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  • Women and the draft: They’re divided over registration

    06/28/2016 10:34:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Virgin Islands Daily News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Stephanie Akin, CQ-Roll Call
    With Congress lined up for a battle over whether women should be required to register for the draft, there’s one group that is solidly against the idea, a new poll suggests: women themselves. Women are much less likely than men to say women should be required to register for Selective Service when they turn 18, according to a poll conducted June 18-20 by The Economist/YouGov. Thirty-nine percent of women supported registration for women, compared to 61 percent of men. The question is largely theoretical since the United States ended the draft in 1973 as the Vietnam War was winding down....
  • State worried about Marine uniforms during attack (Benghazi)

    06/28/2016 12:46:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 28, 2016 | Rachael Bade
    State Department officials on an emergency conference call during the Benghazi attack brought up concerns about whether Marines that might have been deployed should wear uniforms — something officials previously said could hurt diplomacy in the region, according to House Benghazi investigators. The final GOP-authored House Benghazi report released Tuesday included new details of a two-hour video teleconference call the night of the attack, a session led by White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. Clinton and top Defense officials were also on the call, which was supposed to center on how to get Americans out of harm's way. But...
  • Six Unbelievable War Facts

    06/27/2016 3:30:54 PM PDT · by cvolkay · 51 replies
    andmagazine.com ^ | Chris Volkay
    1. In WWII a number of soldiers died of well, farts. When ascending in an unpressurized plane to 20,000 feet, it causes intestinal gas to expand 300%. I guess some guys couldn't fart quickly enough. They should have brought pigs along with them. Then when Porkie was ready to blow, fly over the enemy's plane and drop him. When Porkie goes Blammo you blow the enemy to hell!! Even if you miss, it's okay. The explosion and fire fries up Porko Boy nice and crispy and countryside below rains down bacon, so the starving countryside gets fed. Yay! 2. Speaking...
  • NH: Veteran Car Dealer Cashes in On Popularity of AR15 rifles

    06/27/2016 3:01:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A New Hampshire business is cashing in on the high popularity of the AR15 style rifles. Owner Mike Hagan is a combat vet of Afghanistan.  His company offers a veterans' discount as well.  He isn't intimidated by political correctness. From nh1.com: Owner Mike Hagan, of Hagan's Motor Pool Auto Repair and Sales, told Fox25 that several people have taken him up on the deal so far. “I have given away four AR-15s and one 9mm handgun, which is the other option if you don't want the AR-15,” he said. Hagan has partnered with a nearby gun store for the...
  • Brexiting Obama

    06/26/2016 8:18:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/26/16 | Judi McLeod
    Obama, who hates America even more than ISIS does It was too late by only one month for Independence Day, 2015 but just in time for this one: a rousing military medley that tells the story of America today. How many have long thought that the perfect prison for President Barack Obama would include 24-7 patriotic military music piped in, a fitting reminder for someone who hates America even more than ISIS does?
  • The US Military is Coming Apart at the Seams

    06/25/2016 7:31:19 PM PDT · by pboyington · 36 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 25, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It was another stellar week at the Pentagon. I knew the Pentagon was up to no good. They had been virtually in monastic silence as Barry Soetero tap danced his way through a chorus line number of cowardice and denial in response to the Orlando shooting. Speaking of chorus lines… Ash Carter came out of hiding yesterday and pounded a couple more nails into the US military’s coffin. The Pentagon is “likely” to repeal its ban on transgender service members next month, defense officials told Fox News Friday, even as one report claimed an announcement could happen as soon as...
  • ORLANDO AND THE VEGAS DONALD TRUMP ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT CONNECTION

    06/25/2016 5:39:04 PM PDT · by pboyington · 16 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 25, 2016 | Jerome Almon
    The truth hurts, however it is the truth. America has recently witnessed a devastating tragedy with the terrorist shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, and a near tragedy with the attempted assassination of GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump in Las Vegas. The fact is the two events are connected, connected by no chance, but by America being far behind the eight ball on security. There are very specific reasons as to why America is behind the eight ball, they are not palatable, but they are factual. First, the Pulse nightclub shooting. Americans have now learned that the shooter, Omar...
  • Freedom of Speech is not Free; it is Beyond Price

    06/25/2016 2:32:06 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 25, 2016 | Dan Miller
    Accurate speech, considered "Islamophobic" or otherwise offensive to some, is now deemed "hateful" and punishable under distorted visions of law or university rules. So, apparently is the mention of God. Sometimes, those who dare to speak are silenced before they even begin.The First Amendment provides, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Congress is not permitted to ignore the First Amendment, but the...
  • A Doolittle Raider Passes Away; Now There is only One

    06/25/2016 8:49:57 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, June 25, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    This week America lost another hero. Retired Staff Sgt. David Jonathan Thatcher passed Wednesday in the Missoula hospital in Montana as a result of a Stroke. He was 94. After finishing High School, Thatcher joined the Army Air Corps in 1940. He was assigned to the Air Corps’ 17th Bomb Group as a B-25 Gunner. After the attack on Pearl Harbor that forced the United States into WWII, he volunteered for a top-secret mission. SSGT Thatcher was assigned and trained with 1st Lt Ted W. Lawson. Their B-25 was known as “The Ruptured Duck" and was made famous in Lawson’s...
  • All You Need is Love – Obama’s War on Terror

    06/23/2016 8:36:55 PM PDT · by pboyington · 12 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 23, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    All you need is love, all you need is love All you need is love, love, love is all you need The Beatles, 1967 England had Churchill… America has Obama and Loretta Lynch.. US Attorney General and all around Obama sycophant, Loretta Lynch, spoke to the media yesterday in Orlando and stated that love and compassion are the best responses to terrorism. “We stand with you to say that the good in this world far outweighs the evil, that our common humanity transcends our differences, and that our most effective response to terror and to hatred is compassion, it’s unity,...
  • Life is a journey, not a destination

    06/23/2016 10:26:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/16 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    A global-expedition leader reflects on his latest mountaineering adventure with his son and two Green Berets Sheer grit, dig-down-deep determination, and a fortitude not matched by most of the toughest men I’ve ever known, were the all-encompassing descriptions – perhaps the only adequate ones – I felt as I watched retired and disabled U.S. Army Green Berets ascending and descending the great Denali (Mt. McKinley), Alaska. The expedition up the mountain was not only unforgettable; but in many ways a once-in-a-lifetime experience; proving once again that it’s not always the objective gained, but the quest to achieve it (And this...
  • Security company claims 24 working dogs culled for medical reasons (caution: graphic photo)

    06/22/2016 7:46:58 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 8 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 6/22/2016 | Penny Eims
    Shocking photos of dead dogs sprawled on a floor sparked outrage over the weekend after they began circulating on social media. According to the Express U.K., the photos of the dead dogs accompanied news that the dogs had been killed in Kuwait after a securities contractor lost a contract. According to the Arab Times, a person who works for the securities company has dismissed claims that the dogs were killed out of revenge because of the lost contract and failure to pay workers their wages. The person, who provided information anonymously, declared that "falsehoods were being spread online." The individual...
  • Stars premier new ‘Independence Day’ movie with soldiers on Fort Huachuca

    06/22/2016 7:44:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 36 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Steve Stockmar
    FORT HUACHUCA — Even the stars were a little starstruck. It’s one thing to portray the military in Hollywood, as the cast of the blockbuster “Independence Day” did 20 years ago in a story that featured people of Earth banding together to topple alien invaders. Much of the cast has regrouped, with some new cast members, for “Independence Day: Resurgence,” the much anticipated sequel that hits theaters this Thursday. But to visit the troops on their turf and see what they do to defend the U.S. is quite another thing. Two stars from the new film, Jessie T. Usher and...
  • Not all Muslims are terrorists, but virtually all terrorists are Muslims

    06/21/2016 7:05:40 PM PDT · by pboyington · 13 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 21, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Last week, in the wake of the Orlando shooting, Fox News analyst and former US Army Intelligence officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters stated that “Not all Muslims are Terrorists, but Virtually All Terrorists are Muslims.” Exacto-mundo compadre. Meanwhile…on Fantasy Island… The Obama Administration and its cowardly and delusional acolytes of diversity and political correctness in the DOJ, the FBI, the DHS and the military are living in a holographic Land of Oz. By direction of the White House and its minions, you can’t say radical Islam, jihad or Sharia, the FBI better not do surveillance on mosques, two bombs a day...
  • U.S. Army Garrison Fort Huachuca changes command

    06/21/2016 6:25:09 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tanja M. Linton, Fort Huachuca Media Relations Officer
    FORT HUACHUCA — U.S. Army Garrison Fort Huachuca will conduct a Change of Command Ceremony between Col. Thomas A. Boone (outgoing) and Col. James W. Wright (incoming) at 7:30 a.m., today, June 21, on Brown Parade Field. The community is welcome to join us for a colorful, traditional military ceremony. Boone assumed command of the U.S. Army Garrison April 30, 2014. He stays at Fort Huachuca for a new assignment at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence. Wright joins us after an assignment at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The Fort Huachuca garrison commander functions much like a city manager. The...
  • Department of Defense Social Engineering

    06/20/2016 9:10:34 PM PDT · by pboyington · 13 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 20, 2016 | Colonel (USA, Ret.) Richard Strube
    Greek mythology tells of the Amazons, women warriors who were unconquerable. Amazon Queen Hippolyta was said to wear a magical girdle, the capture of which was one of the seven labors of Hercules. These are myths. They are not real events. Today only the United States Army is moving towards making that myth into a reality. No serious modern army in the world has women as frontline combat soldiers, yet that is where the current administration is taking us. Why? To what end? I believe it may safely be said that the goal of this effort is not increased military...
  • Equal Access to the Draft Is Equality Not Worth Having

    06/20/2016 5:50:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    RINF ^ | June 20, 2016
    The New York Times recently reported that the Senate has voted to require women to register for the draft, with few Senators in opposition. This bill comes as no surprise given the military has been increasingly opening its doors to women. This culminated in last December when “…Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said in December that the Pentagon would open all combat jobs to women…” which helped military officials advise Congress to make the draft apply for both women and men. This bill has such broad and widespread support because of its intuitive appeal: If all combat jobs are open...
  • The Era of the American Wimp

    06/19/2016 7:52:19 PM PDT · by pboyington · 9 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 19, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    As politically correct and in total denial as President Obama is on the subject of taking the fight to ISIS, he has a lot of company these days from his fellow Americans. The primary governmental organization responsible for our homeland security issues orders for its employees not use the terms Jihad or Sharia. The Federal Bureau of Investigation can’t conduct surveillance on mosques over concerns of offending Muslims. The President and members of Congress green light Syrians into the country as ISIS blazes a trail of terror across the globe. Muslim migrants storm the country like a horde blasting through...
  • Political Correctness – The Way to Dusty Death in War

    06/18/2016 9:42:48 PM PDT · by pboyington · 20 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 18, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    We are at war. The President may not know it or want to believe it, but anyone with half a brain is quite aware that ISIS wants to destroy us and institute a caliphate across the globe based on its twisted, evil ideology. President Obama is not only philosophically against fighting this war, but he’s also scared to face the enemy. His fear causes him to create a myriad of excuses why he can’t take the helm and crucify ISIS. The war with ISIS, Mr. President is not a gun control issue or a LGBT issue or some cry for...
  • Tucson VA to hold town hall meeting in Sierra Vista

    06/17/2016 8:01:03 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    TUCSON — Veterans and their families are invited to participate in the Southern Arizona VA Health Care Systems (SAVAHCS) town hall meeting to discuss health care programs and services on Wednesday, June 22, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Public Library located at 2600 E. Tacoma St. The meeting is open to all members of the public, including Congressional stakeholders, Veterans Service Organizations, state and local governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and other community partners. Doors open at 1 p.m. Town hall meetings are held quarterly and provide an opportunity to improve communications with and hear directly from...
  • Navy Seal Reveals TRUTH About AR-15…Obama And Hillary Are PISSED!

    06/17/2016 7:59:17 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 3 replies
    Headline Politics ^ | 6-17-16 | Wayne Dupeee
    Saudi Arabia has paid more than 20 percent of the cost of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for presidential elections, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was quoted as saying Sunday in a news report by the Jordanian Petra News Agency. This is outrageous, if true, as it is illegal in the U.S. for presidential candidates to accept funding from foreign governments. Please don't hold your breath waiting for the FBI or the Dept. of Injustice as you could be dead a long time! She should already be in prison, along with many other politicians! https://twitter.com/DRUDGE_REPORT/status/743439538970726400
  • House rejects effort to ban illegal immigrants from military service

    06/16/2016 8:36:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2016 | Cristina Marcos
    In a break from previous votes on the issue, the House on Thursday rejected two GOP proposals to prevent the Obama administration from enlisting young illegal immigrants to serve in the military. Lawmakers voted down two measures offered by immigration hard-liners Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) that would have prohibited the use of federal money to enlist young illegal immigrants who have been granted work permits under President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. More than 30 Republicans with more centrist views on immigration joined all Democrats in opposing the two amendments offered to a...
  • THE ORLANDO TERRORIST ATTACK COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU SOON THANKS TO AMERICAN LEADERSHIP

    06/16/2016 7:31:05 PM PDT · by pboyington · 13 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 16, 2016 | Jerome Almon
    Americans bet on the wrong people with the wrong plans. This is the true cause of the Orlando terrorist attack, and all the other terrorist attacks against America from 9/11 to San Bernardino are the result of leadership that is deluded, disloyal, and inept. What you are seeing with the Orlando terror attack is the result of the REAL WORLD crashing head on into the fake-ality TV world we have created for ourselves in America. And of course the REAL WORLD won as it does EVERY TIME. If Americans are depending on President Barack Hussein Obama II, Congress, or the...
  • Senator John McCain Wants To Destroy the Govt Surplus of 1911 Pistols

    06/16/2016 6:05:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 82 replies
    RedState ^ | 16 June, 2016 | Brandon Morse
    But Senator John McCain had other ideas, as now he's introduced legislation in with the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 that will have the 1911's destroyed and recycled into components or different firearms. SEC. 331. REPURPOSING AND REUSE OF SURPLUS MILITARY FIREARMS.(a) Army Transfers.—(1) REQUIRED TRANSFER.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), the Secretary of the Army shall transfer to Rock Island Arsenal all excess firearms, related spare parts and components, small arms ammunition, and ammunition components currently stored at Defense Distribution Depot, Anniston, Alabama,...
  • It’s Be Kind to ISIS Week at the White House

    06/15/2016 8:21:30 PM PDT · by pboyington · 27 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 15, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It’s 2016 America, where a feckless, gun grabbing, community organizer serves as Commander in Chief and half the nation is too politically correct to mutter the words, Radical Islamic Terrorism. Carpet bombing is out, soft spoken excuses are in. As ISIS rejoices over another mass slaughter perpetrated against the US by a crazed Jihadi hell bent on hitting a grand slam for Allah, the Democrats blame the problem on the Second Amendment. Yesterday, the nation awaited a response from the President. It got one. Instead of providing a coherent strategy to destroy ISIS or reassure Americans that he’s on the...
  • Chris Christie Wants Military Action Over Orlando Attack

    06/15/2016 3:37:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | June 15, 2016 | Dan McQuade
    N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is upset about the attack on LGBT nightclub Pulse in Orlando. In response, he wants the U.S. to respond with military action overseas. “You’ve got to get over there and make them pay where they live,” Christie said yesterday on WFAN’s Boomer & Carton Show (yes, a sports talk show). He was filling in for Boomer Esiason. “It is unacceptable to allow this type of stuff in our country and for us to not fight back. We’ve got to fight back.” Christie is a top adviser to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and the head...
  • The U.S. Air Force Lost 12 Years Of Investigations Thanks To A Corrupted Computer File

    06/15/2016 2:49:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 57 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | June 14, 2016 | Andrew P Collins
    The U.S. Air Force Lost 12 Years Of Investigations Thanks To A Corrupted Computer File The U.S. Air Force Inspector General tracks all their investigations on fraud, abuse, and everything else down to office disputes in a database maintained by Lockheed Martin. Now it looks like somebody broke it, destroying data collected since 2004. Defense One and others are reporting that the USAF lost its records of 100,000 investigations in their Automated Case Tracking System due to some kind of file corruption that neither Lockheed Martin or the Air Force have been able to figure out. Apparently Lockheed Martin spent...
  • Sec. Carter: Soldier killed in Orlando reminds us of mission to fight terrorism

    06/15/2016 1:08:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 14, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter honored the Army Reserve soldier who was killed in the Orlando nightclub attack, according to a Facebook post late Tuesday. "Capt. Antonio Davon Brown served his country for nearly a decade, stepping forward to do the noblest thing a young person can do, which is to protect others. His service both at home and overseas gave his fellow Americans the security to dream their dreams, and live full lives," Carter wrote in the Facebook post. The top Pentagon official called the terrorist attack a "cowardly assault on those freedoms" and a reminder of the mission the...
  • Vanity - Presidential Daily Briefing 29 Mar - 13 Jun 2016 (missed 49 of 76 days)

    06/14/2016 6:43:48 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 4 replies
    White House ^ | June 14 | White House Staff
    The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing March 29, 2016 9:30 AM The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing March 30, 2016 9:20 AM March 31, NO PDB April 1, NO PDB April 2, NO PDB April 3, NO PDB The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing April 4, 2016 9:06 AM The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing April 5, 2016 9:40 AM The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing April 6, 2016 9:42 AM April 7, NO PDB April 8, NO PDB April 9,...
  • Countering Jihad

    06/14/2016 12:23:20 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 3 replies
    PoliticallyShort ^ | 06/14/2016 | PolitcallyShort
    What does it say about our country that following yet another terrorist attack that the collective response by our “leaders” is to not only condemn an inanimate object but to go further than that and blame Americans for our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms? What took place in Orlando, Florida wasn’t because of a gun, nor was it because of the make of the gun or the caliber of the rounds or the size of the clips. No, what took place in Orlando happened because of the ideology that pulled the trigger. The ideology sought the weapon,...
  • The United States must Declare War on the Islamic State

    06/13/2016 4:39:47 PM PDT · by pboyington · 18 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 13, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Churchill’s personal motto was Action this Day… Obama’s personal motto is Make Excuses and Do Nothing… While Orlando burns, Obama sits in the White House singing Kumbaya. While Orlando burns, Obama calls it a LGBT hate crime. While Orlando burns, Hillary wants to take all your guns. For the last 24 hours, the president has song and danced his way around the issue of radical Islam once again, by calling the Orlando shooting an act of hate and another example of Americans having too many guns. For Obama, the Orlando terrorist operation was just the act of a lone shooter...
  • Iconic Russian AK-47 might some day be 'Made in U.S.A.' for military (w/video)

    06/12/2016 4:51:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 9, 2016 | Howard Altman
    U.S. Special Operations Command wants to see if it can slap a "Made in the U.S.A." label on the world's most popular weapon — the Russian-designed AK-47 assault rifle. In war-torn countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, where the United States has an interest, the iconic AK-47 with its curved ammo magazine is a favorite of insurgents and allies alike because it is inexpensive to own and operate. Compared to U.S. weapons like the M-4 assault rifle, it's also more durable and uses ammunition that's easier to find. Now, U.S. Special Operations Command is scouting for companies that might have...
  • A Battlefield is not Gender Neutral

    06/11/2016 8:19:14 PM PDT · by pboyington · 73 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 11, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It’s 1984 at the Pentagon, where the truth is warped like an old 78 RPM record sitting in the sun all day. At the Pentagon, true is false and false is true and the difference couldn’t be located with a million GPS’. We are living in dangerous times, when incompetent, leftist social engineers are calling the plays in the Pentagon and in the process, sealing the fate of the US military in future conflicts. As reported on Townhall this week: The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are getting a progressive make-over. The word ‘man’ will be dropped from each job...
  • Suicide by Self-Importance

    06/11/2016 7:05:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The American Interest ^ | June 1, 2016 | Jason Willick
    Of all the displays of political myopia and intolerance in the American academy over the past several years, this story may be the most astonishing: Students and faculty at Northwestern University have forced Karl Eikenberry—a retired three-star general and fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies—to withdraw his appointment as head of a new global affairs institute on the Evanston campus on the grounds that he is a “career military officer.” The Washington Post‘s report on the story contains a truly remarkable, and telling, quote from one student involved in the crusade against the general (who has...
  • David Petraeus, Mark Kelly launch gun control group

    06/11/2016 5:57:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | June 10, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, who has long resisted calls to run for political office, is teaming up with retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly to create a new group urging greater gun control. The two announced on Friday that they were launching Veterans Coalition for Common Sense to encourage elected leaders to "do more to prevent gun tragedies." The group will feature veterans from every branch of the military who are urging lawmakers to toughen gun laws, the organization said in a news release. "As service members, each of us swore an oath to protect our Constitution and the...
  • You Can’t Make This Up - Lawmaker Wants to Ban Blue Angels from Flying Over City

    06/11/2016 8:14:59 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 29 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, June 11, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    After the deadly crash of a Navy Blue Angel F-18 last week in Tennessee killing USMC Capt. Jeff Kuss, a San Francisco lawmaker has renewed a call to ban the group from flying over the city's populated areas. Also, John Avalos, a member of the city's board of supervisors, has called for the board to revive an initiative banning the Angels from flying over populated areas of the city. The Blue Angels fly over San Francisco as part of Fleet Week, an annual outreach event that attracts over a million people every year. This year the event will be held...
  • The Spanish fort on the San Pedro River

    06/10/2016 12:39:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Perri Barnes
    The Presidio Santa Cruz de Terrenate, a Spanish fort established in 1775 and abandoned by 1780, is one of the most intriguing and evocative sites along the San Pedro River. Relatively few prehistoric and historic sites have been investigated along the San Pedro River, given the area’s rich history. Most of what is known about the early historic inhabitants of the San Pedro comes from Spanish military and church documents, along with the archaeological excavations and publications of Dr. Charles diPeso, who served as director of the Amerind Foundation from 1952 to1982, and more recently by archaeologist Dr. Deni Seymour,...
  • How I would close Guantanamo

    06/09/2016 4:45:50 PM PDT · by HarborSentry · 20 replies
    Rand Koch blog ^ | June 9, 2016 | Rand Koch
    My plan for closing Guantanamo would be rather different than President Obama's. I would first restrict the detainees' access to news, and then stop their lawyer visits. Then I'd feed them fake news. Make it look like Hillary wins the election, and that Al Qaeda is winning the war on terror. Make them think the war is ending, and Al Qaeda is victorious. Give them better food, and more benefits, as we're ostensibly remorseful. Tell them they'll all be leaving soon, now that the war is ending. Promise each of them millions of dollars in reparations upon their return to...
  • The Conversation About War and Our Veterans We Refuse to Have

    06/09/2016 4:28:21 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies
    Medium.com@benjaminSledge ^ | May 27, 2016 | Benjamin Sledge
    I went to the market Where all the families shop I pulled out my Ka-bar And started to chop Your left right left right left right kill Your left right left right you know I will -Military cadence “You can shoot her…” the First Sergeant tells me. “Technically.” We’re standing on a rooftop watching black smoke pillars rise from a section of the city where two of my teammates are taking machine gun fire. Below, the small cluster of homes we’ve taken over is taking sporadic fire as well. He hands me his rifle with a high powered scope and...
  • A River of BS and an Ocean of Delusion – Just another day at the Pentagon

    06/07/2016 8:11:08 PM PDT · by pboyington · 7 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 7, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The destruction of the US military keeps humming along at a breakneck pace. According to the Pentagon and the Faustian Sellouts of the Round Table, aka the Joint Chiefs of Staff, things are going splendidly in the US military. As the military reels from severe readiness, morale and social issues, you will consistently hear some bureaucratic clown like Secretary of Defense Ash Carter declare that this is the best military the US has ever fielded. Hmm?.. In the screenwriting world, they call that “a beat,” aka dead silence. Let’s take a look at how well things are going these days:...
  • Marco's Pizza® Franchise Launches Veterans Recruitment Program

    06/07/2016 8:02:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Market Wired ^ | May 19, 2016 | Cameron Cummins
    TOLEDO, OH--(Marketwired - May 19, 2016) - Marco's Pizza® has a strong history of supporting U.S. veterans, and the iconic pizza franchise has now formally committed to being an employer of choice for veterans through the launch of a veterans recruiting initiative. U.S. Army veteran Scott Quagliata will oversee the program as Vice President, Veterans Program and Recruitment. "We want to make sure that veterans know that Marco's has wonderful leadership and ownership opportunities for them," said Quagliata, who served in several leadership positions during his 20-year Army career, including Deputy Commanding Officer. "Successful franchisees understand and adhere to operational...
  • Bing, the dog of war who parachuted into France to become a D-Day hero

    06/06/2016 7:37:50 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 24 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | Paul Harris
    He must have looked a fearsome sight as he parachuted into the heart of occupied Europe. His keen eyes scoured the battlefield for enemy troops and he was poised to hit the ground running. It might not have been quite what the Germans were expecting from Britain's D-Day invasion force – but Bing the para-dog played a vital role in liberating France.
  • June 6, 1944: The Greatest Day of the 20th Century

    06/05/2016 9:22:52 PM PDT · by pboyington · 49 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 5, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world. I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in...
  • How John Wayne saved the United States Marine Corps

    06/05/2016 8:36:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 57 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/5/16 | Susan Frickey
    With the conclusion of WW II the years of bloodshed and mind-numbing violence finally ended. But a massive demobilization of servicemen began, the purpose to slash military spending. Liberal Democrats supported an effort to completely abolish the Marine Corps, first established under Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Language of Liberty This effort was supported by the Doolittle Board, created by the Truman Administration and headed by none other than Army General Jimmy Doolittle himself. The Board called for the Marine Corps to be disbanded as a separate military outfit and unified with Army units. As you can imagine, this...
  • Convicted Felon Backed by Obama AG [semi-satire]

    06/04/2016 8:29:04 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 June 2016 | John Semmens
    President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch have joined former director of the Phoenix VA Medical Center Sharon Helman’s suit against wrongful termination. Helman was fired in 2014 following the nationwide VA scandal that erupted after it came to light that veterans were dying while waiting for care at the facilities she oversaw. She was also subsequently convicted of a felony after pleading guilty to accepting bribes. Despite this blemished performance in her job, Helman is now contending that her firing was too hasty. Lynch agreed, saying that “the 21-day limit for filing an appeal of the firing was too...
  • Women in the Combat Arms: The Greatest Disaster in US Military History

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

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

    06/03/2016 4:03:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Ottumwa Courier ^ | June 3, 2016 | Richard Lardner, the Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force's top civilian official said Friday she supports requiring young women to register for a potential military draft as Congress heads toward a divisive debate over whether to erase gender restrictions from Selective Service. Air Force Secretary Deborah James said there's no reason women shouldn't have to sign up just as men between the ages of 18 and 25 do. Women have never before been required to register in the United States and including them in a draft pool has outraged social conservatives....
  • Hillary Won't Stop at Just Disarming Veterans

    06/02/2016 8:31:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hillary Clinton is the Most Anti-Gun, Anti-Veteran Presidential Candidate in History GOA hopes you had good Memorial Day weekend. While most of us took the day off of work to enjoy friends and family, let us not forget what Memorial Day weekend was all about. Since our nation’s founding, hundreds of thousands of American Service Members have paid the ultimate price and sacrificed their lives to keep the United States of America the land of the free and home of the brave. Our veterans have defended the U.S. Constitution and our God-given rights. But now we must stand up for...
  • GOP senators move to keep women out of military draft

    06/01/2016 6:28:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Hill's Floor Action Blog ^ | May 31, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    A group of Senate Republicans wants to remove a controversial provision from the Senate's annual defense policy bill that would require women to register for the draft. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would remove the provision and block any court, including the Supreme Court, from hearing cases about who must register with the Selective Service System. The debate over requiring women to take part has split Congressional Republicans, and opponents argue that Congress needs to spend more time studying the issue. Lee’s amendment would add a section into the...