The President Makes Thanksgiving Day Telephone Calls to Members of the Armed Forces.WASHINGTON -- Office of the Press Secretary
The President made telephone calls this morning to exemplary members of the Armed Forces who are stationed in remote locations worldwide to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving and to thank them for their service to our Nation.
Information on CALL RECIPIENTS
Sergeant First Class Amy Adams, U.S. Army
Sergeant First Class Amy Adams, U.S. Army, deployed to Balad, Iraq as a member of the 216th ESC LSA LSA - Link State Advertisement , Anaconda Anaconda, city, United States
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Staff Sergeant William Cannon, U.S. Army
Staff Sergeant William Cannon, U.S. Army, deployed to Camp Taji, Iraq as a member of the Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion 82nd Field Artillery 1BCT, 1CD, supervises and trains NCOs and Soldiers in the proper emplacement, firing, and displacement of his section's howitzers. Sergeant Cannon helped build a team that won the Top Howitzer section during a competition at Camp Taji in October.
Sergeant Frank Gervascio, U.S. Army
Sergeant Frank Gervascio, U.S. Army, deployed to Al Asad Air Base, Fallujah, Iraq as a member of the 2nd Battalion 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team The brigade combat team (BCT) is the basic deployable unit of maneuver in the US Army. A brigade combat team consists of one combat arms branched maneuver brigade, and its attached support and fire units. , 82nd Airborne Division, is the Battalion's Aid Station Sergeant in charge of emergency and routine care of over 700 personnel. Sergeant Gervascio has been deployed twice to Afghanistan and twice to Iraq in support of operations there totaling thirty-nine months.
Sergeant Thomas Kelley, U.S. Marine Corps
Sergeant Thomas Kelley, U.S. Marine Corps, deployed to Fallujah, Iraq as a member of the 2nd Supply Battalion, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, is the Platoon Sergeant for thirty-four Marines. He is the transportation coordinator for supply gear that includes Marine Corps and Navy MRAP MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (military vehicle)
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Sergeant Santos Alvarado, U.S. Marine Corps
Sergeant Santos Alvarado, U.S. Marine Corps, deployed to Fallujah, Iraq as a member of the 2nd Recon Battalion, Headquarters and Service Company, Supply Section, is responsible for maintaining the gear and equipment of the battalion's Marines. He is responsible for the proper accountability and management of the Battalion's budget. Sergeant Alvarado won the Meritorious Sergeant Board.
Petty Officer Second Class Melanie Mosley, U.S. Navy
Petty Officer Second Class Melanie Mosley, U.S. Navy, deployed to Camp Bucca, Iraq as a member of the Navy Provisional Detainee Battalion THREE (NPDB-3), is the Quad Section Leader of a seven Marine guard force responsible for maintaining position control of detainees.
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OSSN Operational Support System Network ) Surface Warfare (SW) William Jamieson II, U.S. Navy
OSSN SW William Jamieson II, U.S. Navy, deployed to Arabian Gulf/North Arabian Sea on the USS Vicksburg (CG 69), is responsible for timely and accurate identification of aircraft flying within organic sensor ranges of the USS Vicksburg and coalition warships. He was awarded the Surface Warfare qualification as a Seaman early in his career.
Technical Sergeant Cimarron Reeves, U.S. Air Force
Technical Sergeant Cimarron Reeves, U.S. Air Force, deployed to Samarra, Iraq as a member of the 732nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, Weapons Intelligence Team One, is an Explosive Ordnance Disposal The detection, identification, on-site evaluation, rendering safe, recovery, and final disposal of unexploded explosive ordnance. It may also include explosive ordnance which has become hazardous by damage or deterioration. Also called EOD. (EOD EOD
abbreviation for every other day; used in medical records. ) Team Leader for Weapons Intelligence Team. He performs post-blast analysis and prosecutes weapons caches. His position is vital to the counter Improvised Explosive Device Noun 1. improvised explosive device - an explosive device that is improvised
explosive device - device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy (IED) effort.
Staff Sergeant Neil Lockart, U.S. Air Force
Staff Sergeant Neil Lockart, U.S. Air Force, deployed to Balad Air Base, Iraq as a member of the 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces, is the leader of a team that protects USAF aircraft, personnel, and equipment. He was selected as Tuskegee Airman of the Week (week of October 29, 2007) and was recently recognized by General Petraeus for exemplary service.
Operational Specialist Second Class (OS2) Dustin Bingham, U.S. Coast Guard
OS2 Distin Bingham, U.S. Coast Guard, deployed to the Eastern Pacific on the USCGC USCGC United States Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau (WHEC WHEC High Endurance Cutter (USCGC)
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CIC Circulating immune complexes. See Immune complexes. watch team and is currently filling the position of CIC watch supervisor. He is instrumental in the development of junior OS personnel and in the teaching and training fellow shipmates Shipmates was an American syndicated television show that ran for two seasons from 2001 - 2003.
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Food Service Specialist Second Class (FS2) Michael Smith, U.S. Coast Guard
FS2 Michael Smith, U.S. Coast Guard, deployed to the Arabian Gulf as a member of the Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA PATFORSWA Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (US Coast Guard) ), serves in an Operations Officer capacity by drafting classified message traffic coordinating ship movements and fueling of the PATFORSWA Cutters and Navy Patrol Craft Fleet. FS2 Smith also coordinates the purchases of critical supplies and equipment.
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1. Abbr. A1C An enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force that is above airman and below senior airman.
2. A person who holds this rank. Chris Steven Ericksen, U.S. Air Force
Airman First Class Chris Steven Ericksen, U.S. Air Force, deployed to Bagram Air Force Base, Afghanistan, issues fuel to Close Air Support, Aero medical, cargo, and transient aircraft in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan. He has personally issued over 500,000 gallons of fuel during 2200+ missions.