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Trump’s Budget Calls for 2.1% Military Pay Raise

Military Times reports Trump’s first Defense Budget includes a 2.1% Military pay hike for 2018, a bit less than the inflation rate, but still better than SCoaMF’s paltry 1.6%. They figure this will equate to around $50 a month for Enlisted, and $115 monthly for Officers with 6 years or more time in service. If […]

Spc. Caleb Michael Collins; Soldiers Medal for rescue attempt

Chief Tango sends us a link to the story of Army Specialist Caleb Michael Collins, who was killed while he was trying to rescue a friend; In July 2015, Spc. Caleb Michael Collins, 22; Spc. Shyhein Andrews, 21; both from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and a friend visited the Halona Beach Cove on the shore of […]

“Leap Frog” parachutist dies

Devtun sends a link to the story of an as-yet-unnamed Navy parachutist on their “Leap Frog” parachute demonstration team who was killed at Fleet Week celebrations yesterday; The Coast Guard and Jersey City Fire Department Marine Unit retrieved the SEAL, who was taken to Jersey Medical Center and later pronounced dead. The parachutist could be […]

Just Seems Apropos

... for today. If you’re having a rough day because of the holiday, maybe you’ll want to skip viewing this. Leave it to a Canadian national treasure to “get it right”. IMO, anyway.

Senate report on Wounded Warrior Project

AW1Ed sends us a link to the story of Senator Chuck Grassley’s report on the Wounded Warrior Project. You might remember that they fired their Chief Executive Officer, Steven Nardizzi last year; The charity had said it spent 80 cents of each donor dollar on programs for veterans, but Grassley says that included donated media, […]

MAX stabbing

This guy, Jeremy Joseph Christian, murdered two men and injured another who were trying to intervene when he was becoming belligerent with two women wearing hijabs on the Portland MAX commuter train. One of his victims was Rick Vest a recently retired Sergeant First Class. Christian is well-known to Portland authorities. In April, he showed […]

Memorial Day

Some of this is republished from last year; The other day, my friend, Matt Burden, wrote on Facebook that this weekend should absolutely include barbeques and picnics because that’s how our fallen warriors would want us to spend a weekend remembering them – that we can push all of the worries in the world to […]

Monday morning feel good stories

From Kingman, Arizona; Deputies were dispatched to the home after a call from the homeowner, saying someone had entered his residence, robbed him and was causing a disturbance. The man used a Taser [on] the homeowner several times. The homeowner shot the suspect, who died at the scene. From Cary, North Carolina; Cary spokeswoman Carrie […]

What keeps James Mattis awake at night?

Jim Dickerson at CBS News asked the Secretary of Defense what keeps him awake at night; Speaking to the US Military Academy graduating class, in reference to the war against terror, he said “We Americans are not made of cotton candy...

Memorial Day

I In honor of the men and women of our Armed Forces who served and sacrificed for our great nation, a poetry tribute from the Bunker Poetry page: Russ “Poetrooper” Vaughn Poetry That Ragged Old Flag The ‘Eathen  Dog Faced Soldier In Flanders Fields  The Ballad of the Green Beret Fiddlers’ Green – GarryOwen Charge […]

Gregg Allman Passes

69 years young. Rest in peace, Bluesman.  

Why Is There No Mini Kim Cheese?

Not to spoil your morning coffee break or anything but NDtBF a/k/a Fatty Kim da T’ird has gone and tested another missile, just to impress us that he means bidness. Per the article, with the most recent test launch by Mr. No-Dongatall, the G7 have agreed to increase sanctions against the real-world version of Duloc.  […]

William Manchester’s stolen valor

A number of people have been sending links to The Spectator‘s article exposing historian and author William Manchester’s embellishment of his career in the Marine Corps, especially his participation in the battle for Okinawa. It’s a very long article and compares his own published writings to the letters he sent his mother during the battle […]

Fake News? Yep.

This just seemed apropos, given the article Jonn just published. Poll: Majority of Americans Think Mainstream Media Publishes ‘Fake News’ The results were from the most recent Harvard-Harris poll. It’s not just Republicans who think the media “pulls things out of it’s (ear)” these days, either. A majority of both political independents and Democrats also […]

Third Carrier to North Korea

The US is sending a third carrier strike force to the Western Pacific, in what is seen as an unusual show of force. USS Nimitz will join two other super-carriers, USS Carl Vinson and USS Ronald Reagan, already in the area. While the Navy hasn’t explicitly stated Nimitz is intended for operations around the Korean peninsula, […]

Washington Post tackles David Clarke’s Stolen Valor

I guess the question about Sheriff David Clarke’s uniform and the Slate article which ignited the discussion was too good for the Washington Post to ignore. Despite the fact that the Left’s own fact checkers at Snopes admitted that it was a tempest in a teapot. The Post determined that it was worth their time […]

Sponsors and Police groups boycott Puerto Rican Day Parade

Mick sends us a link from Fox News which reports that some police groups and parade sponsors are flocking away from the Puerto Rico Day parade because of the plan to honor terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera; Defenders of Lopez Rivera argue he was never directly implicated in any attack. Mayor Bill de Blasio is scheduled […]

Warthog survives

Chief Tango sends us an Associated Press link that announces that the A-10 Thunderbolt, lovingly called the Warthog, will be around for longer than we thought it would a year or two ago; In the 2018 Pentagon budget plan sent to Congress this week, the Air Force proposed to keep all 283 A-10s flying for […]

Sunday morning feel good stories

From Portland, Oregon; The shirtless suspect, later identified as 19-year-old Noel Stivensson, by all accounts kicked in the door of an apartment, and was acting “out of it” according to its resident, who asked not to be identified. The resident said the trespasser “appeared to be high” and, out of concern for his own safety, […]

Army Specialist Etienne Murphy passes

According to the Army Times, the Department of Defense reported that Army Specialist Etienne Murphy, of B Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Rangers was killed in a vehicle rollover yesterday in Syria; Murphy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and enlisted in the Army from his hometown of Snellville, Georgia, in June 2013, according to USASOC. After […]

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