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  • Why Are Guards At Tomb Of Unknown Soldier Carrying Unloaded Weapons? (Vanity)

    10/22/2014 6:19:41 PM PDT · by njslim · 63 replies
    In light of recent attacks in Canada on soldiers, why are the Guards at Tomb of Unknown Soldier still carrying unloaded weapons.
  • Missing Afghan soldiers found at Canadian border near Niagara Falls

    09/22/2014 11:13:29 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-22-2014 | Fox News
    Published September 22, 2014 FoxNews.com Three Afghan soldiers missing from Cape Cod military base Never autoplay videos DEVELOPING: Three Afghan National Army soldiers who vanished from a Cape Cod military base where they had been taking part in a training exercise have been found at the Canadian border near Niagara Falls, a senior Pentagon official told Fox News. The men were reported missing by the Massachusetts National Guard Saturday night at Joint Base Cape Cod. A statement identified the soldiers as Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, 48, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada, 18, and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar, 20.
  • American Soldiers Singing "Days of Elijah"

    09/17/2014 3:13:18 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 20 replies
    youtube ^ | 0/17/2014 | unknown
    Days of Elijah, by our brave young men! May God bless and protect them all.
  • Soldiers reunited with dogs and cats they rescued in Afghanistan

    08/15/2014 2:36:26 AM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    KDVR ^ | Aug 14, 2014 | CNN Wire
    When a litter of puppies was born on the base where Caba served, the animals provided just the relief he needed. But a few months later, the soldiers’ tour was coming to an end. Determined not to leave the dogs behind, they searched for a way to get them to America. That’s when Caba was connected with Nowzad Dogs. Since 2007, the organization has reunited hundreds of soldiers with the stray dogs and cats they rescued while serving on the front lines. The group’s shelter and clinic in Kabul are staffed by 14 Afghan nationals, four of whom are trained...
  • Three IDF Soldiers Killed in Gaza; 27 Wounded

    07/30/2014 9:09:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    inn ^ | 7/30/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Three IDF soldiers were killed in Gaza Wednesday, the IDF cleared for publication Wednesday night; their names have not yet been released. Twenty-seven (27) additional soldiers were wounded.
  • Lawmakers: Make It Easier For Military Dogs To Reunite With Soldiers After War

    07/24/2014 8:52:08 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 7/23/14 | Alex Pappas
    They served in the Civil War. They were there for American soldiers during both world wars. One was even on SEAL Team Six, the military team that killed Osama Bin Laden. But military dogs do not always get to go home with their military handlers after serving together in war. During a Capitol Hill event on Wednesday, legislators argued it should be easier for these veterans to reunite with their dogs.
  • Hospitalized soldiers: Terrorists charged with babies in hand

    07/22/2014 11:35:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/22/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    I think the picture above was intended to be humorous. It's not. It really happened. Parents of wounded soldiers spoke to Kol Yisrael on Tuesday and shared some of the disturbing stories they had heard from their sons. They said soldiers have repeatedly seen young children in Sheijaya, Gaza, be sent out into the streets with guns to try to attack IDF troops. One parent reported that terrorists had run at IDF soldiers with a gun in one hand and a baby in the other, apparently in hopes that the soldiers would see the child and hold their fire....
  • Two More IDF Soldiers Killed in Gaza

    07/21/2014 7:42:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 7/23/14 | Elad Benari
    Two more IDF soldiers have been killed in Gaza, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit cleared for publication on Monday night. According to the statement, the two soldiers were killed during the afternoon hours on Monday. One of the soldiers has been identified as Sergeant Oded Ben Sira, 22, from Nir Etzion. He will be laid to rest on Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. at the military section of the Nir Etzion cemetery. The name of the second soldier has not yet been cleared for publication. The latest deaths bring the total number of officers and soldiers who have been killed in...
  • Military Bans Bibles But Forces Soldiers to Adhere to Ramadan Rules

    06/29/2014 11:28:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/29/14 | Jim Hoft
    It’s an Obama world.The US Air Force kicked Christian Gideon’s volunteers off base in March. The Bibles were too offensive and violated the separation of church and state rule.But US military personnel are expected to adhere Islamic practices during Ramadan.Stars and Stripes reported: U.S. personnel accustomed to drinking their coffee on the drive to work will have to put that habit on hold for about a month. It’s one of a few lifestyle changes Americans will have to make during the holy month of Ramadan.Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Officials expect Ramadan to begin at sunrise...
  • Man Snatched From Boat by 16-Foot Crocodile

    06/09/2014 6:48:33 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 84 replies
    Newser ^ | June 9, 2014 | Matt Cantor
    When a man went to the side of his boat to empty a bucket at Australia's Kakadu National Park on Saturday, he was attacked by what police say was a 15.5-foot-long crocodile and vanished, his wife, son, and daughter-in-law unable to save him. Now, the 62-year-old's remains may have been found inside a crocodile. Two of the reptiles were shot yesterday about a mile from the site of the encounter, the AAP reports via the Sydney Morning Herald. "A quantity of human remains was recovered" from one, say police. They have yet to be IDed.
  • Bergdahl Release Reveals a Presidency Out of Control

    06/09/2014 7:04:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2014 | Chrystal Wright
    As the news media cranked up the heat on the White House’s disastrous handling of the Veterans Affairs scandal, President Barack Obama decided it was time to change the subject and make the news about him again. So what does he do? Obama finalizes the release of five top Taliban commanders from Guantanamo in exchange for the Taliban’s release of one American soldier. Not just any soldier but “a high value” soldier Sargent Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted his duty in 2009 when he walked off his base in Afghanistan right into the enemy hands of the Taliban. And Bergdahl caused...
  • The Bergdahl Deal - Five Terrorists For A 'Deserter'?

    06/05/2014 7:35:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2014 | Larry Elder
    The Washington Times reports that the Pentagon pretty much knew the whereabouts of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in recent years. So why didn't they rescue him? Quoting a former intelligence official, the Times said: "Military commanders were loath to risk their people to save this guy. They were loath to pick him up and, because of that hesitancy, we wind up trading five Taliban guys for him. The mentality was, 'We're not going to lose more of our own guys on this.'" The Times also quoted an anonymous "high-level congressional aide": "Joint Special Operations Command always had the rescue mission on...
  • Former Officer: Soldiers Were ´Threatened´ If They Questioned Bergdahl Story

    06/02/2014 12:33:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/2/14 | Charlie Spiering
    A former U.S. officer who served in Afghanistan with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl claims that soldiers were threatened by U.S. authorities if they questioned his story. After he was captured, Bergdahl said on a video from his captors that he lagged behind on patrol, although other sources in the military suggested anonymously that he walked away from his post. “Not only has this nebulous non-story been put out for years but you know these soldiers of 4th Brigade 25th Infantry Division were threatened with legal repercussions if they spoke about Bergdahl. Everybody officially mandated silencing of what we saw has been...
  • State Department Apologizes for Promoting Muslim Cleric Who Backed Killing of U.S. Soldiers Tweet

    05/27/2014 11:23:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/27/14 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department’s Counter Terrorism (CT) Bureau apologized on Tuesday for promoting a controversial Muslim scholar whose organization has reportedly backed Hamas and endorsed a fatwa authorizing the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq. The apology came on the heels of a Friday Washington Free Beacon report detailing the CT Bureau’s promotion of Sheik Abdallah Bin Bayyah, the vice president of a radical Muslim scholars group that was founded by a radical Muslim Brotherhood leader who has called “for the death of Jews and Americans.” Bin Bayyah himself is one of several clerics who endorsed a 2004 fatwa, or religious...
  • Why Soldiers Leave Coins as a Memorial

    05/23/2014 9:58:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    kgw ^ | May 20, 2014
    Have you ever noticed coins on a gravestone, and wondered why they were there? When a U.S. service member or loved one leaves a coin on a gravestone it has special significance. Though the meaning of this custom has changed over time, it’s a tradition with a long history.The idea of leaving coins with the departed dates back as far as the Greeks and Romans. According to Greek mythology, the River Styx separates the living from the dead and Charon, the ferryman of Hades, will not carry your soul across without a payment. So unless you had a coin, your...
  • 80 US troops in Chad helping to locate abducted girls, Obama says

    05/21/2014 12:53:57 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 55 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/21/14 | ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says the U.S. has deployed 80 military personnel to Chad to help located more than 200 girls kidnapped in Nigeria.
  • Saudi Soldier Eats Live Snake During Training

    05/18/2014 4:24:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, May 18, 2014
    A Saudi solider devoured a snake alive during military training that was watched by the Gulf kingdom’s interior minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. Arar newspaper published pictures showing the soldier biting into the reptile’s head before going down into its body. The paper said the drill involving an elite army unit was intended to demonstrate the troops’ ability to adapt to various natural conditions.
  • Teacher orders boy, 10, to remove Help for Heroes wristband worn in memory of Lee Rigby

    03/12/2014 8:08:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Mar 12, 2014 | Mark Duell
    Teacher orders boy, 10, to remove Help for Heroes wristband worn in memory of Lee Rigby 'because it might cause offence' By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 04:33 EST, 12 March 2014 A teacher allegedly ordered a 10-year-old boy to take off his Help for Heroes wristband because it could cause offence. Tracy Tew was shocked when her son Charlie was put on a report card at Maldon Primary School in Essex after he refused to take off the charity rubber bracelet sold to honour injured soldiers. Charlie wears the wristband - bought at the Colchester Military Festival - in honour of...
  • Tense Exchange Between Russian Soldiers 'Following Orders' and Unarmed Ukrainians Caught on Tape

    03/04/2014 8:51:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/4/14 | breitbart tv
    Apparently the Russian solider who is seen threatening to shoot unarmed Ukraine forces because he is following his orders was not told today Russian president Vladimir Putin denied sending troops inside the Ukraine...
  • Gov. Scott Walker: It’s ‘Unfathomable’ That Nat’l Guard Member Posted These Photos Online

    02/19/2014 7:50:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb 19, 2014 | Dave Urbanski
    Gov. Scott Walker: It’s ‘Unfathomable’ That Nat’l Guard Member Posted These Photos Online Feb. 19, 2014 10:25am Dave Urbanski Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said it’s an “outrage” that a now-suspended National Guard member posted photos making light of military funerals online. Spc. Terry Harrison was suspended after posting photos making light of military funerals. (Image source: WISN-TV) “To me, it’s just completely unacceptable,’ the Republican governor told WISN-TV in Milwaukee. “It’s an outrage. It’s unfathomable to me that people who are not just service members, but who were picked to be in this highly specialized area, wouldn’t be sensitive enough...
  • 'I Didn't Join to Be Sacrificed': U.S. Troops Fed Up with Risky Afghanistan Strategy

    02/12/2014 2:10:53 PM PST · by drypowder · 57 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11 Feb 2014 | Billy & Karen Vaughn
    U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan are now forced to fight a two-fronted war. Before each deployment, these soldiers understand fully that day after day they will do battle against relentless terrorists with shifting loyalties and unspeakable hatred. But what none of them could have foreseen was the killing field that would open from their rear: the Continental United States. Our government’s incessant tightening of already restrictive ROE (Rules of Engagement), compounded by the failed COIN (Counterinsurgency) strategy—also known as “winning hearts and minds”—has made an otherwise primitive enemy formidable. Our best and brightest come home in body bags as politicians and...
  • The Lobotomy Files:Forgotten Soldiers(Part 1)

    01/04/2014 7:12:44 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1-3-14 | Jenn Ackerman,Tim Gruber,MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS
    Roman Tritz’s memories of the past six decades are blurred by age and delusion. But one thing he remembers clearly is the fight he put up the day the orderlies came for him. “They got the notion they were going to come to give me a lobotomy,” says Mr. Tritz, a World War II bomber pilot. “To hell with them.” The orderlies at the veterans hospital pinned Mr. Tritz to the floor, he recalls. He fought so hard that eventually they gave up. But the orderlies came for him again on Wednesday, July 1, 1953, a few weeks before his...
  • Muslim fanatics guilty of brutal British soldier murder

    12/19/2013 6:44:00 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | December 19, 2013
    London (AFP) - Two Muslim extremists were on Thursday found guilty of the gruesome murder of a British soldier in broad daylight on a London street. Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, hacked to death soldier Lee Rigby as he walked back to his barracks in Woolwich, southeast London, in May.
  • Two Brothers, Two Heroes

    11/08/2013 11:36:37 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    We don't spend much time examining the underpinnings on which our lives rest. We remember the cops and firefighters and EMTs when we need them -- and when we need them, we really need them -- but otherwise, we've got things to do, or think about doing, or get out of doing. We may volunteer to do some work for our church or political party or civic club. Or maybe not. We may vote, or not. We sit in classrooms listening to another lecture. Or maybe even giving one. We take the kids to school on the way to work....
  • Navy SEALs ordered to remove ‘don’t tread on me’ Navy Jack from uniforms

    11/02/2013 6:57:51 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 76 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/01/2013 | Carl Higbie
    Navy SEALs ordered to remove ‘don’t tread on me’ Navy Jack from uniforms 10:44 AM 11/01/2013 Carl Higbie Author, 'Battle on the Home Front' The Navy Jack is the ‘don’t tread on me’ flag, one that has earned a revered place in America’s naval history and a beloved place in sailor’s hearts, through its use for over two centuries. This symbol of America’s naval ferocity has spanned our country’s entire existence, flying from the masts of the Continental Navy during the war of independence, to today’s War on Terror. In fact, an amendment to the Navy code called SECNAV Instruction...
  • Five IDF Soldiers Wounded in Gaza Five IDF soldiers wounded in explosion as they work

    10/31/2013 6:51:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 10/31/13 | Elad Benari
    Five IDF soldiers were wounded near the city of Khan Younis in southern Gaza on Thursday evening. An initial investigation has found that terrorists detonated an explosive device as IDF soldiers were operating in the area, preparing to blow up the terror tunnel that was recently discovered by IDF soldiers, leading from Gaza into an Israeli kibbutz. As the soldiers crossed the border fence, the device was detonated, wounding the five soldiers who were taken by helicopter to the Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva. The IDF responded by opening fire at terrorists who were in the ara.
  • Word of God lives on unknown soldier's tomb in War Memorial

    10/28/2013 1:28:10 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | 29th October 2013 | Nick Cater
    THE Australian War Memorial has abandoned a proposal to remove the words "known unto God" from the Tomb of the Australian Unknown Soldier after the personal intervention of Tony Abbott. The memorial's governing council decided at its meeting in August to replace two inscriptions on the tomb at the Canberra memorial with words from a speech by Paul Keating. The memorial's director, former Liberal Party leader Brendan Nelson, announced the changes in an unscripted National Press Club speech six weeks ago on a day when attention was focused on the swearing in of the new government. It was several days...
  • Two “Middle Eastern Soldiers” Arrested for Trying to Abduct 12 Year-Old Missouri Girl for Sex

    10/24/2013 1:04:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/24/13 | Jim Hoft
    Two “Middle Eastern soldiers” training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri were arrested for trying to abduct a 12 year-old local girl for sex.KHOU reported, via Free Republic: Two men training at Fort Leonard Wood are in custody after deputies say they tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl in Pulaski County Friday afternoon.Mohammed Mahmoud Omar Mefleh, 34, and Antoine Clela, 31, were charged with enticement of a child and harassment.The victim told police she was playing with a sibling in her yard when Mefleh and Clela approached her several times and tried to lure her into their vehicle. She told...
  • Obama’s New Shutdown Scam: Reverse his own position and then claim he saved his victims from the GOP

    10/09/2013 6:44:14 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 30 replies
    SOL of course | 10/9/13 | sickoflibs
    Obama’s game is simple, to make the shutdown as painful as possible to average Americans and blame the GOP for it. Every day he is lecturing us about how the GOP can open up the government by passing the budget that he demands. The house GOP/conservatives have countered by sending the Obama Senate separate spending bills that would stop Obama antics to hurt ordinary Americans. Naturally Obama rejects those. The GOP is also countering by calling Obama out on these specific actions, like his kicking WWII vets out of the WWII National Memorial and American citizens out of the DC...
  • Stealth coating based on squid skin could make soldiers invisible to night vision

    09/21/2013 1:54:51 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9/10/13 | Richard Gray
    Camouflaged clothing that mimics squid skin is being developed to hide soldiers from night vision equipment.Most camouflage materials used to disguise soldiers and vehicles during the day show up easily when viewed through night vision goggles and infrared cameras. This is because leaves and other foliage reflect infrared light in a different way to other fabrics and materials. However, scientists at the University of California Irvine have created a new “stealth” coating that can change the way it reflects infrared light on command. The films, which are around 100,000 times thinner than a human hair, can be switched on and...
  • SOLDIERS SPEAK OUT ON SYRIA: 'We Are Not A World Police'

    09/02/2013 9:01:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 148 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/2/13 | Paul Szoldra
    With the President poised to strike in Syria and the Congress set to vote on the issue the week of Sep. 9, the debate about U.S. military intervention in the two-year-old civil war is already happening amongst the American public. Some Americans have made their voices known to their representatives, while many others have said the U.S. should stay out of the conflict, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. In the poll, only 20% said the U.S. should take action, although that was up from 9% last week. Even if it's clear the Assad regime used chemical weapons on civilians, only...
  • The Forgotten War

    07/31/2013 9:23:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    The Forgotten War, it's called. Which is why it was so good to have it remembered so ceremoniously and extensively this past weekend on the 60th anniversary of the tenuous armistice -- certainly not peace -- that has uneasily endured on the Korean peninsula ever since. The Korean War is worth remembering and so are all those who fought in it, the living and the dead, the great and small, the worthless politicians who knew only how to continue it and the unsung heroes who died in the snow and ice. And let there be no mistake: It was a...
  • Help returning soldier get his dog back

    The Seattle news station has the video story online. This soldier was deployed and had a friend watch his dog. When he came back, he found out his friend had either given away or sold his dog. His dog is microchipped and registered to him so it won't be an issue once he finds him. The more people who see this, the better his chances are of finding his dog. http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/pet/3956713351.html
  • Riot Control Training

    06/21/2013 1:36:59 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    KCEN ^ | 6/20/2013
    A group of soldiers are preparing for their deployment to Egypt with riot training on post. They're planning ahead for violent protests or riots and the possibility of protecting the country's border with Israel. Soldiers encountered Molotov cocktails and other dangerous items in the training. Lt. Matthew Wilkinson says, "Just what I've seen over the course of the past week than we were a week ago." PFC Perez Alexander says, "We want to be as professional as possible... Know what we're doing." They wrap up training today before preparing to ship out in the near future.
  • Female Israeli soldiers disciplined after posing dressed only in underwear and combat fatigues

    06/03/2013 6:45:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 3, 2013 | Becky Evans and AP Reporter
    Four Israeli female soldiers have been disciplined after pictures of themselves dressed only in their underwear and combat gear were posted on Facebook. The Israeli military said yesterday the group of women were punished for their 'unbecoming behaviour' after the pictures emerged on local news sites. The images, published on Israeli news site Walla, showed the soldiers removing their fatigues to expose their underwear and back sides.
  • Killing the Dreams Soldiers Died to Preserve

    06/03/2013 6:28:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2013 | Terry Paulson
    On Memorial Day, tears were shed as programs across the country honored and prayed for those men and women who sacrificed their dreams in order that we might live out our own. Some Americans who had lost a son or daughter, a spouse, or a parent never got to see their loved one reach their full potential. Those soldiers who died left their dreams in their graves. Their loss is made even worse by an administration that is doing all it can to kill the dreams of Americans they fought to preserve. President Obama's plan for creating jobs takes more...
  • War memorials vandalised (UK)

    05/29/2013 6:06:15 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | May 27, 2013 | Hayley Dixon
    War memorials vandalised Vandals have attacked two of Britain’s most celebrated war memorials, apparently daubing them with the word “Islam” and covering over inscriptions. By Hayley Dixon 4:24PM BST 27 May 2013 The RAF Bomber Command War Memorial and the Animals in War Memorial, both in central London, were covered in red paint. The Metropolitan Police have not yet made any arrests, so the motivation behind the damage remains unclear. The words written on the memorials have been covered up with plastic sheets after being discovered in the early hours of the morning, but it is believed that "Islam" has...
  • A mother honours her 'precious’ son

    05/28/2013 6:25:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | May 26, 2013 | Gordon Rayner, Chief Reporter
    A mother honours her 'precious’ son She had bravely come to see the spot where her son’s life was brought to a brutal end, but as she arrived at the flower-carpeted murder scene in Woolwich today, it became more than Lyn Rigby could bear. By Gordon Rayner, Chief Reporter 10:00PM BST 26 May 2013 Her legs buckled under her and Drummer Lee Rigby’s mother sank to her knees as her face dissolved into tears of raw grief. She was consoled by her husband Ian and other members of Drummer Rigby’s family, who wrapped their arms around her as she sat...
  • Soldiers: We've Capitulated to Rock Throwers

    05/11/2013 1:49:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/5/13 | Gil Ronen
    A report by a political activist and reservist combat soldier claims the IDF has effectively capitulated in the face of Arab rock and firebomb attacks. Writing in the web magazine Mida, Erez Tadmor says that in the past week, since the grave injury of Yaakov Zlatkin at the hands of an Arab mob, he has spoken with dozens of officers and soldiers who all said the same thing: The health and security of Jews who live in Judea and Samaria, as well as those of the soldiers who are supposed to guard them, have been left to the mercy of...
  • Funny Soldier - Cheerleader Video

    05/05/2013 5:39:25 AM PDT · by Bill Russell · 6 replies
    The Web..... ^ | America's Finest & Dophin's Cheerleaders
    I received this in an email this AM from my friend Joe John at Combat Veterans for Congress.... It is really good and worth a watch! The Miami Dolphin cheerleaders sent the US Troops in Afghanistan a music video and they sent one back…imitating them almost to perfection. SO cool!! Plus the Soldiers light off a four point deuce mortar as a point of punctuation. Ya gotta love the American fighting man ! Soldiers win…hands down! CLICK BELOW:
  • Army could lose 100,000 soldiers (Barf Alert)

    04/24/2013 7:58:46 AM PDT · by kimtom · 30 replies
    federalnewsradio ^ | Wednesday - 4/24/2013 | Jared Serbu
    Army could lose 100,000 soldiers due to sequestration. Of all the military services facing budget pressure this year, the Army is in the direst of straits. The budget Congress finally passed a month ago will help matters, but the service says it's still more than $15 billion short of funds in fiscal 2013. Army senior leaders told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday that the elimination of a continuing resolution and the passage of a formal budget only fixed about a third of the funding problem they face this year. The sequestration cuts that Congress left in place will force...
  • These Soldiers Did the Boston Marathon Wearing 40-Pound Packs. Then They Helped Save Lives

    04/16/2013 5:33:09 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 50 replies
    Mother Jones News ^ | Tue Apr. 16, 2013 | Tasneem Raja
    At 5:20 a.m. on Monday, four hours before the Boston Marathon's elite runners took off, a group of 15 active-duty soldiers from the Massachusetts National Guard gathered at the starting line in Hopkinton. Each soldier was in full combat uniform and carried a "ruck," a military backpack weighing about 40 pounds. The rucks were filled with Camelbacks of water, extra uniforms, Gatorade, changes of socks—and first-aid and trauma kits. It was all just supposed to be symbolic. "Forced marches" or "humps" are a regular part of military training, brisk walking over tough terrain while carrying gear that could help a...
  • Army suspends tuition assistance program for troops

    03/08/2013 3:09:26 PM PST · by Marie · 29 replies
    Stripes ^ | 8MAR13 | Mark Patton
    WIESBADEN, Germany — The Army announced Friday it is suspending its tuition assistance program for soldiers newly enrolling in classes due to sequestration and other budgetary pressures. “This suspension is necessary given the significant budget execution challenges caused by the combined effects of a possible year-long continuing resolution and sequestration,” Paul Prince, an army personnel spokesman at the Pentagon, wrote in an email to Stars and Stripes. “The Army understands the impacts of this action and will re-evaluate should the budgetary situation improve.” The Army’s announcement follows a similar move by the Marine Corps. The Army’s tuition assistance program was...
  • Progressive USA endangering ‘gun control’ foot soldiers

    02/25/2013 1:41:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2/25/13 | David Codrea
    Forget that The Daily Caller is reporting Progressive USA’s claim that NRA donated $10,000 to Debbie Halvorson, and that the contender for the Congressional seat vacated by disgraced anti-gun head case Jesse Jackson Jr. calls for “Universal Background Checks and registration of all firearms … Making sure that background checks work so people do not fall through the cracks in the National Data Base [and] Ending the Gun Show loophole” on her campaign website. Those who play political chess will tell us Halvorson opposes banning semi-autos and some such, while hard-liners will point out the prospective ban is likely to...
  • Presidential Memorandum -- Presidential Determination with respect to the Child Soldiers Prevention

    02/05/2013 7:20:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The White House ^ | September 28, 2012 | Barack Obama
    MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Determination with Respect to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 Pursuant to section 404 of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 (CSPA) (title IV, Public Law 110-457), I hereby determine that it is in the national interest of the United States to waive the application of the prohibition in section 404(a) of the CSPA with respect to Libya, South Sudan, and Yemen; and further determine that it is in the national interest of the United States to waive in part the application of the prohibition in section 404(a) of the CSPA...
  • Just What Was Fundamentally Wrong with Bolshevism?

    11/29/2012 5:29:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 29, 2012 | Steven Plaut
    I recently read the new biography of Trotsky by Oxford don Robert Service, published in 2009 by Pan Books. It is well-written and surprisingly interesting. The book does a great public service in describing the life of the actual Trotsky, whose previous “biographies” were little more than hagiographies written by his toady worshippers (people like Isaac Deutscher). The last time that I had taken any interest in Trotsky was when I was a teenager and had fleeting delusions of believing in “socialism.” Reading the new book as an adult and as an economist, I found it a useful opportunity to...
  • Soldiers In Afghanistan React To Change In Breakfast Service

    01/17/2013 4:04:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    KPBS ^ | 1/15/13 | Beth Ford Roth
    Soldiers in Afghanistan have been filling us in on what it means to no longer get a hot breakfast each morning - and it has a lot more to do with morale than hunger. The comments are in response to a story that appeared in Home Post last week about the Pentagon's dismissal of a viral email that claimed all troops in Afghanistan weren't getting breakfast. According to the American Forces Press Service: The Internet myth’s genesis came from a few forward operating bases in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktika province that are closing or being turned over to Afghan security forces....
  • Forty years later, Vietnam remembered by the soldiers

    12/28/2012 9:18:19 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/28/12 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Forty years later, veterans still suffer rebound effects from inhabiting thick jungles during one of America’s most brutal wars. “Inside the Vietnam War,” airs tonite, December 28 at 8 p.m., in a special encore presentation on the National Geographic Channel. An outstanding memorial tribute by USA TODAY it features individual interviews of veterans from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Marine Security Guard, Bill Newell stood post at the US Embassy in Saigon on April 29, 1975, when he got the news that two of his fellow Marines became the last Americans to die in that terrible war....
  • 2 US troops die in apparent Afghan insider attack

    10/25/2012 8:36:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | Oct 25, 2012
    2 US troops die in apparent Afghan insider attack Last Updated: 11:12 AM, October 25, 2012 KABUL, Afghanistan — A man in an Afghan police uniform shot and killed two American service members Thursday, the US military said, in what appeared to be the latest in a rash of attacks on international forces this year by their Afghan partners.
  • Paul Flynn is thrown out of Commons for calling Philip Hammond a 'liar'

    09/18/2012 8:16:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Rosa Prince
    Paul Flynn is thrown out of Commons for calling Philip Hammond a 'liar' Paul Flynn has been suspended from the House of Commons after accusing defence ministers of 'lying' about events surrounding the deaths of soldiers in Afghanistan. By Rosa Prince, Online Political Editor 3:42PM BST 18 Sep 2012 Comments1 Comment The Labour MP was ordered to leave the Chamber and suspended from the Commons for 24 hours after comparing statements given by Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, and his ministerial team to the First World War when "politicians lied and soldiers died". John Bercow, the Speaker of the Commons,...