped Sandra Adams after she was rescued from the rubble of her home.
Face of Defense: Airman Aids Victim of Oklahoma Tornado Strike
By Army Spc. Daniel Nelson
145th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
MOORE, Okla., May 24, 2013 - As a community shatters in the wake of a deadly EF-5 tornado, ordinary citizens become heroes as they give selflessly to those directly affected. Many who answer the call to help are volunteers or first responders, but others are reacting to the Moore tornado as citizen soldiers and airmen serving their communities.
Sandra Adams, 65, was in bed when her 88-year-old mother came to get her to take cover in a bathtub along with the family dog, Duke. With wind speeds of more than 200 mph, Adams remembers the sound of the tornado as it passed overhead, tearing up everything it came into contact with.
"It got really loud as the tornado came closer, the lights went out and everything around us began falling inward on top of us," Adams said. "I could see through some of the debris that there was even more debris flying around overhead. Once all of the chaos was over, I could see some light through the stuff now on top of us. That's when I knew my house was gone."
With the tornado now passed, Adams and her mother found themselves buried in their bathtub unable to dig their way out. They had no choice but to wait until someone could make their way through the rubble that once was her neighborhood.
"I had just one oxygen bottle with less than 30 minutes of use left on it when a 13-year old boy found us," Adams said. "He yelled to me that he was going to have to get some bigger guys to help get me out."
It took four men to dig Adams and her mother out of their debris-covered bathtub and carry them to a place where they could receive medical treatment and wait for transportation to the nearest hospital. Little did Adams know that she would soon meet a member of the Oklahoma Air National Guard, who would leave a lasting impression.
Fellow Moore resident, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Drew Stanley, was at work at the Will Rogers Air National Guard Base when the reports of the tornado began being televised. Stanley, an air cargo specialist for the logistical readiness squadron, 137th Air Refueling Wing, Oklahoma Air National Guard, watched as local meteorologists projected the tornado would pass over his house.
"I drove home to make sure my roommates and dogs were going to be pulled out of the storm cellar," Stanley said. "I had been through a tornado a year earlier and knew that police officers would block off the area to people who weren't first responders."
Fortunately, his home was not in the direct path of the tornado. So Stanley turned his focus on making sure his family members, who also live in the area, were safe. He then responded to radio broadcasts that the nearby Briarwood Elementary had been hit with children inside.
"I headed that direction to help, but the traffic was so bad I had to pull over and began running to help," Stanley said. "With power lines down and the neighborhood being completely cut off from vehicle access, getting in to check for people was difficult."
A police officer on the scene saw Stanley in his Air Force uniform and waved him down to have him help administer aid to victims that were emerging from the rubble and storm cellars. Stanley suddenly found himself in the middle of the chaos, standing on rubble piles that were once occupied houses, and providing first aid.
"I never made it to the school because victims began coming out before I made it there, so I began immediate first aid with the first responders in the area," Stanley said.
Stanley was about to meet Adams for the first time.
"When I found Sandra, she was shaking so hard," Stanley recalled. "I gave her my [Air Force] blouse after asking her if she was cold. I then began treating her for shock; everyone was in shock."
The deadly tornado that ripped through the quiet communities of Newcastle, Moore and southeast Oklahoma City is responsible for more than 20 deaths, including 10 children, just a day after another tornado took the lives of two people in Shawnee 30 miles to the east of Oklahoma City. Damages are estimated to be more than $2 billion.
The lives of many people changed in the aftermath of the deadly tornado, but the two strangers, who would have otherwise never met, were able to leave a positive light on a tragic incident. Adams was determined to find the owner of the Air Force blouse once she was safe and stable in a local hospital. So, she used local media to set up a meeting with her Air Force rescuer.
With a smile on his face and a handful of flowers, Stanley walked into Adams' hospital room for what would be their second meeting. This time, it was on more pleasant terms, with Adams giving Stanley a big hug in appreciation, his military blouse returned with many thanks.
"It's great seeing that she is fine," Stanley said. "I'm glad I could bring a little light on such a devastating situation."
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By unitedweroll on May 22, 2013 | In Military News and Support
Note from Stardust Radio Network - If you have families of deployed members in your area who may have been affected by the recent tornadoes, please be sure to check on them.
OK tornado affects 33K Airmen who must log in to AFPAAS
Release No: 097
May 21, 2013
by Debbie Gildea
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – More than 33,000 total force in the Oklahoma area may have been affected by recent tornados that leveled neighborhoods in and around Moore and Oklahoma City, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. To ensure those Airmen and their families are accounted for and have access to assistance, AFPC has activated the Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System.
AFPAAS is a web-based application used to account for and assess the needs of the Air Force total force including active-duty Airmen, selected Reserve members, Department of the Air Force and non-appropriated fund civilian employees, Air Force contractors overseas, and family members affected by disasters, said Brian Angell, AFPC personnel readiness chief.
“Following the devastating tornados in Oklahoma, the Air Force Crisis Action Team directed 100 percent accountability of all personnel residing, on leave in or on temporary duty to the impacted area,” said Angell. “All Airmen must account for themselves and for their family members, and if Airmen unable to do so, their units can account for them.”
Airmen affected by the Oklahoma tornado should log into AFPAAS and complete a needs assessment survey which tells their leaders that they need help.
“The Tinker Airman and Family Readiness Center has activated the Emergency Family
Assistance Center and teams of volunteers are standing by to help our Airmen and their families,” Angell said.
First, however, Airmen must go to https://afpaas.af.mil, login, account for themselves and complete the needs assessment, if applicable. AFPAAS can also be accessed from the Air Force Portal, and the Air Force Personnel Center website at www.afpc.af.mil.
“Tornados are not uncommon this time of year, and summer hurricanes will soon be upon us,” said Angell. “Airmen need to become familiar with AFPAAS and ensure they can access the site if necessary before a disaster occurs.”
For more information about personnel issues, visit the myPers website at https://mypers.af.mil.
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