|09-12-2001, 04:25 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Wrong side of the tracks
Local Time: 04:56 PM
Secretary Roche, General Jumper call for support,__________________
09/12/01 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- In the aftermath of
the cowardly attack on our homeland Sept. 11, we are
extremely proud of the service and contributions of
America's Air Force men and women. Our vigilance and
response was quick and purposeful, potentially
limiting the extent of this terrible tragedy.
For example, we proactively provided expeditionary
medical support in direct support of the New York City
attack. We delivered 1,600 units of blood and deployed
400 medics to McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., now
serving as the medical support hub. Additionally, more
than 1,800 Air Force medics are on standby, ready to
respond when required.
Air Force medical people here are providing on-scene
care to the fire-fighting and rescue operations
continuing at the Pentagon.
As we respond, watch, and wait, many of us are looking
for ways to help. It is time for action. We implore
you to visit your local Red Cross and on-base blood
donor facilities and give blood.
Finally and most importantly, our ardent prayers go
out on behalf of the hundreds of families of our
fellow comrades in arms, public servants, and citizens
who have perished during this tragedy. May we, as
members of the United States Air Force, take the
opportunity to serve our Nation in any way.
America's Air Force is on your wing and ready
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