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  • LT passes pre-Ranger; 6 women now set for Ranger School

    02/26/2015 11:07:36 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 50 replies
    Army Times ^ | 2-25-15 | Michelle Tan
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  • Kid Who Played ‘Forrest Gump’ is All Grown Up. Since He Missed the Oscars, He Got a Bigger ‘Role.’

    02/22/2015 6:30:10 AM PST · by Islander7 · 24 replies
    IJReview ^ | Feb 21, 2015 | By Becca Lower
    The boy who played the young Forrest Gump in the multi-Oscar award winning movie is all grown up. But he didn’t stay in the acting game after his most famous role. He joined the Army.
  • 40th makes its return official. Recent deployment has soldiers in seven countries

    02/21/2015 9:52:02 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — A time-honored Army tradition officially marked the return of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion to its home post in Arizona Friday morning. Signifying its return, the battalion stood on Brown Parade Field as the unit’s flag, held by Spc. Jessica Mortimer, was uncased and unfurled by the battalion’s commander, Lt. Col. David Thomas, and Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg.
  • Lying in the military is common, Army War College study says

    02/20/2015 3:04:28 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    A new study by Army War College professors found that not only is lying common in the military, the armed forces themselves may be inadvertently encouraging it. The study, released Tuesday, was conducted by retired Army officers and current War College professors Leonard Wong and Stephen J. Gerras. They found that untruthfulness is “surprisingly common in the U.S. military even though members of the profession are loath to admit it.” The paper’s release follows a series of high-profile incidents involving bad behavior across the services, including a still-widening corruption case involving senior Navy officers and at least two incidents in...
  • Germany’s army is so under-equipped that it used broomsticks instead of machine guns

    02/19/2015 8:44:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 19, 2015 | Rick Noack
    The German army has faced a shortage of equipment for years, but the situation has recently become so precarious that some soldiers took matters into their own hands. On Tuesday, German broadcaster ARD revealed that German soldiers tried to hide the lack of arms by replacing heavy machine guns with broomsticks during a NATO exercise last year. After painting the wooden sticks black, the German soldiers swiftly attached them to the top of armored vehicles, according to a confidential army report which was leaked to ARD.
  • 3,000 Fort Stewart soldiers deploying to Europe amid US effort to deter Russian aggression

    02/18/2015 4:42:04 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 11 replies
    Daily Journal ^ | February 17, 2015 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <p>FORT STEWART, Georgia — The U.S. Army is sending more than 3,000 Fort Stewart soldiers to Europe to help assure American allies in the region and deter Russian aggression in Ukraine.</p> <p>Officials at the southeast Georgia Army post said Tuesday that soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division will deploy next month.</p>
  • What do Chelsea Manning treatments mean for transgender troops?

    02/16/2015 7:03:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor's DC Decoder ^ | February 14, 2015 | Anna Mulrine
    The Pentagon appeared to go against its own policy in allowing transgender treatments for Chelsea Manning. The decision points to changes at the Pentagon on the issue, activists say, but none that are seismic.Chelsea Manning, a United States Army soldier serving a 35-year sentence for her role in providing classified documents to WikiLeaks, will now be able to receive hormone therapy at Fort Leavenworth. It represents a considerable shift for the US military to provide this treatment for Ms. Manning, who identifies as transgender and sued the government to be able to have access to the hormone therapy in order...
  • US army to start training Ukrainian troops, commander says

    02/11/2015 7:16:40 AM PST · by McGruff · 35 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 11, 2015
    A top U.S. military commander in Europe says the U.S military is to train Ukrainian soldiers who are battling Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said Wednesday that in March a battalion of U.S. soldiers would train three battalions of Ukrainians from the Ministry of Interior. The training is to take place at the Yavariv training center in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv.
  • Chelsea Manning, Soldier Sentenced for Leaks, Will Write for The Guardian

    02/10/2015 10:08:59 PM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 10, 2015 | Ravi Somaiya
    Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking a trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks, has joined The Guardian newspaper as a contributing opinion writer. Ms. Manning, formerly known as Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, will write on war, gender and freedom of information ...
  • CIA job interview leads to criminal investigation of Green Beret

    02/09/2015 3:06:33 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 6, 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    A Green Beret officer who was stripped of a prestigious valor award and dropped from the Special Forces fell out of favor with Army officials after the CIA shared information it gathered about him while he was going through screening for a potential job, according to officials familiar with the case. Maj. Mathew L. Golsteyn was investigated by the Army Criminal Investigation Command for an undisclosed violation of the U.S. military’s rules of engagement in 2010 that resulted in the death of a known enemy fighter and bombmaker in Helmand province, Afghanistan, according to the officials. The Army closed a...
  • Army to award Purple Heart to Fort Hood victims

    02/06/2015 8:17:48 AM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/6/15 | foxnews
    The U.S. Army has decided to award the Purple Heart to victims of the Fort Hood massacre, sources tell Fox News. Three sources confirmed that the Army will announce the decision by next week.
  • Official History of the US Army in Vietnam

    01/31/2015 10:09:13 AM PST · by GreyFriar · 13 replies
    US Army Center of Military History ^ | 31 Jan 2015 | US Army Center of Military History
    US Center of Military History Bookshelves: The US Army in Vietnam -- All of the volumes currently published, except the photo book, by the US Army Center of Military History are available online at: http://www.history.army.mil/html/bookshelves/collect/usavn.html Research materials and two chapters from the next Combat Operations volume on Tet are available online at: http://www.history.army.mil/html/bookshelves/resmat/vw.html
  • Details of aid to Afghan army now secret: US

    01/30/2015 2:35:38 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 4 replies
    AFP ^ | 01/30/15 | Dan De Luce
    Washington (AFP) - The US military will no longer divulge facts and figures about its costly effort to assist Afghan security forces, declaring the information top secret, officials said Thursday. The move marks an about-face for the Pentagon, which for the past six years has reported a range of data about the $65 billion program to build up the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). The information included how US taxpayers' money has been spent and the state of the troubled country's police and army. John Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR), voiced disappointment with the change and said...
  • Army Says Still No Decision on Bowe Bergdahl's Fate

    01/27/2015 2:49:05 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 27, 2015 | By LUIS MARTINEZ
    No decision has been made about Bowe Bergdahl's future, military officials said today, as an Army general continues to review the circumstances surrounding his 2009 disappearance that led to five years in Taliban captivity. The Army issued a statement today denying media reports that said Bergdahl would be charged with desertion, possibly as early as next week. Major General Ronald Lewis, the head of Army public affairs, labeled the reports as "patently false." "To be clear, there have been no actions or decisions on the Sergeant Bergdahl investigation," Lewis said. The investigation remains with Milley, "who will determine appropriate action...
  • Video: Army has charged Bergdahl with desertion, but …

    01/27/2015 6:28:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 27, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Whatever happened to the investigation of Bowe Bergdahl and his capture by the Taliban? Last year, the Obama administration traded five high-ranking Taliban commanders to get Bergdahl back, but men in his former unit immediately objected to the trade, accusing Bergdahl of having deserted before his capture. Months later, there still has been no final determination of Bergdahl’s status — at least none made public. Last night, retired Lt. Col. Tony Schaffer told Bill O’Reilly that the Army has charged Bergdahl with desertion, but that the White House — and specifically Ben Rhodes, the national-security adviser/speechwriter to Barack Obama —...
  • BREAKING: Obama Advisor Ben Rhodes Hiding Bowe Bergdahl Desertion Charges – Bergdahl Attorney

    01/26/2015 8:59:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 1/26/15 | sundance
    Vid at link
  • Bowe Berghdal to be tried for Desertion per Military Analyst on Foxnews

    01/26/2015 5:21:47 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 50 replies
    Ben Rhodes looking to suppress information per analyst.
  • Putin Builds Naval and Army Base on Wrangell Island – Owned By the US

    01/26/2015 4:54:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/26/15 | Jim Hoft
    In May 1881 US explorers approached Jeannette Island, Wrangell Island and Henrietta Island in the Arctic Ocean and claimed them for the United States. But according to the Obama Department of State no claim exists today over these US islands. In fact the State Department is conspiring with Russian President Putin to give away Wrangell Island to Russians. Wrangell and its 200 mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) has billions of barrels of oil/gas reserves and hundreds of millions of pounds of fisheries. It also has a strategic military location for tracking Russian moves in Arctic. The Coast Guard is a...
  • Is Obama White House Holding Bergdahl Report Hostage?

    01/21/2015 10:02:07 AM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 21, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Taliban Swap: The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the report on the possible desertion of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be produced "fairly soon." Does it expose his trade for terrorists as another administration disaster? bfrrIt's bad enough that the Obama administration is conducting a clearance sale of al-Qaida detainees at Guantanamo, releasing the worst of the worst like a candy dispenser. But as the Islamic State spawns terror cells in Europe, and al-Qaida, the demise of which was greatly exaggerated, is linked to the terrorist attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris as revenge for...
  • Life for Captain Hannah Winterbourne, a transgender soldier in the British army

    A SOLDIER serving in the British Army has become the first and only transgender officer. Saying she was “living an act” Captain Hannah Winterbourne, 27, decided to become a woman while on tour in Afghanistan reported The Mirror. Winterbourne, an officer in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, began her transition in 2013 and is now the highest ranking trans soldier in the British Army.
  • Army commanders Order Removal Of 'God and Country' Recruiting Sign [America Under Obama? Congress]

    01/18/2015 7:50:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 18, 2015
    Army commanders Order Removal Of 'God and Country' Recruiting Sign January 18, 2015 An Army recruiting station has been ordered by higher ups to shelve a sidewalk sandwich board with the wording "On a mission for both God and country.” The order went out Friday to a recruiting station in Phoenix that had been displaying the outdoor sign since at least October. The sign board also shows an image of a Special Forces patch and Ranger, Airborne and Special Forces tabs. An inquiry from Army Times to the U.S. Army Recruiting Command prompted the sandwich board’s immediate removal.
  • Is nervous Obama White House holding Bergdahl report hostage?

    01/16/2015 9:08:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 16, 2015 | Lt. Col. Bill Cowan (ret.)
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Last Sunday, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, indicated that he expected a decision “fairly soon” on whether the Army will court martial Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for allegedly deserting his post in Afghanistan, or has cleared him, paving the way for separation from the service and back pay in excess of $200,000. Moreover, a decision to clear Bergdahl may well open the door for him to be designated a former prisoner of war, ensuring him substantial monthly pay, medical and educational benefits for the rest of his life. To those who have followed all angles...
  • German police call into question validity of USAREUR license

    01/15/2015 5:18:44 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | January 14, 2015 | Jennifer Svan, Marcus Kloeckner, and John Vandiver
    Some German police say they will not recognize military-issued driver’s licenses if the bearer doesn’t also possess a valid stateside license, a situation that raises concerns about whether many U.S. troops and civilians could face penalties for driving illegally. U.S. Army Europe said Wednesday that the issue was “in dispute” and cautioned that there was misinformation circulating through the U.S. military community in Germany. However, German police officials said that the regulations were clear, that anyone driving without a valid stateside license would be violating the law, and that the USAREUR license alone was not valid. Across the U.S. military...
  • Body of soldier deployed to West Africa found in Killeen; hazmat on scene

    01/13/2015 11:53:54 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    Kxxv TV25 ^ | 1-13-2015 | Kxxv TV 25
    Authorities are investigating and hazmat crews are on scene after the body of a soldier who just returned from deployment in West Africa was found Tuesday morning in Killeen. The body was found in a home in the 3300 block of Cantabrian Dr. A Fort Hood official on scene confirmed the body found was a soldier who had just returned from deployment in West Africa.
  • Study Finds Most Infantrymen Want Females In Their Platoons (Satire)

    01/11/2015 11:36:06 AM PST · by Cry if I Wanna · 13 replies
    DuffleBlog ^ | 01/11/15 | Maxx Butthurt
    THE PENTAGON — A new gender integration study set to be released this week found that nearly 96 percent of infantrymen in the Army and Marine Corps would be “very excited” to have women integrated into their units, especially during combat deployments, Duffel Blog has learned. “Naturally there were some patterns we saw after issuing the surveys,” Maj. Rodrick Hamill, a spokesman for the Pentagon, told reporters. “Almost all soldiers who described themselves as ‘pro female’ insisted that the women inducted be in top physical condition, and disease-free.”
  • Cops and soldiers, and why they’re different

    01/11/2015 10:18:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The War Room ^ | January 10, 2015 | Tom Nichols
    There’s 35,000 of them, but they’re not an army. So, it’s a new year, and we’re already hip-deep in horrors. I can’t even begin to write about the Charlie Hebdo massacre; I’m not an expert on terrorism or on France, and in general I agree with Dan Murphy of the Christian Science Monitor, who’s made a good point recently on Twitter that there are too many of these “what’s it all mean” pieces and all far too soon. Instead, I want to go back to one of the stories we were all arguing about before the Paris massacre: the tension...
  • Former Army officer to remain in prison for slaying of 2 Afghan nationals

    01/11/2015 9:58:56 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 31 replies
    The Fayetteville Observer, via Stars & Stripes ^ | January 6, 2015 | Paul Woolverton
    A former Fort Bragg Army officer will remain in prison on murder charges for the slayings of two Afghan nationals in the Afghanistan war, Maj. Gen. Richard D. Clarke of the 82nd Airborne Division has decided. Clarke, the division's commander, was considering a clemency request from former 1st Lt. Clint Lorance. Lorance was court-martialed at Fort Bragg, N.C., in summer 2013 for ordering his soldiers to shoot at three Afghans while on patrol in summer 2012. Two of the men were killed, and the third ran away. Clarke cut a year off Lorance's 20-year sentence but otherwise upheld his convictions...
  • Court-martial for Bergdahl not too likely, some assert

    01/09/2015 8:53:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Killeen Daily Herald ^ | January 7, 2015 | Jacob Brooks
    Will the case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — who was captured by the Taliban in 2009 and released in a prisoner exchange last summer — go to court-martial on a charge of desertion? That was the subject of this column last week, and I’ve heard some interesting comments since. Most notably, I spoke with Greg Rinckey, a former Army captain and judge advocate general officer. “It would surprise me if it was referred to a court-martial,” Rinckey said of Bergdahl’s case. First off, Rinckey pointed out, the White House and the military have put forth a lot of effort...
  • The M-4 Carbine Is Here to Stay

    01/06/2015 8:52:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 78 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 5, 2015 | Kyle Mizokami
    In the January issue of The Atlantic, retired Maj. Gen. Robert Scales slammed the United States Army’s M-4 carbine, and called for an entirely new weapon in the hands of the modern American soldier. Scales describes the 2008 Battle of Wanat—when the Taliban attacked a forward outpost defended by American troops—and his own experiences in Vietnam with faulty M-16 rifles.
  • Rangel: Never Moved By Dead Soldiers Until I Saw Ones That "Look Like Me"

    01/06/2015 5:51:15 AM PST · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | Jeffrey Poor
    In an appearance on Monday’s “The ED Show” on MSNBC, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) discussed the decision by officers of the New York Police Department to turn the backs on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at the funerals of the two slain officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, in recent weeks.
  • US Army Looks To 3D Print Food For Soldiers

    12/31/2014 2:39:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 31, 2014 | Jennifer Hicks
    Food researchers in the US Army are looking into ways to 3D print food for soldiers. According to a press release, Army food technologists say that 3D printed food could produce meals on demand for soldiers in the battlefield. With 3D technology, food can be tailored to a soldier’s nutritional needs. Because the Army’s Meal Ready-to-Eat (MRE) standard for food has a shelf life of three years, 3D printing creates new options that could make meals have longer and more stable shelf lives according to Lauren Oleksyk, Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC). Earlier this month in December...
  • How I Learned to Love the Draft

    12/29/2014 8:19:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 28, 2014 | Joseph Epstein
    A veteran of the Cold War–era draft argues that once again sharing the burden of defending the country would produce better foreign policy—and better Americans. The author doing his draft-time duty at a recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1960.As the struggle with the Islamic State, or ISIS, grows more intense and the Obama administration’s air-attack strategy—if the experts turn out to be correct—proves unavailing, the calls for boots on the ground in Syria and Iraq are likely to become more insistent. Despite the coalition of nations aligned against ISIS and other terrorist groups, no one doubts that any...
  • Stephen King: I Regret My Slam on the Military (Called On It by NewsBusters)

    12/27/2014 8:47:23 PM PST · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 20, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal novelist Stephen King regrets asserting that if you don't learn how to read, you'll end up in "the Army, Iraq." The comment, widely seen as a shot at the military, was first publicized six years ago on NewsBusters. In an interview with the Huffington Post, King was asked if he stood by the remarks. The author lamented, "No. That was just a case of misspeaking and also having one of those brain cramps that you realize that you're no longer living in the world that you grew up in...If I could take one remark back, that would be the...
  • Watch: Hamas Shows Off Army 'Ready to Conquer Jerusalem'

    12/27/2014 3:35:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/12/14 | Dalit Halevi & Ari Yashar
    he propaganda unit of Hamas's "military wing", the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, kicked into overdrive recently with a new film, which attempted to portray the terrorist organization's Gazan fighting force as a modern Islamic army, exhibiting advanced weaponry training for a wide range of scenarios - and with its sights on Jerusalem. Video In the video a large unit of terrorists are shown with all the equipment of a modern army, from combat vests to advanced assault rifles. Several are seen bearing a flag reading "the army of Al-Quds (Jerusalem)." The Hamas "army" is seen conducting an array of operations modeled...
  • MILITARY COMMANDER TO DECIDED POTENTIAL BOWE BERGDAHL PUNISHMENT

    12/22/2014 4:27:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | 12/22/2014 | LUIS MARTINEZ
    The Army has forwarded the results of its investigation of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance to a four-star general who will decide if any disciplinary action is warranted. The general could decide on a number of possible outcomes, ranging from no further action to a possible court martial for the soldier held by the Taliban for five years after he left his post eastern Afghanistan. "After a thorough investigation and a comprehensive legal review, the investigation concerning Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been forwarded to a General Courts Martial Convening Authority, Gen. Mark Milley, commanding general of Forces Command," the Army said...
  • Top Islamic militants killed; more US troops going to Iraq (3,000 now)

    12/18/2014 3:37:59 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2014 | Associated Press
    wo senior Islamic State group leaders were killed in U.S. and coalition airstrikes in northern Iraq over the last week, U.S. officials said Thursday, as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved new orders for several hundred troops to deploy to Iraq to train Iraqi forces. (snip) There are currently about 1,700 U.S. troops in Iraq, and President Barack Obama has authorized up to 3,000. More than 1,000 U.S. troops are expected to be deployed in the coming weeks to increase the effort to advise and assist Iraq units at the higher headquarters levels and also to conduct training at several sites...
  • Army surveillance over Maryland: Giant blimps to begin three-year test

    12/18/2014 10:07:23 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 17, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    One of the U.S. Army’s giant surveillance blimps will rise to 10,000 feet above Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland on Friday for a three-year test. A second aircraft will begin testing in January. The Army’s Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS), which is built by Raytheon, will be tested for its ability to identify incoming enemy aircraft. “This will enable senior defense officials to support a determination whether to transition JLENS capabilities to an enduring mission at the conclusion of the three-year operational exercise,” the North American Aerospace Defense Command said in a statement on...
  • The Great Draft Dodge: Karl Eikenberry and what Americans lost when they stopped fighting

    12/15/2014 10:06:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 13, 2014 | James Kitfield
    Karl Eikenberry couldn't understand why the staff sergeant insisted that he take a loaded pistol to patrol the barracks. The West Point cadet was in Hawaii for the summer, serving as a staff duty officer with the 25th Infantry Division, which had recently returned from Vietnam. It was his job on weekend nights to ensure good order. "Why would I take a sidearm?" Eikenberry asked. "In case you need it, that's why," replied the sergeant. As soon as he entered a darkened barracks building, Eikenberry says, he understood why his staff sergeant was so nervous. Soldiers were gathered in small...
  • U.S. Army Chaplain’s Constitutional Rights Violated

    12/15/2014 9:56:01 AM PST · by O. White · 15 replies
    December 15, 2014 | Timothy W. Linzey
    U.S. Army Chaplain’s Constitutional Rights Violated By Timothy W. Linzey Contact: lavonjusa@aol.com FORT BENNING, Ga., Dec. 14, 2014 -- In the United States Armed Forces, there are three types of special staff officers: 1) the Judge Advocate (JAG), 2) the medical doctor, and 3) the chaplain. These three officers enter the military with advanced degrees, and so come in at a higher rank than all other officers. No commander would dare tell a JAG how to do his job. No commander would dare tell a medical doctor how to do his job. Likewise, no commander has the authority to tell...
  • Nephew seeing the Army National Guard recruiter tomorrow. Vanity

    12/14/2014 9:33:49 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 68 replies
    FR ^ | Dec 15, 2014 | Self
    My nephew is seeing the Army National Guard recruiter tomorrow. He has some questions and I'm going with him.
  • Army-Navy Game Thread 2014

    12/13/2014 11:30:06 AM PST · by twister881 · 108 replies
    12/13/2014 | self
    Army-Navy game 2014 discussion thread. All comers welcome!
  • Army vs. Navy 2014: 5 things you might not know about the rivalry

    12/10/2014 5:26:58 PM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    al.com ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Creg Stephenson
    Army will be looking to snap a 12-game losing streak to Navy when the two service academies meet for the 115th time Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. CBS will broadcast the game at 2 p.m. Central, with live streaming available at CBSSports.com. The Black Knights are 4-7 this season, while the Midshipmen are 6-5. Here are five things you might not know about the Army-Navy rivalry:1. Few major-college rivalries are older Among rivalries between FBS schools, only three are older than Army vs. Navy, which was first played on Nov. 29, 1890. Only North Carolina-Wake Forest (Oct. 18,...
  • Chelsea Manning: I am a transgender woman and the government is denying my civil rights

    12/09/2014 9:51:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | December 8, 2014 | Chelsea E. Manning (aka Bradley Manning)
    We are told, by the legal system and the military, that we don’t belong. It’s time for trans people like me to tell the world something different: we exist Chelsea Manning was transgender ‘in secret’ while serving in US army“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice,” reads the oft-quoted line from Martin Luther King. I am a young trans woman. And I can attest to the “long” part, but I hope the bend toward justice will soon become more pronounced. There’s a lot of unfinished business when it comes to protecting civil rights for...
  • Army Welcomes First Openly Transgendered Military Working Dogs (Satire)

    12/08/2014 8:21:31 AM PST · by Cry if I Wanna · 9 replies
    DuffleBlog ^ | December 8, 2014 | Bravo
    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — Meet Tracker, a five-year-old, sixty-pound Belgian Malinois and a graduate of the Military Working Dog School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He’s also one of the Army’s first five openly transgendered military police dogs, assigned to the 42nd Military Police Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. “We took to each other pretty quickly,” said Spc. Jeffrey Grassley, a military policeman and dog handler partnered with Tracker. “I mean, it’s a little weird that they tell me to call him a ‘him,’ since he’s obviously a female dog, and there was that time last month when...
  • US Marine Corps Drill Instructor vs US Army Drill Sergeant (video)

    12/07/2014 5:21:10 PM PST · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    youtube ^ | july 20, 2011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlNSPbfr5_g
  • Stolen Valor “Ranger” meets actual Ranger. Does not fare well

    12/06/2014 11:36:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 6, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    There are far too many of these stories each year and they really cause me to grind my teeth. People going around claiming the status of heroes, wearing the uniforms and badges of honor granted only to those who served our nation with distinction, while having either never served or not having been awarded those honors are among the lowest types of cretins. Sadly, if we tried to cover them all here, Hot Air would have no space for any other subjects. But this one was so jarring and seems to be heading for such a satisfying result that it...
  • DARPA Is Getting Closer to an Iron Man Suit

    12/06/2014 5:55:58 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 12/04/14 | Erik Schechter
    The Army doesn't have an Iron Man suit. Yet. But the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Warrior Web program is a step closer to developing a soft, low-powered exosuit that will augment the physical capabilities of soldiers. Worn under the uniform, the proposed suit will allow troops to carry 100-plus pounds of equipment without risking the joint and back injuries that typically accumulate in the field.
  • The U.S. Army Has Quietly Created a New Commando Division

    11/27/2014 4:48:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Medium's War Is Boring ^ | November 26, 2014 | Joseph Trevithick
    On Sept. 30, the U.S. Army unceremoniously stood up a new headquarters—the 1st Special Forces Command—at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The division-level unit brings together more than 15,000 Green Berets and other special troops in a single new organization. Previously, the Army’s Special Operations Command had directly controlled all of these troops plus others on a wide range of missions. The idea behind the new HQ is to assemble a force specifically tailored for dealing with what the Pentagon calls “hybrid warfare.” Simply put, hybrid warfare is a blend of straight-up traditional combat—with infantry, tanks and artillery—and secretive insurgency. Probably...
  • Saudi National Reportedly Crashes Car Containing Explosives Into US Army Post Fort Sam Houston

    11/24/2014 10:32:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 88 replies
    Latin Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | Rodrigo Ugarte
    Complete Headline: Saudi National Reportedly Crashes Car Containing Explosives Into US Army Post Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas A driver who rammed his car into the gates of U.S. Army post Fort Sam Houston in Texas is in custody after the ordeal on Sunday. Police have not provided much information about the situation or the suspect, but the military base, which had been placed under lockdown, has returned to normal operations. The suspect has been identified as a male Saudi national, according to KCEN TV. Authorities have not identified the man, but he is in custody. His car...
  • Army moves to discharge pilot who halted lesbian officers’ make-out session

    11/13/2014 6:32:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The Army is moving to discharge a decorated combat pilot who intervened to stop two lesbian officers from showing what he considered inappropriate affection on the dance floor during a full-dress formal ball at Fort Drum, New York, in 2012. Lt. Col. Christopher Downey, who was once assigned to the White House and completed tours in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, ended up being convicted administratively of assaulting a soldier trying to videotape the kissing and grabbing. Col. Downey’s attorney, Richard Thompson, says his client merely pushed down the camera to prevent photos and video that could end up on...