Tune In Here
I am a Veteran of the United States Army. I served as a member of a Combat Intelligence Unit with HQ INSCOM. I am proud of my service to this Great Nation. I support the dedication of all members and Veterans of the Branches of our Country and NATO. Below are a few tributes I found on YouTube. I neither claim ownership rights nor production credit for this work. Posting them is my way of expressing my continual support and gratitude for the Men and Women of the United States Armed Forces, our International Brothers in Arms, and their families that hold down the “Home Fort”.
(AKA DJ Captain Maverick)
We Remember... Do You?
On the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners. The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and thousands of those working in the buildings. Both towers collapsed within two hours, destroying nearby buildings and damaging others. A third airliner was crashed into the Pentagon. Hijackers had redirected the fourth plane toward Washington, D.C., targeting either the Capitol Building or the White House, but crashed it in a field near Shanksville in rural Pennsylvania after passengers attempted to retake control of the airliner. There were no survivors from any of the flights.
Nearly 3,000 victims and the 19 hijackers died in the attacks. Among the 2,753 victims who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center were 343 firefighters and 60 police officers from New York City and the Port Authority, and 8 private emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Another 184 people were killed in the attack on the Pentagon. The overwhelming majority of casualties were civilians, including nationals of over 70 countries.
Suspicion quickly fell on al-Qaeda. Its leader Osama bin Laden initially denied involvement, but in 2004 he finally claimed responsibility for the attacks. Al-Qaeda and bin Laden cited U.S. support of Israel, the presence of US troops in Saudi Arabia, and sanctions against Iraq as motives for the attacks. The United States responded to the attacks by launching the War on Terror, invading Afghanistan to depose the Taliban, who had harbored al-Qaeda members, and by enacting the USA PATRIOT Act. It was not until May 2011 that bin Laden was found and killed. Many other countries also strengthened their anti-terrorism legislation and expanded law enforcement powers. Some American stock exchanges stayed closed for the rest of the week following the attack and posted enormous losses on reopening, especially in the airline and insurance industries. The destruction of billions of dollars' worth of office space caused serious damage to the economy of Lower Manhattan.
The damage to the Pentagon was cleared and repaired within a year, and the Pentagon Memorial was built adjacent to the building. The rebuilding of the World Trade Center site began in 2002 and remains ongoing. Ground was broken for the Flight 93 National Memorial on November 8, 2009, and the first phase of construction is expected to be ready for the 10th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2011.
OPERATION GOTHIC SERPENT
For personal reasons, Operation Gothic Serpent holds a special place for me. Gothic Serpent was a military operation conducted by special operations forces of the United States with the primary mission of capturing warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. The operation took place in Somalia, Africa from August to October 1993 and was supervised by the Joint Special Operations Command. As part of the operation, the soldiers were deployed in a mission to arrest two of Aidid's Lieutenants. The result of that mission – executed under the command of Gothic Serpent – became known as the Battle of Mogadishu, or "The Battle of the Black Sea" to those who fought in it.
These next two video slideshows (American Soldier and Beauty In War) were put together by DJ Sarge and DJ Boss Lady. It features images taken by DJ Sarge himself while deployed in Afghanistan.
Persian Gulf War I
(aka Desert Storm)
The Persian Gulf War (August 2, 1990 – February 28, 1991),
commonly referred to as simply the Gulf War, was a war waged by a
U.N.-authorized coalition force from thirty-four nations led by the United
States, against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of the State
(aka Second Indonesian War)
The Vietnam War was a Cold War-era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other anti-communist nations. The Viet Cong, a lightly armed South Vietnamese communist-controlled common front, largely fought a guerrilla war against anti-communist forces in the region. The Vietnam People's Army (North Vietnamese Army) engaged in a more conventional war, at times committing large units into battle. U.S. and South Vietnamese forces relied on air superiority and overwhelming firepower to conduct search and destroy operations, involving ground forces, artillery and airstrikes.
The Korean War (25 June 1950 – armistice signed 27 July
1953) was a conventional war between South Korea, supported by the United
Nations, and North Korea, supported by the People's Republic of China (PRC),
with military material aid from the Soviet Union. The war was a result of the
physical division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the
conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War II.
Tribute to the US Military. Set to the tunes of AC/DC
Tribute to the quick and safe return of our troops from battle. You are all dearly missed.
Tribute to the US Army Rangers set to the tunes of Breaking Benjamin's Blow Me Away