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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 | 46 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 | 84 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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2 women Ranger students advance to Florida swamps

2 women Ranger students advance to Florida swamps

| August 1, 2015 | 34 Comments

The Washington Post reports that two of the three women who attacked the Mountain Phase of Ranger School have advanced to the Swamp Phase in Florida – the last phase of the school. So to recap; A third woman who advanced to the Mountain Phase was “recycled” along with 60 men. That means they did […]

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Regarding the (Apparently) Late Mullah Omar . . .

Regarding the (Apparently) Late Mullah Omar . . .

| August 1, 2015 | 11 Comments

The Afghan intelligence services reported earlier this week that Mullah Omar, the one-eyed terrorist bastard who formerly led the Taliban, is dead. Omar reportedly died sometime in April 2013 in Karachi, Pakistan. While this has not yet been publicly confirmed by US authorities, the Taliban has now appointed Omar’s successor – Omar’s deputy, Mullah Akhtar […]

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Army’s social media policy

Army’s social media policy

| August 1, 2015 | 49 Comments

We got a copy of the letter from the Army’s ALARACT policy letter that we talked about the other day. It’s entitled “PROFESSIONALIZATION OF ONLINE CONDUCT” and it applies to active duty members, Reservists, Department of the Army civilians and family members (which means if your spouse can’t behave themselves on Facebook, you’re going to […]

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Phony ripping off soldiers near Fort Sill

Phony ripping off soldiers near Fort Sill

| August 1, 2015 | 22 Comments

Someone dropped off a link on our Facebook page about a fellow pretending to be a soldier in the area of Fort Sill, Oklahoma to scam troops. His story changes. Sometimes he’s a transient soldier who needs money for gas or a taxi to the Fort Sill Welcome Center or he needs money to get […]

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