Saturday, February 28, 2009
"Paul Harvey, the news commentator and talk-radio pioneer whose staccato style made him one of the nation's most familiar voices, died Saturday in Arizona, FOX News has confirmed. He was 90."
February 28, 2009: "Canadian troops are now using their CH-146 helicopters for night time IED (roadside bomb) patrols in Afghanistan. The CH-146 pilots are equipped with night vision goggles (which helicopter pilots have been using for over two decades), while the helicopter carries a high resolution reconnaissance pod, that enables the operator to zoom in for a close look on anything below, and at quite a distance. The patrols examine roads used by Canadian troops, for evidence of freshly planted IEDs, and reports the locations to engineers (who will clear them after daybreak). If the choppers catch the Taliban placing a bomb, the helicopter's machine-guns will be used to attack the IED crew."
"A U.S. Soldier looks into the dark ruins of a royal tomb near the Great Ziggurat of Ur, Feb. 9, 2009. The tombs were built more than 4,000 years ago in the Sumerian city of Ur in ancient Mesopotamia, near present-day Nasiriyah, Iraq. Photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Marasky, 407th Air Expeditionary Group Public Affairs."