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  • 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 · 4 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 · 31 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 · 103 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...

    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 · 12 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.
  • Biden Turning Back on Kidnapped U.S. Navy Veteran

    06/21/2021 3:16:35 PM PDT · by Norski · 14 replies
    The Floridian ^ | June 21, 2021 | Javier Manjarres
    President Joe Biden’s call for the expedited withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan is moving at a fever pitch, and it appears as if the president will be leaving kidnapped U.S. Navy veteran Mark Frerichs behind with his captors, the Taliban. According to U.S. Army Green Beret and U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R), who served several tours in Afghanistan, the U.S. has “given away all leverage in terms of getting him back” with the hasty pull out of troops, saying that “very troops that could go rescue him, if we find him, are now leaving.” Waltz adds that Frerichs...
  • 2 Iranian fighter jet pilots killed in ‘collision with hangar roof’ as ejector seat malfunctions – reports

    06/01/2021 10:40:48 AM PDT · by redcatcherb412 · 79 replies
    Fars News / AFP ^ | June 1 2021 | Ebrahim Norouzi
    Iranian state-affiliated media has reported the death of two fighter pilots at Dezful Air Base, with claims a “technical defect” caused their ejector seats to engage, firing the pilots into the hangar roof.
  • Free One Year Subscription to Fox Nation for Active Duty Military and Veterans

    05/25/2021 5:51:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    May 25, 2021 | Vanity
    Just saw an offer for a free one year Fox Nation subscription for active military and vets while watching Tucker.You do need a credit card but no charge until your one year renewal date, unless you cancel earlier. (Read the fine print, I did.)Sign-up if you want, it's free.
  • Army Recruitment Ads: China vs Russia vs USA

    05/19/2021 10:02:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 6 replies
    Censored News Now ^ | May 13, 2021 | Pissed Off Vanity
    China, Russia and American Army Recruitment AdsHere's the short version:China: I am Disciplined!Russia: I am ready for War!USA: I have 2 moms
  • TET Redux

    05/05/2021 1:34:39 PM PDT · by redcatcherb412 · 20 replies
    wiki | multiple wiki
    In 1968, May was the month that recorded the highest number of U.S. casualties. The losses were just a few hundred less than the U.S. would see in Afghanistan's 20 years. Multiple wiki excerpts On 5 May, communist units initiated PHASE II of the Tet Offensive of 1968 (also known as the May Offensive, "Little Tet", and "Mini-Tet") . The May Offensive was considered much bloodier than the initial phase of the Tet Offensive. US casualties across South Vietnam were 2,169 killed for the entire month of May making May 1968 the deadliest month of the entire Vietnam War for...