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  Gulf War: September 1990
Operation SHARP EDGE continues as 63 more people are evacuated.
Operation SHARP EDGE continues as 76 more people are evacuated.
Operation SHARP EDGE continues as 94 more people are evacuated, including 10 Americans.
www.history.navy.mil /wars/dstorm/dssept.htm   (795 words)

  
 Conicity Technologies A Better Edge Article
For example, when an edge with a 0.002" hone feeds into the workpiece at 0.004 ipr, the hone is half the size of the uncut chip yet effectively protects the tool's edge.
Edge preparation has not received the amount of attention given to other tool features, such as the substrate and coatings.
Chip thickness at the trailing edge is smaller than the hone, so the cutting edge removes material inefficiently, which increases friction, cutting forces, temperature and wear rate.
www.conicity.com /betteredge.htm   (1808 words)

  
 Police internet site
This was the fourth incident of assault with edged weapons in Southern Region since the launch of Operation Sharp Edge on Monday.
"Operation Sharp Edge was launched on Monday and since then there have been these four incidents of assaults with edged weapons," Supt Bryson said.
Supt Bryson said Operation Sharp Edge aimed at removing such weapons from the community and educating people about the dangers and potential penalties carrying such weapons attracted.
www.nt.gov.au /pfes/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewMediaRelease&pID=4073&y=2005&mo=10   (299 words)

  
 The Flagship
Currently, Operation Shining Express personnel are augmenting security forces at the embassy in Monrovia and supporting State Department officials who are conducting an orderly departure of U.S. citizens wishing to leave the country.
Operation Shining Express forces will redeploy as soon as it is determined the threats to the embassy compound have ended or an evacuation, if necessary, is completed.
The pending operations draw comparisons to Operation Sharp Edge, the Liberian evacuation of 1990-91.
www.flagshipnews.com /archives_2003/jun192003_3.shtml   (697 words)

  
 chrono6   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Operation SHARP EDGE, the non-combat evacuation operation being conducted off the coast of Liberia by the USS WHIDBEY ISLAND and the USS BARNSTABLE COUNTY, continues as seventy-six more people, including six Americans, are evacuated from Liberia.
The 101st Airborne Division assumes Forward Operating Base BASTOGNE and Area of Operations APACHE mission from the 82nd Airborne Division, employing assets of the 1st Battalion, 101st Aviation; Company B, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry deploys to BASTOGNE to assume security.
The 101st Airborne Division (Forward), assumes responsibility for Forward Operating Base BASTOGNE, formerly known as ESSEX, and the Area of Operations, APACHE, from the 82nd Airborne Division, employing assets of the 1st Battalion, 101st Aviation; Company B, 3rd Battalion, 502rd Infantry deploys to BASTOGNE to assume security.
www.odssa.com /chrono6.htm   (2959 words)

  
 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
June - July 1999 -- 26th MEU participates in Operation Joint Guardian, as the first U.S. Peacekeepers in Kosovo the Marines and the Sailors of the MEU provided stability to the embattled region.
September 2000 -- The 26th MEU conducted Adriatic presence operations during the election crisis in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Marine Corps KC-130s traveled 1,100 miles and delivered MEU Marines directly to the battlefield in Mosul, Iraq - a feat never before attempted.
www.26meu.usmc.mil /History.htm   (784 words)

  
 eagle20   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Department of Defense national media pool is officially disbanded due to decision by the government of Saudi Arabia to allow reporters from the U.S. and other countries to cover the military operation in the gulf region.
Operation SHARP EDGE, the non-combat evacuation operation being conducted off the coast of Liberia by the USS WHIDBEY ISLAND and the USS BARNSTABLE COUNTY, continues as 76 more people, including 6 Americans, are evacuated from Liberia.
Operation SHARP EDGE continues as 15 more people are evacuated from Liberia.
www.odssa.com /Eagle/eagle20.htm   (1885 words)

  
 Operation Sharp Edge
Operation SHARP EDGE began with a pre-dawn meeting in the wardroom of USS Saipan (LHA 2) to finalize a plan that had been in the works for nearly two months.
Navy support for the operation, the longest-running non-combatant evacuation operation in recent naval history, ended 9 January, when the amphibious transport dock USS Nashville (LPD 13), Helicopter Combat Support Squadron FOUR (HCS 4) and elements of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit departed the Liberian coastal area known during the operation as "Mamba Station."
USS Guam (LPH 9) and USS Trenton (LPD 14) with Marines from the 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade embarked, raced from their DESERT SHIELD stations in the North Arabian Sea to rescue Americans and foreign nationals threatened by war in Somalia.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/ops/sharp_edge.htm   (569 words)

  
 The Joint Task Force - May 2003
Operation JUST CAUSE was probably the most meticulously planned and well-rehearsed JTF campaign in US history; still Donnelly describes problems with timing, rules of engagement, public affairs, post-conflict resolution, and integration of joint forces.
An examination of joint operations in the Dominican Republic in 1965 and in Grenada in 1983.
Lewis identifies national policies that the JTF "appears to support," discusses military operations that the JTF "should be prepared to undertake," examines the associated risks of these operations, and finally recommends that the JTF be established as a permanent, regional force.
www.jfsc.ndu.edu /library/publications/bibliography/joint_task_force.asp   (5743 words)

  
 usmc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Commandant is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and reports to the Secretary of the Navy, but not to the Chief of Naval Operations.
Marine Generals Peter Pace (Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) and James L. Jones (Commander in Chief of the United States European Command; NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe; and a former Commandant of the Marine Corps) are Marines currently senior to the Commandant.
Liberia suffered from civil war at the time, and civilian citizens of the United States and oth other countries could not depart via conventional means.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /USMC.html   (942 words)

  
 Special Operations.Com
FAST Company is primarily designed to conduct defensive combat operations, military security operations, and rear area security operations.
Operation SHARP EDGE in Jan 1991, USMC Fleet Antiterrorist Security Team (FAST) relieved the Marine Amphibious Readiness Group at U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia providing security.
Leibert and other security and operations officers toured Marine Corps FAST Company and Marine Corps Security Force Battalion training to see how they could improve their force protection methods.
specialoperations.com /USMC/FAST   (2020 words)

  
 Special Operations.Com
FAST Company is primarily designed to conduct defensive combat operations, military security operations, and rear area security operations.
Operation SHARP EDGE in Jan 1991, USMC Fleet Antiterrorist Security Team (FAST) relieved the Marine Amphibious Readiness Group at U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia providing security.
Or, it could mean flying to Alaska to guard a nuclear submarine against sabotage, as was the case in March, when FAST Marines participated in Exercise Northern Edge.
www.specialoperations.com /USMC/FAST/default.html   (2020 words)

  
 Submarine Roles and Missions
The composition and operational posture of the U.S. Navy reflects this, having changed from a blue water emphasis to a littoral emphasis.
This operational flexibility is combined with the versatile firepower of the modern attack submarine.
While operating with the battle group, tactical control or command of the submarines is routinely shifted to amphibious group commanders, battle group commanders, destroyer squadron commanders, or even NATO commanders.
www.milnet.com /pentagon/roles.htm   (2364 words)

  
 US forces involvement in military expeditions, campaigns and operations
Bosnia (operation Joint Endeavor, Joint Guard, and Joint Forge): 11/20/95 to 12/20/96; 12/20/96 to present; 6/21/98 to present.
Operations in the Libyan Area (Operation Eldorado Canyon): 4/12 to 17/86.
Persian Gulf (OPeration Vigilant Sentinel): 12/1/95 to 2/1/97.
www.ilaam.net /War/USForcesInv.html   (296 words)

  
 The Sharp Edge of the Soul
The protagonist in The Sharp Edge of the Soul is chief neurosurgical resident, Dr. Alex Adams, who is suspect of the chief of neurosurgery, Dr. Victor Todd.
The operating room chatter introduces the reader to Dr. Todd, whose foul disposition causes nurses to scatter.
The Sharp Edge of the Soul is a tour de force wherein the nearly absolute power of a chief of service, who brings in the most research dollars, essentially equals the power of the dean of a medical school.
www.haciendapub.com /chovanes.html   (783 words)

  
 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
For example, in 1990, the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) conducted Operation Sharp Edge, a noncombatant evacuation operation, or NEO, in the west African city of Monrovia, Liberia.
In World War I, the battle-tested, veteran Marines served a central role in the U.S. entry into the conflict, and at the Battle of Belleau Wood, Marine units were in the front, winning the Marines a reputation as the "First to Fight." This battle cemented the reputation of the Marines in modern history.
As of September 2004, Marine Generals Peter Pace (vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) and James L. Jones (commander in chief of the United States European Command; NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe; and a former commandant of the Marine Corps) are senior in time in grade to the commandant.
www.hostingciamca.com /index.php?title=United_States_Marine_Corps   (3550 words)

  
 US forces involvement in military expeditions, campaigns and operations (by Bashir A. Syed) - Media Monitors Network
Bosnia (operation Joint Endeavor, Joint Guard, and Joint Forge): 11/20/95 to 12/20/96; 12/20/96 to present; 6/21/98 to present.
Operations in the Libyan Area (Operation Eldorado Canyon): 4/12 to 17/86.
Persian Gulf (Operation Vigilant Sentinel): 12/1/95 to 2/1/97.
www.mediamonitors.net /bashirasyed1.html   (330 words)

  
 Biography of Brigadier General Thomas L. Conant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
As Commanding Officer of HMM-261 from 1989-1991, Lieutenant General Gardner led the Raging Bulls in Operation Sharp Edge, the evacuation of Liberia, and Operations Desert Shield and Storm.
During his tour the MEU conducted Operation Silver Wake, the non-combatant evacuation (NEO) of Albania, Operation Guardian Retrieval, contingency support for a NEO of Kinshasa, Zaire and Dynamic Response, the first employment of SACEUR's Strategic Reserve into Bosnia.
From 1993-1995 he was the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Logistics at Allied Forces Northern Europe at Kolsas, Norway and at Allied Forces Northwestern Europe, in High Wycombe, England.
hqinet001.hqmc.usmc.mil /p&r/Biographies/GardnerBio.htm   (431 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Maintaining a high state of readiness throughout the contingency, the MARG was called upon, beginning on 5 August, to conduct noncombatant evacuation operations in Monrovia, Liberia as well as the city of Buchanan.
During Operation SHARP EDGE, over 1,600 noncombatants from 34 different countries were safely evacuated from the country.
In addition, the United States Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia was reinforced and resupply operations began, delivering badly needed water, food and medical supplies, thus enabling the Embassy to continue to operate during the civil war.
www.usmc.mil /22ndMEU/NUC-May-Aug1990.htm   (263 words)

  
 KodiakDailyMirror.com :: Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Operation Iraqi Freedom is the third conflict Mead will participate in.
He was involved in Operation Sharp Edge aiding the evacuation of American citizens in the embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, just prior to the first Gulf war.
Our entire unit was tested by elite assurance evaluators and we were one of the only Air Force guard units I know of that passed with an ‘excellent,’ the highest rating we could get,” Mead said.
www.kodiakdailymirror.com /?pid=19&id=568   (723 words)

  
 USS Saipan (LHA 2) homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Saipan’s operational career began in July of 1979 when the ship was diverted from Fleet Refresher Training to "Special Contingency Operations" for possible non-combatant evacuation of American personnel from Nicaragua during that country’s civil war.
Then from March 17, 1990 through September 17, 1990, Saipan was deployed to the Mediterranean and conducted the evacuation of approximately 1,600 civilians from war-torn Liberia in support of Operation Sharp Edge.
From September 17, 1991 to March 17, 1992, Saipan deployed to the Persian Gulf as a unit of ARG 3-91 in support of Operation Desert Storm.
www.saipan.navy.mil /html/history.html   (391 words)

  
 Xpatriated Texan » Blog Archive » Where is the US in Lebanon?
Operation: Sharp Edge evacuated thousands of people from a city where there was ongoing open warfare.
When I was serving, we always had a “Gator fleet” - a battle group ready to conduct amphibious operations such as this - in the Mediterannean Sea.
In SHARP EDGE, we evacuated non-American non-combatants because it was the right thing to do - we didn’t charge them a dime and we didn’t have them sign papers promising an unknown payment in the future.
www.xpatriatedtexan.com /index.php/where-is-the-us-in-lebanon   (1443 words)

  
 ipedia.com: United States Marine Corps Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Marine Generals Peter Pace (Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) and James L. Jones (Commander in Chief of the United States European Command; NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe; and a former Commandant of the Marine Corps) are Marines who are currently senior in time in grade to the Commandant.
The Marines take pride in their gung-ho attitude and are inculcated with a strong belief in their chain of command and the importance of esprit de corps, a spirit of enthusiasm and pride in themselves and the Corps.
Somalians and Haitians called Marines participating in relief operations "Whitesleeves" because of the distinctive way they roll up the sleeves of their fatigues.
www.ipedia.com /united_states_marine_corps.html   (2214 words)

  
 Warthog Sharp
We do have a serrated edge diamond stone that will conform to the various angles of serrated concaves.
These are made of tool hardened steel and are offset by an additional 5 degrees to refine, align and smooth the tip of your edge.
The marble or granite bases are used to further stabilize the unit and support single handed operation.
www.warthogsharp.com /faqs.php   (712 words)

  
 Talk:United States Marine Corps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although the Marines may not be taught the same material as the Special Forces or any special operations detachment, they are probably America's best frontline force.
Point taken, though I'd be interested to see how each service stacks up regarding their relative responsibilities and expenditures vs. their funding (how many dollars they have, say, per aircraft, for example, or per square mile of area of responsibility they're expected to operate in) and funding vs. manpower (dollars per servicemember).
Last paragraph of the Mission, says here it was done by 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, but it says 24th in the article about the operation itself.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:United_States_Marine_Corps   (6056 words)

  
 Marines in the 1990s
Operation Distant Runner April 1994 Off the coast of Kenya and Bujumbura, Burundi; security forces for evacuation of American citizens from Rwanda.
Operation Joint Endeavor Dec 1995 present Adriatic Sea and Bosnia theater reserve for USCINC EUR and SACEUR in support of NATO operations to implement the military tasks of the Dayton Peace Accords.
Operation Desert Focus July 1996 present Southwest Asia utilized in the aftermath of Khobar bombings in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; counterintelligence operations as part of JTF-SWA.
weesdragons.freeservers.com /1990s.html   (659 words)

  
 Combat Action Ribbon criteria
(a) Personnel in riverine and coastal operations, assaults, patrols, sweeps, ambushes, convoys, amphibious landings, and similar activities who have participated in fire fights are eligible.
(c) Personnel in clandestine or special operations such as reconnaissance, SEAL teams, EOD teams, and Mine Countermeasures operations are eligible when the risk of enemy fire was great and was expected to be encountered.
Requests for determination of eligibility of individuals for operations subsequent to 1975 should be sent to SECNAV via the chain of command including CNO or CMC, as appropriate, unless specifically delegated by SECNAV.
www.mrfa.org /CAR.criteria.htm   (628 words)

  
 Informationsstelle Militarisierung (IMI) - 2001
Operation "Sharp Edge": Liberia, Mai 1990 bis 8.
Operation "Coronet Oak": Zentral- und Südamerika, Oktober 1977 bis 17.
Operation "Nomad Edeavor": Taszar, Ungarn, ab März 1996
www.imi-online.de /2001.php3?id=171   (217 words)

  
 And Just How Many Countries Have We Attacked?, by James Glaser
There were no countries that surprised me, however the thing that really caught my eye were the names assigned to some of these operations.
Operation Urgent Fury, when we took on that powder keg in Grenada.
While in Vietnam I went on several operations like "Dewey Canyon 2" and the Vietnam war had hundreds if not thousands of operations, but these eligibility operations are from different countries in different years.
www.antiwar.com /orig/glaser2.html   (531 words)

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