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  • West Point Bans Annual Pillow Fight After 24 Cadets Found to Have Concussions

    11/26/2015 8:07:49 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 26, 2015 | JULIA JACOBO
    What started as a lighthearted tradition meant to build camaraderie, transformed into chaos on Aug. 20 when the United States Military Academy at West Point’s annual pillow fight turned bloody, leaving 30 freshmen injured, investigators said Wednesday. Nicknamed “plebes,” first-year students are responsible for organizing the pillow fight, held almost every year since 2001.
  • Can the US Army win the next war?

    11/09/2015 2:04:18 AM PST · by pboyington · 63 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 9, 2015 | Morris Schaffer
    Word is starting to seep out, like water slowly exiting a crack in a dam that the US Army’s armored warfare capabilities, capacity and readiness are in big trouble. Coming out of nearly a dozen years of infantry combat in the Middle East against insurgent forces, the Army is still heavily focused on infantry tactics operations, peacekeeping and special warfare. The knowledge and skills needed to fight traditional US Army battles, with armor and mechanized infantry backed up by superior air support, in what used to be called Air Land Battle seem about as ancient as the Dead Sea Scrolls....
  • They Think They've Got Ben Carson with a Very Cleverly Written Politico Story

    11/06/2015 2:02:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, well, we were just poking along here about 10 minutes ago. It looked like it was actually gonna be kind of a slow day. And then everything blew up here, and then we -- JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it's Open Line Friday! RUSH: Yeah. And I still don't know what to make of this. There's something that smells about this still, and I can't put my fingers on it. But we're gonna have to get into it. Anyway, welcome to Open Line Friday. Whatever you want to talk about is fine and...
  • The Ranger School records cover up continues

    10/30/2015 11:17:51 PM PDT · by pboyington · 32 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 30, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    The Ranger School records story refuses to die, as the Army continues to obstruct Congressman Steve Russell’s investigation into whether three female graduates have been given special treatment at Ranger School. Key points in the story: Congressman Russell contacted the Secretary of the Army on September 15, 2015, and requested the Ranger School records for Captain Kristen Griest and First Lieutenant Shaye Haver. The Secretary of the Army stalled Russell for nine days and then asked for an extension to obtain documents readily available. The Army waited another two weeks to tell Russell the documents had been shredded. The Army...
  • Pentagon confirms Army blimp was shot down

    10/30/2015 11:59:22 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 29, 2015 | Kristina Wong
    The massive Army blimp that broke free from its mooring and drifted from Maryland to Pennsylvania is "actually still deflating," a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday. "I am not able to give you the mechanics of exactly how they're deflating it," said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis. The blimp traveled almost 200 miles north at 30 miles per hour, reaching an altitude of 16,000 feet before it lost altitude and speed, landing in northeastern Pennsylvania. Another Pentagon spokesman confirmed reports that the 240-foot blimp was shot down, but did not know how close to the ground the blimp was when it happened....
  • Saving the US Army

    10/27/2015 6:59:44 PM PDT · by pboyington · 50 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 23, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    The US Army is sick; sick in body, mind and spirit. No matter how many times Pentagon perfumed princes and feather merchants bedazzle us with light shows, veterans know the truth. We always know. We know that the Army is suffering from a number of ailments, that unless stemmed will destroy the institution that has been around since the Massachusetts boys went live in 1775. The first problem lies with the people at the helm of the US Army Titanic. From Secretary of the Army John McHugh down to the joint chiefs to corps and division and brigade and battalion...
  • Delta Force KIA Led Assault Team on ISIS Prison in Iraq, Source Says

    10/27/2015 5:09:23 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    Military.com ^ | October 27, 2015 | Matthew Cox
    Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler died leading his Delta Force team on the primary assault into an Islamic State compound in Iraq -- a stark contrast from the Pentagon's account that American commandos were there only to support Kurdish forces during the rescue mission, according to a U.S. military source. The body of the 39-year-old native of Roland, Oklahoma, was flown to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday as more details began to emerge of the Oct. 22 night raid on a prison run by militants affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. (snip) Defense...
  • What kind of US Army is this?

    10/26/2015 1:24:26 PM PDT · by pboyington · 31 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 26, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    The Army is in serious trouble. Besieged with a myriad of readiness and morale issues, it is under siege by radical feminists and leftists who are determined to reshape the Army, even if they have to destroy it. You would think that the Army generals, men who are supposed to be tough guys and seasoned combat veterans would stand up and speak out against the feminist fire engulfing the lean green machine. But, they havent and they wont, in order to protect their careers and retirement benefits. Dont the Armys leaders have a moral obligation to disobey orders that are...
  • Video Appears to Show Raid Against ISIS That Killed American

    10/25/2015 6:49:13 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 4 replies
    NBC 4 New York ^ | October 24, 2015 | NBC 4 New York
    New video purports to show Thursday's raid in Iraq, which freed dozens of ISIS hostages and resulted in the death of an American commando, NBC News reports. NBC News obtained the video exclusively from Arab24, a news outlet based in Jordan that said Kurdish military officials provided the footage. The video appears to have been taken on helmet cameras at a prison near the town of Hawija, which U.S. and Kurdish commandos stormed early Thursday after receving a tip hostages would soon be executed, NBC News reports. Delta Force commando Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, an Oklahoma native, was killed in...
  • Delta Force Death in Iraq Doesn't Reflect 'Combat Role,' Carter Says

    10/25/2015 4:55:40 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 18 replies
    Milityary.com ^ | October 24, 2015 | Richard Sisk
    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter tried to explain Friday how a U.S. soldier could die heroically in a combat raid he personally authorized in Iraq while the nation was still not involved in "boots on the ground" combat. Carter hailed 39-year-old Delta Force Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler as an exemplary hero who "ran to the sound of the guns" in the helicopter assault Thursday with Kurdish Peshmerga fighters that freed 70 ISIS hostages. He was the first U.S. combat fatality of the campaign against ISIS. "This is combat," Carter said of the raid on an ISIS prison compound east of the...
  • GI Joe, RIP 1775 - 2015

    10/21/2015 6:35:05 PM PDT · by usdefensewatch · 21 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 19, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    Now, that youre gone Joe, I just wanted to say thanks for everything youve done for the country. You were around a long time, all the way back to 1775. You waged a lot of battles, fought plenty of bad guys and helped bring down evil empires. You crossed the Delaware with Washington, trudged endlessly through the steaming jungles of the South Pacific, climbed Pointe du Hoc to save the world and battled sandstorms and Jihadis from the 73 Easting to Tal Afar. As General MacArthur said so eloquently, From one end of the world to another, you drained deep...
  • What the army desperately needs - another Colonel David Hackworth

    10/20/2015 6:00:30 PM PDT · by usdefensewatch · 54 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 9, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    In 1971, Colonel David Hackworth was interviewed on ABCs, Issues and Answers. During the interview, Hackworth, a career Army officer, stated in no uncertain terms that the Vietnam War was a disaster and unwinnable. Furthermore, he chastised his fellow Army officers for poor leadership and ineptness. Hackworth was a decorated combat veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, who had earned enough medals for a whole battalion. He was instantly ostracized by the defense establishment and forced to retire. Hackworth, who later went on to a distinguished career as a journalist was a polarizing figure who was hated by the...
  • The Army is incapable of investigating the Ranger School story

    10/19/2015 3:04:26 PM PDT · by usdefensewatch · 29 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 18, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    The US Army continues to deny that any special treatment was given to the first two female graduates of Ranger School, Captain Kristen Griest and First Lieutenant Shaye Haver, and Fridays female graduate, Major Lisa Jaster, a 37 year old mother of two. Congressman Steve Russell of Oklahoma requested the school records for Griest and Haver on September 15th and was stalled by the Army for three weeks until they informed Russell that some of the records had been destroyed. Meanwhile, the Army refuses to comment on the Ranger School policy for the storage and destruction of student records. They...
  • The Ranger School story and it potential impact on our national security

    10/18/2015 12:40:22 PM PDT · by usdefensewatch · 26 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 17, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    During the last two weeks, US Defense Watch has been reporting on Representative Steve Russells request on September 15th for the Ranger School records of the first two female graduates, Captain Kristen Griest and First Lieutenant Shaye Haver. It is not known whether or not Congressman Russell has asked for the records for Major Lisa Jaster, who graduated today from Ranger School. Russells request to Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, was at first delayed on September 24th, when McHugh asked for an extension, noting privacy concerns and time to compile the records together. Nearly two weeks passed without Russell...
  • ISIS Has A Message (ISIS Threatens Medal Of Honor Recipient-Then He Pulls Over His Truck)

    10/15/2015 7:52:41 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    Dakota Meyer's Video on Facebook via The Political Insider ^ | October 1, 2015 | Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer
    Dakota Meyer is a Medal of Honor receipent and an American hero. He went above and beyond the call of duty while serving our nation. So when the Islamic State (ISIS) released a warning to Meyer and threatened his life, Meyer responded in an EPIC way! Watch (below) as Meyer pulls over his truck and records this video message for ISIS. Hes ready for Islamic terrorist thugs and knows how to fight. Incredible! Thank you Dakota Meyer for your service.
  • Condemned If You Do: Sgt. Charles Martland

    10/13/2015 9:27:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    We should all want our troops in Afghanistan to intervene to stop the rape of boys, right? Surely, we don’t want our U.S. Army to act like morally neutered crew members of the Starship Enterprise from the famed "Star Trek" TV series. Those fictional time and space travelers had a Prime Directive that forbade them from interfering in the development of less technologically advanced beings they encountered as they went “where no man had gone before.” If our troops had been detailed to serve as observers with the British in India in the nineteenth century, would we have expected them...
  • DARPA is implanting chips in soldiers brains, according to this new book

    09/28/2015 12:08:01 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Fusion ^ | September 28, 2015 | Kristen V. Brown
    For decades, DARPA, the secretive research arm of the Department of Defense, has dreamed of turning soldiers into cyborgs. And now its finally happening. The agency has funded projects that involve implanting chips into soldiers brains that they hope will enhance performance on the battlefield and repair traumatized brains once the fog of war has lifted.
  • US Army Issues New Shoulder Patch for Campaign Against ISIL

    09/27/2015 10:58:34 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 36 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 27 Sept 15 | Christopher Holton
    The US Army has issued a new shoulder patch for the slightly more than 3,000 troops who President Obama has decided he can spare to fight the worlds most dangerous Jihadist entity, the Islamic State, which the US federal government still insists on referring to as ISIL, despite the fact that there are now Jihadi groups from West Africa to the Philippines that have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. Nothing illustrates better the institutional denial that we are saddled with as a nation in our fight to save Western civilization than our federal counter terror bureaucracys slavish attitude toward...
  • Was It Fixed? Army General Told Subordinates: 'A Woman Will Graduate Ranger School,' Sources Say

    09/26/2015 5:40:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies
    people ^ | Sep. 25, 2015 | Susan Keating
    Way back in January, long before the first women attended the Army's elite Ranger School one of the most grueling military courses in the world officials at the highest levels of the Army had already decided failure was not an option, sources tell PEOPLE. "A woman will graduate Ranger School," a general told shocked subordinates this year while preparing for the first females to attend a "gender integrated assessment" of the grueling combat leadership course starting April 20, sources tell PEOPLE. "At least one will get through." That directive set the tone for what was to follow, sources...
  • Obama's 'Gay' Army Affirmative Action Plan

    09/23/2015 6:59:25 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 35 replies
    http://patriotpost.us ^ | September 23, 2015 | Mark Alexander
    The Washington Post headline says it all: Obama Nominates the First Openly Gay Service Secretary. According to the Post, Obama, in a historic first for the Pentagon, has chosen to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the Army, a move that would make him the first openly gay civilian secretary of one of the military services. Fannings rise to one of the Pentagons toughest and most prominent jobs also reflects the Obamas commitment to diversity. Eric brings many years of proven experience and exceptional leadership to this new role, said our nations worst-ever commander in chief. I am confident he...
  • Who's Really Guilty in the Bergdahl Case?

    09/23/2015 9:25:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 23, 2015 | Jonathan Keiler
    No matter the actual truth in the Bowe Bergdahl case, one thing is certain -- the Obama administration has made a complete hash of the matter, badly damaged the Army, American credibility, and security, and possibly Bergdahl himself. Bergdahls recent Article 32 hearing, and in particular the testimony of Major General Kenneth Dahl (who served as the investigating officer in the case) offers the public the first coherent account of Bergdahls side, other than the Administrations line that he was captured while serving with distinction and honor. But whether one accepts Dahls evaluation of Bergdahl as a confused, poorly adjusted...
  • U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies

    09/21/2015 4:15:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/20/15 | Joseph Goldstein
    In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base. At night we can hear them screaming, but were not allowed to do anything about it, the Marines father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because its...
  • MSG Roy Benavidez Medal of Honor Ceremony

    09/20/2015 8:03:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 37 replies
    US Army ^ | February 24, 1981 | US Army
    Benavidez had a total of 37 separate bullet, bayonet, and shrapnel wounds from the six hour fight with the enemy battalion. He was evacuated to the base camp, examined, and thought to be dead. He couldnt open his eyes because of the amount of blood that had dried over them. He couldnt talk, because he had been hit in the mouth with a rifle butt and his jaws were locked. As he was being placed in a body bag among the other dead, he was suddenly recognized by a friend who called for help. A doctor came and examined him...
  • Obama Nominates Open Homosexual to Lead the U.S. Army

    09/19/2015 2:55:38 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 25 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Obama Nominates Open Homosexual to Lead the U.S. Army By Julio Severo Eric Fanning, a longtime Pentagon official who is an open homosexual, has been nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Army. Eric Fanning Eric brings many years of proven experience and exceptional leadership to this new role, Obama said in a statement, the Washington Post reported Friday. I look forward to working with Eric to keep our Army the very best in the world. His words and actions are radically opposed to the words and actions of the Father of America. As recorded in...
  • Obama to nominate first openly gay service secretary to lead the Army

    09/18/2015 3:48:03 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 60 replies
    Washingtin Post ^ | September 18
    President Obama, in a historic first for the Pentagon, has chosen to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the Army, a move that would make him the first openly gay civilian secretary of one of the military services.
  • At West Point, Annual Pillow Fight Becomes Weaponized [turns into brawl]

    09/05/2015 4:32:32 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 4, 2015 | DAVE PHILIPPS
    For generations, freshmen cadets at the United States Military Academy have marked the end of a grueling summer of training with a huge nighttime pillow fight that is billed as a harmless way to blow off steam and build class spirit. But this year the fight on the West Point, N.Y., campus turned bloody as some cadets swung pillowcases packed with hard objects, thought to be helmets, that split lips, broke at least one bone, dislocated shoulders and knocked cadets unconscious. The brawl at the publicly funded academy, where many of the Armys top leaders are trained, left 30 cadets...
  • Fort Bragg troops prepare for domestic disaster (nuclear)

    08/24/2015 1:15:46 PM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 8 replies
    ABC ^ | Nicole Carr
    Friday, August 21, 2015 06:32PM FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WTVD) -- The notice came overnight: Get ready to respond to a nuclear disaster situation in Southwest Florida. Be ready to deploy for a week. So early Friday morning, more than 300 20th Engineer Brigade soldiers prepped convoys. Over the next five days they will join more than 400 additional troops in an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise. The 18th Airborne Corps soldiers have a focus. "We're specially trained and equipped for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear hazards," said Colonel Jayson C. Gilberti, the Brigade's commander. While the soldiers may be called on...
  • How It Really Went Down in the First Class to Graduate Female Rangers

    08/21/2015 8:26:48 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 166 replies
    SOFREP ^ | 8/21/2015 | Rudy Mac
    The following was written by Rudy Mac, a Ranger-qualified, company-grade infantry officer serving on active duty in a light unit in the U.S. Army. By the time most of you read this story, 96 newly tabbed Rangers and their friends and families will be celebrating the completion of one of the most arduous and demanding courses that the Army has to offer. For them, this coming weekend will undoubtedly involve hours of some of the most satisfying sleep of their lives, interspersed with exorbitant feasts of all of the foods that they have been dreaming about, talking about, and listing...
  • Two Women Make History by Passing Army's Elite Ranger School

    08/17/2015 9:07:12 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 109 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/17/2015 | Nick Tomecek
    For the first time ever, two women have successfully completed the Army's elite Ranger school, one of the toughest combat training courses in the world, the Army said Monday. The female soldiers weren't identified beyond being described as West Point-trained officers. They were among 96 soldiers who will graduate Friday at Fort Benning, Georgia, with the coveted Ranger tab, the Army said. (snip) Unlike the 94 men who will graduate Friday, the two women won't be allowed to apply to join the join the 75th Ranger Regiment, the elite Special Operations force. It remains closed to women.
  • West Point cadet found guilty of possessing child porn (homosexual pedophile)

    06/24/2015 8:35:10 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 51 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 24, 2015 | Stephen Rex Brown
    A West Point cadet was found guilty Tuesday of possessing a trove of violent child pornography in his dorm room at the storied military academy. Patrick Hester, 25, was taken into custody following the verdict in U.S. District Court in White Plains because the videos depicted children being tortured, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said. In collecting and sharing these appalling videos, he contributed to the victimization of the most vulnerable members of our society, our children. More than 1,200 images and videos were seized from Hesters dorm room in December 2013. Hester told fellow pervs in emails he preferred...
  • Ranger School creates admiration, frustration in assessment of women (It's Not Fair!)

    06/24/2015 6:34:13 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | June 23, 2005 | Dan Lamothe
    The heavily scrutinized assessment of women attending Army Ranger School could be nearing its end soon, and it comes with a dichotomy: senior service officials are laudatory of their efforts, while some of the women who washed out question whether they got a fair shake.

    06/14/2015 9:42:20 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 2 replies
    The American Flag Foundation Inc. ^ | June 14, 2015 | The American Flag Foundation Inc.
    Sunday, Flag Day, June 14,2015, inside Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, the 36th Annual National Pause for the Pledge of Allegiance will take place at 7 PM EST, as well as a Navy Tattoo, from 6:00 PM to 8 PM.
  • Army Gen. Randy Taylor introduces his husband at Pentagon Gay Pride event

    06/09/2015 12:51:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 151 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Updated: 3:14 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | By Rowan Scarborough
    A married Army general on Tuesday introduced his spouse at a Pentagon event that featured lots of top brass, including Defense Secretary Ashton Carter as the keynote speaker. What made this seemingly routine introduction noteworthy is that Brig. Gen. Randy S. Taylor introduced his husband, Lucas. My husband Lucas is sitting up front here, Gen. Taylor said of the man in the same row as Mr. Carter, Army Secretary John McHugh and other senior officials. He said Lucas has subjugated his own career to support the generals frequent moves over an 18-year relationship.
  • The Unknowns {trailer for a movie about The Tomb Of The Unknowns and the soldiers who guard it}

    06/09/2015 8:03:34 AM PDT · by shove_it · 4 replies
    The Unknowns is a documentary film by U.S. Army Veterans Neal Schrodetzki and Ethan Morse.
  • McHugh (unexpectedly) stepping down as Army secretary, will leave before Nov. 1

    06/09/2015 6:46:24 AM PDT · by pabianice · 8 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 6/9/15 | Tritten
    "... The department provided no reason for McHughs departure but said he might stay on as the Armys top civilian until November to give the Obama administration a smooth transition as it searches for his successor. His departure comes as Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno also plans to retire, closing a page on the era of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and ushering in new leadership as the service faces growing unrest around the world and defense budget caps in Washington. There will be much time in the coming months to appropriately celebrate his many accomplishments, but for...
  • Military dad surprises his Killian high school graduate

    06/01/2015 6:36:38 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 1, 2015 | By Christina Veiga
    On tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, Army Staff Sgt. Jose Garcia missed his oldest daughters high school graduation. Stationed in Germany, an ocean away from his family in west Miami-Dade County, he watched his son accept his diploma through a live stream on the Internet. This time, Garcia wanted it to be different. With his youngest set to graduate from Miami Killian Senior High on Monday, it was his last chance to watch one of his children graduate from high school. He was determined to give his daughter, Samantha, something to remember. Shes the baby of the house,...
  • Out of 8 women in Army Ranger school, guess how many graduated?

    06/01/2015 10:56:35 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 60 replies
    Allenbwest.com ^ | 6-1-15 | Col. Allen West
    <p>"Eight of the 20 women who originally entered the schools first co-ed class were allowed to recycle through the program after they fell out in their first go-round."</p>
  • Inside the stunning fall and war-crimes investigation of an Army Green Beret war hero

    05/19/2015 11:37:40 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 19, 2015 | By Dan Lamothe
    When President Obama draped the nations highest award for combat valor around the neck of an Afghan war hero at the White House in October 2013, a highly decorated Green Beret officer who sat nearby faced an ugly reality: The Army was investigating him on charges of murder and conspiracy. Maj. Mathew L. Golsteyn was invited to the ceremony by William D. Swenson, who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan four years earlier. Like Swenson, Golsteyn had braved enemy fire repeatedly, seen fellow soldiers die and voiced deep frustration with the ways he saw U.S. troops...
  • Nepal army spots wreckage of missing US helicopter

    05/16/2015 6:25:27 PM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | 15 May 2015 10:37 GMT |
    The helicopter was among the relief teams that have been working to help Nepalese after a 7.8-magnitude quake. Relief teams from have been working for weeks to provide water, food, shelter and medical assistance for Nepalese [Reuters] The Nepalese army has said a rescue helicopter has spotted the wreckage of a missing US Marine chopper in the mountains northeast of Kathmandu. Army chief of army operations Major-General Binoj Basnet said on Friday no signs of life could be seen from the air, but could not give any information about the six Marines and two Nepalese army soldiers who were on...
  • Texas Security Guard and US Army Informant Arrested for Joining ISIS (VIDEO)

    05/14/2015 6:38:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/14/15 | Jim Hoft
    A Mesquite, Texas, man who pledged allegiance to ISIS and lied to the FBI about it was arrested on Thursday, according to a criminal complaint. Bilal Abood, 37, a licensed security guard, is charged with making a false statement to the FBI. He faces up to eight years in prison. Abood was born in Iraq and migrated to the United States in 2009. He was a naturalized U.S. citizen, prosecutors said. Abood tried to travel to Iraq from D/FW International Airport on March 29, 2013, but was not allowed to board the flight. He was interviewed by FBI agents, claimed...
  • Remaining female candidates must restart Ranger training after missing mark in 1st phase

    05/08/2015 6:07:02 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 8, 2015
    None of the remaining eight female candidates going through the Army Ranger School made it out of the first phase of training at Fort Benning, Ga., defense officials told Fox News -- though they scored high enough to try again as early as next week. The candidates were the first women to train for the elite force as part of a program that began in February. While they did not do well enough to move on to the next phase of training, an Army Ranger statement said the eight women -- along with 101 men in the same situation --...
  • USA Mutiny WWII in Townsville Australia

    05/06/2015 6:52:52 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    ABC [Australia] ^ | Dec 6, 2013 | ABC [Australia]
    ABC 7:30 Report on USA Mutiny on Australian soil. [Video]
  • First Army Maneuvers 1935 1 of 2

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

    05/04/2015 10:28:32 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1955 | US Army BigPicture
    In 1955 the United States military conducted a large training exercise that covered a substantial portion of Louisiana. Named Operation Sagebrush, the focus of the exercise was to evaluate the effectiveness of military operations in a nuclear environment. The exercise lasted for 15 days with 85,000 troops
  • Your Army In The Making" - 1942 Carolina Maneuvers

    05/04/2015 10:25:00 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1942 | U.S. War Department
    Freely downloadable at the Internet Archive, where I first uploaded it. 1942 U.S. Army Film Bulletin #15 "Your Army In The Making." National Archives description: "On army maneuvers in North and South Carolina, 1941. Consists mostly of brief scenes of representative activities by various branches, corps,
  • War Game - Largest Peacetime Us Army Maneuver [sic] Lner (1938)

    05/04/2015 10:21:55 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1938 | RKO / British Path
  • WW2: Army on Wheels (1941)

    05/04/2015 10:16:37 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1941 | Wilding Picture Productions
    A film report on a practical field test of men and equipment under simulated combat conditions. The peacetime maneuvers, held in Texas in 1940 and involving 70,000 men from around the country and trucks and other vehicles from Detroit, demonstrated new standards of motorized mobility for the United

    05/04/2015 10:12:02 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    YouTube / MyFootage.com ^ | 1941 | Movietone
  • U.S. soldiers arrive in Turkey to train Syrian rebels

    05/01/2015 8:30:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 5/1/2015
    About 123 U.S. soldiers arrived in Turkey to train moderate Syrian rebels, bringing with them weapons which are being transferred to İncirlik Airbase in the southern province of Adana, Hurriyet Daily News reported Friday. The daily said 83 of the U.S. soldiers were deployed at İncirlik Airbase and 40 others were transferred to the Hirfanlı base in the Central Anatolian province of Kırşehir. Citing unnamed sources, the newspaper said that Syrians who will be trained at Hirfanlı are expected to be transferred to the southern province of Hatay where they will briefed on the use of arms, including anti-tank weapons,...
  • Our War

    05/01/2015 10:05:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/1/15 | LtCol Forest R. Lindsey (Ret)
    I read through the New York Times this morning and since today is the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, they had several opinion pieces discussing the fallacy of Americas involvement in Vietnam, the terrible lessons of the misuse of American power, the atrocities committed routinely by us, etc.,etc.. May I throw the BS flag onto the field? We had an ally in trouble, we had the entire Communist Bloc supplying the Vietcong insurgents, we had the North Vietnamese Army in the south and whole world was watching to see what wed do. If you peruse a map of...