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Russians sport new gear in Ukraine

Russians sport new gear in Ukraine

| April 21, 2014 | 14 Comments

The Washington Times reports that the Russian special forces soldiers they are sending to the Ukraine are wearing their new body armor which may be impervious to small arms ammunition like the 5.56mm rounds that our troops use in their M4s and the 5.45mm that the Ukraine troops use in their AK74s. They are also […]

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AK-47 fired underwater

AK-47 fired underwater

| April 21, 2014 | 3 Comments

I’m not even going to pretend I understand Bernoulli’s Principle, but this struck me as kind of cool. This Smarter Every Day stuff is pretty cool. You can also find out why cats always land on their feet, how a balloon acts in a car and a bunch of other scientsy stuff. The hockey stick […]

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Earl L. Johnson; Baltimore phony Ranger revisited

Earl L. Johnson; Baltimore phony Ranger revisited

| April 21, 2014 | 14 Comments

We wrote about Earl L. Johnson nearly a year ago when the Baltimore Sun wrote about him. He was telling the story about being a Ranger and serving in Bosnia and Afghanistan. He later admitted to the Sun that he had served for about a year and mumbled something about Afghanistan. His real story is […]

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Karl Kurt Peters; yet another Marine Sniper Recon dude

Karl Kurt Peters; yet another Marine Sniper Recon dude

| April 21, 2014 | 11 Comments

Scotty sends us another Marine who claims that he was a Marine Scout Sniper/Recon fellow, because no one can be just a rifleman anymore, I suppose. Ain’t no one got time for School of Infantry. Kurt Karl Peters, here, also claims that he served in Desert Storm with India Company, 3/5 Marines, but according to […]

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Here’s One Guy You Won’t Hear Complaining About Body Armor

Here’s One Guy You Won’t Hear Complaining About Body Armor

| April 21, 2014 | 5 Comments

Lots of soldiers complain about their body armor.  And it is indeed uncomfortable, and rather heavy. Still:  I don’t think you’ll ever hear SGT Timothy Gilboe, ME ARNG, complain about it.  Why not?  Read this article from the Army Times to find out. Three additional comments: Cojones muy grande, SGT Gilboe.  Kudos. Kudos to you, […]

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IAVA; more useless, empty gestures

IAVA; more useless, empty gestures

| April 21, 2014 | 8 Comments

The other day we talked about Paul Rieckhoff and his Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and their boundless support for a parade through New York City to mark the end, such as it is, of the war in Afghanistan. Today, we read in the pages of the Washington Times how they are pushing for […]

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Straw buyer suspected in Miller murders

Straw buyer suspected in Miller murders

| April 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Kansas City Star reports that it is suspected that F. Glenn Miller, the fellow who killed three outside a Jewish center last week, got his gun from another person (a straw buyer) since he was a convicted felon and would have been prevented by current laws from purchasing the gun himself. The person who […]

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Totally legit; Major Sergeant Major

Totally legit; Major Sergeant Major

| April 20, 2014 | 36 Comments

Our friend Chris Hernandez posted the above picture on his blog the other day about this fellow who said his name is “Dan” despite what the name tag says. The story from Chris goes like this; If you’re thinking, “That’s one badass Major Sergeant Major Special Forces Desert Storm veteran Physical Training Master,” you’re right! […]

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