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Gravity takes it’s toll

Gravity takes it’s toll

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two military helicopters have had “hard landings” in the last few hours. A Blackhawk in Colorado and a CH-53E Super Stallion in North Carolina. The Colorado incident resulted in two injuries of soldiers of 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson. In North Carolina, one Marine died and nine others are being […]

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VA OIG: Thousands of veterans died awaiting healthcare

VA OIG: Thousands of veterans died awaiting healthcare

| September 3, 2015 | 8 Comments

The Veterans’ Affairs Office of the Inspector General released a report yesterday which charges that 307,000 veterans died awaiting treatment over the last several years, according to CNN. The report adds that an internal VA investigation in 2010 found staffers had hidden veterans’ applications in their desks so they could process them at a later […]

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Because those fat retirement checks just aren’t enough sometimes

Because those fat retirement checks just aren’t enough sometimes

| September 3, 2015 | 17 Comments

The Army Times reports that the Army has created new award for “to recognize “the demonstrated superior accomplishments and leadership that contributed to the efficiency, efficacy and overall improvement in the operations of the Army or its elements””. It’s just for the wienies at the Pentagon – you know those guys for whom the fat […]

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Meet CSM Homero Garza

Meet CSM Homero Garza

| September 3, 2015 | 14 Comments

Someone sent us a link to the Killeen Daily Herald about this fellow, Homero Garza who lives in the vicinity of Fort Hood, Texas. His story did sound too good to be true at first. He claims that he was in the Korean War and then went on to Vietnam. That he had two Silver […]

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Thursday morning feel good stories

Thursday morning feel good stories

| September 3, 2015 | 3 Comments

We start out in Phoenix, Arizona this morning where a homeowner called police to tell them that he was holding “a stranger” in his home at gunpoint. Sometime after the phone call, the “stranger” attempted to harm the homeowner who ventilated the “stranger” and he was taken to the hospital with some non-life-threatening injuries. In […]

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SGT Atting Eminue murdered while helping the homeless

SGT Atting Eminue murdered while helping the homeless

| September 2, 2015 | 23 Comments

From Atlanta, Georgia comes the sad story of 3-time Afghanistan veteran and Nigerian immigrant active duty Sergeant Atting Eminue who was murdered in downtown Atlanta while he was helping to give shoes to homeless people there; Atlanta Police say Eminue was walking with a friend to his car early Sunday morning and was shot near […]

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19-year-old shoots himself while taking selfie

19-year-old shoots himself while taking selfie

| September 2, 2015 | 69 Comments

Bobo sends us a link from Houston, Texas where 19-year-old father of two Deleon Alonso Smith shot himself in the throat with a handgun that he and his cousin “found” earlier in the day. Smith was taking a “selfie” at the time of his negligent discharge, and he thought the gun wasn’t loaded. In the […]

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Got Anthrax?

Got Anthrax?

| September 2, 2015 | 27 Comments

David sends us a link to Military.com which reports that the feckless boobs at the Army’s Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah sent samples of live anthrax to 194 labs in all 50 states (and the ancillary protectorates and the District of Columbia); The number of countries that received live anthrax went up from seven to […]

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