Monday, July 7, 2008


Well, Dear Gentle Reader(s), have you been going to the Centcom website?  No?  Well, here's an example of the information available to you, from Centcom, on a fairly regular basis.

These are the stories available in Centcom's "Latest News Feed" on July 7, 2008:

Funding improves Iraqi economy, infrastructure

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 03:23 AM CDT

FOB ISKAN (July 3, 2008) – Coalition forces continue to help Iraq revitalize itself through infrastructure projects.

Troops give shoes, toys to Djibouti orphans

Posted: 03 Jul 2008 03:16 AM CDT

DJIBOUTI (July3, 2008) – Troops distributed shoes and toys to children June 28 at the Saint Francis of Notre Dame Orphanage.

Students keep water flowing to farms

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 02:49 AM CDT

FOB KALSU, Iraq (July 2, 2008) – Students of the Village of Hope in Hawr Rajab began cleaning irrigation canals June 26.

Medics vaccinate Afghan villagers in Parwan

Posted: 02 Jul 2008 02:44 AM CDT

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (June 30, 2008) – Afghan doctors and Coalition medics hosted a village medical outreach June 26.

Colonel: Enemy neutralized in east Anbar

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 02:46 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (July 1, 2008) – The enemy in eastern Anbar province has been neutralized, the Coalition commander in the area said June 30.

Troops treat 870 Iraqi civilians

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 02:36 AM CDT

FALLUJAH, Iraq (July 1, 2008) – Two two Cooperative Medical Engagements provided medical care to more than 870 Iraqis, June 24 and 25.


Not bad, eh?  There is only one military activity listed.  The good news is that the U.S. military is assisting locals, from Djibouti, at the mouth of the Red Sea, to Afghanistan.  While we might be engaged in a war of choice in Iraq and a war of necessity in Afghanistan, we are also engaged in making life a little easier for some of the stricken residents of this part of the world.

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