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RIP, SFC Jonn Lilyea  (Pinned as first post)

RIP, SFC Jonn Lilyea (Pinned as first post)

| July 27, 2018 | 411 Comments

Well, we all end the Land Nav course of life someday, and for Jonn, that day was yesterday. He had a heart attack and passed away at the hospital. All men die, not all men truly live. Jonn did though, Lord knows Jonn did. Wish I knew something to say to help with the pain, […]

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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| August 17, 2018 | 26 Comments

Frequent commenter GDContractor sends us a photo of his son participating in a Flag Ceremony. The youngster is a high school Junior. Your son appears to be a fine young man, amigo. As they might have said where I grew up: “Looks like you raised him right.” Enjoy this week’s WOT, everyone. Hat-tip to Ex-PH2 […]

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The Queen Has Passed….

The Queen Has Passed….

| August 17, 2018 | 5 Comments

Sad news. CNBC (and other venues) reports that Aretha passed yesterday, due to advanced pancreatic cancer. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/16/queen-of-soul-aretha-franklin-has-died-ap-citing-publicist.html Who else in the world could make a long-term, memorable hit out of one word: R-E-S-P-E-C-T?   Who else celebrated being a woman decades before this current generation of Jugendipshits thought it was a ‘thing”?     Kids […]

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Horsing Around Southwest Airlines

Horsing Around Southwest Airlines

| August 17, 2018 | 44 Comments

Good news for some of you people, Southwest Airlines will now allow you to take your Emotional Support Pony on flights. Come September 17, people will be able to carry miniature horses onboard Southwest flights as trained service animals, according to airline officials. Officials announced the policy change, via a statement on its website on Tuesday. In the statement, […]

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Exoskeleton helps spinal cord and stroke victims walk again

Exoskeleton helps spinal cord and stroke victims walk again

| August 17, 2018 | 6 Comments

Fox News Link 31-year-old Laquan Taylor was told he would never walk again. But with the help of an exoskeleton suit donated by SoldierStrong, he is getting his sense of independence back. Most of us take it for granted, but when a paralyzed veteran stood up and walked today, it was like a miracle had […]

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Air Force Veteran Reality Leigh Winner

Air Force Veteran Reality Leigh Winner

| August 17, 2018 | 42 Comments

I have never been in Reality and I cannot stand a leaky Leigh, Winner has lost.  I doubt this poor girl had much of a chance from birth. Prosecutors say a Georgia woman who pleaded guilty to mailing a secret U.S. report to a news organization faces the “longest sentence” ever for a federal crime […]

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Friday morning feel good stories.

Friday morning feel good stories.

| August 17, 2018 | 10 Comments

From Dallas TX Police are investigating after a homeowner shot and killed one of three armed intruders shortly after midnight.  It happened on East Overton Road. The homeowner told police he was surprised when three armed men attempted a home invasion robbery. He grabbed his own gun, fatally shooting one of them, and the other two fled […]

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National Airborne Day!

National Airborne Day!

| August 16, 2018 | 15 Comments

Jonn posted this years ago.That’s COB6 giving you the six minute warning above. National Airborne Day is set on the day of the first parachute jump conducted by the Army’s Parachute Test Platoon on August 16th, 1940. On the morning of 16 August 1940 the jump began. After the C-33 leveled off at 1500 feet and […]

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China blinks, sending trade envoy to Washington for talks

China blinks, sending trade envoy to Washington for talks

| August 16, 2018 | 16 Comments

CBS News Link A Chinese trade envoy is on the way to Washington in a renewed effort to end a worsening tariff dispute that has raised worries it will chill global economic growth. The delegation, led by a deputy commerce minister, will visit in late August to discuss “issues of mutual concern,” the Commerce Ministry […]

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