Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $19,958
22%  
Woo hoo!!! And the first 22% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Military/Veterans (Bloggers & Personal)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Discovery of the Japanese Aircraft Carrier KAGA - Latest Footage

    10/23/2019 3:07:17 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/22/19 | Youtube
    A Group financed by the late Paul Allen is searching for sunken WW II ships. If you remember they found the Aircraft Carrier Lexington which was sunk in the battle of the Coral Sea. Now the group is attempting to located ships that were lost during the Battle of Midway. They have found the Kaga and more recently the Akagi. New Video of the Kaga on the ocean floor has been released. The ship is around 15,000 ft or more below surface. I find this type of thing fascinating just thinking of how many people on both sides are still...
  • Bush Comes Out of Hibernation to Chastise Trump [semi-satire]

    10/22/2019 10:36:33 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Oct 2019 | John Semmens
    After many years of silence since leaving office, former President George W. Bush sharply chastised President Trump’s Syrian troop withdrawal, claiming it “threatens to undo my signature achievement as president.” Bush rejected Trump’s reasoning that the United States shouldn’t be engaged in endless wars to try to promote nation-building, by pointing out that “endless is an exaggeration. My wars only started in 2003. That’s just 16 years ago. If I recall correctly, Europe had a 100 years war spanning the 14th and 15th centuries. The cold war between us and the Soviet Union lasted four decades. And to hear Trump...
  • How to Complete an AR-15 80% Lower Receiver

    10/21/2019 9:40:25 AM PDT · by Black_Rifle_Gunsmith · 7 replies
    https://www.ar-15lowerreceivers.com/ ^ | 10/21/2019 | Black_Rifle_Gunsmith
    Afternoon folks - with all the how-to's and material posted over the last few months, I realized I never posted the core guide for all past AR-15 guides. How to Complete an AR-15 80% Lower ReceiverThis instructional and visual guide covers how to complete a typical billet or forged lower receiver for an AR-15, using an 80% lower. A drill press and router are used for drilling and cutting the fire control cavity with the jig, as opposed to a milling machine. Like most jigs designed for this project, a router isn't necessarily required. Plunge cuts can instead be made...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 10/20/2019

    10/20/2019 10:00:56 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/20/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Is an attempt underway to destabilize Lebanon? For the fourth day in a row protesters in the streets..... "We are at war against a powerful enemy, who is willing to use violence without any limits" The words of Chile's President Sebastian Pinera late tonight speaking tonight from army headquarters..... British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says Prime Minister Boris Johnson has the votes to pass his "deal" on Brexit.... Tens of thousands marching in Hong Kong Sunday defying a ban on protests..... The protest continuing today in Spain's Catalonia region.... Election news Sunday. Bolivia's longtime left-wing president Evo Morales forced into...
  • Ohio defense co. brings dozens of jobs to ABQ (New Mexico) [Nuclear Weapons]

    10/20/2019 2:32:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Albuquerque Business First ^ | October 18, 2019 | Collin Krabbe, Technology reporter
    Peerless Technologies Corp., an Ohio defense and tech company that quietly came to Albuquerque earlier this year, is wrapping up a local expansion that brought around two dozen jobs and hopes for more in the future. The hiring push came as a result of two Air Force contract wins, according to Senior Vice President Julie Clark. One of those deals is an $18.5 million contract for engineering and technical services to support the integration of the B61-12 nuclear bomb, according to the Dayton Business Journal, our sister company. That project is slated for completion in 2024. Peerless has hired around...
  • The 'Fightingest' Skippers of the 7th Marines

    10/20/2019 10:30:34 AM PDT · by fugazi · 3 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 20 October 2019 | Chris Carter
    While researching the Battle of Cape Gloucester, I came across this photo of the 7th Marine Regiment's commanders in January 1944. Granted, any group of officers that includes Chesty Puller (second from the left) has an epic advantage over the enemy, but when you consider these officers' service records, it really shows how stacked this unit was, and perhaps why the 7th Marines were called the "fightingest outfit in the world." One Marine officer enlisted during World War I and served as a drill instructor (Frisbie)... two fought in Nicaragua (Puller and Frisbie)... Frisbie also faced rebels in the Dominican...
  • "Trump didn’t sell out the Kurds by pulling out of Syria"

    10/20/2019 6:25:54 AM PDT · by Sarcasm Factory · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 19 October 2019 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The national media blasted President Trump’s withdrawal of 50 US military advisors from the Syrian border with Turkey as a “sellout,” a “betrayal” and a “huge strategic blunder.”Let’s be clear: None of them truly care about the Kurds. Otherwise, they would have been sending correspondents and camera crews to Rojava, as the Kurds call northern Syria, on a regular basis.[....]I have met with Kurdish political and military leaders in the region, including the PYD, the political arm of the Kurdish YPG militia. And while they were thrilled to have US backing in the fight against ISIS, none of them had...
  • Why did Admiral McRaven recently call for Trump's ouster?

    10/19/2019 5:43:34 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 19, 2019 | Matt Bracken
    So why did former Admiral McRaven recently call for Trump's ouster? Here is the likely explanation. Watch the first two vomit-inducing minutes of this video. Hillary Clinton's Speech at Special Operations Conference (SOFIC, Tampa, FL May 23, 2012) Admiral McRaven: "Over the last few years, I have had several opportunities to work with Secretary Clinton on some of the United States's most sensitive military missions. In each case, she listened intently to my advice. In each case, she was instrumental in the final decisions, and in each case, she never, ever wavered from her commitment to the American people. SHE...
  • St. Louis Official Wants To Ban Guns In Parks As ‘Child Care Facilities’

    10/19/2019 5:25:36 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 12 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 10/18/2019 | Tom Knighton
    ....A move is underway at City Hall to designate St. Louis parks as child care facilities so they’re exempt from a Missouri law allowing people to carry concealed firearms without permits and training. A bill to be introduced Friday by Alderman Cara Spencer, D-20th Ward, also would require signs explaining the gun prohibition to be posted at all park entrances, parking areas, playgrounds and sports fields. “It’s time to push the envelope here,” Spencer said Thursday. “The state Legislature doesn’t understand the level of gun violence here.” Oh no, they understand it quite well. They just know that idiotic stunts...
  • .... Sheriff Switches Parties Over Gun Control, Immigration

    10/19/2019 5:20:49 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 11 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 10/18/2019 | Cam Edwards
    [Sheriff] Randy... Seal won a third term as sheriff of Washington Parish in Louisiana last week, but after serving his first two terms as a Democrat, Seal is now a Republican. The sheriff switched his party affiliation almost immediately after his victory was made official, and says gun control is one reason he made the decision to leave the Democrats behind. Seal said he waited until after his Election Day win to change his affiliation, and is now the Republican sheriff of Washington Parish. “I don’t like what’s going on in Washington,” Seal said. “Don’t care about abortion and Democrats...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/18/2019 Newsdump Friday

    10/18/2019 10:06:57 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/19/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    "This is about manslaughter, rape and more" The words of US Senator, Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon, speaking on the floor of the Senate Thursday. What information does the FBI have about the Saudi government's role in spiriting its citizens out of the United States to avoid criminal prosecution?..... The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed today that Boeing turned over documents it discovered "some months ago"..... The maker of Zantac recalling the product in the United States and Canada..... Johnson and Johnson recalling 33-thousand bottles of baby powder..... The State Department's internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use...
  • Congress fails again to stop Trump from using military money for his border wall

    10/17/2019 2:42:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 17, 2019 | Jacob Pramuk
    Congress fell short Thursday in its second attempt to end the national emergency President Donald Trump declared to secure money for his proposed border wall. Both chambers of Congress have passed measures to block Trump’s declaration twice since the president took the step in March, prompting two vetoes. Lawmakers failed to override the second veto Thursday as the GOP-held Senate could not muster the two-thirds majority needed. The chamber voted by a 53-36 margin to end the emergency. Ten Republicans voted with Democrats in supporting the resolution. Democrats and some Republicans have accused the president of overreaching and disregarding Congress’...
  • George W. Bush Suddenly Learns To Talk Again, Goes After Trump On Syria(nothing on Obama)

    10/17/2019 7:48:39 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 76 replies
    RedState ^ | October 17, 2019 | Bonchie
    George W. BushÂ’s presidency is an interesting period to reflect back on. By a certain sect of Republicans, Bush is held up as a good man that did the best he could in a difficult time. ThereÂ’s some truth to that characterization in so far as the challenges after 9/11 were real. As time has passed though, Republicans at large have taken a more critical eye at his myriad of missteps, not just on foreign policy (of which the ramifications we are still suffering today), but also in his inability to accomplish much of anything for the conservative cause in...
  • Coast Guard rescues Pan Am Flight 6 - in the middle of the Pacific Ocean

    10/17/2019 5:11:14 AM PDT · by fugazi · 33 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 17 October 2019 | Chris Carter
    On the evening of 15 October 1956 a Pan American Airlines Stratocruiser named Clipper Sovereign of the Skies lifted off from Honolulu, headed to San Francisco on a 2,000-mile flight. 24 passengers and seven crew were flying the final leg of their around-the-world flight, but still had 2,000 miles of open ocean to cross. 4 hours, 38 minutes into the nine-hour flight Capt. Richard Ogg climbed from 13,000 feet to 21,000. After leveling off, Clipper‘s Number 1 engine started spinning out of control. The cockpit suddenly jolts and the high-pitched noise of the runaway engine can be heard inside the...
  • Media's TDS & Desire For Regime Change In Syria Is Now So Bad They Use Pics Of Hurting Kids As Props

    10/17/2019 2:51:49 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 6 replies
    10/17/2019 | Its All Over Except...
    I dont believe there has been one recent war that CNN and other major media outlets have not supported. They supported the War in Iraq, supported Obama bombing Libya and Yemen, and desperately want us to stay in Syria. The media supported the disastrous Arab Spring under Obama as well. They are willing to smear a Democrat of their own, Tulsi Gabbard, by evoking the Russian spy boogeyman and in a one two punch Pelosi did practically the same thing bringing up Putin concerning Trump. No war is too small that Trump will not be attacked over. Many media (I...
  • Today in US military history: Robert E. Lee and JEB Stuart capture John Brown at Harper's Ferry

    10/16/2019 1:14:08 PM PDT · by fugazi · 13 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 16 October 2019 | Chris Carter
    Today’s post is in honor of three 716th Military Police Battalion soldiers killed during a firefight in Karbala, Iraq on this date in 2003. Killed were Lt. Col. Kim S. Orlando (43, of Tennessee), SSgt. Joseph P. Bellavia (28, Wakefield, Mass.), and Cpl. Sean R. Grilley (24, San Bernardino, Calif.) Orlando was battalion commander and had served in the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Seven U.S. soldiers were wounded in the attack. 1821: The schooner USS Enterprise (the third of 12 so-named Continental and U.S. Naval vessels) intercepts a flotilla of four ships led by the infamous Capt. Charles Gibbs as...
  • Connecticut Gun Theft Victim Gets Rest Of His Guns Taken By Police

    10/16/2019 12:15:02 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 10/9/19 | Tom Knighton
    One thing lawmakers should consider when they pass a law isn’t just how it will be enforced but also how that enforcement will sway people’s behavior. For example, the idea behind the death penalty is, in part, that executing people will dissuade others from committing such heinous crimes. That’s the goal.However, sometimes the enforcement may actually push people into behaving very differently than originally intended.A case last week in Connecticut is just such an example. Sgt. Jennifer Pinto said police were called to Reynolds Avenue at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a car burglary that involved...
  • Hunt Military Communities Seek Qualified Candidates to Fill 180 Openings

    10/15/2019 11:17:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Business Wire ^ | October 9, 2019
    Recruitment Underway for Numerous Positions in More Than 30 Communities EL PASO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hunt Military Communities, the military housing division of Hunt Companies Inc., announced today there are more than 180 job openings across more than 30 Hunt Military Communities. Of those, 30 are management positions and over 100 of them are maintenance-related jobs. Job titles include Leasing Director, Executive Assistant, Maintenance Director, Maintenance Technician and Porter, as well as newly added positions including 15 new Quality Assurance/Quality Control Specialists, and two Portfolio Support Directors. Roles are based on need per location. “We are proud to continue our growth and...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 10/15/2019

    10/15/2019 9:51:03 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/15/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The political drama in Washington and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying that the "impeachment inquiry" will continue and rejecting the notion of a House floor vote to authorize it..... Tonight Russia is agreeing with the United States that the Turkish military operation in northeastern Syria is "unacceptable"...... Vice-President Mike Pence headed to Turkey Wednesday..... Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish forces have "liberated" a thousand square kilometer area of northeastern Syria..... Opposition lawmakers shouted and jeered as the Beijing appointed leader of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, made her annual address to the legislature where it is now Wednesday..... In...
  • Colt To Deliver New Black Army M1911 To Market

    10/15/2019 11:49:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 15, 2019 | Chris Eger
    Based on the original WWI-era blueprints, the new Black Army replicates the guns Colt made for the military during 1918 and early 1919. (Photo: Colt)For those looking for a GI M1911 with classic Great War styling without the classic Great War price, Colt could have just the ticket. Teased by the Colt Collector’s Association as coming soon, the new Colt Black 1911 Black Army is listed on the company’s website as a “vintage limited run.” The so-called “Black Army” .45s is a term often used by collectors to describe the late World War I finish techniques applied to Colt’s 1911s...