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DoD Transgender Policy Working Group

DoD Transgender Policy Working Group

| August 1, 2015 | 77 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 | 29 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 | 10 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 | 38 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 | 18 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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Saturday morning feel good stories

Saturday morning feel good stories

| August 1, 2015 | 8 Comments

In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 34-year-old Jamil A. Salahuddin thought that him and his friend dressed as cops was a good way to break into other people’s homes and get away with it. It was good for his friend who seems to have left the scene at a high rate of speed, but Jamil was DRT when […]

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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| July 31, 2015 | 216 Comments

So, the weekend is here and you guys have been chomping at the bit for a few hours. I threw in this picture, but I don’t think this fellow is serious, but he’s good entertainment. So, talk it up, folks.

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Anti-ISIS Syrian commander kidnapped

Anti-ISIS Syrian commander kidnapped

| July 31, 2015 | 7 Comments

The New York Times reports that Nadeem Hassan, the commander and recruiter of Syrians who were being assembled and trained by US forces to fight against ISIS, well, he was kidnapped by al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, one of those rival groups of ISIS. In an interview just two days earlier, Mr. Hassan spoke about the […]

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