News Archives For November 2006 Video News
Associated Press - (APTN)
11/29/06 07:41pm UTC
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Peter Pace held a briefing at the Pentagon Wednesday, outlining his role in determining the future of troop levels in Iraq. (Nov. 29)

First "Arctic Wolves" Return From Iraq
Two days after Thanksgiving, the families of the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team had a lot to be thankful for as three planeloads of the “Arctic Wolves” returned from a 16-month deployment to Iraq. more

Soldiers Share Thanksgiving with Iraqis
In 1620, natives of England sailed to the Americas in hopes of a better future, but suffered a devastating first winter. At the beginning of the following fall, 46 of the original 102 pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower to America had died, making the harvest of 1621 a special occasion to the survivors. Soldiers share the true meaning of Thanksgiving with the Iraqi soldiers of the 4th Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division. more

Bikes Or Bust - Toys For Tots
A Huntsville, Alabama radio station disk jockey “Mojo” spent 104 hours on a scissor lift 40 feet in the air. Why? Because he’s crazy? Not really. He braved the elements to add fuel to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots bicycle drive. more

New Fighting Vehicle
A familiar looking vehicle with a new facelift recently arrived in Kuwait to meet the Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable). Though this vehicle may look like the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle of years, this particular HMMWV, or the M1114, is quite different. more Video News
APTN (APTN), World
Sun 19 Nov 2006 09:33 PM EDT
Senator John McCain said more troops must be sent to stabilize Iraq.

Coalition in Iraq Will ‘Succeed Unless We Quit’
bush-sept-sm.jpgPresident Bush acknowledged today the difficulty of the mission in Iraq but insisted, “We’ll succeed unless we quit.” People tend to want instant success in the world, but the task in Iraq and elsewhere in the world countering radical extremism “is going to take awhile,” the president, in Vietnam for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, told reporters. more

Failure in Iraq Would Affect Region
Failure of the coalition and Iraqi government to create a unified, peaceful Iraq would be catastrophic for that country and the region, and would embolden terrorists throughout the world, the directors of the Central Intelligence Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency said here yesterday.

Liveblogging: Unified Endeavor 07-1
U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) has began Unified Endeavor Mission Rehearsal Exercise to prepare the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division for deployment to Afghanistan. USJFCOM's MCC(SW/AW) Chris Hoffpauir will liveblog all day directly from Unified Endeavor 07-1 at Ft. Bragg, N.C. more

Peace in Iraq Possible
Both Iraqi and American leaders believe the Iraqi government can take control of its country and develop a stable nation that is at peace with its neighbors and an ally in the war on terror, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East said here today.
Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, commander of U.S. Central Command, outlined the current situation in Iraq and the way forward. more

Re-enlistment Goal Achieved One Month Early
The Active Army made its fiscal year 2006 retention goal with one month left in the year when the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army re-enlisted a Fort Campbell, Ky., Soldier today. Staff Sgt. Michael Obleton, a truck driver assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), became the 64,200th active Army reenlistment this fiscal year as Gen. Richard Cody hosted the ceremony. more

New Look For Site
Pentagon ceremony that consolidates the Army's key command information organizations and represents an evolution in how the Army communicates. The change brings together the producers of, Soldiers magazine, Army News Service, Hometown News Service, Soldiers Radio and Television, and the Army's Armed Forces Radio and Television Service outlets. more

Veterans There When Needed
President Bush officially declared this week National Veterans Awareness Week and urged all Americans to honor the nation’s 25 million veterans who “stepped forward when America needed them most.” Military members have protected the United States through its history, he said, placing the country’s security before their own lives in a way the country can never repay. “Our veterans represent the best of America, and they deserve the best America can give them,” he said. more

Wounded Warriors Compete in NYC Marathon
Approximately 70 recently disabled war heroes completed the 2006 New York City Marathon Nov. 5. The athletes were part of the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded War Veterans. “We try to catch [the Soldiers] weeks after they have been wounded,” said Mary Bryant, Freedom Team director. “We want them to get active again and encourage them to keep moving. more

Army Building Better Warriors
Soldiers are learning judo, boxing, wrestling, kickboxing, stick fighting and jiu-jitsu prior to deployments, as part of the Modern Army Combative Program. The program “is an excellent training initiative … to make every Soldier a warrior,” said Lt. Col. Thomas Weiss, from the Illinois National Guard. “I am a solid believer in the program.” Weiss said the training provides Soldiers with the ability to fight and win hand-to-hand engagements and gives them added confidence and courage in combat. more

Military Idol Competition a Booster
Thirteen Soldiers are competing through Nov. 5 at Fort Belvoir, Va., for the title of Military Idol, a singing contest based on the premises of FOX Television’s “American Idol.” Military Idol is one of more than 50 programs provided to Soldiers and their families by the U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command. For more details, visit more

New Identity Card More Secure Than Earlier Versions
New identification cards now being issued to some Defense Department employees will help standardize federal work force identification and enhance security, a senior DoD official said here today. more

Terrorists Plan Attacks to Manipulate U.S. Media
Terrorists operating in Iraq are staging attacks that garner negative press coverage so that the American people become soured on the war, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told two radio talk show hosts yesterday. “You know, they're very good at manipulating the American press and managing the news in a way that advantages them and tries to break the will of the American people,” Rumsfeld said. more

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