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Navy to de-encript enlisted ratings

Navy to de-encript enlisted ratings

| September 29, 2016 | 89 Comments

The Navy Times reports that soon, we’ll all understand Navy ranks and ratings; The Navy deep-sixed all of its 91 enlisted ratings titles Thursday, marking the beginning of an overhaul of the rigid career structure that has existed since the Continental Navy in a radical shift sure to reverberate through the fleet and the veterans […]

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Wait lines to get out of VA

Wait lines to get out of VA

| September 29, 2016 | 7 Comments

Bobo sends us a link to Fox News which reports that, in addition to veterans waiting in line to get into the Veterans’ Affairs system, there’s also a wait line to get buried for veterans who have passed while they were in the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in Illinois; “Hines VA — the hospital […]

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Jamie Brock stops mass shooting

Jamie Brock stops mass shooting

| September 29, 2016 | 15 Comments

According to Reuters, 30-year veteran volunteer firefighter Jamie Brock tackled and restrained a 14-year-old who had gone on a murder spree after killing his 47-year-old father, driving the family vehicle to a school yard and shooting two children and a teacher in Charleston, South Carolina. After the teenager began shooting, volunteer firefighter Jamie Brock pinned […]

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Norman Hall

Norman Hall

| September 29, 2016 | 22 Comments

Top Kone sends us a link to the story of 71-year-old Norman Hall whose life ended by tragedy when he was beaten and stabbed by thieves in Radcliff, Kentucky. The thieves were caught, but it looks as though the 22-year veteran who retired as a sergeant major had no relatives. They were afraid that he’d […]

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Sheriff David Clarke on a plane

Sheriff David Clarke on a plane

| September 29, 2016 | 25 Comments

A number of readers have sent us the story of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s run in with an inebriated sot, Preston Bluntson, on a plane from Milwaukee to Charlotte the other day. According to Fox News; “This goof took the cabin over like it was his private jet. He was moving up and down […]

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10 Tennessee volunteers come home

10 Tennessee volunteers come home

| September 29, 2016 | 17 Comments

According to Fox News, ten Tennessee volunteers are coming home after they were killed in the Mexican War in 1846. The soldiers were part of the Army of Occupation led by former President Zachary Taylor – then a general – who fought in the 1846 Battle of Monterrey. Out of a force of more than […]

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Thursday morning feel good stories

Thursday morning feel good stories

| September 29, 2016 | 13 Comments

In New Orleans, Louisiana 73-year-old Abraham Venson was arrested after he shot at two copper thieves he saw running from his home. One of the thieves were wounded. It’s not clear if Mr Venson has been charged. A late breaking article says that police have arrested Mr Venson and his neighbors aren’t very happy with […]

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Drip, drip, drip; 615 more US troops to Iraq

Drip, drip, drip; 615 more US troops to Iraq

| September 28, 2016 | 40 Comments

Our buddy, Kristina Wong at The Hill reports that the Pentagon is sending another 615 US troops to Iraq to augment the 4700 troops already there. “At the request of myself and [Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford], and with the support and approval of [Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi], President […]

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