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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| October 24, 2014 | 30 Comments

MCPO asked for the weekend open thread. And he sent this photo. I guess the culture marginally improved today when the Honey Boo-boo family had their show cancelled.

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Rescuing the Warthog

Rescuing the Warthog

| October 24, 2014 | 63 Comments

Senator Kelly Ayotte, a New Hampshire Republican who has no political dog in the fight is trying to save the A-10 Thunderbolt also known as the “Warthog” close air support weapons platform from the Air Force and the White House budget axe. Ayotte’s only connection to the aircraft is the fact that her husband was […]

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Islamic State uses chlorine gas on Iraqi police

Islamic State uses chlorine gas on Iraqi police

| October 24, 2014 | 12 Comments

The Washington Post reports that 11 Iraqi police officers were hospitalized when ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State troops used chlorine gas in their battle for Duluiyah. The police officers, all members of the Sunni Jabbour tribe, which has turned against the Islamic State, were guarding a line in the town’s north. After an exchange of fire, they said, […]

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Three women Marines asked to leave IOC

Three women Marines asked to leave IOC

| October 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Christian Science Monitor reports that the three women Marines (WM) were asked to leave the course a few weeks after the completed the grueling test to qualify for their attendance at the Infantry Officer Course. They were physically disqualified from the training last week for falling behind in hikes while carrying loads of upwards […]

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“Toxic” LTC Tammy Baugh back on the job

“Toxic” LTC Tammy Baugh back on the job

| October 24, 2014 | 121 Comments

The Stars & Stripes reports that an aviation battalion commander, Lieutenant Colonel Tammy Baugh was removed from her position, along with her sergeant major when the Fort Carson command structure received complaints that she had been verbally abusive to her subordinates, threw things at them and stormed out of events and meetings when she was […]

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NY police officers attacked by fellow with a axe

NY police officers attacked by fellow with a axe

| October 24, 2014 | 63 Comments

A fellow by the name of Zale Thompson attacked a group of NY City Police Officers with an axe. In keeping with the training of the department, the officers shot a passerby while defending themselves from this fellow, and one officer, Kenneth Healey has a fractured skull as a result of the axe attack. According […]

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Sergeant Major Robert Gallagher passes

Sergeant Major Robert Gallagher passes

| October 24, 2014 | 8 Comments

Fox News reports that Sergeant Major Robert Gallagher has passed from a heart condition at the age of 52. He served as the command sergeant major for the Army’s Wounded Warrior Program, but had extensive experience in major combat operations, including Operation Just Cause in Panama and with Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu, Somalia, which […]

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Friday morning feel good story

Friday morning feel good story

| October 24, 2014 | 3 Comments

This morning’s feel good story comes from Louisiana; According to police, the suspect has been identified as 46 year old Ramsey Demouchet of Lafayette. Police say the home owner saw Demouchet going into his house in the one hundred block of California Street. The homeowner was across the street, but he grabbed a gun and […]

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