Matt Cameron may be the busiest man in music! He was the drummer in Soundgarden, and the band broke up. So, Matt got a job with another legandary band that you may know... Pearl Jam! Then in 2010, Soundgarden announced that they were getting back together. Rather than leave Pearl Jam, Matt is somehow balancing 2 bands, while being married with kids! 2 bands, 2 tours... and lots to talk about! What about a Pearl Jam, Soundgarden tour with Temple of the Dog? Is Pearl Jam playing Fenway Park in September? What clubs did Matt love to play in Boston? When is the new Soundgarden album coming out?
Click below to listen to the interview and find out the answers to those questions and more!
BOSTON -- A Groton Marine has been killed in Afghanistan, officials said.
The Marine Corps liason to the House of Representatives confirmed Corporal William Woitowicz's death with Rep. Niki Tsongas at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Â Woitowicz, 23, was killed Tuesday in combat in Baghis Province. He was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
I don't know much... But I do know this... Our troops should not be paying to bring their Army issued weapons home from Afghanistan! And after the video below, surfaced online... Delta now agrees with me! They have 'modified' their baggage policy for our troops returning from overseas! Why does it take public outrage to get the right thing done?
A suggestion for Delta, change your slogan to "Delta Airlines, our troops M4's and Grenade Launchers fly free"!
Now that a few days have passed, the people of western Massachusetts have had a chance to survey the damage and come up with a plan to rebuild. I was asked by my friends at the 104th Fighter Wing in Westfield, to post this volunteer information. When the tornados hit, we got tons of calls here at WAAF, from people looking to help. But, these small towns didn't have the means to organize a huge volunteer effort on NO NOTICE. But, they are now asking for help. If you feel compelled to do something, and you don't have the extra money to donate to the relief effort... Maybe this is a better alternative. A list of requests and contact information is below! Thank you for being so generous with your time, money, and resources! You guys are the best!Â
The following notification is being sent per request of Jim Wiggs, Emergency Management
If you wish to volunteer your services to assist in getting Westfield back to normal operations, please contact us at (413)642.9359 and indicate you would like to volunteer.Â Please let us know what you may be capable of assisting us with and how many volunteers you have.Â We can use experienced chain saw operators, landscaping type assistance, people to rake, people to drag items out, people to feed volunteers, provide water, etc.Â We can use trucks, ATVs, wheel barrows, and other items to remove debris.Â You may also email us atÂ WEMAHELP@CityofWestfield.Org
Â Thanks for your support for the City of Westfield in this time of need.
Â Sincerely Jim Wiggs, Director, Westfield Emergency Management Agency
I got this press release today. There are lots of troops that live in theÂ areas destroyed by the tornados. Here's how we can help them!
Military Friends Foundation to Offer Support to
Local Military Families Impacted by Tornado DisasterÂ
The Military Friends Foundation, a non-profit organization serving Massachusetts National Guard, Reserve and Gold Star Families, is offering emergency financial support for local families of deployed Guard and Reserve and families of Fallen Service Members who were impacted by Wednesday nightâs tornado.Â
âWe are grateful that while our service members are sacrificing for the greater good of our Commonwealth, especially our Guardsmen who are serving our Nation overseas, the Military Friends Foundation is there to assist our military families in their own time of crisis,â saidMajor General Joseph C. Carter, the Adjutant General of the Massachusetts National Guard. Preliminary estimates indicate that more than a hundred families of deployed Citizen Service Members may be impacted.Â
âI commend the Military Friends for their efforts to aid military families who have been affected by these devastating storms. Their quick response to help these families will go far in the recovery efforts for the Commonwealth,â saidState Representative Harold P. Naughton Jr., House Chair of the stateâs Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee. âAs a veteran of the Iraq War, I can say with confidence that the efforts of the Military Friends Foundation will be a great comfort to those overseas who are worried about loved ones at home. As we rely on members of the National Guard to protect us in times like these, it is important that we follow the example of the Military Friends Foundation and do our part to help protect their families as well.â
Immediate family members who face damages from the storm and live in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Counties â areas deemed disaster zones by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency - are encouraged to contact the Military Friends Foundation at (617) 733-7994, via email at email@example.com or online at militaryfriends.org/911.
âThe initiative being shown by the Military Friends Foundation is an excellent example of how Massachusetts citizens come together to help each other quickly during times of need,âsaid Treasurer Steven Grossman, who oversees the stateâs Veterans Welcome Home Bonus Program and manages the Mass. Military Family Relief Fund. âI offer my deepest condolences to all families that have been impacted by the recent storm and extend my sincerest wishes that these funds can play a small part towards getting veterans families back on their feet.â
âWe are pleased to be able to partner with state and local agencies to assist families of deployed service members who are struggling to deal with the aftermath of the tornadoes,â saidMilitary Friends Director Richard Girard, an Air Force veteran, of Agawam, an area impacted by the recent storms.
For more information on how to apply for assistance or to make a donation to support a local military family, please visit www.militaryfriends.org.