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  • Army, local police probe recent mystery deaths of 11 Fort Hood soldiers

    01/16/2017 5:08:08 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 32 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 16, 2017
    <p>The Army and local police are investigating the deaths of 11 Fort Hood soldiers who have died on and off the large Texas base in the past three months under mysterious circumstances, according to reports.</p> <p>Taylor’s awards ... include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Aviation Badge and Air Assault Badge, among others....15th Military Intelligence Battalition...</p>
  • Trump team discussing border wall with Army Corps, Interior Department

    01/14/2017 12:18:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 13, 2017 | Rene Marsh
    President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is engaged in active discussions with the US Army Corps of Engineers and Interior Department to begin planning a wall along the Mexican border, including how specific environmental laws could get in the way, CNN has learned. A US official with knowledge of a visit last last month to the Interior Department -- which oversees most federal lands and major environmental laws -- said the transition team was particularly interested in finding out "how long it would take" to build the wall given potential legal obstacles. "It seems clear they were trying to size up...
  • Army Leaker Chelsea Manning on Obama's 'Short List' for Commutation

    01/11/2017 8:14:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 11, 2017 | Cynthia McFadden, Kevin Monahan, William M. Arkin and Tracy Connor
    President Obama has put Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material, on his short list for a possible commutation, a Justice Department source told NBC News. A decision could come as soon as Wednesday for Manning, who has tried to commit suicide twice this year and went on a hunger strike in a bid for gender reassignment surgery. "I have more hope right now than I have the entire time since she was sentenced," Manning's aunt, Deborah Manning, told NBC News....
  • Family: Soldier attacked after Mummers Parade (Philadelphia, Pa.)

    01/04/2017 12:19:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WTXF-TV ^ | January 2, 2017
    PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - A soldier’s mom is speaking out after a brutal attack on her son. The serviceman became a target for a violent group after the Mummers parade. He is now in the hospital with a long recovery ahead of him. "He's such a good kid. He did not deserve this." Lori Freni was supposed to see her 19-year-old Army serviceman son Austin head back to base after the holidays....
  • Army Builds New Lightweight .50-Cal Machine Gun

    01/03/2017 11:12:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 87 replies
    Scout.com ^ | January 2, 2016 | Kris Osborne
    The Army is creating a new, lightweight version of its iconic .50-cal machine gun designed to better enable Soldiers to destroy enemies, protect convoys, mount weapons on vehicles, attack targets on the move and transport between missions. The new weapon, engineered to be 20-to-30 percent lighter than the existing M2, will be made of durable, but lighter weight titanium, Army officials said.
  • Army Gen. David Haight demoted three ranks for 'swinger lifestyle'

    12/18/2016 10:54:33 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 65 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, December 16, 2016, 3:04 PM | CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN
    The Army general fired after an investigation into his “swinger lifestyle” has suffered a major demotion as a result of his indiscretions.
  • U.S. Army Returns Tanks to Europe as NATO Eyes Assertive Russia

    12/16/2016 7:45:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/16/16 | ANDY ECKARDT, CARLO ANGERER
    EYGELSHOVEN, Netherlands — The U.S. and its NATO allies are taking no chances amid a build-up of military force on Europe's eastern frontier with Russia. Three years after the last American tank left Europe, they are being brought back "as part of our commitment to deterrence," Gen. Frederick "Ben" Hodges told NBC News. Hodges, who is commander of the U.S. Army in Europe, welcomed a batch of tracked and wheeled support vehicles to a depot in the Netherlands on Thursday.
  • [Vanity] GOTTA VENT BADLY OR I'M GOING TO LOSE IT! The Army is nearly gone.

    12/15/2016 10:12:33 PM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 43 replies
    http://www.fertilemind.com ^ | 12/16/2016 | Fightin Kentuckian
    No shit there I was......I'm an Army contractor on Ft. Huachuca. Today I had to attend annual Anti Terrorism Training, woohoo. I reported to Greely Hall auditorium for the briefing and was informed that it was moved to another location. As I'm leaving the auditorium for the new briefing location I see the topic of the briefing that is being held in that auditorium, "Army Policy on Transgender Soldiers". WTF, omg. I roll my eyes and move out. I arrive at the briefing and there are about 40 people in the large conference room and the briefer begins. After a...
  • Exclusive — President-Elect Highlights Sacrifice of America’s Armed Forces at Army-Navy Game

    12/11/2016 4:55:21 PM PST · by usafa92 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/10/2016 | Matthew Boyle
    President-elect of the United States of America Donald J. Trump emerged on Saturday as a Commander-in-Chief-in-waiting at the annual Army-Navy football game, unifying the country—and her armed forces—behind his incoming administration. “Yesterday was the first day of Donald Trump’s presidency. It was Reagan-esque in that it grasped the importance of symbolism,” David Urban, a West Point graduate and senior adviser to the president-elect’s campaign whose box Trump sat in for the first half, told Breitbart News. “Donald Trump not only understood the significance of the Army-Navy game and all it stands for in America, but he understands those visual images...
  • Donald Trump Full Interview - Army vs. Navy Game 12-10-2016

    12/11/2016 7:39:42 AM PST · by usafa92 · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12-11-2016 | CBS Sports
    Great interview with PE Trump. Gary was being a bit condescending, but Verne seemed to have a good rapport with Trump. Crowd starts chanting MAGA near the end of the interview.
  • TRUMP CHEERED BY FANS AT ANNUAL ARMY-NAVY GAME

    12/10/2016 8:38:52 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 36 replies
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | DECEMBER 10, 2016 | KEN THOMAS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Donald Trump was greeted with cheers on his arrival at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday, basking in one of the nation's most storied football rivalries as he prepares to enter the White House. The future commander in chief, protected by panes of bulletproof glass, waved to the crowd and pumped his fist as he arrived during the first quarter of the 117th game between the military academies at West Point and Annapolis. The game, on a sunny but chilly day, was being held on relatively neutral ground, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.Trump, in an interview...
  • Bowe Bergdahl Asks Obama For Pardon Before Trump Takes Office

    12/03/2016 3:01:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post Politics ^ | December 3, 2016 | Doina Chiacu, Reuters
    U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who is charged with desertion for walking away from his combat post in Afghanistan in 2009, has asked President Barack Obama for a pardon, the White House said on Saturday. Obama will relinquish office on Jan. 20 to Republican President-elect Donald Trump, who made caustic comments about the sergeant during the presidential campaign that drew complaints from Bergdahl’s defense team. Trump savaged Bergdahl as “a no-good traitor who should have been executed” and criticized the prisoner swap in 2014 that won his release....
  • What Will Happen to Chelsea Manning Under President Trump?

    11/30/2016 6:44:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New Republic ^ | November 30, 2016 | Megan Carpentier
    Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking diplomatic and military documents to WikiLeaks, has had a tough run: She’s already served more time behind bars than any other whistleblower in history; she was held in solitary confinement for 11 months before her trial, which she likened to torture; and it took Army officials nearly 18 months after she sought treatment for gender dysphoria to approve her for hormone treatments, but she is still required to conform to male military dress standards. The military’s decision in September 2016 to allow her to receive...
  • OSU Student Leaks Unbelievable Thing Military Classmates Did During Attack

    11/28/2016 9:36:50 PM PST · by vannrox · 36 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 28NOV16 | Dom the Conservative
    OSU Student Leaks Unbelievable Thing Military Classmates Did During Attack November 28, 2016 Dom the Conservative Cops & Criminals, Religion Share ThisTweet This While most students stacked chairs against the doors and huddled together in a corner, military classmates took a much different approach during Monday morning’s Ohio State University attack. America is reeling as details of an apparent Islamic terrorist attack at the Ohio State University campus are still breaking. However, while everyone is trying to figure out who the attacker is and if they were affiliated with ISIS, one student shocked the nation when she revealed what...
  • Army Corps to close protest camp near Dakota Access Pipeline

    11/26/2016 6:03:40 PM PST · by Cheerio · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 26, 2016 | John Sexton
    The public land where hundreds of protesters have been camping out as they protest construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline will be closed on December 5th. That announcement was made in a letter sent by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe on Friday. The Associated Press reports: The letter, provided by the tribe, says: “To be clear, this means that no member of the general public, to include Dakota Access pipeline protesters, can be on these Corps lands.” It says anyone on land north of the river after Dec. 5 will be trespassing and...
  • Gold Star family booed on flight as they headed to meet their soldier’s remains

    11/20/2016 6:57:48 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | Nov 19, 2016 | Nicholas Filipas
    Gold Star family booed on flight as they headed to meet their soldier’s remains Staff Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, of Stockton, Calif., died Nov. 12 of injuries sustained from an apparent suicide bomber in Bagram, Afghanistan. Department of Defense Nicholas Filipas The Record (Stockton, Calif.) The father of a soldier who was killed last weekend in Afghanistan was disappointed and hurt after airline passengers booed him and his family as they flew to meet his son’s remains. Stewart Perry, an ex-Marine who lives in Stockton, said the ordeal left him feeling disrespected. “It was really disgusting on the passengers’...
  • Army Band Not Allowed To Play Holiday Music At Christmas Show By Fox News Because Event Is Religious

    11/19/2016 11:13:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/18/16 | KALHAN ROSENBLATT
    Todd Starnes penned an article for Fox News saying he asked an Army band to play as a part of his annual Fox Radio Christmas showStarnes said he asked U.S. Army’s Six-String Soldiers to perform at eventThe band turned him down because the show is a 'religious event' Starnes said the Army should be able to play his show regardless of religious affiliation and blamed the Obama administration Others said they believe a Trump presidency will be less politically correct  A Fox News Corner of the World host has expressed outrage after an Army band said it would be unable to play at his Fox Radio...
  • The U.S. Army’s Solution to Urban Warfare Problems Aim Bazookas at Them

    11/07/2016 5:26:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 6, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    In 1946, two Swedes named Hugo Abramson and Harald Jentzen designed the Carl Gustaf, which at the time appeared to be just another recoilless rifle. Many of these weapons fell out of use in the following decades as anti-tank missiles took over. But the Carl Gustaf stuck around — and for a different role than Abramson and Jentzen had planned in the 1940s. For one, it’s now just as much an anti-infantry weapon owing to its range, low cost and types of ammunition.
  • Army Knowlege Online (AKO) bans guns????

    11/02/2016 11:20:07 AM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 24 replies
    Fightin Kentuckian fertile mind ^ | 11/2/2016 | Fightin Kentuckian
    As a US Government contractor and retired US Army Soldier with 23 years of service I’m allowed an account on the US Army’s social portal, AKO, Army Knowledge Online. AKO is an employee portal for all Soldiers and Army Civilians to collaborate, exchange, and find information about their unit, the Army and the US Government. Recently I attempted to load a picture on my AKO profile page. The picture shows a close up of me shooting an M1 Garand. Shortly after the upload AKO informed me via email that Response Via Email: “(Janet C.) - 11/02/2016 07:53 AM Your recently...
  • Army enters new era: 10 women pass first gender-integrated infantry officer course

    10/27/2016 11:56:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    The U.S. Army’s first gender-integrated infantry office course has been completed by 10 of 12 women who took the challenge. A graduation ceremony was held Wednesday in Fort Benning, Georgia, to celebrate 166 officers who attained the infantry’s iconic blue cord. Many of the female officers will now move on to challenges that include Ranger school and Airborne school.
  • Army Evaluates New Shoulder-Fired Rocket Tech

    10/21/2016 6:50:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | October 20, 2016 | Matt Cox
    The U.S. Army is testing new recoilless rifle technology designed give soldiers shoulder-fired rockets that are lighter and more ergonomic and in future, make them safe to fire in tight urban spaces. Testers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland are evaluating upgrades to the M3 recoilless rifle, also known as the Multi-role Anti-armor Anti-personnel Weapon System, or MAAWS. The improvements will make it more ergonomic, six pounds lighter and shorter.
  • The Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus Store

    10/13/2016 4:19:09 PM PDT · by vannrox · 76 replies
    The Art of Manliness ^ | Oct 11, 2016 05:05 pm | By Brett and Kate McKay
    The Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus StoreBy Brett and Kate McKay on Oct 11, 2016 05:05 pm You’ve probably been to an army surplus store.They all look pretty much the same wherever you live. Surplus stores can be found in strip malls in the rough part of town or as stand-alone warehouse-style buildings with corrugated metal roofing and very few windows. They’re easy to miss while driving because they typically only announce themselves with a small yellow sign emblazoned with “Army Surplus” in black lettering.When you walk in, your nose is met with that distinct army surplus...
  • Forgotten story of Polish nuns gang-raped and made pregnant by advancing Soviet troops [tr}

    10/02/2016 10:16:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 80 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 2, 2016 | Darren Boyle
    As Hitler's troops withdrew from Poland in 1945, Stalin's Red Army advanced towards Berlin. Instead of liberation, the Soviet troops raped and pillaged as they followed the retreating Nazis.  In January 1945, as the war continued, French authorities sent Dr Madeleine Pauliac to Moscow to assist with the efforts to repatriate any French prisoners of war discovered by the Soviets.
  • Two Army generals have been relieved of their duties

    09/24/2016 5:03:41 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 53 replies
    washington post ^ | Sept 23 2016 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    An Army National Guard brigadier general assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a major general in charge of a Kansas-based infantry division have been recently relieved of their duties, according to a report in USA Today and an Army statement released Friday. Brig. Gen. Michael Bobeck is accused of having an extramarital affair — a violation of military law if proven true — and is being investigated, according to the USA Today report. Bobeck has been reassigned from his post on the Joint Chiefs pending the results of the investigation. The report also indicated that Bobeck had a...
  • First female soldier in Green Beret training fails to complete the course

    09/15/2016 12:22:28 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 14, 2016 | Alex Quade
    The first female soldier to participate in the Army’s initial training program for the Green Berets — side-by-side with men — has failed to complete the course this week, The Washington Times has learned. The enlisted soldier is the first woman to attend the U.S. Army Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS), the first step toward earning the Special Forces tab and the coveted Green Beret. The Times reported in July that two female officer candidates have been accepted to attend an SFAS class that begins in the spring.
  • VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE

    09/13/2016 8:45:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    Broadway World ^ | Sep 13, 2016
    VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE September 13,2016 by BWW News Desk Discovery's five-part war documentary series TAKING FIRE premieres September 13th at 10/9c. Check out a first look below! TAKING FIRE is a five-part series bringing viewers into the hearts and minds of American soldiers, a captivating experience like nothing ever seen on film. The series is the story of a band of brothers deployed to defend one of the United States' farthest flung outposts at the gateway to one of the deadliest places on earth: the mouth of the Taliban-held Korengal Valley in...
  • HELP IDENTIFY MAN'S BRACELET

    09/04/2016 6:43:54 PM PDT · by WHATNEXT? · 68 replies
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    I have found a heavy, maybe silver chain, man's bracelet that has the word "SCHWERENNOTER" then the persons name on a flat plate between the chain. It also has July 25 72. On the underside it says "Yankee Kraut Pact" On the underside it also has this: Na IT PH 2 SB 2 TA PA I SB 2 TA ATT Can anybody help me with this? Or maybe suggest were I might be able to get information
  • 10 Fascinating Facts About The Ancient Roman Army

    09/04/2016 10:22:30 AM PDT · by lulu16 · 40 replies
    List Verse ^ | Sept. 4, 2016 | CRISTIAN VIOLATTI
    Rome’s all-conquering military machine holds a special place in our minds. Its efficiency and discipline made a small city on the Italian peninsula rule over most of the Western world, from the British Isles to the Near East and from the Rhine to North Africa. This list offers some interesting facts about the Roman army, some of which can explain part of its success and also its failures. 10 Seasonality And War During the Romans’ early history, the logistical challenges of conducting a war meant that the Romans only fought between sowing and harvest (during the summer). Rome was an...
  • “INSIDER THREAT” HILLARY CLINTON GETS FIRST CLASSIFIED INTEL BRIEFING

    08/27/2016 5:36:01 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Donald J Trump ^ | 08/27/16
    Today Clinton Receives Her First Classified Intelligence Briefing:Today Hillary Clinton Will Receive Her First Classified National Security Briefing At An FBI Facility In White Plains, New York. “Hillary Clinton arrived Saturday morning at the FBI's satellite office in suburban New York City for her first national security briefing as the Democratic nominee for president. Clinton arrived at the office in White Plains, New York, which is roughly 20 minutes from her Chappaqua home, about 9 a.m. Her campaign has not said who is attending the meeting with her..” (Josh Haskell, “Hillary Clinton Arrives at FBI Office for 1st Classified Briefing as...
  • American Artillery is Pounding Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

    08/26/2016 12:06:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 26, 2016 | Kevin Knodell
    It was a chilly and damp autumn day on Nov. 9, 2015, as members of the 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery’s Bravo Battery — the “Dragon Slayers” — stood in formation before their families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State. “The Dragon Slayers are going to one of the most complex and volatile regions on Earth,” Col. Joseph McCallion told the soldiers and their families. “Iraq.”
  • Army Officially Declared Hillary Clinton An “Insider Threat”

    08/26/2016 10:14:54 AM PDT · by Syncro · 27 replies
    usasupreme ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | Alex
    Army Officially Declared Hillary Clinton An “Insider Threat” An Army training presentation lists the woman who could be the next commander in chief as an insider threat, underneath the sailor who carried out the Navy Yard shooting.A photo posted to the U.S. Army W.T.F! Moments Facebook page on Sunday shows an unclassified Army training slide on insider threats and handling classified information. An Army spokesman has since confirmed that the image is authentic.On the slide are six photos, including one of Hillary Clinton, who sent classified information using her personal server. The other photos show retired Gen. David Petraeus,...
  • U.S. Army fudged its accounts by trillions of dollars, auditor finds

    08/19/2016 5:16:51 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 19, 2016 | Scot J. Paltrow
    The United States Army’s finances are so jumbled it had to make trillions of dollars of improper accounting adjustments to create an illusion that its books are balanced. The Defense Department’s Inspector General, in a June report, said the Army made $2.8 trillion in wrongful adjustments to accounting entries in one quarter alone in 2015, and $6.5 trillion for the year. Yet the Army lacked receipts and invoices to support those numbers or simply made them up.
  • A Chilling Letter From an NCO Calling It Quits

    08/12/2016 10:57:50 AM PDT · by RedWulf · 64 replies
    Barnhardt blog. ^ | August 1, 2016. | Barnhardt
    Ann, I leave the Army for good in September of this year. My chain of command has been shell shocked that I am going through with it. Two years ago when I first came to grips with what was happening and resolved to no longer be a part of it, there was derision and even an officer telling me that voicing my opinions about the state of the US economy and its moral failings could be considered a violation of the UCMJ for conduct “prejudicial to good order and discipline.” When I gave my Operations NCO a copy of the...
  • A First: U.S. Special Ops On-Ground in Libya

    08/10/2016 8:26:52 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 22 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-08-2016 | Spec Ops
    For the first time, elite U.S. Special Operations troops are directly helping fighters combat against ISIS in Libya with on-site support, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing U.S. and Libyan officials. A small group of U.S. Special Operations forces are operating together with UK troops in Sirte, a city on the Libyan coast and ISIS’ de facto capital in North Africa. The role of the U.S. troops is limited to backing forces loyal to Libya’s unity Government of National Accord (GNA), The Post noted, quoting U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity. Last week, the U.S. launched precision...
  • Army Maj. Gen. found dead in home two days before assuming new command

    08/02/2016 3:53:19 PM PDT · by amorphous · 55 replies
    PopularMilitary.Com ^ | 2 August 2016 | Michael Swaney
    The former commander of the the Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, Oklahoma was found dead in his on-post home at Redstone Arsenal on Sunday. Maj. Gen. John Rossi, 55, had just arrived Redstone Arsena to take over as the commander of the Army Space and Missile Defense Command since relinquishing command of Fort Sill on July 21st, according to KSWO. Rossi and his family only moved into their house on-post less than two weeks ago, according to John Cummings, a spokesman for Army Space and Missile Defense Command. Today, he was scheduled to be promoted to...
  • A Chilling Letter From an NCO Calling It Quits

    08/01/2016 8:43:18 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 43 replies
    Barnhardt.biz ^ | August 1, 2016 | Ann Barnhardt
    Ann, I leave the Army for good in September of this year. My chain of command has been shell shocked that I am going through with it. Two years ago when I first came to grips with what was happening and resolved to no longer be a part of it, there was derision and even an officer telling me that voicing my opinions about the state of the US economy and its moral failings could be considered a violation of the UCMJ for conduct “prejudicial to good order and discipline.” When I gave my Operations NCO a copy of the...
  • Weapons stolen from arms room on US military base in Stuttgart

    07/31/2016 6:18:00 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 33 replies
    stripes.com/ ^ | July 29 2016 | John Vandiver
    STUTTGART, Germany — Special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating the theft of guns and other military equipment from a base arms room in Stuttgart, military officials said. “Several semi-automatic pistols, one small-caliber automatic rifle and a shotgun were among the items taken,” said Chris Grey, a CID spokesman. The Army did not identify all the items stolen or the unit targeted, citing the active investigation. A possible breach of the base fence is also part of the ongoing probe. “We are looking at all possibilities as the investigation continues, but at this point in the...
  • Chelsea Manning faces charges, solitary confinement after suicide attempt (PV1 Bradley Manning)

    07/28/2016 11:26:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 28, 2016 | Nicky Woolf
    Chelsea Manning may face charges relating to a suicide attempt this year, which could lead to indefinite solitary confinement or transferral to a maximum-security facility, according to a civil rights group. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced on Thursday that Manning, who is serving a 35-year sentence in military custody for leaking state secrets to the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, was under investigation for three charges related to her 5 July suicide attempt: “resisting the force cell move team”, “prohibited property”, and “conduct which threatens”. Manning confirmed through her lawyers in July that she was receiving medical care after having...
  • Two South Carolina Soldiers Killed Defending Woman at Bar, Suspect Charged

    07/26/2016 2:58:34 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 13 replies
    NBC ^ | Jul 26 2016 | Corky Siemaszko
    The military was mourning two soldiers Tuesday who were fatally shot while trying to protect a woman from a gun-toting man in a South Carolina bar. Staff Sgt. Charles Allen Judge Jr., 40, and Sgt. First Class Jonathan Michael Prins, 29, "were acting as good Samaritans when they were shot," said Capt. Adam Myrick of the Lexington County Sheriff's Department. Joseph Elijah Mills, 25, is charged with two counts of murder in Lexington County, South Carolina. Lexington County Sheriff's Office And they paid for their bravery with their lives. "We are shocked and saddened by the loss of Staff Sgt....
  • Libya’s Oil Deal Turns Sour As Army Chief Threatens To Bomb Tankers

    07/26/2016 11:51:49 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 5 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 26-07-2016 | 26-07-2016
    The chief of staff of the Libyan army has warned foreign companies the army will fire at any non-Libyan tanker entering the country’s territorial waters. The warning comes after a spike in tensions in Libya brought about by a controversial deal struck by the so-called government of unity and the Libyan Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG). Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) firmly believes the deal, struck by the UN-backed government and the PFG to reopen key ports was a mistake, NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla said in a letter to UN’s envoy to Libya Martin Kobler and to oil and diplomatic officials....
  • Soldiers’ Union: Only German Citizens Should Serve

    07/14/2016 8:55:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 14, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    A German soldiers’ union has come out against proposed plans to allow non-German citizens into the Bundeswehr which could hamper plans for a European Union (EU) army.
  • Officers Start Arresting I-94 Protesters (BLM MN)

    07/09/2016 7:56:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 143 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/9/16 | Ellie Herman
    Police started arresting protesters who shut down parts of Interstate 94 following the death of Philando Castile. Hundreds of protesters marched from the Governor's residence and crossed I-94, blocking off the freeway in both directions. State Patrol officers redirected motor traffic as they cut off I-94 entrances at Dale Street. Protesters are throwing objects at officers and one officer was injured from a thrown firework, according to SPPD. One protester was using a laser sight and pointing it at officers. St. Paul Police Department officers are using glass balls with smoke, not tear gas, on I-94. Police officers on I-94...
  • CBS: Army recommended disciplinary discharge for Dallas shooter (sexual harassment)

    07/09/2016 7:55:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 9, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    After initial reports of multiple snipers in the Dallas massacre on Thursday night, it became apparent that the mass murderer was one man — a former soldier named Micah Xavier Johnson. How did a decorated Afghanistan combat veteran end up among the worst of police assassins in US history? CBS News dug into Johnson’s background, and found a disturbing decline in his behavior, but nothing that would have warned law enforcement of the imminent threat:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) This video report has less information than the accompanying article. As it turns out, the Army booted him out of Afghanistan for serious misconduct —...
  • Dallas sniper was sent home from Afghanistan over sexually harassing a female soldier

    07/09/2016 8:34:57 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 37 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 9, 2016 | By Khaleda Rahman
    Dallas sniper was sent home from Afghanistan over sexually harassing a female soldier then 'got in touch with bad folks and went all Black Panther' Micah Johnson killed five officers and wounded seven more on Thursday Johnson, 25, served in the Army Reserve as a private first class from 2009 In May 2014, he was accused of sexual harassment by a female soldier Army sent him home, recommending an 'other than honorable discharge' He was described as a loner who followed black militant groups online They included the African American Defense League and the New Black Panther Party The Dallas...
  • Openly Trans Soldier Speaks: ‘I Feel Liberated’ by the End of Pentagon’s Transgender Ban

    07/01/2016 10:14:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 30, 2016 | Nancy A. Youseff
    Even before the U.S. military ended its ban Thursday on transgender service members openly serving, Army Sgt. Ken Ochoa, 26, already knew what it meant to openly serve. Ochoa, who joined the military in 2010, transitioned in 2014, well before the military considered lifting the ban. He heard that other troops had made the transition and discovered an inner peace that came with the change. So he made the decision to follow suit, knowing he would silently become a different person before his fellow soldiers, his company commander, and his friends around the base.
  • Unspecified 'threat' prompts lockdown at Camp Parks

    06/21/2016 12:03:42 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 13 replies
    KTVU ^ | June 21, 2016
    Authorities placed the Parks Reserve Forces Training Area, also known as Camp Parks, on lockdown Thursday morning while authorities investigated a threat received by the U.S. Army training facility.
  • Happy Birthday to the US Army!

    06/14/2016 5:22:06 AM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 14 replies
    June 14, 2016 | Rfreedom4u
    Two hundred forty-one years ago, our nation's leaders established the Continental Army. Today, the Army is the strategic landpower of the joint force; called upon to prevent, shape, and win against our adversaries. The U.S. Army's 241st Birthday is June 14, 2016, a day we celebrate the Total Army Force comprised of multi-component Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians and their contributions to national defense. The American Soldier trains, deploys, engages, and destroys enemies of the United States in combat operations as the world's premier land force.
  • Who Will Replace the Beretta M9 as the Official U.S. Army Sidearm? 20 Contenders Become 3

    06/08/2016 9:17:22 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 88 replies
    For nearly two years now, the U.S. Army has been trying to replace its Beretta M9 service weapon -- and believe it or not, the Army is finally starting to make some progress. Slow progress, to be sure, but progress nonetheless. Last week, the military hardware specialists at IHS Jane's reported that out of the 20 industry teams previously believed to be interested in selling the Army a new Modular Handgun System (MHS), only a dozen actually submitted bids in response to the Army's official Request for Proposals. From these, the Army expects to "downselect" just three finalists in August....
  • Women in the Combat Arms: The Greatest Disaster in US Military History

    06/04/2016 8:10:27 PM PDT · by pboyington · 70 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 4, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Operation You Go Girl is destined to fail; failure defined not as a NO GO, or an F, but as the nation’s young women flown home in flag draped Glad Bags when the nation loses the next war(s). When this happens, the Hollywood producers, the feminists and the cultural Marxists who were responsible for forcing the nation’s women to experience the horrors of ground combat will scratch their heads and wonder why reality is so much different from their imaginary ideas of women in combat. Think about this: US defense policy is now being run on a fantasy propagated by...
  • Joe Bruno on Boxing – Muhammad Ali is Not a Hero.

    06/04/2016 8:42:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 156 replies
    Joe Bruno On Boxing ^ | June 4, 2016 | Joe Bruno
    Joe Bruno on Boxing – Muhammad Ali is Not a Hero. Muhammad Ali passed away Friday night, June 3, 2016. I wrote the article below around the year 2000. I got to know him fairly well in the 1980’s, when I was Vice President of the Boxing Writers Association. He was a real friendly man, and we had several nice conversations about what I have written below. Still, his death doesn’t change what he was, and what he did early in his career. It is with a sad heart that I stand by what is written below. It’s just the...