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  • How Photogenic is General Soleimani Now?

    01/10/2020 3:13:13 PM PST · by WWII_Historian · 31 replies
    New Right Network ^ | January 10, 2020 | Gary Gindler
    The story of the termination of Soleimani is not an isolated incident. The story is a continuation of the history of a battle on February 7, 2018, near the city of Deir ez-Zur in Syria. A detachment of American servicemen (several dozen people under the leadership of the lieutenant) defeated a motorized battalion (about 600 people), reinforced with tanks and armored personnel carriers, of the Russian military. Only one Russian armored carrier left the battle, and several hundred mercenaries were killed in a short 4-hour battle. Not a single American was even injured. How was such an outcome possible? “The...
  • Army general declines to reinstate Special Forces tab to officer pardoned by Trump

    01/09/2020 6:01:08 PM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies
    WAPO ^ | Jan. 9, 2020 | Dan Lamothe
    An Army general has denied a request by an officer pardoned in an open murder case by President Trump to have his Special Forces tab reinstated, setting up a potential flash point with the commander in chief. The decoration for retired Army Maj. Mathew L. Golsteyn was denied Dec. 3 by Lt. Gen. Francis M. Beaudette, the commander of U.S. Army Special Operations Command, the Army disclosed Thursday. Beaudette’s decision is not final, and the service said in a statement that it will next have an administrative panel consider whether it should reinstate the Special Forces tab and a Distinguished...
  • 82nd Airborne Division preparing for deployment amid unrest in Baghdad

    12/31/2019 11:15:56 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 68 replies ^ | January 1, 2020 | WTVD-AP
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- After protestors stormed a U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the 82nd Airborne Division based out of Fort Bragg is preparing to be deployed to Kuwait, according to officials. Defense Secretary Mark Esper later announced that "in response to recent events" in Iraq, and at Trump's direction, he authorized the immediate deployment of an infantry battalion of about 750 soldiers from the Army's 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to the Middle East. He did not specify their destination, but a U.S. official familiar with the decision said they will go to Kuwait.
  • Heartbreaking obituary reveals a veteran’s ‘three lives: before, during and after Vietnam’

    12/20/2019 9:36:41 AM PST · by Perseverando · 25 replies ^ | December 20, 2019 | Brittany Shammas
    William Ebeltoft shipped off to Vietnam a state championship-winning trap shooter, a quick-witted lover of parties and Schlitz beer, and able to relate as readily to gruff ranchers as he did to teens who watched him work on his motorcycle and clean his shotguns. He came home a different man. Every so often, a newspaper publishes an obituary that will break your heart. One of those ran this week, in Dickinson, N.D. (pop. 22,000) William Ebeltoft, 73, was a war hero who "died 50 years after he lost, in Vietnam, all that underpinned his life." — Bill Grueskin (@BGrueskin) December...
  • Army football removes motto from spirit flag

    12/08/2019 1:11:42 PM PST · by bgill · 29 replies
    ktar ^ | Dec. 7, 2019 | AP
    The United States Military Academy at West Point removed a motto from a spirit flag used by the school’s football team because of its connection to hate groups. The letters GFBD, which stand for “God Forgives, Brothers Don’t,” were emblazoned on a skull and crossbones flag the academy says had been used since the mid-1990s to emphasize teamwork, loyalty and toughness. The four-letter slogan has been used by white supremacists, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Academy officials said an ESPN reporter first questioned the motto.
  • Military appeals court takes Bergdahl desertion case

    11/14/2019 11:35:50 AM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    The Fayetteville Observer ^ | Nov 7, 2019 | Paul Woolverton
    Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl contends President Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. John McCain made comments that interfered with his right to a fair trial at Fort Bragg. A military court has agreed to hear the appeal of Bowe Bergdahl, the Army soldier who left his post during a deployment in Afghanistan in 2009 to walk to another American base but got captured by the Taliban and held prisoner for five years. At a court-martial at Fort Bragg in 2017, Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion to shirk hazardous duty and to misbehavior before the enemy. He was sentenced to a $10,000...
  • Report: 84% of Women Fail New Army Combat Fitness Test

    11/08/2019 11:41:41 AM PST · by jazusamo · 136 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 8, 2019 | Kharen Martinez Murcia
    ( – In a new report, the Center for Military Readiness says that 84% of women fail the New Army Combat Fitness Test and that “all military officials should drop the ‘gender diversity’ agenda and put mission readiness and ‘combat lethality’ first.” “It makes no sense for recruiters to devote more time and money recruiting ‘gender diverse’ trainees who are more likely to be injured, less likely to want infantry assignments, and less likely to remain through basic training or physically-demanding combat arms assignments for twenty years or more,” states the CMR report . On the other side of the...
  • Army thrilled as next-gen 6.8mm squad weapons once thought 'unachievable' are revealed

    10/23/2019 3:03:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 87 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2019 | Douglas Ernst
    Brig. Gen. Dave Hodne: 'Those impossibilities are on the floor here today'U.S. Army leaders are one step closer to deciding on a supplier for its Next Generation Squad Weapon system after a who’s who in weapons makers unveiled their progress. The 2019 Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting impressed officials with prototype 6.8mm rifles and automatic rifles by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems inc., Textron Systems, and Sig Sauer Inc. Each company is vying for the opportunity to replace the 5.56mm M4A1 carbine and the M249 squad automatic weapon used in combat units. Military leaders essentially want...
  • 3 US Army soldiers killed during training at Fort Stewart in Georgia, officials say

    10/20/2019 11:39:38 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 20, 2019 | Good Morning America
    3 US Army soldiers killed during training at Fort Stewart in Georgia, officials say originally appeared on abcnews.go.comThree U.S. Army soldiers were killed during training at Fort Stewart in Georgia, according to officials.(MORE: Soldier killed, 3 others injured during Army helicopter accident at Fort Polk)The soldiers, part of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, were pronounced dead on the scene after the Bradley Fighting Vehicle they were riding in was involved in an accident early Sunday morning, Patrick Husted, division public affairs officer, said in a news release.
  • Say Goodbye to the Hated Army UCP Uniform

    10/02/2019 5:54:00 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 64 replies ^ | 1 Oct 2019 | Hope Hodge Seck
    It blended in well with grandma's couch, but had its drawbacks in the combat zone. After an extended wear-out period, the Army's pixelated Universal Camouflage Pattern uniform, or UCP, is officially a thing of the past. As of Oct. 1, all soldiers are required to possess and wear the green-and-brown Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform, or OCP.
  • A French soldier's view of US soldiers in Afghanistan

    09/11/2019 11:36:51 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/9/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    A reader who, in this day of blacklists, must remain anonymous, sends this observation about our soldiers in Afghanistan: It's not unusual for the French to comment on anything American and normally in the negative. What is rare is a Frenchman saying something positive about Americans; in this case heaping praise on our soldiers in Afghanistan. Blogger and veteran Wes O'Donnell has translated an editorial in a French newspaper from a French soldier serving with a prestigious U.S. infantry battalion. I recommend reading the whole thing. Here are some excerpts: US soldiers are in top physical shape compared to the...
  • Straight Shooters

    09/10/2019 5:02:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/10/2019 | J Vandiver
    The Army is revamping small-arms training with tougher marksmanship tests designed to better prepare troops — whether cook or infantryman — to shoot straight while under duress. The new standards, which take effect in October, will change how troops train with pistols and automatic rifles, the Army said. The standards must be met by October 2020. "It's exactly what we would do in a combat environment, and I think it's just going to build a much better shooter," Sgt. Maj. Robert K. Fortenberry, of the Army's infantry school at Fort Benning, Ga., said in a statement. The aim is to...
  • 'They Are Laughing at Us': Emboldened by Army War College Victory, CAIR Sets Its Sights on Congress

    09/07/2019 9:57:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | AUGUST 9, 2019 | RAYMOND IBRAHIM
    On learning that the U.S. Army War College capitulated to the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (“CAIR”) hysterical demands, Lt Col. Allen West wrote: “This is embarrassing, disgusting, appalling, and highly disconcerting. My Army has just emboldened and encouraged the enemy, and they are laughing at us.” Recent events validate his prediction: having cowed the Army War College into obedience, an “emboldened and encouraged” CAIR replicated its demands with Congress. ... after inviting me to lecture on my recent book on the military history between Islam and the West, the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) reneged once CAIR cried “Islamophobia” and...
  • SIG SAUER Selected by U.S. Army for Next Generation Weapons with New Ammunition Technology, (TR)

    09/03/2019 10:04:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 43 replies
    Sig Sauer ^ | September 3, 2019 | Unattributed
    SIG SAUER Selected by U.S. Army for Next Generation Weapons with New Ammunition Technology, Lightweight Machine Gun, Rifle, and Suppressors NEWINGTON, N.H., (September 3, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to announce the official award of a contract by the U.S. Army in the down-select process for the Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW). The award encompasses the complete SIG SAUER system consisting of 6.8mm hybrid ammunition, a lightweight machine gun, rifle, and included suppressors. SIG SAUER will provide single-source manufacturing for ammunition, weapons, and suppressors allowing for less risk and increased capability for the U.S. Army. “The U.S. Army...
  • Las Vegas man, 18, drops 113 pounds so he can enlist in Army

    08/29/2019 3:14:46 AM PDT · by gattaca · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 28, 2019 | Melissa Leon
    A young man in Las Vegas has lost more than 100 pounds since the beginning of the year, intent on gaining entry into the Army. Luis Enrique Pinto Jr., 18, lost 113 pounds over a seven-month period in order to meet the branch's weight requirement, dropping from 317 pounds to 204. "That's a human -- he lost the equivalent of a human in seven months," said his recruiter, Staff Sgt. Philip Long.
  • U.S. Army showcases new electronic warfare technology

    08/24/2019 5:21:50 PM PDT · by ASA Vet · 25 replies
    Electronic warfare, known as the battle in the electromagnetic spectrum, relies on data and signals to survey, fight and defend and the complex mission executed by the Army’s electronic warfare Soldiers – which includes detecting and responding to enemy jamming attempts and other electronic interference – is intensifying. Currently, the Army is developing an Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool, or EWPMT, to manage and control electronic warfare assets in support of unified land operations. According to Army News Service, through the EWPMT, the Army can now visually synergize its EW attack, targeting, and surveillance capabilities to enable the maneuverability...
  • Teen honors father killed in Afghanistan with special graduation photos

    08/20/2019 2:55:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2019 | Louis Casiano
    A Nebraska teen who was just a kid when her father died from an IED explosion in Afghanistan more than a decade ago found a way to honor him in her high school graduation pictures. Aurora High School senior Julia Yllescas sent her pictures to a photographer on Saturday to create an "angel picture" of her and her father, Army Capt. Robert Yllescas. The photos showed Yllescas with a faint shadow version of her father. One showed them sitting down on a bench. In another, Yllescas held a folded American flag while standing next to him in uniform. Julia Yllescas...
  • Meet the M1299, the new Army howitzer with twice the range of the Paladin

    07/25/2019 3:14:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 137 replies ^ | July 24, 2019 | Jared Keller
    U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground conducts developmental testing of multiple facets of the Extended Range Cannon Artillery project, from artillery shells to the longer cannon tube and larger firing chamber the improved howitzer will need to accommodate them on November 18, 2018 (U.S. Army photo)The future of Army long-range precision officially has a name. The Army confirmed on Monday that it plan on designating the Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) program's brand new 155mm self-propelled howitzer as the M1299, Army Recognition reports. Developed in response to increasing concerns of near-peer adversaries like Russia and China, the ERCA gun nailed targets...
  • Fort Stewart soldier detained after video of parking lot altercation shared on Facebook

    07/20/2019 3:26:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    wsav ^ | July 17, 2019 | Bozarjian
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A Fort Stewart soldier is in military police custody after an explosive outburst that took place in a local mall parking lot. In the video, the man can be seen yelling profanity and even twisting the arm of the woman he was with. The man, who military police say is a member of the 3rd Infantry Division (ID), was dressed in full uniform. At one point in the video, he even uses profanity to criticize the country. Officials at the 3rd ID said the incident, which has been viewed over 300,000 times on social media, is...
  • Army court rules Trump did not unlawfully prejudice Bowe Bergdahl trial

    07/17/2019 5:42:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2019 | Zack Budryk
    An Army appeals court ruled Tuesday that tweets from President Trump attacking U.S. Army soldier Bowe Berghdahl did not unlawfully influence his trial for desertion, according to CNN. Bergdahl’s attorneys had argued that tweets and public statements from Trump describing their client as “a no-good traitor who should have been executed” unduly influenced the case, and that Bergdahl was entitled to have a court reconsider the case or grant clemency as a result. A three-judge Army Court of Criminal Appeals panel rejected the argument 2-1, according to the network. "Although there was some evidence of unlawful command influence adduced at...