Tuesday, December 19, 2006

82nd Airborne

82nd Airborne Division: "The 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, provides the ability to begin executing a strategic airborne forcible entry into any area of the world within 18 hours of notification. Their primary mission is airfield and seaport seizure. Once on the ground, they provide the secured terrain and facilities to rapidly receive additional combat forces. The division is the nation's strategic offensive force, maintaining the highest state of combat readiness.
On any day, a third of the division is on mission cycle, ready to respond to any contingency. Another third is on a wartime training cycle, and the rest of the division is on support cycle. These support units prepare vehicles and equipment for deployment and support such other division and post activities.
As the largest parachute force in the free world, the 82d Airborne Division is trained to deploy anywhere, at any time, to fight upon arrival and to win. From cook to computer operator, from infantryman or engineer, every soldier in the 82d is airborne qualified. Almost every piece of divisional combat equipment can be dropped by parachute onto the field of battle. "

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Army Financial News

Thrift Savings Plan provides important benefits to Soldiers: Dec 11, 2006
BY Sgt. Sara Wood
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Dec. 11, 2006) - More servicemembers need to take advantage of the Thrift Savings Plan, because it's an attractive investment option with unique benefits for military members, the military officer in charge of the Armed Forces Tax Council said.

TSP, a retirement savings plan for servicemembers and civilian federal employees, right now draws participation from about half of the military, Army Maj. John Johnson, director of the Armed Forces Tax Council, said in an interview. "

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

So Brave Song

This is from another military mom who has a son arriving home from Iraq in 2 weeks. Click on the CD to hear the song and then order from the official web site by clicking on the title above.

"Military Mothers and Supporters of SO BRAVE,

The debut of SO BRAVE on ABC RADIO Station KSFO AM 560 San Francisco took place
today on Melanie Morgan’s Talk Show! Melanie has posted the CD and its link on
the front page of the KSFO Website! http://www.KSFO.com Now, an update on the
inspiration for the song, Jonathan will be returning home in less than 2 weeks!
Just in time to be with me at the scheduled appearance at Ft. Bragg December
15th & 16th. He is coming home in time for Christmas! Thank you all for
emails full of prayers & well wishes for my son and his best friend Brandon
in Baghdad.

Godspeed, Angela Lashley… Jonathan’s Mom"