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September 26, 1990
Navy Lt. Jerry A. Waddell and Navy Fireman Benjamin E. Weston recently returned from deployment to the Mediterranean Sea while serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower, homeported in Norfolk, Va.During the six-month deployment, they participated in various exercises and operations, including Operation Desert Shield.At the start of Operation Desert Shield, the Eisenhower and its battle group was directed to the Red Sea where they conducted maritime interception operations and coordinated with air, ground, and Naval components of the multinational force in the region.
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January 28, 1991
The United States is paying for the Persian Gulf War with a tin cup, a credit card and an open checkbook. But a war tax? Not now, not soon, perhaps not ever. President Bush is against a tax boost; so is House Speaker Tom Foley, although he does not totally rule one out if the conflict drags on.Chariness about having the cost of war hit the home front repeats the Vietnam War experience. That struggle went on for four years before a surtax was imposed, despite accurate warnings that guns and butter, without pain, would trigger higher deficits and runaway inflation.
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By Dallas Morning News | November 23, 1990
Postal authorities say packages mailed to military personnel in the Middle East should have been mailed by Nov. 16 to arrive by Dec. 25. Holiday cards and letters should arrive on time if they are mailed by Nov. 26.On packages for a particular service member, be sure to include complete name and APO or FPO number, which acts like a ZIP code. To speed delivery, send first-class.To reach an unspecified service member, use one of the addresses below. To speed delivery, send first-class.For Army, Air Force and Marine personnel on the ground in Saudi Arabia:Any Service MemberOperation Desert ShieldAPO New York 09848-0006For Navy and Marine personnel on ships:Any Service MemberOperation Desert ShieldFPO New York 09866-0006*Recommended gifts: Board games, paperback books, footballs and other sports equipment, sunscreen, sunglasses, visors and hats.
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By Ellen Uzelac and Ellen Uzelac,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 26, 1991
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Like a mantra, you hear it over and JTC over again in this military town: "It's what he's trained for."With 30,000 troops from neighboring Fort Bragg on duty in the Persian Gulf, spouses seem to offer up the explanation as a kind of emotional salve."
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By Cox News Service | October 24, 1990
Whether sending a food care package across town or around the world, there are some do's and don'ts that apply to the U.S. Postal Service and other commercial mail services, such as Federal Express and United Parcel Service. With the holidays coming, advance planning is a must.When it comes to the government service, Nancy Hertel, communications manager for the Phoenix post office, said the most expedient way to send food is by express mail. For most locations in the United States, this will mean your package will be delivered the next day. An example of cost is $8.75 for 8 ounces and $12 for 2 pounds.
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By Randi Henderson | January 17, 1991
An Ellicott City company with a contract to produce body bags has been besieged by calls from the press, ever since several news reports named the C. R. Daniels Co. as a maker of what the Department of Defense calls "pouches for human remains.""We have had calls from all of the networks, from all kinds of publications," said Hugh Blaha, vice president of the company. "We will not discuss any defense contract that we have."The company, which makes canvas bags, received a $294,015 contract from the Defense Department last month.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | December 11, 1990
WASHINGTON -- The cost of the U.S. military buildup could double the current Pentagon estimate -- to more than $30 billion in 1991 -- as an additional 200,000 troops head for the Persian Gulf, defense officials said yesterday.That amount -- nearly $100 million a day -- would balloon even higher if hostilities erupt, added the officials. They said no cost estimates were available for combat.The United States plans to have more than 400,000 troops in the region by the end of next month. Administration officials have said they may order a military strike after Jan. 15 if Saddam Hussein's forces have not left Kuwait by then.
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By Los Angeles Times | November 23, 1990
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Army, facing unprecedented turmoil in its ranks as a result of Operation Desert Shield, has proposed a halt in the departure of soldiers who have fulfilled their terms of service or chosen to retire, Pentagon officials said yesterday.The recommendation, which the Army is to present today to Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney for approval, is intended to shore up Army forces at a time when 40 percent of the troops are either in the Middle East or bound for the region.The move comes less than two weeks after the Pentagon announced that it would dispatch as many as 200,000 additional troops to the Persian Gulf, where 240,000 already are in place.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Evening Sun Staff | December 28, 1990
At first, there was some debate at Baltimore's Glen Avenue fire station about how to incorporate Operation Desert Shield into the station's annual Christmas garden."
NEWS
January 6, 1991
JOPPA'S KORDEK TRAINED IN REPAIRSArmy National Guard Pfc Edward M. Kordek, son of Stephen M. and Theresa Kordek of Joppa, has completed an aircraft/missile systems repairer course at Fort Eustis, Newport News, Va.The course was designed to train students to repair missile armament systems by troubleshooting and repairing solid state circuitry and mechanical devices.Kordek, is a 1990 graduate of Joppatowne High School.EDGEWOOD GRADUATE PART OF DESERT SHIELDNavy Airman Robert N. Albritton has been deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Desert Shield while serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga,homeported in Mayport, Fla.Operation Desert Shield is the largest deployment of U.S. military forces since Vietnam.
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By Marc LeGoff and Marc LeGoff,Staff writer | January 20, 1991
After serving five months in Saudi Arabia, Air Force Sgt. Steven D. Houck knew that the Jan. 15 deadline for Iraqi troops to pull out of Kuwait was drawing close. He was prepared to go to war and do his part to preserve world order.About the last place he expected to be Jan. 15 was Columbia.But on Jan. 10, with a PCS -- permanent change of station -- assignment, Houck boarded a plane to come home. He will transfer to an Air Force base in Turkey in early March."I knew I had a PCS coming up around this time," the security police specialist said.
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By Randi Henderson | January 17, 1991
An Ellicott City company with a contract to produce body bags has been besieged by calls from the press, ever since several news reports named the C. R. Daniels Co. as a maker of what the Department of Defense calls "pouches for human remains.""We have had calls from all of the networks, from all kinds of publications," said Hugh Blaha, vice president of the company. "We will not discuss any defense contract that we have."The company, which makes canvas bags, received a $294,015 contract from the Defense Department last month.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Staff writer | January 9, 1991
Lord, Lord, we got to stop the hating,And no time for trying,When the kids are going hungry,And the good men are dying,It's got to be now, now, now,Got to be now,We got to have peace,Peace, Lord, we got to have peace."
NEWS
January 6, 1991
JOPPA'S KORDEK TRAINED IN REPAIRSArmy National Guard Pfc Edward M. Kordek, son of Stephen M. and Theresa Kordek of Joppa, has completed an aircraft/missile systems repairer course at Fort Eustis, Newport News, Va.The course was designed to train students to repair missile armament systems by troubleshooting and repairing solid state circuitry and mechanical devices.Kordek, is a 1990 graduate of Joppatowne High School.EDGEWOOD GRADUATE PART OF DESERT SHIELDNavy Airman Robert N. Albritton has been deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Desert Shield while serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga,homeported in Mayport, Fla.Operation Desert Shield is the largest deployment of U.S. military forces since Vietnam.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 31, 1990
EASTERN SAUDI ARABIA -- For Sgt. Brenda Bidwell, the battle in the Saudi desert has already begun. Disease-bearing agents have overrun her camp, threatening the intestinal well-being of every soldier here.Since her military police battalion arrived in Saudi Arabia from Fort Meade Dec. 9, Sergeant Bidwell has come face-to-face with the enemy -- a variety of Muscidae, more commonly known to Brenda Bidwell as "filth flies." Last week, she received a special package to complete her arsenal of defensive weapons.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Evening Sun Staff | December 28, 1990
At first, there was some debate at Baltimore's Glen Avenue fire station about how to incorporate Operation Desert Shield into the station's annual Christmas garden."
NEWS
By Los Angeles Times | November 10, 1990
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military has abandoned plans to rotate U.S. troops serving in the desert of Saudi Arabia, which means that the 240,000 currently deployed there can expect to stay until the Persian Gulf crisis is over, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney said yesterday.President Bush's decision to build up the gulf force by more than 200,000 troops brought an end totentative Pentagon plans to start rotating units out after six months, beginning about the first of the year."The new deployment that we've begun yesterday should be thought of as a net addition to the forces that are already in the theater," Mr. Cheney said.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | December 23, 1990
Four days before Christmas, nine county families have gathered in the library at North Carroll High School, where the orchestral sounds of "Winter Wonderland" drift in from a distant room.Almost instantly, conversation between mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, begins. It is not the yuletide that has brought these families, mostly from Hampstead and Manchester, together.The bond is their sons -- sons who may never have passed one another in the halls of their alma mater and who never may meet on the sands of an unfamiliar desert thousands of miles away.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | December 11, 1990
WASHINGTON -- The cost of the U.S. military buildup could double the current Pentagon estimate -- to more than $30 billion in 1991 -- as an additional 200,000 troops head for the Persian Gulf, defense officials said yesterday.That amount -- nearly $100 million a day -- would balloon even higher if hostilities erupt, added the officials. They said no cost estimates were available for combat.The United States plans to have more than 400,000 troops in the region by the end of next month. Administration officials have said they may order a military strike after Jan. 15 if Saddam Hussein's forces have not left Kuwait by then.
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