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  • Just a thought in my older age no one talks about

    10/14/2022 10:03:24 AM PDT · by knarf · 147 replies
    swlf ^ | October 4, 2022 | knarf
  • CRASH OF A DOUGLAS C-124 GLOBEMASTER II NEAR BRIDGEPORT, Texas: 15 KILLED

    09/22/2022 12:09:56 PM PDT · by robowombat · 26 replies
    Main navigation Home Accident archives Accident pictures Statistics Spotting CRASH OF A DOUGLAS C-124 GLOBEMASTER II NEAR BRIDGEPORT: 15 KILLED Date & Time: Mar 27, 1958 at 1615 LT Type of aircraft: Douglas C-124 Globemaster II Operator: Registration: 52-0981 Flight Phase: Flight Flight Type: Military Survivors: No Site: Plain, Valley Schedule: Kelly - Tinker MSN: 43890 YOM: 1952 Location: Bridgeport-Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Texas Country: United States of America Region: North America Crew on board: 10 Crew fatalities: 10 Pax on board: 5 Pax fatalities: 5 Other fatalities: 0 Total fatalities: 15 Circumstances: En route from Kelly AFB to Tinker...
  • New group will search for U.S. military plane that disappeared over the Yukon in 1950

    09/22/2022 11:47:33 AM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    CBC ^ | Mar 31, 2022 6:00 AM CT
    New group will search for U.S. military plane that disappeared over the Yukon in 1950 Group will use drones to access dangerous places CBC News · Posted: Mar 31, 2022 6:00 AM CT | Last Updated: March 31 The Douglas C-54 Skymaster. On Jan. 26, 1950, the military transport plane left Anchorage, Alaska, with 44 passengers on board. It disappeared after signaling to a small outpost in Snag, Yukon, and has still never been found. (AirHistory.net Photo Archive) 4 comments The search is back on for a U.S. military plane that disappeared in the Yukon decades ago. A recently formed...
  • 1956 B-47 disappearance

    09/22/2022 11:25:14 AM PDT · by robowombat · 28 replies
    1956 B-47 disappearance 1956 B-47 disappearance 10 March 1956 Summary Missing, status unknown Site Mediterranean Sea Aircraft type Boeing B-47E Stratojet Operator United States Air Force Registration 52-534 Flight origin MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, United States Destination Ben Guerir Air Base, Morocco Passengers 0 Crew 3 Fatalities Unknown Injuries Unknown Survivors Unknown The 1956 B-47 disappearance occurred on 10 March 1956 over the Mediterranean Sea. Contents 1 Flight 2 Aftermath 3 See also 4 References Flight A Boeing B-47 Stratojet, call-sign Inkspot 59, (306th Bombardment Wing/369th Bomb Squadron) took off from MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, in the United...
  • The Unstoppables Cometh

    09/08/2022 2:47:08 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 13 replies
    Sub stack.com ^ | 9/8/2022 | Elvohnan
    (Short. Sweet. On point)
  • Film: Benediction - a relative of Siegfried Sassoon comments

    06/23/2022 3:56:41 AM PDT · by robowombat
    ICN ^ | June 22 2022 | Sr Jessica Gatty
    Film: Benediction - a relative of Siegfried Sassoon comments Sr Jessica GattyJun 22nd, 2022 A relative of Siegfried Sassoon comments on a new film about him. Sr Jessica Gatty, an Assumption Sister, was his niece. He was married to Hester, her father's sister. He was also Sr Jessica's godfather. The film `Benediction' , portraying the life of Siegfried Sassoon, is admirable in many ways. There is, however, one deep flaw which needs to be exposed; this is that failure and bitterness were not the end of his story, quite the opposite. It is a serious misrepresentation of the truth which...
  • 40 Years Later: Rambo (First Blood) is Still the Quintessential Film about PTSD

    05/14/2022 11:13:14 PM PDT · by pboyington · 58 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 14, 2022 | Ray Starmann
    This year marks the 40th anniversary of Rambo (First Blood) one of the greatest action adventure movies of all time, but more than that, the quintessential film about PTSD and its traumatic effects on combat veterans. The film stars Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, Brian Dennehy as Sheriff Will Teasle and Richard Crenna as Colonel Sam Trautman. It was directed by Ted Kotcheff and the screenplay was written by Michael Kozoll & William Sackheim and Sylvester Stallone. With the Ghosts of Vietnam haunting America in 1982, the film opens with John Rambo walking down a lonely road in the Pacific...
  • Groundbreaking Held in Texas For Medal of Honor Museum

    03/26/2022 4:52:49 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    AP via Military .Com ^ | 25 Mar 2022 | Associated Press
    ARLINGTON, Texas — Ground was broken Friday for a new museum in Texas to honor those who have been awarded the nation's highest military honor. The National Medal of Honor Museum will be built in Arlington, just west of Dallas. The museum will tell the stories of the recipients of the medal, which is awarded by Congress for risking life in combat beyond the call of duty.
  • Battlefield reports from Ukraine

    03/14/2022 11:16:45 AM PDT · by Orlando · 37 replies
    youtube ^ | 3-14-22 | orlando
    Fellow veterans and active service you got to check this out !
  • What Would You Do With Your Own Submarine?

    02/06/2022 5:44:32 PM PST · by Uber-Eng · 112 replies
    (None) ^ | 2/6/2022 | Uber-Eng
    Just a quick discussion. I've done a lot of scuba diving in the Great Lakes (mostly Huron, some in Superior). Most don't realized it's rich underwater history of many shipwrecks, many very well preserved due to the cold fresh water instead of salt. Before cars and roadways were abundant, people traveled by ship quite often. However there were quite a few large storms in the early 1900's that sent a number of ships to watery graves, some well past the 130' limit most advanced recreational divers would try for. Anyone know where there's a good sub manufacturer that could explore...
  • Russian S-70 Okhotnik drone drops 500-kilo bomb for the first time

    The Russian Ministry of Defense has released a video of the S-70 Okhotnik combat drone testing its weapon. The state-of-the-art UAV dropped a bomb to destroy the target. The video shows the Okhotnik UAV dropping a 500-kilo bomb from the inner compartment. The bomb successfully struck the ground target. In October, the chief designer of the Okhotnik drone, Sergei Bibikov, said that the control system of the UAV was outfitted with artificial intelligence. This enables the S-70 drone to work autonomously in conditions of communication failure with the operator. In July, The National Interest compared the S-70 Okhotnik drone with...
  • A GLIMMER OF LIGHT FOR VETERAN DEPRESSION

    12/16/2021 4:54:27 AM PST · by hamburger hill · 29 replies
    Mitchell County ^ | December 15, 2021 | ANDREA HILLMAN
    “I’ve seen ‘impossible’ happen so many times, it’s just common to me,” Robert Bailey, Jr. said as he showed me his most prized work: The Freedom Lantern. Robert’s dream is to see the U.S. government gift one of these meticulously crafted pieces to every U.S. veteran. The piece is meant to serve as a “thank you” for their service from a grateful nation and as a physical reminder that “someone cares.” “You know, that’s why we work with these veterans. We really like veterans, and I got to watching this veteran suicide business. It’s disturbing. I’ve been there, and I’ve...
  • Scientology wouldn’t pull its ‘Chase Wave’ scam on military veterans, would it?

    12/03/2021 4:50:58 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 34 replies
    The Underground Bunker ^ | 3 December 2021 | Tony Ortega
    ...After he saw our story on the “Chase Wave,” he wanted us to know that something very similar happened to him.... If you remember, we posted a document sent in by a new source who said it was a step-by-step instruction sheet that Scientology’s “registrars” were given, explaining to them how to lie to Chase credit card operators in order to open up new credit card accounts for cash-poor Scientology members, and then max out those cards with Scientology charges in order to saddle members with huge debts. The “Chase Wave” involved opening up a series of different Chase cards...
  • My vet's T shirt .... VANITY

    11/11/2021 8:07:35 AM PST · by knarf · 12 replies
    self ^ | November 11, 2021 | knarf
  • Servicemen Can Refuse

    10/04/2021 5:14:52 AM PDT · by knarf · 21 replies
    e-mail ^ | unk / October 4, 2021 | A physician familiar with DOD
    BOTTOM LINE: The current mandate by the DOD is not enforceable under the law with the currently available vaccinations. Under EUA authority, until the actual FDA approved COMIRNATY has been manufactured, and that version verified by the FDA for release and is then available for distribution and use, and also accessible to the servicemember, a service member is authorized to refuse any non-FDA approved COVID vaccination. This is a black and white issue. Which is also why no enforcement operating procedures have been released.
  • 15 Marines Recuperating at Walter Reed! Who Are They? Here's How We Can Help!

    09/08/2021 2:03:15 PM PDT · by Norski · 9 replies
    America: The Blog ^ | September 6, 2021 | Lenora Thompson
    " 15 Marines Recuperating at Walter Reed! Who Are They? Here's How We Can Help! 9/6/2021 Picture Silly me! I was so focused onthe tragedy of the Brave 13 we lost in Kabul on August 26th that I never thought to ask, "Yes, but how many of our brave servicemen and women were injured? How are they? Where are they? Who are they?". As of September 2nd, "11 are in stable condition, 1 is in critical condition and 3 are in serious condition." They have undergone multiple surgeries. Lost limbs. Suffered paralysis. But worst of all, they're also grieving for...
  • Afghanistan Veterans/Vietnam Veterans Comments Forum

    08/19/2021 9:29:58 PM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    Aug. 19. 2021 | Vanity
    After almost 20 years, America under the incompetent leadership of pResident Biden has humiliated our great country by his incredible bungling pull-out move of our military in Afghanistan and the death and mayhem that ensued.Is this move similar to our pull-out in Vietnam?Why or why not?Thank you to our Afghanistan Veterans, you are very much appreciated!
  • HR 914 - 117th Congress

    08/16/2021 5:16:45 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 3 replies
    Govtrack ^ | August 16, 2021 | Self
    To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish dental care in the same manner as any other medical service, and for other purposes. Why didn't any Republicans co-sponsor this bill? Can someone who is a policy wonk explain this to me?
  • A Veteran died today

    08/10/2021 4:03:22 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 16 replies
    email from friend | 8/10/2021 | unknown
    He was getting old and paunchy And his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, Telling stories of the past., Of a war that he once fought in And the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; They were heroes, every one. And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors His tales became a joke, All his buddies listened quietly For they knew where of he spoke. But we'll hear his tales no longer, For ol' Joe has passed away, And the world's a little poorer For a Veteran died today. He won't be mourned...
  • For all the Boomer Grunts

    07/25/2021 1:37:59 PM PDT · by redcatcherb412 · 28 replies
    Flashback music of Vietnam, the bullwark of the ground pounding grunt in the day.