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'STARS AND STRIPES SALUTES `AMERICA` ON MEMORIAL DAY` 2O11`

Repost/Request/'STARS&STRIPES SALUTES` US INDEPENDENCE DAY`04/JULY/2011`

`STARS&STRIPES SALUTES USA VETERANS ON MEMORIAL DAY`

`MONIQUE OF PP AND MEMBERS`THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF STARS&STRIPES SITE`

COPY OF US VETERANS HOME PAGE TRIBUTES FOR CD DISC RECORDING



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'IN THE NEWS TODAY~DEADLY TOLL CASUALTIES'

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`STARS&STRIPES` SALUTING USA VETERANS `UPDATE`02'13'10`~Revised`

("Revised")STARS & STRIPES ` SALUTING USA VETERANS!`UPDATES

STARS&STRIPES: ATTENTION /IMPORTANT NOTICE! TO ALL USA VETERANS

' `*`STARS&STRIPES '`*`SALUTES `UPDATE OF NEW SALUTES TO USA VETERANS AND HONORS !USA AIR FORCE VETERANS!

' `*`STARS&STRIPES '`*`SALUTES `UPDATE OF NEW SALUTES TO USA VETERANS AND HONORS !USA AIR FORCE VETERANS!

`STARS&STRIPES SALUTES US`MILITARY MEDICAL HAITI AIRLIFTS`

STARS & STRIPES SALUTE OUR DEAR BROTHER `THOMAS SAMOTH`

`STARS&STRIPES SALUTES ALL USA VETERANS!

`STARS AND STRIPES TO SALUTE USA VETERANS!

REPLY TO ANNAGALLYSANDJAMES ON NAME REMOVAL

`STARS&STRIPES SALUTES US`MILITARY MEDICAL HAITI AIRLIFTS`

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`STARS AND STRPES SALUTES US MILITARY MEDICAL AIRLIFTS FROM HAITI`

(In The News)
`GOD BLESS AMERICA, HAITI VICTIMS, ALL INVOLVED IN RESCUE ATTEMPTS
AND OUR US MILITARY TROOPS`!`

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(On the Homefront)
PLEASE CHECK OUR HOME PAGE FOR `NEW SALUTES`
`TO STARS&STRIPES US VETERANS`
`THANK-YOU FOR YOUR RECENT SALUTES!
'2010'
Stars&Stripes
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`US MILITARY IN THE NEWS`!

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US military resumes medical airlifts from Haiti
Feb 1, 2010 (9:45a CST)
By JENNIFER KAY  (Associated Press Writer)

MIAMI -  The U.S. military has resumed the airlifts that brought hundreds of Haitian earthquake victims to hospitals in the United States, ending a four-day suspension, a military spokesman said Monday.

U.S. Army Col. Gregory Kane in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince said that a medical evacuation flight left Haiti for the United States on Sunday night, though he gave no details.

The White House said earlier that a suspension imposed on Wednesday was being lifted because it has been assured that there is space for the patients at U.S. and foreign hospitals.

White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said in a statement late Sunday that the White House received assurances that additional medical capacity exists in the U.S. and among its international partners for the patients.

"We determined that we can resume these critical flights," Vietor said. "Patients are being identified for transfer, doctors are making sure that it is safe for them to fly, and we are preparing specific in-flight pediatric care aboard the aircraft where needed."

Exactly what led to the suspension on Wednesday of medical evacuation flights was unclear, though military officials have said some states refused to take patients.

Officials in Florida, one of the main destinations for military flights leaving Haiti, say no patients were ever turned away. However, the suspension took effect after Florida Gov. Charlie Crist sent a letter Tuesday to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius saying the state's hospitals were reaching a saturation point.

The letter also asked for federal help paying for patient expenses - a request Crist on Sunday said could have been misinterpreted. He also said federal officials have indicated he would receive help covering the costs, totaling more than $7 million.

Other flights have continued to carry U.S. citizens and other mostly non-injured passengers. Military planes carrying 700 U.S. citizens, legal residents and other foreign nationals landed in central Florida over the weekend, and three of those people required medical care at hospitals, state officials said. However, Florida had not received any critical patients needing urgent care since the halt, said Sterling Ivey, the governor's spokesman.

"We're welcoming Haitians with open arms and probably done more than any other state and are happy to continue to do so," Crist told ABC News' "Good Morning America" on Sunday.

Col. Rick Kaiser said Sunday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been asked to build a 250-bed tent hospital in Haiti to relieve pressure on locations where earthquake victims are being treated under tarpaulins.

Several hospitals in Port-au-Prince were damaged or destroyed in the Jan. 12 earthquake.

U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth Merten said about 435 earthquake victims had been evacuated before the suspension.

Individual hospitals were still able to arrange private medical flights - such as one Sunday that brought three critically ill children to hospitals in Philadelphia.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia said the trio arrived Sunday afternoon. One is a 5-year-old girl with tetanus, the second, a 14-month-old boy with pneumonia. The third, a baby suffering from severe burns from sun exposure after the quake, was transferred to another area hospital.

Doctors have said the makeshift facilities in Haiti aren't equipped to treat such critical conditions and warn that patients in similar condition could die if they aren't treated in U.S. hospitals.

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`US VETERANS SALUTE`

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``Stars&Stripes Forever``
'2010'~ 01/02/10

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