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Thanksgiving Guest post from MCPO

Thanksgiving Guest post from MCPO

| November 23, 2017 | 23 Comments

The Master Chief sends us this instructional video for Thanksgiving Day. I know it’s a little late in the day for turkey hunting advice, but it took me most of the day to get the file to YouTube; Also in the Thanksgiving spirit, for all of you sociopaths who aren’t on Facebook;

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NBC News: US on track for three-fold increase on bombing Afghanistan

NBC News: US on track for three-fold increase on bombing Afghanistan

| November 23, 2017 | 3 Comments

For some reason, Huffington Post and NBC News find fault with an increase this year in the number of bombs that the United States has dropped on Afghanistan over last year; On Monday, NBC News reported that the U.S. Air Force was on track to triple the number of bombs dropped in Afghanistan in 2017 […]

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Army needs a new communication system

Army needs a new communication system

| November 23, 2017 | 21 Comments

Bobo sends us a link from Business Insider which reports that Army had to dump their Warfighter Integrated Network – Tactical (WIN-T) battlefield communications system because it found to be vulnerable to attacks by Russian and Chinese hackers. So they’re stuck with the 6 billion dollar system while they go shopping for another one; When […]

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Some Vietnam vets infected with liver flukes

Some Vietnam vets infected with liver flukes

| November 23, 2017 | 21 Comments

A number of folks have sent links to the news that many Vietnam veterans brought back parasites from their tour. From Connecting Vets; The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer. […]

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Terrill Welge; phony Green Beret

Terrill Welge; phony Green Beret

| November 23, 2017 | 43 Comments

Our partners at Guardians of the Green Beret share their work on this fellow Terrill Welge who claimed to be a sniper at 10th Special Forces Group and a Purple Heart recipient; Yeah, he was a 13D Artilleryman who sniped at the enemy with 155mm artillery rounds. He did tours in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, […]

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Another Two Return Home

Another Two Return Home

| November 23, 2017 | 4 Comments

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US personnel. From World War II • RM2c Julius H. O. Pieper, US Navy Reserve, assigned to the crew of Landing Ship Tank Number 523 (LST-523), was lost in France on 19 June 1944. He was accounted for on 20 November 2017. From Korea • SGT […]

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Thursday morning feel good stories

Thursday morning feel good stories

| November 23, 2017 | 4 Comments

Tim sends a link from Phoenix, Arizona; Phoenix police say the shooting happened late Wednesday night when the 34-year-old suspect grabbed a woman as she entered her home near the Loop 101 and Seventh Street. When the woman tried to close the door to her home, the suspect forced his way in and the woman […]

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Edwin William Bedford; phony SEAL

Edwin William Bedford; phony SEAL

| November 22, 2017 | 77 Comments

Our partners at Military Phonies share their work on this fellow Edwin William “Billy” Bedford. I guess he’s an instructor for truck drivers, but he uses his class time to tell wild stories about being a Navy Lieutenant Commander and a SEAL according to disenchanted students; And, of course, there’s a tattoo and a cap; […]

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