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  • Army uniform board to consider bringing back iconic 'pinks and greens' uniform

    05/15/2017 5:15:15 AM PDT · by cll · 45 replies
    Army Times ^ | 05/14/2017 | Meghann Myers
    What's old is new again as Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey pushes ahead on bringing back a vintage uniform. The Army's top enlisted soldier is heading to the next uniform board meeting, armed with the results of an exclusive Army Times survey, to make the case for bringing back an iconic, World War II era uniform for everyday business wear, he told Army Times in an interview this week. "That was the uniform of the 'Greatest Generation.' There was a lot of prestige and honor associated with that. The American public identified with that uniform," he said. "We...
  • Chelsea Manning already working the press ahead of his release from prison

    05/10/2017 5:48:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 10, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    The seemingly endless saga of convicted traitor Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley) is moving into its next phase. After serving only a handful of the 35 years he was supposed to do for espionage, he had his sentence somewhat infamously commuted by Barack Obama and will be getting out of the slammer next week. In advance of his freedom, Manning is already busy putting out press releases and the first isn’t particularly newsworthy. (Associated Press) Chelsea Manning, who is scheduled to be released from prison next week, thanked former President Barack Obama, who granted her clemency in the final days of...
  • Mark Green withdraws his nomination for Army secretary

    05/05/2017 2:01:52 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2017 | Andrew Kaczynski
    President Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary announced Friday that he is withdrawing his name from consideration. "It is with deep regret today I am withdrawing my nomination to be the Secretary of the Army," Mark Green said in a statement. On Tuesday, CNN reported that the nomination was in serious jeopardy, and he could be withdrawing as soon as this week, three sources familiar with the matter told CNN. The decision by Green, Trump's second pick for the post, came after his nomination ran into trouble following a backlash after past controversial statements on LGBT issues, Islam and evolution...
  • Call to service Buena senior receives West Point Military Academy appointment

    04/29/2017 10:33:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Kay Phillips, For the Herald/Review
    SIERRA VISTA – At 18 years old, Buena High School senior Adrian Garlant is living his dream. The Buena High School senior recently received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. Garlant says he’s been dreaming of attending West Point Military Academy since the sixth grade. His mother Elizabeth Clark remembers the day he announced his plan. “They must have had career day or something, because he came in the door and said, ‘Mom, I’m going to West Point when I grow up’,” Clark recalls. “I said, ‘Do you know how hard that is?’” Clark...
  • Here’s exactly what [Army] spouses think about Forever 21’s new PT-inspired line

    04/28/2017 6:41:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Military One Click ^ | April 28, 2017 | Rebecca Alwine
    Yesterday was a trying day. The kids woke up early and it was early release. The laptop wasn’t working and I really didn’t want to do anything. And then, midway through my afternoon, the local wives’ page started hopping. You see, clothing store Forever 21 has some new products for sale. . . the military wives just couldn’t believe their eyes. You’re not going to believe it–and you’re probably not going to run to the store, either. Here’s a peek...
  • U.S. moves THAAD anti-missile to South Korean site, sparking protests

    04/26/2017 1:41:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2017 | Ju-min Park and Jack Kim in Seoul
    The U.S. military started moving parts of its controversial THAAD anti-missile defense system to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday amid high tensions over North Korea's missile and nuclear programs. The earlier-than-expected move prompted protests by hundreds of local residents and was denounced by the frontrunner in South Korea's presidential election on May 9. A spokesman for Moon Jae-in said the decision "ignored public opinion and due process" and demanded the deployment be suspended until the next administration was in place and had made its policy decision. The United States and South Korea last year agreed to deploy...
  • Trump Awards Purple Heart to Veteran Injured in Afghanistan During First Visit to Walter Reed

    04/22/2017 2:38:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    KTLA-TV ^ | April 22, 2017 | CNN Wire
    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited Walter Reed Medical Center on Saturday, where the President awarded the Purple Heart to a wounded soldier. Trump presented the medal to Sgt. First Class Alvaro Barrientos and thanked him on behalf of himself and the first lady. Barrientos’ wife, Tammy, was present for the short ceremony. “When I heard about this, I wanted to do this myself,” Trump said as he placed the Purple Heart on the soldier’s lapel. “Congratulations. Tremendous.” The Purple Heart is awarded to American service members who are wounded or killed in combat. Barrientos was recently...
  • Pedophile Ring Investigators Arrest Top Army General

    04/20/2017 6:09:49 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 43 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 04-20-2017 | Michael DePinto
    The crackdown against the DC pedophile ring continues, and retired Army general has just been arrested and charged with multiple counts of child rape. Former Vice President of DynCorp, Maj. Gen. James Grazioplene, was said to have committed these crimes between 1983 and 1989. And how do we know that he’s connected to the DC pedophile ring? The DynCorp connection. In the following video, Right Wing News unpacks the long and sordid history of the pedophile ring and its activities through DynCorp. When operating in Serbia, DynCorp colluded with the Serbian mafia to provide underage prostitutes to its employees, none...
  • Russian Terminator Robot Does Horrifying Things While Putin Denies Risk Of Robot Army

    04/17/2017 8:59:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    iTechPost ^ | 4/17/2017 | By Donna Bellevue
    The Russian Terminator robot is shown to be able to shoot guns with both hands. It can also drive a car and do press-ups, making people nervous despite Putin's assurance that the violent exercises are just part of the machine's decision making and coordination training. (Photo : Roberto Leones Masini/YouTube) Despite assurances from Vladimir Putin that the latest robot is not a real-life Terminator, the video posted online showing the human-like machine shooting guns with both hands can still make you nervous. News about the android robots called FEDOR - Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research was first reported last...
  • Trump chooses Christian anti-LGBT advocate to replace homosexual army secretary

    04/08/2017 7:07:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Ecumenical News ^ | April 8, 2017 | Maria Lamorena
    U.S. President Donald Trump has selected a Christian conservative and ex U.S. Army flight surgeon Mark Green to succeed former "out" homosexual U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning. Ex-Army officer and West Point alumnus Mark Green is said to be Trump's top nominee for the post that is currently held by Fanning, reported The Tennesean. Green was part of the Army's special operations team that took former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in 2003. He left the Army in 2006 and went to build and become CEO of AlignMD, a medical staffing firm until 2016 when it was acquired by American Physician...
  • Now It's the Army That Wants a New Rifle: The U.S. Army wants a rifle that fires a heavier [tr]

    04/07/2017 7:37:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 134 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | April 6, 2017 | Kyle Mizokami
    On the heels of the Marine Corps' desire for a new rifle for its infantrymen, the U.S. Army now says it is contemplating a dramatic switch in rifles. The service is considering going back to battle rifles—heavier rifles that can hit targets at longer ranges. The last time the Army fielded such a rifle was in the 1960s.
  • China Is Building a 100,000 Strong Marine Corps

    03/26/2017 12:16:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Diplomat ^ | March 24, 2017 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is set to increase the size of its Marine Corps from about 20,000 to 100,000, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on March 13. According to unnamed PLA insiders and experts interviewed by SCMP, elements of the expanded Marine Corps would be stationed abroad, including Djibouti in the Horn of Africa and Gwadar in southwest Pakistan.
  • Army chaplain awarded Soldier's Medal for tackling machete-wielding soldier to end hostage situation

    03/22/2017 5:02:04 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 13 replies
    KRTV-TV, Great Falls, Montana ^ | 3/21/2017 | Ariana Lake
    MISSOULA - Captain (Chaplain) Matthew Christensen, a 1992 graduate of Flathead High School, was awarded the Soldier's Medal last week for his actions that resulted in saving the lives of two soldiers. When Christensen went to counsel a soldier who was having a hard time, he didn’t realize it would escalate into a dangerous hostage situation. Christensen spent much of the night counseling the soldier. Later, the soldier's roommate and another chaplain showed up at the barracks. Things got worse. The soldier called some family members, cursing them for abusive situations in the past. Christensen said, "And then he just...
  • US soldiers train for jungle warfare in Hawaii rainforest

    03/16/2017 8:23:46 PM PDT · by fidelis · 57 replies
    WTOP ^ | March 16, 2017 | Associated Press
    HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Army soldiers finished wading across a stream in a rainforest in Hawaii, and they were soaked. Their boots and socks were water-logged and their clothes, hair and ears were caked with mud. The soldiers were going through training at the first jungle school the Army has established in decades. The course is part of a program to train soldiers for exercises and potential combat on terrain that looks more like islands and nations in the Pacific than arid Afghanistan and the deserts of the Middle East. Brig. Gen. Stephen Michael, deputy commander of the 25th...
  • US to deploy missile-capable drones across border from North Korea

    03/15/2017 1:01:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | March 14, 2017 | Julian Borger in Washington
    The US has declared it will permanently station missile-capable drones in South Korea in the latest round of military escalation in north-eastern Asia. The drone deployment comes a week after North Korea carried out a test salvo of four missiles that landed off the coast of Japan, and a day before the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, embarks on a tour of a region widely regarded as the most dangerous corner of the world. The US military in South Korea took the unusual step of publicly announcing the deployment of a company of Grey Eagle drones, which it said...
  • The U.S. is sending 2,500 troops to Kuwait

    03/12/2017 7:15:16 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 48 replies
    Army Times ^ | March 9, 2017 | Charlsy Panzino and Andrew deGrandpre
    The U.S. military is sending an additional 2,500 ground combat troops to a staging base in Kuwait from which they could be called upon to back up coalition forces battling the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The deployment will include elements of the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, which is based at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. About 1,700 soldiers from the same unit are overseas now, spread between Iraq and Kuwait.
  • No More Task Force Rogue Ones: A Tactical Analysis of the Raid on Scarif

    03/03/2017 9:16:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 2 replies
    The Angry Staff Officer ^ | February 27, 2017 | PPTSAPPER
    Disclaimer: this should not be read as not wanting more Rogue One-type movies; we need more Star Wars films like this. Also: SPOILERS. There’s a common phrase that you’re apt to hear in discussions on Army readiness: “No more Task Force Smiths.” For reference, Task Force Smith was a rapidly cobbled together unit of infantry and artillery that was shipped to Korea in the opening phase of the Korean War. Intended to show the North Koreans that America wasn’t messing around, TF Smith instead demonstrated that the U.S. Army had completely misread the resolve of the North Koreans. TF Smith...
  • Revealed: China might be developing monstrous new tanks as pictures of fearsome vehicles [tr]

    03/01/2017 6:21:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 1, 2017 | Tracy You
    A leaked picture of two fearsome Chinese tanks has sparked speculation that China is developing new military vehicles. State media China.com reported that the vehicle at the front is thought to be the new heavy infantry tank while the yellow vehicle could be the second-generation paratrooper fighting vehicle. The news came after tension had risen between China and the United States over the issues on the sovereignty of Taiwan and the control of the South China Sea.
  • Army Makes History by Putting Muslim in Charge of 14,000 US Soldiers’ Spiritual Needs

    02/28/2017 9:12:45 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 31 replies
    McClachy DC Bureau ^ | February 27, 2016 | Hannah Allam
    Lt. Col. Khallid Shabazz will become the first Muslim division-level chaplain in the history of the U.S. military – a Muslim spiritual leader for more than 14,000 mostly Christian soldiers [I am re-posting to include information on Shabbazz's connection to Ft. Hood terrorist Nidal Hasan. (Link and information in comment below).] Original Post
  • Army Makes History by Putting Muslim in Charge of 14,000 US Soldiers’ Spiritual Needs

    02/28/2017 11:19:33 AM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 63 replies
    McClatchy DC Bureau ^ | February 27, 2017 | Hannah Allam
    In January, Lt. Col. Khallid Shabazz received the call every Army chaplain dreams of, the call that validates years of intense study and hard work toward keeping the U.S. military in good spiritual health. He was offered the job of chaplain for an entire division, an honor for anyone in his field but a milestone in his case. After a ceremony this summer, Shabazz will become the first Muslim division-level chaplain in the history of the U.S. military – a Muslim spiritual leader for more than 14,000 mostly Christian soldiers. He’d like to think his transition will be as smooth...