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  • US Army base on lockdown, sixty four soldiers busted in cocaine drug ring

    04/19/2017 4:11:49 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    Authorities arrested several soldiers at Fort Stewart on Tuesday. The soldiers are believed to have used, had or involved in the sale of cocaine. Officials at the base were reluctant to speak with Popular Military, only offering a small statement in a press release. “We dedicate resources and work closely with our local law enforcement partners to identify and suppress illegal drug use in our ranks,” Maj. Gen. James Rainey, senior commander of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, said in a news release. An anonymous source at the base told Popular Military that sixty four soldiers from the 3-15 Infantry Battalion...
  • Norway grants asylum to Turkish soldiers

    03/22/2017 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    KOM News ^ | 22 March 2017 | none stated
    Four Turkish soldiers and a military attaché who had applied for asylum in Norway following the 15 July coup attempt have been granted residence and working permits. Kjell M. Brygfjeld, lawyer of the five Turkish nationals, confirmed the decision which has stirred controversy between the NATO allies to Norwegian daily Klassekampen.Turkey had asked Norway for the extradition of the four soldiers and the military attaché, suspected of having participated in the failed coup. The decision to grant the suspects and their families, all living at secret addresses, asylum in Norway may thus further add to the already tense relationship between Turkey and Europe.Turkish...
  • Paris Orly Airport shooting: Attacker was on terror watchlist [Paris Attack Foiled]

    03/18/2017 11:09:55 AM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | March 18, 2017 | Sky News Staff
    In the airport terminal the attacker assaulted a patrol of three counter-terrorism soldiers, wrestling one of them to the floor and trying to take her gun. The man was shot dead by patrol officers as they attempted to protect the women and members of the public at the airport, according to France's Interior Ministry.... ...A police source said the man was "a radicalised Muslim known to intelligence services and the justice system" and had a history of thefts and violent robberies.
  • US soldiers train for jungle warfare in Hawaii rainforest

    03/16/2017 8:23:46 PM PDT · by fidelis · 57 replies
    WTOP ^ | March 16, 2017 | Associated Press
    HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Army soldiers finished wading across a stream in a rainforest in Hawaii, and they were soaked. Their boots and socks were water-logged and their clothes, hair and ears were caked with mud. The soldiers were going through training at the first jungle school the Army has established in decades. The course is part of a program to train soldiers for exercises and potential combat on terrain that looks more like islands and nations in the Pacific than arid Afghanistan and the deserts of the Middle East. Brig. Gen. Stephen Michael, deputy commander of the 25th...
  • RIP Hal Moore, All-American Badass Whose Bravery On The Battlefield Inspired 'We Were Soldiers'

    02/12/2017 9:12:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    IJR ^ | 02/11/17 | BENNY JOHNSON
    America has lost a hero. Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, the legendary commander of 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam, whose bravery on the battlefield inspired the movie 'We Were Soldiers' has passed away. “He served his country with distinction and valor for over 32 years during the wars in Korea and Vietnam where he was immortalized,” the Army said in a powerful statement. Moore was 94. After being accepted to West Point in 1942, Moore served in the Korean War and commanded a heavy mortar company. He became a professor at West Point after the war, educating a young...
  • LTG Hal Moore passed away

    02/11/2017 4:36:35 PM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 31 replies
    Army WTF Moments ^ | February 11, 2017 | unknown
    LTG Hal Moore has passed away last night at age 94. He served his country with distinction and valor for over 32 years during the wars in Korea and Vietnam where he was immortalized as a Battalion Commander of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) during the week-long Battle of Ia Drang.
  • Fascinating World War II handbook reveals what American soldiers were told to expect in Australia

    02/05/2017 12:00:52 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 5th February 2017 | Max Margan
    Australian men were described by the US military during World War II as incoherent, beer-drinking tough guys who would gamble on raindrops falling on a window. In 1942, the US Army handed a 54-page booklet to its soldiers who were sent to Australia during the war to help them deal with culture shock. Titled 'Instructions for American Servicemen in Australia', the handbook's overriding theme was that the two countries shared a robust military and cultural alliance. But 75 years later, it gives a compelling insight into America's perception of Australians and reveals what the US Army told its men about...
  • Louvre 'attacker' was Egyptian: Machete-wielding man

    02/03/2017 11:39:08 AM PST · by detective · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 February 2017 | Dave Burke
    Shortened title. Full title: Louvre 'attacker' was Egyptian: Machete-wielding man shot five times after attacking French soldiers outside Paris museum 'had been in the country for just over a week' A man armed with a machete was shot five times in the stomach after attempting to storm the museum Police source said the attacker was shouting 'Allahu Akbar' before being gunned down Streets around the Louvre have been evacuated and France's interior ministry branded the incident 'serious' French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has described the attack as 'terrorist in nature'  A second person has been arrested, but it is not...
  • Soldiers Open Fire on ‘Allahu Akbar’ Machette Attacker at Louvre, Paris

    02/03/2017 2:48:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 105 replies
    The Louvre museum in Paris has been evacuated after what the French Ministry of the Interior has called a “serious public security event” in which a number of soldier opened fire on a man with a machete who cried “Allahu Akbar”.Soldiers fired five shots to disable a man at the entrance to the Louvre in Paris, France Friday morning after the machete-wielding attacker shouted threats and the well known Islamist phrase “Allahu Akhbar”, rushed the troops while carrying two backpacks, reports Le Figaro.The man was shot in the stomach and bomb-disposal teams have been deployed to assess the contents of the man’s bags....
  • The terrorist was also killed by soldiers' bullets

    01/10/2017 12:07:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/1/17
    Amidst accusations of soldier inaction at the recent terror attack in Jerusalem, inspection of the terrorist's body found that it contained bullets from both automatic rifles used by soldiers and civilian hand guns...
  • Why Three American Soldiers Were Killed in Jordan

    11/27/2016 6:08:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2016 | Mudar Zaran
    On November 3, a Jordanian soldier opened fire on three CIA vehicles carrying over a dozen US soldiers, many of whom helped train Jordanian soldiers. In the senseless attack, three Americans were killed, and to this day, no one knows why. Jim Moriarty, the father of one of murdered Americans, asks the King of Jordan and the President of the United States: "Who was it that murdered my son and why?" As leader of Jordan’s Opposition Coalition, I feel obligated to answer to Mr. Moriarity directly, because none of the families of the fallen soldiers have received acceptable answers. To...
  • Pentagon recovers cash bonuses paid to California soldiers for going to war a decade ago

    10/22/2016 9:14:56 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 29 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 22, 2016 | FoxNews.com
    The Pentagon is seeking to recover decade-old reenlistment bonuses paid to thousands of California Army National Guard soldiers to go fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. The paper reported that nearly 10,000 soldiers, many of whom risked their lives during multiple combat tours, have been ordered to repay the cash bonuses after audits revealed widespread overpayments by California Guard officials under pressure to meet enlistment targets at the height of the wars 10 years ago.
  • Black Soldiers' Lives Matter Too!

    10/03/2016 6:26:10 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 11 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 3, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Patriots from 5 states gathered on Tuesday, September 27th outside the Cannon Building in Washington D.C. to try to get interest and support from Congress to help Sgt. Derrick Miller. Despite a mid-day vote, with hundreds of Congressmen and Senators walking past the group led by Derrick’s parents, few were willing to even look this mother in the eye let alone learn about how they can help Sgt. Miller. Derrick’s mother Renee took her stand on the corner after a frustrating 3 years of trying to get the support of Maryland Democrats, including Derrick’s own Congressman Chris Van Hollen. They...
  • VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE

    09/13/2016 8:45:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    Broadway World ^ | Sep 13, 2016
    VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE September 13,2016 by BWW News Desk Discovery's five-part war documentary series TAKING FIRE premieres September 13th at 10/9c. Check out a first look below! TAKING FIRE is a five-part series bringing viewers into the hearts and minds of American soldiers, a captivating experience like nothing ever seen on film. The series is the story of a band of brothers deployed to defend one of the United States' farthest flung outposts at the gateway to one of the deadliest places on earth: the mouth of the Taliban-held Korengal Valley in...
  • Prison-made US combat helmets endangered soldiers; no charges filed

    08/17/2016 6:52:41 PM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    theWashingtonPostorBreaking911 ^ | 08/17/16 | Dan Lamothe???
    WASHINGTON – Federal inmates made thousands of defective combat helmets for the U.S. military at a prison facility that was rife with problems, including the use of degraded armor and the submission of preselected helmets for inspection to make sure they would be approved, according to a newly released investigative report. A Justice Department Inspector General summary report released Wednesday said faulty helmets were made by Federal Prison Industries (FPI), for the Army and the Marine Corps. The U.S. government-owned company operates under the trade name UNICOR and served as a subcontractor for ArmorSource, an Ohio company that was one...
  • Cut-off. Surrounded. Outnumbered. Just 88 British soldiers resigned to defeat after fighting off 500

    08/06/2016 2:59:12 PM PDT · by GilGil · 113 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/6/2016 | Nigel Blundell
    Outgunned, outmanoeuvred, hopelessly outnumbered and besieged in the Afghan desert, a small band of British soldiers chose to save a final bullet for themselves rather than fall into Taliban hands. For nearly two months, the 88 men of Easy Company – a mix of Paratroopers and the Royal Irish – had faced the overwhelming force and firepower of up to 500 Taliban determined to over-run the remote Helmand outpost of Musa Qala.
  • U.S. soldiers arrested in alleged illegal immigration smuggling ring

    06/23/2016 8:51:24 PM PDT · by BAW · 19 replies
    FOXTV ^ | 6-23-2016 | Sharyl Attkisson
    U.S. authorities are investigating an illegal immigrantion smuggling operation allegedly run by active duty military soldiers out of the Ft. Bliss U.S. Army post in El Paso, Texas. Ft. Bliss is headquarters for El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC), a federal tactical operational intelligence center. According to sources and documents, two U.S. soldiers, Marco Antonio Nava, Jr. and Joseph Cleveland, were arrested last Saturday by border patrol officers at Falfurias, Texas Border Patrol Station Checkpoint attempting to smuggle two Mexican citizens into the U.S. The Mexicans were riding in the back seat of the car. Upon their arrest, the soldiers, who...
  • 3 Soldiers Dead, 6 Missing After Vehicle Swept Away at Fort Hood

    06/02/2016 3:48:15 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 2, 2016 | Kevin Young
    Three soldiers have died, and six others are missing, after a military vehicle was swept away by fast moving flood waters Thursday at Fort Hood. According to a Fort Hood statement, a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle overturned at about 11:30 a.m. at the Owl Creek Tactical low-water crossing and East Range Road. [Snip] The six soldiers who remain missing are from the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.
  • The Role of Memory on Memorial Day

    05/28/2016 8:54:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Sherry Mandell
    You might have a hard time relating to Memorial Day, like I used to. Even though my grandfather and father were soldiers in the two World Wars, ours was not a military family. I didn’t know any soldiers, none of my friends were and nobody I knew in my community was one either. Vietnam was over by the time I was in high school. It was a time of relative peace and quiet. Then I moved to Israel in my twenties and got married. Now my own children are soldiers. All of their friends are soldiers. Everywhere I look I...
  • LOVE STORY A Story In Pictures You Wont Forget Easily

    05/27/2016 7:22:38 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 21 replies
    Pictures in the life of a Hero and an Angel