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  • Christianity, Western History Deemed “Incredibly Offensive”

    11/29/2015 5:03:44 AM PST · by blueyon · 13 replies
    rightwingnews ^ | 11/27/15 | Dave Blount
    Our own heritage is considered to be “incredibly offensive” by the leftist ruling class: A religious-freedom advocacy group has filed its second grievance in as many weeks with the Army, again demanding that imagery featuring a red crucifix be removed from Army signage — and this time, insisting the aviation unit involved change its logo and its nickname. We truly are living in George Orwell World. By “religious-freedom advocacy,” they mean “devoted to the eradication of Christianity.”
  • West Point Bans Annual Pillow Fight After 24 Cadets Found to Have Concussions

    11/26/2015 8:07:49 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 26, 2015 | JULIA JACOBO
    What started as a lighthearted tradition meant to build camaraderie, transformed into chaos on Aug. 20 when the United States Military Academy at West Point’s annual pillow fight turned bloody, leaving 30 freshmen injured, investigators said Wednesday. Nicknamed “plebes,” first-year students are responsible for organizing the pillow fight, held almost every year since 2001.
  • U.S. and Chinese troops connect in first-ever exchange at JBLM (Washington State)

    11/21/2015 5:01:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | November 20, 2015 | Adam Ashton
    80 soldiers from China’s People’s Liberation Army are visiting Joint Base Lewis-McChord It’s the first time Chinese troops have been invited to train in the continental United States Troops are all smiles, but mindful of revealing too much
  • What is the Purpose of Government? [And its Primary Duty?]

    11/19/2015 1:37:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    catholicculture.org ^ | Aug 05, 2011 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    In my latest In Depth Analysis (The Question of Government Size and Scope), I discussed four issues that should be kept very much in mind before we reflexively turn to government, especially the highest level of government, to solve our problems. But one thing I deliberately avoided in that essay was a consideration of the purpose of government in the first place. I’d like to address that briefly here. .... But in the midst of all these attitudes, predispositions, and mood swings, we really ought to stop to ask ourselves: What, in the abstract, is the actual purpose of government?...
  • Police searching for man in connection with Worcester armory break-in (Massachusetts)

    11/16/2015 5:46:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WHDH-TV ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jennifer Eagan and Kelli O'Hara
    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Police are searching for a man after an FBI spokeswoman said weapons have gone missing following a break-in at an Army Reserve center in Worcester on Sunday. The man is wanted in connection with the theft of 16 weapons from the Lincoln Stoddard United States Army Reserve Center. The break-in and thefts occurred between 6 p.m. on Saturday and 1 a.m. on Sunday, according to Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus, Jr. The Army Reserve said 10 9mm pistols were recovered, along with six high-powered rifles....
  • Army Football Team Brings French Flag Onto Field At West Point

    11/14/2015 5:52:56 PM PST · by Kozy · 21 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/4/2015 | Ron Dicker
    The Army football team on Saturday made a winning play for solidarity with France following the attacks in Paris the night before. One player carried the French flag onto the field before the team's game against Tulane, according to USA Today's For The Win blog. Defensive back Caleb McNeill did the honors at West Point's Michie Stadium. The United States Military Academy tweeted that it "stands with the French people following the #ParisAttacks - liberté, égalité, fraternity. #DutyHonorCountry."
  • In a First, Army to Open JBLM for Exchange with Chinese Troops

    11/13/2015 2:45:59 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 3 replies
    Military.com ^ | November 13, 2015
    Last month the Pentagon sent a tough signal to its fastest-growing rival in Asia when a U.S. Navy warship sailed close by an artificial Chinese island in the contested waters of the South China Sea. The message: The U.S. will stand by its allies as they confront China's increasingly muscular military. This month, the Defense Department picked Joint Base Lewis-McChord for a friendlier exchange between the two world powers. The Army is opening up the South Sound base for a weeklong exercise with its Chinese counterpart, the People's Liberation Army. It's fairly small compared with some of the standard engagements...
  • Veteran’s Day: The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    11/11/2015 5:46:30 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 8 replies
    Self | November 11, 2015 | Self
    The Army deployed 65 infantry divisions for the Second World War. Each was a small town with its own equivalents for community services plus eight categories of combat arms. Units such as artillery, engineering, and heavy weapons engaged the enemy directly. Yet of all categories, the foot soldier faced the greatest hazard with the least chance of reward. Except for the Purple Heart and the coveted Combat Infantryman’s Badge, recognition often eluded them because so few came through to testify to the valor of the many. The infantryman confronted the most dismal fate of all whose duty was uninterrupted by...
  • Veteran’s Day: The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    11/11/2015 10:31:41 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 11 replies
    Self | November 1, 2015 | Self
    The Army deployed 65 infantry divisions for the Second World War. Each was a small town with its own equivalents for community services plus eight categories of combat arms. Units such as artillery, engineering, and heavy weapons engaged the enemy directly. Yet of all categories, the foot soldier faced the greatest hazard with the least chance of reward. Except for the Purple Heart and the coveted Combat Infantryman’s Badge, recognition often eluded them because so few came through to testify to the valor of the many. The infantryman confronted the most dismal fate of all whose duty was uninterrupted by...
  • Chelsea Manning suing because she 'feels like a freak and a weirdo' over two-inch prison haircut

    11/09/2015 4:20:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 9, 2015 | Hannah Parry
    * Manning has been fighting for two years to be able to grow her hair to fit her female identity * Military has agreed to allow her hormone treatments and speech therapy but draws a hard line on her hair * Lawyer says Chelsea is caused 'significant anxiety' by having to wear her hair short * Manning says being forced to keep her hair a 2 inches makes her feel like a 'freak and a weirdo' * The former intelligence analyst is now planning to sue the army over the decision * Manning was sentenced to 35 years in jail...
  • As A Veteran, I know Integrity is Central to My Life, and Ben Carson Lacks It Entirely

    11/08/2015 1:35:43 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 100 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/7/2015 | Richard Allen Smith
    As the Republican candidates life story comes under increasing scrutiny, it has become clear that Carson is missing an essential value I learned in the army. As a private in basic training, I learned the Army Values. We were issued a plastic card, on which they were listed: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. For any inspection, until I left the military as a sergeant, that card was a required item. The US army still teaches the Army Values to every soldier. Its a cheesy, motivational speaker esque acronym that spells 'LDRSHIP'. But it is also...
  • Hillary Clinton Tried to Join the Army (Or Was it the Marines?)

    11/06/2015 3:06:53 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Outside the Beltway ^ | April 3, 2008 | James Joyner
    Hillary Clinton Tried to Join the Army (Or was it the Marines?) James Joyner April 3, 2008 Bill Clinton says his wife, Hillary, tried to join the Army in the mid-1970s but was turned down. “I remember when we were young, right out of law school, she went down and tried to join the Army and they said ‘Your eyes are so bad, nobody will take you,'” he said, after heralding her record on issues of concern to the military, such as body armor and access to health care. I assume this is a version of the “Hillary Clinton tried...
  • Battle joined: Army panel backs WWII vet’s posthumous bid for Medal of Honor

    11/04/2015 2:35:30 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 4, 2015 | Greg Wilson
    The true story of Garlin Murl Conner’s heroism in the face of a Nazi onslaught might have gone to the grave with the soft-spoken Kentucky farmer if not for a chance phone call from another military man trying to piece together the last days of his uncle’s life. ***snip*** The bravery of Conner, who died in 1998 at the age of 79, is well-documented. The first lieutenant, who was wounded seven times, earned an incredible four Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, seven Purple Hearts and the Distinguished Service Cross for his World War II heroism. But it was what he...
  • Inside the Pentagon’s Fight Over Russia

    11/03/2015 12:34:19 PM PST · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/2/15 | Mark Perry
    For those villagers eagerly snapping pictures on the side of a road in the Czech Republic in late September, the appearance of the line of U.S. “Stryker” armored fighting vehicles must have seemed more like a parade than a large-scale military operation. “We are demonstrating operational freedom of maneuver across Eastern Europe,” Col. John V. Meyer III told a reporter. But not everyone is convinced. “This Stryker parade won’t fool anyone in Moscow,” says retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor. “The Russians don’t do many things well, but they have been subverting, destabilizing, invading and conquering their neighbors since Peter the...
  • India Staging Biggest Air Exercise To Prepare For 2-Front War

    10/29/2015 10:21:40 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    Arming India ^ | Thursday, October 29, 2015 | Arming India Correspondent
    NEW DELHI, OCT.29, 2015: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is staging its biggest exercise, codenamed 'Live Wire', to test its preparedness to fight a two-front war in case of a simultaneous armed conflict with China and Pakistan. This exercise, which begins on Oct 31, involves the simultaneous activation of all airbases across the country from Leh in Jammu and Kashmir to Car Nicobar in Andaman and Nicobar Islands for about 15 days. "The most important part of Exercise Live Wire is to rehearse quick movement of air assets from one theatre to another," a top IAF officer explained to Arming...
  • Runaway U.S. military blimp wreaks havoc in Pennsylvania

    10/29/2015 2:35:35 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:27am EDT | Joe McDonald and Phil Stewart
    A high-tech U.S. military blimp designed to detect a missile attack came loose on Wednesday and wreaked havoc as it floated from Maryland into Pennsylvania while dragging more than a mile of cable and knocking out power to thousands.
  • Army Gen: Obama Is Destroying Military From Within

    10/24/2015 10:06:38 AM PDT · by xzins · 59 replies
    Downtrend ^ | OCTOBER 22, 2015 | ROBERT GEHL
    President Obama is trying to destroy Americas military from within and its not an accident. These are the words of Army Maj. Gen. Robert Dees. Dees said its all part of a massive social engineering experiment and the end result will destroy the nations ability to defend itself. Not only are we losing physical readiness to fight, we have to fix the problem of moral readiness, he said on a panel chaired by Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (US Army-Ret.). I think the moral readiness of our forces is even more important than the physical readiness, which is very low, Dees...
  • General: Army can't investigate anonymous claims against Ranger School

    10/18/2015 7:49:16 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | October 18, 2015 | Chuck Williams
    Maj. Gen. Scott Millers voice held frustration late Friday afternoon during a quickly arranged media roundtable on the fourth floor of McGinnis-Wickam Hall, headquarters of the Armys Maneuver Center of Excellence. The commanding general of Fort Benning has been fighting allegations for months that female soldiers were given special treatment to pass Ranger School, the most physically and mentally demanding training offered by the Army. Four hours after the third woman graduated, Miller sat front and center with Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Metheny to his right and four members of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, including the commander, Col....
  • Congressman continues push for females' Ranger School records

    10/16/2015 1:44:33 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Ledger-Enquirer ^ | October 14, 2015 | Chuck Williams
    An Oklahoma congressman has sent a second letter to the Secretary of the Army demanding access to Ranger School records for the classes that have involved female soldiers. Republican Rep. Steve Russell, an infantry battalion commander who is Ranger qualified, has continued his quest as a third woman prepares to graduate from the Armys most demanding combat leadership school Friday at Fort Benning. In a second letter to Secretary John McHugh dated Oct. 7, Russell said he is concerned that some of the documentation he has requested has been destroyed. I was somewhat puzzled by the Army officials informing me...
  • Army Sec: American Women Could Be Required to Register for Draft if Combat Jobs Integrated

    10/13/2015 7:20:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 12, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Army Secretary John McHugh said Monday that opening up all combat roles to women would push lawmakers to engage in an emotional discussion and debate about whether or not women should also be required to enter the draft. If your objective is true and pure equality, then you have to look at all aspects and at some point Selective Service will have to be one of those things considered very carefully, McHugh said at the U.S. Armys annual meeting in Washington, D.C., according to the Washington Examiner. McHugh said that Congress would have to decide to require women to sign...
  • Last remaining woman in Army Ranger School, 37, likely to graduate

    10/12/2015 4:36:02 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 29 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | October 11, 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    On Friday, a 37-year-old Army major with two children is likely to become the third woman ever to graduate from the Army's grueling Ranger School, according to three people with knowledge of her status, including a senior official. Maj. Lisa Peplinski Jaster would join Capt. Kristen Griest, 26, and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, 25, as the only three women to graduate from the school, which is considered among the most difficult in the military. It was opened to women for the first time in April as part of the military's ongoing research on how female service members should be integrated...
  • General took desertion investigation to Lewis-McChord for better look at Bergdahl

    10/11/2015 6:27:43 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 22 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | October 11, 2015 | Adam Ashton
    Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl could have had a desk waiting for him in the Pentagon in the summer of 2014 when the Army asked him to figure out why Bowe Bergdahl deserted his combat outpost in Afghanistan. Dahl passed on the offer. He thought he had a better chance of finding the truth by taking his work back to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where he was the deputy commanding general of its I Corps headquarters. That decision was the first step in a two-month investigation at JBLM during which he interviewed 57 people and pulled together a team of 22 soldiers...
  • U.S. colonel: Tapes show Bergdahl joined Taliban

    10/10/2015 1:41:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 22, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    A retired military colonel, now a Fox News analyst, has dropped a bombshell in the case of Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. Army sergeant held for five years by the Taliban who is charged with desertion and misbehaving before the enemy. Retired Col. David Hunt says Bergdahl actually joined the Taliban, and recordings prove it. Further, he notes the U.S. government has failed to make use of that evidence in the case against Bergdahl, who was returned to the U.S. in a stunning trade for five top terrorists held at Guantanamo. Appearing on Bill OReillys Fox News show, Hunt said the...
  • Army agrees to postpone discharge of Green Beret

    10/07/2015 10:42:55 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/6/2015 | Kristina Wong
    Army Secretary John McHugh on Tuesday agreed to postpone discharging an Army Green Beret for his role in beating an Afghan police official who was sexually abusing an Afghan boy. The decision was announced after Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, asked McHugh to give Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland time to prepare an appeal. "Out of respect for Chairman Thornberry's continued strong support for our military, and his personal appeal, Secretary McHugh has agreed to postpone Sgt. First Class Martland's discharge from the Army for 60 days to allow him to file an appeal...
  • Army Puts Green Berets Charles Martland in Discharge

    10/09/2015 6:39:53 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 10/8/2015 | Tony Perkins
    In the Obama military, you can celebrate immorality but you cant confront it. Thats the lesson the Army is trying to teach the Green Berets Charles Martland. A hero by both record and reputation, Sergeant First Class Martland is about to lose his career over something that any parent or decent American would have done: intervene in the violent rape of an innocent boy. When Martland confronted the attacker (a member of the Afghan police), the rapist laughed off the soldiers horror, insisting it was just a boy. Shocked and outraged, the Sergeant and a fellow Green Beret said...
  • SAS deploy 'mannequin army' of shop dummies to lure ISIS jihadis into ambush

    10/08/2015 11:43:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Daily Express ^ | October 4, 2015 | Marco Giannangeli
    BRITISH Special Forces have used a mannequin army of shop dummies to lure dozens of Islamic State (ISIS) fighters into an ambush in eastern Syria, military sources have revealed. The operation targeted an ISIS unit that had been making repeated strikes on Kurdish Peshmerga forces. The top-secret mission took place two weeks ago near the town of Bussayrah, close to the Euphrates River, and involved a joint force of UK and American troops. At least a dozen shop mannequins were dressed in Kurdish combat uniforms before being flown in by members of the SAS. Some were posed holding weapons, as...
  • Army postpones planned discharge of Green Beret who confronted accused Afghan rapist

    10/06/2015 7:01:54 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Oct 6, 2015 | N/A
    The U.S. Army has postponed the planned discharge of an 11-year Green Beret who confronted an alleged child rapist in Afghanistan in order to give him a chance to appeal. An army spokesman said Tuesday that Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland will be given 60 days to file an appeal with the Army Board for the Correction of Military Records. While the material in Sgt. Martland's file required that he be considered by the QMP (Qualitative Management Program) board, it is our desire to ensure every soldier receives fairness and due process and we continue to act accordingly, the spokesman...
  • Army Vet Charged Oregon Gunman,Said "It's My Son's Birthday Today"

    10/02/2015 2:38:18 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 2, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    During the October 1 attack that left 10 dead at Umpque Community College, Army veteran Christ Mintz blocked the door to a classroom with his body, then lay on the floor saying, Its my sons birthday today.
  • Oregon gunman was Army dropout who studied mass shooters

    10/02/2015 1:36:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | October 2, 2015 | Jeff Barnard and Martha Mendoza
    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire in a community college English class, killing nine, was an Army boot camp dropout who studied mass shooters before becoming one himself. A day after the rampage in an Oregon timber town, authorities said Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer, who died during a shootout with police, wore a flak jacket and brought at least six guns and five ammunition magazines to the school. Investigators found another seven guns at the apartment he shared with his mother. The weapons had all been purchased legally over the past three years, some by him, others...
  • Shocking: New U.S. Army Patch Closely Resembles ISIS Logo

    10/01/2015 5:37:15 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 38 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-01-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    A new combat patch worn by U.S. soldiers fighting against ISIS in Iraq is drawing flak from service members because it closely resembles logos of the very same jihadists theyre fighting. [IMAGE OF PATCH] Soldiers serving in Operation Inherent Resolve have worn the patch since April of this year. There is even a medal version that soldiers can wear on their Army Service Uniform, Military.com reports. On its Facebook-page, Army Times explains that the patch is meant to symbolize the twin goals of the U.S.-led coalition: to defeat the militant group and to restore stability in the region, according to...
  • Congressman Asks for Documents to Find Out Whether Women Got Special Treatment at Ranger School

    09/30/2015 1:27:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    People Magazine ^ | September 22, 2015 | Susan Keating
    A congressman who is a combat veteran and Ranger graduate has asked the Pentagon's top Army leader to produce documents related to the performance of the females who began Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia earlier this year, PEOPLE has learned. In a letter obtained exclusively by PEOPLE, Rep. Steve Russell, R-Okla., gave outgoing Army Secretary John McHugh until September 25 to produce documents revealing the women's test scores, evaluations, injuries, pre-training and more. The letter was delivered to McHugh's Pentagon office on September 15. "The training of our combat warriors is paramount to our national defense," Russell wrote to...
  • Putin requested the Russia's Federation Council for a permission to use the army abroad

    09/30/2015 12:50:24 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 39 replies
    TASS (in Russian) ^ | 09/30/2015
    MOSCOW, September, 30, by TASS The President of Russia Vladimir Putin submitted to the Federation Council [upper house of the parliament] a proposal to issue a bill to allow him using abroad the Russian Armed Forces on the basis of "universally recognised principles and regulations of the international law" as the Kremlin's press centre has informed. [...] The Upper House's speaker Valentina Matviyenko [Mut-vee-yEn-koh] said the Federation Council was considering the issue in a closed session.
  • Why Our Commanders Look The Other Way During Child Rape

    09/29/2015 11:06:24 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 54 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 28, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    The revelation that our generals expect Americans solders to allow screaming young boys to be sodomized and not stop it is simply the latest manifestation of the utter moral bankruptcy infecting the senior ranks of the U.S. military. The problems with Americas militarywhich has now failed to win three wars in a row against backward fanatics whom the nineteenth-century Brits would have handily dispatched to hell in time for teaare not merely budgetary. You cant buy real leaders, leaders with strategic competence and moral courage. Aging equipment, while a problem, is nothing compared to the incompetence and moral cowardice of...
  • Cephalopod Surprise

    09/29/2015 6:52:38 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 24 replies
    Skippy's List ^ | July 9th, 2007 | skippy
    ... Early on in my military career, way back when I was a PFC, my Battalion would occasionally have Fun Runs. A Fun Run is just like running for several miles. Except that its fun. Because people that outrank you say so. This is pretty much the Army equivalent to declaring Our office is so much fun! On Friday we get to wear Hawaiian shirts! Its awesome if you happen to love Hawaiian shirts, but just kinda sucks if you have taste. One of the features of the Fun Run was that afterward the Battalion would gather together and hold...
  • Army Veteran Takes Mother to Cardinals Game Is Robbed, Shot in the Back and Paralyzed

    09/28/2015 1:22:50 PM PDT · by CodeJockey · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 28th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Army Veteran Robbed, Shot and Paralyzed as Violent Crime Spirals Out of Control in St. Louis Around 10:30 p.m., Chris Sanna and his girlfriend were walking to their vehicle near Walnut Street and Memorial Drive when a black sedan pulled up to them. Two male suspects were inside the black sedan. The driver of the sedan exited the vehicle and demanded the victims property at gunpoint. After she gave him her purse, he pulled a gun, Candis said. Thats when they turned to run, and he shot at them twice.
  • Why Cant the Secretary of the Army be a Veteran?

    09/25/2015 6:16:12 PM PDT · by Twotone · 28 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Sept. 23, 2015 | Aaron MacLean
    Looking at the results you would think the results of the Military Times survey of troop morale couldnt possibly be accurate. Released last December, the numbers were brutal. In response to the statement, The senior military leadership has my best interests at heart, only 17% agreed, down from 53% in a previous survey conducted in 2009. As for, Overall officers in the military are good or excellent, only 39% agreed, down from 78% in the 2009 survey.
  • Army Discharges War Hero Who Blew Whistle on Afghan Rape (Soldiers Raping BOYS)

    09/24/2015 6:31:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 43 replies
    WASHINGTON Beacon ^ | September 24,2015 | Morgan Chalifant
    Rep. Vern Buchanan (R., Fla.) is demanding that the decorated Green Beret who blew the whistle on U.S.-allied Afghan forces raping boys be reinstated by the Army immediately. Buchanan labeled war hero Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martlands dismissal from the force a national disgrace. Martland stood up for an Afghan rape victim in 2011. Driving Sgt. Martland out of the Army is a national disgrace, Buchanan said in a statement. He stood up for American values and should be commended, not punished. This week, reports surfaced that U.S. soldiers and Marines have been instructed to ignore suspicions of Afghan forces...
  • Here's the US Army's shoulder patch for the war against ISIS

    09/24/2015 8:17:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 97 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/24/15 | Jeremy Bender
    The US Army has debuted a new shoulder patch that soldiers in Iraq can wear to represent their role in the ongoing fight against ISIS, USA Today reports. The patch features crossed scimitars, three stars, and a palm wreath. According to USA Today, the three stars denote the US land, air, and sea forces involved in the fight against ISIS. The palm wreath is meant to symbolize honor, while the crossed swords evoke the twin goals of the ongoing operations: the defeat of ISIS and the restoration of stability in the region. Currently, there are over 3,000 US Army personnel...
  • Obama's 'Gay' Army Affirmative Action Plan

    09/23/2015 6:59:25 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 35 replies
    http://patriotpost.us ^ | September 23, 2015 | Mark Alexander
    The Washington Post headline says it all: Obama Nominates the First Openly Gay Service Secretary. According to the Post, Obama, in a historic first for the Pentagon, has chosen to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the Army, a move that would make him the first openly gay civilian secretary of one of the military services. Fannings rise to one of the Pentagons toughest and most prominent jobs also reflects the Obamas commitment to diversity. Eric brings many years of proven experience and exceptional leadership to this new role, said our nations worst-ever commander in chief. I am confident he...
  • GOP lawmaker questions test scores of female Army Rangers

    09/22/2015 3:52:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 22, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    A House Republican is investigating the test scores and supporting documentation for the two women who last month became the first female graduates of the Army's elite Ranger School. Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.), a Ranger graduate who served in Iraq, sent a letter to outgoing Army Secretary John McHugh last week asking for documents on the two graduates' test scores, injuries, evaluations and other materials, according to People magazine. "The training of our combat warriors is paramount to our national defense," Russell wrote to McHugh, according to the magazine. "In order to ensure that the Army retains its ability to...
  • The Spirit of America 2015

    09/20/2015 8:08:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    For our U.S. Army and its unrivaled soldiers, this year marks 240 years of selfless service to the nation A crowd of 7,500 patriotic Americans attended the U.S. Armys 2015 Spirit of America show, a performance highlighting our proud history through the eyes of the American Soldier. Aptly named, the Patriot Center on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, was brimming with excited men, women, and children who came to pay their respects to our elite soldiers who have sworn to uphold our Constitution and to defend our country so that we may enjoy the freedoms that...
  • Huckabee Rips Obamas Choice for Army Sec.: Homosexuality Is Not a Job Qualification

    09/19/2015 2:09:17 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 59 replies
    mediaite ^ | September 19th, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Mike Huckabee isnt happy with President Obamas decision to appoint an openly gay man as the next Secretary of the Army. Eric Fanning, the current acting Under Secretary of Army, was selected by Obama this week, which would make him the first openly gay man to lead any branch of the U.S. military. And while The Washington Post notes his sexuality isnt really a big deal to the Army or to even some Republicans in Congress, leave it to Huckabee to crank up the outrage-ometer with this statement today: Its clear President Obama is more interested in appeasing Americas homosexuals...
  • Army Allegedly Issued gag order to Silence Green Berets

    09/19/2015 8:27:31 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | September 19, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    FOXNEWS was the first to publicly report the Armys decision to kick out 11-year Green Beret Sgt First Class (SFC) Charles Martland. On September 11, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif a member of the House Armed Services Committee, blasted Army leadership for issuing an alleged gag order forbidding them talking about the discharge of SFC Martland. The congressman said more troubling is that hes learned Army leadership has pushed a gag order prohibiting both the Chain of Command and soldiers from speaking to anyone regarding the case. If true such a gag order would be a gross violation of 10...
  • Obama to nominate first openly gay service secretary to lead the Army

    09/18/2015 3:48:03 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 60 replies
    Washingtin Post ^ | September 18
    President Obama, in a historic first for the Pentagon, has chosen to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the Army, a move that would make him the first openly gay civilian secretary of one of the military services.
  • Army investigates injuries suffered in out-of-control, excessively violent . . . pillow fight?

    09/07/2015 4:01:12 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/07/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Weaponized pillows. That's a new one. Im not much for spirit events - and Ive never been in the Armed Forces - so dont take my lack of familiarity as disdain for the idea in general. I suppose a bunch of soldiers-in-training standing around a courtyard whamming each other with pillows could be fun. Its probably not the sort of thing that makes the Russians cower in fear, but then again maybe they watch it with envy because they only spirit in their army is the one of fear over being sent to the gulag if they screw something up....
  • Prayer request for family. My Father passed away Monday.

    09/03/2015 4:38:13 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 71 replies
    03 SEP 15 | dcbryan1
    Jim Bryan III, 75, of Longboat Key, FL, died Sep. 1, 2015 at Arkansas Hospice from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was born in Harrison, AR in 1940 to the late J.W. and Jane Bryan of Bellefonte, AR. He was preceded in death by his son Joey (who died of a brain tumor in 1981 at age ten) and grandparents Witt and Zula Burns Bryan and Noah and Myrtle Eoff Dearing. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Ann, son Jim, IV and his wife Ann, son Chris and his wife Jennifer, grandchildren Laura and her newlywed...
  • Female Rangers How General Odierno Saved the Ranger Program and Armys Warrior Culture.

    08/31/2015 8:37:24 AM PDT · by Bill Russell · 54 replies
    WilliamRussell.net ^ | 8/31/2015 | Bill Russell
    OVERCOMING CYNICISM AND GIVING A FAIR SHOT AT SUCCESS AND FAILURE Since the August 21st graduation of two women from the Armys Ranger School there has been an out pouring of commentary on the notoriety of the moment. Writing this article through the lens of a graduate of the Ranger Course (Class 10-87), I want to join those who are congratulating Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver on their achievements. What is particularly notable, is the lengths the Army and the Airborne Ranger Training Brigade (ARTB) went through to ensure the women were treated fairly and that the...
  • U.S. Army Kicking Out a Hero After He Confronted an Afghan Pedophile/Rapist

    08/29/2015 8:20:29 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | August 29, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    In a FOXNEWS exclusive the U.S. Army is planning to kick out Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland for shoving an Afghan pedophile who just happened to be an Afghan police commander. The alleged pedophile rapist, identified as Abdul Rahman, has not yet been charged with a crime. The American trained Rahman was said to be practicing the ancient Afghan act of Bacha Bazi and beating up the mother of the victim after she reported the rape. In Afghanistan, Bacha Bazi is a term attached to any activity that involves an adult sexually preying on a child. It includes child pornography,...
  • Raytheon looks to add Army air-defense role to Sidewinder

    08/28/2015 5:05:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | August 26, 2015 | David Wichner
    The Army and Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems have test-fired the latest version of the companys venerable Sidewinder air-to-air missile from a ground launcher to down an unmanned aircraft target, the company said Wednesday. WHAT HAPPENED Raytheon said that an AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder missile was launched from a prototype Multi-Mission Launcher, a new ground-based launch system under development by the Army. The test was performed in March at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, and details were announced by the company Wednesday. The AIM-9X missile locked onto an unmanned aircraft before launch and then intercepted and destroyed the drone,...
  • Army picks new vehicle to replace the Humvee

    08/27/2015 9:38:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 | Tal Kopan
    (CNN)The Army this week selected the company to build its much-anticipated new vehicle to replace the Humvee -- a multibillion dollar contract. Oshkosh Corporation, located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, won the $6.7 billion contract to produce the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, which will also be used by the Marine Corps. The initial order will be for 17,000 vehicles, with production set to begin next year. The Army expects to have its first JLTV unit ready to go in fiscal year 2018, according to a release from the Army. Oshkosh beat out two competitors for the final contract: defense giant Lockheed...