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  • Murph: The Protector 2013 Documentary Full Movie [youtube link]

    05/23/2015 8:27:20 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 5-21-15 | Lt. Michael Murphy
    Same youtube link here
  • Country

    05/22/2015 7:50:00 PM PDT · by Semper Mark · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan. 28 2013 | Harley Austin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onVquVTogDQ
  • Who is interrogating the WACO MC members arrested? (Vanity)

    05/22/2015 8:46:40 AM PDT · by Tarasaramozart · 16 replies
    I am new, however, have been monitering this site and others regarding WACO. None of the pressers, blogs, news sites that I have found discuss the status of the arrested MotorCyclists. Are they all still in WACO? Have they attorneys? Have family access to them? Who are the LE's interviewing them, etc. Is it the local LEs or BATFE, FBI, or another federal agency, including military.
  • "Flag Folded Thirteen Times" (Vanity Poem)

    05/22/2015 3:37:23 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 7 replies
    May 22, 2015 | Kermit William Kuhn
    Flag Folded Thirteen Times The boy gazed curiously at the box on the wallIt's glass face held memories his grandmother recalledA medic kit, wallet, and pictures of happier timesA purple heart, bronze star, and a flag folded thirteen times The boy always wondered, but refrained to pryMany times he saw his grandma cryTears filled her eyes creased with linesIn front of the flag folded thirteen times One Memorial Day, grandma thought the boy was readyShe took a deep breath, made her heart steadyAlthough it caused her a lot of painThe boy deserved it because he shared the name “I was...
  • Hollywood, star Gary Sinise now entertains only for veterans

    05/21/2015 9:54:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2015 | Eric Althoff
    Uses his stardom to ‘do a little more’ Gary Sinise began providing free performances and dinners for Vietnam veterans — what he called “vets nights” — in the late 1970s, long before he was a household name thanks to his Oscar-nominated portrayal of the man who loses his legs in the jungles of Vietnam. Even before he portrayed Lt. Dan Taylor, the Vietnam commander saved by Forrest Gump from certain death in the 1994 best picture winner, the Chicago native and co-founder of the iconic Steppenwolf Theater knew he had to do something to give back to America’s heroes. “I...
  • So glad we had the Secretary of Transportation

    05/21/2015 7:09:00 AM PDT · by uscga77 · 4 replies
    Yesterday President Obama spoke to the graduating class of the US Coast Guard Academy in New London CT. Hearty congratulations to the graduates and new officers. Semper paratus! I graduated from there over 35 years ago to serve. At the time I thought having the Secretary of Transportation as our speaker was kind of a let down. But with the news of Obama's speech on global warming I can honestly say. I am so glad we had the Secretary of Transportation.
  • AAA predicts largest jump in weekend travel since 2010 for Memorial Day weekend

    05/21/2015 12:00:37 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 3 replies
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | POSTED: 05/20/15, | By Kevin Smith,
    Southern California is expected to see its biggest jump in Memorial Day weekend travel since 2010, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. The Auto Club’s forecast predicts that 2.76 million Southern Californians and 4.44 million residents statewide will take a long weekend getaway — a 4.6 percent increase over last year. That would be the largest number of Memorial Day travelers since 2005 when a record 3.2 million Southland residents and 5.2 million Californians took weekend trips. “That’s a pretty good indication of some health returning to the travel industry,” Auto Club spokeswoman Marie Montgomery said. Eighty-three percent...
  • Navy Tests Electromagnetic Catapult on CVN 78

    05/20/2015 9:33:27 AM PDT · by Rio · 46 replies
    Product Design and Development ^ | 5/19/2015 | PEO Carriers Public Affairs
    The Navy conducted the first-ever, shipboard, full-speed catapult shots using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) aboard the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Naval Sea Systems Command announced May 15. The aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) transits the James River during the ship's launch and transit to Newport News Shipyard pier three for the final stages of construction and testing. Ford was christened Nov. 9, 2013, and is under construction at Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Aidan P. Campbell/Released)The aircraft carrier...
  • How the Civil War Changed the World

    05/19/2015 10:33:26 PM PDT · by iowamark · 226 replies
    New York Times Disunion ^ | May 19, 2015 | Don Doyle
    Even while the Civil War raged, slaves in Cuba could be heard singing, “Avanza, Lincoln, avanza! Tu eres nuestra esperanza!” (Onward, Lincoln, Onward! You are our hope!) – as if they knew, even before the soldiers fighting the war far to the North and long before most politicians understood, that the war in America would change their lives, and the world. The secession crisis of 1860-1861 threatened to be a major setback to the world antislavery movement, and it imperiled the whole experiment in democracy. If slavery was allowed to exist, and if the world’s leading democracy could fall apart...
  • Soldiers Deck of Cards

    05/19/2015 12:12:58 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 10 replies
    Has to be watched..BTW have a tissue ready
  • Mountain City soldier killed at Fort Hood honored by Tennessee Governor Haslam

    05/17/2015 5:53:14 AM PDT · by don-o · 1 replies
    Johnson City Press ^ | May 15, 2015
    A Mountain City soldier killed during the Fort Hood attack in 2009 has been honored by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Specialist Frederick Greene of Mountain City was killed during a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood Soldier Readiness Processing Center on November 5, 2009. The 29-year old father of two was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. Haslam declared Friday as "Gold Star Family Day" and formally presented the proclamation to Greene’s wife, Christie Greene, and their daughters, Haley and Allison, as well as his mother, Karen Nourse, and step-father, Rob Nourse.
  • ‘Incredibly disrespectful’: Under Armour’s ‘Band of Ballers’ t-shirt ‘not cool at all’

    05/16/2015 9:36:35 AM PDT · by goodwithagun · 21 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 16, 2015 | Twitchy staff
    The Joe Rosenthal photograph of the raising of the American flag on Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima in 1945 is one of the most iconic pictures taken during World War II. Under Armour is (or was) selling a basketball version on a t-shirt:
  • Admiral Says Navy's Goal is 25 Percent Women in Each Ship, Squadron

    05/15/2015 11:14:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 103 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | May 15, 2015 | Wyatt Olson
    The Navy is proceeding with its plan to increase the number of women in the service to 25 percent with a similar goal of attaining that ratio in each ship and squadron, the vice chief of naval operations said Thursday. Women currently make up about 17 percent of the Navy, said Adm. Michelle Howard, who made a stop in Honolulu on her way to the International Maritime Defense Exhibition in Singapore, where she will meet with her counterparts from other nations in the region.
  • These are the world's top 10 militaries

    05/15/2015 8:45:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/15/2015 | David Nye
    It’s always fun to sit around and war-game which country could beat up which, and it’s even better when you have hard facts to back up your arguments.Below is a summary of the top ten militaries in the world, according to Global Firepower, which tracks military power through publicly-available sources. We’ve scrapped Global Firepower naval comparisons since they track naval strength by number of ships, making a patrol boat equal to a supercarrier. This list of the largest navies by weight is being used instead.Below the spreadsheet we’ve added a breakdown of each military's power:We Are The MightyGermany and Turkey’s...
  • Blue Angels Air Show

    05/15/2015 5:12:40 AM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 20 replies
    self | elf
    Upcoming Air Show
  • Prayers for my wife please.

    05/15/2015 2:24:30 AM PDT · by An American in Turkiye · 40 replies
    An American In Turkiye
    My wife is an ICU nurse in the Air Force. She is part of a Critical Care Air Transport Team that just deployed to Nepal to assist in the earthquake recovery. Please send a prayer out for her and her team. Her name is Captain April Oliver, and she is the best wife/nurse/ you could ever ask for.
  • Civil War Historical Marker Ceremony To Be Held In June In Cleveland

    05/14/2015 3:16:55 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 5 replies
    TheChattanoogan ^ | May 14,2015 | Staff
    The latest Civil War-related historical roadside marker will be dedicated during a special ceremony next month in Cleveland. The marker commemorates the difficult time during the Civil War when much of Bradley County lay between Union and Confederate lines. During this period, homes and businesses were vandalized and robbed by both pro-Union and pro-Confederate forces who took advantage of the prevailing lawlessness. This marker also commemorates the courageous actions of War of 1812 veteran Joseph Lusk II, who at 73, defended his home with determination against a group of outlaws attempting to steal his mules. He shot and killed one...
  • Big Spring Landowners Paid to Accommodate Jade Helm, Says Mayor

    05/14/2015 5:50:51 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 43 replies
    NewsWest9 ^ | 05/13/2015 | Julia Deng
    IG SPRING - Military officials have negotiated contracts with local ranchers to conduct Jade Helm training on their property, according to Big Spring Mayor Larry McLellan. However, he said residents will not be "forced out of their homes" to accommodate troops during the large-scale military exercise, scheduled to run July 15 through September 15. McLellan had no details about the contracts supposedly offered to Big Spring homeowners. Military officials were not available to answer questions about how many ranchers were being displaced or inconvenienced due to Jade Helm, and how much they would receive in compensation. Jade Helm operations planners...
  • The 8 most elite special forces in the world

    05/13/2015 7:45:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/13/2015 | Tomas Hirst
    Elite special forces are some of the best-trained and most formidable units a country can boast. They go where other soldiers fear to tread, scoping out potential threats, taking out strategic targets, and conducting daring rescue missions. These really are the best of the best. Although it's extremely difficult to rank these forces relative to one another, there are some units that rise above the rest in their track record and the fear they instill in their adversaries. These soldiers have been through rigorous training exercises designed to weed out those who can't hit their exacting standards. In a world...
  • No God but Allah

  • Army hero slams ‘greed’ of New York Jets for being paid to salute troops at home games

    05/12/2015 5:52:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 12, 2015 | Eli Rosenberg, Seth Walder, Bill Hutchinson
    It all boils down to Gang Greed. That was how a hero soldier honored by the Jets reacted to news that the team and 13 other NFL franchises were paid by the National Guard and the Department of Defense to salute the troops at home games.
  • VE Day: 92-year-old Second World War veteran flies Spitfire for first time in 70 years

    05/12/2015 3:13:27 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 5 replies
    The Independent ^ | May 12, 2015 | Heather Saul
    Link only due to copyright. WWII vet flies Spitefire for first time in 70 years
  • SPAWAR Goes on Hiring Spree as Many Employees Retire

    05/11/2015 8:52:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 5/11 | Bridget Naso
    The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) is going on a hiring spree as many of its veteran employees get ready to retire. The company is looking for people who can create new ways to provide service members with the latest technology in communications, networks, information, logistics and the growing field of cyber security. “We have a high percentage - I think it is somewhere between 30 and 40 percent of our employees -- will be retirement eligible within the next five years,” said Mimi Farrell, the director of Total Force Management. Right now, some 4,500 people work at...
  • Marine Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in LA Riverbed in South Gate

    05/11/2015 8:43:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 5/11 | Willian Avila
    An Apache Cobra Marine helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in the Los Angeles River bed Monday after experiencing electrical problems, police said. No one was hurt. The attack helicopter out of Camp Pendleton made a soft landing about 1:15 p.m. on the east bank of the river in South Gate, between Imperial Highway and the 105 Freeway, the South Gate Police Department said. Aerial footage showed several personnel working on the helicopter as curious onlookers stood by.
  • Airbus remains committed to A400M (Military Transpost) despite crash

    05/11/2015 8:42:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | May 11, 2015 | Staff
    Four airbus employees were killed and two seriously injured when an A400M plane crashed on a test flight. Shares in the aerospace and defence firm have fallen 4.5% in Paris to €60.54. All A400M aircraft have been grounded but Airbus says it will press ahead with a test flight on Tuesday. In a letter to staff seen by the Reuters news agency, Tom Enders said testing would go ahead as planned to "demonstrate to our customers, the air forces, that we fully trust this great transport plane and are as committed to the programme and the further ramp-up of deliveries...
  • WORLD WAR II - THE BATTLE OF OKINAWA - Discovery History Military (full documentary)

    05/11/2015 4:56:59 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 3, 2014 | LifeDiscoveryVideos
    WORLD WAR II - THE BATTLE OF OKINAWA - Discovery History Military (full documentary)
  • Churchill At War: Jonathan Schneer’s ‘Ministers at War’

    05/10/2015 10:16:24 PM PDT · by iowamark · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 10 2015 | Andrew Kugle
    By the middle of 1940, with Europe prostrate at the Nazis’ feet, Russia allied with Germany, and the United States still out of the war, Britain’s leaders were focused more on survival than on victory. Neville Chamberlain had reached the point where he was contemplating a peace for Great Britain secured at the expense of the sovereignty of her allies. But after the loss of Belgium and the invasion of France, members of Parliament were demanding a new government. Lord Halifax was the leading choice to lead the new cabinet, but a number of MPs were dissatisfied with his proximity...
  • After A Fiery Speech, A Top-Secret Job Offer In The Desert

    05/10/2015 8:33:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | May 10, 2015 | Daniel Hajek
    ... Easter had a top-secret job offer. If Moseley accepted, he would have to commit for four years, he couldn't tell anyone about the job and he would have to accept the job before knowing what it was. "And he said, 'You've got 30 seconds and if you don't say yes, this conversation never happened.' Well, that was just too intriguing to turn down," Moseley says. "So I said, 'Absolutely.' And he'd given me a telephone number and an intersection." ...
  • World War II's Forgotten Battle [Video]

    05/10/2015 12:34:26 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | 6 May 2015 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
    Events are being held in many countries to mark 70 years since the end of World War II in Europe on May 8, 1945, but in fact the last large-scale engagement of the conflict began three days after the Nazi capitulation. More than a thousand people, mostly German soldiers, were killed in a largely forgotten battle against U.S. and Soviet troops plus Czech irregulars on May 11-12, 1945. (RFE/RL)
  • Russian soldiers quit over Ukraine

    05/10/2015 10:33:33 AM PDT · by Ivan Mazepa · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 10, 2015 | Maria Tsvetkova
    The former Russian soldiers who spoke to Reuters, as well as human rights activists, said some soldiers were fearful of being sent to Ukraine, were pressured into going, or disgruntled at the way they were treated after fighting there. The former tank soldier from Moscow said he would not have gone to Ukraine voluntarily. "No, what for? That's not our war. If our troops were officially there it would be a different story." He said he had been sent to fight in Ukraine last summer and returned to Russia in September when the first peace talks took place. His crew operated...
  • Soviet War Dead [Infographic]

    05/09/2015 6:36:22 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | Sunday, May 10, 2015 | Vadim Erlikman
    Soviet War Dead [Infographic] Population Losses in the 20th Century: A Reference. Key Civilian Dead Military Dead Deaths as % of 1940 population
  • No women able to finish first try at Ranger School

    05/09/2015 1:52:16 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 68 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 5/8/15 | fox newa
    None of the remaining eight female candidates going through the Army Ranger School made it out of the first phase of training at Fort Benning, Ga., defense officials told Fox News -- though they scored high enough to try again as early as next week. The candidates were the first women to train for the elite force as part of a program that began in February. While they did not do well enough to move on to the next phase of training, an Army Ranger statement said the eight women -- along with 101 men in the same situation --...
  • Yelling Fire in a Crowded Theater Metaphor vs Texas Cartoon

    05/09/2015 10:28:39 AM PDT · by SERKIT · 34 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 2, 2012 | Trevor Timm
    Oliver Wendell Holmes made the analogy during a controversial Supreme Court case that was overturned more than 40 years ago. Ninety-three years ago, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote what is perhaps the most well-known -- yet misquoted and misused -- phrase in Supreme Court history: "The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic." Without fail, whenever a free speech controversy hits, someone will cite this phrase as proof of limits on the First Amendment. And whatever that controversy may be, "the law"--as some have curiously...
  • South Carolina Freedom Summit

    05/09/2015 8:29:25 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 1 replies
    Greenville South Carolina Freedom Summit ^ | May 9, 2015 | NAPSCOORDINATOR
    This is a streaming video http://www.scfreedomsummit.com
  • Army Captain Gives Everything She Has To A Earn Coveted Decoration

    05/09/2015 7:08:14 AM PDT · by iowamark · 106 replies
    TaskandPurpose.com ^ | May 4 2015 | Brian Adam Jones
    The military is presently under a national spotlight regarding women in combat, with branches testing how women can physically handle grueling physical standards associated with combat arms training. A video going viral adds some interesting context to that. The video shows a U.S. Army captain, who is a woman, completing a 12-mile ruck march on a course that is open to women and outside of the discussion on women in combat arms — the Expert Field Medical Badge course. The competitive decoration is open to soldiers in the medical field and is one of the toughest decorations to earn. In...
  • War in the Pacific , Coral Sea [Video]

    05/08/2015 7:19:31 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Part I. The Pacific in Eruption. A segment on the WWII Battle of Coral Sea from the series War in the Pacific.
  • "It Was a Very Happy Cockpit:" National Guard Pilot on Rescue of Barber, Kids on Camping Trip

    05/08/2015 2:00:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/8 | Lisa Fernanandez, Jodi Hernandez and Stephanie Chuang
    The pilot who rescued a popular barbershop owner and and his family, who were missing for more than two days, said it felt great to hoist up the dad, his kids and a chihuahua to safety late Thursday night in rugged terrain. "It was a very happy cockpit," California National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 4 Robert Brockly, 49, of Folsom told NBC Bay Area on Friday morning. "We were all giving them high-fives." Brockly and his crew were searching in their Blackhawk helicopter for Nick Vlahos, co-owner Temescal Alley Barbershop in Oakland, along with his 5-year-old son Nick Jr., 3-year-old...
  • German Surrender Ceremony VE Day Reims, France May 7 1945 [Video]

    05/08/2015 6:28:49 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1945-05-07 | Universal Newsreels
    "Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces, Reims: Nazi General Jodl, representing Admiral Doenitz, strides into the 'war room' where Allied Generals await him and his party. After the surrender terms are understood, Jodl fills a third of a page with his scrawly signature, this his associates sign. U.S. General W. B. Smith the Allied Chief of Staff signs as do the remainder of the Allied Generals. In an adjoining room, General Eisenhower, wreathed in smiles, forms the signature pens into a V for Victory sign. Unconditional surrender is an accomplished fact." scenes of peace signed at red scholhouse in Reims, France,...
  • Corregidor Island, Philippines - Journey with Jamie Logan [Video]

    05/08/2015 6:18:04 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 1, 2012 | Jamie Logan
    Welcome to Jamie's Journeys! Join Regent Seven Seas cruise director and adventurer Jamie Logan as he travels to this this small but heavily fortified island which was the site of one of the great battles during WWII. Here American and Filipino forces held off the Imperial Japanese Navy which delayed their advance and saved Australia from invasion. See the incredible remains of this battle torn island!
  • The Story of the Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor - 1/6

    05/08/2015 6:17:56 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded on Aug 3, 2008 | Department of National Defense, the Philippines
    "The Filipinos did most of the fighting and most of the dying..." This tells the "true story" behind the "forgotten war" of Bataan and Corregidor -- savage battles that violently hurled falsely reassured Filipinos and an ill-prepared Philippines into the Second World War in the Pacific. Produced by the Department of National Defense of the Philippines and the Philippines Veterans Affairs Office this series of videos documents the outstanding courage, heroism and nobility of Filipinos regardless the inevitable fall of the country to the unrelenting Imperial Japanese military juggernaut. An outcome inevitably irreversible despite the fierce resistance of the mostly...
  • Battle of the Coral Sea - Lest We Forget new documentary

    05/08/2015 6:17:45 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded on Apr 22, 2010 | ProtectOurCoralSea
    Battle of the Coral Sea - Lest We Forget The Coral Sea holds great historical significance for Australia and the United States. In May 1942, it was the scene of a naval battle that reversed the tide of World War II in the Pacific. The Protect Our Coral Sea campaign has produced an 8-minute documentary in honour of those who fought and died in the Battle of the Coral Sea. Special thanks to veterans Tommy Simms and Ted Simpson and their families and naval historian Dr David Stevens and everyone else involved with this documentary for their contribution.
  • Warbirds to Thunder Over Washington in VE Day Flyover

    05/07/2015 9:59:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/6 | AFP By Robert MacPherson
    The unmistakable roar of American warplanes that helped the Allies win World War II will thunder over Washington on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany's defeat. From 12:10 pm (1610 GMT), for 45 minutes, 56 restored "warbirds" will fly in formation down the Potomac River, past the Lincoln Memorial and over the National Mall, the nation's symbolic front lawn. Up to 10,000 people are expected to watch the spectacle -- including 300 to 500 of the last surviving veterans of the 1939-45 conflict that the United States entered in December 1941 with the Japanese attack on Pearl...
  • Gibson’s “American Sniper” Les Paul Sells for $117,500

    05/07/2015 2:22:13 PM PDT · by bk1000 · 11 replies
    Guitar Player Magazine ^ | Guitar Player staff
    The Gibson Chris Kyle Commemorative Les Paul Standard Special—a.k.a the American Sniper—sold at auction for $117,500 on Tuesday, May 5. The company created the one-off custom guitar and auctioned it to raise funds for U.S. veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • DOCUMENTS: GREEN BERET WHO SOUGHT JOB AT CIA CONFESSED TO MURDER

    05/06/2015 10:59:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 5/4 | RYAN DEVEREAUX AND JEREMY SCAHILL
    On September 14, 2011, the CIA sent an alarming message to the Pentagon: a decorated U.S. special operations commando admitted during a job interview with the agency to hunting down and killing “an unknown, unarmed” Afghan man. The claim triggered an investigation that spanned years and saw U.S. Army Major Mathew L. Golsteyn stripped of his Silver Star. While the admission has been reported in the press, the army’s investigation into the alleged killing has been largely conducted in secrecy. The Intercept has obtained internal U.S. Army documents that detail elements of the military’s investigation into the alleged killing and...
  • USA Mutiny WWII in Townsville Australia

    05/06/2015 6:52:52 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    ABC [Australia] ^ | Dec 6, 2013 | ABC [Australia]
    ABC 7:30 Report on USA Mutiny on Australian soil. [Video]
  • Berlin in July 1945 (HD 1080p color footage)

    05/06/2015 5:05:40 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 1945 | Kronos
    That's how it looked like just after the Second World War in Berlin! Fascinating moving pictures in color show the situation of the city in summer 1945, just after the Second World War and the capitulation of Germany. Daily life after years of war. Pictures from the destroyed city, the Reichstag, Brandenburger Tor, Adlon, Führerbunker, Unter den Linden, rubble women working in the streets, the tram is running again. A collage of archive material produced by: Kronos Media
  • The Battle of the Coral Sea: Summary

    05/06/2015 4:28:24 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    Delsjourney.com ^ | N.D. | Delsjourney.com
    The Battle of the Coral Sea was fought between the Japanese and Allied navies from May 4 through May 8, 1942 in the Coral Sea, about 500 miles northeast of Australia. Occurring only six months after the surprise Japanese attack on American forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and a month before the decisive battle at Midway, it was one of the first naval battles fought in the Pacific during World War II. The battle, roughly a draw, was an important turning point in the Pacific campaign. My uncle, Bill Leu, fought at the Battle of the Coral Sea on the...
  • Pentagon to spend nearly $1b shielding War Games mountain from nuclear EMP attack(shortened)

    05/05/2015 11:14:27 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 9 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 5/4/15 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    The Pentagon has announced that it is spending approximately $700million to refurbish the Cheyenne Mountain Complex and make it less vulnerable to a massive electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. This comes just weeks after it was announce announced that the complex, former home of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), will once again be home to the most advanced tracking and communications equipment in the U.S. military. An EMP attack consists of a deliberate burst of energy that could disrupt the electrical grid across the United States and block NORAD from defending the nation, events which the organization is looking for...
  • Putin unveils first new Russian tank since the end of the Cold War [tr]

    05/05/2015 7:26:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 5, 2015 | Sara Malm
    Russia has unveiled its most powerful and sophisticated tank since the end of the Cold War in the latest warmongering exercise by Vladimir Putin. The T-14 Armata appeared in public for the first time yesterday, rumbling down a Moscow avenue on its way to Red Square as a crescendo of patriotic fervour gripped the country. The tank was taking part in final rehearsals for the Victory Day parade on Saturday, where it be the highlight of celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. Some 200 pieces of military hardware and 16,500 troops will take part in...
  • First Army Maneuvers 1935 1 of 2

    05/04/2015 10:35:50 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1935 | 152FieldArtillery's channel
    152nd Field Artillery participates in the First Army Maneuvers near Pine Camp NY in August 1935, as part of the 68th FA Brigade and the 43rd Division. For a companion reading piece, see the Field Artillery Journal article from the Nov-Dec 1935 edition: http://sill-www.army.mil/FAMAG/1935/N...