Field Report #285, September 1, 2007

Soldiers Earn Stars for Bravery in Iraq
At the 230th Navy Armory in Millington, Tennesee on Saturday, August 25, 2007, David Tiedeman an Inactive National Reservist from Colorado and Bob Betterton of Memphis Tennessee received respectively a Silver Star and a Bronze Star with Valor for “gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States.”

A $20,000 lump-sum Critical Skills Accession Bonus is being offered to active-duty enlisted Soldiers who complete the Criminal Investigation Command Special Agent Warrant Officer Basic Course by Sept. 30, 2008.

Army Takes On Payday Loans
Everyone's heard the familiar radio spots cajoling people to take out a payday loan, which is paid back when your paycheck arrives. It sounds easy enough.

Army Football Military Appreciation Day
The Army Athletic Association will kick off the football season with Military Appreciation Day during West Point's Sept. 8 contest against Rhode Island at historic Michie Stadium.

Between physical and fiscal challenges, severely injured servicemembers and spouses who don’t hold college degrees may find earning one a bit daunting. The University of Idaho is working to change that.

The Importance of Flood Insurance
Record flooding in Ohio last week was a startling realization to many military personnel of the threat floods pose to homeowners at anytime, anywhere.

Four recovery teams from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command recently completed JPAC's 100th recovery mission in the Lao People's Democratic Republic, recovering possible human remains and personal effects. more

Associated Press - (APTN)
Aug. 28, 2007. 04:37 AM EST
A report published in Newsweek magazine states that U.S. troops came so close to Osama bin Laden's hideout along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the winter of 2004-2005 that word was almost given to kill the al-Qaeda leader. (Aug. 28)

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