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Archive for April 2009

Rule By Popularity and Media Hype

April 30, 2009

What has the media focused on since Obama has come to office? Well, first of all, they seem obessessed with how it has affected racial issues. Does anyone really believe that 100 days is enough time for any change to really take effect on a national level? Let’s be serious. Local change can occur at […]

Wednesday Hero: Sgt. Kenneth G. Ross

April 29, 2009

This Week’s Post Was Suggested & Written By Mary Ann Sgt. Kenneth G. Ross24 years old from Tucson, Arizona7th Battalion, 159th Aviation RegimentSeptember 25, 2005 “He believed in serving his country,” said Ross’ father, David C. Ross. Gary Anderson, Ross’ best friend and an Army infantry veteran who served nine months in Afghanistan and 11 […]

Wednesday Hero: Leonel Yanex

April 22, 2009

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Leonel Yanez Operations Specialist 3rd Class Leonel Yanez (Right), from Huntington Park, Calif., monitors a radar screen in the Combat Direction Center aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. These brave men and women […]

Meet Twister!

April 17, 2009

I have been off line for a week. For those regular readers, I apologize. We got a dog—well, actually a puppy. We’ve been promising the kids that once we bought a house, we would get a dog. Well, having bought said house last fall, you can imagine what the kids have been asking for. Up […]

Wednesday Hero–PFC Alan R. Blohm

April 16, 2009

Pfc. Alan R. Blohm21 years old from Kenai, Alaska425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry DivisionDecember 31, 2006 Alan R. Blohm enlisted in the Army in 2004 because “He wanted to serve the country,” his brother Jeremy said. “His grandfather had been in the Army, and it’s just something he […]

Wednesday Hero – Medal Awards Ceremony

April 1, 2009

Spc. Jeffrey Scantlin, Sgt. 1st Class Erich Phillips, Sgt. John Hayes, 1st Lt. Aaron Thurman, Sgt. Hector Chavez and Spc. Tyler Hanson2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment In the early morning hours of July 13, 2008, Soldiers from Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment were not thinking about medals as they […]