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Sam Roland; phony Green Beret

Sam Roland; phony Green Beret

| December 14, 2017 | 21 Comments

Our partners at Guardians of the Green Beret share their work on this Sam Roland fellow. I guess someone caught him running his suck in social media; So they got a FOIA on him; They compared his picture to his records; CMB w/ Star = False Master Blaster Wings = False. He did earn basic […]

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Operation Decorama in Norfolk

Operation Decorama in Norfolk

| December 14, 2017 | 41 Comments

Mick sends us a link to the Virginian-Pilot which has pictures of our Navy ships in Norfolk decorated with lights for Christmas; For decades, the ships at Naval Station Norfolk have spread holiday cheer by decorating with brightly colored Christmas lights and decorations. Operation Decorama challenges ship crews to see who can come up with […]

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Sgt. Michael T. Trask passes

Sgt. Michael T. Trask passes

| December 14, 2017 | 13 Comments

Stars & Stripes reports that Sergeant Michael T. Trask, a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan deployments, and a member of the 3rd Infantry Division, has died from injuries sustained in a live-fire exercise at his home station on Fort Stewart, Georgia. Trask was posthumously promoted to sergeant, according to the Army. Some of Trask’s awards […]

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Stolen Valour-Canada; Michel-Éric Castonguay

Stolen Valour-Canada; Michel-Éric Castonguay

| December 14, 2017 | 23 Comments

Our friends at Stolen Valour-Canada get another notch in their pistol grip by busting Michel-Éric Castonguay who, with absolutely no military service, paraded about pretending to be a major of paratroopers. He was featured in the French-language La Presse. Photos of Mr. Castonguay in uniform, wearing a rank of major and many insignia and medals, […]

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XM17 arrives

XM17 arrives

| December 14, 2017 | 46 Comments

According to Fox News, the Army’s 101st Airborne Division has taken delivery of the new Sig Sauer XM17 Modular Handgun System (MHS) pistols. The Sig Sauer 9mm XM17, and the more compact version XM18, are replacing the M9 as the Army’s service pistol. This is the first change in about three decades since Beretta’s M9 […]

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Thursday morning feel good stories

Thursday morning feel good stories

| December 14, 2017 | 6 Comments

From Tolland, Connecticut; State troopers from Troop C in Tolland responded to a home on Peter Green Road around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday to investigate a burglary and a resident said he arrived home to find a pickup in his driveway, backed up near the garage. The homeowner approached the woman sitting in the passenger seat […]

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The 15:17 to Paris

The 15:17 to Paris

| December 13, 2017 | 15 Comments

The trailer for the newest Clint Eastwood-directed film “The 15:17 to Paris” was released today. It’s about Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, the heroes of the terrorist attack on a train to Paris. The ambitious film stars the actual trio as themselves. From Sacramento Fox 40; Eastwood’s film is said to be set […]

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Navy delivers air graffiti apology

Navy delivers air graffiti apology

| December 13, 2017 | 89 Comments

cacti35 sends a link to the story of the Navy’s apology for the artwork that a crew drew on the sky over Okanogan schools; “The U.S. Navy owes you, your parents and your students an apology for the unacceptable, obscene contrails that were created by one of my aircraft on November 16th,” U.S. Navy Vice […]

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