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Ricardo Saldana and the VA

Ricardo Saldana and the VA

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

OIF’08 sends us a link to this story about Ricardo Saldana who claims that he joined the Army when he was 16 years old and after three years, he accidentally went AWOL for 86 days. Saldana served for three years but was placed on emergency leave when his grandmother, his heart and soul, passed away, […]

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Adrian Anthony/Ford/Sevilla; Operation Be My Hero

Adrian Anthony/Ford/Sevilla; Operation Be My Hero

| August 3, 2015 | 5 Comments

Mary sends us a tip on this woman who goes by the names Adrian Anthony, Adrian Sevilla and Adrian Ford and runs this charity thing “Operation Be My Hero“. It looks like it’s in the early stages, so it’s probably best to nip it in the bud right now. They claim to rescue military working […]

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Toran Gaal’s Ride Across America

Toran Gaal’s Ride Across America

| August 3, 2015 | 6 Comments

Toran Gaal was a Marine infantryman who lost both his legs in Afghanistan in 2011. He decided that he wanted to be an example to all disabled service members so he took off on a hand-cycle from California. His journey ended 4,000 miles and two months later at the Marine Corps memorial in Alexandria, Virginia […]

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Monday morning feel good story

Monday morning feel good story

| August 3, 2015 | 4 Comments

Slim pickins this morning, but there’s the story, from San Antonio, Texas of the fellow who dresses like Jesus for the San Antonio Spurs’ home games, known as Spurs Jesus, whose real name is Cordero Maldonado. It seems that Cordero was washing his Jesus suit when he heard someone breaking into his home. He lit […]

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Desert Shield/Desert Storm 25th Anniversary

Desert Shield/Desert Storm 25th Anniversary

| August 2, 2015 | 23 Comments

Twenty-five years ago today, I was driving back from Fort Bragg after another ROTC Advanced Camp to the University of Vermont where I was the operations NCO of our instructor detachment. The fact that Saddam Hussein had invaded Kuwait was just another news item on the radio. Two months later, I was leaving the ROTC […]

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West: Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White to be charged for Chattanooga shooting

West: Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White to be charged for Chattanooga shooting

| August 2, 2015 | 49 Comments

I’m not sure that I buy this, but Allen West says that someone sent him a text message the other day which said that Lieutenant Commander Timothy White, the fellow who returned fire when Muhammad Abdulazeez assaulted the Reserve Center in Chattanooga several days ago, is going to be charged by the Navy for discharging […]

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Sunday morning feel good stories

Sunday morning feel good stories

| August 2, 2015 | 6 Comments

Sgt K sends us a link to a story in St. Paul, Minnesota, about what appears to be a robbery that went right (no not wrong, right). Police are still sorting out the details, but it looks like two someones tried to rob someone else and by the time police arrived, one of the first […]

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DoD Transgender Policy Working Group

DoD Transgender Policy Working Group

| August 1, 2015 | 88 Comments

Rusty Shackelford sends us a copy of the latest memo from the Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, which announces the “working group” that will be noodling over accepting transgendered folks into the military. Of course, we know that translates into a warning order for the troops that it will happen. He’s suspended booting people from […]

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