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January 10, 2006

In other news...

An activity the MSM doesn't seem to care about continues - in addition to all other duties in the GWOT.

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Local Pakistanis receive medical treatment at the U.S. 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan, on January 5, 2005. The United States military is participating in Operation Lifeline, the Pakistani-led relief operation designed to aid victims of the devastating earthquake that struck the region October 8, 2005. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Barry Loo).
Emphasis in the caption is mine.

The Kansas City area is participating - our Army Reserve Chinook unit, Company B, 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment in Olathe, is deployed in support of Earthquake relief. The were diverted from their skedded deployment to Afghanistan over the mountains to Pakistan. Yes, Virginia, we're diverting assets from the war to help these people survive the winter. The MSM isn't covering *us* doing this - so I'm sure they aren't covering anyone else, either. Does anyone know what other nations are still involved trying to help the Pakistanis deal with winter?

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A CH-47 Chinook helicopter of the Army Reserve's Company B, 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, makes uses of a tight landing zone during a relief flight to a remote Pakistan village.