Latest News

More Stolen Valor chicanery in Canada

More Stolen Valor chicanery in Canada

| November 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Someone sent us a link to yet another article from our northern cousins about some Stolen Valor thieves they have busted recently; Police say a member of the military questioned Eric Janssens as he marched at a laying-of-the-wreaths ceremony in Orono on Nov. 9. The soldier became suspicious after Janssens’ answers about his service weren’t […]

Continue Reading

US Tanks to Eastern Europe

US Tanks to Eastern Europe

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

In April, 2013, the last US tanks left Germany for the first time since 1945, but now, the Obama Defense Department, according to AFP, says they’re sending tanks back, tanks, not troops. The armored vehicles will be pre-positioned in German, Poland and the Baltic countries; Nearly 50 armored vehicles are already in place and another […]

Continue Reading

A Modern Thanksgiving Tradition – of Sorts

A Modern Thanksgiving Tradition – of Sorts

| November 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Because of the date of the original incident, this song has become a minor Thanksgiving tradition on many modern radio stations. This should also bring back a few memories for our Vietnam-era readers; hopefully, at this point, the passage of time has made them reasonably mellow ones. Enjoy.   For what it’s worth: the song […]

Continue Reading

Thank You.

Thank You.

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

At different times today most of us will sit down and have a meal with friends and family. Prayer will be said and and many will voice the things they are thankful for. This time last year my son was at sea. I am thankful he will be home and once again surrounded by family. […]

Continue Reading

Thursday morning feel good story

Thursday morning feel good story

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chief Tango sends us our Thanksgiving Day feel good story, and it comes from Oregon; Thieves busted into Russell’s back yard on Sandringham Drive Northeast to steal ATV tires three times in the past two days. He estimates the value of the tires between $500 and $1,000 dollars. By the third time the thieves returned, […]

Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

| November 27, 2014 | 16 Comments

Thanksgiving was the only holiday that I could count on being some sort of day off while I was in the Army. For some reason I was always working, on duty, or in the field the rest of the year. Well, I said “some sort of day off” because I was always in the mess […]

Continue Reading

CPO Justin A. Wilson awarded the Navy Cross

CPO Justin A. Wilson awarded the Navy Cross

| November 26, 2014 | 20 Comments

Chief Petty Officer Justin A. Wilson, a corpsman with the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command was awarded the Navy Cross yesterday at Camp Pendleton. CPO Wilson is the first sailor in MARSOC’s history to be awarded the Navy Cross, according to DVIDS; Wilson, who was born in Beloit, […]

Continue Reading

Michèle Flournoy takes a powder

Michèle Flournoy takes a powder

| November 26, 2014 | 25 Comments

I know I predicted that Michèle Flournoy would be the next Secretary of Defense, but the Washington Post says that she took her name out of the running, because anyone with a measure of common sense doesn’t want to get their fingerprints on that train wreck; Flournoy, who co-founded the Center for a New American […]

Continue Reading