Field Report #283, August 1, 2007

Pigeon Forge Salutes Military
America's military personnel and civilian first-responders will get a community-wide salute throughout August in the Great Smoky Mountains resort town of Pigeon Forge with an event called Celebrate Freedom!

Hire a Hero
An online nonprofit group is helping servicemembers preparing to transition to the civilian work world connect with solid job opportunities.

Four Ultimate Fighting Championship stars concluded a four-day visit to Soldiers here this week at Camp Vance.

Be your own travel agent.

'Sesame Street' Deployment Show Emmy?
A television special that looks closely at challenges military families face when a parent is deployed has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program.

A new surveillance system that minimizes Soldiers' exposure to harm while providing continual observation in operating areas has been fielded in Iraq after just three weeks of design and manufacturing.

CSA Recognizes Recruiting Missions Met
Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey today visited Mechanicsburg, Pa., recruiters, who met their yearly recruiting mission just six months into the recruiting year.

Whether at home or deployed, you and your family need home and auto insurance. The Army provides medical insurance, but they do not cover your home and automobiles, should anything happen to them.

Associated Press - (APTN)
Jul. 31, 2007. 02:38 PM EST
Members of Congress criticized a possible deal to sell state-of-the-art weapons to Saudi Arabia Tuesday, accusing the oil-rich country of exporting terrorism and acting against American interests. (July 31)

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  • Senate Slumber Party
  • Clinton Aides Enemy With Iraq Questions
  • Members Rebelling From Al Qaeda in Iraq
  • Judge Voids Town's Illegal Immigrant Law

  • Kremlin tactics echo Cold War
  • Becoming a Helicopter Pilot
  • I admit/confess...
  • New & confused
  • couple of questions before i enlist