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  • Thinking About the Unthinkable: An Israel-Iran Nuclear War

    09/04/2015 10:56:52 AM PDT · by Ghost of SVR4 · 73 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | August 23, 2015 | John Bosma
    ...Israel needs to impart a powerful, disorganizing shock to the Iranian regime that accomplishes realistic military objectives: digging out its expensive underground enrichment plants, destroying its Arak plutonium reactor and maybe Bushehr in the bargain, killing its bomb and missile professionals, scientists and technicians, IRGC bases, its oil production sites, oil export terminals and the leaders of the regime where they can be found. ...its initial strike must move very fast and be conclusive within 1-2 hours, like the Israeli air attack opening the 1967 Six-Day War. The goal is to so stun the regime that Israel controls the first...
  • Unconventional Warriors

    09/03/2015 12:23:57 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 2 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2 Sept 2015 | MARK MOYAR
    McChrystal and a few other key figures converted JSOC from a Ferrari in the garage to the long-haul truck of the war on terror. The targeting of low-level insurgents continued when JSOC shifted resources from Iraq to Afghanistan in 2009. But the enemy’s continual replacement of losses with recruits from Pakistan and unpacified eastern Afghanistan eventually eroded JSOC’s morale. One Ranger officer tells Mr. Naylor that, by 2011, morale had sunk to the point that he had to yell at his noncommissioned officers just to go out on operations.
  • Air Force Veteran Finds Iconic 'Katrina Kid' After a Decade of Heartfelt Searching

    09/03/2015 6:00:51 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 4 replies
    Accuweather ^ | September 3 | Kevin Byrne
    In the wake of Hurricane Katrina's calamitous effects, an image of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mike Maroney locked in a heartwarming embrace with a young girl he encountered during rescue operations became a symbol of hope and optimism. For the last decade, Maroney has been determined to meet the child he hugged in the iconic photo. In March, the Air Force Times launched the "Find Katrina Kid" campaign to help Maroney reconnect with the little girl.
  • Over 1200 Days as a Japanese POW of Robert Enson Russell pt.1 of 2

    09/03/2015 4:13:39 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 24, 2012 | Robert Enson Russel and Family
    In 1972 my great uncle sat down and wrote an 80 pg. handwritten personal history of his time in World War II as a prisoner of war of the Japanese. From May of 1942 until August 15th of 1945, 1200 days as a POW, he survived one day at a time. He surrendered with his group on the island of Corregidor, and spent time in Bilibid prison, Cabanatuan, Palawan, and a journey to Japan on the horrible Oyoku Maru near the end of the war. Uncle Bob was a true American hero. A few years ago my father James Blair...
  • Japanese Surrender More Territory (1945)

    09/03/2015 12:49:15 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    National Archives and Records Administration - ARC 39081, LI 208-UN-173 - JAPANESE SURRENDER MORE TERRITORY [ETC.] - DVD Copied by Thomas Gideon. Series: Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels, compiled 1942 - 1945. Part 1, Japanese surrender documents arrive at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Japanese surrender to the Chinese at Chingkiang. American prisoners of war leave Japanese prison camps. Shows the surrenders of Marcus Island aboard the destroyer and of the last Japanese holdings in the Philippines to Gen. Wainwright and Brit. Gen. Percival by Gen. Yamashita. Part 2, traitor Vidkun Quisling is sentenced at Oslo, Norway....
  • The Navy's Jersey Boys

    09/02/2015 7:24:50 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9-2-15 | Navy musicians
    Once in a while something great comes along… Share it. If you liked the Four Seasons, you’ll like these five Navy guys! It is not Anchors Away!!! Say what you will about our Navy ‘brothers’, they can entertain. This is good, very good. Turn up your speakers, bump your video to full screen, and roll back in time. Not bad for a group of sailors. This is the best 10 minutes you've spent this week -- I guarantee.
  • VJ Day 2015: Dropping the atomic bombs 'saved so many lives' says Cheltenham veteran Ken Blake

    09/02/2015 5:33:02 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 17 replies
    Gloucestershire Echo ^ | September 2nd 2015 | Gloucestershire Echo
    One man from Bishop's Cleeve has a very good and personal reason to be thankful that it's VJ Day today. Seventy years ago, Ken Blake was on a troop ship sailing from India bound for Singapore as part of preparations for an invasion when the Japanese government surrendered to the Allies after atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Ken, now 88 said: "There was a bloody big cheer on the ship when we heard. We didn't know what was going to happen. But I think if we'd been in any invasion of Japan, every man, woman and child...
  • The Pearl Harbor P-40 boys

    09/02/2015 11:21:50 AM PDT · by Doogle · 14 replies
    youttube ^ | 12/13/2013 | maxsmodels
    We have all seen the different accounts of the two P-40's that got off the ground on Dec. 7th 1941...here's their story.. Enjoy
  • Japan under american occupation 1v3

    09/02/2015 5:08:27 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 14, 2012 | History Channel
    "The Japanese surrender at the end of WWII allowed U.S. troops to peacefully enter as an occupation force. What they found and how they transformed their former enemy is told through the work of a team of cameramen who recorded it all on color film. They were among the first to witness the devastation wrought by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They also captured on film the first free elections and the birth of Japanese democracy. It was a remarkable journey." History Channel (2006?)
  • Quantum computer that 'computes without running' sets efficiency record

    09/01/2015 10:33:43 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 8/31/15 | Lisa Zyga
    (Phys.org)—Due to quantum effects, it's possible to build a quantum computer that computes without running—or as the scientists explain, "the result of a computation may be learned without actually running the computer." So far, however, the efficiency of this process, which is called counterfactual computation (CFC), has had an upper limit of 50%, limiting its practical applications. Now in a new paper, scientists have experimentally demonstrated a slightly different version called a "generalized CFC" that has an efficiency of 85% with the potential to reach 100%. This improvement opens the doors to realizing a much greater variety of applications, such...
  • Run-in with Japanese Soldiers after the end of World War II

    09/01/2015 9:17:19 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 15, 2008 | The Central Florida WW2 Museum
    Lt. Col. James N. Methven, USAF (Ret.) recalls an encounter with Japanese soldiers who are unaware World War II has ended.
  • Japanese Surrender in Color (1945)

    09/01/2015 9:03:36 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 28, 2010 | Naval History and Heritage Command
    This color footage of the Japanese surrender ceremony on board the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) on 2 September 1945, was filmed by Commander George F. Kosco. In 2010, the Kosco family had the film restored, and the footage is presented now for viewing by the public. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section. (Note: The original footage is silent. The 2010 restoration of the film by the Kosco family includes overdubbed music by the United States Navy Band, which has been removed to avoid possible YouTube copyright violations).
  • New Jersey Man Digs Up Live Cannonball in Backyard: Police

    09/01/2015 8:27:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Sep 1, 2015
    The Atlantic City bomb squad was dispatched to a southern New Jersey home over the weekend after a man dug up a live cannonball in his backyard. Police said the Lower Township man was digging behind his West Bates Avenue home when he discovered the explosive Saturday. The brass-capped cannonball was approximately 5 inches in circumference and was stamped "4k, 85mm," according to police. The bomb squad took an x-ray of the device and determined it was fully functional, officials said. The cannonball was later detonated in an unpopulated area. Police said the discovery is not unusual for this part...
  • How Laws are Made in Modern America

    09/01/2015 8:07:10 PM PDT · by pgyanke · 8 replies
    Vanity | 9/1/15 | pgyanke
    How Laws are Made in Modern Americaby PGYankeStep 1. Identify the social cause you wish to champion. Step 2. Make a law the prohibits that social cause. Step 3. Argue your case to the USSC that Step 2 law is unconstitutional. Step 4. Law is declared unconstitutional by USSC and social cause is now mandatory. Example 1: Step 1. Social cause is Gays in the Military. Step 2. Pass "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Step 3. Go before court to argue against your own law. Step 4. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is unconstitutional according to USSC, so now the military must...
  • UFC champ Ronda Rousey accepts date to Marine Corps Ball

    09/01/2015 7:55:23 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 1 Sept 2015 | Greg Botelho
    Days after Jarrod Haschert asked his "celebrity crush" Rousey to the annual Marine Corps Ball at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, he scored big-time when the mixed martial arts fighter accepted his proposal.
  • Motorcyclist Killed in Crash ID'd as US Navy Master Chief from USS Makin Island

    09/01/2015 6:27:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Samantha Tatro and Bridget Naso
    A motorcyclist killed in an early morning crash in National City Monday has been identified as Master Chief Kyle Sutton from the USS Makin Island. The crash happened Monday at 6:17 a.m. on the southbound Interstate 5 near 8th Street. Sutton was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle in the slow lane that morning and was trying to avoid hitting a bus, California Highway Patrol officials said. In the process of avoiding a crash, his motorcycle slid beneath the trailer of the semi-truck in the next lane. Sutton was pronounced dead. “Our prayers go out to the family of Kyle Sutton....
  • Apple and Pentagon in a $171 Million Wearable Tech Venture

    09/01/2015 4:32:43 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    Money.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | By TARA CLARKE
    The Pentagon has partnered with Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ), and 159 other private companies and universities to develop wearable tech for military use. "I've been pushing the Pentagon to think outside our five-sided box and invest in innovation here in Silicon Valley and in tech communities across the country," U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at Moffett Airfield near Mountain View, Calif. on Friday. "Now we're taking another step forward." Carter announced the creation of a new institute in San Jose called "Flexible Hybrid Electronic Institute." The institute will work to develop...
  • Conservative "Crowd Fund" TV Campaign Ads?

    09/01/2015 2:35:27 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 4 replies
    9/1/15 | self
    Can "We The People" create and fund our own TV campaign ads via a "Crowd Fund" model? It would be great to state on TV how egregious the GOP-e and MSM messages are, especially those coming down the pike by way of Jeb and Co. eg: "Jeb.....We don't buy your line"
  • First global antineutrino emission map highlights Earth's energy budget

    09/01/2015 12:56:32 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 3 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 9/1/15
    The first-ever global map of antineutrino flux, which accounts for natural and human-made sources of antineutrinos, with the latter making up less than 1 percent of the total flux. Credit: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency/AGM2015 The neutrino and its antimatter cousin, the antineutrino, are the tiniest subatomic particles known to science. These particles are byproducts of nuclear reactions within stars (including our sun), supernovae, black holes and human-made nuclear reactors. They also result from radioactive decay processes deep within the Earth, where radioactive heat and the heat left over from the planet's formation fuels plate tectonics, volcanoes and Earth's magnetic field....
  • Inside the Waco Twin Peaks Biker Shootout with Biker Richard Luther

    09/01/2015 12:46:36 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 167 replies
    TheLipTV2 ^ | August 31, 2015 | TheLipTV2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=any4cI6nAf8&index=1&list=PLPnLjoW07bV0zxAVQcjXZoHLibjuRoZas The Waco shootout at a Twin Peaks restaurant flooded with bikers from clubs such as the Cossacks, the Bandidos, and many more is explained with witness, Richard Luther. Luther’s experience as a Cossack, the shootout, thoughts on a possible conspiracy, and the 33 days he would go on to spend in jail after the shootout is explored. Learn the ugly truth about the police handling of the situation, the cruel and unusual punishment that bikers suffered in jail, and the pieces of the puzzle that don’t add up, in this Antidote interview hosted by Michael Parker.
  • Hurricane Katrina turns 10: Remembering gun confiscation in New Orleans [Video]

    08/31/2015 4:09:06 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies
    WND TV ^ | 8/31/2015 | Staff
    Hurricane Katrina Gun Confiscation Video
  • How Obama’s Environmental Policies Are Undermining the US Military and National Security

    08/30/2015 10:53:44 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/29/2015 | by James Delingpole
    When President Obama declared earlier this year that “climate change” represents “an immediate risk to our national security” he was absolutely right. Only, the key detail he forgot to mention is precisely why it represents such a risk: because his administration’s crazed faith that renewable energy represents a solution to “climate change” is severely impacting the defensive capabilities of the US military. Consider the case of two giant wind projects scheduled imminently for development near vital US defense facilities. Both ... accord with the Obama administration’s green priority commitments — which apparently take precedence over trivial issues like hurricane predictions,...
  • Commander of United Confederate Veterans Gen James W. Moore of Alabama, being laid to rest

    08/30/2015 9:14:20 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    In 1949, the surviving members of the United Confederate Veterans attend the funeral of their commander, James W. Moore. Moore joined the confederate army at the age of 13, died at the age of 99 and was buried in Selma, AL. Here's your chance to see video of some real confederate veterans.
  • Former St. Pius student killed in Afghanistan (NM)

    08/29/2015 8:35:25 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 11 replies
    KOB TV ^ | 08/29/2015 | Stephen Montoya,
    Air Force Captain Mathew Roland was killed in Afghanistan, according to family acquaintance. Sharon Plate said Roland attended St. Pius X High School before his father, Air Force Colonel Mark Roland, was transferred to Lexington, Kentucky. Matt was an Eagle Scout from Troop 174 at Paradise Hills Methodist Church and a 2010 graduate of the Air Force Academy. “He was 27 years old and was a wonderful role model for the younger Scouts,” Plate said. Popular Military.com states that Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, of Pensacola, Florida, was killed along with Roland Wednesday after their vehicle came under attack...
  • Pilot Killed in Crash was Helping Wounded Veterans

    08/29/2015 3:56:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    A pilot who died in a small plane crash in the desert northeast of Los Angeles was giving free glider rides to wounded military veterans. SNIP Mors was a volunteer with the Wounded Warrior Project. SNIP
  • Marine Asks Ronda Rousey to Marine Corps Ball: Watch Now!

    08/29/2015 2:13:35 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 80 replies
    eonline ^ | 28 Aug 2015 | JULIA HAYS
    Jarrod Haschert, a member of the United States Marine Corps, has shared a Facebook video asking the 28-year-old UFC bantamweight champion to be his date to a USMC Ball in December. In the video, which has racked up over 3.7M views so far, the soldier, who is stationed in North Carolina, says Rousey is his "celebrity crush."
  • Vets Outraged as VA Flies LGBT Flag at Fort Harrison

    08/29/2015 12:26:16 AM PDT · by This_far · 45 replies
    The Flint Report ^ | June 03, 2015 | Aaron Flint
    Several veterans in Montana are outraged after the LGBT (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender) pride flag was reportedly flown at the Fort Harrison VA near Helena, Montana earlier this week. The flag was apparently taken down by an outraged veteran, but has now been replaced and is flying right outside the administration building where the Montana VA Director's office is located.
  • NRA Good Guys Campaign

    08/28/2015 6:30:42 PM PDT · by mad_as_he$$ · 5 replies
    NRA Foundation ^ | 2015 | NRA Foundation
    Interesting series of ads from the NRA. I especially like the one with Noir. The NRA site is locked up so this is the youtube link.
  • Behind the Barrel: C93 Automatic Pistol

    08/28/2015 3:03:15 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 21 replies
    Military.com ^ | 8/26/15 | Hosted by Craig Gottlieb
    Hosted by Craig Gottlieb, who is famously known as the weapons expert on the hit show Pawn Stars, this all new series reveals surprising stories behind iconic weapons. In this episode Craig takes us behind the barrel of the C93 Automatic Pistol
  • Kangaroo court in Waco: No reason needed to arrest packing pastor with CCL

    08/27/2015 9:43:17 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 37 replies
    Grits for Breakfast ^ | 08/27/2015 | Scott Henson
    Gun ownership is on trial in Waco, so why aren't the NRA and all the open-carry advocates going nuts over what's happening regarding prosecutions from the the Twin Peaks biker massacre? In McLennan County, visiting Judge James Morgan ruled after an examining trial that there was sufficient cause to have arrested a 65-year old concealed carry permit holder who wasn't wearing a biker cut but a Christian t-shirt (he's chaplain to the Bandidos and two veterans groups) because he was carrying legal personal weapons. The judge declared there was probable cause to support an arrest even though no police "officer...
  • Here’s the first thing President Trump will need to do.

    08/27/2015 1:35:38 PM PDT · by Mier · 9 replies
    http://www.michaelsavage.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Michael Savage
    Dr. Savage explained to his audience that issues such as illegal immigration and the weakening of America’s military were nothing new and not unique to Obama’s administration. He added that the last thing America needed was another Clinton in the White House and offered a suggestion for “President Trump.” “The emasculation of America’s military didn’t begin with Obama,” Savage told his listeners. It started with George W. Bush. The leftist machine has long been embedded in the Defense Department. But through Obama has done more damage to our military than al-Qaida has done. His military evisceration plan has seen hundreds...
  • Here is the bad*ss truck replacing the US military's aging Humvees

    08/26/2015 9:25:16 AM PDT · by AlmaKing · 39 replies
    The Verge ^ | 8-26-15 | Chris Ziegler
    The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle — the HMMWV, or Humvee — is a stalwart of the battleground. If you asked someone to draw a military truck, they'd almost certainly draw this classic machine, which is almost older than a millennial (1984!) and gained such a pop culture following at one point that civilians started buying them. Arnold Schwarzenegger, in particular, is famous for his undying love of the "Hummer." But seriously, they're old. The US military has been keen on retiring Humvees for some time, and it has finally awarded the $6.7 billion contract to replace them to Wisconsin-based...
  • If N Korea supposedly wants S Korea, China wants Spratly, Russia wants Crimea...

    08/23/2015 10:59:36 PM PDT · by whiterhino · 25 replies
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    Just wondering... would three countries (or maybe include a fourth muslim country also) coordinate their efforts to distract the USA, let's say in Korea with a "military action", then China or Russia would make their move on what is really attainable in their eyes... (Spratly? Taiwan? Crimea?) Your thoughts?
  • Airman hiking 710 Miles to Honor Wounded Soldiers

    08/23/2015 5:58:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | August 20, 2015
    Airman hiking 710 miles to honor wounded soldiers Cindy Hval The Spokesman-Review Recently visited page Air Force Tech. Sgt. Stacy Trosine is hiking part of the Pacific Crest Trail in order to honor soldiers wounded in Afghanistan. • To donate to the EOD Warrior Foundation and help Sgt. Trosine reach her goal, go to eodwarriorfoundation.org/events/events/view/111. • For more information about the foundation: eodwarriorfoundation.org/about. • You can follow Trosine’s story on her blog at https://washingtonstatepctthruhiker.wordpress.com. Tech. Sgt. Stacy Trosine is on the journey of a lifetime. The Fairchild Air Force Base airman is hiking 710 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail,...
  • Americans Who Stopped Train Attack to Speak in Paris

    08/23/2015 8:43:50 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 44 replies
    ABC news ^ | 23 Aug 2015 | DAVID CHIU and EMILY SHAPIRO
    Three Americans who helped take down an alleged gunman aboard a train bound for Paris will speak today from the home of the U.S. ambassador to France. Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler will speak to the media a day before being received by French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace.
  • Japan's War in Colour; 2004 Documentary with never seen before films

    08/22/2015 6:49:43 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2004 | TWI Carlton Production
    Japan's role in World War II gets a whole new perspective in this consisting entirely of full color footage, including color films from Japan that were recently discovered. As the visuals of the world war take on a new vivid immediateness, the story of the rise of the militarists in Japan is told through the personal writings of the Japanese themselves. From the first overconfident tastes of victory, to the devastating losses that led to an unthinkable defeat amidst the ruins, the Pacific Theater of World War II is told through the Japanese's eyes. It was assumed no color films...
  • U.S. Navy Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday

    08/20/2015 4:09:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monica Garske
    Wayne Edward Carr, of San Diego’s Imperial Beach community, served 34 years in the U.S. NavyA San Diego-based U.S. Navy veteran celebrated his 100th birthday Thursday and, without a hint of hesitation, said his favorite memory of his long life will always be the day he married his wife. “I was only married once, you know,” centenarian Wayne Edward Carr told NBC 7 proudly, remembering his wedding day. Carr, who still has a sharp sense of humor, then joked that he got arrested on his wedding day. “I was charged with theft for robbing the cradle,” the Imperial Beach resident...
  • Colorado soldier reunited with his bomb-sniffing dog he served with in Afghanistan

    08/20/2015 8:49:23 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 4 replies
    FOX 31 Denver KDVR ^ | 8/19/15 | Ashley Michels
    There was a sweet reunion Wednesday after a soldier was reunited with his war buddy, a bomb-sniffing dog named Donna. The two were deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. “She was excellent. You could unclip her from the leash and she could find something a mile away,” her handler, U.S. Army Specialist Tyler Roberts, said. When they got home, Roberts planned to adopt Donna. The only problem was he could not find her.
  • The Third Atomic Bomb: Japan's Atomic Bomb

    08/20/2015 5:17:01 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 88 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2005 | Amerimage Productions; West Park Pictures
    In August 1945, during the final stage of the Second World War, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two bombings, which killed at least 129,000 people, remain the only use of nuclear weapons for warfare in human history.
  • ‘I Look Forward to Dying:’ U.S. Veteran Fights Gulf War Syndrome

    08/19/2015 8:11:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Glenn Stewart, a U.S. veteran of the first Gulf War a quarter of a century ago, has a deadly dilemma. Stewart, who served as a communication specialist in the U.S. forces tasked with taking back Kuwait from the clutches of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 1991, wants to see his grandchildren grow. But at the same time, he also waits daily to hear the “good news” of his impending death. The 54-year-old suffers from what is commonly known as Gulf War syndrome (GWS) or Gulf War Illness (GWI), a cocktail of ailments. Its multiple symptoms are both physical and psychological...
  • BUDS to be opened up to women.

    08/19/2015 4:58:59 PM PDT · by hillarys cankles · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | August 19, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Washington (CNN)The U.S. Navy is preparing to allow women into the ranks of its SEAL teams, the Navy's chief operations officer told Defense News on Tuesday. "Why shouldn't anybody who can meet these (standards) be accepted? And the answer is, there is no reason," Adm. Jon Greenert told the publication. "So we're on a track to say, 'Hey look, anybody who can meet the gender non-specific standards, then you can become a SEAL.'" If women can pass the unit's demanding training requirements, Greenert said, they will be allowed into the elite force. Officials did not reveal to Defense News when...
  • SEALs to open to women...

    08/18/2015 7:54:56 PM PDT · by Chode · 63 replies
    August 18, 2015
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  • Need Some Naval History Help

    08/18/2015 4:21:48 PM PDT · by Crapgame · 22 replies
    Freepers I am turning to you all for assistance in preparing a class lecture on the importance of Mahan's "The Influence of Sea Power Upon History". Specifically I was hoping one of you well read Freepers can direct me to a good, excerpt or summary of Mahan's "The Influence of Sea Power Upon History". Something I can hand out in class. I have read his many articles but none of them seem to cover the major points of his theories succinctly. So I am wondering now if there is a good excerpt of his major work that you all could...
  • Steaks Served Up for 3 Aircraft Carriers

    08/18/2015 10:40:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | R. Stickney
    The picnic was hosted by an organization that travels the world to grill for members of the U.S. militaryMore than 12,000 fresh New York steaks were served Monday to crew members of three aircraft carriers in San Diego. The grilling began days before the picnic scheduled for USS Carl Vinson, USS George Washington and USS Ronald Regan at Naval Base Coronado. The organization "Cooks from the Valley" served up the steaks. The group is known for bringing its grills to members of the military – no matter where they are in the world. In San Diego, they served more than...
  • WWII Veteran Receives Bronze Star Earned 70 Years Ago

    08/18/2015 10:36:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/18 | Monica Garske
    Capt. Robert A. Sulit, 89, earned the meritorious medal in 1945 for his service to our nation during World War II Seventy years after earning the Bronze Star Medal, one San Diego-based World War II veteran finally officially received the meritorious medal for his service to our nation. On Monday, 49th District of California Congressman Darrell Issa presented the Bronze Star to 89-year-old WWII vet Captain Robert A. Sulit, a Del Mar resident. Sulit, USNR Retired, earned the prestigious award in May 1945 for his achievement in active ground combat against the enemy while serving in support of allied operations...
  • 110-Year-Old Veteran Emma Didlake Dies Weeks After Meeting President Obama

    08/17/2015 10:29:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    ABC ^ | August 17, 2015 | ARLETTE SAENZ
    The nation’s oldest known living veteran, Emma "Big Mama" Didlake, passed away Sunday at the age of 110, just a few weeks after meeting President Obama during a trip to Washington, D.C. “It was a month ago today that we went to the White House, a month ago today,” Didlake's granddaughter Marilyn Horne told the San Antonio Express News. “I think she felt she had accomplished everything and could take her rest.”
  • The RPG-7 Is a One-Man Dealer of Death

    08/17/2015 7:13:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 17, 2015 | Paul Richard Huard
    The RPG-7–the fin-stabilized, rocket-propelled anti-tank launcher–changed the face of warfare when introduced in 1961, captured the imagination of game studios and became a go-to Hollywood prop. The classic 1980s film Red Dawn portrayed ordinary American high school students blowing up Soviet tanks with captured RPGs as they shouted “Eat me!” You can hardly make it through a lot of video games games without tripping over the weapon.
  • CEO of the Silver Star Families of America Issues Warning to ISIS

    08/16/2015 9:23:33 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 17 replies
    Self ^ | 2015 | Steve Newton
    The Silver Star Families of America is a nonprofit 501 C 3 organization with one mission: To remember, honor, assist and advocate for the wounded, ill, injured and dying of our Armed Forces from all wars. This necessarily includes the prevention of casualties.
  • Gift a Vet Charity Can't Back Up Claims Donations Go To Veterans

    08/15/2015 9:29:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 | Vicky Nguyen and David Paredes
    The self-proclaimed charity, Gift a Vet, would not provide any records that they have helped a single veteran.Bill Hampshire served in the US Air Force for 20 years from 1994 to 2014. So when his wife, also a veteran, dropped a few dollars into a donation box for “Gift A Vet” outside his Los Gatos grocery store, he didn’t think much of it. Then he asked the man collecting the money about his service. “He said he wasn’t a vet, that he worked for the Department of Defense,” Hampshire said. “I said ‘Why are you wearing a uniform if...
  • Ross Homecoming - USMC Military Homecoming

    08/15/2015 5:37:35 PM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 8 replies
    you tube ^ | 2015 | Ryanne Kenzie Photography
    You gonna like this 'em.