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  • Graphic: Navy admits to being involved in obscene sky drawings spotted in Okanogan Co (WA)

    11/17/2017 12:46:05 AM PST · by llevrok · 37 replies
    KREM TV2 (Spokane) ^ | 11/16/2017 | Kaitlin Riordan
    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. – Officials with the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island said one of their aircraft was involved in the obscene skywritings spotted in Okanogan County. Photos sent to KREM 2 by multiple sources show skydrawings of what some people are saying is male genitalia. Some sources have even tweeted pictures of what they saw. A mother who lives in Okanogan who took pictures of the drawings reached out to KREM 2 to complain about the images, saying she was upset she might have to explain to her young children what the drawings were. In a statement to KREM...
  • Vietnam War veteran, 83, wears his dress blues to stand guard over his Marine buddy's casket...

    11/16/2017 5:16:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 16, 2017 | Regina F. Graham For
    FULL TITLE: Vietnam War veteran, 83, wears his dress blues to stand guard over his Marine buddy's casket after they made promise to each other in 1968 when they survived a mortar attack An 83-year-old retired Marine kept a promise he made to a fellow officer while they were hunkered down in a bunker during the Vietnam War. Retired Marine Master Sgt. William H. Cox and Retired Marine First Sgt. James 'Hollie' Hollingsworth were shielding themselves from rockets and mortars in 1968 as they were fighting in the Marble Mountains during the war on New Year's Eve. The two men,...
  • Mother sues U.S. Navy after sailor killed infants in her arms

    11/16/2017 1:15:06 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies via WPXI ^ | November 16, 2017 | Paige Kelton
    ACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville mother whose twins were shot and killed as she held them is now suing the U.S. government. She says the government could have stopped the shooting that claimed the infants' lives. Megan Hiatt says the U.S. Navy knew her ex-boyfriend Gawain Wilson was agitated and made threats when he left his shift at Naval Station Mayport Nov. 5, 2015. Hiatt's father Travis was helping her move out Wilson's home when Wilson came back from work early. Wilson shot and killed Travis as he tried to protect his daughter. He then forced the Hiatt, who was...
  • The B-58 Hustler Was a Beautiful Mistake

    11/16/2017 6:03:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 16, 2017 | Robert Beckhusen
    On Nov. 11, 1956, the first B-58 Hustler took flight. It would never see combat. An exotic, beautiful bomber designed for high-speed nuclear strike missions, a changes in Soviet tactics and a development method which dramatically hiked costs conspired to doom the Hustler — intended as a replacement for the jet-powered B-47 Stratojet.
  • How the Jeep Evolved From Military Vehicle to Today's Wrangler

    11/15/2017 7:44:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 81 replies ^ | Nov 14, 2017 | By Chris Perkins
    The humble origins of America's favorite 4x4. The current Jeep Wrangler is way more high-tech than its WWII-era forefather, but there's a direct link between the two. You can't say that about a lot of cars on sale today. Now, you can watch the Jeep's history unfold in this lovely animation from the people at Donut Media. Donut actually starts with two cars that competed with the original Willys for the US military contract—the Ford Pygymy and the American Bantam Reconnaissance Car. Then, we get into Willys-Overland's first Civilian Jeep (CJ), which gave birth to the legendary CJ5. Eventually, we...
  • Russia Is Improving the Biggest Bomber Ever: New mission systems and engines

    11/15/2017 6:00:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 14, 2017 | Dave Majumdar
    Russia Is Improving the Biggest Bomber Ever New mission systems and engines Russia Is Improving the Biggest Bomber Ever WIB AIR November 14, 2017 Dave Majumdar Russia75 Tu-1603 Early next year in February, the first of Russia’s new production Tupolev Tu-160M2 Blackjack supersonic strategic bombers will take to the air. The new bomber is essentially a prototype of a next generation variant of the venerable Blackjack, the first generation of which was built during the 1980s in the last days of the Soviet Union.
  • Green Beret Killed by SEALs After Uncovering Alleged Theft: Report

    11/13/2017 11:37:50 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    KTLA ^ | 11/13/2017 | CNN/Daily Beast
    Naval Criminal Investigative Service spokesman Ed Buice confirmed to CNN last month that the NCIS was investigating whether two members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team Six killed Army Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar. The New York Times was the first to report that the SEALs were under investigation for Melgar’s death at a US government compound near the American embassy in Bamako, the capital. Melgar was a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant, according to a statement from the US Army Special Command. Military officials told CNN that a military examiner ruled Melgar’s death while on assignment in the African nation of...
  • The first effective therapy against glioblastoma by attacking telomeres

    11/13/2017 10:39:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies ^ | Public Release: 13-Nov-2017 | Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)
    Blocking TRF1 interrupts tumor growth and increases survival in various mouse models of glioblastoma. This is a potential therapeutic option for a disease for which there are no curative treatments. The Telomere and Telomerase Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) has shown that it is possible to block the growth of human and murine glioblastoma in mouse models by blocking the TRF1 protein; an essential component of the telomere-protective complex known as shelterin. The study, published in Cancer Cell, describes a new and promising way to combat this type of brain tumour, considered one of the most...
  • Soviet Admirals Shunned Stalin’s Favorite Battlecruiser

    11/13/2017 6:03:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 10, 2017 | Robert Beckhusen
    The Soviet navy was not in great shape at the onset of the German invasion on June 22, 1941. Stalin had decimated the ranks of the naval officer corps, which greatly complicated planning, and the invasion forced many warship projects to a halt. The Soviets envisioned one of these projects, the Kronshtadt-class battlecruiser, to be faster than Germany’s Bismarck-class battleship and more powerful than the Scharnhorst. Alas, the demands of the war saw that the Kronshtadt was never built. But in 1944, Soviet premier Joseph Stalin rebooted the concept for a namesake ship, the Stalingrad-class battlecruiser.
  • The U.S. Army Is Searching for a New Light Tank

    11/13/2017 6:00:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 13, 2017 | Sebastien Roblin
    Two decades ago, the U.S. Army phased out its last light tank. Now the Pentagon has decided its infantry could use some lightweight armored firepower, and is looking to choose between at least three off-the-shelf designs by 2019. This initiative, called Mobile Protected Firepower, intends to outfit infantry brigades with their own 14-vehicle companies of armored fire support vehicles. That way, they no longer depend on separate heavy armored battalions to detach tanks to help them. The new light tanks would assist the infantry by blasting bunkers, fortified houses, machine gun nests and the occasional armored vehicle.
  • Ceremony dedicates monument to Marines, Navy corpsmen

    11/12/2017 6:32:48 AM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Friday marked more than the observance of Veterans Day. It was also the 242nd birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. As a tribute to the Corps and its history, members of the Thunder Mountain Detachment Marine Corps League of Sierra Vista gathered at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Nov. 10 to dedicate a monument commemorating fallen Marines and Navy corpsmen. The newly placed Marine Corps memorial joins other monuments along the cemetery’s walkway near the chapel. “Our detachment’s monument is a beautiful addition to the memorial walk,” said Dan Shaw, the Thunder Mountain Detachment commandant....
  • Hallelujah Veterans Version

    11/12/2017 1:41:03 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 10, 2017 | Sailor Jerri
    "I rewrote hallelujah for our Veterans. Every picture in this video was sent to me by the great members of our Armed Forces who have been supporting me from the beginning. Thank you so much for your service and your support."
  • Dentist gives veteran down on his luck $10,000 in free dental work

    11/11/2017 7:02:40 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 11 NOVEMBER 2017 | ABC 13
    HOUSTON -- A veteran who says he felt neglected by the U.S. Veteran Affairs Department has a reason to smile this Veteran's Day. Dr. David Nguyen with URBN Dental in Houston says he first met David Harmon at the gym. The former soldier told the dentist he was in need of serious dental work after being unable to get help from the V.A. After some X-rays, Nguyen said he soon discovered the soldier needed $15,000 worth of periodontal work.
  • A Warriors Prayer

    11/11/2017 3:24:34 PM PST · by Kartographer · 2 replies
    11/11/17 | Kartographer
    I do not believe I ever posted this I use to include it in goody boxes I sent to Iraq and Afghanistan. A Warrior’s Blessing May your sword be ever sharp and your arm strong. May your eyes be keen and arrows flight true. May your lance never break and your body endure. May your knife be ever at hand in need and your mind ever vigilant and alert as to the enemy's intent. And I pray that GOD would watch over you and keep you, so that you may return home in valor, to enjoy that which you have...
  • Military Poetry

    11/11/2017 2:30:15 PM PST · by mairdie · 22 replies
    My father wrote quite a lot of army poetry and I'm wondering if other people had family members who did, as well.
  • Happy Veteran's Day

    11/11/2017 2:25:17 PM PST · by JBW1949 · 7 replies
    Happy Veteran's Day from one vet to all others here on FR....
  • NFL announces ‘no change’ in national-anthem policy in face of Veterans Day boycotts

    11/11/2017 11:47:44 AM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    The NFL announced Saturday there has been “no change” in its national-anthem policy despite a Veterans Day campaign to boycott Sunday’s games over the take-a-knee protests. Boycott the NFL, a Facebook page with more than 227,000 followers, has called on supporters to tune out Sunday’s games “in solidarity with veterans around the country,” while the conservative watchdog group 2ndVote asked fans to “stiff-arm the NFL.” “We’re sending the National Football League, its corporate sponsors, and the television networks a message this Veterans Day weekend!” said 2ndVote. “Americans are sick of the disrespectful National Anthem protests that the NFL has not...
  • Flag Etiquette STANDARDS of RESPECT

    11/11/2017 10:50:10 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 9 replies
    The Salute To salute, all persons come to attention. Those in uniform give the appropriate formal salute. Citizens not in uniform salute by placing their right hand over the heart and men with head cover should remove it and hold it to left shoulder, hand over the heart. Members of organizations in formation salute upon command of the person in charge. NOBODY in attendance ever does this anymore... GRRR!
  • ...Male rape victims of Jeffrey Dahmer - one of America's most notorious serial killers - reveal...

    11/11/2017 10:12:50 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 11, 2017 | James Gordon For
    FULL TITLE: 'I thought about killing him, I thought about killing myself': Male rape victims of Jeffrey Dahmer - one of America's most notorious serial killers - reveal why he stopped short of murdering them Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer has been dead for more than 23 years, but the murders and dismemberments of the 17 boys and men he killed, and sometimes ate, still haunt the living today. Two men have given interviews to reveal Dahmer raped them during his military service, are now speaking out about the murderer who they call a 'sociopath.' Preston Davis was 20 years old...
  • The Bolshevik Century; Well That Didn’t Work

    11/11/2017 2:33:08 AM PST · by Djl3668 · 32 replies
    Libertyme ^ | 10/09 | Francis Turner
    “100 years ago today, November 7th, the Bolskeviks seized power in Russia and ushered in a century of terror, murder and economic/environmental mismanagement that killed more people than any other ideology or religion ever in the history of humanity. Not only did they kill more people in absolute terms, but the Communist regimes inspired and supported by the Soviet Union get to claim top spots in the “relative death” chart. It is worth reminding people of these facts when others try to whitewash the bloody red past.”