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The US Military is not just about warfare.  These people also do great things to help others in life-threatening situations.  Here are a few examples:

Our US Navy docked an aircraft carrier in Indonesia when the tsunami devastated their coastline population.  Their nuclear power plant powered emergency facilities of their largest port city.  Their helicopters provided medical help, food and safe water to villages trapped further inland, evacuated the seriously injured, and treated them in three hospitals onboard the carrier.

When the earthquake hit Haiti, the US Air Force used Golden Hawk surveillance aircraft to map the area and determine where help was most needed.  Medical paratroopers parachuted supplies and personnel to aid the victims and provide emergency relief in inaccessible areas.  The airport, built to handle 13 aircraft per day, was upgraded by the US Military to handle 113 aircraft per day, with::

  • Transport and storage of relief supplies,
  • A beefed up runway to handle large cargo aircraft,
  • Fuel from harbored military vessels to keep these planes flying, and
  • Other rescue operations.

Our US Military saved countless lives and empowered humanitarian groups to accomplish their ministry to one of the poorest nations in our hemisphere.

The US Military continues to help Japan to overcome the damage from the tsunami and earthquake that devastated their nation, including the damage to their nuclear power facilities.

A US Air Force group called "Guardian Angels" were preparing for a training exercise that turned into a real rescue mission.  Here is their story reported in the "Daily Report" a publication of the Air Force Association.

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Guardian Angels of the 563rd Rescue Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., parachuted into the Pacific Ocean and treated two critically injured Chinese fishermen after their fishing boat caught fire and sank. A Venezuelan boat picked up the Chinese fishermen and radioed for help, which prompted the 563rd RQG to respond. "We were preparing for the [Angel Thunder] training exercise when we were notified of what was going on," said 1st Lt. Ben Schmidt, 48th Rescue Squadron combat rescue officer, in a May 7 release [of "Listpilot" an Air Force web publication]. "As a Guardian Angel, this is what we are trained and equipped to do, so there is no better way to show our capabilities." The Guardian Angels, consisting of combat rescue officers and pararescuemen, flew nearly 11 hours in an HC-130J, parachuted over the Pacific, and boarded the Venezuelan boat, where they assessed and stabilized the injured fishermen, according to a May 4 release [also in Listpilot]. Once they reached Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the Guardian Angels airlifted the fishermen to a burn facility in La Jolla, Calif. Angel Thunder, the world's largest combat search and rescue exercise, kicked off May 4 and will go through May 17.

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Did you hear or read about this in the "lamestream" media?  No?  Why is that NOT newsworthy?

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Comment by Skip Peters on May 16, 2014 at 5:06pm
That is what America was once know for the help they gave to help others in need and that came from our Christian back ground as a nation. America was once the Shinning Light on the Sea in the Air and Ground. That light started to go out during the years of Vietnam and that generation of protesters are now running a the Light switch.
Comment by Prof. Charles Xavier on May 14, 2014 at 12:57pm

Hello Roger; I don't like the way our military is used - and abused -  by the rogue government. I don't like the way returning vets are considered terrorists. I'm aghast that Air Force inductees are forced to attend a mosque at Lackland  AFB; and they're getting converts, creating a fifth column within our own military. I respect vets, and my page [http://profilesincourage.wordpress.com/ ] is dedicated to them.

Respecting your viewpoint; it still sticks in my craw that we must be the worlds "Boy Scout" when charity should begin at home. With all the battles we're facing on the home front, ( I need not elaborate)  I'm one of many who thinks that some of them should be positioned in California, Arizona, and Texas to help secure our borders, because of the OTM's that get in and threaten our security.  P.S. This is a very good post. Take care, "X"

Comment by Joseph A.Vargas on May 14, 2014 at 10:04am

Why are we spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in jet fuel rescuing Chinese citizens when their own government doesn't give a damned about them?  I hate to sound heartless, but.....  Do you think for one second that the chinese would do the same for a few of our citizens?  Our money would have been better spent killing terrorists instead of being the worlds' lifeguard.

Comment by Lynnie Redd on May 14, 2014 at 12:40am

Thank you for this informative story.  Fox News ought to be able to share the tale of the US AF "Guardian Angels" with

the Nation. Does Fox know about it?


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Comment by Roger O'Daniel on May 14, 2014 at 12:34am

Thanks for the kind words for the US Military.  We would have looked kind of dumb if we spent big bucks in a simulated rescue when we could have done a real one.  The above post reported what they did.  It did not say anything about what they should or should not do.  For those who believe in God, our Creator is the ULTIMATE Commander in Chief.  Did our Military do what God wanted them to do?  I think so.  None of these actions were "police actions."  They were "rescue actions."

We earned more respect from other nations than any drone strikes, missiles, bombs or bullets could do.  Those things just kill people, not ideas.  They do not change the minds and hearts of our enemies; they just make more enemies.

The US Navy sure changed the minds and hearts of the Indonesians.  The Muslim clerics lost a lot of credibility with their "hate America" doctrine.  It is really hard to hate someone who just saved your life and/or the lives of your friends, and gave them the necessities of food, clothing, shelter, and restored their health.

I think the world's people also noticed another thing.  These people were Chinese in the South China Sea.  China could have helped them, but ignored their cry for help.  That speaks volumes about the collective mindset of the Chinese leadership.  To them, people are the property of the State.  If they become useless, they are expendable.

Comment by Pamela Pilger on May 14, 2014 at 12:33am

Let's make this article go viral.

Comment by Anita Robertson on May 13, 2014 at 9:02pm

 Congratulations to our brave military!  You make me proud!  Good for you for showing that Americans care about those who need help, money no object.

 I understand the opinion that we spend too much on this type of thing, but really, the tragedy is that these acts are literally ignored.  We need to make sure everyone knows of their deeds!

Comment by Barbara Smith on May 13, 2014 at 8:42pm

And much of the world sees the USA as "The Bad Guys".

Comment by Suede on May 13, 2014 at 8:03pm
We spend too much helping other countries. We are too far in debt to continue this.
Comment by Pamela Pilger on May 13, 2014 at 5:41pm

Y'all are all correct and I agree that our precious Military is worn out, but I'm guessing that when this is what you have trained to do, and you are young and eager to serve, that these folks would rather be sent than sit around. However, we have no money to save the world, and so many hate us, thanks to our beige president. I think Hannity just has a big Catholic heart and wants to help everybody. He's no liberal. I can't stomach liberals.



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