March 14, 2001 |
Denora Borja is a working mother in San Mateo, Calif., with three children. So why is she featured in a U.S. Army recruitment commercial running on Spanish-language television? "Our research tells us that we've got to do things differently to appeal to the Latino market," said Maj. Gen. Dennis D. Cavin, commander of the Army Recruiting Command. "You have to recognize that the mother is a dominant influence in Latino families in terms of big decisions."
October 3, 1987 |
The Senate, anticipating a U.S.-Soviet agreement to eliminate all intermediate-range nuclear missiles, on Friday approved a first step toward modernizing part of this country's arsenal of shorter-range nuclear weapons on the European continent. Accepting arguments that improving such weapons could help compensate for those to be destroyed under the treaty, the Senate agreed to let the Army begin studying the need for a nuclear warhead for its Tactical Missile System--known by the acronym ATACMS.
May 10, 1992 |
Four thousand Army soldiers and Marines sent to quell the recent week's civil disorders were sent home Saturday from riot-scarred Los Angeles, leaving the streets patrolled by National Guard units and a battle-weary police force demoralized by public bickering over their readiness and performance during the unrest.
January 28, 1991 |
American commanders have warned Army doctors that some front-line U.S. combat units can be expected to suffer casualties of 10% over 30 days under current plans for a ground offensive against Iraq, according to officers familiar with the official estimate.
August 25, 1990 |
An Army Reserve water-transportation unit with about 100 members in Southern California, including Orange County, has been placed on alert status for a possible call to active duty, military officials announced in Los Alamitos on Friday. The unit placed on alert is the 316th Quartermaster Company, based at Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego County. Officials said they could not immediately determine how many of the reservists in the unit are Orange County residents. Maj. Gen. Theodore W.
February 24, 1991 |
Through the powerful night-vision gun sights, they looked like ghostly sheep flushed from a pen--Iraqi infantrymen bewildered and terrified, jarred from sleep and fleeing their bunkers under a hellish fire. One by one, they were cut down by attackers they could not see or understand. Some were blown to bits by bursts of 30-millimeter exploding cannon shells. One man dropped, writhed on the ground, then struggled to his feet; another burst of fire tore him apart.
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February 24, 1991 |
The squad leader knelt in the bone-dry earth, his gaze roving slowly over the green-and-yellow painted faces before him. "Our mission," he said gravely as he jabbed a stick at a tiny toy truck in the sand, "is to destroy, and to get whatever information we can from this ambush." As he issued orders to his soldiers, a second squad was already elbowing its way through the crackling brush, preparing to respond to a deadly sniper attack. Another squad was combing a nearby hill on reconnaissance.
September 5, 1987 |
A plague of fire continued its unchecked course through the brush and timberland of California on Friday, driving at least 15,000 people from their homes, blackening nearly 600 square miles of watershed and closing campgrounds to Labor Day vacationers. The largest fire, a 100,000-acre blaze threatening the Tuolumne City and Groveland communities, was still out of control and moving in the direction of Yosemite National Park, where a separate fire was already burning near Cherry Creek.
December 3, 1990 |
The Persian Gulf crisis has sharpened a dispute over the U.S. Army's desire to expand its main desert warfare training center at Ft. Irwin, a sprawling, 1,000-square-mile facility in an isolated area of San Bernardino County. The expansion plan, which would add almost 250,000 acres to the Army's land, has moved slowly because of local opposition.
March 22, 1996 |
The Army announced plans Thursday to tighten its regulations for dealing with extremist activities in its ranks in order to make it easier for officers and sergeants to stop soldiers from wearing hate-group emblems and hanging Nazi flags in their barracks. The move, part of a package of new measures ordered by Secretary of the Army Togo West Jr., followed the recommendations of an emergency panel that studied the situation after two soldiers were charged in the murder of a black couple near Ft.