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Month: July 2004

Our expanded mission at Operation Give

Our expanded mission at Operation Give

Monday, July 19, 2004 Our expanded mission at Operation Give. As I attempted to visualize the direction of Operation Give I was reminded of an experience I had while delivering toys to children in the oncology ward of a children’s hospital in downtown Baghdad. It was as if a light went on as the picture became clear, as I reflected on the details of that event. It came to me how the mission of Operation Give needed to evolve, enlarging…

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Mountain Rain, Why we went to Iraq, Operation Give

Mountain Rain, Why we went to Iraq, Operation Give

Saturday, July 17, 2004 Mountain Rain Once again I have escaped from the constant pull of my normal distraction filled life, to find solace in the quiet surroundings of the Jordanelle Reservoir, hoping to gather my thoughts and feelings of this past week. As lightening sporadically lights up the evening sky followed by the subsequent sounds of thunder reverberating throughout the Rocky Mountains, the soothing sound of falling rain accompanied with the cool mountain breezes, calms every part of my…

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Operation Give Drive in Utah!

Operation Give Drive in Utah!

The next Operation Give drive will be set into motion this coming Monday. It will end the last of August. During this drive, we will be collecting items for hygiene kits, things like shampoo, combs, brushes, bars of soap, hand towels and the like. Of course, we will continue to collect toys for the children! We wish to thank Andrea Ivie, owner of Aspen Salons, for offering her salons as drop-off places for the drive. Beyond that, she has organized…

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Worthy Cause

Worthy Cause

Winds of Change (as seen on our blogroll) has been a HUGE supporter of the Chief and Operation Give. Because of this, we wish to support them in a worthy cause that they have started. Click here to read more.

The Chief to be on NBC

The Chief to be on NBC

The Chief will be on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw either Wednesday or Thursday night. They aren’t certain at this time. A 3-4 minute segment, don’t miss it! UPDATE: NBC has informed us that the segment will air on Thurday evening. UPDATE II: It has been delayed again. We are now waiting to find out when it will air.

Good Stuff: July 2004

Good Stuff: July 2004

My concerns with the current state and use of the Guard and Reserves Wednesday, July 28, 2004 As I look back over the past 34 years that I have proudly served my country in the National Guard I have seen the purpose, function, mission, and use of what used to be called the colonial militia change drastically. From president to president, from era to era, our role has evolved to where we are today, heavily dependant on those soldiers who…

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