Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Camp Katrina and US Central Command Blogs

If you want to know about some of the great humanitarian work our military is doing, check out this new blog - CAMP KATRINA - which shares stories and pictures from soldiers who served in operation Vigilant Relief, as well as highlighting the other great humanitarian efforts of the US military.

The blog is run by Spc. Phil Van Treuren, a legal specialist from the Ohio Army National Guard JAG Corps. It was originally started to tell the stories of soldiers deployed to the New Orleans area in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster. It has now expanded its venue to include stories from soldiers' humanitarian efforts all around the globe.

A description of the site says:

[Camp Katrina will] highlight the entire compassionate side of our military that is often overlooked . . . from hurricane rescue efforts to aid missions overseas.

The military’s primary responsibility will always be to win victory in battle, but we do much more than just kill people and break things. Camp Katrina is proud to highlight stories of our armed forces' humanitarian efforts here and around the world.

We at Camp Katrina believe that the United States military is the greatest defender of freedom and the most virtuous humanitarian force in the world. If you come across any stories, pics or news links that reflect this view, please give Camp Katrina a heads-up.

Check it out! And while you are at it, check out U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) for news about Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. I'm putting both sites on my blogroll.

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