Field Report #267, December 1, 2006

Army /Navy Battled In 107th America's Classic
As the sun sank below Philadelphia’s skyline saturday, gold helmets shone under the Lincoln Financial Field lights while the Naval Academy Midshipmen ground out a 26-14 win over the Black Knights of the Military Academy in the 107th Army-Navy football game.

Fisher House Offers Scholarships
The Defense Commissary Agency and the Fisher House Foundation have teamed up for the seventh year to offer educational scholarships to children of military families and retirees.

Actors Visit Troops, Tour Pentagon
Servicemembers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here and the Pentagon weren’t imagining things yesterday; they actually were seeing stars. Four of the stars of the Hallmark Channel’s new movie “The Christmas Card” visited with wounded servicemembers at Walter Reed before stopping at the Pentagon for a tour.

Bikes Or Bust - Toys For Tots
All war and no play? Not for the U.S. Marines. Toys for Tots is the perfect project for your inner child – toys, toys, toys! For the past 55 years, Toys for Tots has distributed toys to the needy children of the community through the generous sponsorship of the United States Marine Corp.

First-Ever Purple Heart Memorial Opens
Servicemembers will receive free admission at Daytona USA throughout November to celebrate Armed Forces Month. All personnel with a military identification card are eligible for the promotion. Family members accompanying ID cardholders will be admitted for $10 to NASCAR's premier attraction in Daytona, FL.

Shipping Packages To Troops? Get It In The Mail!
Military mail headed to other overseas points should be sent by Dec. 11. If you are mailing packages within the U.S. The Postal Service's suggested deadline for sending domestic packages via parcel post is Dec. 13. For parcels sent first class, the deadline is Dec. 18. Customers should ship Priority Mail by Dec. 20 and switch to Express Mail by Dec. 22 and Dec. 23.

Associated Press - (APTN)
Dec. 02, 2006. 06:34 PM EST
President Bush said in his weekly Radio Address that he understands Americans are disturbed by persistent scenes of bloodshed and turmoil nearly four years after the Iraq war began. (Dec. 2)

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  • Iranian leader accuses U.S. of destabilizing Iraq
  • My March Into the Military Academy
  • China building Military Beyond Its Needs
  • 4 members of Guard admit bilking U.S. Army

  • A New Civil War Is Brewing
  • 5 Lessons about terrorists
  • A bit James Bond
  • Combat Aircraft
  • Iran strongest army in the middel east