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  • April 24 in Turkey: Still No Justice for the Murdered Armenian Serving in the Turkish Army

    04/24/2018 6:59:15 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    The Armenian Weekly ^ | April 26, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s message was read at the commemoration mass that was held at the Feriköy Surp Vartanants Church in Istanbul on April 24—the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.The message said, in part:“On this occasion, I would like to emphasize that the peace, security and happiness of our Armenian community are of special importance to us. We have no tolerance for the alienation and exclusion of our Armenian citizens and for a single Armenian citizen to feel second-class… With these thoughts, I once again pay tribute to the memories of the Ottoman Armenians who lost their lives...
  • A Perfect Storm is Brewing in Army Recruiting Does It Know Why?

    04/23/2018 6:06:51 PM PDT · by pboyington · 65 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 23, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Two days ago, it was reported that the Army will fall short of its goal to recruit 80,000 new soldiers this year. According to the Associated Press: Army officials say the updated goal will be 76,500. Six months into the recruiting year the service has brought in just 28,000 new soldiers. Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said the main effort is to grow the Army to 483,500, as approved by Congress. The struggle to meet this years higher recruiting numbers which were a significant hike over last years recruiting mission of 69,000 was expected, mainly due to the favorable...
  • Chem. weapons dumped at sea corroding but haven't yet released toxic contents [Hawaii 2010 news] TR

    04/14/2018 11:25:57 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 27 replies
    DMZ Hawaii ^ | July 28, 2010 | Kyle
    Full title: Researchers report that chemical weapons dumped at sea are corroding but have not yet released toxic contents KyleJuly 28, 2010DMZ Hawaii University of Hawai'i researchers have concluded a three year research project to determine whether chemical munitions dumped at sea off O'ahu pose a threat to the health of humans or the environment. Documents disclosed by the Army in 2007 reported that approximately 16,000 munitions containing 2,558 tons of chemical agents were dumped at three deep-water sites off Oahu. The chemical agent included lewisite, mustard, cyanogen chloride and cyanide. According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser article:
  • The Tanks Are Coming: Russia Introduces Tank Units to Airborne Forces and Naval Infantry

    04/04/2018 9:47:16 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 29 replies
    The Airborne Troops (Vozdushno-Desantnye VoyskaVDV) have been much less affected by the military reforms initiated in 2008 than any of the other services in the Russian Armed Forces. Unlike the Ground Forces, the VDV has pointedly retained its divisional structure, despite plans to move toward a brigade-centric model in both 2009 and 2012 (Vzglyad, May 27, 2009; April 9, 2012). That said, however, the VDVs units have undergone certain notable changes regarding their number and organization, as well as concerning the provision of new equipment. For instance, in 2013, three air-assault brigades were resubordinated to the VDV (The 11th, 56th...
  • Day of Delusion at the Pentagon: Infantry Women and the Maternity Army Combat Uniform

    04/03/2018 9:49:35 AM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 3, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    As the feminist Kamikaze bears down on the U.S.S. Pentagon, spineless brass sip Mint Juleps on the bridge, adding up their pensions and hoping to abandon ship before the US military is catastrophically killed in the next war. Which it will be, if nothing changes, mark my words. Across the military, standards are dropping faster than a Greg Maddux sinker; as lackeys, perfumed princes, feather merchants and cultural Marxist, Obama holdouts do their best to make the US Military the Laughing Stock of the World. Standards are hitting new lows across the board in the military, in order to fuel...
  • 68% of Indian military equipment is vintage say officials

    04/03/2018 9:49:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Defense Journal ^ | April 2, 2018 | George Allison
    Indian officers and officials expressed concerns before an Indian parliamentary committee on defence, service chiefs revealed dire shortfalls in equipment and investment. According to an article that appeared in the Asia section of the print edition of The Economist: Judging from the three services own testimony, the airing of such grievances is long overdue. MPs were told that some 68% of the armys equipment, much of which was first supplied by the Soviet Union, such as BMP-2 personnel carriers and Shilka anti-aircraft guns, may be described as vintage
  • German army rolls out line of maternity uniforms for pregnant troops after successful field tests

    04/03/2018 7:22:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    AP ^ | April 3, 2018 | Staff
    Germany's military is rolling out a line of maternity uniforms for pregnant soldiers following successful field tests last year. Germany's defense ministry says some 80 volunteers tested a range of uniforms as well as underwear and tights, and their feedback will be considered. It said 'our goal in the end is to buy uniforms that best meet the requirements of the users.'
  • Turkish army attacks villages of Kobane (Syria)

    03/21/2018 10:32:00 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    ANF News ^ | Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018, 19:06 | ANF KOBANE
    The Turkish army has attacked Siftek and Zirav villages of Kobane Tuesday evening. The invading Turkish army has attacked Siftek and Zirav villages of Kobane soon after Newroz fire was lit Tuesday evening. Turkish soldiers rained bullets as they attacked both villages with gunfire and DShK-fire.
  • At least 44 militants killed in clash with Philippine troops: army

    03/11/2018 12:45:18 PM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    MANILA (Reuters) - At least 44 pro-Islamic State militants were killed and 26 more were wounded when Philippine soldiers shelled positions held by the rebels in southern Maguindanao province, the army said on Sunday. The fighting, initially with about 50 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), broke out in a remote village in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town from Thursday morning and lasted the following day, said Lt. Col. Gerry Besana.
  • It's Official: The Pizza MRE Is Back!

    02/21/2018 3:57:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    It's official: The pizza MRE is back!
  • JROTC Hero Killed in Florida Honored With Admission to West Point

    02/21/2018 1:04:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | February 21, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    When an evil assailant opened fire on students attending Parkland High School last week in Florida, JROTC enlistees jumped into action to protect their peers. Grabbing Kevlar mats, they shielded students from a barrage of bullets and saved lives. JROTC Cadet Peter Wang made the ultimate sacrifice and gave his life while holding the door open for people to escape.Wang had dreams of attending West Point Academy after high school and planned to have a career serving his country in the United States Army. He was posthumously admitted to the institution this week. One of USMA's priorities is to develop leaders...
  • Liberals try to claim Florida shooter was trained by the NRA

    02/17/2018 5:42:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Hot ^ | February 17, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    ince the Florida school shooting happened in an election year, liberals have been working valiantly to somehow tie the National Rifle Association to the tragedy. This isn’t a new phenomenon, but some of them seemed to think they’d struck gold when they found out about a marksmanship program operated at the school which the shooter previously belonged to. It turns out that the program received a grant to partially fund it from the NRA, leading to some hot take headlines which are melting down laptop and phone screens today. These include, “Nikolas Cruz was reportedly on an NRA-funded rifle team...
  • At US outpost in Syria, US general backs Kurdish fighters

    02/07/2018 11:11:59 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 7, 2018 | SUSANNAH GEORGE
    MANBIJ, Syria On the ground in Syria, the top U.S. general in the coalition fighting the Islamic State group pledged on Wednesday that American troops would remain in the northern Syrian Kurdish town of Manbij despite Ankara's demands for a U.S. pullout. "We're here to ensure the lasting defeat of ISIS is maintained in this area," Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk said during a visit to U.S. forces in Manbij. ISIS is an alternative acronym for the Islamic State group. Funk's visit comes amid rising tensions between Turkey and the United States NATO allies that have ended up...
  • Former Florida football player convicted of $20 million healthcare fraud conspiracy

    02/06/2018 7:10:30 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/6/2018 | Jay Weaver
    Former Florida football player convicted of $20 million healthcare fraud conspiracy By Jay Weaver February 05, 2018 03:26 PM Updated 50 minutes ago Monty Grow, a former University of Florida and NFL player who made a small fortune selling pharmaceutical drugs, took the unusual step of testifying in his trial on charges of swindling millions from a federal program that provides medical insurance for the U.S. military. The 46-year-old Grow was hit again and again with questions by a federal prosecutor about receiving and paying kickbacks to score lucrative patient referrals for a major South Florida pharmacy. You were...
  • In the Army, Its Death by a Thousand PC Cuts

    01/23/2018 1:52:19 PM PST · by pboyington · 28 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 23, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    The warrior culture in the US Army is dying every day, in a hideously slow death by a thousand lacerations of social engineering, diversity and political correctness lunacy, abated by senior army leaders who are too gutless to raise even a finger in protest. From Green Beret training standards lower than ROTC camp in the 80s to Mommy Rangers, lactation memos, pregnancy simulators during physical training and a parade of cadets in red high heels, its more than apparent that this aint your fathers army anymore. Heck, it aint even your older brothers army anymore. The army, like the rest...
  • Teens Roam Streets With Rifles As Crime Swamps Sweden

    01/21/2018 5:39:29 PM PST · by blam · 74 replies
    The Times (UK) ^ | 1-21-2018 | Bojan Pancevski, Malmo
    Stabbed in the neck by an asylum seekerThe blast was so powerful that it shook windows a mile away. Ahmads first thought was that someone had thrown yet another bomb at the police. He was right. On Wednesday night an explosive device was hurled at the police station in Rosengard, a troubled area of Malmo, Swedens third largest city. Attacks on the police are increasingly frequent. Rosengards force works from a black fortress of reinforced concrete with narrow windows and a 10ft-high electric fence. I knew it was a bomb again, said Ahmad, 53, who lives in the area...
  • Apache helicopter pilots become the first active-duty same-sex couple to marry at West Point

    01/21/2018 10:16:05 AM PST · by ZagFan · 103 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01-21-2018 | Forrest Hanson
    Two army captains exchanged vows at West Point in what is believed to be the first active-duty, same-sex marriage at the esteemed United States Military Academy. The couple, which will now go by the last name Franchino-Hall, enjoyed their first dance as married men to 'La Vie En Rose' by Edith Piaf.
  • Army Command Sergeant Major to ISIS We will beat you to death with shovels

    01/11/2018 7:54:12 PM PST · by pboyington · 24 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 11, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Finally, a real warrior has emerged from the morass of leftist jellyfish trolling through the hallways of the Pentagon. Finally, a real warrior has come forward to speak the truth war is hell and the US military is currently in the process of sending as many ISIS fighters to the gates of Hades where they belong. The news exploded today with the story of the armys senior enlisted man, Command Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell (you cant make this stuff up) who stated on Tuesday in a Facebook post: ISIS needs to understand that the Joint Force is on...
  • General Loses Three-Star Promotion for Calling Dem Congressional Staffer Sweetheart

    01/09/2018 1:21:43 PM PST · by detective · 61 replies
    MSN News ^ | 1/9/2018 | Alberto Luperon
    The U.S. Army yanked Maj. Gen.Ryan Gonsalves nomination to a third star because it determined that he called a female congressional staffer sweetheart, according toStars and Stripes.This violated the Army Command Policys rule on dignity and respect. An anonymous complaint was filed to the Army Inspector General on July 20. The exchange reportedly happened at a October 2016 meeting at Fort Carson, Colorado. According to the IGs findings, Gonsalves picked on the staffer, who worked for Rep.Jim Langevin(D-Rhode Island 2nd district). He allegedly asked her about her age, and told her to take notes since she was a Democrat and...
  • Korean War: Still Praying For These Dead Souls Now And Forever: Chosin... Amen.

    01/06/2018 3:31:51 AM PST · by Djl3668 · 19 replies
    Ap ^ | 0118 | Ap
    American bravery, why we fight and God Bless these souls forever especially in this cold.