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Will the Real Secret Squirrel Please Stand Up

Will the Real Secret Squirrel Please Stand Up

| September 23, 2018 | 7 Comments

  Either someone does not know that April Fool’s Day is 6 months behind us, or there is trouble, my friends, trouble right here in Foggy Bottom. Someone is stirring the pot in an odd way. From WaPo: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/09/22/white-house-distances-itself-reports-that-trump-could-target-facebook-google-twitter-with-new-executive-order/?utm_term=.14bfc0495582 The White House sought to distance itself Saturday from reports that President Trump is considering an […]

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Navy sailor struck by propeller

Navy sailor struck by propeller

| September 23, 2018 | 13 Comments

Last week, Mick brought us the sad news of a death onboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, while conducting routine flight operations in the Atlantic ocean. The Navy has released the Sailor’s name and the cause of death. A sailor who died aboard an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Ocean during routine flight […]

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Study released on Sexual Assaults

Study released on Sexual Assaults

| September 23, 2018 | 39 Comments

Color me skeptical but I do not believe that 1 in 25 male Sailors have been sexually assaulted.  The issue here is what criteria are they using to define sexual assault.  To some, anyone who questions the results of these kinds of studies is supporting a rape culture. Across the services, the safest places to […]

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Staff Sgt. Ronald Shurer gets the Medal of Honor

Staff Sgt. Ronald Shurer gets the Medal of Honor

| September 23, 2018 | 12 Comments

  An Army Special Forces soldier will receive the Medal of Honor for fighting through an enemy ambush and saving his teammates’ lives 10 years ago in Afghanistan, the White House announced Friday. Former Staff Sgt. Ronald Shurer II, who had already received a Silver Star for his actions, will be honored with the nation’s highest award for valor by President Donald Trump during an […]

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Nine More Return

Nine More Return

| September 23, 2018 | 13 Comments

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US personnel. From World War II EM3c Merle A. Smith, US Navy, assigned to the crew of the USS Oklahoma, was lost at Pearl Harbor, HI, on 7 December 1941. He was accounted for on 20 September 2018. S1c Millard Burk, US Navy, assigned to the […]

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Sunday morning  feel good stories

Sunday morning feel good stories

| September 23, 2018 | 15 Comments

From PEORIA, AZ A man discharged his gun into the ground to scare off a man with a knife and brass knuckles in Peoria.  Peoria police report that on September 13 they were called to an apartment complex near 82rd Avenue and Bell Road. Witnesses say a man, identified as 28-year-old David Rubio, attacked three people by […]

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I Am Tired of the Fraud

I Am Tired of the Fraud

| September 22, 2018 | 57 Comments

Yesterday, a report showed up on one of the weather-related websites that the people of various towns in the province of in Alberta have received snowfalls and the temperature was hovering around 1C (about 32F). There was also the news that one of Iceland’s nastier volcanoes appears to be preparing to give the whole planet […]

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‘WATCH YOUR DECK!’ The story behind last summer’s Tiger II crash

‘WATCH YOUR DECK!’ The story behind last summer’s Tiger II crash

| September 22, 2018 | 11 Comments

A year ago, an F-5N Tiger II tactical fighter aircraft the US Navy purchased from the Swiss Air Force crashed into the Atlantic Ocean forcing the pilot to eject. The event took place on 09 August, about 20 nautical miles southeast of Naval Air Station Key West. The unnamed pilot, assigned to Fighter Squadron Composite […]

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