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70th anniversary of Operation Varsity

70th anniversary of Operation Varsity

| March 26, 2015 | 2 Comments

Seventy years ago yesterday saw the largest single-day, single drop airborne operation of the Second World War. Divisions of the American (17th Airborne Division), British (6th Airborne Division) and Canadian paratroopers assaulted across the Rheine River to assist in the invasion of Germany. About 17,000 troops dropped during the daylight jump on top of German […]

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Transgender ban discussion at the Pentagon

Transgender ban discussion at the Pentagon

| March 26, 2015 | 44 Comments

The Miami Herald discusses some of the issues that the Pentagon is struggling with in regards to folks with Gender Identity Disorder who say that all they want to do is serve in the military like everyone else. Much of the opposition centers on questions of where transgender troops would be housed, what berthing they […]

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Jose Lantigua; phony Ranger, phony dead guy

Jose Lantigua; phony Ranger, phony dead guy

| March 26, 2015 | 22 Comments

The Associated Press tells the story of this Jose Lantigua fellow who faked his own death to cheat insurance companies out of eight million bucks, and, oh, guess what? He pretended to be a Ranger before he faked his death; Lantigua, who had emigrated to the U.S. as a youth, purchased Circle K Furniture in […]

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Bergdahl claims that he tried to escape from captors

Bergdahl claims that he tried to escape from captors

| March 26, 2015 | 63 Comments

Reuters reports that Bowe Bergdahl claims that he tried to escape from the Taliban/Haqqani folks who were holding him, according to a statement that his lawyer released yesterday; …Bergdahl tried to escape his Taliban captors a dozen times in five years as a prisoner of war, once remaining free for nine days, but each time […]

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Stevie Nicks honored at USO banquet

Stevie Nicks honored at USO banquet

| March 26, 2015 | 36 Comments

Stevie Nicks welcomed me home with her song “Desert Angels” in 1991. I had been pretty neutral on her music until then, but that one changed my mind and made me a fan. I went to a Fleetwood Mac concert in DC soon after 9-11-2001 and i was pleased because all they did was play […]

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Thursday morning feel good story

Thursday morning feel good story

| March 26, 2015 | 5 Comments

This morning we begin our tour of the country from Ohio; The homeowner, whose name and age have not been released, discovered two males inside his home. During a confrontation with the suspected burglars, the homeowner brandished a gun and fired at both of them, police said. One suspect fled the scene. The other suspect, […]

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Lawyer: Bergdahl to be charged with desertion

Lawyer: Bergdahl to be charged with desertion

| March 25, 2015 | 176 Comments

CNN reports that Bowe Bergdahl’s lawyer told CNN that he will be charged with desertion and “misbehavior” whatever that means; UPDATE 2:08 p.m. – Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, according to Bergdahl’s attorney and a Congressional source. UPDATE 1:52 p.m. – The U.S. military said Wednesday […]

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1LT Dayton Gilbreath saving the world

1LT Dayton Gilbreath saving the world

| March 25, 2015 | 7 Comments

Air Force 1LT Dayton Gilbreath was on a sail boat in the Adriatic when a fellow Air Force member tried to kill himself by diving off of the boat into choppy seas. Gilbreath was only one of two members of the boating party that witnessed the attempt, so he dived into the same choppy seas […]

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