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Navy Parachutist Dies in Hudson During Fleet Week Demonstration

A tragic parachute malfunction resulted in the death a member of the Navy's elite SEAL parachute team.

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 […]

Russia Offers Karakurt Corvettes with Italian 76-mm Gun Mount to India

10 hours agoIndustries / Military : Mil.Today

The Almaz Central Maritime Design Bureau offers an export version of the Project 22800E corvette equipped with Italian-made 76-mm gun mount OTO Melara, diesel engines MTU and radioelectronic weapons Thales, reports Mil.Today referring to the design bureau.

IMDS-2017: Russia to Show Torpedoes for Kilo-Class Subs Importers

10 hours agoIndustries / Military : Mil.Today

The Gidropribor concern will present at least two versatile torpedoes at the upcoming International Maritime Defense Show 2017: the electric telecontrolled TE-2 and the deep-water homing UGST, reported press-service of JSC Tactical Missiles Corporation, the concern?s parent company. These torpedoes can be exported to Indian, Vietnamese and Algerian navies.

Memorial Day 2017

Monday, May 329th is Memorial Day in the USA. DID honors those who have given all of their tomorrows in American military service, and will not be publishing. Readers are reminded that in America, the National Moment of Remembrance takes place at 3:00 pm. A survey commissioned by The National WWII Museum in Washington had […]

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 Attack Plane Finds New Life in Trump Administration

Three years ago, the Pentagon proposed scrapping the fleet for what it estimated would be $3.5 billion in savings over five years.

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 […]

About That Age Thing….

I got this essay in the mail from someone a while back. I don’t know who the author is, but I think it’s very much to the point. I am over 60 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 […]

Mark B. Chartrand; phony wounded hero arrested

The St Louis Dispatch tells the story of Mark B. Chartrand, of St Louis who makes Kyle Barwan look like a piker; While on a trip to California while using another name, Chartrand showed his Purple Heart to his Airbnb hosts, and in consideration of that, they allowed him to stay even though his bill […]

Riley Williams; phony Afghanistan veteran

Someone sent us their work on this Riley Williams fellow. He claims to have served in the Army infantry “during the war in Afghanistan” in this article from the Webster University Journal; Williams spent his life in the U.S. Army as an infantryman when the U.S. was at war with Afghanistan. Those in the infantry […]

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