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Thanks for your service

Thanks for your service

| October 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

So here we are in the midst of several deployments to the various shit holes around the world. The Afghan War isn’t ending this year, thousands are supporting the newest Iraq War, 3000 are headed to Liberia to battle Ebola and at home, the folks in the Pentagon are hard at work to support them. […]

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Wednesday morning feel good story

Wednesday morning feel good story

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today’s feel good story comes from New Jersey, thanks to Chief Tango; After finishing his shift at 3 a.m., Delanco Township Police Officer Basil Warren returned to his Stevenson Avenue home in Edgewater Park, Burlington County to find a man trying to steal his personal vehicle, according to investigators. As Warren — still in full […]

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I KNEW IT!

I KNEW IT!

| September 30, 2014 | 33 Comments

On a day when bad news abounds, there IS a glimmer of hope. Beer flavonoid may boost brain power! As a diabetic I have to be careful,  BUT who didn’t know that beer boosted brain power anyways? There IS a caveat in the article: “While hops are the only dietary source of the rare compound, […]

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First US case of Ebola suspected

First US case of Ebola suspected

| September 30, 2014 | 13 Comments

I have no idea why an American would be in Liberia, but this person was, and the CDC suspects that the traveler has Ebola, says Fox News; CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said that the patient arrived in Texas from Liberia earlier this month and exhibited no symptoms. The patient sought care last Friday and […]

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2100 pairs of boots not on the ground in Iraq

2100 pairs of boots not on the ground in Iraq

| September 30, 2014 | 9 Comments

SSG E sends a link to Defense News which reports that 2100 Marines will be positioned in Kuwait as the Quick Reaction Force for Iraq operations; Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Central Command will be equipped to perform noncombat evacuation, humanitarian assistance, infrastructure support, tactical aircraft recovery, fixed-site security and theater sustainment missions, said […]

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Daniel Lee Marshall Jr., the fake Ranger, pleads guilty

Daniel Lee Marshall Jr., the fake Ranger, pleads guilty

| September 30, 2014 | 25 Comments

The Stars & Stripes reports that Daniel Lee Marshall Jr., the fake Ranger who had insinuated himself into the Marcus Luttrell family circle, pleaded guilty to charges that, as a felon, he had a firearm in his possession. Marshall appeared at the Luttrell home when the iconic Navy SEAL was missing during Operation Redwings, but […]

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10k US troops to remain in Afghanistan

10k US troops to remain in Afghanistan

| September 30, 2014 | 13 Comments

Earlier today, Afghanistan’s new government signed a deal with the US to leave ten thousand troops in that country after the “withdrawal” of US forces later this year According to Stars & Stripes; In a ceremony attended by Afghanistan’s new president, Ashraf Ghani, and other officials, Ambassador James Cunningham inked the accord on behalf of […]

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Drone operators need love, too

Drone operators need love, too

| September 30, 2014 | 36 Comments

Pinto Nag sends us a link from MSN which tells us how “Emotional toll taxes military drone operators too”. While drone operators are not physically in harm’s way — they do their work at computer terminals in darkened rooms far from the actual battlefield — growing research is finding they too can suffer some of […]

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