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SGT Atting Eminue murdered while helping the homeless

From Atlanta, Georgia comes the sad story of 3-time Afghanistan veteran and Nigerian immigrant active duty Sergeant Atting Eminue who was murdered in downtown Atlanta while he was helping to give shoes to homeless people there; Atlanta Police say Eminue was walking with a friend to his car early Sunday morning and was shot near […]

VA OIG: Thousands of veterans died awaiting healthcare

The Veterans’ Affairs Office of the Inspector General released a report yesterday which charges that 307,000 veterans died awaiting treatment over the last several years, according to CNN. The report adds that an internal VA investigation in 2010 found staffers had hidden veterans’ applications in their desks so they could process them at a later […]

Because those fat retirement checks just aren’t enough sometimes

The Army Times reports that the Army has created new award for “to recognize “the demonstrated superior accomplishments and leadership that contributed to the efficiency, efficacy and overall improvement in the operations of the Army or its elements””. It’s just for the wienies at the Pentagon – you know those guys for whom the fat […]

Meet CSM Homero Garza

Someone sent us a link to the Killeen Daily Herald about this fellow, Homero Garza who lives in the vicinity of Fort Hood, Texas. His story did sound too good to be true at first. He claims that he was in the Korean War and then went on to Vietnam. That he had two Silver […]

Secretive F-14s Covered Commandos in Iraq in 2003

Early in the morning on March 19, 2003, U.S. Special Operations Forces infiltrated western Iraq to neutralize strategic radar and command installations. It was one of the first attacks of the American-led invasion — and it played out under the watchful gaze of a secretive detachment of aging but still...

The Thai Army Thought I Was a Terrorist

The Thai government rarely opposes researchers studying the conflict in the country’s violent south. My friends Don Pathan, a freelance journalist, and Duncan McCargo, a professor at the University of Leeds, reported no problems traveling there despite the raging insurgency that has claimed thousands of casualties. Michael K. Jerryston, author...

Tokyo’s First Major Military Export Will Be a Seaplane

In April 2014 the Japanese government finally lifted its postwar ban on the export of defense products. Tokyo approved its first arms export this summer — the supply of PAC-2 missile parts to the U.S., which will then sell the completed Patriot missiles to Qatar. It’s only a matter of...

Thursday morning feel good stories

We start out in Phoenix, Arizona this morning where a homeowner called police to tell them that he was holding “a stranger” in his home at gunpoint. Sometime after the phone call, the “stranger” attempted to harm the homeowner who ventilated the “stranger” and he was taken to the hospital with some non-life-threatening injuries. In […]

Fly and Listen: The AN/AQS-22 ALFS Sonar System

MH-60R & ALFS,Bermuda(click to view full) The AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low-Frequency Sonar (ALFS) will equip the US Nay’s new MH-60R multi-mission helicopters, serving as their primary anti-submarine sensor. The new FLASH sonar operates using lower frequencies and higher-power waveforms than existing dipping sonars, improving long-range detection. Show More Summary

MDA Shrugs and Lowers Goal to 39 BMD Ships | New Russian Hardware Seen Over Syria | Canadians Cut Steel on New Arctic Patrol Ships

Americas The Missile Defense Agency is lessening its ambitions for the number of ships that will be equipped with ballistic missile defense to 39 from 48. Between the Navy buying fewer, more expensive ships and opting not to staff ships in drydock with BMD-qualified crews, the number 39 seemed more realistic, if further away from […]

Five Chinese naval ships spotted in Bering Sea: Pentagon

Washington: The Pentagon on Wednesday confirmed the presence of five Chinese naval vessels in the Bering Sea between Russia and Alaska, which US President Barack Obama is currently visiting. It was believed to be the first time Chinese military ships have been spotted in the area and is another sign of China’s global presence expanding

Pakistan air strikes kill 31 militants in tribal areas: military

Pakistan’s military on Wednesday said it had killed at least 31 militants in air strikes in northwest Pakistan, near the Afghan border. It said in a brief statement that militant hideouts were targeted in the Kyber and Shawal tribal districts, with 14 “terrorists” killed in Khyber and 17 killed in Shawal. The death toll could

China celebrates 70 years since victory over Japan

BEIJING: China kicked off a huge military ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Japan’s defeat in World War II on Thursday (Sep 3), as major Western leaders stayed away. President Xi Jinping oversaw the event, riding in a black car past thousands of troops and hundreds of tanks and missiles ahead of a parade through

NHL Stars Helped Vladimir Putin Beat a Kids’ Hockey Team

Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin is a propaganda master with a long history of bizarre photo-ops. The resulting media coverage has helped create a cult of personality around the former Soviet spy. Putin is a judo champion, avid outdoorsman and the subject of music videos. Now he also crushes children at hockey....

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