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Operation Just Cause 25th Anniversary

Operation Just Cause 25th Anniversary

| December 20, 2014 | 4 Comments

Yup, it’s been a quarter century since we removed Manuel Noriega from Panama so he can sue Activision video game makers for using him in their graphics for the latest Call of Duty game. But there was a cost; ARMY Staff Sgt. Larry Barnard 3/75th Rangers Hallstead, Pa. Pfc. Roy D. Brown Jr. 3/75th Rangers […]

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Kennis Smith; phony Ranger, SF

Kennis Smith; phony Ranger, SF

| December 20, 2014 | 33 Comments

Someone sent us this fellow’s Facebook page. His name is Kennis LaWayne Smith and he claims to be a Ranger and Special Forces qualified. According to his now-defunct LinkedIn page, he tried to use that experience for his private security business; And he looks pretty scowly – that alone proves he’s a Ranger and all-around […]

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Pentagon: move retirees to Obamacare

Pentagon: move retirees to Obamacare

| December 20, 2014 | 8 Comments

Yeah, who didn’t see this coming; budget experts at the Pentagon say that the Department of Defense could save butt loads of money if they forced military retirees into Obamacare. We know that, but it’s not keeping faith with veterans who fulfilled their obligations depending on the government to keep their end up. From the […]

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Pakistan kills 77 Taliban in retribution for school massacre

Pakistan kills 77 Taliban in retribution for school massacre

| December 20, 2014 | 4 Comments

Pakistan blames Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), one of the local Taliban bands, for the killing of nearly 150 folks, mostly students, earlier this week. So they went and killed bunch of those fellows yesterday in the northwestern tribal areas near Afghanistan, according to Stars & Stripes; The [Pakistani] military said its ground forces late Thursday killed […]

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Seven Return

Seven Return

| December 20, 2014 | 6 Comments

DPMO has announced the identification of an additional seven US MIAs from the Korean War. • SFC Earl E. Hilgenberg, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, US Army, was lost 2 November 1950 in North Korea. He was accounted for 17 November 2014. • PFC Anthony Massey, Jr., C Company, 24th Infantry […]

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Saturday morning feel good stories

Saturday morning feel good stories

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Once again Chief Tango sends us our feel good stories to kick off your weekend. The first is from Colorado; The two men had agreed to meet for the computer sale in a parking lot near Evans and Broadway at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police say Earl May, Jr., 28, tried to pay with counterfeit cash […]

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I believe…

I believe…

| December 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

I believe in Father Christmas. A few years ago, I realized that if a man is lucky he will go through the three stages of Santa Claus.  I have been fortunate in my life, I have hit each stage and am a better man for it. For those of you that don’t know what those […]

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Weekend open thread

Weekend open thread

| December 19, 2014 | 59 Comments

Ex-PH2 asked for an open thread and she says that if you have spaces in your prayer list, send one out to Sparks this weekend. He’s fine, but he’s laid up for a few days. Don Shipley wants to have a photoshop contest using Bernath and Wittgenfeld as subjects. It’s all satire though. Send me […]

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