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Military/Veterans (General/Chat)

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  • Army-Navy game will be played at West Point for first time since World War II

    10/23/2020 10:35:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 23, 2020 | Heather Dinich
    West Point will host the 121st Army-Navy game on Dec. 12 instead of it being played in Philadelphia as planned, because attendance limits in the state of Pennsylvania during the coronavirus pandemic would prevent the Brigade of Midshipmen and Corps of Cadets to attend the game, the service academies announced on Friday. It will be the first time since World War II -- when Annapolis hosted the 1942 game and West Point the 1943 game -- that the rivalry has been played at a home site. The two schools also rotated hosting the first four games from 1890 to 1893.

    10/23/2020 6:01:46 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 37 replies
    American Partisan ^ | 31 Jun, 2020 | NC Scout
    So we’re finding ourselves once more with a whole lotta new gun owners. And that evil black rifle-the AR-15- won’t stay on the shelves long enough to pick up any dust. While having one and knowing how to use one are two very different things, knowing how to use one and actually knowing how to set up a purpose-built weapon is another animal entirely. Here’s the bottom line up front: what are you planning on doing? A so-called home defense weapon is worlds apart from what I’m discussing here. ‘Home defense’ implies that I’m back on my heels, in my...
  • Vanity: Sebastian Gorka said that Trump ought to revoke Biden's national security clearance

    10/22/2020 7:11:45 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 10 replies
    Oct. 22, 2020 | rickmichaels
    Excuse the vanity post, but I thought this was very interesting. Sebastian Gorka said on the Sirius Patriot channel this morning that Biden is so compromised by foreign influence that Trump, using his authority as POTUS, should publicly revoke Joe's national security clearance at the debate tonight.
  • Ocasio-Cortez, Omar Join Event With Activist Who Said ‘America Deserved 9/11’

    10/21/2020 8:08:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | 10/21/20 | Mairead McArdle
    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday helped host an online event aimed at encouraging young people to vote that was organized by an activist who said last year that “America deserved 9/11.” The New York Democrat congresswoman, 31, spoke at the beginning of the virtual event, which was streamed on Twitch, and announced an “amazing lineup” of gamers to play “Among Us,” a newly popular video game. Hasan Piker, a vlogger who last year came under fire for saying “America deserved 9/11,” organized the event, which featured popular Twitch streamers along with Ocasio-Cortez and fellow congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who herself has...
  • What Would a Realistic Space Battle Look Like?

    10/21/2020 7:43:37 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 55 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 10/21/2020 | Evan Gough
    Science fiction space movies can do a poor job of educating people about space. In the movies, hot-shot pilots direct their dueling space ships through space as if they’re flying through an atmosphere. They bank and turn and perform loops and rolls, maybe throw in a quick Immelman, as if they’re subject to Earth’s gravity. Is that realistic?No.In reality, a space battle is likely to look much different. With an increasing presence in space, and the potential for future conflict, is it time to think about what an actual space battle would look like? The non-profit Aerospace Corporation thinks...
  • Drafting Guys Over 70

    10/21/2020 2:55:24 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 24 replies
    amnesia international ^ | 10/21/2020 | not listed
    I am over 80 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to track down terrorists. You can't be older than 42 to join the military. They've got the whole thing ass-backwards. Instead of sending 18-yearolds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn't be able to join a military unit until you're at least 55. For starters, researchers say 18-year-olds think about sex every 10 seconds. Old guys only think about sex a couple of times a month, leaving us more than 280,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy. Young guys haven't...
  • The Dark Heart of the 20th Century Reflected in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

    10/20/2020 5:54:33 AM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 3 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 10-17-20 | Robert Musser
    Tucked away in the southern Transcaucasian highlands, which is the very headwaters of the Middle East, is a small country by the name of Armenia which parallels the history of Israel in many surprising, striking ways. Armenians have inhabited this area of the world for thousands of years. They even claim Noah’s heritage as the famed Mt. Ararat dominates the skyline of Armenia’s capital, Yerevan ....
  • Joe Buck, Troy Aikman Caught On Hot Mic — Mocking NFL Military Flyover…

    10/20/2020 5:17:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/19/20
    As if we need another excuse not to watch the NFL.  Listen to how they policalized the NFL. I am not surpresed by Joe Buck, but I am surprised by Troy Aikman.    
  • Joe Buck And Troy Aikman Caught On Hot Mic Mocking NFL Military Pregame Flyover

    10/20/2020 5:02:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies ^ | 10/19/2020 | by Jorge Alonso 14 hours ago
    FOX broadcasters Joe Buck and Troy Aikman don’t appear to be big fans of military pregame flyovers at NFL games. In a video obtained by Defector media, Buck and Aikman, who apparently didn’t know they were being recorded, could be heard on a hot mic before the start of Sunday’s Packers-Bucs game mocking the pregame flyover as a waste of money by the government. TROY AIKMAN: That’s a lot of jet fuel just to do a little flyover. JOE BUCK: That’s your hard-earned money and your tax dollars at work! AIKMAN: That stuff ain’t happening with [a] Kamala-Biden ticket. I’ll...
  • This old abandoned Detroit high school had a shooting range inside

    10/19/2020 7:25:05 PM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 30 replies
    Exploring Detroit's Largest Abandoned High School
  • USAA Announces 3-Year, $50 Million Commitment to Advance Racial Equality

    10/18/2020 1:20:48 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 86 replies ^ | 10/13/20 | USAA community manager
    USAA has committed $50 million to nonprofit organizations over the next three years to help improve racial equality and positively address the employment, educational and economic disparities that exist within communities of color and low-income military communities. The goal of our targeted contributions is to help close gaps across education and job training, employment and income disparity.
  • USS Stout returns home covered in rust after a record-breaking 215 days at sea because coronavirus prevented her from docking

    10/18/2020 4:46:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2020 | Maxine Shen
    The USS Stout and its crew lived up to its name after spending a record-breaking 215 consecutive days at sea after the coronavirus pandemic made it unsafe to pull into ports around the world. The destroyer left Virginia's Naval Station Norfolk in mid-January and finally ended its grueling nine-month deployment when it returned home on October 11, the US Navy said. Along the way, the USS Stout traveled more than 60,000 nautical miles, completing multiple strait and choke point transits as it crossed the Atlantic Ocean while operating in the US 2nd, 5th and 6th fleets carrying out various missions...
  • World War II hero who drove tank through gate of Dachau concentration camp dies at 95

    10/17/2020 4:37:21 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 76 replies ^ | October 16, 2020 | Greg Garrison
    World War II hero Jim Feezel from Alabama, who drove a tank through the front gate of Dachau in Nazi Germany to liberate prisoners at the infamous concentration camp, has died. James Martin Feezel died on Thursday, Oct. 15, according to Roselawn Funeral Home in Decatur. He was 95. In a video interview project by Gary Cosby Jr. with The Decatur Daily in 2015, on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Feezel recalled the moment his commanding officer told him to break through the gate at Dachau on April 29, 1945. “We were facing the front gate at Dachau...
  • A Marines Letter To The NFL

    10/17/2020 10:56:10 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 25 replies
    I see you… I see you, professional football player, as you kneel down during the playing of the National Anthem… I see you, with your arm raised in protest… I see you thinking you are doing something to unite people over social and racial injustice. I see you… But, more than that here is what I really see… I see a man pushing the wheels of his wheelchair as he returns home from a foreign land unable to function as he once did, due to fighting to protect you as you kneel on the ground. I see a young widow,...
  • Phantom Fortress: The Crewless Landing of a B-17

    10/16/2020 11:35:27 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    War History Online ^ | 1/29/19 | Christopher Hoitash
    On November 23, 1944, a Royal Air Force antiaircraft unit stationed outside Cortonburg, Belgium observed a B-17 Flying Fortress flying towards them. The massive U.S. Army Air Forces bomber approached at high speed with its landing gears down. With no landing scheduled, the base personnel presumed it was an emergency landing situation and reacted accordingly. The Flying Fortress proceeded to execute that emergency landing by plowing into a nearby field. Having just barely avoided crashing into the unit’s guns, the aircraft’s landing was so fast and uncontrolled that the propellers snapped off and both wings slapped into the earth during...
  • Quotes About the Military-Industrial Complex

    10/14/2020 11:06:07 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 7 replies ^ | 10/15/2020 | Brian Miller
    “All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.” – George Orwell “I'm afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security.” – Jim Garrison “Putting aside all the fancy words and academic doubletalk, the basic reason for having a military is to do two jobs – to kill people and to destroy.” – General Thomas S. Power
  • Navy SEAL Responds To Trump: I Killed The Real Bin Laden, Not A Body Double, Sir (in response to a tweet that alleges Biden and Obama had Seal Team 6 killed)

    10/14/2020 7:42:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/14/2020 | AllahPundit
    In the year of our lord 2020, the headline above doesn’t even qualify as the strangest one I’ve written this week.There are two good arguments for Biden declining to hold any further debates with Trump. There’s the obvious one, that it’s foolish to give your opponent a chance to get back in the race when you’re up big. That’s a time to play it safe and run out the clock, not go into gladiator mode. But the other is less appreciated. As we get closer to Election Day and Trump becomes more desperate for a gamechanger, he’s liable to...
  • [vanity] Gunsmith question re soft primer strike/ no fire on vintage Marlin 336 RC

    10/14/2020 1:10:18 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 75 replies
    Wisdom of the Ages re gun quirks ^ | 10/14/2020 | Blueflag
    I am looking for advice on getting an older Marlin 336 to strike the primer hard/deep enough to fire the round. ie fix a soft primer strike. I have refinished a Marlin 336 RC, built 1964 per serial number, that I bought used at a gun show. I bought it knowing that it would not fire a round when the trigger was pulled and the firing pin would only dent (soft primer strike) the primer in the cartridge. I paid just over $100 for the firearm with the Nikon scope (worth more than $100) with the intent of refinishing the...
  • This Little Baby Boat May Be the Smallest Ship in the Navy

    10/13/2020 12:33:19 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies ^ | Aug 25, 2020 | By Kyle Mizokami
    At just 19 feet long, it's used to deploy underwater fences. D'awww. ========================================================================== A little baby boat is making waves on Reddit. It may be the smallest ship in the U.S. Navy. The "Boomin Beaver" is a security tug that can tow small ships and deploy underwater fences. One of these boats fetched $100,000 in an auction, which sure seems like a lot for a boat this small. An adorable little tugboat as long as a Ford F-150 is making the rounds on social media, prompting many to call it the “smallest ship in the U.S. Navy.” At just 19...
  • Navy Vet Joe Collins Attacks Maxine Waters’ Mansion in Campaign Ad

    10/13/2020 9:46:55 AM PDT · by LilFarmer · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct 13, 2020 | Mairead McArdle
    U.S. Navy veteran Joe Collins, a Republican who is running to unseat Democrat Maxine Waters, has released a new campaign ad attacking the California congresswoman for living in a multimillion-dollar mansion outside of her district, which is one of the state’s poorest.