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  • Why are Milblogs falling silent today?

    12/16/2009 4:25:15 PM PST · by Starman417 · 19 replies · 582+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-16-09 | Wordsmith
    "During the invasion of Iraq, Grisham took down a squad of Iraqis when his counterintelligence detachment got pinned down in an ambush. He earned the Bronze Star with "V" after rushing through the gunfire by himself with just a 9mm pistol and a hand grenade." -Mudville Gazette (read all of it) I'm sorry to say that this will not be the post I want to write, but the one that I allude to. What do I mean by this? Well, I've been remiss in following the plight of CJ, of A Soldier's Perspective, due to my own personal activities...
  • Testing 1...2...3...(2008 MilBlog Conference)

    07/30/2008 10:09:07 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 2 replies · 123+ views
    Good to know that Greyhawk hasn't cut me off yet. Been a while since I've been on here.... Droping by to put out a reminder about the 2008 MilBlog Conference. Panel Number One Panel Number Two Panel Number Three Panel Number Four (just announced) Someone asked me yesterday how we could possibly top last year's conference. For starters, we have Greyhawk and Mrs. G as panelists this year. A really good start, wouldn't you say? Hope to see you in Vegas!
  • Prine vs. Burden for the Military Information Championship of the World

    03/08/2008 6:08:13 AM PST · by MizSterious · 3 replies · 196+ views
    Civilian Irregular Information Defense Group ^ | March 7, 2008 | cannoneerno4
    Prine vs. Burden for the Military Information Championship of the World In this corner,Matt Burden,blogging as BlackFive .In this corner, Carl Prine,commenting asAction Hero Sock Puppet. Action Hero Sock Puppet has been a troll at Blackfive going on two and a half years, tolerated because he served and in my humble opinion is thus afforded courtesy he would not otherwise receive.  one of the Trib’s investigative reporters, was embedded with the 1st Marine Division. Prine, 36, joined the Trib’s special-projects team in July 2000. His reporting on local heroin abuse has won state and local journalism awards. His 2002 special report on security...
  • US Army Watching Blogs (new unit watching for Operational Security violations on soldier websites)

    10/18/2006 8:09:54 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 11 replies · 826+ views
    Blackfive ^ | Wendnesday October 18th, 2006 | Matt Currier Burden
    US Army Watching BlogsPosted By Blackfive Note: One reason that I wanted "The Blog of War" published was to preserve several excellent military blogger entries from blogs that were either shut down by the military or the author decided to shut down in order to avoid trouble with the military (The Questing Cat, Armor Geddon, Training For Eternity, This Is Your War, A Day in Iraq, etc.).  This topic is a difficult one for me to navigate.  I hope this post effectively describes what I think about monitoring milblogs. I just spoke to an *ackk!!!* AP reporter who talked with...
  • “I Support the Troops but not the War” Slogan Summed Up

    08/29/2005 1:13:18 PM PDT · by Wrangler22 · 6 replies · 252+ views
    Conservative Thoughts ^ | August 29, 2004 | John Kuethe
    Anyone who listens to talk radio hears liberal callers constantly say that they "support the troops but not the war". I regularly read military blogs. The "milblogs" are the vices of troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan in this 21st century war. After visiting several military blogs I have come to the conclusion that the troops don't buy this load of baloney. The feelings on this "slogan" have gotten very serious in light of the protest led by Code Pink outside Walter Reed hospital, where many of our soldiers are recovering from their wounds. Matthew has a post...
  • BlackFive and Military Bloggers

    08/18/2005 8:54:06 AM PDT · by Wrangler22 · 122+ views
    Conservative Thoughts ^ | August 18, 2004 | John Kuethe
    Milblogs are a great place to see what our professional soliers views are and read their stories. Show your support by visiting their blogs and tell them that you believe in them. BlackFive (http://www.blackfive.net/) is a military blogger and a good place to get updates on the troops that the MSM won't give you. There you can also link to other military bloggers and comment on the topics they post. It is very refreshing to read the real opinions of today's professional soldiers as opposed to the negative spin the MSM puts on the war every day. While Cindy Sheehan...
  • See The World (A Soldier's Perspective)

    07/04/2005 10:09:55 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 338+ views
    A Soldier's Perspective blog ^ | July 1st, 2005 | CJ
    You know, a lot of people join the military to see the world, only to get disillusioned and get out because it didn’t happen. Since joining the military, I’ve been to Mexico, Canada, Panama, Ecuador, Ireland, Germany, Kuwait, and Iraq (not necessarily in exotic order). With that said, even if a soldier never leaves the country, I’m willing to bet they’ve seen things and been places they hadn’t been and seen before. Now, listen to the story of the boy from Texas (although, I’m a military brat myself and had already seen the world as a teen): For instance, I...
  • War is an Ugly Thing, But Not the Ugliest of Things

    04/30/2005 9:41:47 AM PDT · by Axhandle · 10 replies · 7,505+ views
    Airborne Hog Society ^ | 30 April 2005 | AHS MilBlogger
    John Stuart Mill was a utilitarian philosopher in the 19th century.  While his most significant contributions to humanity were in the fields of philosophy and economics, his most well-known quote is one cited, correctly and incorrectly, by many in the military and many who have an interest in military affairs.  I have seen so many different versions of that quote that I decided to do some research into the correct quote, a few months ago, before we deployed to Iraq.  I found it on my computer today.  Here is the actual quote and the source:“But war, in a good cause,...