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  • Army-Navy uniforms: Navy pays tribute to Heisman winners; Army honors 1st Cavalry Division

    12/10/2019 6:48:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 5, 2019 | Jacob Bogage
    For this year’s Army-Navy game, the Midshipmen have a new — err, old — look, and the Black Knights will honor a contingent of soldiers that attacked from the air. No. 24 Navy will wear uniforms inspired by the teams of the 1960s and a pair of Heisman trophy winners: halfback Joe Bellino and quarterback Roger Staubach. The Mids will wear blue tops with gold shoulder stripes and gold numbers, along with plain gold breeches. The tops feature the American Athletic Conference logo patch, the college football 150th anniversary patch and a patch signifying each Naval unit.
  • “Chow Thief” – Rangers Wanted Alexander Vindman Removed from Ranger School

    11/20/2019 12:38:45 PM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies ^ | By Mike Cernovich
    Alexander Vindman was a “chow thief,” and “lazy,” a classmate of his at Ranger School told me. The Ranger (Scroll and Tab with multiple deployments) went on, “We tried peering him out in Mountains.” Mountains refers to the Mountain Phase of Ranger School. Chow thieves steal MREs from other Rangers and are notorious in Ranger School, where students are subjected to near-starvation conditions. It’s not uncommon for students to lose up to 40 pounds, and most students lose 20 pounds. During Ranger School, the people who don’t use team work and screw others over are often voted out of Ranger...
  • Vindman trashed by military officers for ‘rank checking’… ‘Douchebag Move’

    11/20/2019 12:26:25 PM PST · by Red Badger · 73 replies ^ | November 20, 2019 10:35 am | Kane
    Alexander Vindman says he got abrasive with Jim Jordan for not referring to him with his full military title because of what people were saying about him on Twitter — Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 19, 2019 ‘Chow Thief’ Vindman says he rank-checked Nunes because people were being mean to him on Twitter… During his testimony at the House Intelligence Committee, Vindman ranked checked a member of Congress. “Rank checking” is when an officer demands you call them by their military title, and it’s seen as uncouth when dealing with civilians. Special Forces veteran Tim Kennedy found this Vindman’s checking...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Former U.S. Army Range Director Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme

    11/13/2019 1:56:06 PM PST · by ransomnote · 12 replies ^ | 11/13/19 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Former U.S. Army Range Director Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme A former senior U.S. Army civilian employee pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy to accept over $100,000 in bribes while serving as the director of the range at Hawaii’s Schofield Barracks and to a related firearms offense. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Kenji M. Price for the District of Hawaii, Special Agent in Charge Ray Park of the Pacific Field Office for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command...
  • The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    11/11/2019 10:01:40 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 55 replies
    Self | November 11, 2019 | Self
    The Army deployed 65 infantry divisions for the Second World War. Each was a small town with its own equivalents for community services within eight categories of combat arms. Units such as artillery, engineering, and heavy weapons engaged the enemy directly. Yet of all categories, the foot soldier faced the greatest hazard with the least chance of reward. These civilians become warriors confronted the most dismal fate of all whose duty was uninterrupted by missions completed or a fixed deployment time. The infantryman was enveloped within a most deranged, barbaric, and brittle existence against a resolute enemy where victory often...
  • Fort Hood shooting survivor questions handling of case 10 years after massacre

    11/05/2019 3:14:14 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/5/2019 | David Montanaro
    Hasan has remained on death row for seven years and counting. Manning said he hopes "justice gets served" but realizes Hasan may never be executed. ... When it came to Hasan, Manning said, there was a double standard. Hasan wrote emails to radical American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki seeking advice on reconciling his Muslim faith with serving in the Army. This fact was known to the FBI. “You could lose your security clearance in the Army for having bad credit and be kicked out of the Army. But you can't lose your security clearance for talking to a member of Al...
  • New Long-Range, Guided 84mm Munition for Carl-Gustaf Headed for DoD Tests in Spring

    11/02/2019 10:40:59 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 16 replies ^ | 9/31/2019 | Matthew Cox
    Back in 2017, the Army approved a requirement for more than 1,100 M3E1 Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon Systems, the latest version of the potent weapon special operations forces have been using since the early 1990s. Army light infantry units first began using the older M3 version in Afghanistan in 2011 when the AT4 proved ineffective. "When we did the third and final demo, and it was spectacular ... we used a moving target at a range of about 1,800 meters, and we shot it from within a confined space as well and it was a perfect hit," said Höglund, adding...
  • Illinois County Fair Queen relieved of duties [after enlistment and quick ship]

    11/02/2019 7:54:50 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF) says other events played in to the decision to release County Fair Queen Alexi Bladel of her duties, not her decision to enlist in the U.S. Army Reserve. Bladel, who is from Rockford and served as Miss Winnebago County in 2018, was crowned the 60th Miss Illinois County Fair Queen in January 2019. Now, the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF) has relieved her of her duties. State Rep. Joe Sosnowski released a statement Friday afternoon, criticizing the IAAF for doing so after Bladel’s decision to join the U.S....
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence to Service Members and Veterans at U.S. Army Fort Hood

    10/29/2019 2:18:56 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | 10/29/19 | Whitehouse
    Remarks by Vice President Pence to Service Members and Veterans at U.S. Army Fort Hood | Fort Hood, TX U.S. Army Fort Hood Fort Hood, Texas 10:27 A.M. CDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, hello, Fort Hood! AUDIENCE: Hooah! (Applause.) THE VICE PRESIDENT: It is great to be back in Texas and it’s great to be at the Great Place. (Applause.) And thank you all. And especially to all of those troopers behind me: At ease. Congressman Carter, Congressman Williams, Deputy Secretary of the VA Jim Byrne, General Ken Kamper, General Jeff Broadwater, Command Sergeant Major Adam Nash, but especially to...
  • Trump to award Medal of Honor to active duty Green Beret for heroism on Afghan mountainside

    10/29/2019 2:10:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 29, 2019 | Elizabeth McLaughlin
    President Donald Trump will award the nation's highest military honor to an active duty Green Beret on Wednesday for his heroic actions while serving in Afghanistan's Shok Valley in 2008, according to the White House. Army Master Sgt. Matthew Williams, of Boerne, Texas, was critical in ensuring the evacuation of his wounded teammates from a mountain as the unit took fire from insurgents. “Sergeant Williams’ actions helped save the lives of four critically wounded soldiers and prevented the lead element of the assault force from being overrun by the enemy,” the Oct. 10 White House statement said.
  • The Army’s 1,000-Mile Long Range Cannon Is Coming Together

    10/22/2019 3:27:43 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 10/16/19 | Kyle Mizokami
    The U.S. Army is pushing ahead with plans to field a cannon with an astounding 1,000-mile+ range. The cannon, along with hypersonic weapons, will allow the service to attack long range, strategic-level targets far beyond the reach of existing Army systems. According to Defense News, the Army’s program manager for long range fires, Col. John Rafferty, the service expects the gun to have a range of 1,000 nautical miles—or 1,150 statute miles. The technology behind the cannon is described as “cutting edge" that's so advanced that the service is not sure if the gun would be affordable. The Army is...
  • The Army Is Looking for a Few Good Art Experts[New Reserve Group]

    10/21/2019 8:39:28 PM PDT · by Theoria · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 Oct 2019 | Ralph Blumenthal and Tom Mashberg
    A new reserve group, inspired by the Monuments Men of the World War II era, will aim to protect antiquities and important cultural sites in war zones. It’s no secret that the war-ravaged nations where American soldiers have been enmeshed in conflict for nearly two decades are home to many of civilization’s oldest and most prized antiquities and cultural treasures. But in the heat of battle in Afghanistan or Iraq, how are troops to know whether they are taking their positions behind mounds of insignificant rubble or inside the precious remains of a 3,000-year-old temple complex? The Pentagon’s answer, announced...
  • David Bellavia will serve the country, but not in Congress

    10/20/2019 3:14:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    WBEN ^ | 10/20/19 | Tim Wenger
    “My country needs me. My army has given me an opportunity to serve" After a great deal of contemplation, soul-searching and consultation with area political leaders, David Bellavia will sit out running for Congress in NY27. Bellavia has long been considered to be the frontrunner if he were to run and has been the subject of intense speculation by the candidates who are already declared and some who are contemplating a run for the seat vacated recently by Chris Collins. The decision, now that it is known, will likely again unleash another political tidal wave as both declared and undeclared...
  • Trump to award Medal of Honor to Green Beret for heroics in 2008 Afghanistan fight

    10/10/2019 9:05:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | October 10, 2019 | Corey Dickstein
    Army Master Sgt. Matthew O. Williams will receive the Medal of Honor this month for his lifesaving actions in the frozen mountains of eastern Afghanistan’s Nuristan province during a 2008 mission to kill or capture a high-value target, the White House announced Thursday. President Donald Trump will award the nation’s highest military honor to the Green Beret in a White House ceremony Oct. 30, the administration said in a statement. The award will be an upgrade of the Silver Star that Williams initially received for his role in the fight that would become known as the Battle of Shok Valley....
  • If Trump’s Rage Brings ‘Civil War,’ Where Will the Military Stand?

    10/06/2019 6:33:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 126 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 6, 2019 | Patricia Ravalgi
    The moment may come when soldiers have to choose between the Constitution and Donald Trump. No doubt most will embrace the Constitution. But some will see that as a tough call. Earlier this week Donald Trump, commander in chief of the U.S. armed forces, tweeted that his impeachment “will cause a Civil War” from which the country might never recover. Picking up on remarks made by an evangelical pastor on Fox News, Trump did not just say his removal would lead to a huge electoral defeat for the Democrats, or even mass demonstrations. He said “civil war”. Americans taking up...
  • 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...
  • '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...