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Military/Veterans (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • The Collapse of the Islamic State? What Comes Next?

    11/18/2017 7:34:25 AM PST · by SaveMySweden · 12 replies
    SMS - Save My Sweden ^ | 11/18/2017 |
    On June 29, 2014, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. In the summer of 2014, at the height of its expansion, the Islamic State's territory covered about a third of Iraq and between a quarter and a third of Syria
  • Poland to buy US $ 10 billion missile defense system

    11/17/2017 4:45:19 PM PST · by SaveMySweden · 6 replies
    SMS - Save My Sweden ^ | 11/18/2017 | Mike Stone
    The U.S. State Department approved a possible $10.5 billion sale of Raytheon Co’s (RTN.N) Patriot missile defense system to Poland, the Pentagon said on Friday.
  • Universal Shield for Tactical Use

    11/17/2017 11:08:44 AM PST · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/17/2017 | J Hines
    Point man on a tactical team in the military or Law Enforcement SWAT teams are usually assigned the “shield”. This lucky person has the extraordinary fun time to lug around a 20 pound Kevlar and peep through the small windows just to shoot one handed with their pistol. Though the shield has multiple purpose, it is a very clunky thing to use. But, not bad as a bullet sponger, again as the person carrying one its a bitch if you’re taking some rounds. Its a good thing that manufacturers are always thinking to innovate to help make things a little...
  • Coolest Sneaky Weapons

    11/16/2017 8:43:32 AM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/16/2017 | R Rowe
    There are a lot of ways to win a battle at different levels, but the most effective methods involve some kind of surprise and deception. Sneak attacks go back as far as war itself, and since then man has always come up with a lot of weapons designed to deliver damage without getting caught. In this list, we’re going to take a look at some of the coolest, scariest, and most notorious sneak attack weapons in history, focusing on attack weapons – not traps or ambush tactics. This list of stealth weapons is meant to take out a single target...
  • Nigel Farage: George Soros is the biggest international political collusion in history

    11/15/2017 1:49:57 PM PST · by SaveMySweden · 9 replies
    SMS - Save My Sweden ^ | 11/15/2017 |
    Nigel Farage says while Russia is accused of funding Britain’s ‘Leave’ campaign, financier George Soros’ recent $18 billion donation to pro-EU charity Open Society has escaped scrutiny. “This is where the real international political collusion is,” Farage says.
  • Sweden to buy $1 billion U.S. Patriot air defense missile system

    11/14/2017 12:34:06 PM PST · by SaveMySweden · 8 replies
    SMS - Save My Sweden ^ | Johannes Hellstrom  
    Sweden will start negotiations on a $1.2 billion Raytheon Co Patriot air defense missile system, as interest in missile defense systems strengthens amid heightened regional tensions and ballistic missile technology improves globally.
  • North Korean Leaders Are Reportedly Obsessed With Trump’s Actions And Tweets

    11/14/2017 9:14:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Uproxx ^ | November 14, 2017 | Kimberly Ricci
    By now, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s war of words is a familiar tune, but many wonder whether their publicly exchanged insults — and in particular, those within Trump’s tweets — could actually start a war. As it turns out, according to Suzanne DiMaggio (a member of a non-partisan think tank who has recently engaged in back-channel discussions with multiple senior North Korean officials), Pyongyang is fascinated with Trump, and leaders want to know why he acts and thinks the way he does. Indeed, no one can deny that America has never had a president quite like...
  • Theresa May accuses Russia of interfering in elections and fake news

    11/14/2017 6:30:28 AM PST · by SaveMySweden · 13 replies
    SMS - Save My Sweden ^ | 11/14/2017 | Rowena Mason
    Theresa May has accused Russia of meddling in elections and planting fake stories in the media in an extraordinary attack on its attempts to “weaponise information” in order to sow discord in the west.
  • Self-Mutilators and Bi Polar Wackos – The Army’s Future Soldiers

    11/13/2017 4:56:28 PM PST · by pboyington · 26 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 13, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    I really have to stop asking myself what’s next in the military’s long, twisted, dark journey into the subterranean hell known as political correctness and general stupidity. As part of the military’s current trend of giving the unqualified a chance to serve; of allowing every freak of nature, social misfit, SJW and dud on active duty, the army has announced that they will be granting “waivers” to certain recruits who violate criteria related to mental-health violations like having a history of bipolar disorder, or self-mutilation. Imagine sitting in a foxhole with a bi polar nut job who wants to cut...
  • NYC Mayor Taunts ISIS [semi-satire]

    11/13/2017 9:06:33 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    Emboldened by his reelection with 70% of the vote, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio brazenly mocked Islamic terrorists calling the recent attack that killed eight people "feeble. There are more than eight million New Yorkers. It would take more than million attacks of the magnitude of that launched by Mr. Saipov to kill us all. Besides, five of the eight he killed were Argentinians—not New Yorkers, per se." "New Yorkers are resilient," the Mayor continued. "Common criminals murder 300 people a year in our city, but our citizens don't quake in fear because they know their government is...
  • Shipyard looks to hire for 160 industrial jobs (Maine)

    11/12/2017 9:40:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Foster's Democrat ^ | November 12, 2017 | Alexander LaCasse
    KITTTERY, Maine — Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is seeking 160 individuals with experience in industrial work and is hosting a job fair at the Regatta Conference Center in Eliot to help find them. The Tuesday, Nov. 14 job fair will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Public affairs officer Jeremy Lambert said the shipyard is looking to fill roughly 160 positions in fields such as chemistry, electrical work, engineering, insulation, mechanics, pipefitting, radiological work, sheet metal work and many others. The shipyard is asking applicants to bring copies of their resumes, professional certificates, academic transcripts and for former members of...
  • Ahead of Trump's visit to Philippines, a big thumbs up from U.S. veterans

    11/11/2017 5:13:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 11, 2017 | Martin Petty, Reuters
    SUBIC, Philippines (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy and he has often come in for sharp criticism both at home and overseas, but in the town of Subic in the Philippines, he's a hero. Once home to one of the biggest U.S. naval facilities in the world, Subic is a haven for retired servicemen who seem thrilled that Trump is visiting the Philippines, and convinced the divisive tycoon can do no wrong. "Trump, I back him big time," said Mike McCarthy, a former master chief with the U.S. 7th Fleet, drinking in one of the...
  • I am the Infantry

    11/11/2017 3:45:56 PM PST · by taxcontrol · 10 replies
    Grunts and Company ^ | Unknown | By LTC Stephen H. White, assisted by Col Francis X. Bradley and SP4 Howard Webber.
    I am the Infantry! I am the Infantry–Queen of Battle! For two centuries I have kept our Nation safe, Purchasing freedom with my blood. To tyrants, I am the day of reckoning; to the suppressed, the hope for the future. Where the fighting is thick, there am I… I am the Infantry! FOLLOW ME! I was there from the beginning, meeting the enemy face to face, will to will. My bleeding feet stained the snow at Valley Forge; my frozen hands pulled Washington across the Delaware. At Yorktown, the sunlight glinted from the sword and I, begrimed… Saw a Nation...
  • 100-year-old veteran shares experiences

    11/11/2017 1:27:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Sun-Gazette ^ | November 11, 2017 | Mark Maroney
    From sparing the life of a German whose genius in rocket technology led to Americans standing on the moon, to giving blood to a dying girl and meeting the woman’s daughters 65 years later, Sgt. Charles Libby has lived a rich life. On Friday, students, teachers and administrators got to hear a bit of the 100-year-old World War II veteran’s accounts of action that many claim today to be true heroism. He spoke before a huge American flag in a star-spangled red, white and blue Veterans Day assembly at the South Williamsport Junior-Senior High School. Standing for much of time...
  • Eagle's Watch

    11/11/2017 12:43:18 PM PST · by Kartographer · 9 replies
    11/11/17 | Kartographer
    The Eagle's Watch In a quiet river valley Lies a green and peaceful place, Where warriors come to rest, Having honorably met their fates. No more do they stand the watch, Their worthy service done, They've passed their duties on To other Fathers' sons. Yet flying high above them, On silent wings spread wide, Soars freedom.s embodiment And a country's sign of pride. The mighty Eagle watches o'er all, And guards their well-earned rests. For he like they, knows the feel, Of Freedom in his chest. And though he does his best to guard The fallen warriors' sleep, Still at...
  • Before it was Veterans Day it was Armistice Day, for the fallen of the First World War

    11/11/2017 5:15:53 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 16 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 11/11/2017 | HarpyGoddess
    Today is the anniversary of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918, when at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, the First World War came to an end after more than four years of carnage. (Armistice Day became Veterans' Day in 1954.) Described by British historian Corelli Barnett as a war that had "causes but no objectives, "the "Great War" left a legacy of disillusionment in its wake and made a shambles of the rest of the 20th century. All told, there were ten million military dead and seven million civilians killed. The resulting economic collapse, the...
  • The Solitary World of a Vet

    11/11/2017 12:41:04 AM PST · by pboyington · 58 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 11, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    On Veterans Day, it is important for those who have never served to take a moment to understand the solitary world of a vet. Millions of vets are and have been successful in all endeavors. They are doctors, lawyers, business people and a thousand other professions. Not all have PTSD; not all are the troubled, brooding, street corner homeless guy, although they exist and need help desperately. No matter how successful a vet might be materially, more often than not, vets are often alone, mentally and spiritually each day and for the rest of their lives. Vets’ stories are all...
  • One Veteran's Response

    11/10/2017 4:37:05 PM PST · by impetrio1
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 1/29/07 | Bob Parks
    The following is in response to the Democrat attack on President Bush’s 2007 State of the Union address. To the Men and Women of the United States Armed Forces.... With all the political events of the past week, I was going to issue you an apology. Seeing how the people of whom I would be apologizing for are self-centered, self-righteous, better-than-anyone citizens of our great nation, let it suffice to say I am more disgusted than anything else.
  • Remembering the Battle of Dak To

    11/10/2017 8:03:06 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/10/2017 | C Hodgkins
    Fifty years ago this month, the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) fought in close quarters and uphill through deep foliage to take Hill 875 in what became known as the Battle of Dak To. The 173rd Airborne Brigade had already seen action before moving inland to South Vietnam’s Central Highlands in early November of 1967. This support included a role in Operation Junction City in the spring, as well as a search-and destroy (S&D) mission in the vicinity of Tuy Ho on the south-central coast. The 173rd was assigned to Dak To after intelligence reports indicated that North Vietnamese Army (NVA)...
  • Audio of John McCain making treasonous propaganda speech for North Vietnamese

    11/09/2017 3:13:29 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 52 replies
    vanity | November 9, 2017 | Kevin J. Collins
    Far too many Americans are unaware of this audio which was hidden in the National Archives and only discovered accidentally by someone doing research on something else. This speech is why those who were in the Hanoi Hilton with John McCain call him Songbird to this day. Listen to the sicking sweet way he rolls over and thanks the "kind" North Vietnamese. There is NO doubt about who is speaking. Save this link and spread around.