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In early 2005, with most media only reporting the bad things happening in Iraq and none of the good, NewsBlaze started the "Support Our Troops" section, to show the other side of the story, with soldiers in Iraq sending stories.

Travel back in time, to see stories of Iraqis receiving clean running water where none was before, schools opening, health improvements, local economies improving. Stories of Iraqis, living just miles apart who never spoke to each other, working together to improve their own security, coached and encouraged by American heroes.

Stories of Iraqis helping to find bombs, insurgents, weapons caches; stories of Iraqi soldiers, learning to serve their country and learning to think for themselves rather than being told what to do, as they were under Saddam. Discover the hidden truth.

Especially see how the sons and daughters of America give their all for their country and the world, in ways the complainers cannot understand. We love them all.

Support Our Troops, Read Their Stories

In addition to reacting to multiple training scenarios focused on containing situations quickly and with minimal force, Soldiers gained a solid understanding of the different equipment and capabilities.
07:02 Mar 13, 2014
Maj. Kopczynski will succeed Lt. Col. Marcus Thomas, who has served as the director since March, 2010.
16:59 Feb 8, 2014
Problems addressed by the students included topics such as the correlation between sleep and grades, eye color and the ability to see colors, or the effects of genetically modified organisms.
14:39 Jan 23, 2014
It can be difficult to give time, money and resources, but Soldiers in a local Army unit manage to do all that for a good cause.
04:06 Jan 15, 2014
Both Soldiers were attending a funeral for a fellow combat veteran when an accident occurred at a nearby intersection. They heard the crash while outside the funeral and immediately went into action.
12:39 Jan 13, 2014
Candidates for the SAMC spent numerous hours committing themselves in preparing for the board proceedings. Being a member of the SAMC is about being a strong disciplined leader that positively represents the U.S. Army.
07:56 Jan 9, 2014
The South Carolina National Guardsmen performed tasks on the Avenger Trainer and Stinger Training. This completed the second phase of their four phase training exercise to validate the unit for their deployment.
10:15 Jan 8, 2014
To give the kids more contexts, Benitezpenuelas also invited Soldiers from Alpha Battery, Fires Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment to give a demonstration on the M777A2 Howitzer.
09:49 Jan 8, 2014
The 11th Aviation Command recognized that there were aviation maintenance personnel from the New York National Guard mobilizing at Fort Hood and created a mutually beneficial arrangement: a hands-on training opportunity for the National Guard Soldie
19:11 Jan 7, 2014
During this last step of a deployment, understanding the process will assist the military personnel and their families effectively navigate the return home.
12:32 Jan 5, 2014
Over 150 spectators braved freezing temperatures and 15 mph winds to watch 166th Aviation Brigade's second Annual Turkey Bowl at the Smith Middle School stadium
00:46 Dec 22, 2013
The military police trained, reviewed, and practiced skills such as entry control point operations, quick reaction force operations, and base defense operations.
19:10 Dec 21, 2013
Twenty Michigan National Guard Soldiers from the 1460thout of Midland, Michigan walked alongside and rode the float while tossing candy to parade spectators. They will be deploying soon and activities like this helps boost Soldier morale.
14:24 Dec 21, 2013
The run tested cardio endurance while being challenged by steep hills. The ruck march tested each Soldier's ability to carry weight over distance combined with speed.
13:54 Dec 21, 2013
The transition from high school to college is a difficult process, but for Mariessa, her upbringing as a military child has prepared her for that moment.
01:23 Dec 17, 2013
The ride teamed experience with inexperienced riders, but it gave all the motorcyclists an opportunity to gain group experience on their ride to Cloudcroft, N.M.
04:31 Dec 13, 2013
Many Soldiers were scheduled to return in November, before Thanksgiving, said Col. William Chlebowski, Commander, 177th AR Bde.
15:24 Dec 6, 2013
Col. Thombleson will succeed the current Director, Col. Jerry Hadley, who retires at the end of December after 28 years of distinguished military service.
17:19 Nov 30, 2013
When an email was sent out from the Fort Bliss School Liaison Office asking for volunteers from Fort Bliss to help the school, Redhawk and Black Scorpion decided to step in and help the community.
02:45 Nov 29, 2013
In his role as the national-level personnel director for both Army and Air National Guard, soon-to-be Brig. Gen. Denton will be responsible for plans, programs and policies associated with individual and unit readiness
23:42 Nov 28, 2013

From Around The Web

Military Connection, the most comprehensive military site on the web, connecting military families to jobs, support, government departments, health information and more.

Blackfive, a great mil blog
Always promoting other people and groups, supports the military, cares for the wounded, remembers the fallen and honors the sacrifices.

Talking With Heroes
Bob Calvert talks to military men and women, supporters in the US and overseas.

The Hire A Hero network helps Military members network and find meaningful employment.

Danger Close by Michael Yon
Michael Yon does great work, telling soldier stories from the front lines.

Mark Eichenlaub's blog
Documenting Saddam Hussein's State Sponsorship of Terrorism.
and his original NewsBlaze story:

Al Qaida Leaders Caught or Killed, Linked to Saddam's Regime 'Hearts and Minds' Reaps Friendship Amongst Fellow Policemen in Hawijah

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For those who like to talk about Bush's Iraq WMD lies, this site has some enlightening quotes.

NewsBlaze Op-ed response to Nick Meo story, Memo to Nick Meo Daily Telegraph

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