October 31, 2006


Click on the link below and have a Happy Halloween!!!


Click on this link: HalloweenScare

October 30, 2006

Iwo Tribute !

October 25, 2006

Young Americans

October 24, 2006

Geopolitics Websites
British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
International Crisis Group (ICG)
National Security Archives

Government Resources
DNI Open Source Center
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
The White House: National Security Page
US Intelligence Community
US House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Group Lists
Center for Defense Information
Terrorist and Insurgent Organizations [Air University Library, Maxwell AFB, AL]

Terrorism News Sources
CNN's Tracking Terror
MSNBC Terrorism and Security News
C-SPAN: Response to Terrorism
The Washington Post: National Security
Yahoo! Terrorism News

Resource Lists
American Library Association: Terrorism Resources
Anti-terrorism Related Information
CQ Press In Context: Terrorism
Disaster and Emergency Management Information Network
Dudley Knox Library, Naval Postgraduate School
Federal Bureau of Investigation: Links
Google Directory: Terrorism
Library of Congress: Terrorism Resources
National Defense University: Research Websites
National Security Institute
Naval War College
Royal College of Defence Studies at the UK's Defence Academy: Web Resources

Research Institutes
Center for Defense Information
Center for Democracy & Technology: Counterterrorism
Center for Non-proliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence
CSIS: Terrorism and Transnational Threats
DFI Government Services
Federation of American Scientists: Intelligence Resource ProgramMadrid11.net
Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism
RAND Corporation
South Asia Terrorism Portal
Terrorism Research Center
The Anti-Defamation League: Counterterrorism
The International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism
Undermining Terrorism (Harvard University website)
University of Arkansas: Sociology & Criminal Justice
United States Institute of Peace

Government Agencies
Department of Homeland Security
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Central Intelligence Agency
Defend America: U.S. Department of Defense News About the War on Terrorism
Defense Intelligence Agency
Department of Homeland Security
Federal Bureau of Investigation: Terrorism
National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)
National Reconnaissance Office
National Security Agency
Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) [US Department of State]Rewards for Justice
US Coast Guard
US Department of Army
US Department of Energy
US Department of State
US Department of the Air Force
US Department of the Navy
US Department of the Treasury
US Department of State Office of Counterterrorism
US Marine Corps: Intelligence Department

Professional Associations
Association for Professionals in Infection Control Bioterrorism Resources
Coalition to Insure Against Terrorism
International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals
International Counter-Terrorism Officers Association (ICTOA)

9/11 Commission Report
US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
Country Reports on Terrorism
Emergency.com - Counterterrorism Operations
NCTC Chronology of Significant International Terrorism for 2004
National Strategy Against Terrorism
Proliferation: Threat and Response
US Department of State: Patterns of Global Terrorism

October 17, 2006


October 16, 2006


Hello everyone,

I am only two weeks from the Marine Corp Marathon, the excitement is too much! I can't believe that it is already here! Many of you have already gotten an email from me but I am sending another one. I have not quit reached my goal and asking that everyone help. Even if it is just five dollars, that five dollars can make a huge difference to a wounded soldier. I have friends going up with me to take pictures and I will be posting them to myspace as well as sending a photo to all those that sponsor me. Forward this to as many people that you can! They can email me, go to myspace( http://www.myspace.com/92309268 ), or to www.operationsecondchance.org I love getting the letters of support and encouragement during my training! I try to answer all of them as quickly as possible. Please help me reach my goal..........................

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter with your busy schedule. I would like to start off by telling you a little about myself. I have been married to a Marine for the past ten years, a mother of four children and a full time student. My schedule is full of all kinds of daily activities, always taking time for personal fitness. I have ran the Naha Marathon, Ayashima Road Race Half Marathon and several 5K fun runs. I have currently set my sight on the Marine Corp Marathon this October 29th.

I know running 26.2 miles is the craziest thing that you have ever heard. Those that have never attempted a marathon will never understand. Just like those who dont serve in the military will never understand the life of a soldier. We are dedicated to an idea of a belief above the average person. You become a family even though you have nothing in common with the person next to you. Still, looking in to their eyes you know that you have walked that persons footsteps. The Marine Corps Marathon combine both the ideas and beliefs of a marathon runner and the Marine Corp traditions, making this the greatest marathon.

Now why do I write all of this? Knowing what it takes to dedicate yourself to something more, I ask for your help. I am not running this race just for myself, I run for all the men and women that put themselves in harms way to protect our country. Operation Second Chance has dedicated themselves to assisting our wounded soldiers in rebuilding their lives. They assist in home remodeling, cost in expense for the family and support in these difficult times. All making it just a little bit easier for them to rebuild their lives.

The organization is run and started by other military wives and parents that felt a need to reach out to our soldiers and their families.

I ask that you support these men and women yourself; and sponsor me in this challenge that I have taken on. My goal is to raise $3,000.00 by the day of the race. You can go to www.operationsecondchance.org and donate at the website. When making the donation please be sure to write sponsoring Monica Preciado. Remember these are the people that gave up everything in order to protect you and your family. A small donation is not much to ask for.

Monica Preciado
c/o Operation Second Chance

October 14, 2006

Military Tribute Song

A couple buddies of mine (country duo Rushlow Harris) wrote a song with a retired SEAL called "Bagpipes Cryin'". Check it out on their website http://www.rushlowharris.com/ They're signed to Toby Keith's record label and the song is shipping to radio now. They're doing an autograph signing at a Ft Bragg PX tomorrow and they tell me that GG Liddy will be using the song next Thursday on his show honoring Medal of Honor recipients. They're also on tour with Toby for the remainder of 2006 if you can catch a show.It doesn't matter if you like country music or not you need to check this out. I promise you'll like it. A great song about honor.

Guess they updated the site since I last looked and shortened the clip to just 30 seconds. The entire song "Bagpipes Cryin'" can be heard on their myspace page www.myspace.com/rushlowharris

October 13, 2006


Go inside the world's most elite, top secret strike force. Their mission is unique, targeted, dangerous...and only National Geographic will go deep into the secret world of US Special Operations. Follow Special Forces into battle and on secret missions in Afghanistan and Iraq as they face situations where honed skill, finely tuned instincts and split-second decision making are the difference between success and failure...between life and death.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6



Part 3 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IePtIkGkiE
part 4 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le9ub2FnrrY
Part 5 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LdIuKH7WPs
Part 6 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyJKEI7tH80

October 12, 2006


October 07, 2006

Miramar Air Show

October 06, 2006

Support the Troops Donation Drive

Hi Susan -

We are under way! I have emailed flyers & the list to the club to begin promoting the donation drive, as well as uploading it on our website www.goldsgym.com/rockvillemd. Paul will have a box for the donations through the weekend and I will deliver a bigger tub next week. I'm very proud to be taking part in this donation drive and hope we bring in a lot of goodies!!


Sandy Berry
East Coast Marketing Manager
Gold's Gym International, Inc.
10201 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
tel 703.376.8219
fax 866.538.3891

October 04, 2006

Videos of Black Hawk Down Incident

Found 2 videos on youtube of the event as CBS and ABC covered it, some graphics images in the ABC one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvmcsTehLUk (ABC News) (are some disturbing images)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMW8VSMZ5uY (CBS News Report)



two more videos from mogadishu not from the 3rd of october tho