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Major Michael Tolzien, special operations pilot, awarded DFC

Major Michael Tolzien, special operations pilot, awarded DFC

| July 18, 2018 | 14 Comments

In another Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross story, the Air Force Times recounts the actions of Major Michael Tolzien, who at the time, was a special operations pilot of a MC-130J Commando II aircraft two years ago in Afghanistan, when he was tasked to get relief supplies to a Speciql Forces team who was critically […]

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B1B crew earn Distinguished Flying Cross

B1B crew earn Distinguished Flying Cross

| July 18, 2018 | 19 Comments

2-BIT sends us a link to the story of a Dyess Air Force Base B1B crew when their aircraft caught fire and their ejection seats failed over the Texas desert. When the first crew ejection seat failed to leave the plane successfully, the aircraft commander ordered the crew to immediately stop the escape procedure and […]

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Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 rescues a Chinese mariner

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 rescues a Chinese mariner

| July 18, 2018 | 21 Comments

According to Stars & Stripes, a call went out from the Belgian cargo ship Wangaratta that a crewman was desperately ill and needed medical attention. [Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 (HSC-25)] crewmembers, including aircraft commander Lt. Samantha Telles-Goins, headed for the ship about 120 miles west of Guam. They then brought the distressed mariner aboard […]

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Security concerns led to “weeding out” foreign-born troops

Security concerns led to “weeding out” foreign-born troops

| July 18, 2018 | 23 Comments

According to the Military Times, Pentagon officials were concerned that foreign-born recruits had falsified their backgrounds when they tried to enlist. For that reason, they started culling the herd of recruits; In a statement filed by Roger Smith, branch chief for personnel security policy at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, […]

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EIB testing to change

EIB testing to change

| July 18, 2018 | 74 Comments

The Army Times writes an article about how testing for the Expert Infantry Badge will change. The infantry branch is in the midst of a pilot program, with soldiers testing out ideas to update the evaluation’s 30 tasks and the way they’re graded, led by a senior NCO at Fort Benning, Georgia. “Their feedback was […]

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Wednesday morning feel good stories

Wednesday morning feel good stories

| July 18, 2018 | 12 Comments

From San Antonio, Texas; The homeowner told officers he heard a noise at the house on West Houston Street, near Northwest 20th Street, just before 11 p.m. He says he grabbed his gun and went to check out the noise when he shot an intruder. The suspect died at the scene. Police spent the night […]

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Bob McGray; phony SEAL

Bob McGray; phony SEAL

| July 17, 2018 | 114 Comments

Our partners at Military Phonies send us their work on this fellow Robert “Bob” McGray who claims to be a Navy SEAL with SEAL Team 5 from 1960 – 1975 when he was injured in Vietnam; The newspaper to which he wrote that missive, admitted that McGray was blowing smoke; But lying on Facebook is […]

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North Koreans may repatriate 55 sets of servicemen’s remains next week

North Koreans may repatriate 55 sets of servicemen’s remains next week

| July 17, 2018 | 5 Comments

AW1Ed sends us a link from Stars & Stripes which reports that the North Korean government may allow 55 sets of MIA/KIA remains to the United States as early as next week; The Americans planned to send transit cases via truck to the DMZ, where they would be given to the North Koreans to use […]

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