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  • Russia's A-10 Warthog: Why the Su-25 Frogfoot Is a Flying Tank

    08/27/2016 7:24:01 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 30 replies ^ | 26 Aug 2016 | Sebastien Roblin
    Meet the tankbuster's mean cousin from Moscow.... However, as the Afghan rebels began to acquire Stinger missiles from the United States, Su-25s began to suffer losses and the Soviet pilots were forced to fly higher to avoid the man-portable surface-to-air missiles. In all, some fifteen Su-25s were shot down in Afghanistan before the Soviet withdrawal.... While it’s fun to admire high-performing fighters like the MiG-29 or F-22 Raptor, the unglamorous Su-25 has so far had a greater impact on a wide range of conflicts. We can draw a few lessons from its recent combat record.
  • The Boeing KC-46A Tanker: Refuels Military Aircraft Using 3D

    08/27/2016 6:04:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/27/16
    The new Boeing KC-46A Refueler.  This is a great Ad Boeing did.  Think Freepers may enjoy this 2 minute video.        
  • American Artillery is Pounding Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

    08/26/2016 12:06:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 26, 2016 | Kevin Knodell
    It was a chilly and damp autumn day on Nov. 9, 2015, as members of the 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery’s Bravo Battery — the “Dragon Slayers” — stood in formation before their families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State. “The Dragon Slayers are going to one of the most complex and volatile regions on Earth,” Col. Joseph McCallion told the soldiers and their families. “Iraq.”
  • North Korea’s nuclear arsenal progressing, likely to be within striking range

    08/26/2016 10:29:26 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | 25 Aug, 2016 | AYAKO MIE
    After what North Korea claimed was the successful test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Wednesday, Pyongyang is on track to develop the capability to strike targets in the region, including Japan, by 2020, given the speed of its development, according to a website run by a U.S. research institute. The report posted on the website 38 North was compiled by the U.S. Korea Institute at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. North Korea’s official media reported Thursday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of the SLBM and declared it...
  • Pentagon Tester: F-35 Still Has Serious Problems

    08/25/2016 7:44:06 PM PDT · by Chode · 39 replies
    popularmechanics ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    One week after the U.S. Air Force declared the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter ready for combat, the Pentagon's top weapons tester warned that the aircraft is still fraught with problems and that fully-capable planes might not be available before the deadline that marks the end of development and the beginning of realistic combat testing. The Pentagon's director of operational testing, Michael Gilmore, stated in a memo obtained by Bloomberg that the F-35 is "actually not on a path toward success but instead on a path toward failing to deliver" the plane's full combat capabilities on time. Gilmore also said the...
  • Viral video: Navy officers sing "Anchors Away" to Pearl Harbor survivor at his home

    08/25/2016 10:38:55 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 16 replies ^ | August 25, 2016 |
    A 98-year-old survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack would regularly visit the USS Iowa near his home in Southern California, but health issues recently kept him away -- so in a viral video, the Navy came to him.
  • Living Under The Patriot Act: Educating a Society

    08/25/2016 8:54:36 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 2 replies | 03-09-2007 | Paul Ibbetson
    I wanted to share my comprehensive, reader friendly book on the Patriot Act. It is on sale for the first ever for .99 cents for Kindle at Amazon. Portions of the book are taught in five law school across the country. The books covers the different sections of the law in detail. The history of enemy combatants and Guantanamo Bay are discussed. Sources and comments of groups in support and in opposition are provided starting at the beginning of the law's creations. The book covers the first renewals and a whole lot more. I hope my many friends here enjoy...
  • Northrop Grumman to develop laser pod to protect USAF fighters

    08/24/2016 11:47:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Jane's ^ | August 24, 2016 | Gareth Jennings
    Northrop Grumman has been awarded a USD39.3 million contract related to the development of a laser-based self-defence system for the US Air Force (USAF). The contract, which was awarded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) on 23 August, is for the Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) Turret Research in Aero-Effects (STRAFE) programme. Northrop Grumman will develop and deliver an advanced beam control system for integration as part of a complete laser weapons system into a tactical pod for USAF fighter aircraft.
  • Iran Teases a New Tank, But Where Did It Come From?

    08/24/2016 11:11:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 23, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    In March, Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan — Iran’s defense minister — claimed that a new, unseen Iranian tank called the Karrar “is one of the most advanced tanks in the world.” He further suggested that the “tank [is] 100 percent Iranian made and it can even be superior than [the] T-90 in some degrees.” Then in August, a tank with a close resemblance to the Russian-made T-90MS appeared on Iranian television. It flew a green, white and red Iranian flag from the turret … while spinning donuts.
  • Appropriate Foreign Policy

    08/24/2016 9:42:14 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 4 replies
    Retired Navy Pilot Bud ^ | August 23, 2016 | Anon
    Quote from a WWII veteran overhearing someone say that `You can't > bomb an ideology.": > > "The hell you can't. Because we did it. These Muslims are no > different than the [Imperial] Japanese. They had their suicide > bombers > too. And we stopped them. What it takes is the resolve and will to > use > a level of brutality and violence that your generations can't > stomach. > And until you can, this shit won't stop. It took us on the beaches > with bullets, clearing out caves with flame throwers, and men like > LeMay...
  • Bill O'Reilly Donald Trump FULL Interview August 22, 2016 - Immigration Plan & More BIG NEWS!!

    08/22/2016 5:39:37 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 19 replies
    Bill O'Reilly Donald Trump FULL Interview August 22, 2016 Immigration Plan & More Fox News
  • State Dept. Warns: Iran Seeking to Capture U.S. Citizens

    08/22/2016 2:43:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/22/2016 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department issued a warning on Monday urging U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to Iran, which has made the detention of American a priority. The latest travel advisory, which emphasizes Iran’s desire to capture U.S. citizens, comes on the heels of a growing scandal over the Obama administration’s decision to pay Iran $400 million in cash on the same day that it freed several U.S. hostages. The payment has been cast by lawmakers and others as a ransom payment and prompted increasing concern among U.S. officials that Iran is making arresting Americans a priority. The travel warning is mean...
  • Olympic pole-vaulter dramatically halts his run-up at the LAST second to stand to attention [tr]

    08/22/2016 6:32:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Clarence Michallon
    A patriotic pole vaulter stopped right before a qualifying jump in Rio to pay attention to his national anthem. US Army reservist Sam Kendricks, 23, from Mississippi, was running pole in hand when he heard the first notes of the Star-Spangled banner. The second lieutenant was set to perform one of his attempts to qualify that day - but instead stopped dead in his tracks and let go of his pole to respectfully stand still.
  • U.S. Still Paying a Civil War Pension

    08/20/2016 4:31:20 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 59 replies
    US News ^ | Aug. 8, 2016 | Curt Mills
    The Civil War ended more than 150 years ago, but the U.S. government is still paying a veteran's pension from that conflict. "One beneficiary from the Civil War [is] still alive and receiving benefits," Randy Noller of the Department of Veterans Affairs confirms. Irene Triplett – the 86-year-old daughter of a Civil War veteran – collects $73.13 each month from her father's military pension. The identity of Triplett was first reported by The Wall Street Journal in 2014.
  • Need Help From Navy Vets [Vanity]

    08/20/2016 2:35:25 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 14 replies
    self | 8/20/16 | self
    Attn: Navy Vets Need help locating crew list information for USS Kidd [DDG-993]. My friend's brother recently died and he is in the process of having his brother inured at Arlington National Cemetery. I am helping him, as I have buried several members of my family there. My friend is trying to gather the pertinent documents required to proceed [DD-214, death certificate, etc.], but has little info on his brother's service at this time. One thing he does have is a "Plank Owner" plaque from the ship's commissioning. I am trying to find an official site on the Internet that...
  • Zumwalt Will Return the Honor for Late Marine Who Escorted Remains

    08/19/2016 9:36:19 AM PDT · by Freeport · 23 replies ^ | Aug 18, 2016 | James Zumwalt
    James Zumwalt is a retired Marine lieutenant colonel who served in the Vietnam war, the 1989 intervention into Panama and Operation Desert Storm. The son of the late Navy Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., he's also a best-selling author, speaker and business executive. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. On Jan. 2, 2000, less than 48 hours into a new millennium, the U.S. Navy lost a 20th century hero and revered, visionary leader. Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., 79, had succumbed to mesothelioma -- a lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure, incurred during his naval career. He...
  • Optics (scopes) used in the movie 13 hours

    08/19/2016 4:41:32 AM PDT · by bill1952 · 31 replies
    Hello. Nowhere better to ask this than on freerepublic After watching 13 hours (good movie) and noting that the weapons seemed to be accurate and handled correctly, which is rarely the case in Hollywood, I was intrigued by the usage of those infrared scopes and how they were also used as signaling devices. What model/type scopes were those/ I would like to fit up with one of those on a pictanny rail Thanks!
  • Fred Reed on War with Russia

    Fred Reed on the idea of wanting war with Russia "Letting dilettantes, grifters, con men, pasty Neocons, bottle-blonde ruins, and corporations decide on war is insane. We have pseudo-masculine dwarves playing with things they do not understand. So far as I am aware, none of these fern-bar Clausewitzes has worn boots, been in a war, seen a war, or faces any chance of being in a war started by themselves. They brought us Iraq, Afghanistan, and Isis, and can’t win wars against goatherds with AKs. They are going to fight…Russia?"
  • Russians invent new Railgun superweapon

    08/15/2016 8:02:01 PM PDT · by fella · 39 replies
    Russians invent new Railgun superweapon
  • A Clash Between German and Japanese Battleships Would Have Been Mighty

    08/15/2016 6:48:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 14, 2016 | Roberty Farley
    Can we imagine a scenario in which two titans of World War II, the German battleship Bismarck and the Japanese battleship Yamato, would come into conflict? Difficult, but not impossible. Had the Battle of the Marne gone the other way, Germany might have forced France from the World War I in the early fall of 1914, just as it did in the spring of 1940.
  • How Nazi Fighter Planes Saved Israel

    08/15/2016 6:43:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 15, 2016 | Sebastian Roblin
    When Israel declared independence from British colonial rule in May 1948, it immediately went to war with the neighboring Arab states. One of the first weapons Israel acquired was a fighter plane designed by a country that had sought the extinction of the Jewish people. The German Messerschmitt Bf.109 — later re-designated Me.109 — was the most advanced fighter plane of its time when it first saw combat in 1937 in the Spanish Civil War. Flown by German pilots in support of General Franco’s Nationalists, Bf. 109s secured air superiority over Spain and allowed Fascist bombers to terror bomb cities nearly unopposed.
  • Have Jesus Through His Shed Blood

    08/15/2016 3:32:18 AM PDT · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 8/15/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    I sing the hymn, (I'd Rather Have Jesus), the music for that hymn was composed in 1939 by George Beverly Shea, the renowned gospel singer. and ending hymn, (Nothing But The Blood), by Robert Lowry. Madolin and singing covered by myself, o7jimmy.
  • Are You Washed-Till We Meet Again

    08/14/2016 5:33:34 PM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 8/14/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    I sing Acappella a verce of the song, Are Your Washed In The Blood, and a instrumental ending with scenic pictures of Christ Jesus, by; Greg Olson, and accompanied with lyrics of the beautiful song, God Be With You Till We Meet Again, written by William G. Tomer.
  • Chosin Reservoir meet in San Diego

    08/14/2016 2:05:00 PM PDT · by Kozy · 34 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | August 14, 2016 | John Wilkins
    Don’t tell them theirs is the Forgotten War. “I sure as hell haven’t forgotten it,” said Jean White, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel from Oceanside who fought in the Korean War 66 years ago and was at its most-storied battle, Chosin Reservoir, where outnumbered and surrounded U.S. troops fought their way out of a snowy death trap. White’s feet froze. Now he has to wrap them in something warm at night to sleep, a constant reminder of “where we were and what we did.” What they did is so revered it’s taught in the Marines’ officer candidates school, right alongside...
  • Why The F-22 and F-35 Stealth Fighters Will Revolutionize War in the Sky

    08/13/2016 12:42:07 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 42 replies
    National Interest ^ | 12 Aug, 2016 | Sebastien Roblin
    In Len Deighton’s book Fighter, he describes the tactics used by the outnumbered English fighter pilots defending against German Luftwaffe bombers in the Battle of Britain: The professional fighter pilot gained height as quickly as he was permitted, and treasured possession of that benefit. He hoped always to spot the enemy before they spotted him and hurried to the sun side of them to keep himself invisible. He needed superior speed, so he positioned himself for a diving attack, and he would choose a victim at the very rear of the enemy formation so that he did not have to...
  • The Race to Aleppo: Syrian regime forces won, then lost, the fight for a key city

    08/12/2016 6:50:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 11, 2016 | Tom Cooper
    On July 27, 2016, following 35 days of uninterrupted assaults, forces loyal to the regime of the Syrian president Bashar Al Assad achieved a breakthrough and completed their encirclement of Aleppo, Syria’s major northern city. The eastern, insurgent-held part of the city was thus isolated from the outside world. Over the following 48 hours, fighter-bombers from the Russian Airspace Force and the Syrian Arab Air Force bombed at least five local hospitals. The fate of eastern Aleppo — and the estimated 300,000 civilians still living there — appeared to be sealed.
  • Know your enemy: Nicole WONG

    08/09/2016 1:20:12 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 8 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 8/9/16 | Self
  • What is this that I just saw? "Experimental Vehicle, Weapons Division?

    08/08/2016 12:26:16 PM PDT · by lula · 51 replies
    At 11:30 eastern, just north of Tampa in Lutz FL. There was a black SUV type car with emergency white flashers turning into the subdivision I was coming out of. In white lettering it said "Experimental Vehicle, Weapons Division" Too stunned to get my camera I repeated to myself what I saw and stopped soon after to write it down. I have searched the internet to try to find a picture and cannot. Nothing comes even close. I know FReepers are very smart and will help answer this mystery. I Didn't know where to post this other than chat, but...
  • Mandatory soldier transition courses have smoothed adjustment to civilian life

    08/07/2016 8:14:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    FORT HUACHUCA — After decades of service in the U.S. armed forces, living in a strictly regimented culture of knowing where and when a soldier, sailor or airman needs to be at any given moment, one of the biggest challenges can be adjusting to civilian life after separating from the military. For generations, this was a step that service men and women had to take alone, with no mandated assistance or guidance from the Department of Defense or the various military services, stretching back to the days of World War II and Vietnam, when soldiers were simply given their discharge...
  • Military veterans thrive as entrepreneurs Military veterans thrive as entrepreneurs

    08/07/2016 7:22:14 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — “I started indoor cycling classes in my garage with that raggedy bike over there,” laughs Tina Voigt, pointing to an older model stationary bike in her gym. “I had three other ladies and eventually we grew from my garage to the park, and now we’re here.” Here is Voigt Fitness and Personal Training in Sierra Vista — a modest 2,000-square-foot fitness studio located off Wilcox Drive. Co-owners Tina and Robert Voigt are retired Army non-commissioned officers and two of Sierra Vista’s many vet-trepreneurs who’ve found post-military success by going into business for themselves. Military veterans own 9...
  • To The Father

    08/07/2016 2:19:39 AM PDT · by Redwood71 · 8 replies
    To the Muslim Gold Star father that spoke at the DNC….. I have some thoughts on your comments. I am a Blue Star mother. My deepest condolences on the loss of your son. No family should have to endure such a loss. That being said….while your son is a hero, you Sir, are NOT. My son has served three tours of combat in the countries you and your family came from. Iraq and Afghanistan were his introduction to adulthood and service to something bigger than our individual selves. He was blown up by an IED set by your countrymen. His...
  • Aircraft Carriers Could Be Obsolete in the 2030s Even With F-35s

    08/06/2016 6:32:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 101 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 5, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    If the United States Navy is either unwilling or unable to conceptualize a carrier air wing that can fight on the first day of a high-end conflict, then the question becomes — why should the American taxpayer shell out $13 billion for a Ford-class carrier? That’s the potent question being raised by naval analysts in Washington, noting that there are many options that the Navy could pursue including a stealthy long-range unmanned combat aircraft or a much heavier investment in submarines.
  • Israel’s Next Troop Taxi Is a Giant, Armored Carapace

    08/06/2016 6:28:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 6, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    On the morning of July 19, 2014, an M-113 armored vehicle belonging to the Israeli army’s Golani Brigade crept into one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in the Gaza Strip — the scene of one of the most brutal battles in the 2014 war with Hamas. But the lightly-armored vehicle, which dates to before the Vietnam War, was not meant for this kind of conflict. During the fighting, an anti-tank mine exploded underneath the M-113, killing seven soldiers. Hamas gunmen then ambushed IDF troops coming to the rescue, forcing them to retreat.
  • A-bomb pilot defends role

    08/06/2016 1:15:15 AM PDT · by MCF · 17 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | April 16, 1997 | Unknown
    At a cocktail party at a Florida military base in the early 1960s, two old enemies who led World War II missions that changed the course of history met for the first time. "I'm Fuchida -- let's talk about it," Japanese Self-Defense Force member Mitsuo Fuchida said, extending his hand to then-Base Commander Paul Tibbets, who knew exactly what "it" meant.
  • August 6 1945 ~ 71st Anniversary of Hiroshima Mission

    08/05/2016 11:46:13 PM PDT · by mkjessup · 103 replies
    Self | Aug 6, 2016 | MkJessup
    71 years ago, the crew of the B-29 Enola Gay under the command of Brigadier General Paul Tibbets, operating under General Curtis LeMay, dropped the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare on Hiroshima Japan. We all know (or should know) the story. Today's sob sisters and history revisionists all make the same whining and wailing excuses for why America should not have dropped the atomic bombs on Japan, but just like the radioactive dust those bombs produced, the opinions of such low lifes will also eventually dissipate into the insignificant categories of history. And God Bless President Harry...
  • Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton Will Lead To 'The Destruction Of Our Country'

    08/05/2016 3:47:27 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 18 replies
    Trump talks about how if Hillary Clinton is elected President of the United States it will lead to "the destruction of our country from within" during his rally speech in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Clintons were part of the crowd that spit on returning Service men.

    08/05/2016 1:50:03 PM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 56 replies
    My Dad and our Pastor | 5 August 2016 | Self
    Both my dad and our Pastor served in Vietnam. They wanted me to remind all the Vets here that the clintons were part of the Jane Fonda/John Kerry group. The clintons were part of the group that spit on returning servicemen calling them baby killers.
  • Japan's 114-year-old battleship Mikasa: A relic of another time

    08/05/2016 6:43:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    CNET ^ | August 5, 2016 | Geoffrey Morrison
    An hour south of Tokyo, on the edge of the bay is a piece of history unique in the world. Embedded in concrete just a few feet from the water is the 114-year-old battleship Mikasa. It's the only surviving pre-dreadnought battleship, not to mention one of the only Imperial navy vessels still intact from that era. After 21 years in service, the Mikasawas decommissioned, but not scrapped. Instead she was preserved at the request of the Japanese government, with her engines and armament removed, and her hull encased in concrete.
  • Russia’s Cold War Battlecruisers Are Still Intimidating

    08/05/2016 5:31:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 5, 2016 | Robert Farley
    In the 1970s, the Soviet Union embarked on a project to do what no navy had done for decades — build a surface warfare vessel comparable in size to the battleships of World War I and World War II. The U.S. Navy — and every other navy in the world — had given up on ships of this size due to expense and vulnerability. Why concentrate capabilities in a single ship which could quickly fall victim to missiles and torpedoes?
  • Newt Gingrich breaks with Donald Trump and endorses John McCain

    08/04/2016 8:16:58 PM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 4, 2016 | Jenna Johnson
    "...I know that John McCain is a national treasure."
  • US General In Europe Agrees With Trump: NATO States Must Pay More For Defense

    08/04/2016 7:08:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 17 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 08/04/2016 | Tyler Durden
    While US media continues to hammer Trump for what 'uncited sources' are saying, European media notes that the commander of U.S. European Command said allied nations must pay their fair share of defense costs to deter Russia in comments that support Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's tough talk on NATO.
  • Marine’s Blistering Open Letter Calls Out Khizr Khan For Using His Son’s Sacrifice to Play Politics

    08/04/2016 12:21:32 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 14 replies ^ | 8,13,2016 | Justen Charters
    Since the DNC, one of the hottest topics remains Captain Humayan Khan’s father, Khizr, and his controversial comments about Trump. Trump is being accused of disrespecting a fallen war hero. In contrast, Khan is getting accused of using his son’s death for a political agenda.
  • Amateur analysis of US backing of The Islamic State

    08/03/2016 9:00:11 AM PDT · by wtd · 5 replies
    YouTube/VladTepesblog ^ | Aug 29, 2014 / August 3, 2016 | StormCloudsGathering
    Amateur analysis of US backing of The Islamic StateThere is certainly some truth on this.
  • U.S. military communications satellite fails to reach intended orbit

    08/03/2016 7:00:47 AM PDT · by Purdue77 · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2 Aug 2016 | Irene Klotz
    A propulsion system problem has left a U.S. military communications satellite short of its intended orbit, leaving a key communications network over the Middle East, Africa and Asia without a spare, officials said on Tuesday.
  • WATCH: IDF’s First Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier Unveiled

    08/03/2016 6:38:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | August 2, 2016 | Staff
    The Jerusalem Post reports: The Defense Ministry unveiled on Monday the IDF’s first wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC). The platform will soon enter service, joining the tracked Namer APC and eventually replacing the aging and vulnerable M113 platforms.
  • "Larks' Tongues In Aspect Part II" (vanity)

    08/02/2016 5:46:06 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 27 replies
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  • Prayer Request

    08/02/2016 11:32:16 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 18 replies
    02 Aug 2016 | US Navy Vet
    Please pray as we at my work have a missing unit that Is on my Inventory. pray that it shows up or get's accounted for.
  • Let's stage a presidential debate at Fort Hood.

    08/02/2016 11:20:15 AM PDT · by Jaguarmike · 11 replies
    We hold debates at colleges, in front of students. Why not have a debate in front of soldiers? Fort Hood, as we all know, was the scene of a terroriss attack...or as Obama calls it...workplace violence. It's rich that a pal of Bill Ayers - Barrack Obama-- says Donald Trump is not fit to be a Commander In Chief. Let's see what the troops think.
  • The De Havilland Comet Was the First Jetliner. And an Awesome Sub-Hunter

    08/02/2016 6:04:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 2, 2016 | Michael Byrne
    On July 27, 1949, the world quite abruptly became a very small place. The new scale, which drew together cities and coastlines that had for millennia existed on basically separate planets, came courtesy of the de Havilland Comet, the first commercial jet aircraft to enter production. With its pressurized cabin, it could travel as high as 42,000 feet and, courtesy of four turbojet engines offering 22,000 Newtons of thrust each, it cruised at 460 miles per hour. The Comet was, well, a comet.
  • Rare photographic find records soldiers heading off to bash the Boers in Empire's first [tr]

    08/02/2016 5:58:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2016 | Matt Hunter
    A rare and extraordinary photo album documenting a British army regiment in the the Boer War has been discovered after more than 100 years. The album contains more than 150 black and white images of the First Battalion Rifle Brigade and provide a fascinating record of their battles with the Boers in South Africa from 1899 to 1902. The annotated images show a large parade of men before embarking on a ship on the Isle of Wight to take them to South Africa in 1899.