Today is our 2,897th day in Iraq and our 3,425th day in Afghanistan.
We'll start this morning as we always do; with the latest casualty figures from our ongoing wars, courtesy of Antiwar.com:
Since war began (3/19/03): 4438
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03): 4299
Since Handover (6/29/04): 3579
Since Obama Inauguration (1/20/09): 210
Since Operation New Dawn: 20
Other Coalition Troops - Iraq: 318
US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1,476
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 857
Contractor Employee Deaths - Iraq: 1,487
Journalists - Iraq : 348
Academics Killed - Iraq: 448
We find this morning's Cost of War
passing through: $ 1, 155, 857, 200, 000 .00
Over much of AAV's run, we've been all about the gloom and doom, bad news, and challenges facing our vets...whether it's on the battlefield, in Washington, or at home.
Today, we have some good news. The Massachusetts 102nd is home!